Red's on the River
Red's on the River

Red's on the River

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.redsontheriver.net/
  • Phone: (616) 863-8181
  • Hours of Operation:
    Please visit our website for our current hours: www.redsontheriver.net
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Glenn Forgie
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Whether you desire a unique, private setting to host your next business meeting, educational seminar, or party, Reds Riverside Room may be the ideal location. Located adjacent to the Wine Cellar with a private deck and breathtaking views of the Rogue River, this old world charm Tuscan motif combines state-of-the-art technology with first class dining and service. The Riverside Room accommodates up to 32 people, and includes:
    •9" ceiling recessed screen
    •WI FI
    •Full computer support
    •Private deck
    •Private restroom
    •Private entrance
    •Dedicated wait staff
  • Private Party Contact: Ronica Garrod 6168638181x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main, 10 Mile
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Red's on the River
Situated on the banks of the Rogue River in downtown Rockford, Reds sets the table for a dining experience unlike any other. Start with Reds breathtaking views, 'just feels right' Tuscan decor, and an expansive outdoor deck and bar for warm weather fun—or glowing, massive circular fireplace on white winter evenings; add exceptional service and award winning dining, and you'll quickly discover why Reds is one of kind.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Red's on the River reviews from OpenTable diners
84 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (59)scenic view (54)special occasion (45)romantic (35)fit for foodies (30)notable wine list (28)neighborhood gem (26)good for groups (18)great for lunch (12)hot spot (7)late-night find (6)kid-friendly (4)great for brunch (3)vibrant bar scene (3)Show More
  • Nothing special about it.
    Scheids2014
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    There was nothing that was bad. But nothing was great either. For $150 including tip we expected to be impressed. We had the calamari as an app. It came out cold and had some chili sauce on it that tastes just like chili powder. Expected much more. I got the scallops and my wife got the steak. Again it wasn't bad it just didn't seem any better than your typical Apple Bees or other cheap chain resturaunt but cost 4x more.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    This was our first visit to Red's on River. It was a very nice and enjoyable visit. The waitstaff was attentive by not overbearing. Both our dinners were excellent, I had the scallops and my husband had the ribeye. Attention was spent on the little details, like the butter being at the perfect temperature that it was spreadable when brought with the bread. We look forward to another visit to Reds.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Service
    Amazing
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I had driven 3 hours to come to Red's and It was well worth the trip the autmosphere was so elegant an our server Alex was phenominal, he was so on top of things an made us feel so warm an welcomed! Overall the experience was so nice !! I will be coming back very soon and would recomend Red's to everyone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't forget the wine.
    foodaholic
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Good food, pleasant atmosphere, and small wine list on the menu. You have to ask for the FULL wine list. Also, if you want to sit by the fireplace, you have to call that in. Reservations from 'open table' don't allow you to reserve a table by the fireplace.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dave
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Took son for 50 birthday. Excellent entrees and excellent service Sara S was a gem. Pricey but great for special occasion. Atmosphere was what you would expect for such a classy restaurant. Waitress did a super job. Explained items on menu and actually seemed to love her job. What a joy. Would definitely come again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a good place to eat
    foodaholic
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    My wife and myself go to REDs about 2 times a month and we have never had a complaint. The food is always great, the service is good, and the menu always has a good variety.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cozy Autumn Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    A bit slow on the uptake- but there was a large group seated at same time. Alex took great care of us- personable and attentive. Large portions of delicious fare. I had beet salad and lamb shanks, hubby had 10oz filet and Caesar salad- all thumbs up. Enjoyed a nice Calif Zin, not much in Italian wines to chose from. A memorable dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice place
    laurabill
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We had dinner on Friday 10/24. We jad reserved through open table, we were a few minutes early, but oit table was ready. The staff was great, our waitress Maureen was excellent, she was able to answer our questions about the menu, and her support was very timely with taking care of our dishes after we had finished a course, but we never felt rushed.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    dave2ann
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Perfect for special occasions. We drove almodt 2 hours to go there, and will do it again!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the $
    FoodieGal
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We started with the drink list which had no local or Michigan wines and very minimal draft beers then went ordered our appetizer which was just ok then onto entrees that were WAY overpriced for food that just wasn't very good. Definitely wasn't worth they money that was spent. We were sadly very disappointed.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fine High End Dining
    G33K247
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Red's has recently changed ownership and the night of 10/7/14 was the first run of their updated menu. Many of the classic items remain, but there are also a number of new or updated choices. We had an awesome dining experience. The food, the staff and the atmosphere were all top notch (as always).
