red/bar brasserie
red/bar brasserie

red/bar brasserie

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.redbarbrasserie.com/
  • Phone: 6312830704x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm. Closed on Tuesday. Redbar offers a prix fixe dinner Sunday-Thursday from 5:30-6:30pm . Excluding holidays and holiday weekends.
    Two courses $30 three courses $35.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Erik Nodeland
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: red/bar brasserie offers the opportunity to rent the entire restaurant for private functions, as well as the use of our "cafe room" for more intimate parties of 10 - 16. Please call red/bar brasserie directly to discus all catering options.
  • Private Party Contact: Dawn 6312830704x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lewis Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Please use street parking if the main lot is full.
A word from red/bar brasserie
Inspired 18 years ago by the renowned restaurant team of Kirk Basnight and David Loewenberg, Red|Bar is unequivocally the quintessentially comfortable gathering place for both Southampton locals and those who cherish fine dining. The food mastered by chef Erik Nodeland is an inspired balance between French influence and local bounty. From Peconic oysters harvested locally daily, a perfect filet mignon, foie gras made in-house, to our signature favorite, the truffled chicken with mushroom risotto, his menu never ceases to amaze.
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red/bar brasserie reviews from OpenTable diners
67 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (33)neighborhood gem (30)romantic (25)special occasion (25)hot spot (18)notable wine list (12)vibrant bar scene (7)late-night find (6)good for groups (5)scenic view (3)kid-friendly (3)great for lunch (1)great for brunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Red bar review.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We luv the red bar. Dinner was great and we love the staff espc the maitre d and the bartender. Thanks
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An off-season gem
    letotherscookVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    This was my first time at Red Bar and it met, even exceeded, expectations. The atmosphere is lovely, service very professional and food excellent. What made is particularly nice, I suspect, is that we ate there on a Monday evening post Labor Day. It was genuinely quiet and peaceful. So I plan to enjoy Red Bar during the "off-season" and take a break over the summer when the volume of people and noise changes the atmosphere and service at most Hamptons restaurants. But between September and May, this is a top choice for sure -- most especially with its prix fixe $30 for appetizer/entree from Sunday to Thursday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Celebrity Sighting
    FallRiverFoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Excellent restaurant but the noise levels are very high once the restaurant fills. We did get to see Howard Stern and his wife and we are told many notable people in the Hamptons visit this restaurant. Also, the wait staff went out of their way in insure that we were happy after a cocktail came from the bar incorrectly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • AWESOME!! but bring earplugs...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    One of my favorite restaurants in the Hamptons area and one that I make it a point to go to each year... Great food! Great wine and cocktails with a quaint and cozy atmosphere all enhanced by the great service! All great right? Except for the... wait for it - (key the "Dun dun DUN!! music" The CHILDREN!!!!??? Infants and toddlers and screaming OH MY!! Time and place people... Only the blind arrogance of the Hamptons ignorant elite would bring their over indulged, cranky, screaming, running, kicking and crying children to a place with such nice ambiance. With one main open seating area, the restaurant leaves little room for noise barriers to absorb the blood curdling screams of the young couple at a 4 top with the kid in the car seat
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great restaurant
    kdg3VIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Everything was amazing except the service. Not the server's fault, she worked hard to cover almost every table in the room. Restaurant needs to hire more help.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best on South Fork
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    The food is fantastic. The staff is smart and elegant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It's the Little Things
    SteveB2B
