Three times to Key West and we finally went to AB Lobster House!
We have always wanted to go, but activities got in the way.
Close to Mallory Square, we went after the show. PS-Make sure you see Jeep and Cleo (Mallory SQ)
AB Is at the Harbor, beautiful view both in the lounge and restaurant.
To die for gourmet Clam Chowder only $7.75 with fresh bread, that alone was worth the trip.
Bria was our server and she was excellent and not hovering.
Romantic Table for 2 outside with a harbor view.
Large portions. Extensive enough wine list. Great Seafood!
We will definitely make this a must do on our next visit. Special tip-if you scooter or mo-ped you can park for free
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Took a few clients to A&B on our last night in Key West. Great decision! Food was excellent - service was wonderful, and the cigar lounge helped seal the deal for me. Outstanding!
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious Food BUT...
The food, service and decor are fabulous but the specials run out early and there are items on the menu not being offered any longer....noteably the caviar service. One of the few places to get caviar and they stopped serving it. I was there for a 50th birthday dinner and one of the reasons for dining there was for caviar which they do not have despite it being on the menu. Then the alternative was giant stone crab claws but that ran out before the order could be put in....oh well. The food is really delicious as well as service and ambiance...disappointing still....
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Food but pricey
The food was excellent and although the portions were just right for us I consider the portions to be too small for the price.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic Fine Dining
Our party enjoyed a great meal - first the food - from the daily specials including the pecan crusted grouper with scallops and the lobster with crab cakes to the surf and turf - all perfectly cooked and delectable. These were were accompanied as is the A and B tradition with baby vegetables and mashed potatoes. The Caesar salad, shrimp cocktail, and lobster bisque were outstanding as well as the bananas foster and key lime pie. Service is impeccable here as well! The al fresco ambiance of this night was special
due to the cool north breezes at dusk. Yes you pay a bit more for this but it is well worth it.
5/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food at an above avg price. You get what you pay for at this restaurant. You won't be disappointed in service or food. Other places are hit or miss, this one is always a hit.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing scallops and huge lobsters!
The food was simply amazing. From the appetizers to the entrees and the dessert everything was just amazing! I recommend the crab cake appetizer and the scallops for dinner.
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Lobster EVER.
It was the perfect place to celebrate our 30th Anniversary. The atmosphere, wait staff, and above all the food....was 5 star all the way.
The absolute best lobster bisque we have ever had. The lobster and side dishes were amazing and cooked to perfection.
5/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Key West Dining
Outdoor dinig on the wrap around deck was confortable, relaxed and with a beautiful view of the Harbor. Oysters were delicious. The Hogfish was delightful. The Key lime Pie was delectable. The service was of top-notch. My Martini was expertly prepared.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great experience from the
A great experience from the server , ambience and food. Could not have had a better last
night in Key West.
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fine Dining in Key West
Great food, great service! A wonderful departure from the Key West type restaurants. Great view, quiet dining and awesome food and wine. This was our dinner the night before our wedding and could not have picked a better place.
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great view, great service,
Great view, great service, great food. Lobster was delicious. Dessert even better. Highly recommend!
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great evening for our anniversary
Checked the reviews out before making reservation. Had the Lobster Thermidor. It was terrific. Service was great. Didn't hover and didn't stay away. Good balance. Nice atmosphere, not pretentious. Definitely recommend reservations if desired to sit in the cool A/C near a window. Made ours with link from this site. Very easy.
6/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I have visited Key West on 4 different occasions, and have visited A&B on all 4. Each time it has not dissappointed us! This past time, I had the Lobster Thermidor and is was fantastic! Cant wait to go back.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, especially the Hog Fish. Great outdoor dining. Great service!! Reasonably price.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brough 11 people ranging from 3 years old to 73 and the menu suited everyone. Our waiter was very energetic and ensured we were well taken care of. This place does cater to seafood so if you are looking for "meat" your options are limited but availible. Overall a great place.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
A&B A Real Gem
This was my third visit and A & B never disappoints. This time I had the scallop appetizer & lobster bisque soup. Others in my party had the Hogfish entree -Superb! And Lobster Tails-Outstanding! The service is reliably good; attentive but not overbearing. Will be back next time I'm in Key West!
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
A&B was highly recommended.
