Red Lobster - South Plainfield
Staff was professional and friendly, food was fresh and out in a timely manner.
Always delicious food. Any issues I have, I let them know and they always fix it.
I was there with family to visit my daughter who attends Rutgers. They didn’t have biscuits for no one (my daughter says that happened the last time she was there too). I made a big deal of it that I wanted them before my entree and that’s when the server emerged with them (kind of sneakily). I heard others around us complaining about the same thing as well as their dirty table. The food was just okay. I could tell mine and my wife’s was sitting because it was lukewarm. The bathroom also had no paper towels smh. My daughters said there was little in the ladies room. Also there was so much confusion checking in for my reservation. I saw people pretty frustrated. This location is not well run. I don’t plan to re-visit this location.
I realize that Red Lobster is a chain and can't be compared fairly to a fine dining restaurant. However, you can't go wrong during Lobster fest or other special promotions. We recently went for a promotion of choose 4 items to create your plate (one lobster dish, like a Maine lobster tail or lobster alfredo, one entree like a 6 oz steak, and two shrimp items such as coconut shrimp, fried shrimp, grilled shrimp or shrimp scampi. This came with salad, two sides, and hot biscuits.
There are some regular items on the menu that are always of good quality/value like the mixed shellfish pot with pasta and garlic, fried seafood platter, lunch time fish, shrimp or lobster tacos or the Choose Your Own Combination with choice of two items or three items (for these combos there are at least 9 items to choose from). I have an elderly aunt who loves to get the small scallops and grilled shrimp skewer as her two choices. (Meals all are accompanied by great cheesy garlic biscuits, choice of salad, and usually at least one other side. ) The day we were there the manager was extremely personable (we have never met an unfriendly manager there) and the server was attentive and friendly as well. The restaurant was very busy but we could watch a lot of the wait staff working hard to keep their tables happy. I would suggest checking out special promotions and giving Red Lobster a try if you haven't been there in a while. They have a much larger menu than you probably remember.