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The Lobster

1602 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3212
+1 310-458-9294
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“crab cakes” (74 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1602 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3212
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

So amazing. Gorgeous scenery of the pier and ocean. Great staff. And very luxurious! Had an amazing night

Thank sarahjanayy
Reviewed 1 week ago

yuck! maine lobster overdone big time. skip it so bad. the salad was ok but not much else always busy (but it's Maine lobster... so what's the big deal this is california.

Thank tomuchtravel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a family vacation to Los Angeles and made reservations at a few seafood restaurants before we left. This was our first stop! I'm the only non-seafood lover in my family of four. I ordered the filet mignon and couldn't have been happier. The...More

Thank erdo2000
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was excellent! Everything was super fresh and tasty. Our waiter Michael was outstanding . The only negative feedback I could give is that the bus boys cleaned up way too fast not letting you take your time. Being this place is so busy...More

Thank Mtbellini
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been coming to eat here for almost 20 years and don't live in California! They don't disappoint us a single time!! Enjoy!!!

Thank mdealvare
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dinner was great for family. I wished we could've be seated at a window table as requested, however they were reserved prior to my reservation. Lobster, yellowfin tuna, and crab cake is what we all ate and had no complaints. Great service and a fun...More

Thank Payhay
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great meal, very very busy restaurant almost on the pier. Cosmopolitans are very good, but I had 4 and should of stopped at 2 or 3!!! They are strong.

Thank AT1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very nice restaurant that serves amazing lobster. However it is an expensive restaurant but it is definitely worth it.

Thank AntoNic7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a late lunch at The Lobster. It was our first time at this restaurant. We sat near the large windows overlooking the Santa Monica Pier & the beautiful Santa Monica Bay. Everyone at this place was friendly and very attentive to our needs....More

Thank VegasPinay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

parking lot situation was a mess.. they ONLY do valet said they would park here In lot as we see the dude drive our car off the lot.. wouldn't let us sit by window, over priced .food was ok . staff was friendly enough but...More

1  Thank Tami C
Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a
balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a
thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers,
roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the
famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles
weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa
Monica pier spins high above the water, while park
revelers scream with delight riding the roller
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23 May 2016|
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Response from Shuuz | Reviewed this property |
They have valet parking. The Lobster validates for parking for a significant discount.
stacey m
13 April 2016|
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Response from SunshineGirlDB | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do! Go to their website & it is there under menus.
13 September 2015|
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Response from roselovesfood | Reviewed this property |
I just visited last week. Went for a nice sunset dinner with three other people and out service was amazing. The waiter who helped us was glistening from the sunset heat (having to wear long sleeved collared shirt) so I... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 40
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1602 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3212
    (Colorado Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-458-9294
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