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House Red Vinoteca
7403 W. Madison Street
Forest Park, IL 60130
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House Red Vinoteca Details
Hours of Operation:
Hours: Tuesday - Friday: 2:00pm -10:00pm, Saturday: 12:00pm -10:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm -9:00pm
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free Valet Parking on Friday & Saturday evenings. Street parking Tuesday-Thursday.
A word from House Red Vinoteca
House Red Vinoteca is a European-style wine bar and lounge focusing on small-production organic wines and seasonal dishes with influences from around the world.
Join us in our intimate setting for an experience that will bring you back again & again.
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This is a cozy smaller restaurant
that offers a chance to try wines you don't see everywhere at a really accessible range of prices. Their food is very good -- a good list of well sized, well made appetizers, several flatbreads, three entrees and several desserts. I like that they have chosen to offer fewer really well made menu items rather than trying to do too much. The service was perfect -- helpful, knowledgable and friendly without being intrusive. I was there for conversation with a friend on a cold night but it would be a great spot for a date. It really is a gem."
Dined on 2/25/2014
Everything great. It's just
becoming too popoular. I wish they could knock down a wall and take the space next door, whatever it is! It's getting a little crowded. But the food is great, wine is fabulous and they remember you from the last time you came!"
Dined on 2/26/2014
I have been buying wonderful wine
at House Red for years, back to when it was just a small wine shop. But the ever-expanding addition of really great food has been a huge boost for this little Vinoteca. I was meeting up with a long-lost friend, and suggested the Vinoteca as a quiet place to catch up. I've have appetizers here, and the charcuterie plate, but this night, we shared the pork pate', hummus two ways, and olive tapenade. All were fabulous, and of course, the wine selection is outstanding. My friend was very impressed, and I was proud to share this gem. Love this place, and will definitely be back, both to purchase wine (be sure to ask for Neb's recommendations!) and to nosh on delicious, carefully-chosen and presented fare."
Dined on 2/25/2014
Nice atmosphere & first time
dining experience. Being it is a wine bar, would like to see more options by the glass / flights."
Dined on 2/23/2014
Good place. Well above average
food and interesting wine list. Pretty hard to find their wines elsewhere."
Dined on 1/30/2014
Had a nice time catching up with
girlfriends at this cozy spot. It's a wine store -with a great bottle selection plus a nighttime wine bar with delicious small plates in a cozy warm space. Also very reasonable."
Dined on 1/24/2014
Great little wine bar! Nice and
cozy! Very knowledgeable about wines & gave great suggestions. Enjoyed a bottle of red wine and some small plates. Olives was delicious, glad to see the gluten-free flatbread option ... flatbread was okay, I didn't really enjoy but my friend really liked it. Highly recommend!"
Dined on 1/19/2014
House Red was a terrific find in
Forest Park for a nice dinner with a great wine list of New World and Old World varities. The Balkan New Year menu specials were excellent. Great little place for a quiet romantic dinner."
Dined on 1/12/2014
I took my wife to Red Vinoteca for
our wedding anniversary dinner. The wine and food selection was delicious and the service was curtious and attentive. The wine selection had a lot of variety and we ended up buying a Croatian Red Wine because we enjoyed it without our dinner. The only thing I would change about this place is the portions of food for the price. The price was very high but and the food was excellent so we will not be able to go as often as we like."
Dined on 1/4/2014
clean, quiet, and comfortable.
entree portions small. great wine."
Dined on 11/15/2013
Went out with three friends and
was looking for something new and unique---and I certainly found it at Red Vinoteca. Great ambiance, extensive wine list, funky decor. Food was very good and they offered small plates. So, it your're looking for a big heavy meal, go elsewhere. The portions were perfect with the paired wine we were served. Service was very good and staff was friendly."
Dined on 10/20/2013
I made reservations through open
table and noted that my girlfriend and I were celebrating our anniversary. They were extremely accommodating. They provided us with complimentary champagne, organized for their smores dish to include a congratulations message written in chocolate, and paired it with a free glass of porto! We got a 3 cheese platter with a tasting flight of red wine. All the wines were wonderful and very interesting (from regions that we were new to). Although a bit pricey, it's well worth it for the outstanding service, expertly picked wines and cheeses, and wonderful atmosphere. We'll definitely be coming back for future special occasions."
Dined on 8/18/2013
The girls went out for a nbight of
good wine and food and theu deliver. The wine list is great...Try a couple of variables before you choose if you like. We had several appetizers vs. dinner and the variety also good. Will go back for a main course meal meal very soon. The staff frendly and engaging."
Dined on 7/12/2013
I really like this place. The
owner is usually there and sets up the wine for you. This place is very small but a good place to walk to for wine. You can eat here but it's mostly rabbit food (which is fine if you aren't particularly hungry.)"
Dined on 1/5/2013
I had a wonderful time at House
Red for Mother's Day Brunch. All 4 of us were able to enjoy a delicious meal with just enough food and desert for an excellent price. I would love to bring my boyfriend here for some wine and cheese. The decor and ambience would be very romantic at night and during the day is very bright and beautiful. Definitely give this place a try--I will be back for sure!"
Dined on 5/12/2013
All of House Red's communications
say "wine experts or "wine bar," but the wine list wasn't large or impressive and the expertise was nowhere to be found. And all evening a mediocre guitarist with no vocal technique struggled with easy listening standards from the 40s to the 90s. Consistently annoying. Worse was his awkward visit to every table asking if we were enjoying the music. We'd have been honest but we were enjoying Mothers' Day and didn't want to make a scene. But the good news was how terrific the food was. Everything from the shortish menu was delicious and even inventive. They'd get us back if they'd recognize their strengths as a restaurant, expand the menu, focus their energy, and lose the awful music. Especially the music."
Dined on 5/12/2013
Small comfortable wine bar with
good selection of reasonably priced wines. Food was good, but a bit overpriced. Drop the salads and appetizer prices by $2 and add a little more to the plate for sharing and it would seem like a real value and would probably be busier."
Dined on 4/25/2013
This is one of my favorite Forest
Park/Madison Ave locations! Small plate food, coupled with a unique selection of wine, with music on the weekends!"
Dined on 4/18/2013
Outstanding service. I've been
bragging about it. The rest of my party were very late so I was embarrassed to hold one of your tables for so long but the waitress was incredibly sweet and never made me feel bad about it. The owner made me feel very welcome too! All around excellent. I tried wines from tiny corners of the world I would have never considered, such as Serbia, which were some of my new favorites. The quality of the food was surprising! I came for a wine tasting and ended up eating.... a lot. Very good food. Adorable atmosphere. It was a little loud, on live music night but more than worth it!"
Dined on 4/11/2013
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Wine Tasting & Live Jazz
Thursday 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Enjoy wine tastings on Thursday evenings from 5-7pm & stay for live jazz performances from 8-10pm. We focus on small production wines and seasonal dishes prepared onsite with fresh locally sourced ingredients. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Feb 5, 2014 - May 1, 2014 on Thursdays from 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Offer valid February 5, 2014 - May 1, 2014
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