Santa Monica, CA
It seems like the Lobster has always been there, but in actuality, it has been just over twelve years in its current form. The original Lobster Shack was opened in 1923 at the corner of Ocean Avenue and Santa Monica Pier. It has become the favorite place to go for many in the Santa Monica and Los Angeles area for a special meal. Visitors from around the world marvel at the atmosphere and are amazed at the culinary level of this one of a kind seafood restaurant. With Santa Monica Pier as its back drop, the Lobster is both classic and fun at the same time.
Service and quality have always been an absolute must with the management and staff. From the time of check in with a professional staff at the front door until the completion of your meal you will feel cared for by the entire staff.
Chef Collin Crannell can be found at the Santa Monica Farmers Market both days sourcing fresh California produce and products to bring to the plate. This new direction has to lead to a sophisticated and award-winning menu both at lunch and dinner. The Manila Clam Chowder with applewood smoked bacon and Weiser Farms mixed heirloom potatoes is a great example of how Chef Crannell takes an old favorite to a new level. Of course, there is always lobster but Chef Crannell has made sure that there are plenty of other places to enjoy.
Certified Sommelier Francesco Ferrario has turned the wine list at the Lobster into one of the best in Santa Monica. Real attention to pairing the wines with the menu has resulted in a varied selection of wonderful choices for the guest. The wine program also allows guests to have quality choices by the glass with their meals.
The Lobster is the restaurant of choice for those who want to experience the best seafood and service available with an ocean view.
The Lobster has been a client since 2002.
1602 Ocean Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
About the Author
Jean Hagan, Principal
Jean has owned, operated, and consulted in the restaurant industry for more than 30 years. During that time, she worked with a well-known national chain; owned a food and beverage company that operated multiple restaurants, bars, and event spaces in the Squaw Valley area; and became the president, CEO, CFO, and shareholder of one of the highest-grossing restaurants in California. Today, Jean is Principal and leads the Restaurant Operations Consulting practice at KROST. » Full Bio