three ways to get your fix of the sweet meat. Now that August is here, another trio of restaurants is entering the crustacean game.
At London Grill in Fairmount, chef Michael McNalley is doing many things to the clawed shellfish, all of them good. For lunch or to start off, there’s the classic lobster roll, a half-pound of meat in a salad on a buttery, top-split roll ($14); or a chunky lobster bisque ($7). For the full monty, choose from two dinner options: the lobster bake features a half-pound crawler with clams, chorizo, potatoes and corn ($18); and the New England-style dinner, bringing a one-and-a-half pound lobster accompanied by corn on the cob, potatoes and followed by a cobbler for dessert (215-978-4545).
All nine locations of Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, including the Chestnut Hill outpost, are serving a special fish market meal for $24.95. For the quarter buck, diners get to nosh on steamed one pounders, served with corn on the cob and red bliss potatoes and a starter soup or salad. Bonus: a pint of beer or glass of house wine is included in the price (215-948-5600).
Jeffrey Power has declared August “lobster month” at Ambler’s Dettera, and is offering a $45, five-course feast featuring the crustacean in preparations that are a bit more involved than a simple steam. An elevated lobster roll makes the first course, followed by a chilled lobster consommé. Next comes a lobster enchilada and then a main course of butter-poached, de-shelled meat with confit byaldi (essentially ratatouille). Dessert is (happily) lobster-free, but does feature local corn, made into a sweet gelato, served over roasted peaches and housemade shortcake (215-643-0111).