If you’ve never met a lobster you didn’t like (especially if it comes with a ramekin full of drawn butter and a bib), here’s your summer game plan: 45+ preparations – from the simple to the sublime – to satisfy your every crustacean-y craving. Area chefs feature the beloved local delicacy in all its glory – steamed and stir-fried, rolled into sushi or atop plates of hand-crafted pasta, if you prefer. Have a look at all the different ways you can enjoy lobster before summer’s out.
A & B's specialty might be burgers, but they sure can make a mean lobster roll. Their local lobster rolls come served with basil aioli on a brioche bun with cabbage slaw and house cooked kettle chips on the side. This tasty sandwich is around all summer long and you still won't be able to get enough of it.
40 Edwin Land Boulevard Cambridge, MA 02142 617-806-4122
The ArtBar's lobster roll is back for the season and it aims to please all types of fans with its deliciousness and its versatility. Their take on the iconic dish can come chilled with lemon aioli or chipotle mayo with grilled corn or on a brioche roll - just take your pick and enjoy.
Along with their classic Maine lobster roll, the seafood pros at B&G Oyster Bar have added a delicious baked stuffed lobster (complete with Ritz cracker, celery and butter) to the menu for the summer. This dish will disappear when fall rolls around so get your hands on it while you can.
You don't have to know how to pronounce Gnocchi á La Parisienne to know that it's going to be delicious. Give it a whirl at Bar Boulud, where they add ramps and mozzarella into their lobster gnocchi for a finished dish that'll have you heading back to the Back Bay over and over before summer's out.
Bar Mezzana chef-owner Colin Lynch will transport you from Italy to Maine with each bite of his lobster paccheri. Served with green onions, tomatoes and lobster, this is the quintessential pasta dish of the summer — and it's available right in the South End.
118 Beacon Street Somerville, MA 02143 617-576-7700
Get down to Somerville this summer and try Bergamot's Ultimate Authentic Lobster Melt. Served on a buttery Texas toast and with a side salad, this is a cheesy & delicious summertime special that you do not want to miss — book early so you get one before they sell out.
Cinquecento's lobster diavola is served with delicious hand made spaghetti and is the perfect excuse to indulge in some lobster this summer. The lobster diavola also comes with spicy arrabbiata and basil. Come down to Harrison avenue and find out for yourself why people can't get enough of Cinquecento's pasta.
Davio's Boston is rolling out the perfect summertime indulgence. Served on a toasted and buttered split top bun and with a side of fries, their New England-style lobster roll epitomizes the flavors of the season.
Davio’s – Braintree
250 Granite Street Braintree, MA 02184 781-843-4810
Davio's Surf & Turf tastes just as delicious and grandiose as it looks. Featuring a shelled lobster claw and Davio's signature steak as well as their to-die-for mashed potatoes and asparagus, this dish will keep you happy and satisfied for days to come.
Davio’s – Chestnut Hill
55 Boylston Street Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 617-738-4810
Located at The Street in Chestnut Hill, Davio's Boylston Street (aka Route 9) outpost features an indulgent risotto complete with Maine lobster, asparagus, fresh herbs and a delicious lobster cream. This warm weather treat is the perfect comfort food - light yet satisfying - to enjoy this summer.
Davio’s – Foxborough
236 Patriot Place Foxborough, MA 02035 508-339-4810
Located in Patriot Place, Davio's Foxborough prepares their New England style lobster rolls with lobster straight from Maine. You can enjoy this classic fan favorite in the dining room or out on patio as you take in the summer sun.