A&B was highly recommended. As a family of adults, ages 18 to 65, we enjoy good food. The oysters rockefellow were outstanding. Best we had while in Key West. The lobster bisque was a hit also. 2 of us had lobsters - both slightly overcooked. Loster thermidor was delious. Drinks not watered down. Great service. Enjoyed our evening out. Would go back.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner at A&B
My husband had been here years ago during a business trip to Key West.
When we decided to spend a long weekend in Key Westhe wanted to return.
Our experience was wonderful. The food was outstanding and so was the service.
I highly recommend it. We went to the second floor where the fine dinning area is located.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good but not outstanding.
We started with the Escargot Saute, which was perfect. We then had Lobster Bisque. It wasn't the best we've had in taste but it had at least twice as much lobster as we've ever had. Our entree was the Sunset Surf & Turf. We were a little disappointed with the lobster tail. It was tender but tasted as though it had been steamed then popped in the oven to bake for a few minutes as opposed to the real broiled taste it should have had. My medium-rare filet was closer to medium than rare but it was within the definition. It was tasty and tender but not in my top five. Not to be cut with a butter knife or melt in your mouth. Again, excellent service and excellent view. We opted for indoor dining since it was July and the AC felt so good.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect ending to a great vacation
We decided that our last meal in Key West would be at A&B Lobster House. We were seated immediately outside at a table with a beautiful view. Our waiter Dean greeted us and was very attentive throughout our meal. The sangria was perfection and the fresh lobster pasta was to die for. It has huge chunks of lobster and the portion was fit for a King! The entire staff was friendly and very professional. It was all so perfect. There is not one bad thing that I can say except I wish we had started our vacation here instead of ending it.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great service, great everything...consistently one of the best dining experiences in the Keys!
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a great dinning experience. Great food and great service. Worth the price.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food & service
Lobster tail & filet were perfectly cooked & delicious! Salads were beautifully presented and very tasty. Server was terrific.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a really good experience
We had a really good experience at A&B Lobster House. Good menu with excellent entrees. I had the smaller lobster, which was so tender and prepared to perfection. My husband had the grouper, which he thoroughly enjoyed. We shared Key Lime Pie for dessert, and it was the perfectly delicious way to end an great dining experience. The service was to perfection, very attentive but not worrisome. Would definitely plan to return when back in Key West.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
The wife and I both had the grilled seafood special. It had ample shrimp, scallops, and a beautiful lobster tail. All grilled to perfection.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic find!!!! NOT TO BE MISSED
We are moving to Key West So to celebrate our move we had dinner there and OMG it was fantastic. We ate inside because it was a little warm that evening but the deck dinning is just beautiful. It was the most fun and one of the best meals we have ever had. Two of us had lobster and my wife had hog fish. The fish was GREAT and the lobster was just wonderful. Tender, juicy and a flavor that blew your mind. .
Dean, was FANTASTIC, very polite and knowledgeable able the menu and food and the best part he was a fun waiter to have help you. Jerry the host was just great and when they found we were celebrating our move they brought is free Key Line pie and champagne. This was a wonderful evening and one of the best meals we have ever had!
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had delicious hogfish, mussels,
Had delicious hogfish, mussels, and scallops! Great view and wonderful service! Would go back in a heartbeat!!
8/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
A must visit
Even though my filet was over cooked and my friends lobster was over cooked, the waiter took care of any issues. I would love to try A a B again and sill would recomend a visit.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not trendy, just really good.
Not trendy, just really good. It's a place we make sure to hit each time we're in Key West.
9/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
We were able to dine outside and this restaurant is right on the water so the view was wonderful. We had good service, but I did feel like our waiter was not really engaged. He had good recommendations for dinner, however. We started with a Caesar salad. It was great and came in a parmesan cheese shell. Very nice. I had a lobster tail which was cooked perfectly as was my husband's snapper. I would dine here again and would recommend to others.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thursday Night Gem
We went on a Thursday evening and didn't expect the white table cloth decor, nor the attentive service we received from Dean. The food was great, the portions just right, and some of the largest sea scallops I've ever had. We could both barely finish our meal the Pinot Grigio suggested by Dean was just the right complement for our meal.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Honeymoon in Key West
My husband and I went to Key West to celebrate our honeymoon. While walking around Key West, we noticed the A&B Lobster House and decided to go there for dinner. Once we arrived, we went to the bar which was adjacent to the restaurant. The bar had a location in the back for smoking cigars; however, you could not detect any smoke odors. We had a drink at the bar and then went to dinner. We told our waiter that we were on our honeymoon and he offered us a complimentary glass of champagne. Our dinner was very good; we shared the surf and turf special. After dinner, we adjourned to the cigar bar for another drink. All in all, it was a wonderful meal and the ambience in the restaurant and bar were great! I would definitely recommend it!
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Best of Key West
One must eat at A&B Restaurant at least once if visiting Key West. The food is yummy; service impeccible and views of paradise.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful view of Key West harbor! Food was pricey. We are Keys natives and know our fish well. Special "Hogfish" was questionably Hogfish (looked more like size and shape of Tilapia?) and was over cooked. Server left our food on the delivery tray to get cold while taking other orders. Maybe could have used more staff or better coordinated what they had? Overall it was a nice evening with a GREAT VIEW!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been gong to the A&B Lobster House for a long time and it never disappoints. The food was just great. Fresh seafood and great wine. The view from the deck is incredible. We went in early October and we could have not asked for a nicer evening.
I hope you enjoy as well.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall a nice dining experience.
We enjoyed the overall experience of the A & B Lobster House. The food was just average and may have been better if served HOT. I had the 10 oz. Florida Lobster Tail with pecan rice. It was a generous size and if whould have been served hot it may have been better ( a little tough too). The petite filet was good and served the correct temperature. I am not one for sending food back. It's my feeling that it should be served the correct temperature to start out. Other than that the atmosphere was very pleasant and the service was good. Nice for a special occasion.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed the views and watching the sunset while enjoying a very good meal with great staff.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dining experience
We've been coming to A&B for years. We can always depend on perfectly prepared food and impeccable service. This time was no different.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went for a romantic dinner
We went for a romantic dinner on our honeymoon. The food was wonderful and the view was beautiful. We really enjoyed the bar - it was a throwback to bars and lounges of the 50s and 60s w/ gorgeous leather chairs.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
A&B The Place to Be
A&B is one of the best restaurants in Key West, classic style, superior service, great food & location. I've visited on multiple trips for pleasure & business and have always been impressed. Thank you to our excellent server Stephen - top notch service for a large group!
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for seafood and the
Great for seafood and the view of the marina area is fantastic
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of the best marina views in Key West. Excellent food - worth the pricey-ness for special occasion.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great dining experience
A & B does it all ! Great cocktails ! Appetizers and salads get you ready for your awesome dinner. No meal is complete without their coffee and dessert !
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was very good, although a little too "fancy" for my husband.
Will probably take him to their sister restaurant downstairs if we are here again next year.
Clam chowder was very rich and filling... Crab cakes delicious......lobster tail tough to me with little flavor, but then I usually get mine grilled at other places, not steamed.
Overall, a good experience.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
service was excellent. food
service was excellent. food was good with one exception: boulabaisse had hot peppers that were not referenced in menu
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
nice dining, rushed service
The decor is very well done--stately. Tables are not close together making conversation easily heard. Prices are high; it is a resort area. We expected to spend 2 hours for leisurely fine-dining experience; however, service was rushed; entree appeared right after starter cleared, and we were given bill with dessert. Not asked if we wanted anything else--coffee, after-dinner drink? Dinner done 1 hour later! The food was delicious, well-prepared.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband and I have been coming to A & B for years and it never disappoints! We've even had large groups with us and the service and the food have always been excellent!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food and service were outstanding. Seafood perfectly prepared, fresh and beautiful. We had a lobster entree but the traditional Thanksgiving meal looked delicious too.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Never a disappointment
A & B has it all....a fantastic array of locally caught fish to flavorful meats...Whatever your pleasure you will be thrilled to have made the choice to dine here. The food was excellently presented and taste was above expectations... This was our second time and I am sure we will be returning...This happened to be Thanksgiving Dinner for us and I went full traditionaly turkey and trimmings; my husband had tuna done medium rare and commented on the supurb preparation....Bria was our server and made our experience that much more special....I also recommend the "Pink Sangria"!
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM