The Lobster | Santa Monica Restaurant | Seafood Restaurant
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The Lobster

Neighborhood: Pier/Ocean Ave
1602 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401

The Lobster is one of very few Santa Monica restaurants that’s been around for almost a century, and for good reason! The ideal location on Ocean Avenue means this restaurant that sits high atop a hill has beautiful panoramic views of the famous Santa Monica Pier and beach. These features make it perfect for any event from a rehearsal dinner to a large work luncheon.

Choose from Maine or California spiny lobster specialties, or from the host of other meals made from locally sourced produce and fresh seasonal ingredients. The menu at this Santa Monica restaurant has been thoughtfully created by celebrity Chef Govind Armstrong.

The Lobster Santa Monica serves lunch, dinner, dessert and a wonderful happy hour that can include a free unforgettable sunset if your timing is right! For a memorable dining experience with classic California ambiance, this Santa Monica restaurant is a must-try.

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  • Family-Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Group Dining/Private Banquet Space
  • Hours Open - Monday: 11:30am-10pm
  • Hours Open - Tuesday: 11:30am-10pm
  • Hours Open - Wednesday: 11:30am-10pm
  • Hours Open - Thursday: 11:30am-10pm
  • Hours Open - Friday: 11:30am-11pm
  • Hours Open - Saturday: 11:30am-11pm
  • Hours Open - Sunday: 11am-10pm
  • Parking Cost: 10.00
  • Parking Available: Paid
  • WiFi Available: Free
  • Maximum Private Capacity: 52 patio for buyout, 150 seated, 225 cocktail flow
  • Restaurant Capacity (Seated): 150

Yelp Rating

  • The Lobster made me realize why I never liked lobster before: because I've never had quality, FRESH lobster until I came here. First of all, Chris, our... Full Review

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

  • We always eat in the bar where the staff is incredible. The view from our table, outstanding. The food? Well, let's just say we ate there 3 times on our last visit. YUM!!!!! Full Review

  • We did not eat here, as we found it after we ate, but the inside is absolutely beautiful and the giant windows give you a view of the water and mountains and the perfect sunset view, we would come... Full Review

  • We were there for lunch this afternoon and had to wait outside for 15 minutes because the table wasn't free yet. When we arrived upstairs, the restaurant was almost empty. The restaurant is not... Full Review