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The Red Bar Brasserie had excellent ratings. But ratings do not tell the whole story. The table for two was very small. The menu was extensive and the food was excellent. However it's the lift;le things that separate a good restaurant from one that deserves accolades. The bread was warm but no olive oil only butter. The food was brought out at a quick pace. Uncomfortable. I ordered the special of the day, branzino. Problem was that the fish was presented whole with absolutely no support, not even a fish knife. We ordered an excellent 2001 wine but they just put the bottle on the table and id not even ask if we wanted it decantered. So bottom line the food was good but the service and the little things left a lot to be desired.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I was looking forward to dinner at red bar, but was sadly disappointed. We waited 40 minutes for our food and when it finally came out, it was our entrees, not our appetizer. The appetizer never came out. To top it off, the food was just mediocre. I ordered the duck and it was dry and a bit bland. You would think that for the price, the food would be above average. I do not recommend this place to anyone.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yumyumeatumup
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Crowded and noisy with delicious gourmet food. The food was incredible and the menu was innovative. The tables were on top of each other and it was difficult yo have a conversation. The ambiance could have been romantic if it were not so noisy and the servers were not struggling to avoid each other and the diners in the tight spaces between tables. Why would anyone be interested in sitting in the parking lot to have a fabulous meal? The truffle chicken and the miso tile fish were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    everything was delicious. the chicken entree was memorable. Red Bar is a keeper!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Foodnana
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Excellent service & food. We were running late & called them and they couldn't have been nicer-moving our reservation to 7 from 6:30. Lovely table, great service & food. We will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Red Bar Brasserie has been a favorite of ours in the Hamptons for several years. The food and service are excellent. The menu has something to please everyone. Fish and meat are cooked to perfection and presented beautifully. Service is friendly and the owners are lovely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant in southampton
    JanmcgenVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Consistently delivers delicious food, great wine list, service and ambiance. What a gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Take your ear plugs
    Hedonist
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    The noise level was so loud we could have a conversation. The other guests seemed to think that it was necessary to shout to each other. We had no customer service. Our food was thrown at us and no one asked if we had everything we needed or if we had enjoyed our meal. The food was ok but bot great.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always superb
    Doug
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    As usual, Red Bar is a Southampton gem that I use for special occasions. Red Bar never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Staff
    CatwomanVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Love, love, love the staff.....every one of them! Excellent food....excellent cocktails......excellent service..... Great ambience !!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Disappointing
    SportyVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Unless you are buying expensive wine, do not expect great service here. My entree (Short Ribs) was very good. My husband's entree (Stuffed Pork Chop) was not - simply flavorless and very salty. Dessert (Choc Cake) was equally as disappointing, tasting more like flour than cake. And we could not find our waiter to lodge our disappointment. When we left, as we waited for our taxi, the staff deserted the parking lot like a sinking ship. Would not go here agin, nor recommend it to anyone.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bring ear plugs
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    The food,ambiance and price lend it self to potentially a very good dinning experience . However, the very high noise level ruins the whole experience .
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Red bar food
    LondonDiner
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Red bar & brasserie was good with great service. Usual price range for the Hamptons so a bit overpriced but an enjoyable evening here.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • eatrightVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    one of the best in the Hamptons.Great ambiance;excellent food;congenial service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Dinner
    foodie37205
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We had good dinner and good service. Nice wine choices by the glass. I enjoyed the many windows and twilight. I have heard that it gets noisy but I didn't have that experience. I will be back soon. Prices were better than I expected.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific
    Alex
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    A little bit crowded, and tables are quite close together, so conversation can be a bit difficult during peak hours, but this is a wonderful place with great food. A can't miss around Southampton.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 45 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 170 reviews are from the red/bar brasserie reviews archive.
  • Consistently delicious!
