Red Hill Station
Red Hill Station

Red Hill Station

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.redhillstation.com/
  • Phone: 4157570480x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: thursday - monday nights 5pm - 10pm
    Lunch hours coming soon!
  • Payment Options:
  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Taylor Pedersen
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Ellsworth & Gates Sts.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Red Hill Station
Red Hill Station is dedicated to making its Bernal Heights neighbors feel at home, while serving the best that California farmers and fishermen have to offer. More than just a neighborhood restaurant, Red Hill Station is a destination for the freshest and best seafood and oysters on the hill. Owners Amy Reticker and Taylor Pedersen each have over 20 years of experience in the restaurant business behind them. They opened this cozy, 36 seat restaurant in their own neighborhood because Bernal Heights needed oysters. The seafood served at Red Hill Station is guaranteed sustainable and traced from harvest to table ensuring it comes from a renewable source. To complement their menu is an environmentally friendly and locally-sourced beverage program of 4 beers and 4 wines, all on tap. Come join Amy and Taylor in charming Bernal Heights for a meal that is bursting with freshness, flavor and sustainability!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Red Hill Station reviews from OpenTable diners
97 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (87)fit for foodies (75)special occasion (32)hot spot (30)kid-friendly (19)romantic (17)good for groups (13)notable wine list (4)late-night find (3)scenic view (1)great for brunch (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    I brought four friends to this restaurant and had a wonderful experience. First we were able to sit in the private room that sits up to eight people. As I am not a young chicken any more it was great to be able to hear each. The staff was friendly, warm and attentive. We started with oysters, mmmm fresh salty and all so good. We chose four dishes pasta, fish and chips, spicy mussels, and the wonderful squid salad. Even the french fries were tasty. We did not have dessert as we were full but that sounded good as well. I have gone multiple times now. I know they started with one main chief and he was off that night and the food was consistently good. Great find!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Chef Taylor does it again: perfect!
    SFoodie8
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Red Hill Station is the culmination of years of work and preparation by Chef Taylor Pedersen and his longtime co-conspirator Amy Reticker. They've done a fabulous job of creating a vibrant, fun space and a dynamite seafood menu. While I've enjoyed many a meal crafted by Taylor before at the famed Anchor Oyster Bar, after my first dinner at Red Hill Station I can see that he has fully come into his own. My group of four tried the wild Atlantic salmon, the rock cod, the local sardines, and the linguini carbonara. Everything was outstanding. Special attention goes to the sardines. These fresh, expertly prepared delicacies are nothing like their canned cousins. The flesh was delicate and flavorful and Taylor's homemade pesto was to die for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow--what a nice find!
    CastroWillVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Super addition to the Bernal neighborhood. Longtime fans of Taylor's culinary skills and Amy's charm when they were at Anchor Oyster Bar in the Castro, we made the trip over to try out the new place. Simply put--an amazing dining experience, start to finish! Outstanding food (caesars both with and without shrimp and an excellent lemony dressing that didn't overpower; one of us had ahi with pesto, the other salmon with ginger butter; divine shoestring fries; and delicious funnel cake with fresh berries). Half carafe completed meal and we both had food left over to take home. Tab just over $100. Very nice, friendly staff and other diners.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great addition
    ElsieVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    To the city's dining options. Delicious mussels, fish and chips, salmon. Good wine options and nice service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food!
    prudenceVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I've eaten here 5 or 6 times, and it's all been great, and a good value to boot. This time I had the linguine with clams, and it's one of the best I've ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Roxie8VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Had to wait for our reservation at least 25 minutes and there is no place to wait but outside. They were very apologetic but it was annoying. Once seated things went well except one of our party got his dinner at least 10-12 minutes before the rest of us. The chefs do not wear any type of head coverings. The food was excellent but the place was incredibly noisy.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very pleasant experience
    ANITAVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The food was good and the place was pleasant, service is very slow though. Great to have a good seafood restauant nearby.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love Love Love This Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Our meal was excellent from beginning to end. Our server made some excellent recommendations and he was attentive and engaged without hovering. The decor is comfortable and slightly funky. I loved the bathroom which I often times can not say about restaurants. The Caesar salad dressing was the best I've ever had. The halibut was delicious and I found the meal portions ample.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    connie
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food was very fresh, seasonal, flavored well with fresh herbs and simple seasonings. Service was warm, sweet, and friendly. Dessert was rich and decadent (as it should be). It was our first visit to this new addition in our neighborhood. We had a new addition of our own and they were very accommodating of our stroller, even in this small restaurant. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Everything was truly five stars. Such a cute spot, wonderful food, great staff and a fun place to have dinner with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, casual atmosphere
    DiningADeux
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Excellent seafood and pasta dishes. Some issues with accessibility for a wheelchair, though management team was apologetic and say that they will be getting a ramp. Wheelchair accessible bathroom facilities are next door at pizza house (we did not evaluate). Would not yet recommend for those in wheelchairs. Otherwise, fun fish place with well-prepared dishes. Fries are not to be missed! Anchovy appetizer was perfect. Pasta Vongole excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • fantastic
    JMP123
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The food was amazing as was the service. The space also has a great feeling. I love this place!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mussels to die for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    No need to go to the gym with food like this in one of San Francisco's hottest hoods. Just get the Mussels at Red Hill station for the full body experience. This chef knows his seafood, and his sauces. Bon apetit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impeccable
    SffoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Dinner at Red Hill was perfect. The seafood was absolutely fresh & each preparation was a delight. We had oysters, smoked trout salad, and mussels and clams in a spicy broth. We scraped each plate clean. Friendly & food savvy wait staff. The interior is charming. A great addition to the SF dining scene. Can't wait to get back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific seafood at a Bernal gem
    stonefruit
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Red Hill Station is a real find -- we had an excellent celebratory birthday meal. The sauce with the linguine alla vongole was so good we ate it the remainder with a spoon; the Caesar dressing was terrific, and we loved the grilled calamari salad with figs -- it was just delicious. Also had great fish and chips (excellent fries!) Try the pot de creme for dessert -- the three of us fought over it! We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One in a million...
    AndreaP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The food is incredible, the service impeccable, the vibe very friendly and welcoming, and the overall experience is truly lovely. Red Hill is the place you want to take your parents when they visit SF to show them the foodie stuff of what we are truly made (and that you are happy they came to visit), the place you take the boy/girl of your dreams on that sacred first date, the place you take your spouse/partner to say "thank you" like you really mean it, and the place you go when you need comfort-everything. Run, do not walk, to Red Hill Station.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This place is great!
    sfojeff
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We've been to Red Hill Station three times in the past month -- what a great place! The first time was to celebrate a birthday with a couple of friends, the second was on a "date," and the third was with a group of out-of-town house guests. Each time was perfect! The food, with a concentration on fish, was wonderfully prepped and cooked just right. Simple and elegant. It's a joy to watch the activity in the amazingly small open kitchen -- like performance art. (If there are just two of you, try and snag the stools along the counter, where you have a direct view into the kitchen.) The service is knowledgeable and very friendly -- a welcome change for San Francisco! I didn't want to write this because it'll help the place to be discovered.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great dining experience
    veggiesmadetoorder
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    A memorable birthday meal especially prepared for fussy diners (vegetarian) , sizable servings,obviously fresh ingredients, Personal attention by the owner and staff, friendly cheerful ambiance, great space for casual dining experience. Lots of folks lining up all night long as the space filled up around 7 pm on a Saturday night. One can observe the cooks in open kitchen while waiting for table. Not too pricey but not inexpensive either. Imaginative desserts as well. Would definitely recommend for visitors new to San Francisco neighbourhood dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Seafood
    JerLyn
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I went to this restaurant on recommendations that I read from previous diners. In fact, it was refreshing to dine at a casual, unpretentious restaurant.The food was delicious!! Loved the squid salad that I shared with my friend. The fish was cooked perfectly too! I also felt that the prices were reasonable for the quality of food. Service was relaxed and attentive. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to all my friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dining experience.
    TonyTone
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Staff was attentive, beer and wine list and the menu were well put together for a tasty little jem of progressive San Francisco dining spot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it and want to go back
    JeffVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Fantastic new Bernal gem. So glad they are there. :-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New and Good
    metooVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Red Hill seems like a place frequented by locals. I found that while new it is already pretty good with welcoming service and food that is well portioned and priced right. Caesar salad was great; sausage meatballs were good and the sauce they came in was lovely; fish and chips were nice enough although the coating that encased the very fresh fish was a bit too thick for my taste. You would probably disagree.
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  • mangia2
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I learned about Red Hill Station from Bernalwood. Had the Albacore which was scrumptious, melt-in-the-mouth, subtly seasoned. Service was personable and attentive. I was welcomed by the owner. I'm a longtime Bernal resident and grateful for this new addition to the 'hood ~
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • red hill magic...
    phunkboy
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    bernal is somewhat of an unknown village in san francisco, and red hill station is a new gem started by a couple locals. super friendly servers and incredible food. although i live in the neighborhood, I would travel across town to come eat here. make a reservation, as they been getting busy after some stellar reviews. taylor and amy have really created something special, and try charge way too little for their amazing dishes. special plus, they always have a veggie/vegan option, and taylor is great about making something special for those with dietary restrictions 😘...
