Recently I went to Redz Restaurant in Mount Laurel. I’ve driven by Redz a thousand times on the way to work but had never been. For those not local, it’s also walkable distance to exit 4 on the NJ Turnpike, and one of the most accessible restaurant stops you can make. While certainly not an NJ diner, Redz quickly became one of my favorite local restaurants.
Redz invited me to try their bread pudding, as most readers know is one of my favorite desserts. Sadly, my husband had a last minute trip, but I was able to go with one of my close friends who is also a pilot. Funny enough, her flight was also delayed and it made her able to go because 2 days before, I thought I was going solo. Which bread pudding is always worth it. Planning anything these days has become laughable, but it all worked out.
As mentioned, Redz is easy to find, as it’s directly off of exit 4 on the turnpike and attached to a hotel. The inside is modern, clean, and with a full-length bar. I would bring my husband for a nice meal, meet friends, or even bring my parents.
While they do have a full-length bar, I stayed sober since I was racing in the morning. I didn’t pass up an opportunity to try their coffee. Not that that is different from a typical restaurant!. Their coffee was definitely one of the better coffees I’ve had in the area, which says a lot for an upscale restaurant.
In addition to looking forward to the bread pudding, I’m a big seafood fan, so I was looking forward to their newer healthy menu. For an appetizer, we ordered the shrimp and scallops to split. I will say the scallops were by far the biggest scallops I’ve had at any restaurant. The entire appetizer was fresh with a ginger dressing. Immediately I knew if we were starting there, it would be tough to beat.
I ordered the ahi tuna as my entree. I haven’t had tuna in awhile, but I appreciated how well seasoned it was. I had it cooked as recommended and I’m glad I did. I would order it again.
I had made my mind up days ago to get the bread pudding, and I’m glad I did. She also included vanilla ice cream too.
The bread pudding changes weekly, so there is always something new and different. Last Tweek was cranberry and rumor is next week its pumpkin. The bread pudding was everything I dreamed of. It was extremely rich with a caramel topping. It was definitely one of the best I’ve had (even as someone who grew up in the south). The waitress commented I was “the first person ever” to finish the entire thing. I guess that is a runner’s problem…but it was that good.
Everything from the service to coffee, to dessert, was top notch and both my date and I agreed our only regret was not coming sooner. In case you wondered, I did well at the Dragon Run the next day so I would come here before races too (something I’m more picky about…).
Will I be back?
Well, I promised my husband (since he already saw the bread pudding on Instagram) that we could go again…so I will be back in the next month. Even if you’re traveling through NJ and need a quick stop off the turnpike; it’s a good option.
I had a great experience and I cannot thank Redz enough for inviting me to try their menu! While my meal was paid for, all thoughts are my own.