When you think of lobsters, you think of cracking open a hard shell lobster and dipping the sweet meat in butter. Lobster has been a delicacy for Americans for many years but it used to be considered a poor man’s food and was even used as fishing bait. If you want the flavor of lobster this summer but not all the work of cracking open a shell, try a bowl of warm creamy lobster bisque.
Scott’s Restaurant and Bar
3300 Bristol St
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Scott’s Restaurant specializes in creating innovative seafood dishes and prime-aged steaks using the freshest ingredients and artistically detailed execution. The lobster bisque is a great starter for a steak or seafood entrée – warm and creamy, with a light seafood flavor that does not overpower the senses. The bisque also makes a tasty main dish for a working lunch.
305 N. Harbor Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92832
The Cellar in Fullerton is a premier fine-dining restaurant perfect for a romantic dinner for two or a gathering of friends or family. One of their most popular items on the menu is the award-winning, velvety lobster bisque. The bisque is topped with crème fraîche and a touch of cognac.
Salt Creek Grille
32802 Pacific Coast Highway
Dana Point, CA 92629
The cozy quaint atmosphere of the Salt Creek Grille pairs perfectly with a delicious lobster bisque. Their bisque is made with Main lobster stock, tarragon, cream and sherry. The seafood dish in a bowl will warm you up if sitting outside on the patio breathing in the salt air since the restaurant is located steps from the ocean.
Ponte Vineyard Inn
35001 Rancho California Road
Temecula, CA 92591
Located in wine country in Temecula, the Restaurant at Ponte serves up some of the best lobster bisque in town. The bisque has chunks of lobster meat and if you order this bowl with a side of their fresh sour dough bread and a wine from Ponte, it could be a meal.
Balboa Bay Resort
1221 W Coast Hwy
Newport Beach, CA 92663
Sit on the waterfront and enjoy a bowl of lobster bisque that has delicious chunks of the crustacean’s meat mixed in with the creamy seafood-based soup. This is the only full-service waterfront resort in Newport Beach.
Michelle Mears-Gerst is a writer in South Orange County who can also be found @Sunnynsocal.