Lobstar

4.6
266 reviews
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€30 and under
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Seafood
Lobstar is a unique lobster and steak bistro with a sense of casual cool, located in heart of Monkstown. Our aim is to provide great gastronomic experiences through remarkable food and excellent service in a very relaxing and funky environment. We are passionately committed to offering the freshest, greatest ingredients and to presenting a seasonal menu that is locally focused and globally artistic.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steak, Shellfish
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Hours of operation
Tuesday - Thursday: 18:00 - 21:30

Friday: 18:00 - 22:30
Saturday: 12:00 - 16:00 and 17:00 - 22:30

Saturday: 12:00 - 16:00 and 17:00 - 21:30
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Phone number
(01) 537 3323
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
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Neighborhood
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Public transit
Salthill & Monkstown Dart Station is only a few minutes walk from the restaurant.
Additional
Gluten-free Menu, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 266 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.8
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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FC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas dinner with my neighbours -I had been before but nobody else had and we’re all local !

The food was fabulous , the service excellent and
my neighbours were all very impressed !!

I had lobster ravioli -with large chunks of lobster outside the pasta

The sea bream was pronounced delicious by two of our party and everybody had a great night thanks to the lovely attentive staff

Would highly recommend lobstar for a great dining experience

Fiona C

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service with delicious food. Cosy restaurant. Extensive wine menu.

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G
London
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening as always. Staff very attentive and friendly. You can’t beat the Lobster. Thank you

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food service ambience

Lobstar burger has to be in the top 5 burgers in Dublin! Delicious 🤤

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Marco, our server, was charming and attentive, as were the proprietors, the chef and his front-of-house partner. Delicious food, intimate atmosphere; we’ll return.

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RD
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always gorgeous! Our favourite local. The lobster roll is perfection with lovely staff, excellent service and great wine-Nice to see Moineir Wickow fruit wine available by the glass too. Also had the mussels to start -so fresh and cooked perfectly.

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SA
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent staff and delicious food. A beautiful view of the Christmas tree from the counter seats.

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LC
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Most amazing meal. The service was great, the staff were very friendly. Will definitely visit again.

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S
Berkshire
13 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, as always. Our local gem.

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JH
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

nice ambience, tuna starter spectacular but the main fish was a little on the stingy side. Wine list is patchy too and you have to pick your way through it to find value. 122 for two for an early bird is not cheap.

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NM
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lobstar is great! Amazing food and service but the drinks is the downside. Wine prices are astronomical

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LW
Dublin
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was impeccable. I had the half lobster and it was cooked to perfection.

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JB
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I love this restaurant BUT and it’s a small but ...I feel there should be a house wine option priced around €20/23. Cheapest on menu is €30 plus and this adds far to much to the bill if you are a group of wine drinkers. Food, staff excellent... if the wine offering changed I would go more often.

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DC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lobstar continues to impress. The food is incredible and remains my top choice in Dublin. Service is great.

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DC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Loved the food.But I felt the tables were to close to one another

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TD
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really happy we found this little place a short drive from Blackrock. Food is delicious and really fresh (they don't have freezers) and the staff are lovely. Will definitely be added to the list of our locals.

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LO
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious fresh ingredients - well prepared and tasty.

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KL
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We took our mum for a special birthday dinner and it was a huge success. The staff were wonderful. The food was absolutely delicious, especially the lobster! They made a special effort with a surprise chocolate mousse cake with a candle. Highly recommend.

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BB
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our second time here and again it did not disappoint. Delicious food, good service and ambience as well as a reasonably priced menu. What more does one need.

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TD
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely meal here, the food was fab, really nice wine selection and great service,

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DM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always outstanding, always great service. A special place in Monkstown.

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A
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was delicious,each course was 10 out of 10,the staff were so friendly,looking forward to dining there again.

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TC
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant service and a well informed waiter. Food was off the charts. I loved it.

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SG
Dublin
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tiny little gem in the heart of Monkstown village - much better than expected with warm friendly staff and excellent food

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AL
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the lobster roll and the steak as the mains, cheesecake and the chocolate spheres as desserts - all were amazing. Such a cute and cozy little restaurant and the service was very friendly and professional. Unfortunately ended up in the restaurant at the same time with another large group celebrating a birthday so the noise levels were through the roof, but this was in no way the restaurant's fault. Would recommend the place to everyone and will definitely be back again myself.

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CG
London
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food is beautifully presented and the fish is always perfectly cooked. The staff are friendly and helpful. The wine list is interesting too.
I’d like to see chunkier lobster pieces in the ravioli, 2 portions in the lobster roll, and larger whole lobster for the prices asked.

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JB
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Service, Food and ambiance were good but very overpriced for the size of the portions
My son’s steak was TINY, really mean portion.
And vegetables were EXTRA!!!
For the prices you are charging Lobstar is NOT good value.

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CO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service staff, quality ingredients, talented chef. A great addition to Monkstown's growing restaurant scene.

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M
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lobstar delivers on all fronts. It's a small restaurant very modern decor and full of atmosphere. Menu choices are excellent. Highly recommend the Tuna poke for starter. Lobster is a must for main course. Staff are extremely friendly and helpful.

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JC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely meal and the service was really warm and friendly. The food was beautiful and ambience lively but you could here yourself talk. The wine we selected was the second from bottom of list price wise which although lovely we did feel the wine prices were a bit out of kilter with the food prices. One option in 20 Euro price range, one or two in 30 Euro and then a lot in 40euro plus. We eat in similarly priced restaurants that offer a broader choice of reasonably priced wine. This is not a negative as the whole experience was great and we would happily return.

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LO
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Popular eaterie in Monkstown. Good food, well prepared. Professionally run. Getting a bit pricey.

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NM
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great local find. Amazing value for early bird! I love it! I will be back with more friends. Great place to celebrate any occasion!

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HH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a really nice meal on Monday evening. Food was 10/10. A must visit

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EM
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous restaurant! Food excellent and prices good too.

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EM
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Had a wonderful meal - food was delicious, amazing chicken wings to start - just perfect. Lobster was wonderful and sea bream highly recommended. Service is always so good and nothing is too much trouble. Will definitely be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a fabulous restaurant that we are lucky to have on our doorstep. The food quality is consistently excellent.
Cosy and wonderful service from all the waiting staff too.

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AS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another wonderful meal with friends. Lobstar has become my most favourite restaurant in Dublin. The chef certainly knows how to get flavour into food!

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p
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

amazing food and great friendly service. counter seats are lovely

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M
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great meal at lobstar.. a must visit!

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BS
9 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been in Lobstar a number of times and was never disappointed. The food is fresh, well cooked and beautifully presented and the waiting staff are welcoming, smiling and efficient - nothing is any trouble here and they are prepared to alter dishes to suit individual tastes. The brunch offers a choice of a la carte or the early bird menu which is great value.

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