Restaurants serving great lobster dishes
Lobster can be served many ways, from rolls to straight-up steamed, poached in butter to stir-fried. Here are local preparations that excel.
The Plaza Cafe(Credit: Newsday / Peter Gianotti)
The Plaza Cafe, Southampton: The lobster and corn chowder at The Plaza Cafe is really a two-in-one, as chef Douglas Gulija combines in equal measure his great lobster bisque with a corn chowder made from corn cobs and bacon.
Winston's Bar and Grill(Credit: Gordon M. Grant)
Winston's Bar and Grill, East Hampton: This East End spot serves a terrific fried lobster, with a note of ginger and scallion, a salt-cracker crust, and sliced, fried plantains.
Red Hook Lobster Pound(Credit: Maria Boyadjieva)
Red Hook Lobster Pound, Montauk: This spot serves lobster rolls four ways, including this chilled Maine roll.
Pizzetteria Brunetti(Credit: Pizzetteria Brunetti )
Pizzetteria Brunetti, Westhampton Beach: Still adhering to the Italian tradition that discourages cheese with fish, the lobster pizza at this spot features big hunks of fresh lobster meat on a crust strewn with cherry tomatoes, fresh corn, scallions and micro basil.
Rothmann's Steakhouse(Credit: Alessandro Vecchi)
Rothmann's Steakhouse, East Norwich: The steamed lobster at Rothmann's almost symbolizes summertime dining.
South Edison(Credit: Doug Young)
South Edison, Montauk: This East End spot serves a trio of lobster sliders.
Casa Rustica(Credit: Alessandro Vecchi)
Casa Rustica, Smithtown: This eatery excels with lobster, especially its creamy risotto with asparagus and roasted tomatoes.
Heirloom Tavern(Credit: Alessandro Vecchi)
Heirloom Tavern, Glen Head: This eatery's lobster fettuccine carbonara is a rich variation of the classic Roman dish.
Fortune Wheel(Credit: Nicole Horton)
Fortune Wheel, Levittown: This spot serves an aromatic stir-fry of lobster with ginger and scallions.