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Red Star
Red Star

Red Star Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.redstartavern.com
  • Phone: (503) 222-0005
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 10:30am, 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 2:00pm; Happy Hour 4:00pm - 8:00pm Daily
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Kyle Rourke
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Red Star Catering in the Hotel Monaco has over 5000 square feet of banquet space to suit your every need - be it a business lunch, rehearsal dinner, or casual post-wedding brunch. Please contact Director of Catering Carole Lombardi.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Join Red Star every weekend for Brunch starting at 8am and lasting until 2pm. Omelets, Eggs Benedict, and our Signature Burger are just some of the items you can enjoy anytime of the day. We also make the best Bloody Mary in Downtown Portland using our own jalapeno infused vodka and special house made Mary mix. Yum!

    Red Star also boasts the best and most popular Happy Hour in Downtown Portland, with food and drinks ranging from $3 - $7. The best part is that it lasts from 4pm - 8pm every day of the week. Get there early as we do not reserve table in our bar and all seating for Happy Hour is first come first serve. Cheers!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 5th Ave.
  • Public Transit: Transit stop directly in front of the restaurant on SW 5th and Alder
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Red Star validates for parking at the Hotel Monaco only.
A word from Red Star
You don't need to be a fine dining restaurant to give a fine dining experience. The Red Star, located in the heart of downtown Portland, provides upscale, friendly service in a casual atmosphere. Chef Kyle Rourke insures that fresh, local, and seasonal items are the primary ingredients in all menus. From the locally raised meats, and fresh seafood, to the best produce that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Don't forget the cocktails! The amazing beverages, and craft cocktails are led by Brandon Lockman. We offer everything from cocktails on tap to the best Bourbon wall in Portland. Call, stop in, or visit us online to reserve your experience today!Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "Our server Rusty was outstanding. He was attentive and made helpful recommendations without being overbearing. The food at Red Star is always excellent. The menu choices have a definite Northwest flair. We like the unique offerings compared to other conglomeration restaurants."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We were 6 of us celebrating our company's success. Booked thru Open Table. There were a couple of vegetarians amongst us. Red Star knew this ahead of time and made suggestions accordingly. The wine pairing suggested was also excellent."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Sadly, not a lot to recommend as outstanding. Management needs to work on server staff training as our table was ignored several times despite attempts to get their attention. The food? OK, just not up to what can be found elsewhere in Portland. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "It was my boyfriends birthday dinner. They put a hand drawn card on the table for his birthday :) the service staff was AWESOME and so knowledgeable . Kind staff. They really cater to you but not overbearingly ... Loved it here we will definintely be back for dinner"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Enjoyed breakfast, the chorizo hash was fantastic. Smokey, yummy, eggs cooked perfectly. The server brought an array of salsas when I asked for hot sauce. Taste buds were thrilled! Very creative menu with a variety to satisfy the palate. . Will definitely return when we visit Portland again."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "I chose this place for my big family to have Mother's Day Brunch, largely for the bottomless mimosas advertised (on Open Table & confirmed in my reservation email). We arrived & they did not have the offer, "by OLCC regulations." We were disappointed, but they handled it well and Red Star covered our first round. It was our first time there-portions are small for hungry boys, but the food is good. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "More of a select menu but your taste buds will be very pleased. We ordered a simple burger which turned out to be more than an average burger it was delicious. Our waiter was gracious, friendly and very professional. Was a very pleasant dinner and would definitely go back and recommend. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "although alone as a traveler, was disappointed in the food and service. the server was scattered and unfocused. he said he a had a table that was "demanding". how does that help me? other servers in vicinity but did not observe teamwork between them. The brisket was tough and the beans seemed undercooked. Did not share as there was no one to check back. Probably will not try Red Star Tavern again"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Great restaurant, great food and great drinks!! I liked the wine bottle water glasses VERY cool! The food was delicious! We were visiting from San Francisco and open table helped us find this truly great restaurant! Thank you for a memorable evening! "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Very good food, accommodating staff to make menu changes for traditional eggs Benedict , child friendly. I nightly recommend this restaurant . Plus m&m's and other chocolate eggs, etc sprinkled on the table at the end for all! Well Done!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We had heard that their burger was great, so we tried it. Indeed it was great. Also, the service was fantastic. Friendly and paying attention to detail."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Had I not gone to the Hotel Monaco, I would not have known what an excellent restaurant was hidden there. Very attentive waitstaff, delicious cuisine and reasonable (not low), prices. Elegant."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "I did the dining month menu. Adequate starter; I had the beet salad. The brevette steak as my main, and exceedingly average, Dessert was the fried ice cream, which was lovely.. Service was painfully slow. I am a solo diner and was "treated" to a poorly situated table by the door. The best part of this restaurant is that it is connected to the Hotel Monaco."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Great dining experience. Friendly staff, good food, outstanding dessert. Special acknowledgement of birthdays."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I haven't been to Portland for a while and the hotel Monaco was as good is I remember. Had a great dinner with my daughter and two granddaughters at the Red Star and I must confess I had forgotten just how good a place it is. Great and funny waiter."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "I was on the fence between two items. After chatting it over with my server, she made a recommendation that was off my radar, and was I glad I listened to her! Wine selection was easy to navigate, paired great with my entree. Was very pleased to find Red Star and will happily come back!