    Foodie13VIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We have been eating here for 6 years. The food and service is always fantastic! Great vibe and you never know which famous face you may be sitting next too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Always a great meal. Consistent. Beautiful space. One of the best in the Hamptons!!!!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Absolutely fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    The veggie plate is one of the best I have ever had: filled with so many healthy vegetables, and absolutely delicious! The ambiance and service was a perfect match to the delectable food. I look forward to coming back again soon!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious meal
    Dianeb
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Last minute reservation on. Sunday night . Fabulous selection of food and drink. Service was fantastic, all meals delicious. Salads where fresh, flavorful and plentiful. Salmon, chicken and steak all perfectly prepared. Short ribs divine. Like a place where the noise level allows for conversation. Looking forward to going back. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dining experience
    charlie3
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Food was exceptional as was the service. Beautiful inside
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner in Southampton
    Karen
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Very attractive interior and great service at Red Bar - for a date or family dinner. Entrees were presented well and very flavorful. Would highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food is outstanding. My
    Lexi
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    The food is outstanding. My new favorite restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never lets you down
    AMKoVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Red Bar is consistently excellent. On this visit we were entertaining another couple, and both the food and ambience fully met our expectations, while the intelligent and caring service made the whole experience memorable. This was a rather quiet Friday night in February - - for noise-phobes, it was good time to be there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but weak service
    ilovefood
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Husband and i made a reservation for valentine's day. Drinks, water, bread served promptly. Appetizers, Caesar salad and hummus plate, brought out within 10/15 minutes. Both were delicious, excellent portion size. Main course took about 40 mins to be served after apps cleared, we were shocked that waiter never checked on us. We ordered the NY strip and Braised beef short ribs. Both our meals looked dry, like they had been forgotten about in the kitchen. Steak was good, potatoes were dry. Short ribs could have had a little more flavor, but were still excellent, the greens were very wet and heavy. Extremely disappointed with service, skipped dessert. Heard another waiter telling guests about a dessert special and our waiter never mentioned it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    miloshVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    New Years Eve dinner at Redbar was terrific. Went there with my husband and sister for a nice dinner with a little fun, nothing too 'NYE'. Redbar totally delivered. The dining room was festive, but not annoying. I have dined at this restaurant before during the Summer season and I have to say that either way you can't go wrong. Even on a busy night like NYE our food was fabulous. My sister is vegetarian and I told them of this before we arrived because it was a set menu and I knew she would have a hard time working around a lamb chop. Redbar got it right away, they were kind about it, but I wasn't sure what to expect. Well her dinner came and she was thrilled. Gorgeous spread and we all just sat back, ate, drank and welcomed 2014!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Dining
    703jamesVIP
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    This restaurant consistently delivers. The moment we arrive we are greatedvwarmly. The reserved table is waiting. The service is congenial, efficient and friendly. The food is superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always a good time!
    CatwomanVIP
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Thanks to the staff As always everyone is fantastic!!! Merry holidays!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love you guys !!
    kent
    Dined on 11/27/2013
    The food, service and flexibility were amazing this Thanksgiving holiday weekend !! Thank you Glenn for being so accommodating with our reservation time, when we were stuck in traffic ;) Definitely the BEST in Southampton !!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food is much better in
    picklesVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    The food is much better in the summer. We participated in restaurant week and it was just so so. Not up to its usual food standard.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappoints
    Ben01
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    This is about the only worthwhile fine dining restaurant in Southampton that I will consider. Never disappoints in terms of food, service and overall experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Casual Class
    AMKoVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2013
    Red Bar is a Hamptons fixture, but it's friendly and casual. The food is often brilliant (try their foie gras - - you'll think you're in France), and always intelligent and inviting. The host, Glenn, makes you feel special, and waiters like Kiki are attentive and informative. The only drawback is the noise on crowded weekends. The ceiling is low, and the place attracts a robustly festive crowd of high-achievers, which with the low ceiling can make conversation strained, to say the least. The décor is soft and inviting (candles galore), and this is one of the few places around that still uses white table cloths and absorbent napkins. All in all, this is one of the finest destinations in Southampton.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of our all time favorites
    Foodie101VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    We have be enjoying Red Bar for over 10 years and have never been disappointed. The chef is very creative and always impresses us with his preparations. The entire staff is amazing and one of the only restaurants tha HONERS a reservation. A must for anyone who wants to enjoy really GOOD food. The only thing lacking is soundproofing !!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food !
    Rick
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    My wife and I went here for our 40th Anniversary. We were so pleased by the food and friendly service. The candle lit tables were very romantic and the noise level was moderate so we could have a nice conversation. We would recommend this restaurant for a special occasion for it was a bit pricey.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.