Top stops for lobster

Lobster home fries are served at the Mill

(Credit: Daniel Brennan)

Restaurant critic Peter M. Gianotti has sampled servings of seafood all over Long Island -- including scores of variations on lobster. Here are 10 spots he feels serve crustacean you can trust.

  • Critic rating 2.5
    A 1 pound steamed lobster with warm butter

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

  • Critic rating 3
    The Bell & Anchor's lobster cobb salad, prepared

    The Bell & Anchor $$$ | Seafood 3253 Noyac Road Sag Harbor Notable for many lobster dishes, including an outstanding lobster Thermidor, lobster cobb salad and steamed lobster with corn pudding.

  • Critic rating 2
    A classic lobster roll at Left Coast Kitchen

    Left Coast Kitchen and Cocktails $$$ | American, New American, Beer, Wine bar, Gastro-pub, Breakfast 1810 Merrick Rd. Merrick The lobster roll at LCK&C: old Bay mayo, brioche bun, terrific slaw and chips on the side.

  • Critic rating 3.5
    Keith Luce, the chef-proprietor of Luce & Hawkins

    Luce & Hawkins $$$$ | Eclectic, Small plates 400 S. Jamesport Ave. Jamesport The poached lobster with "lobster froth" is refined and elegant.

  • Critic rating 2.5

    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, on Front Street in Greenport, features a

    Noah's $$$ | American, Seafood, Raw bar 136 Front St. Greenport The warm lobster roll here is a buttery beauty for purists.

  • Critic rating 2
    Centro Cucina, at 43C Glen Cove Rd., Greenvale,

    Centro Cucina $$ | Pizza, Italian 43C Glen Cove Rd. Greenvale Lobster fra diavolo at Centro Cucina: "Please allow me to introduce myself..." on spaghetti.

  • User rating 2
    Stonewalls in Riverhead

    Stonewalls $$$ | American 967 Reeves Ave. Riverhead Lobster bisque: France meets New England, with deep flavor and diced Maine lobster meat

  • Critic rating 3
    Bryant & Cooper steakhouse in Roslyn

    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 in East

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

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