Lobster lovers, rejoice. On Wednesdays, Kitchen 305 has got you covered. For $35, you get all the Maine lobster you can eat, along with corn on the cob and potatoes. Your choice of soup or salad is also included. Get there around 6 p.m. before the line starts filling up!
A tomato-based clam chowder was an ideal start to the seafood frenzy. You might be used to the white creaminess of a New England clam chowder. However, the change was nice. Bits of clam and potatoes are just waiting on the bottom to be swiped up by your spoon.
Soft buns and butter also accompany the soup or salad. These were fluffy and warm, good to cut up and dip in your soup. You can also keep them around for when your lobsters start coming by to greet you. Make yourself some faux-lobster rolls without the mayo mess.
At this point, you probably will have seen plenty of lobster plates making their way to hungry eaters. Don’t worry, it will be your turn soon. But the squeamish and faint-of-heart should be warned. Your lobster is coming to you ready for you to do some work. You will now understand the need for the delightful lobster bibs sitting on your left.
Make sure your table has all the equipment you need for the task, like the seafood, nut crackers and some thin picks. If not, your kind waiter will assist you with a smile. If you don’t feel at ease cracking open your own lobster, the staff is quick to offer techniques and stories about the right way of handling it.
Claw meat comes off with a good twist. It tastes like butter, so dipped in clarified butter is double the buttery goodness. The tail came next after a gentle pop. You can’t forget to get every bit from the legs. You really can try to get every piece of meat in there, or stick to the parts you like and ask for another lobster. Snack on some corn on the cob while you wait for more. It can go on all night long like this at Kitchen 305.
For $35, you really get your money’s worth. Kitchen 305 is located inside the Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort, so families from out of town are especially attracted to this deal. But any South Floridian with a hankering for endless lobster should visit Sunny Isles Beach for this.
Dessert is not included, but how can you resist some coffee crème brûlée? The coffee was not overwhelming at all, not bitter. Just a custardy delight with a hard crackly top to finish the night right.
Don’t wait for the weekend, give in to your lobster temptation on Wednesdays.
Kitchen 305 is located at 16701 Collins Avenue. Valet parking at the hotel is $6.