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Lobstar

4.7
188 reviews
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€30 and under
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steak, Shellfish
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Hours of Operation
Tuesday - Thursday: 18:00 - 21:30

Friday: 18:00 - 22:30
Saturday: 12:00 - 16:00 and 17:00 - 22:30

Saturday: 12:00 - 16:00 and 17:00 - 21:30
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Phone number
(01) 537 3323
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Public Transit
Salthill & Monkstown Dart Station is only a few minutes walk from the restaurant.
Additional
Gluten-free Menu, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 188 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.3
ambience
4.3
value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Fantastic food, great service, friendly atmosphere and spotlessly clean.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Friendly and helpful staff, delicious wine and food.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Delicious food and excellent service with an impressive attention to detail.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Great food, The food was great, Sea food can often be hard to get right, but Lobstar get it, keep it simple. Very Impressed

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

I have eaten at Lobstar now several times and every time I have been there I have really enjoyed our meal.

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3.0Dined on 9 June 2018

Delicious food but pity about the benches , perhaps some cushions would help. They might also absorb sound.

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5.0Dined on 9 June 2018

Excellent staff, food and service. Thanks guys.. would totally recommend!

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5.0Dined on 9 June 2018

Lovely small restaurant. The interior is modern. Staff are welcoming and attentive.
Food is simply wonderful.

All starters were devoured, salad and tuna tartare. Mains of lobster, beef cheek, sea bream and cod were beautifully plated and seasoned to perfection and served with amazing purées and veg/salad. In particular, the carrot and star anise purée has to be tried and the mashed potatoe. I understand the mash is made from baked potatoes, served puréed with a potato foam.

I would highly recommend this restaurant if you are a lover of quality fresh ingredients cooked to perfection. A truly wonderful find. Thank you Nate and Kristyna for the recommendation. Looking forward to my return ASAP.

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5.0Dined on 8 June 2018

Excellent food and great service. Monkstown is a great spot and lobstar is a great addition!

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4.0Dined on 8 June 2018

great food, lovely atmosphere, good service, one of the best restaurants in south Dublin.

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1.0Dined on 2 June 2018

Not great value for money. Slow service, overpriced food. Cramped tables.

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5.0Dined on 1 June 2018

Super neighbourhood restaurant. Really great food and lovely atmosphere. Staff were really friendly and helpful. Service was a little slow and we waited a long time between starter and mains but it didn't matter greatly and certainly didn’t take away from a great dining experience overall.

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4.0Dined on 31 May 2018

Visited Lobstar on Thursday evening - it was very busy. We were unavoidably delayed and when I phoned to convey this, was received warmly and professionally. A small relaxed restaurant with exceptional, non intrusive service and local quality seafood. My husband had the scallops to start and declared that they were the best he had eaten in years! He had the sea bream with mash whilst I had the lobster; mango and fennel salad and parmesan truffle chips - both were delicious and a dessert of Eton Mess to finish. Will happily return.

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5.0Dined on 31 May 2018

Fantastic food, excellent and friendly service.

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5.0Dined on 19 May 2018

A regular great place to eat for us. I don’t know if we like the great service or the amazing food better. Although a special or seasonal item would be a refreshing change.

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5.0Dined on 19 May 2018

Fabulous food. Lovely relaxed atmosphere. Very small so tables close together but it didn't bother us. I had the lobster roll, it was delicious and husband had the lobster burger. We were very happy. Good early bird which I hadn't realised they did. Will be back.

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5.0Dined on 19 May 2018

We loved it. The staff were very friendly and the food was delicious. Thank you.

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5.0Dined on 13 May 2018

I had lunched at Lobster, so brought my husband for a birthday dinner. The food was delicious, the service lovely and the wine list was good. I will certainly go again; we had three courses, a bottle of wine, and two glasses..bill with tip was €150. Well worth it, but if going the whole hog..for special dates.

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4.0Dined on 12 May 2018

a Gem of a restaurant with pleasant surroundings and friendly staff. The food was superb,innovative with adequate choice. They have a good choice of wines and the total experience was surprising unexpected as it was our first visit to Lobstar. The onl downside is the off street parking in Monkstown on the weekend.

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5.0Dined on 7 May 2018

Brilliant resturant ! Great food! Great staff! Accommodating to allergies. My favorite in dublin

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5.0Dined on 5 May 2018

Superb outdoor dining experience tonight with awesome seafood, meat, and other options. W had the Lobstar burger (meat + lobster tail), regular burger, scallops and chicken wings starters, and we ordered selection of fries to accompany (plain, truffles, and parmesan to keep the nom factor high). Highly recommended you try the outside dining (weather permitting) or ask for sitting at the counter instead of regular table seating options. Watch the world watch you as it goes by. Excellent customer experience with friendly, fast, multinational crew!

