Red Lobster – A Critique

Celebrations:

There is no better way to celebrate special occasions then with fine foods, conversation, friends, and family. In fact, almost all special days have celebratory foods linked to them, namely Thanksgiving and Christmas, and in my house, birthdays.

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My birthday was last weekend and my husband made sure we celebrated. He invited all of my friends over for pizza, cake, and games. He also decorated our home to replicate the birthday party on one of my favorite shows, The Office. The next day, we celebrated again with my father-in-law, and then once again with my parents. My mom cooked me one of my favorite meals that that she makes: Spicy Thai Noodles, fruit salad, and Chocolate Raspberry Cake.

Also, my sweet mother-in-law sent me a gift card to Red Lobster, one of my favorites resturants to eat at.

My Introduction to Red Lobster:

The first time I went to Red Lobster was only a couple of years ago with my husband and his family. Since then, I have been back one or two times. So now, when I think about Red Lobster, I think of my amazing husband and his family, bringing warm memories of good food, company, and laughter.

As a result, when my husband and I went to Red Lobster on a date night the other evening, I walked in with these fond memories, and the food was delicious as always.

The Story:

When we first walked into Red Lobster, we were kindly greeted and led to a booth. The dim lighting provided a calming atmosphere, also aided by the dark green plants outlining the seating. Immediately, a young waiter appeared and asked us what we would like to drink; we both chose ice tea, the perfect cold refreshment to wet our appetites.

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After looking over the menu briefly, (which was quite a feat since the menu is a novel), we decided on and seafood dip for our appetizer. The seafood dip arrived in due time. I was expecting it to come with bread slices, but instead, it came with corn chips. While it was good, I could not help but feel that the corn chips were a far reach, diving into a different food culture from the seafood dip itself.

Just as we were finishing the appetizer, our waiter appeared again to take our order and deliver our salads and cheese biscuits (both are complementary with all Red Lobster entrees). The cheese biscuits were, warm, salty, and homey. On the other hand, my Caesar was drowned in dressing, and I was unable to finish it.

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When the waiter placed my main course in front of me, I could hardly contain my excitement. The Bar Harbor Lobster Bake. This dish was a wonderful assortment of muscles, shrimp, scallops, and lobster, baked over a pile linguine that had been cooked in garlic, white wine, and fresh tomatoes. The flavor of the meats was rich and warm. The kind of food that one bite leads to the next in a methodical fashion, so as to savor each bite. The linguine retained the flavor of the seafood in addition to its sauce. Unfortunately, there was a sickening amount of oil below the pasta, and several of my muscles were closed, and thus inedible.

 

My husband ordered the Seafood Shrimp Trio and was very pleased with his dish. It came with fried shrimp, garlic shrimp scampi, and shrimp linguine Alfredo, as well as a baked potato. According to my husband, “The Alfredo was a smooth puree of creaminess with the perfect amount of sliced parmesan cheese that accompanies the freshly cooked shrimp. All of this was  cooked with a creamy, buttery, sauce that made it an awesome experience and great leftovers for the next day. The coconut shrimp was delicious as usual, always satisfying when dipped into the red cocktail sauce. The baked potato was an unexpected surprise of creamy lobster sauce, leaving me speachless”.

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Frankly, I would have like to try their desserts but the entree portions were so large that after eating about half of mine I was unable to manage dessert. So instead we ended our date night by packing up our leftover entrees, thanking our waiter, and leaving, commenting on how delicious or dinner was, and how enjoyable our conversations were.

Red Lobster rating: 4 Starts (out of 5)

 

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46 Comments

  1. I’m glad to hear someone has eaten good food at Red Lobster. I have been 3 times and each time excited to eat some good seafood but it did not turn out that way 😦

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  2. Love your storytelling skills in this post. This is my first time visiting your blog and I almost went to another post because when I saw Red Lobster, I assume it wouldn’t add anything new to what I already know about Red Lobster. However, your writing kept my attention the entire time and I learned some new things. Well done!

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    1. It is so good! Same, I wish they would make the portions slightly smaller (since no one can finish them anyway) and that way lower the cost so we could go there more often.

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  3. I’m not sure if we Red Lobster here in my country, but will definitely try dining in if we have one because your review made me crave for their food lol! Thanks for sharing your experience!

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  4. I LOVE RED LOBSTER! my mom always wants us to go when she wants to go out for a family meal . I think its probably because she loves fish! lol

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  5. It’s been way too long since I’ve been to a Red Lobster. My older brother loves it there and so it was our meeting spot for years. Time for another get together!

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    1. They are too expensive 😦 I think that is one of their biggest downfalls. I think they should reduce the potion size and cut prices that way since the portions are way too big. I am so glad you still enjoyed the post! Thanks for reading and sharing!

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  6. Seriously, you should write restaurant reviews! Now I want to go to Red Lobster this weekend. Hubby and I live in Maine, so we do have lobster and other seafood more frequently due to its availability and freshness. 🙂

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    1. I’ve actually been been wanting to so I was super excited that you said that! I’m thinking about doing monthly critiques! That’s sounds so yummy! Way better then ours 😛

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