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "First time I've been here for lunch. Great menu selection and food, service and ambiance was great!"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "I appreciate the healthy alternatives on the lunch menu."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Must try the pork chop. Amazingly good and great presentation."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Met a friend for brunch here. The Red Star does a consistently good breakfast; even their oatmeal is good! On this morning I had the red flannel omelet that had wagyu brisket, goat cheese and a molasses bbq sauce. It was very tasty. The fresh fruit that I had with it was a nice mix - not the usual winter melon melange (though there was melon). It was accompanied by a really tasty whole grain toast. Beyond the food, the service was attentive without being intrusive; friendly but not overbearing. All in all a good meal."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "The sausage soup very bland. Bread smelled good but no taste to it, did not like salt on the butter it came with. Pork chops were cooked perfected but once again no taste."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "My wife and I used the Red Star for our Wedding Reception two years ago. They took care of us well then, and continue to everytime we come in to eat. I loved how the server was conversational, but not over the top. The food was great as always and we love the atmosphere."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "We love Red Star. On our last visit, the hostess with the sides of her head shaved was unfriendly to the point of near-rudeness. Good food (despite recent cost-cutting measures), and great service overall, but hosting (especially this time) can be...bleh."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Although we had to wait almost an hour for dinner to be delivered (Valentine's day rush perhaps), the food really was good enough to be worth it (the complementary dessert didn't hurt either). The staff was able to move us to a different table due to a draft. The burger was excellent. Would visit again."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Dined at Red Star 2/14 for a business lunch (6 people). The ambiance was busy and moderatley loud so it didn't seem like others could hear our conversation. However, it also made it hard to hear one another. The service was fine. The menu was different from the last time I ate at Red Star. Previously, I liked the restaurant for their salads and pizzas made in their open oven. The current menu had neither. The burgers got good reviews from the group but the fish and chips (tasted by 2 people) were mushy. The whole bowl (salad with quinoa, beans, tomatoes, and chicken in a vinagrette), was also mushy. I prefer the street car version a couple blocks away. There was nothing that would bring me back to Red Star, other than the good location."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Friendly staff, great atmosphere, innovative take on classic food."
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "We are staying at Hotel Monaco. Needed an easy place to eat. This was wonderful. Main dishes were all flavorful. Ice cream was excellent."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "This was a awesome place went there with a group of friends for my wife's birthday The food was amazing, had the pacific burger!! The service was awesome had a great time."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Just can't get enough of Red Star's bacon wrapped jalapeños! We ordered off the small plates menu, brisket, wings, everything was really good and the service was awesome! We ended up stopping in 2 more times for drinks and snacks during our weekend stay downtown!"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Rusty was our server. He was very attentive. He was funny, but not in an intrusive way. He was friendly. He gave us some excellent recommendation for dinner. We were not disappointed. If we are ever in Portland again we will definitely visit again."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "Have eaten at Red Star before, but they changed the menu and have fewer choices. I found this disappointing. Some people might like that there are fewer choices. The food itself was ok, not great. Ambiance is good."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "Went on a Saturday for brunch and it was great! Ambience was nice, food was incredible and service was very good. Overall I enjoyed it and would definitely eat there again."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "I chose to eat at Red Star for my final meal before surgery and celebrate a late Christmas with my family in town from Idaho and it was fabulous.The muscles were steamed to perfection to start our meal. My father and I chose to share the Porterhouse steak and it was one of the best steaks I have ever had. The Bourbon Apple Tart was divine.The service was a bit slow especially since the restaurant was not full. The only small mystery to our experience was when a martini arrived in a vintage champagne goblet. I wpuld highly recommend Red Star to any foodies!"
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "We say at the Monaco when in Portland and Red Star is their in-house restaurant. Great local beer and food. Friendly service."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Good food, great atmosphere and diverse crowd. The menu was very well priced for the quality of food. Extensive beer and wine list and attentive staff."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "I've always found Red Star to serve enjoyable food, with good service at a convenient downtown Portland location. I would recommend it for lunch, after work drinks, or dinner."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. They honored our coupons, and made us want to go back to Red Star again soon."
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "We were staying at the Hotel Monaco and thought this was the hotel restaurant. It is not. Instead, its a tavern type place with finger foods and small plates, some of which are not good at all and some of which are just good. A young group's place, fairly cheap, but not a date site, a business dinner, or sit down nice dinner with the wife."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "This is my second time here. The brisket was great the first time and good the second time. The beets were a bit over cooked but still good. The same waiter was with me both times and was wonderful the first visit. The second visit he started out weak (not very friendly and didn't explain a dish that my friend asked about) but as the evening continued he warmed up."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Food is good quality, but fairly expensive for a lunch compared to other similar places all over nearby. I would recommend, but not somewhere I would go on a weekly basis due to the high price for a normal lunch."
    Dined on 12/13/2013