Red Restaurant
Red Restaurant
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Red Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.redrestaurantnyc.com/
  • Phone: 2125715900
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican / Southwestern, Southwest
  • Executive Chef: Santiago Moran
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Please inquire for private parties options.
  • Private Party Contact: Ridgely Trufant 2125715903

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Front Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public parking lots are available nearby the restaurant.
A word from Red Restaurant
Located at the South Street Seaport in New York City’s downtown Financial District, the striking design of this restaurant evokes the colors and spirit of the American Southwest. Enjoy great cocktails and appetizers at Red’s hopping bar or a fantastic Mexican meal on our sprawling outdoor patio. We accept reservations for inside only. If you would like to dine outside, please make note of your request and we will try to honor it, but we will only guarantee the inside.
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Red Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Red has an excellent wait
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/3/2012
    Red has an excellent wait staff who make you feel at home. Decent food and drink, outdoor or indoor dining as you please. Met a friend for dinner and the staff made the evening extra fun.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service Kills a Good Mexican Meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 9/6/2012
    Red could be good and have a lot more fans if they realized that there are people who actually live nearby who would regularly enjoy their nice, casual vibe and fresh, bright Mexican food. However, the wait staff treated us like tourists they would never see again. Sloppily dressed waiter gave us a sarcastic, stand-up routine as a greeting and did absolutely nothing to try and turn us on to the food. He clearly felt he was way to cool for this job! When the bill came, we questioned the wine charge. He acknowledged we had been overcharged, and blamed the error on someone else. He then dug into his pocket and handed me two dollars. Needless to say, will not be back and certainly would not recommend Red - even to a tourist!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The $6.00 beer in a small
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2012
    The $6.00 beer in a small plastic cup is a total rip-off
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was wonderful and the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/15/2012
    Food was wonderful and the waiter was very accomodating to our food needs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Had an early dinner at Red
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/4/2012
    Had an early dinner at Red on a Saturday. The Margarita's were great so was the food. It was a beautiful afternoon and we got to sit outside which was nice. Overall we had a good experience and I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Color Me "Red"
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/29/2012
    We have been looking for a quality Mexican (TexMex) restaurant since leaving Houston, Texas and moving to New Jersey. We have been consistently disappointed at the several restaurants we checked out. From the excellent and abundant chips and tasty salsa to the delicious entrees, our family of 4 was thrilled to finally have a positive Mexican food experience in the NY/NJ area. We also had great service. We certainly plan to come back to Red and highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our first time at this restaurant.
    John
    Dined on 5/27/2012
    Our first time at this restaurant. Very good value, service, and food. Will visit again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We have been to Red 3-4 times
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/19/2012
    We have been to Red 3-4 times over the last year or so. Each experience had been very positive - good food & service. Saturday's experience was not good. Food was good as always, but service was horrible - probably the worst I have ever experienced in a NY restaurant. The restaurant was not busy inside or out, but it took 15 minutes to get a water. Thankfully we were not in a hurry.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had a really nice time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    We had a really nice time here a year ago, but on this last visit our food was cold, drinks were small, service was poor and the food wasn't even that good.
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  • The margarita's are great!
    RacquelA
    Dined on 5/5/2012
    The margarita's are great! Good place to meet with friends, eat good food and have a great time.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent service, good food,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/29/2012
    Excellent service, good food, and reasonable prices. I brought my staff out for lunch to Red's and we all had an enjoyable time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great margaritas'! But they
    Divie
    Dined on 2/25/2012
    Great margaritas'! But they pack a punch. I highly recommend the carne asada brava if you like red meat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Huge pet peeves are when items
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 2/1/2012
    Huge pet peeves are when items are sold out in the menu. I was immediately disappointed in the ambiance as it was not what was expected from the Open Table pictures. I es expecting more intimate and upscale menu and service in vein of Sinigual restaurant. But it was a cheesy decorated lightly themed mexican restaurant, with an expensive rent space. The most aggravating thing that happened there was paying 15 dollars for table side guacamole, only to have the gentlemen who speed up along the easier what to do and a refresher on how to make it. Then it became an expensive DIY as he asked us gore much to place of each ingredient. That meal, plus two sets off fish tacos, 2 beers and 2 margaritas equaled $90 a ruined evening
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  • Nothing special. The food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/5/2011
    Nothing special. The food and the service were average. We sat upstairs because it was quieter, but frequently had to run downstairs to get the waiter's attention. Food was decent quality. It was served on time and tasted good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Located @ the South Street
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/13/2011
    Located @ the South Street Seaport... looked vibrant from the outside, because no one was inside. Sat out and ordered guacamole for appetizer, and they were OUT?? what mexican restaurant is out of guacamole??? Food was ok, nothing special. Server was biting off more than she could chew. Why do these servers want to impress with their memory?? Write the darn order so you don't mess it up!!
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  • Went to Red Restaurant for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/25/2011
    Went to Red Restaurant for lunch. Very good prices and located right in the heart of the South Street Seaport. Will definitely eat here again if I am in the neigborhood.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Red Restaurant on Fulton Street
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/5/2011
    Red Restaurant on Fulton Street is great in the summer for outdoor dining or drinking depending on your company. If you like spicy the menu is made especially for you. In lieu of a notable wine list they carry a variety of tequilas that will surely liven the night. After dinner you can take a nice stroll to the seaport and enjoy a nice harbor view.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • South Street Seaport Gem!
