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2118 N. Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60642
Bucktown / Wicker Park
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Red Door Details
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Sunday, Wednesday-Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00 p.m
Friday and Saturday: 5:00p.m - 12:00 a.m.
AMEX, Discover, Visa
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
A word from Red Door
Chef Troy Graves' menu features global comfort food. Along with craft cocktails and beer Red Door offers an old world wine list. Enjoy both the award-winning patio and the cozy interior of reclaimed wood.
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Diners' Choice Winner
Red Door -
Best Restaurants in Wicker Park
Everything was wonderful except
the patio seating. We didnt feel 100% comfortable because anything we said the people bext to us could hear so there was a total lack of privacy. Wouldnt suggest the patio for a date. Everything else was marvelous!"
Dined on 7/19/2014
I've been to Red Door twice, and
the food and the service were fantastic both times. The patio is amazing here, so definitely try to go when you can sit outside. I had the mushroom quinoa, which was incredibly flavorful. Highly recommend it."
Dined on 7/19/2014
This is my go to spot for summer
dining. The outside is beautiful and the food is the perfect accompaniment to the atmosphere. Small plates, great drinks and a fun staff, I will be back for sure at this great spot!"
Dined on 7/18/2014
Red Door is the best. The patio
rocks, and the food is amazing. Seriously, maybe the best burger in the city. Seriously. But the best part of Red Door are the peeps who work there: perfect level of attentive but not smothering, super friendly and chill, stylish and cute. My boyfriend and I go here all the time and the patio is great for groups of friends too, whether you're eating dinner or just grabbing a drink. Thumbs all the way up. Next, I gotta get there for brunch."
Dined on 6/26/2014
After reading several reviews of
The Red Door, we were eager to try it. But we were disappointed. The food sounded really interesting, and was mostly pretty good, but wasn't great. It took forever to get drinks served, and then they gave our food to someone else and so had to prepare our order all over again. It was a good hour + from the time we ordered until the time we finally got our food. It would have been nice to have been offered a discount, or a comped dessert, for the inconvenience, but that didn't happen. Waitress was nice, but not overly attentive. And the bartender was woefully ignorant of the wines available and hadn't even heard of some varietals that s/he should have been familiar with. I don't think we'll be back."
Dined on 6/24/2014
Food was excellent, as was the
service. Our waiter, Ben, was very energetic and enthusiastic, which is refreshing. We were able to get a nice table outside on the patio at 7pm on a Friday night w/out problem. We had the bacon-wrapped artichokes, mussels and octopus --- all delicious. Will definitely come back, and bring our dog. Gotta love the neighborhood dog-friendly spots!"
Dined on 6/13/2014
Everything we had to eat was goo
except the ricotta gnocchi , it tasted like bad fried cheese curds. Also we got there at 7:30 and they were already out of the oysters, soft shell crab and one other thing. I like Red Door it's a good neighborhood place to eat. Food is usually very good."
Dined on 6/11/2014
The food was great, however we
were disappointed they had run out of the Ahi Tuna, Mussels and Oysters. We ordered the Burrata, which was brought to the table before we were told they were out of actual Burrata cheese, but the dish had everything else. We were offered nothing as a replacement and still had to pay for the dish. The table next to us had the same thing happen and they were given a complementary cauliflower. It was disappointing they were out of so much and the treatment of customers was different table to table."
Dined on 6/8/2014
We made the mistake of going here
before a game. Ordered waited an hour then left. Did never came. We politely asked a few times. Even mentioned 15 minutes before we left that we'd take it to go. Nothing. "
Dined on 6/1/2014
Great weather, good food, service
a bit slow, but it was a busy night. I recommend this spot for a night out with friends!"
Dined on 5/31/2014
We were seated at 7:15, the
waitress didn't come take our order until 7:45 (when we asked her if we could order). At 9:30 we still didn't have any food, our waters were not refilled, and she didn't come by to tell us why the food was taking so long. Other tables had the same issue and some people left without food. We were close to leaving but thankfully at about 9:45 they brought us food (again, after talking to management multiple times.) The ambiance is nice and the food was good once we finally ate, but the service we received was the worst I've probably ever experienced. We will not be going back. "
Dined on 5/25/2014
I had gone to Red Door about a
year or so ago and had a very positive experience. Food was good, service was fine and we had a solid experience. Flash forward to last Sunday. It was so bad. My friends and I were sharing 6 dishes and we literally waited probably 1/2 hour for the first 2 and then 20 minutes or more for another two and then another 20 minutes or more for another one and then finally another 20 minutes for the final dish, which was the swordfish (more to come on the swordfish). Do the math and we were sitting there for well over an hour. It wasn't even crowded! The food was fine except the swordfish which was practically raw. To their credit, they did take it off of the bill. I would recommend this place for drinks not food."
