Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Lobster Pot

The Lobster Pot has an extraordinary reputation in Dublin; well known for excellent food, an intimate atmosphere, and remarkable service. The experience begins with ringing the bell on the ground level. This brings the owner down to personally escort guests upstairs to the dining room. The dining room is charming and everything one would expect from an upscale restaurant.

Upon sitting down, a platter containing fish, shellfish, meat, poultry, and a variety of appetizers was brought to the table. Each dish was thoroughly explained, including a variety of options for preparation. The wine list was superb and we were very pleased with the bottle a member of our group selected.

I chose the crab salad as a starter and grilled salmon with bĂ©arnaise sauce as the main course. I also had potatoes and creamed spinach. The crab salad was among the best I’ve had. The salmon was also very good. Toward the end of the meal, a dessert trolley was brought to the table with a nice selection of sweets.

The Lobster Pot is rather expensive, though I just discovered that they have an “early bird set menu”, so we will likely check that out next time. The bill for our party of four was €380, including starters, main courses, side dishes, desserts, and drinks.

Overall our group was pleased with our experience at The Lobster Pot. I can see why this is considered a neighborhood favorite. We will be back!



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