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.
il Casale Lexington
1727 Massachusetts Avenue Lexington, MA 02420 781-538-5846
Il Casale's thick-cut Truffle Rigatoni is served in a creamy sauce with even thicker-cut chunks of lobster and when your done eating will only leave you craving a nice long nap. Located in Belmont Center, enjoy a nice quiet evening with lobster on their beautiful brick outdoor patio.
Island Creek Oyster Bar
500 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215 617-532-5300
Island Creek Oyster Bar is you go-to for all things seafood - especially, local, meticulously sourced seafood. Their signature dish, which features roe noodles topped with grilled lobster, braised short rib, oyster mushroom and pecorino, nothing short of stunning.
Island Creek Oyster Bar – Burlington
300 District Avenue Burlington, MA 01803 781-761-6500
The Island Creek Oyster bar in Burlington is known for its consistently fresh and local seafood-focused menu and their dedication to developing relationships with their farmers and growers. One staple of their menu that is exemplary of this is the lobster roll, which is an homage to Chef Jeremy Sewall’s cousin Mark. Ethel’s Lobster Roll is served on a rosemary roll and with a side of coleslaw and kettle chips.
86 Cambridge Street Burlington, MA 01803 781-270-0100
L'andana makes their potato dumpling fresh every day in order to give you the great tasting Lobster Gnocchi that you deserve. With Maine lobster and Vermont butter, L'andana's housemade Gnocchi will be one for the books.
The Local – West Newton
1391 Washington Street West Newton, MA 02465 617-340-2160
The Local's lobster roll has been a summertime favorite since it was first rolled out in 2008. The "OG" lobster roll features butter poached knuckle and claw with a lettuce leaf served on a brioche bun all with their old bay seasoned hand cut fries on the side.
660 Cambridge Street East Cambridge, MA 02141 617-945-2576
Loyal Nine is bringing in the summer spirit with their lobster popover on their brunch menu. The lobster, poached egg and smoked pork fat hollandaise sauce comes served in a buttery popover that'll make you stomach growl. This brunch dish is certainly worth the early morning wake up.
Mooo, located at the XV Beacon Hotel on Beacon Hill, is plating up lobster this summer in a big way with their 3 ½ pound Maine broiled lobster served out of the shell and with compounded butter and vegetables. Mooo's straightforward and indulgent dish is certain to solve your lobster cravings this summer.
Oak + Rowan
319 A Street Fort Point Boston, MA 02210 857-284-7742
Come to Oak and Rowan for lunch and try their local lobster roll. With lemon herb mayo and Bibb lettuce, their lobster roll has that delicious taste that'll make you feel like you are right on the Cape.
Available either hot and toasted with drawn butter or cold with mayo, Pier 6 serves up a fresh lobster roll. Enjoy a lobster roll or a seafood platter with oysters, clam, shrimp and lobster tail out on Pier 6's deck on the waterfront and take in the Boston summer.
Served with a creamy red wine sauce and parmesan crema, Posto's lobster gnocchi captivates your taste buds with another one of their delicious pasta dishes. Located in Somerville, Posto is a reminder that you don't have to go to the North End to get good pasta.
Rail Stop Restaurant & Bar
Boston Landing, 96 Guest Street Boston, MA 02135 617-254-0044