Top Spots for Lobster Newsday

By Daniel Brennan

Restaurant critic Peter M. Gianotti has sampled servings of seafood at several Long Island restaurants — including scores of variations on lobster. Here are 10 of the spots he feels serve crustacean you can trust.

 A Lure $$ | Restaurant, Seafood 62300 Main Road Southold The steamed lobster is the simplest preparation, the perfect result.
Critic rating 2.5

 Left Coast Kitchen and Cocktails $$$ | American, New American, Beer, Wine Bar, Gastro-pub 1810 Merrick Rd. Merrick The lobster roll at LCK&C: old Bay mayo, brioche bun, terrific slaw and chips on the side. 
Critic rating 2
Luce & Hawkins $$$$ | Eclectic, Small plates, Restaurant 400 S. Jamesport Ave. Jamesport The poached lobster with “lobster froth” is refined and elegant.
Critic rating 3.5
H2O Seafood Grill $$$ | New American, Seafood 215 W. Main St. Smithtown The “Millennium” lobster at H2O is just spicy enough, with “angry” garlic flour, plus mashed potatoes and lemon-basil confit.
Critic rating 3

Noah’s $$$ | American, Seafood, Raw bar, Restaurant 136 Front St. Greenport The warm lobster roll here is a buttery beauty for purists.
Critic rating 2.5
Mill Pond House $$$$ | New American 437 E. Main St. Centerport “Lobster home fries:’ iffy concept works with tender meat, caramelized onions, hot cherry peppers, Sriracha crème fraîche.
Critic rating 2
Centro Cucina $$$ | Pizza, Restaurant 43 Glen Cove Rd Unit C Greenvale Lobster fra diavolo at Centro Cucina: “Please allow me to introduce myself…” on spaghetti.

Stonewalls $$$ | American 967 Reeves Ave. Riverhead Lobster bisque: France meets New England, with deep flavor and diced Maine lobster meat 
Bryant & Cooper $$$$ | American, Steak 2 Middle Neck Rd. Roslyn Broiled lobster: juicy, slightly smoky. It rivals the steaks.
Critic rating 2

The Palm at the Huntting Inn $$$$ | Steak 94 Main St. East Hampton Big lobster, three to six pounds, broiled, with steamed claws. Jules Verne would approve. 
Critic rating 2

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