I will admit that I wasn't looking forward to going to Red Lobster. I haven't been in one for years, because the last time I went the food was so terrible. I was, however, heartened by my experience at Ruby Tuesday (see last week's column). My expectations were fully met.
The odor is that of frying fish. It doesn't smell terrible, just greasy. Even so, it is a clean restaurant and the staff is friendly although the service is pretty terrible.