Red Room Cafe
Red Room Cafe

Red Room Cafe

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.redroomcafeattheshore.com/
  • Phone: 6098221067x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm;
    Friday - Sunday: 5:00pm -10:00pm;
  • Payment Options: Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Italian, Italian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Vincenzo Gatta
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: BYO Liquor, Delivery, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: We offer both on site and off site catering.
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer private parties for up to 65 people. Please call for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Maria Gatta 6098221067x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Monmouth Avenue
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Off street parking available during summer. Street parking remainder of year.
A word from Red Room Cafe
Welcome to the Red Room Cafe where our goal is to provide our customers with a friendly, relaxed atmosphere while enjoying a great dinning experience.


Food is our passion. We make sure that only the finest and freshest ingredients are used in preparing our dishes. We use only the best grades of meats and the freshest fish and seafood available. We bake our own bread and many of our pasta and deserts are handmade by our kitchen staff everyday. We even make our own mozzarella. We do this because we take pride in serving great food.

we have assembled a talented kitchen and wait staff who work hard to ensure that you, our customer, not only enjoy your meal but our service during your visit. We want our dining room to be a place to enjoy a pleasant evening with Friends or family.



Please contact the restaurant directly to reserve outdoor seating.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Red Room Cafe reviews from OpenTable diners
75 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (49)fit for foodies (22)good for groups (16)special occasion (14)great for outdoor dining (9)romantic (8)kid-friendly (7)hot spot (3)late-night find (3)Show More
  • Great spot
    Micki
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Went there twice and it was very enjoyable. Food was great. One time we were there and it was toward the end of the evening and we were treated almost like old friends. Another time, even though they were crowded we didn't feel rushed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor, poor service
    cyco1450VIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Dined with my family on a Monday night. Was about 1/3 full. Food not bad. Service and wait for food was horrendous. Obviously understaffed. In August in a beach town? Unacceptable. Looked like place was being run that night by a teenager. If going to do that, should close on Mondays.
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  • Food Is Fabulous
    Rosanna
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Everyone in our party loved their dinner! Everything was fresh and very tasty. Will definitely be going back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Had a excellent dinner. Large portions and good quality.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Slow service but worth the wait!
    HerbiejackVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Really great food Veal melanzane was tender and tasty Clams vongole were seasoned to perfection
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Out of this world
    MangiaVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I'm italian and I know italian... Best byo down the shore. Homemade bread, homemade pasta! You can't get any better. Had fried calamad, clams casino, fresh mozz. Veal sorrento is to die for. The red room is a must try. Service was excellent thanks to bill
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian seafood
    marjo
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The food and service were excellent. I would definitely return to the Red Room Cafe
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Red Room Turns me Purple
    StanleymanlyVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    A woeful night that was so bad it was almost comic. Sat there in a cramped space in the middle of the room, my wife's chair bumped by every passing waiter. Sat there for 52 minutes waiting for our apps. Complained to owner, who soon discovered our waitress had not submitted our order. Ten minutes before apps finally arrived. Told that they were now out of halibut (ordered by 2 of the 4 in our party). Another 40 minutes before entrees arrived. Nightmare.
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  • Food and service
    CarlVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The food and service were terrific. It was delicious and we were not rushed by the service We are coming back for sure
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Update Menu!!
    DanBVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The menu is so old that my first three choices are no longer available! Fortunately, my fourth choice was very good. The Milano salad is my favorite, and you can order a small or large size. The Caesar was also very good. Our entrees, chicken parm and linguini and clams in a red sauce, were each worth ordering. The restaurant seating is crowded so be prepared to hear your neighbor's conversation.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Once again Red Room experience was outstanding. The food was excellent. I recommend eating outside in the nice summer weather.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We were disappointed with our appetizers. I Had grilled calamari appetizer and it was expensive and tasteless. My fiancé had the mussels appetizer in red sauce. The sauce was okay, but the mussels were tiny and not plentiful nor tasty. Our Friend had clams casino and he loved his appetizer! Our meals (2 orders of lamb chops and one tilapia were okay). Both lamb chops had to be sent back to be cooked some more. My tilapia was good, but was nothing outstanding. For an okay meal, the restaurant is fine, but if you are looking for really good food, go elsewhere.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Boring
    FoodiechickVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We were a party of 6. Our food was totally boring. My meatballs were dry and burnt and my broccoli rabe had absolutely no taste! No one in our party was satisfied with their dinner. Never again will we return.
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  • CarrieVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Menu was disappointing, took stuffed shrimp off menu, food was good
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful meal
    scarletbegonias
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The owners and staff do a great job welcoming you. Food is wonderful, homemade Italian with fresh ingredients. Small intimate place with very attentive servers. I really like that it is BYOB and convenient for us to walk to. They do offer sidewalk dining too.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Made to order
    PickyeaterVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Waiter listened and food was made to order. Their marinara sauce is excellent!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Were seated 30 minutes late
    fine2dine
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Specials all overpriced with respect to menu and had to ask for prices for specials; all about 50% more than items listed on menu. . I ordered veal chop; it was tasty but small. I had to ask for a sharp knife as the veal was very difficult to cut . Service was slow but dishes were removed while some of our party was still eating. It was very noisy. Have eaten here before with much better service and food.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious though slow
    Carole
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Took an hour to get our entrees. Delicious though. B
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mike C
    mikeVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Avoid Saturday summer nights. Food is great, everyone enjoyed their meal. Service was worse than lousy. waited over one hour for two appetizers, and over an hour and a half for entrees. Then after our coffee we are told that they need our table. We would have been long gone if they brought us our meals. It they were not at least polite, they would have heard a response. Absolutely ridiculous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Noise level and crowding excessive
    Thedink43
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Our dining experience was not good. Tables are crowded together making for very narrow aisles. My chair, and those of others in our party, was continually bumped by wait staff and other patrons moving about. I tried to turn table for more room and wound up spilling my glass of wine. Buspersons were very attentive to help in cleanup but no attention paid by wait staff. It is extremely noisy - no sound baffling. In fact, because of the extreme noise level after we finished our meal we did not stay for coffee or dessert - couldn't wait to leave. Would only recommend to try in off season. Not worth the wait for food either - long delay for relatively uncomplicated dinners that were just average.
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  • Terrific food
    RobertVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    The food was great. Very fresh. Delicious. service was great. First time there and I look forward to go back. Even the background music was perfect to set the ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 3 out of 4
    sunny
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    We've always enjoyed the food at red room, however this past Monday we came away disappointed. I had indicated on my reservation that one member of our party had gluten issues. As we began to order the waiter informed us they had no gf pasta, even though the online & table menus advertised. I had farfalle with shrimp which was good, my sister with the gluten problem had chicken with string beans (they also had no rice or risotto, nor was a potato offered). Another guest had chicken parm & my husband had sausage, broccoli rabe & orecchiette. He said his dish was flavorless - soupy with very little broccoli rabe. Also I ended up not eating my Caesar salad, which is usually always a safe dish, as it was "mustardy" tasting, which was odd.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • May not want to go on a weekend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The food is good and its a great neighborhod place. They just aren't equipped to handle the shore crowds that are going to happen on a Friday or Saturday night at the shore. If you aren't willing to wait hour and a half for your entree's, then better to go another night. The food is always good though.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A difference of opinion.
    missaliciapVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    After reading the other responses, I'm surprised they're talking about the same restaurant. While the food was good (albeit pricey), the service was left to be desired. After waiting 20 minutes for an appetizer and an additional 30 minutes for entrees, one would think that the waiter would have stopped by more than once (which conveniently happened when the owner was walking by). I also didn't really appreciate getting lectured by a member of the wait staff about how they can't "cater to customers needs" by having limes (I asked if I could have one). While this may have been a one-time bad experience, it definitely doesn't make me want to try this restaurant again -- particularly when there are so many great ones in the area.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Food was ok, ravioli was fresh and tender but small portion, chicken with procuitto and spinach was delicious, spaghetti and clams just ok, Caesar salad was good ,though small, ordered calamari but the fryer was broken. Good bread, great service, very attentive. We feel that first timers should receive the same treatment as regulars.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but they Overbook on Weekends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We had a 9 pm reservation. They sat us at 9:30. There was a large party that sat down just ahead of us. We ended up eating at around 10:45. They never even expalinedor apologized. Overall a nice place and we have eaten there mnay times but they handled that situation poorly.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Three stars
    SammieVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Very friendly. Food good but needs more flavor. Flat tasting. Good service. Waitress wrote veal chop medium but was well done...no flavor. Fish fresh but could use some spices. Will go back
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable meal
    Asset2000
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    The food was very good with large portions. The staff was also very nice.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always consistently Great!
    FavoriteRestaurant
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The wait staff are attentive and caring. The owner knows us by name and tries to accommodate our family or friends when we come in a larger group. The food is SOOOO good! Their halibut is the ONLY fish my daughter in law will eat. I had the crab cakes on Saturday which were light, big and delicious. Their nightly specials are not overly priced. The menu is reasonable compared to how much the restaurants on the Island have increased. And it's a BYOB.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Little BYOB
    sublimeX4meVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    So glad we had dinner here. We didn't even know it existed (found it on Open Table) since it's off the beaten path. As per the other reviews, the portions are generous AND DELICIOUS! We had the calamari and pulp salad, very tasty. I had the chicken with spinach, tomatoes, and mozzarella and my husband had a veal dish. Both winners. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dove
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Very good fish specials including grouper and salmon. Caprese salad good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food very accommodating
    mikeVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Chef made a favorite of mine that was not on the menu. Great meal great service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Some of the best Italian food in the shore area. Always a friendly greeting when you arrive and the food is great. Byo and enjoy - try the fish or veal and you can't go wrong. Also fab pastas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 42 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 80 reviews are from the Red Room Cafe reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Having been to Red Room Cafe several times, the food and service never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very enjoyable dinner at Red Room
    PhilaTheaterGoer
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Discovered this restaurant at Ventnor's Chefs Night Out.We decided to give it a try and are glad we did. Went with another couple. We all ordered something different and everyone enjoyed their meal - chicken Limone, Sea Bass, Tilapia and a pasta/seafood dish. We were there for 3 hours. Service was good. No one hurried us to leave. Will definitely go back - also it was a little less expensive than we expected - and definitely less expensive than some of the other restaurants we go to for special occasions so will likely become our anniversary/birthday celebration go to place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great food, modest location
    jamalily
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    You know those old fashioned Italian restaurants that are hangouts for movie gangsters? The food looks so wonderful you could cry. Will this is the place where regular people can get that food. I got homemade pasta with bolognese. While the flavor was great, there wasn't much meat. My partner who eats his food plain got lemon chicken which was a large portion and very tasty. Next time I plan to keep it simple and order traditional favorites like meatballs and spaghetti Bread crusts were good, I don't like the fluffy insides. BYOB with a liquor store next door-rotten selection of white wines tho.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Why is the service second rate?
    TrialgirlVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Food at this BYO in Ventnor is just fine but I cannot understand why the service is poor. This is the second time I have been to this spot. Last time was a party of four, this time five. The food is good but it is evident that they are understaffed with waiters. It appears that one server was working the entire room and he was disinterested at best. If this is what its like out of season, can you imagine what it will be like after Memorial Day?
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    A great dinning experience. Food/service was very good. Moreover the food was great. We have been there a number of times. It was a god find , if you keep going back. It was recommended to us by friends & we recommended it
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
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  • Somewhat disappointed
    Bobgata
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    This was our second time at this restaurant. The first time the food was delicious. This time, not so much. The veal was a little tough and my stuffed shrimp lacked flavor. The stuffing was bland. We like the restaurant and the owners were nice, but we were a little disappointed.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • chasnanVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Food was excellent veal dishes are the best I would recommend it to everyone to try
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.