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Rock Lobster

Posted: 06/10/14


Rock Lobster

Restaurant: Rock_Lobster Toronto

Nelson: Usually I prefer the Asian way of cooking seafood, but let's see what this awesomely named restaurant has to offer. First, you order wine by the ounce. We had the Vineland Estate Riesling (not picture) for $1/oz. I think this is a good idea, but I'm not sure if it ends up being more or less expensive. I suppose it is nice to be able to order the exact amount you would like.

Because they are called rock lobster, we tried the Rock Lobster Roll ($14) with yukon chips and McClure's Dill Pickle. It was on the smaller side, but at least it was completely stuffed with lobster. Overall salty with a hint of smokiness that I'm not sure of the origin. The chips are salty and extremely crispy and goes well with the soft textures of the roll. I liked the pickle and am guessing McClure's is a famous brand (actually a local Michigan product). Not the best roll ever, but still pretty good.

We also tried the Jerk Crab and Shrimp ($13) with Canadian snow crab legs, shrimp, cilantro and lime. This dish had a tonne of flavour with a lot of butter. The crab itself was low quality with very little meat, but at least the shrimp were huge. The jerk taste made for a unique and tasty dish of seafood, but I felt bad afterward looking at the pool of butter at the bottom. Some restraint with the butter would have been appreciated with this dish.

This place was poorly reviewed on Urbanspoon, but I didn't think it was that bad. If I had a complaint it would be that the portions are a little small. Otherwise I would go back to try some other items if I was in the mood for lobster.

Rock Lobster on Urbanspoon

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Categories: Crab,  Lobster,  Sandwich,  Seafood,  

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