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About A&B Lobster House
Enjoy the freshest seafood on the island delivered daily. As our name implies, we specialize in lobster, both from Maine and Florida, prepared with a delicate fusion of the classic and contemporary styles of our talented chefs. We are also renowned for our steaks, always prime choice.
Dine outside on the wrap-around balcony or inside our timeless dining room, while our knowledgeable and attentive staff anticipates your every need and helps to make your experience unforgettable.
Key West, FL 33040
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Everyday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Full Bar, Indoor Smoking Area, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
A&B Lobster House Ratings and Reviews
Service was very good, and far exceeds the quality of the food. Local fish and lobster should have been exceptional considering the high prices charged by A&B. I could barely get through a lobster and escargot appetizer. The lobster entree was chewy. Overall, an underwhelming meal at what many would call Key West's best restaurant. Just average food, with exceptional service and a great waterfront location.
Place is very nice. Ordered our drinks and the oysters Rockefeller which were very good only wish they served then on a bed of rock salt, sort of the classic presentation. The lobster themidor was excellent a classic, my wife filet was not very good no taste but when you go to a seafood restaurant you order seafood. The lounge area leaved us a little upset as we sat in the lounge hoping to enjoy a nice cigar and a glass of cognac the service was very bad, bartender was rude to my wife when she went to order our drinks and made no attempt to see to our table needs. Need more staff working there.
I should preface this by saying that we eat out five of seven nights and generally go to upscale restaurants. We thought that this restaurant was supposed to be something special but the food was just average. Also and more importantly to us, we felt that the server was below average for a supposed fine dining restaurant - no tableside manner whatsoever. We wouldn't go there again. Not worth it.
I had the 2 lb. Maine lobster served lazy-man [in other words they cleaned it out of the shell for me and served it with a side of drawn butter] and it was beyond delicious. There was a large group seated next to us and we were also a large group, but the food arrived in a very reasonable amount of time and prepared as requested. We had outdoor seating overlooking the marina and the breeze coming off the water was perfect. Our entire group agreed we would definitely return on our next visit.
Bisque was too flour laden and cold.
Scallops were undercooked on top of meager amounts of vegetables.
My wife only ate half her fish.
A local had recommended it.
Worst experience of the week. Plus the most expensive.
Staff seemed very young.
Go for the view but leave after your cocktail.
Typical overpriced tourist trap with a view so the food doesn't need to be warm or tasty.
This was our 2nd visit to A & B. The servers are very good to explain the menu and the different preparations. Our service was timely (not too fast or slow). It is a bit pricey but we enjoyed our meals. I had the butter poached lobster and my husband had the lobster with risotto. His was described by our server as "comfort meal" as it was very rich. Overall I would recommend this restaurant
We had excellent wait service. I saw some mixed reviews, but our server was great. The pair of hostesses could have been a bit warmer as it seemed we interrupted their conversation when we showed up, but no real issue there. The food was also excellent. My shrimp and scallops and pasta was excellent, so I took home leftovers. My wife also enjoyed her meal. We were able to be seated outside overlooking the harbour and thoroughly enjoyed that experience.
Best dinner we've had in Key West. Lobster bisque, lobster thermidore, butter poached lobster tail, lobster pasta, and risotto... all super delicious. We visit often from Miami and all 8 of us where very impressed. Great wine list. Highly recommend the Terra Valentine Cabernet. Lava cake, crembulé, and chocolate martini were all amazing too!
Our server Casey was fantastic!! Looking forward to our next dinner at A&B!!!
My wife and I were visiting Key West for the first time. A friend had recommended the restaurant as a very nice place for "a memorable dinner". We cannot thank that friend enough. We had an outstanding experience. The food was outstanding. I had ordered the special and my wife off the menu. Both choices were excellently prepared and presented. The taste was outstanding. If you go to the restaurant you have to order the soups as a appetizer. I am a Yankee and I have to admit that I've never had a clam chowder that good. The lobster bisque was also outstanding.
If we had one issue, it was our fault. I had requested an outside table and it was really windy. After dinner, talking to locals it appears that it is often windy.
First time to Key West. Concierge at Casa Marina recommended. Authentic old fish house in historic seaport district. We sat on the deck looking at the harbor at sun down. Food and service were excellent. It gets mixed reviews on some sites, but our experience was memorable. Luther our waiter was attentive and a consummate professional
First words that come to mind in describing A&B Lobster House setting are Comfortable, Elegant and Clean. We sat on the outdoor deck (A&B is on the 2nd floor of their building), where the tables are comfortably spaced, white table clothed with elegant white dinnerware, as opposed to the funky stuff and plastic at many Key West restaurants. And the outside deck was very clean, was no evidence it was outside exposed to salt water waterfront.
Oh yeah, the food. We did not have Lobster, and everything we had was great. My wife had the tuna, seabass for me, both were excellent.
We will return to A&B - and have already recommended it to others.
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