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If you want to enjoy gourmet French cuisine with a Nordic touch and excellent service, then The Lobsterhouse is the right place for you. The restaurant was established in 1992 and has been a favorite with many locals since then. Our langoustine, Icelandic lobster, is widely known for it’s great taste and one of our most favorable dishes. Dining at The Lobsterhouse is an experience full of warmth and history. The Lobsterhouse seats over seventy people and has banquet rooms available for smaller groups. The building dates back to 1838 and is rich of history, the interior of the restaurant is old fashioned to compliment the style of the house and its heritage.
PRICE RANGE
$40 - $100
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
French, Seafood, European
FEATURES
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews lobster langoustines surf and turf creme brûlée pork belly salad fine dining main course last night service was impeccable set menu no reservation cooked to perfection presentation
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Reviewed March 18, 2021

My husband and I went to the Lobsterhouse for the Surf & Turf menu with wine. What a unique and delicious experience! We were thrilled with every course and the selected wine that complimented the food perfectly. The waiter was very kind and eagerly enlightened...us about the food and wine, that we were enjoying. He shared his knowledge with a dash of humour, which was very entertaining. The chef also came to chat with us about the food and the Lobsterhouse. A very kind man. He really know his trade. What a delicious dinner, he made for us! We are thrilled with our experience in the Lobsterhouse and highly recommend the place. Thank you!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed January 17, 2021

We've eaten at most of the good restaurants in Reykjavik, and this is definitely one of the best! Every course was absolutely delicious and well presented, and the waiting staff were both friendly and knowledgeable. The ambience was perfect; several smaller rooms with a warm...and cozy atmosphere, rather than just one big room. We expected the langoustine to be excellent, and it was, but even the tenderloin in the surf and turf was superb. One of the bread offerings was a beer bread of some kind, which was delicious. All in all, this is one of the best meals we've had while living in Reykjavik.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed August 7, 2020

Going for the surf and turf menu was certainly a great experience. Traditional dinner, but very good taste and good wines. Service was very friendly and the online booking was super easy too. Keep it up! A great experience

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed April 28, 2020

Gourmet fish and shellfish restaurant. All dishes was simply fabulous with good wine selection. Paintings and furnitures in old style. Perfect service from very proff staff. Not cheap but an excellent experience.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed March 9, 2020 via mobile

The Lobsterhouse is a upmarket mainly a fish restaurant, although they also do serve meat dishes. The fish soup was good the cod dish was great and the lobster was smashing. We arrived late and the staff where kind enough to still keep a table...and feed us. RecommendedMore

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 9, 2020 via mobile

We opted for the surf n turf set menu....all three courses were absolutely delicious ...the presentation of the chocolate mouse pudding was amazing !!!!!!

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 8, 2020

We were in Iceland for a holiday, I love seafood and I wanted somewhere special to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Our hotel suggested your restaurant and we could not have picked a better place . From the moment I made the reservation, to the welcome...on arrival, the wonderful atmosphere, the fabulous food and the highlight of the evening ....... a beautiful dessert plate brought out by the chef we thoroughly enjoyed our experience. Thank you Chef (Johnny?) We will definitely be back on our next trip.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 1, 2020

My friend and I were excited to have our first meal in Iceland. We had seen ads for the restaurant at the airport and tourist brochures. We both love lobster. The restaurant opened at 5pm, and we arrived at 5:07. There was one table occupied...by a small group. The only waiter there met us at the front door and hung up our coats, but never addressed us, like "a table for two"? No smile, no friendliness, but rather made us feel unwelcome. We couldn't figure out if it's how we looked or that we had no reservation. Or that we were Americans. I had a lobster/scallop dinner and my friend had surf and turf - there were 5 slices of beef on some turnips or other vegetable. The lobster had been removed from the shell in the kitchen and there were literally TWO bites. The prosecco with Crowberry liquor (like a small blackberry) was delish but we were never offered a second glass). A second water showed up around an hour later and she was pleasant. Our first course, a beet salad, was served to us at 6:30pm. More patrons filtered in but it was never very full. We mentioned to the waiter that it took 1.5 hours to get the salad. When we received our bill, we were not charged for the drinks (two each), and our bill was still $75 a person. I would have accepted that if there was a decent amount of food. We both left still hungry and not very happy with this restaurant! Just not worth the high prices. When we received our travel documents from the tour company, there was a section about Iceland's tourism growth, and to exercise much patience. Unfortunately, we experienced similar indifference and unfriendly folks - taxi drivers, transportation folks, and in other restaurants. Iceland is such an experience, and I would like to return in warmer weather - just hope they figure out how to treat tourists in the future.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 1, 2020

Looking for a nice seafood dinner in Reykjavik we decided to visit The Lobsterhouse. It is conveniently located downtown Reykjavik in what seems to be more of a cosy villa than a restaurant. The views, candles and art made for a great atmosphere. The service...was impeccable, but the real reason to come here is for its food. We had their langoustine special and it was fresh, tasty and super good! The recommended white wine pairing was perfect too. It is well worth a visit. We will definitely come back next time we're in Reykjavik.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 14, 2020 via mobile

Had reservations and waited 10 minutes at table and still no service so we left. Looked very pricey. Had to hang up our own coats

Date of visit: February 2020
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Ana J
December 8, 2016|
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Response from valtyrr | Property representative |
I am sorry for the late reply. Yes like these nice people here above answered so kindly its about 100$ for a nice dinner and 25-50$ for lunch.
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dianeandbillh
February 7, 2016|
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Response from valtyrr | Property representative |
Hello Diane thank you for contacting us. The taster menu consists of 5 courses wich the chefs change regularly and is therefore called a 'surprise' menu. We usually serve 1 shellfish course, 1 fish course, 2 meat courses... More
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
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