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • another excellent bernal restaurant
    Stephen
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    wonderful dinner: outstanding service, comfortable atmosphere and excellent food. Five of us shared several very unique and tasty appetizers and salads, as well as the mussels (super), then five of the mains. The oyster pot pie and the clams were particularly over the top.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing Meal
    topocurls
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Went here after reading rave reviews. Food missed the mark although promising enough that I will try again. I had the squid salad. Squid was grilled to perfection but over salted. The fig vinagrette was great but the lettuce had been grilled with too much oil. My dining companion had fish and chips. The batter was too thick and browned. The fries were very thin and again over done. Would come back and try the oysters, and some other fish dishes just because it would be grand to have a good neighborhood fish restaurant. But my meal will have to be quite a bit better for me to try a third visit.
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great find
    chiharve
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Wonderful new restaurant, with emphasis on fish and seafood. My dining companion said that it was the best linguine and clams that she has ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • Terrific neighborhood find
    MaggieVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    A great addition to the Bernal group of restaurants. Small menu but a great menu. Welcome to the neighborhood!
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I've (re) found my favorite
    AmyandTom
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We live in the Castro, and have long-enjoyed Anchor Oyster Bar - especially for the creative and tasty entrees. I quickly learned to simply ask the server, Amy, for a recommendation - and then simply sat back and loved the dinner. A few months ago, both my favorite chef, Taylor, and favorite server, Amy left - and we stopped going. Yesterday, we ran into a friend, who told us that Amy and Taylor had opened their own restaurant - way out on Cortland! So, that same night we took the long bus ride out there, and (re) found our favorite restaurant. We had mussels in a citrus-herb broth, a delicious Caesar salad, a terrific seafood linguine, and a perfectly prepared black cod with faro and seared peppers and tomatoes. We'll be back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great meal
    ytinsf
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    A truly delicious meal. We had oysters, tuna brochettes in a harissa sauce, and the linguine with shellfish and capers. Every part of the meal was exceptional. The space is small and intimate, and the vibe is totally Bernal. What a great addition to neighborhood favorites (Moki's, Vega, Piqueos). We plan to go back often!
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    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    ProturaVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I've been here twice the both times the food has been stellar. The caesar salad is unparalleled - it rivals Zuni cafe; the linguine with seafood and tuna or sausage is also amazing. and the oysters are nothing to shake a fist at.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Getting there
    Choco
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    They're new, so they're still getting things worked out. It is primarily a seafood restaurant. The two dishes we had were excellent--my salmon was possibly the best I have ever eaten. However, it took them a long time to get the food to the table, even the salad, and the two main courses arrived at different times. They were very apologetic and gave us free glasses of wine to compensate for the wait. It's a friendly, informal place that serves very good food. I'm confident they'll get the service problems figured out.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Value - Unique
    Local93921
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    All three in the party were pleased. Stuffed artichoke starter was fun. Lingcod fish and chips with shoestring fries was great. Seafood pasta with cured tuna was unique and a great change from your average seafood pasta. Where else but seasonally at Duartes Tavern in Pescadedro would you get anything like whole deep fried whitebait with pesto dipping sauce. As a SF native son, a fishereis biologist and sportfisherman myself, I know a good fish joint. This is it. Great value for SF Bay Area, especially in the City. I'd be going here at least monthly if I lived nearby.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Reco
    JPone
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Food was excellent. Homemade pork sausage meatballs, oysters and linguini w/clams, mussels and tuna.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    BarryVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Simply outstanding! This fearsome twosome who left Anchor oyster Bar to start their own dream have exceeded all expectations! It now is one of our new regular dinner choices which is by best compliment for a foodie in SF
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    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic New Seafood Restaurant
    ILuvSeafood
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    It's great to have a restaurant like this in the area. Great menu with really fresh ingredients, and everything tasted amazing. Fresh oysters and clams were amazing, as well. The ambience is great, easy too talk, not too formal but not too loud, very comfortable. I'll definitely be back.
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  • Nice addition to the 'hood
    AredubVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Red Hill Station is off to a good start. The service was a little erratic, but the food more than made up for it. I hope the menu expands, though. They only offered one appetizer and one dessert when we went. The menu was also short on vegetables -- our entrees didn't include any. However, we were able to get the vegies that accompanied some of the entrees as a side dish.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, success impacts service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Had a reservation and still had to wait about 30min standing in the middle of the restaurant (which is not the biggest place to start with). We then had to wait quite a lot to get our food. Still, it was worth the wait. The oysters were very fresh and tasty. Main dish was ok for the price and san Francisco standards, and our friends liked theirs. Overall good experience and I would recommend trying it out if just to get out of the beaten paths in the city. I hope the owners will adjust their service to enable a better experience on the long run.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best of Bernal
    LazySurfer
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    This is easily the best restaurant Bernal has had in years. Very simple, clean, straightforward fish and seafood preparations, beautifully executed
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High hopes
    achiappanzaVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Red Hill is in a spot that has had unsuccessful restaurants (Tinderbox then Blue Star Elephant). But this was better than both of those and we have high hopes. All seafood, all tasty. Locally owned.
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    kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet