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Red Room Food and Wine Bar
Red Room Food and Wine Bar

Red Room Food and Wine Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.redroomencino.com
  • Phone: (818) 386-0278
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday, Sunday: 4:00PM - 10:00PM. Friday - Saturday: 4:00PM - 11:00PM.

    Closed: Monday
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Chef Joseph Gillard
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Encino Ave
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Red Room Food and Wine Bar
With a contemporary ambiance and a hint of romance, the new Red Room Food & Wine Bar in Encino opened its doors July 2011 to offer the community a long-awaited, refreshingly classy neighborhood restaurant and lounge. It's a great place to mingle after work, or relax with a fresh glass of organic, sulfite-free wine. Proudly offering Los Angeles a cozy hideaway with great music, a heated outdoor patio, and the best wine & food in town.

The Red Room Food & Wine Bar boasts an exclusive list of 50 wines that were hand-picked from all over the world. Our wine bar also offers a mouthwatering menu of tapas, flatbreads, entrees, and salads, as well as a thirst-quenching selection of beer. The Red Room Food & Wine Bar is located at 17499 Ventura Blvd in Encino, CA next to Coral Tree Cafe.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Went for Dine LA. The menu was really interesting with different combinations of flavors. Wine recommendations were all great. The desserts were really yummy. We were sitting and gabbing for quite awhile and there was no pressure to continue ordering or leave at any point in time. It was a real pleasure."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "I went to this wine bar hoping to sample a selection of wines from their menu. Unfortunately if the bottle hasn't been opened they have a two glass minimum policy that applies to most of wine list. I can go to any restaurant and order two glasses of the same wine. I had been looking forward to sampling several wines but literally for every one of my choices the waiter told me the bottle hadn't been opened. I let the waiter know I thought the policy was irritating and his response was "believe me sir if we had something good open I would tell you". The food was ok but the wine policy was a real turn off."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The Red Room is a lovely little wine bar. Very hard to see unless you know it's there. The food is very, very good. There have been little menu tweeks over the past year and it's just gotten better. you can tell this is somewhere where they have put thought into the menu. yummy. Wine menu is lovely too. Most of the seating is outside, which is fun. it's a small place so you feel taken care of. And the staff is fun and helpful too. Get the short ribs!!!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Great personal service and knowledge of food and wine."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "This was a great find! The ambiance is perfect for a date night. The service was great, and they have a large selection of wine. The staff is very knowledgeable and open to questions. Highly recommend this place!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We found the place last minute on a weeknight and got reservations online right away. The inside looked great but we chose to sit by the outdoor fire pit. A live band was playing. Bartender and server were friendly and knowledgeable. Appetizers were satisfying but our main meal left more to be desired. Overall a nice little place and we'd go back for the wine and some apps."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Red room is a great little place for small plates And a glass of good wine The manager has great wine knowledge and Takes his time making sure you have the perfect Glass. We were there for a book club meeting And the whole group was very happy:)"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "The food was great! The wine was great! The service was great! Really loved everything about it. Although the tab came to over $100 for two people, we did each have 2 couple glasses of wine with our food. And the food was so good, it was worth it. I can see this place becoming the go-to spot for young professionals with money. Very cool interior as well! Parking was a bit of a challenge for a Thursday night, but not unworkable. Overall, I really enjoyed it."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "My wife and I eat here quite regularly and can attest to the quality and consistency here. It's tapas style, but the portions fall between large and small. To us just the right amount. Everything is delicious, but we are partial to the flat breads. We bring our on wine, corkage is reasonable, but it's a wine bar as well and has many interesting selections to choose from. The service is excellent and we always feel welcome."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We've been here many times and often take friends who have never been. Food is good; good wine selection, pleasant service which is not "cute" or overbearing, and it has great ambience - intimate. Like a small Euro bistro in France or Italy."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "I selected this restaurant at random, looking for someplace nearby my date's address. What a surprise! Good food, great wine with live music and a fire pit for a warm, cozy ambiance. The owner of the restaurant waited on us personally. It made for a great 1st date."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "I've reviewed Red Room several times before. Food and service remain consistent. A neighborhood wine bar where you can relax and visit with friends and enjoy good food and wine. What could be wrong with that?"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Been there many times and never disappointed. We always bring different friends and they all like it and want to come back. Fernando can guide you through the wine list and anything on the menu tastes fine. Nice neighborhood wine bar where you can relax, unwind and socialize with friends."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "I was looking for a small romantic evening with my wife and chose the Red Room at the recommendation of a friend. The indoor dining area was small but cozy, and they had a large outdoor patio. We chose to sit inside and immediately decided we would stick to tapas and a bottle of wine. My wife is a little picky with wine so she described her preference to the server. He recommended a bottle of red that opened up nicely and complimented everything we ate. The tuna tartar was awesome, and the kale salad to die for. We also got the asparagus flatbread and added chicken to half and prosciutto to the other. Towards the end of our evening the Sommelier came over and talked a bit. He was a friendly gentlemen and extremely knowledgable. Eat here!"
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "This place is a little gem with great food and wine with a really romantic and intimate vibe... Trendy and fairly priced will go back to choose from the more than 100 wine selections and have a tapas along with it. Loved it!"
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "Love the ambiance. Dimmly lit and Romantic but also good times with a few friends around the fire pit. Excellent short ribs and salads. Wine and beer lists from around the world. I had a Cab from Argentina! So incredible! My friend loved her beer from Spain. Staff always friendly and attentive. Great low key music. And it's in the VALLEY! Can't wait to go again!"
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Been here 5 or more times. Always pleasant, good wine, good ambience, good service. It is very small and intimate which I like."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "No points for open table, no California wines, they started clearing patio furniture early while customers were still dining. The food was okay. I would go to Vino Wine & Tapas down the street."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "Love this place! The wine list features wines from around the world hand picked by the owner, all great and reasonably priced. We usually let the staff pick the wine for us after explaining what we're in the mood for, and a few tastings. The food is excellent, especially the kale salad and the rib. This place is small and usually full so make reservations, even if it's just a few hours before you want to go."
    Dined on 8/16/2013
  • "First time. Great place. Great food. Fernando and Nancy provided excellent service."
    Dined on 7/27/2013
  • "This is a great wine bar with good food too - small plates and regular dinners. Short ribs - tender and great. Salmon was prepared perfectly. Flat breads - we have had several of them are great too. Lamb meatballs and brucheta were very tasty. Good wine list and very friendly service. We have sat inside and outside - outside is nice during the summer though does overlook parking lot. Would definitely recommend."
    Dined on 6/1/2013
  • "A friend suggested the 4 of us meet for dinner at Red Room. It's a tiny place, and even though its close by, we'd never eaten there before. The food was lovely, and is largely focused on tapas, but what sets this place apart is the wine list and the owner's knowledge of it. Appetizers were great as were the main courses. Even the deserts were superb. But the wines were to die for. They even have some great ones by the glass, so if you don't want a whole bottle, you can still have a great glass of wine with dinner. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 5/18/2013
  • "The worst service ever. Been ther twice and it was no better the second time. They completely ignore you."
    Dined on 5/3/2013
  • "We loved our experience there and the food/wine were wonderful, made all the better by a coupon we had for free corkage. Slower pace, small plates and relaxed atmosphere made for a perfectly comfortable, unhurried and pleasant experience. We will be back and next time with friends! We heartily recommend this unique and lovely little find. And believe me, we are extremely picky about where we eat out as my husband is an excellent cook and we find it difficult to find a place worthy of our money and dining expectations."
    Dined on 4/6/2013
  • "I appreciated that the wait staff was attentive and considerate. Since there was no demand for our table they allowed two ladies to talk way into the night without "suggesting" that we might order more food or beverage. The food was very good, too!"
    Dined on 4/5/2013
  • "Fantastic wine list and the service staff are great at picking out wine if you aren't so good at it. We had a hard time picking out what to eat because everything sounded so delicious! We'll definitely be back."
    Dined on 3/29/2013
  • "We were a party of 6 and non of us had ever been there. The place is tiny but they do have outdoor seating. Large wine list, everyone enjoyed there food. The only thing that they can work on is the service, pretty slow. Overall I will go again!"
    Dined on 3/29/2013
  • "The food was alright, not the best, and not the worst either. Our waitress forgot about us for a good 15 minutes after we were seated, but overall it was a good experience. They have a few kinks to work out, but have a great idea going. Bottles of wine are 50% on Sundays!"
    Dined on 3/17/2013
  • "Great wine list and appetizers. While the selection of the main courses was somewhat limited, the food was very tasty."
    Dined on 3/9/2013
  • "Fantastic! We loved it. I heard the drums Fernando!!!! Fernando being our host and everything person. Can he be cloned? Fernando chose our individual wines correctly. The curried cauliflower tapas were delicious. The bread! Try the one with sausage. Almost like pizza only better."
    Dined on 3/8/2013
  • "Tapas style (small plates), really excellent food, very prompt in serving. Tasted wine with owner, who is very knowledgeable in wine selection and in assisting you to find which wine you are looking for."
    Dined on 3/2/2013
  • "We've dined at the Red Room several times over the past few months and always find it a delightful experience. It's a very small intimate place, and the staff is friendly and remembers you. The food's always extraordinarily good. We went during DineLA and ordered off the regular menu and tasted a few new dishes, including Kobe beef Sliders and truffled macaroni and cheese. The Kobe sliders were the best we've ever had -- very tender, flavorful with a slightly spicy well-balanced sauce and very good buns. We wolfed down the macaroni. Both were generous portions and extremely well priced. The couple next to us really enjoyed the DineLA menu -- they said the cioppino was fabulous. Red Room is a great addition to the neighborho"
    Dined on 1/31/2013
  • "Intimate wine and tapas bar with a few tables and excellent food. Suitable for a fill meal a well a small bites to enjoy with the good wine list."
    Dined on 1/27/2013
  • "Each course of the three-course special menu for L.A. Restaurant Week was delicious. Wine was also very good."
    Dined on 1/22/2013
  • "This is a charming little wine bar with tapas and a limited entree menu. We had Happy Hour there (on a Saturday, no less :-) ) and each had two glasses of some fabulous Pinot Noir the waiter recommended that was on the Happy Hour menu. We split a phenomenal cheese plate (Humboldt Fog even), some lamb meatballs, and a flat bread Margarita pizza. I took home another pizza. Food was really good, and the bill was really reasonable. Will definitely go back for more Pinot and fun ..."
    Dined on 11/3/2012
  • "My boyfriend and I went to Red Room for our second time and loved it all over again. Great tapas, wines, and ambiance for a small, intimate venue. We're definitely going back for another romantic date."
    Dined on 8/19/2012
  • "Casual, good food and great food. I would go back."
    Dined on 7/25/2012
  • "The service, food and wine are all fantastic here! The establishment is well managed with a passion for service."
    Dined on 7/21/2012
  • "I have now been here a number of times and still like going here, although the bill can add up very easily. The food is great but service is very slow. I think Fernando is the only that can take orders and he covers both inside and outside. Other servers can deliver food, pour water and clear away plates but it can take time to get drinks or food ordered, which can be a bit frustrating."
    Dined on 7/19/2012
  • "This OSA real gem. We went based on Open Table reviews and were not disappointed. Food was outstanding and service was good. A real bargain, although a little small."
    Dined on 7/18/2012