MICHELIN Guide 2019

The Lobster

  • 1602 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, 90401
  • 50 - 75 USD • Seafood
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MICHELIN Guide 2019

The Lobster

  • 1602 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica
  • 50 - 75 USD • Seafood
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

True to its name, this lovely perch overlooking the Santa Monica pier has earned its reputation for great American seafood, thanks to its focus on Maine lobsters and much more. Don’t let its beachy location lure you into thinking that this is a tourist trap. Tightly spaced tables don’t leave much room for privacy and the service seems focused on efficiency, but those expansive views and steaming seafood more than compensate. Lobsters arrive at the height of temptation-find them beautifully steamed until the meat is so incredibly tender, rendering that side of melted butter all but superfluous. Hearty seared crab cakes have a crisp exterior and are generously filled with meat, served alongside peppery arugula, fennel salad and remoulade.

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  • The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal
  • ó Quite comfortable

Facilities & Services

  • a Wheelchair accessible
  • r Outdoor dining
  • Ä New establishment in the guide
  • E Establishment totally or partly reserved for non-smokers
  • K Valet parking


+1 310-458-9294
Opening hours
Lunch & dinner daily

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