The best part of The Lobster in Santa Monica is the view, the appetizers and a lovely Sancerre wine. We were lucky to have a window table and we had a gorgeous view of the ocean and the pier.
Another view of the room
Warm Sourdough bread with a Chimichurri sauce – grapeseed oil, olive oil, red pepper, lemon juice, parsley
Coromandel oysters – New Zealand, Hama Hama Oysters – Washington State, Hood Canal Oysters – Washington State
Crispy Lemon Calamari, Garlic Anchovy Aioli – these were a good version of calamari, not overly breaded and not at all greasy.
Tempura Tiger Prawns, Hot Chinese mustard, sweet chili sauce and ponzu – again whoever is working the fryer station has got it right – light, no grease and the saucing was delicious.
Lobster Roll, Hot Dog Bun, Tomatoes, Onions, Tarragon Mayo, Potato Chips
Close-up of the non existent lobster in this roll – it should have been called a tomato and mayo roll
The incredible lobster roll from Neptune’s Oyster in Boston with great lobster on a proper hot dog bun
Copper River salmon, Forbidden black rice risotto, grilled asparagus, tomato ginger compote and curry aioli – I can’t comment on this dish as I didn’t taste it.
I absolutely could not eat my lobster roll and sent it back. To the restaurant’s credit, I wasn’t charged for it. I decided to just have another order of oysters.
Would I go again – probably not.