By Sandy Zimmerman
(Photos by Sandy Zimmerman unless indicated)
The Red Lobster Restaurants did more than just remodeling. They provided an authentic New England setting. Choosing the tourist town of Bar Harbor Island, Maine, Red Lobster matched the “feeling” of the fishing boats, light houses and the rocky coastline.
Your experience begins at the entrance to the Red Lobster Restaurant.
Reminiscent of the early historic stone towers throughout New England, Red Lobster Restaurant’s extended stone tower is built around the doors.
Ship lanterns welcome guests after dark and chairs invite guests to relax and talk.
Bringing the New England theme inside, paintings adorn the walls of every room in the entire restaurant.
The cocktail lounge offers views of real boating signals with others specially designed to say, “Red Lobster,” “Fresh Seafood,” and nautical sayings.
Ronda Cox, the General Manager of the Red Lobster Restaurant on Decatur, explained, “We want to take your mind to the coast and let you enjoy the people you care about.
Our atmosphere is more relaxed, very comfortable and intimate.
All of our booths, tables and décor are new.
We keep an intimate atmosphere yet the lights are lowered over the tables allowing the guests to see their menus and the food. It is all about the people you are with.
Red Lobster wants to share their love of seafood and passion for cooking and service with everyone.”
Along with the new atmosphere, there are new menus. These menus offer specials, combination platters and selections from the land and the sea.
You will not be going on a lobster boat tour but the Red Lobster Restaurants are as close to New England you can get without flying there.
Aaron Kling, Red Lobster’s Senior Vice President of Operations, expressed his feelings, “New guests can see and taste what’s different at Red Lobster. We are proud to be part of the Las Vegas community, and while guests have been enjoying our delicious seafood for years, they expressed a desire for an updated atmosphere and menu, and we’re excited to offer that to them.”
Open: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday.
11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday.
Guests can order almost anything any time.
Red Lobster locations:
200 South Decatur, near #95, Las Vegas, (702) 877-0212;
2325 East Flamingo Road, off Eastern, Las Vegas, (702) 892-9055;
570 Marks Street, by the Sunset Station Hotel, Henderson, (702) 933-5307;
More than 700 Red Lobster Restaurants around the United States were remodeled since 2008. www.redlobster.com
Award winning Sandy Zimmerman has been involved in producing television programs, TV commercials, and travel specials for 28 years. Sandy is a syndicated Show and Dining Reviewer, travel writer, Health journalist, professional photographer and talk show host of the Las Vegas Today Show and Discover the Ultimate Vacation travel specials. For information or questions about any of Sandy’s columns, contact Sandy Zimmerman at P. O. Box #750211, Las Vegas, NV. 89136.