My boyfriend and I decided to try Reds after being presented with a Groupon. The atmosphere was nice and the view of the river was a plus. We were approached by a waitress who asked if we had ever been to reds and we both had not. She went through a mediocre description of the menu and then gave us time to decide. The server for the table behind us spent 10 minutes with his table, explaining the menu and cooking techniques, which I would have enjoyed. The server then came back and got us some water, but spilled the water all over the floor and the stem of my glass was puddled with water...dripping over my clothes. Every refill of the glass had the same result. Water all over the place. THEN, we decided on an appetizer. Chicken Empinadas. Meh, they were ok. They tasted very similar to pizza rolls. For our entrees, my boyfriend ordered the pan roasted duck and I got the Lamb Shank. The duck was alright, but the sauce was so overwhelmingly sweet that my boyfriend could barely eat it. As for my entree, the lamb shank was so fatty that I was grossed out just looking at it. The salsa type sauce was so bland and flavorless...disgusting! Then, the rice that was on the plate was so undercooked I thought I was going to break my teeth! I ate a few bites of the lamb where the fat wasn't very prevalent. The lamb was cooked very nicely and was tender. That was the only plus of the entree. ( I threw my carry away box away at the gas station.) Since I was still hungry, we decided to try dessert. My boyfriend got the Chocolate Mousse and I got a scoop of Mint Ice Cream. The ice cream was amazing. Very minty and sweet. My boyfriend had told the server that it was my birthday, so she brought me out a chocolate mousse square with happy birthday written in chocolate on the plate. The Mousse square was one inch by one inch...enough for a bite. Gee, thanks for the cake. After spending 76.00 on our entire meal (thank goodness we had the $50 groupon), I was severely disappointed. Never again will we go back, or recommend the restaurant to anyone. You are better off going to Olive Garden or Red Lobster. More satisfaction for less money.
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