Lobstar

4.6
338 reviews
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Seafood
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Lobstar is a unique lobster and steak bistro with a sense of casual cool, located in heart of Monkstown. Our aim is to provide great gastronomic experiences through remarkable food and excellent service in a very relaxing and funky environment. We are passionately committed to offering the freshest, greatest ingredients and to presenting a seasonal menu that is locally focused and globally artistic.
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4.9
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4.4
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4.2
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EM
Dublin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

Delicious food; lovely staff; great service. But very very noisy. And I think the wine is overpriced. I would pay your wine prices if the restaurant had a better ambiance and a more upmarket feel about it in terms if decor and table settings etc.. The food is so good though that I will be back!

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C
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great restaurant, staff and food. The open mushroom ravioli is one of my favourite dishes.

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Y
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing small boutique restaurant with a great wine selection and truly well made food. We had the beef tartare , probably best I ever had. The oysters were outstanding.

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OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This is the 4th or 5th time we’ve visited Lobstar, and it’s the one restaurant in Monkstown that we keep returning to. The fixed price menu is good value, and the food is fantastic. I’m slowly making my way through all of the fish options, but there are plenty of non-fish options also. The service is always good, and even with families in the restaurant (we ate at 6pm on a wet Sunday), there was no additional noise or disturbance.
I’m already looking for the next excuse to return!

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DR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely Saturday lunch. Lobster roll superb. Oysters gorgeous. Marco from Zagreb top class. Looked after us very well. Knowledgeable about the food wonderful manner. Altogether terrific

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a
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great neighborhood restaurant and food was wonderful.

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CH
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

but It is too nosey so you need to be warned that there is not much privacy

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ML
Western NC
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great service, friendly efficient staff, wonderful food.

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LP
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Child in a pram making noise in a restaurant which should not allow children

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N
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Top quality food, great service! Small menu but really enjoyed it!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was delicious and our server was amazing! Couldn’t have been nicer. We definitely would recommend to anyone visiting the area. Truffle fries are DIVINE.

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B
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another brilliant night in a great restaurant. Service always good and food fantastic as always

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G
London
6 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyed another lovely evening in Lobstar. Fab food great atmosphere. Looked after so well by Veronika an her super team.

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OB
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional food and service. Nothing was too much trouble. Diffucult to choose from the menu as it all looked so good.

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PV
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and the service were top notch. This was the sweetest lobster I’ve ever had. The lobster ravioli was incredible with just the right amount of tender pasta and succulent lobster covered with a very flavorful lobster bisque. The only downside was the high price of the 1/2 lobster but I’d do it again.

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best oysters and dinner we had in a long time. Highly recommend

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DF
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Booked an early bird for 3 ladies on Saturday evening.
Called (on the day) to move it out an hour which they graciously accomodated.
Arrived to friendly, efficient service.
3 starters - oysters (A combination of naked and Asian), the mango and fennel salad and tuna ahi poke.
Presentation was stunning. The oysters were a triumph. The tuna was declared outstanding. The salad was very good (but I had chosen on the basis it was the only vegetarian option as opposed to it being my top choice).
Mains - 1 lobster ravioli, 2 open mushrooms ravioli.
The lobster ravioli was superb. Looked stunning and tasted even better. The mushroom ravioli was unbelievable... one of (if not THE) best vegetarian dishes I have ever tasted.
We shared a French vanilla custard dessert and it was utterly sublime.
The presentation throughout was perfect. Not pretentious - just perfect. In fact, we struggled to maintain conversation as we were constantly distracted watching the stream of stunning dishes coming out from the kitchen.
Truthfully- this was some of the best food we have all had in a long time.
Loved the service - friendly, professional and they were clearly enthusiastic and proud of what they are doing.
Thank you for an amazing gastro experience!
Keep doing what you are doing - We will be back!

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R
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Service was absolutely fantastic from start to finish. Small, cosy restaurant allows for relaxed dining. Would definitely return !

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PH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent place, will be back. Very friendly service.

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MM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service is always absolutely exceptional

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SK
5 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lobstar goes from strength to strength. As a longstanding fan I always look forward to a visit . What is particularly impressive is Zolts continuing evolution of the menu . Apart from the consistent excellence of oysters , starters , lobster dishes etc., the recent focus on a market fish special of the day is a great success . Black Sole for two last week : beautifully cooked and served accompanied by delicate sides and elegant bearnaise . A culinary delight . Veronica and Marco and staff as ever sustain the personal welcome and meticulous attention to detail . Well done .

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A
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Service is excellent . My favorite dish was actually the open mushroom raviolis.

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OG
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Never disappoints - Lobster roll is a must & the deep fried fish cakes were incredible.

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K
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Food was very good and the service was perfect. Room itself is a little small.

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DC
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sensational thank you so much! Delicious food and lovely wines and attentive service

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AR
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Top class for start to finish. Absolutely beautiful food and top notch service. 100% will be back

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FD
Dublin
9 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Mothers Day Lunch. Lovely specials and a la carts. Many of specials available on the early bird menu which they had for Mother’s Day. Started with a glass of Prosecco for all Mother’s ( lovely touch) . Then the lightest pastry with mackerel foam. Superb. We had the scallops , chicken wings and tuna poke.All delicious.Followed by the lobster tail burger and the lobster roll. No negative comments. Service was impeccable and friendly. I love the mango and fennel salad they serve with the lobster roll . Next time I will try the specials . This is such a warm and friendly restaurant with great food. Worth a visit .

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AO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful meal, as always, with friendly service and great atmosphere - will be back!!

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D
3 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

The service was great as were the chicken wings but sadly everything else was disappointing. My glass of wine was served with an accompaniment of cork, the scallop starter was minimal and my lobster ravolli tasted like medicine.

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HF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely amazing dinner, and made only better by the service. While the lobster was delicious, I would wholeheartedly recommend the fillet steak (out of this world!!).

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T
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and great staff. Would recommend without hesitation

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OT
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious food great service. A bit too noisy

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AM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food service and welcome . Highly recommend . This was only our second visit but Maitre d remembered us and the wine we like ! Well done

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KA
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The portions - main course mainly,was rather small. Dessert was outstanding

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OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Staff were so nice and the food was delicious

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OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and service!

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R
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Faultless. Warm service and delicious meal.
Price reflects the quality. Will certainly be back.

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MB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Fantastic food, beautifully presented and served by friendly and helpful staff. Quite a small room and can be a little noisy. Seating a little uncomfortable, otherwise perfect!

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KI
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Totally! Amazing food and great service. Would love to come back again. Oysters were at a great quality and lobster ravioli was good.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful as always

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