    NYCGirl25
    Dined on 6/3/2011
    Red Restaurant is located in the popular South Street Seaport. Most of the restaurants there are tourist traps but Red never disappoints! I work in the area and visit the restaurant a few times a year with my coworkers for special occasion luncheons. Their frozen margarita is one of the best in the City and a perfect compliment to all the dishes. The indoor seating is plenty since seating is two floors and on a nice day, it's great to sit outside and for some sun and people watching. It's great for families and large groups. I've been to the other restaurants in the Seaport area but others are clear tourist traps since the food is terrible and overpriced.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Forget everything else! RED rocks!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/8/2011
    My wife was tantalized the moment we walked in. We're native New Yorkers and she's always wanted to try the cuisine at RED. Both the food and beverages were outstanding!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun dinner. We were quickly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/11/2011
    Fun dinner. We were quickly seated and drinks came fast. Waiter asked if the kids needed their food before us which was nice. Entire meal came much faster than we thought. Margaritas were very strong. Great experience, we will be going back again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was really good and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/9/2011
    The food was really good and different tahn most mexican places i've been to before. The decor was also really cool and trendy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Coffee so bad that even the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 1/9/2011
    Coffee so bad that even the waiter warned us about it (I didn't listen). Flavors listed on kid menu mostly unavailable. Food was fine, a little goopy (soggy nachos, lots of salad dressing). but view is unparalleled for people watching and ceilings are high and it's sunny--great break from the blustery winter out there! though maybe just for snacks and lots of margaritas.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was OK, but the service
    InvitingVIP
    Dined on 11/26/2010
    The food was OK, but the service was very slow. This was due to staff calling off for the day.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • delicious food and friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/27/2010
    delicious food and friendly service. great for outdoor dining that doesn't feel too crowded.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good service, great food..great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/26/2010
    Good service, great food..great location for lunch meetings.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Third day in a row we have
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/26/2010
    Third day in a row we have eaten here because the kids love it so much--I love it too, great sangria and such attentive and pleasant service. I am sure to return, with and without my kids--if you're in the Seaport, this is a great place for lunch!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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  • The food was good. I had the
    pdaNY
    Dined on 8/20/2010
    The food was good. I had the enchiladas verde. They were definitely fresh. The drinks were good, but very strong ... if that's what you like. Sent the drink back once only to get a watered down version of the first. It was a gin and tonic with a lime, get with it! I drank the drink after the waiter agreed to replace it again because I could only imagine what would have come to replace it. I give the food four stars because my friend said the margarita was really good and the food was good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is a great location.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/8/2010
    This is a great location. The price of the food is excellent. The food taste excellent and the restaurant was clean. The only thing I didn't agree with is the wait staff seemed to be only concerned with there section. I've been to many great restaurants the key is operate as a team. My waiter had 3 tables going at the same time and had no help.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • we were there and it ws pretty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/8/2010
    we were there and it ws pretty empty..end of summer Hamptons syndrome but the food was pretty good. The first two things we wanted to order on the menu were not available..so, thatis a negative..otherwise not bad for the buck. Fine to bring kids which we did.
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  • Lackluster on this visit.
    HMJAVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2010
    Lackluster on this visit. So-so food, mediocre drink and uninterested service.
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  • Ok so RED was not the best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/11/2010
    Ok so RED was not the best pick. I thought with rave reviews it would have been better but it was not. The restaurant was freezing yes it was the summer but we had to as to lower the ac as it made our appetizers cold. They had the nerve to check IDs but there was a family with 2 kids(confusing). The wait staff did adjust the temperature when asked but wow our waiter disappeared& another really nice average height African American waiter(I want to say his name was Dave/Dan but I could be wrong,but he had a slight accent) came over&helped with what ever we wanted. Now if the rest of the staff was like him I might go again even though the chicken burrito I had was sub par. Chipotle is way better. Decor was ok.But that big tree stump
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    kid-friendly
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  • We enjoyed a wonderful lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/18/2010
    We enjoyed a wonderful lunch of Quesadillas Mi Bandera which was a special and included three excellent quesidellas. They were excellent as was the quacamole that we choose. We topped it off with smoothies and some delicious cookies. This was all served to us by a most charming waiter, Joshua, who was very helpfulas well as an excellent server. We definetly look forward to a return visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The restaurant was very empty,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/9/2010
    The restaurant was very empty, yet twice they screwed up our order, in a small way, but annoying.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nothing special. The guacamole
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/10/2010
    Nothing special. The guacamole had WAY too much onion in it. That's all you could taste! The margarita wasn't good either. Food was ok--nothing special.
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  • Food was good, always consistent.
    JHinesVIP
    Dined on 4/7/2010
    Food was good, always consistent. The service this time in was outstanding.
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  • Food was good. Service was
    JHinesVIP
    Dined on 4/1/2010
    Food was good. Service was OK ... We had to ask for water two or three times before getting a refill. It was a little frustrating but all in all a good experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I found it pretty good. One
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/22/2010
    I found it pretty good. One diner who accompanied me wanted a display of rolls or bread which they didn't have but I don't eat that anyway. I LOVE their Grilled Chicken Sandwich.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Took a coworker out for lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/23/2009
    Took a coworker out for lunch to celebrate Christmas, we sat by the window looking towards the Christmas tree, it was a great way to start the season. The food and service was Great. The reservation request was honored - sitting by the window :) - I will definately go back. Thank you so much.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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  • The food is good. This time,
    HighEndFoodieVIP
    Dined on 12/3/2009
    The food is good. This time, I did not have an experience like I have had in the past. The service was not too good and the food tasted differently.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was excellent but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 8/8/2009
    The food was excellent but the drinks were too pricey for their small size.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate