Red Lobster - Lobsterfest..This Darden Chain Restaurant Almost Got It Right
Decided to give them a try after watching their mouth watering "Lobsterfest" commercials. Went on a Sunday night and was promptly seated in a booth. Ordered the seafood special appetizer for $10.95. Consisted up 4 small stuffed mushrooms with crab meat, 4 bacon wrapped scallops and clam strips. They got this right...served hot in under 10 minutes. Ordered the house Caesar salad, also good with fresh romaine and a generous amount of really good Caesar dressing. Now the $30.00 dollar "Lobster Lovers Dream" dinner arrives. Both my wife and I ordered this. ($60.00) It consisted of a 4 oz cold water tail, a 5 oz rock lobster tail and pasta with shrimp in an Alfredo sauce. The 4 oz tail and shrimp with pasta was excellent. The 5 oz rock tail was tough and chewy. This ruined the meal. The waitress explained that the rock tails are not as sweet and tender because they come from warm water. This can be identified by the spots on the tail. Why didn't she explain this when we ordered?
Conclusion: We had a decent meal but it was not worth the $85.00 check. We tipped the waitress well. Next time we'll skip the lobster because it's not worth the money and order something else.