Friday, December 21, 2012

The Lazy Lobster on Longboat Key

With a great selection of fresh seafood and variety of land lubber specials, it's not surprising that the star of the show at this casual neighbourhood bistro is lobster. Whether you like it 'lazy' — taken out of the shell — or freshly steamed with hot drawn butter, The Lazy Lobster is the place to go for a well-priced lobster infused menu. Nestled away in Café on the Bay’s former location in the Centre Shops on Longboat Key, The Lazy Lobster has been a popular favourite for Sarasotans since 2009, when co-owners Michael Garey, former manager of Café L’Europe, and Bob Fracalossy, former chef at Café L’Europe and Café on the Bay, took over the space and launched their new restaurant. 

The lush outdoor garden terrace all decked out for Christmas

A charming tinkling fountain and twinkle lights

Known for warm and friendly service, great food and good prices, there's nothing lazy about the atmosphere at The Lazy Lobster. Festooned with nautical accents and tropical Floridean flair, the outdoor garden terrace is a special treat in the warmer weather. With an extensive menu and impressive wine list, there's something for everyone, including retro favourites such as Lobster Thermadore, made with mushrooms and sherry in a cream sauce, Lobster Newberg in a rich lobster brandy sauce and crowned with hot, golden puff pastry, Lobster Mac & Cheese with fresh steamed lobster meat, macaroni, and white cheese sauce topped with toasted crumbs and truffle oil, Beer Battered Fish & Chips with tartare sauce and golden frites, or the creamy classic and sinfully rich Lobster Bisque.

The menu at The Lazy Lobster

Homemade warm bread rolls and red pepper jelly

Hendricks dry martini with cucumber and olives

Garden Salad with white balsamic dressing

Spinach Salad with blue cheese dressing

Lobster Bisque

Lobster Thermadore sautéed with mushrooms, scallions and lobster cream sauce
and served with potato gratin and green beans

Steamed Maine Lobster with drawn butter

Beer Battered Fish and Chips with golden french fries and cole slaw

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