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

Red Room Food and Wine Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.redroomencino.com/
  • Phone: 8183860278
  • 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: Italian, Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates
  • 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
  • Private Party Facilities: With a warm, inviting ambiance, an array of gourmet tapas and flatbreads, and an extensive wine list, Red Room Food & Wine Bar is the perfect space for intimate events including holiday festivities, corporate meetings, or even chic cocktail parties.
  • Private Party Contact: Bianca Pereira 8772504704

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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Red Room Food and Wine Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
18 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.3
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (13)notable wine list (12)romantic (8)fit for foodies (7)great for outdoor dining (5)late-night find (3)special occasion (2)vibrant bar scene (2)great for brunch (1)great for lunch (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Must Try
    ladyZVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The best Chopped Kale Salad, a must try! Wonderful atmosphere with live music.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Red Room
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We went to the Red Room last week for our wedding anniversary and had a wonderful evening. Great Tapas, terrific service, nice atmosphere outdoors. Very reasonably priced. Would go again for sure!
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Red Room
    suesanVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This was an ok experience. The food was relatively good but it was a very small inside area with a larger outside area. Of course, if it's very warm weather, outside isn't where you want to be.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Red Room Encino
    Candy
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    There were three of us for dinner. When the bill came, I paid for it. The man who brought back my credit card, gave it to my boyfriend and said thank you. My name was clearly a feminine one on the credit card. Was a little offended. Women can and do treat men and other women to dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ladies' night
    rands
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pour the wine!
    abcdiner
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Casual Wine Bar
    JJFlurpVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    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!!!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 11 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3.3
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 61 reviews are from the Red Room Food and Wine Bar reviews archive.
  • Small intimate setting
    GmnjVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Great personal service and knowledge of food and wine.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great little spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for some tapas and wine
    Kevin
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great find in food less Encino
    Mammafoodie
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    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:)
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good find!
    Rubberduck
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Small but interesting menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always very good.
    Alan
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quite Charming
    BizLunchie
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Good
    MarkB
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    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?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently Fine
    MarkB
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic gem
    Mooose
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Encino Hide Away
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!
    Jenb
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This one is a regular on my list.
    Alan
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Been here 5 or more times. Always pleasant, good wine, good ambience, good service. It is very small and intimate which I like.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friday Night Date
    FridayNightDateVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My favorite neighborhood restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time. Great place. Great
    PaulVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    First time. Great place. Great food. Fernando and Nancy provided excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dined here 3X in last few wks
    LANativeVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2013
    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.
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  • A wine lover's paradise
    AlakaLazloVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The worst service ever. Been
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    The worst service ever. Been ther twice and it was no better the second time. They completely ignore you.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We loved our experience there
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I appreciated that the wait
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Tapas and Wine Bar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/29/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • s l o w ...but GOOD!
    ladyZVIP
    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!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was alright, not
    emmyve1VIP
    Dined on 3/17/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great wine list and appetizers.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    Great wine list and appetizers. While the selection of the main courses was somewhat limited, the food was very tasty.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    Chaine50yrs
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tapas style (small plates),
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We've dined at the Red Room
    CocoaMojoVIP
    Dined on 1/31/2013
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Intimate wine and tapas bar
    DanMVIP
    Dined on 1/27/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Each course of the three-course
    Psych
    Dined on 1/22/2013
    Each course of the three-course special menu for L.A. Restaurant Week was delicious. Wine was also very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Charming wine bar
    CocoaMojoVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2012
    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 ...
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My boyfriend and I went to
    DJLisette
    Dined on 8/19/2012
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet