Lobster love at local restaurants


As we head into the last leg of summer, restaurants in Westchester and Rockland are turning to the sea for something to enjoy alongside the bounty of Hudson Valley produce. Here are a few of our favorite spots to enjoy lobster before the school buses hit the streets.

Lobster Fest at Moderne Barn

Now through August 18, chef Ethan Kostbar is preparing special seasonal menu to satisfy all the shellfish lovers out there. The alluring menu includes lobster spring rolls with sweet chili sauce, lobster linguine with cherry tomatoes, summer squash, arugula and garlic sauce, creamy lobster mac and cheese and a full whole lobster boil: clams, mussels, corn, andouille sausage, red potatoes and dill butter sauce.

Go: 430 Bedford Road (Route 22), Armonk, 914-730-0001, www.modernebarn.com. Facebook: Moderne Barn. 

Lobster Bake at Clock Tower Grill

At 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 27, Clock Tower Grill will send summer off in style with one last outdoor lobster bake. The menu is a down-home medley of summertime staples like New England clam chowder, peel-and-eat shrimp, corn on the cob, potato salad, thyme and Swiss biscuits and blueberry cobbler. Lobsters are limited to one per person.

Go: 512 Clock Tower Drive, Brewster, 845-582-0574, clocktowergrill.com. Facebook: Clock Tower Grill.

The clam bake, which includes one pound of lobster, six clams and corn on the cob, is photographed at left on a table filled with food and drinks on the marina patio at Cornetta's in Piermont on July 22, 2011. ( Xavier Mascareñas / The Journal News )

Lobster-centric menu at Cornetta’s Seafood Restaurant

Waterfront dining in Piermont is made sweeter by a cold drink and a loaded surf and turf menu. Cornetta’s is one of our favorite spots for lobster in Rockland, and you don’t need a special event to taste it in various dishes. Start with lobster cocktail form the raw bar, or try a fresh lobster salad with mesclun, red onion and sweet cherry tomatoes, or go hearty with lobster scampi or lobster risotto. And there’s always the classic steak and tail: tenderloin, lobster tail, potatoes, vegetables and a rich Cabernet demi-glace.

Go: 641 Piermont Ave., Piermont, 845-359-9852, www.cornettas.com. Facebook: Cornetta’s.  



About Author

Megan McCaffrey is a food writer for The Journal News and contributor to the Small Bites Blog. She has a degree in Digital Media from Fordham University and a fondness for good craft beer. She loves to bake, read cooking blogs and taste all the Lower Hudson Valley has to offer. Megan lives in Ridgefield, Connecticut with her husband and three kids.

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