Of all sea creatures worthy of knife-and-fork delicacy, lobster has that certain je ne sais quoi that makes even the most blasé diner salivate. While Dallas may have a wide variety of the usual lobster-tail-with-butter dishes, there are a few places branching out to incorporate this succulent crustacean into more creative courses. Here’s a list of the most tantalizing.
1 Victor Tango's Lobster Tostadas
Victor Tango's is smart enough to include lobster dishes on their menu, and brilliant enough to switch the menu items up often to keep you coming through the door. The newest delight: Lobster Tostadas, topped with avocado, grapefruit, citrus creme fraiche and pickled serrano peppers. A south of the border favorite that goes great as an appetizer or light and delicious main course.
3001 N Henderson Ave, (214) 252-8595, http://www.victortangos.com/
2 Fearing's Lobster Coconut Bisque With Lobster Pot Sticker
Oh, the classic lobster bisque. That creamy, heavenly indulgence that is reviewed by its consistency and the amount of thick, juicy lobster chunks found within. How can you make a list of lobster dinners without throwing one of these in? However, you'll find the Lobster Coconut Bisque at Fearing's to be anything but the classic version, although it isn't so extreme that you can't recognize it. Served with a Lobster Pot Sticker over Ginger Sizzling Rice.
2121 McKinney Ave, Inside Ritz-Carlton Dallas, (214) 922-4848, http://www.fearingsrestaurant.com
3 New England Lobster Roll at Sea Breeze Fish Market
A good lobster roll is hard to come by around these parts, that's a fact. Luckily Sea Breeze Fish Market in Plano makes sure to stock up on these New England delicacies for East coast expats and locals alike. First, they take a fresh toasted New England split top bun, and fill it with their now famous lobster salad. You won't find something as good as the original this side of the Mississippi.
LakeSide Market Center, 4017 Preston Rd, #530, (972) 473-2722, http://www.seabreezefish.com/
4 Knuckle Sandwich at Parigi
A Lobster BLT? Why haven't we thought of this? Janice Provost is usually one step ahead in the culinary game, so it's no wonder she's come up with the delectable Knuckle Sandwich, made with juicy lobster, bacon and scallions, along with avocado and a grape tomato salad.
3311 Oak Lawn Ave, Ste 102, (214) 521-0295, parigidallas.com
5 Butter Poached Maine Lobster at Dallas Fish Market
Probably the most classic lobster dish on the list, Dallas Fish Market makes this elegant poached Maine lobster along with a cauliflower puree, Granny Smith apple and chive butter. A surprising mix of flavors that melt beautifully together, this menu item is for the real seafood connoisseur.
1501 Main St, (214) 744-3474, http://www.dallasfishmarket.com/