Seeking a decadent dinner? Look no further than the king of the crustaceans, Lobster. Friday (June 15) is National Lobster Day – check out these great spots around the country serving up some of our favorite lobster dishes in preparations that range from the traditional to the totally out of this world.
The Veranda at The Chanler- Newport, Rhode Island
Enjoy breathtaking ocean views from Newport’s coastline on The Chanler’s outdoor patio restaurant, The Veranda, the only hotel with direct access to the city’s famous Cliff Walk. Dine on the signature Lobster BLT. Prepared with whole chick lobster, cherry smoked bacon, fresh avocado, vine-ripened tomatoes, radish sprouts and topped with a mouthwatering crème fraiche, The Veranda’s Lobster BLT at the Chanler is a lobster dish to be reckoned with. Care for dinner instead? Try the hotel’s Spiced Pear restaurant, where the Butter Poached Lobster entrée is a decadent treat.
For a lighter and equally delicious lobster-fix, La Valencia’s famous Lobster Roll with lettuce and tomato is the sandwich to try at the hotel’s charming Mediterranean Room. Dressed in a tasty tarragon sauce and served with house-made chips, the Lobster Roll is the perfect dish to enjoying a lovely evening overlooking the beautiful La Jolla Cove.
The Lobster Roll – Amagansett & Northside, Long Island
The Lobster Roll
Known affectionately as “Lunch” because of its gigantic sign of the same name, this roadside restaurant is one of the area’s best for lobster rolls. Made with 100 percent pure cold-water lobster meat, this packed sandwich draws crowds each and every day during the summer months. If you’d prefer, the restaurant also serves steamed lobsters and lobster salad, as well as a variety of other seafood options.
L’Auberge del Mar – San Diego, California
Lobster Potato Skins
Smoked bacon, black truffles, and cheese fondue make these traditional game time treats a decadent delight at this San Diego luxury hotel and restaurant. Order these as an appetizer or go “claws and all” and have it for a splurge-worthy dinner or lunch.
The Fairmont Battery Wharf – Boston, Massachusetts
Butter Poached Lobster Flatbread
For those who love lobster so much that simply eating it isn’t enough, Fairmont Battery Wharf offers the opportunity to experience the only Lobster boat tour in Boston. Guests head out on a private excursion aboard an authentic lobster boat to learn how to bait, drop, and haul in lobster traps. In between how-to sessions, fledgling first mates can enjoy the sights and sounds of the bustling Boston Harbor and learn more about its great history. After a day at sea, guests return to the hotel’s restaurant, Aragosta, where guests can dine on a butter poached lobster flat bread with basil leaves and pecorino or have the Chef prepare lobster to their liking.
For the ultimate summer BBQ, the Paresa Resort in Phuket, Thailand, offers a private dining experience where a personal chef will work with the guests to create an incredible menu made up of local Phuket delights including fresh local Phuket lobster. The lobster is barbequed to perfection by the chef on the Villa BBQ and served with a fresh Thai green peppercorn, garlic and a tasty cilantro sauce – perfectly Thai and with just the right amount of spice!
Holsteins- Las Vegas, Nevada
Lobster Mac n’ Cheese and the Maine Lobster Roll
Combining two traditional American favorites, Holsteins in Las Vegas offers a delectable Lobster Mac n’ Cheese served in a creamy taleggio-mascarpone sauce served with juicy Maine lobster topped with a flavorful black truffle sauce. Also try the crowd favorite, Maine Lobster Roll, prepared with fresh cooked lobster, tossed in a tasty chive aioli and served in a mini hot dog bun with coleslaw.
Wit & Wisdom Tavern in the Four Seasons Baltimore – Baltimore, Maryland
Lobster Corn Dogs
Chef Michael Mina’s first tavern concept, Wit & Wisdom Tavern in the new Four Seasons Baltimore offers sustainable seafood specialties in a casual yet upscale environment. We couldn’t get enough of the signature lobster corn dogs (served with a spicy dipping sauce) during a recent visit.
For an appetizer not to be missed, Jonathan Cartwright’s Lobster Bisque from Muse at the Vanderbilt Grace is a savory started for any lobster lovers. Served with crispy lobster wontons and a creamy cognac crème fraiche this bisque is a delicious kick-start to a delicious dinner. For an entree try the rich Butter Poached Lobster prepared with spring vegetable ragout and finished in a cognac coral sauce.
Blue Ribbon Sushi at 6 Columbus – New York, New York
Spicy Lobster Roll
Prefer your lobster raw? Try the spicy lobster roll at top-notch sushi joint Blue Ribbon. The restaurant offers two NYC locations, one in SoHo and the other in the chic Thompson hotel 6 Columbus, located just off Central Park in Columbus Circle.
Every Friday night Veranda hosts a traditional lobster boil: Boiled Maine Lobster, baked russet potato, sautéed broccoli and local carrots. The lobster is boiled in salted water with “sachet depices” herbs, peppercorns, garlic, shallots. In addition to the lobster boil guest enjoy a trio of tasty pies: Apple Streusel, Lemon Meringue and Blueberry.
For a mouthwatering pasta and lobster dish, Roppongi’s asian-infusion Lobster Ravioli prepared with Maine lobster, confit tomatoes, organic chive, mascarpone, yuzu-vanilla butter sauce by Chef Stephen Window is a must-have at the swank La Jolla Restaurant.
With incredible ocean views and a savory menu, Flavor Del Mar delivers with their famous Lobster-Prosciutto “Bouillabaisse” with sweet shrimp, squid fennel, spinach served with grilled sourdough. Enjoy the beauty Del Mar Coastline while dining on one of their savory dishes.
For a delicious spin on a traditional lobster dish, Grand Chef Relais and Chateaux Jonathan Cartwright’s signature dish, Steamed Maine Lobster nestled on a bed of homemade fettuccine with carrots, ginger and snow peas in a savory cognac-coral butter sauce is a customer and critic favorite at this Forbes five-star restaurant.