Dined on 5/18/2014
The tuna tasted fishy, but other
than that the food was great."
Dined on 5/17/2014
I have been to red door once
before and had a better experience. This time was for mothers day. We were the first people to arrive at the restaurant and be seated. Granted it was mothers day and very busy, our food took a really long time. And half of the table was served about 15 minutes before the rest. When we were finished and wanted to go we could not find our server to get the check. Overall it was great if we didn't have to wait for so long. Everyone is nice and most of the food is good. I had the burger, and it was nothing special, but the rest of the food was good and reasonable."
Dined on 5/11/2014
Nice place, tasty food. The menu
is very small though, and it can get loud very easily. "
Dined on 5/9/2014
I have loved the inventive menu,
the brunch, the outdoor patio and the occasional pig roast at this reataurant. Now I have one more reason to shout about Troy and his culinary skills. In addition to his reg menu, he has created a vegetarian dinner on Tuesdat that did not disappoint. It was not the usual run of the meal food. We were happy about the tasty food and too full to finish it all. "
Dined on 5/6/2014
We went for brunch on a Sunday.
The weather was perfect, so it was nice to be able to sit in their expansive patio. Food was good, drinks were good and the server was very good, but the food delivery from the kitchen was quite slow."
Dined on 4/20/2014
We had an all-around great time at
The Red Door. The service, the food, the ambiance, and the value is all excellent. What I loved most is that I didn't feel rushed to finish our meal (and bottomless mimosas) and leave. The staff was super friendly. I will definitely be back."
Dined on 4/5/2014
After our 2nd time dining at Red
Door I can confidently say that the good folks in the kitchen know what they're doing. Food is always spectacular, service is great and drinks (cocktails) are delicious."
Dined on 4/4/2014
A couple of us stopped here after
work after a very long week. The service was excellent, the food was great, and the atmosphere was calm but bright. Loud enough to know there were lots of other people enjoying themselves, but quiet enough to still have a conversation We will stop here again!"
Dined on 4/4/2014
Delicious korean spare ribs and
yummy kale chips. However we were seated in the back room where there were harsh light bulbs hanging, nothing to absorb sound, so we were practically yelling at each other to be heard, and mostly plain , mint green walls that didn't have the warmth and neighborhood feel of the front half of the restaurant."
Dined on 3/29/2014
We ate in the back of the
resturant, actually a second room and the noise level was unbearable. There is a short wine list, about 6 each of red and white, however quite an extensive beer list. The food; the kale chips would have been perfact if the chef had not been so heavey with the salt. Ditto with the squid. I thought the quinoa with mushrooms was excellent. The manager could not have been more gracious, as the server was. I think this may be for a very young crowd."
Dined on 3/29/2014
Delicious unique food, great
service, recommendations, and great beer/wine list, brunch and dinner are both awesome"
Dined on 3/29/2014
We were not drinking and were not
given a choice of being seated in the back dining area. Our server seemed miffed when we did not order drinks. Our food was ok, but my burger had clumps of salty meat."
Dined on 3/15/2014
My wife and I noticed there were
usually tables available here when we're looking or a weekend dinner spot, so we decided to try it. It's a pretty small space but nice and cozy for a meal. The menu is small but the food was great...we had the brussel sprouts, mussels, and catfish which were all good. One of the best things about this place was the beer list. They had a huge list with a lot of rare and specialty beers which was great to share and be able to try some new beers. Late night, around 11, they cranked the music and it turned into more of a bar scene, but they keep it more in "restaurant mode" through dinner. Will definitely go back."
Dined on 2/28/2014
The food blew me away. I live just
a few blocks from this gem and have never stopped in. I will be returning soon."
Dined on 2/21/2014
Went for brunch with my family and
while the food was great the service was EXTREMELY slow. We did not order anything special and were there for over 2 hours because it took so long to order or food and then get our food. Also I think this place is good for couples but not groups - the back room is really loud and it was difficult to hear everyone at our table talk. While the food was good I wouldn't go out of my way to eat here."
