There’s something about summer that brings lobster to mind. Visions and memories of the Eastern seaboard with fresh air, blue skies and the sparkling sea. Cool sand between your toes, sitting close enough to the ocean to feel a light mist, taking in the scenery as you bite into sweet lobster. Okay… so you’re here in the San Fernando Valley, but that doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in lobster. Here’s some local restaurants to give you a lobster fix — until you make it east — or to Malibu, at least.
This surf and turf restaurant serves lobster every which way — in soup, ravioli, linguini and risotto, whole lobster or a twin lobster tail with sides, lobster thermidor…you name it. Enjoy the 2 lb steamed lobster with baked potato and sautéed vegetables or get it stuffed with crab and shrimp. There’s a 1 pound lobster special at lunch for $19.95 and a 2 pound champagne lobster special for dinner with all the trimmings at $59.95. 16358 Ventura Blvd. Encino
Take a step away from steak and order lobster at this sophisticated steakhouse—or add it to your meal by adding lobster bisque and either a 10 to 12 ounce or 16 to 20 ounce lobster tail. 16101 Ventura Blvd., Encino
This cozy French Bistro in the Sherman Oaks/Studio City neighborhood offers a special dinner on Monday and Tuesday nights featuring a 1 ½ lb Maine Lobster and choice of baby mixed green salad or soup du jour on Monday and Tuesday nights for $24.95. Le Petit Restaurant 13360 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks. Check out the story on My Daily Find.
If you’re need of a quick fix, find your way to the Lobsta Truck for a lobster roll. Check out the story on My Daily Find.
King’s Fish House restaurants are celebrating Maine lobster season with a Lobster Festival. During Lobster Festival. Indulge in Lobster Bisque, Lobster Deviled Eggs, New England Lobster Roll, Steak and Lobster Oscar, and whole live lobsters in 8-10 sizes and two preparations (steamed and clam baked). A 1.25 pound lobster meal with side dishes will start at $25.85. Lobster Festival will continue through July 5 at all twelve King’s Fish House locations. www.kingsfishhouse.com 4798 Commons Way, Calabasas
Every Tuesday starting at 4 p.m is Lobster Fest — Lobster Bisque ($6.95), Lobster & Scallop Linguine ($17.95), Surf & Turf with 7 oz Filet Mignon and 1/2 grilled lobster with yukon mashed potatoes and grilled corn on the cob ($27.95) and 1 1/2 lb live main lobster (steamed and grilled), red potatoes, grilled corn on the cob ($25.95). 818 locations: Sherman Oaks, Calabasas, Westlake.
This classic steakhouse offers a variety of lobster dishes including a Maine Lobster Cocktail and a Lobster Bisque for appetizers along with Whole Baked Maine Lobster and Lobster Tail, Western Australian as entrees. These menu items are available at Morton’s Burbank and Woodland Hills.
Hawaii meets the Valley in Woodland Hills — The Surf and Turf includes Petite Filet with Lump Crab Oscar and a Maine Lobster Tail with Poblano Mashed Potato & Asparagus ($39.95). Butter Poached Half Lobster Tail, Seared Scallops, Stuffed Shrimp, Macademia Nut Pesto Risotto ($35.95). Start off your lobster fusion fest with a Lobster California Roll. 6363 Topanga Canyon Blvd. Woodland Hills (818) 888-4801
This legendary steak house serves two fresh lobster specialties. Choose from a Fresh whole Maine lobster, ranging from 2.5 to 5 pounds ($25 a lb) or Cold Water 8 oz. Lobster Tail with blackening spice and topped with lemon and drizzled butter. Keep with the theme and start off with a Lobster Bisque. 6100 Topanga Canyon Boulevard Woodland Hills (818) 227-9505
This valley mainstay always has lobster bisque on the menu. On special weekends they offer a variety of lobster dinners at a great price. Get on the email list to find out when. Check out the story on My Daily Find.
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