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.
Monkstown, Co. Dublin A94 E3F9
Seafood, Steak, Shellfish
Hours of operation:
Tuesday - Thursday: 17:00 - 21:30
Friday: 17:00 - 22:30 Saturday: 12:00 - 16:00 and 17:00 - 22:30
Saturday: 12:00 - 16:00 and 17:00 - 21:30
€30 and under
(01) 537 3323
Salthill & Monkstown Dart Station is only a few minutes walk from the restaurant.
Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Weekend Brunch, Wi-Fi available, Wine
Lobstar Ratings and Reviews
Lovely local restaurant run by a hard working young couple and their team. Lobster is the theme and it is served in all manner of ways but there are plenty of other delicious things on the menu making it very difficult to choose!
The wine list is concise but excellent and particularly good value.
We loved our night at Lobstar. Excellent food, super tasty. No complaints at all. Excellent treatment of good quality produce. Very good Rioja wine on the wine list as well. In all a super night, have already recommended to friends and will definitely come back.
I'd heard a bit about Lobstar in the press and was looking forward to going. The room is a narrow space that could offer itself to intimacy and warmth but has missed the mark due to the decor used. It's all too New York hipster and a little too predictable. It's like wearing a check shirt and a having a bushy, manicured beard is to men's fashion these days: it's a follower not a leader. The use of tiles and hard surfaces takes the room from buzzy to clattery. It's all very of the minute and as a result is a little lacking in personality and charm. The food was good, though my main dish of sea trout was a tad over cooked and my wife's lobster roll while tasty lacked a little zest. Don't get me wrong, it was all quite edible, but nothing out of the ordinary. To be fair, you can see that their heart is in it and the food is reasonably priced for what you get, as is the wine. Would I go back? I might, but there's an awful lot of restaurants I haven't been to yet. As for the supreme fish restaurant, well, the hunt goes on.
Lobstar is small - maybe as few as 20 covers, so you'll want to book. It's nicely done - doesn't feel crowded, although when it's full, it is - liked the tiles on the wall very much - just a hint of fishmonger or butcher to it, which reflects what's on the menu. Simple menu - lobster and/or steak (although there are one or two fish alternatives) with chips. The parmesan and truffle chips are extraordinary - and the smell pervades the entire place. The lobster is, well, lobster - fresh, grilled, as you'd hope it would be, and the claw meat tasted of sea, which, to me, implied it had been there quite recently. The steak - we had the fillet - was genuinely tremendous. Really, really good meat, cooked very well - I like mine with a hint of 'moo' remaining, and they got it bang on the money. Felt properly carnivorous. Service had a family feel to it - it's slightly rough around the edges - but none the worse for that. Final comment merited by the tuna starter - raw chunks of tuna marinated in, amongst other things, child and sesame oil, served chilled. I've been having dreams about it.
A hidden gem in The hear of Monkstown. We simply loved everything about Lobstar. The food was outstanding, excellent friendly service and sophisticated yet casual and cozy atmosphere. The place isn't big (30 seats or so) so reservations are a must. The ahi tuna was our favourite, the steak tasty and well cooked, loved the truffle mayo and cheese chips as a side, the lobster was full of flavour, everything was beautifully presented. Good wine selection. We will be definitely coming regularly.
The food was very good..nicely cooked and very tasty. My only issue would be some of the food could have been warmer. Service was professional, efficient and very friendly. It was my birthday and the waiting staff discovered and marked it with the dessert. There was a nice ambience. I will return and would recommend..was an enjoyable and pleasant experience overall.
The food was very good. I had the seared tuna starter which was very tasty and the sea trout, the side of mash was very bold and absolutely delicious. My companion had the lobster ravioli and it was excellent. My only quibble is that I would like to see a more substantial desert, a pudding, a tart , a cake. The service was top class, very friendly and professional.
Lobstar is an absolute find. Superb fresh fish (the chef doesn't allow a freezer in his kitchen), beautifully prepared and presented. Good surf and turf options too. A lovely casual atmosphere that belies the sophistication of the food on offer. The early bird menu is excellent value but the specials are also worth a look. The staff are friendly, efficient and knowledgeable. I will be back to work systematically through the menu.
We had a most fabulous and delicious meal with excellent service and staff, a superbly cooked meal and we can't wait to return and try out the rest of the wonderful menu. A great find with a creative and brilliant chef, a warm and friendly atmosphere and the best gastronomic experience we've had this last year. A real treat.
I think this is our sixth time eating here. Never disappointed. I always order the lobster roll. Amazing!! This place has only been opened 3 or so months. And with any great restaurant like this more people are noticing. So book a week in advanced:) going back Saturday. Can't get enough. Nice husband and wife couple running it as well. And very friendly floor staff.
we had a very enjoyable brunch, nicely served, I was going into hospital for a minor procedure and we wanted a special brunch and we got it!
My worries is that Lobstar has painted itself into a corner, lobster is nice occasionally but it wouldn't be a choice for every week.
THe ambience is a little sparse.
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