Red Star
Red Star

Red Star

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.redstartavern.com/
  • Phone: 5032220005x
  • 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: Steak, Seafood, American
  • 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: 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
From our mouth watering grilled Maryhill peaches, with big boy bacon, to the savory pork ' wings', or 12 oz dry aged Ribeye, Chef Kyle's culinary creations are sure to delight. Come see us at Red Star Tavern located in the heart of downtown Portland. We provide upscale, friendly service in a casual atmosphere. Chef Kyle Rourke is dedicated to using only the freshest local, and seasonal items available in all his dishes. 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!
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Red Star reviews from OpenTable diners
34 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (18)special occasion (17)fit for foodies (13)romantic (7)neighborhood gem (6)great for lunch (5)vibrant bar scene (5)notable wine list (4)hot spot (3)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Creative Menu
    NancyEFVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    A place to try new flavors. I loved the peaches and bacon - a tasty, complex seasonal dish. The shrimp and popcorn was less successful, but fun to try - and the shrimp was tasty. The bourbon pork chop was lovely; the sides good only if you like collard greens. My husband doesn't - but really liked the fingerling potatoes the waiter served at no extra charge. Good draft beer and gin martini (great, fresh olives!) completed an enjoyable meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    SyrahGirlVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Food quality was below average. Dry chicken breast on burned foccacia. Expected much more. :(
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  • The service ok, but quality poor.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Brick chicken was good. The halibut and the pork chop was overcooked and too dry to enjoy. We were so hungry we didn't take the time to send it back. Sides and appetizers were very interesting, and enjoyable. Our Waiter was kind and attentive, but oddly did not ask if food was good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • dinerVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had the deviled egg appetizer, brisket for dinner,and a dessert each. The dinner servings were large and ok. Desserts were spectacular.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cford
    BJC1
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Good service, good food, fresh local selections, reasonable
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently good
    Nixpix
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We have been to Red Star on our last 3 visits to Portland and each time we have enjoyed our meal. This last time was especially good. We had the same server we had previously. He makes us feel so at home not only at Red Star but in the city as well. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place.great food.great people
    meatnpotatoes
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I was looking for a downtown restaurant I had not been to before and settled on the Red Star. It started out right when we entered to smiling staff and a red rose on the table for my daughter (requested online but still impressive they did it!). We had plenty of attentive and friendly service without anyone being obtrusive. We both agreed the brisket and sausage corona beans were excellent - I highly recommend them - although the rib-eye was tasty as well. The atmosphere and décor were very nice and on-trend yet still comfortable. All in all it was a great, relaxing evening and I suggest others give the Red Star a try as I'm sure you will have the same fine experience we did.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mediocre Food - Attractive Place
    WillametteWonders
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Food is very ordinary. I had the burger which was very greasy and oddly tough. Low quality meat. There are much better places for lunch in that area at this price such as Pazzo or The Imperial.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cool place, poor food
    funkyjunkyVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    All our food but one dish was just not very good. Such a great atmosphere and nice idea when you are staying at the hotel and are tired and it's late, but the food was just plain bad. The service was okay.
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  • Great Service for a Large Group
    hungrygirl
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I made a reservation for a group of 12 to celebrate my birthday. The server was attentive and did a great job considering guests were arriving (and therefore ordering) at different times. We even had last-minute additions to the group and they were able to accommodate us by adding another nearby table. (Very much appreciated!) I know we kept our server very busy, but he was doing wonderfully considering the demands of almost constant food and drink orders. I was impressed that he maintained a friendly and positive attitude throughout our meal! The food was also very good. Everyone was very complimentary of their meals. I would certainly recommend Red Star to friends, and look forward to another meal there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't Miss - Perfection
    TheGlove
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    From the greeting at the door to the perfection of the desserts, start to finish, whatever your occasion, you will be delighted. The service is second to NONE!! The servers cooperate and whatever your need, the server nearest you will see to it. No --- "I will get YOUR server", just "right away, my pleasure." I had a perfectly turned ribeye that begged me to come back, again and again, really!! (I can hear it now, in fact, and I really would like to go back, right now!) You will NOT be disappointed. Period.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service, excellent food
    BionicBarbie
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent service and good food
    ShankarFamily
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre....
    RoadWarrior45VIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great find
    LeeshaNichole
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious!
    MeekoB94501VIP
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 18 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 333 reviews are from the Red Star reviews archive.
  • False advertising
    bottomlessmimosasorbust
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine dining
    cntrygrlvistspdx
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    Bart
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Easter Brunch
    BonnieP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had heard that their burger
    xxxxVIP
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thank you, Hotel Monaco!
    Iris
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice people, but it's Portland
    DMae
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience. Friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Great dining experience. Friendly staff, good food, outstanding dessert. Special acknowledgement of birthdays.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • just as good as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Listen to your server!
    chloeVIP
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time I've been here
    foodfan
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    First time I've been here for lunch. Great menu selection and food, service and ambiance was great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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  • Alternatives
    WJShay
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    I appreciate the healthy alternatives on the lunch menu.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find......
    jela
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Must try the pork chop. Amazingly good and great presentation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    Kathryne
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The sausage soup very bland.
    Perrymans
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    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.
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  • Love this Place
    jrheimbigner
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hosts are...bleh
    RedStarRegular
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    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.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Long wait was worth it...
    JplusL
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Menu is not good
    BrimarVIP
    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.
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  • Friendly staff, great atmosphere,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/27/2014
    Friendly staff, great atmosphere, innovative take on classic food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great hotel restaurant
    Simmer
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    We are staying at Hotel Monaco. Needed an easy place to eat. This was wonderful. Main dishes were all flavorful. Ice cream was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, late-night find
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just can't get enough of Red
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.