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“Sunset & food - spectacular experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Lobster

The Lobster
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Ranked #6 of 676 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$40
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Brunch, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
Cross street: Colorado Ave.
South Pasadena, California
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94 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Sunset & food - spectacular experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2013 via mobile

We got there at 5 pm before the crowds & ate in the bar watching the sunset. Great food, great service & great specialty drinks...

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Perfect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2013

We found this place by wondering around, but before deciding to stay, checked it out on TripAdvisor. It said #5 out of several hundred restaurants in the area. We decided to stay. We had to wait at the bar for a table (it was Friday night and we did not have reservations) but the wait could not have been better. The bartender was friendly, informative and excellent. Our table was worth the wait. The food, OUTSTANDING! We started with Caviar, then moved to the house specialty shrimp appetizer. We then both had the spiny lobster. The heard it was our anniversary, so they surprised us with a wonderful desert. It is not cheap, but worth every penny!

  • Visited October 2013
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Very good”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013 via mobile

We were recommended this place by our hotel and made a reservation with 45 min notice. We had crab cake which was good followed by white fish with risotto and pistachio. It was one of the best fish meals we ever had. The service ess also good although they forgot one of our side dishes
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Delicious Fare, High Prices”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2013

If you're looking for the perfect place to enjoy a great seafood dinner while watching the sunset in Santa Monica, look no further than The Lobster. It's ideal. But be prepared to shell-out (no pun intended) some serious clams (pun intended) for that great dinner. I had scallops cooked with pork fat...simply heaven. And the chowder was also great.

Would I return? Yes, but only if I haven't blown all my money shopping at the nearby attractions. Would I recommend this place? Absolutely.

  • Visited October 2013
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Houston, Texas
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Must Try!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2013

Aside from the perfect location at Santa Monica Pier, the service was excellent and the food was awesome! Definitely try the crab cakes and the crispy calamari & prawns. Our table had the shellfish & black linguine, the grouper, and the mahi mahi, and everyone was raving how their's was better than everyone else's. Mine was the shellfish pasta, and I have to say, that it was superb! Get a window seat so you can see the pier...it really makes for a great atmosphere.

Visited August 2013
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