Dined on 2/16/2014
I've been here for brunch of few
times in the past month and it has been consistently good! It's usually pretty easy to get a table when you walk in, but I make reservations anyway just in case. The brunch menu is compact but offers a good range of tastes from sweet to savory, and the mimosa's/bloody's a delicious."
Dined on 2/16/2014
My girlfriend and I had dinner on
a Saturday night. While the food was excellent when it did finally arrive, our server ignored us for most of the night. Throughout the evening, our drinks sat empty with our server nowhere to be found. We remained polite, but after getting the attention of another server our waitress appeared to become hostile. After two hours in the restaurant we were late for another engagement despite our sufficient communication with the wait staff. Compliments to the chef, the food was unique and prepared perfectly. I would recommend this spot for anyone who doesn't have plans after dinner, and who is known for their unwavering patience."
Dined on 2/15/2014
Portion sizes very small. And the
food wasn't even good. Plates also came cold."
Dined on 2/14/2014
Not a bad little pub, with decent
food. Fine for a simple weekend brunch."
Dined on 2/8/2014
I love brunch here. The difficult
part is deciding which brunch entree to pick. They are all that delicious. I brought a group of 4 - 2 vegetarian- and we all loved our meals. My daughter had the french toast and she is a true food. She said it was the lightest she had ever had. Her boyfriend had the Croque Madame without the ham and he loved it. His mother ad the corned beed and was in heaven and I had the steak and eggs. I have no idea what the put in the eggs but the are the lightest imaginable and the steak has an oriental taste. It was amazing. And, the bottomless mimosa/ entree deal makes their brunch perfect. I go whenever I can."
Dined on 2/8/2014
Food is unique and delicious. We
went during restaurant week and got the baked goat cheese with pumpkin bread and the beef tataki for appetizers. Both were delicious and different. We then got the truffle gnocchi and diver scallops with butternut squash puree. Both were too die for. I was obsessed with the truffle gnocchi and the scallops tasted so fresh. For desert we ordered nutella panacotta and the lemon cake with basil ice cream. I favored the nutella panacotta! It reminded me a little of chocolate pudding. This bar had a great whiskey selection and reminded me of a speakeasy. I ordered a gin drink that came out in a 1920s style champagne glass, which was adorable! It's all about the details for me. They also had a good beer selection."
Dined on 2/6/2014
Seating area is small and cold.
Got crowded and there was only one server, so it took awhile to get anything."
Dined on 2/6/2014
The bartenders and waitstaff are
always incredibly friendly and knowledgable. The food is delicious. Great value!"
Dined on 2/2/2014
I've been here a couple times, and
have usually had a great experience. During this particular visit (during restaurant week), my girlfriends and I were less than impressed with the service. We struggled to get order more drinks, dishes weren't delivered by our waiter (which is fine if they check in how they look/if need anything-- he didnt), and after waiting 15 minutes for a cup of decaf coffee with dessert, received a lukewarm cup that I had to ask to microwave. We were there for 3 hours- not by choice- due to our server. Everything about the food was excellent, though. I'll be back again."
Dined on 2/1/2014
Pro: Fantastic beer and liquor
menu. Food is also unique and pretty good. Con: The dining room in the back needs some work. The front room/bar has a nice warm pub feel to it, the back shows little love. We were put in the back corner and everything about the back room, even when full, feels bleak and underdone. Got to work on the seating and ambience in the back."
Dined on 2/1/2014
I can't get enough of this place.
Best brunch in town! Everything is expertly made and served with a lot of heart."
Dined on 1/30/2014
Our service was terrible. The
waitress left us for almost an hour after our appetizers. We were out of food and drinks and I had to leave my seat to search her out and ask about our entrees. Then, instead of bringing us entrees they brought out our desserts instead, the food runner was utterly confused. They were woefully unprepared for "restaurant week" and it showed. Too bad though, the food was good."
Dined on 1/29/2014
Went here on a double date for
restaurant week after looking over the restaurant week menu. We wanted to try a new spot in a different neighborhood then we usually go out in (Lakeview). We were seated right away and received our drinks and first course rather quickly but after that things went very slowly. My first course of Pork Belly was some of the best I've had and 2 others had baked goat cheese which was just ok. After we received our first course the main course took almost an hour to get. My burger was cooked well and the fries were better than average. Two people in our group had the scallops which were large and cooked perfectly The fourth person had the duck which he ate in a matter of minutes. Overall good but poor service"
Dined on 1/29/2014
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