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5.0Dined on 5 May 2018

Loved our night out here, all food was fabulous especially surf n turf special & chocolate mousse desert

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5.0Dined on 4 May 2018

Lobstar is always AMAZING and last Friday was no exception. It just gets better and better.

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5.0Dined on 1 May 2018

From arrival was very welcoming.
Patron is very involved and that is a significant feature.
Served a drink on the house at end
Top quality in every sense

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5.0Dined on 28 April 2018

Fantastic as usual, the lobster was amazing. Staff ultra friendly and overall great experience.

I drive approx 25 miles to eat here and I've never been disappointed

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5.0Dined on 28 April 2018

Excellent food enjoyed by our party of four backed up by charming waiting staff.
An excellent evening... well done Lobstar!

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5.0Dined on 28 April 2018

Thank you for a wonderful lunch and such attentive service. The complenrary desert and candle for our 86yr old birthday girl was very much appreciated 😊

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5.0Dined on 21 April 2018

Lovely place to eat! Food was delicious. The flavors were amazing. Staff were so friendly and accommodating. Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on 20 April 2018

We were on holiday in Dublin and found Lobstar online.
Absolutely loved it! The food was fabulous and the lobster so sweet. Had Skate, Bream and mussels too in the Lobstar pot and I would highly recommend both the fish and the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on 18 April 2018

What an absolutely wonderful restaurant! The food is so stunning and the service is perfect. The early evening menu is incredible value for the standard of food and the choice available. The attention to detail is impecible from the crockery down to the presentation. Loved it! Can't wait to go back again.

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5.0Dined on 17 April 2018

This is not my first time here but it is my first review. I adore this place. The food here is fresh, well prepared, beautifully presented and delicious. I have tried most items on their menu and can not fault any. All exquisite!
The service is perfect - a mix of attentiveness but not overpowering, they allow you to enjoy your meal uninterrupted yet still deliver a very personal service to each table.

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5.0Dined on 8 April 2018

We had an early evening dinner so we’re able to order from the early bird. €24 for 2 courses and €28 for 3, is amazing value for the quality of the food. We weren’t expecting food that special. We had 2 different fish mains and both were delicious as well as beautifully presented. Will be back to try the lobster. Oh, also really lovely service/staff.

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4.0Dined on 8 April 2018

Excellent attentive service, friendly atmosphere & really tasty food.

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3.0Dined on 7 April 2018

The Welcome, service and food were all outstanding.

Prices for food a little high but wine prices very high.

The only negative for us was the noise levels in the full restaurant were very high

Would recommend it - but not for those who want an intimate dinner - a little too noisy.

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5.0Dined on 6 April 2018

Wonderful evening. Kindly changed us from counter to table when requested.

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5.0Dined on 6 April 2018

This is a restaurant to go to if you want to push the boat out and have a really good (but expensive) meal. The lobster was great. The leaf and mango salad with it had a fabulous zing. The creamed potatoes and chips with parmesan and truffle oil were perhaps a bit on the rich side, but the ingredients were top notch. The service was perfect - attentive and speedy, but not over eager or fawning.

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5.0Dined on 4 April 2018

Outstanding food. Great music and ideal level. Despite the name no lobster in a tank Restaurant - very original food and use of star performer.

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5.0Dined on 4 April 2018

This was our third time returning to Lobstar so what does that tell you. We love Lobstar. The dishes are exquisite, the service is exceptional to the point that after each dish the table is wiped down fully, the atmosphere is very friendly and warm. My mother (very hard to impress) who we brought with us on our most recent visit is still talking about the dishes she ate and how excellent they were. Extremely satisfied and looking forward to our 4th visit. I have, and will continue to recommend Lobstar to all my friends.

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5.0Dined on 3 April 2018

Lobstar always delivers from a lovely warm welcome through friendly service to the delightful food. Casual dining in a buzzy atmosphere - serves to do well

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5.0Dined on 2 April 2018

Beautifully cooked food - my husband had the lobster bisque (very good) to start and then the sea bream but thought there was too much of the pak choi on the plate. I had the scallops to start (really nice) and then the braised beef cheeks and it was beautiful - I had ordered the mash potatoes to go with it but it didn't really need it. We were too full for dessert but the dessert menu is not extensive anyway - just three choices including cheese and biscuits. Menu was the same as the one we had last year in August - it would be nice to have a few more changes (perhaps some blackboard specials?). Service was a bit on the slow side but a few people had come in at the same time so they did well to try and keep up with it.

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