Torrance >Food & Dining > Red Lobster
very generous bar staff, good food, good lobster, excellent service, good crab legs, disappointing shrimp scampi
Casual crustacean-inspired chain serves up diet-defying seafood dishes in a family-friendly environment..
Live lobsters wriggle in a tank inside this seafood emporium, where nautical-patterned booths and colorful, fish-shaped tables in the bar area add subdued touches of whimsy to the room's classy dark wood accents. The menu can be downright decadent, with starters of artichoke lobster dip, seafood fondue, and crab-stuffed mushrooms. Entrees feature lighter, grilled fare like mahi-mahi and North Atlantic sea scallops, along with signature lobster dishes, snow crab legs, and jumbo fried shrimp platters.
Red Lobster has certainly improved. We went on a Friday night and the wait was very long, more than an hour. The bar staff was very friendly and very generous on our drinks. When we finally got seated, we were attended to and got our food quickly. The food was good. The shrimp scampi was disappointing, but the crab legs and lobster were good.
I was very surprised. On a night where they were beyond packed, the service was excellent, and the food was good.
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