Red Lobster - Woodbridge
An exceptional Red Lobster experience.
More food than we could handle.
I’ve never been to this location before. I had a gift certificate burning a hole in my pocket and it was nearby. We were told they were understaffed when we arrived. We were sat in the bar area and the bartender doubled as our server. Nice guy but obviously overwhelmed. He forgot a few things (including what I ordered). My family did get their meals right. Me? Not so much. I let it slide but I was disappointed.
Our server Elijah was AMAZING! He made it worth coming out. He is what a server should be!!
Baked/Grill Flounder taste like water & cold. The shrimp linguini was extremely nasty - shrimps were tiny and not cooked properly!
Our server was EXCELLENT 😀
Fish was not fresh and food was super greasy. It wasn’t even crispy fried it was grease soaked. They also had no soda due to no carbonation but failed to tell anyone prior to seating and charged you for juices more money. This was their error that they should own up too. The staff said it had been since prev night. For a restaurant that is poor service
We visited the Woodbridge location on the evening of January 30, 2019 and I was pleasantly surprised that the whole Maine lobster I ordered was prepared exactly the way I described -- steamed and then woodfired for a short amount of time. The lobster was exceptionally meaty and very tasty. Our server, a gentleman, was extremely pleasant, courteous and unobtrusive (he didn't interrupt us frequently to ask how everything was at our table, but rather inquired politely at an appropriate time which we appreciated). The young woman hostess was quite personable and attentive and when I told her that through Open Table we had made a call ahead request for seating in a booth at 6:30 PM, she knew my name before I even gave it to her and said it was fine that we were an hour early. We enjoyed sitting in a booth in the bar section because it was quiet and away from noisy families with children.
Pleasantly surprised. Haven't been to a Red Lobster in ages. Our server was VERY friendly and anticipated all our needs. The food was delicious, healthy portions, good presentation.