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Food, service, atmosphere all excellent. Our waitress, Kati, was the best.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mixed feelings
    FastNEasy
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We love the ambiance. Sitting by the river on a warm evening is lovely. The server was very attentive, but the order came out wrong. It seems that whenever we bring another couple with us, two of the four meals are sent back. We understand there is a new a new chef, so maybe things will improve. Not sure if it is the kitchen, the server or miscommunication between the two.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • judy
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We love Red's but it would be nice to see ordinary food for lunch such as a club sandwich...meatloaf dinner or something beside all the gourmet food. Also why do you not have baked potato on the menu in the evening, I have asked about this before as when we go
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had the most wonderful time. Our 4 hour visit seem like 1 hour. Joe did a great job. Thank you
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time at Red's on the River
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We were very disappointed after hearing great reviews on Red's. We were greeted, seated promptly indoors, had water served, then waited for a server for 7 minutes. He seemed to have tables not only indoors but outdoors, which delayed service time. We didn't feel he was well trained when it came to serving the wine, since he forgot to use the aerator and then spilled the white wine several times. When our food came, the pork chop was very underdone and had to go back. The manager was very attentive and took care of this promptly. The salads and soups were delicious. The other dishes were good, though not superb. One of our party who had eaten the Mahi Mahi dinner, had intestinal issues that evening. Overall, disappointing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lived up to the reputation
    lqs3319
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I have enjoyed my meals at Reds. Very good food, great service. I especially loves the lobster grilled cheese on the lunch menu and my husband LOVED the scallops and mushroom risotto dish at our last dinner there. Very polite waitstaff. We will of course be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    SamL
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Everything about our dinner here was excellent. The restaurant was recommended by friends who live in the area and we were very happy with our experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unfortunately Disappointing
    luv2dine44
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Joined a friend for lunch. She had soup and salad, I had the famour burger. I had ordered this many times before so I knew it was very good. When it came it was overcooked, not as I had ordered and the special shoestring potato fries were limp at best, yellow in color instead of nice and golden brown and crunchy. Taste of burger was good as usual, but disappointed at the over cooking and especially the fries which wern't like they have been in the past. By the time we finished the meal I noticed that we were not served any of the special breads that seemd to be on every other table. Will think twice for lunch net time.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Summer evening dinner
    Klh2604
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Our experience was great. The food was delicious; however it was a bit pricey especially seeing how it was marked $$ on open table. It's more like $$$. Would definately go again, but maybe just for lunch. Our served was friendly and knowledgeable. It was also nice to have the manager stop by to say hello.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just ok
    ErinS
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Had a res @ 7:15, arrived @ 6:15 to have a drink at the bar, the outdoor bar is nice & server was great. Upon arriving early I reconfirmed we'd like a table outside along the water. When we were seated at our table it was undesirable, right by the door and between 2 servers stations. I asked for any of the 3 open 4-top tables several tables away. We were then offered a table for 6 one table over. I declined and was told I could go in and talk to the other hostess if I wanted but those were for reservations (which we had?!) Overall, they did not make us feel valued. The restrooms were not in good shape- at the end of the evening 2 stalls in the ladies were out of order. Only 2/4 liked our entrees. Our server was good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Visser
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Had a $200.00 debit card - would only take $160.00 of it - nothing posted to that. Have never encountered that anywhere else. Doubt if I will hurry back to your establishment.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyed!
    Brittly
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Went to Red's during Restaurant Week GR. Very pleasant atmosphere, easy to have conversation while dining, attentive service and the food was very good. Appreciated use of fresh, local ingredients. Timing of service was a little rushed as we were still working on a starter when next two courses were served. But we got it sorted out and really enjoyed our dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Date Night!
    GreatDinner
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I booked the reservation and made a note in the comments to see if we could have a table overlooking the river. The restaurant was very accommodating with this request and it was a great table!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A bumpy ride
    jimINGR
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Full disclosure: we visited for dinner on a Sunday as our anniversary was the next day and family schedules would not cooperate. Therefore, it was quite a slow evening with less than 10 tables active the entire time. I say "bumpy" quite intentionally, as my chair was bumped-into by nearly every staff member who walked by and repeatedly by two or three. The table behind me was empty, so navigating through the patio should not be difficult. Worse still: not once did anyone apologize, say "excuse me" or acknowledge in any way that they were banging into me and my seat. The food did not disappoint, the wines were very nice, and the staff were aware that we were celebrating our anniversary as I noted when making the reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Place for Dining
    Tess
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This was the 2nd time we ate at Red's. Both were very enjoyable. The menu has a good deal of variety. The lobster paella was fabulous. Our server was a little late in showing up at our table and then was a little too attentive. We would like to see more affordable wines on the wine list.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Birthday Celebration!
    Ctop
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This was a beautiful restaurant for a girls night out August birthday celebration. Food fit for a foodie like me, loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Make salads more "eater-friendly"
    Kardie
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Brought a friend from AZ who absolutely loved her lunch experience ...unfortunately it was too cool for her outside but I love eating out there since I'm used to MI!. I had the beet salad...suggestions: 1. Serve in much larger bowl to make it easier to eat. 2. Put the beets on TOP....mine were bottom and since salad in such asmall bowl could not find the beets till ate all the greens! Otherwise a lovely time.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 48 years and still counting
    GreytFolks
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Fabulous anniversary dinner at Reds on the river. Hubby had his favorites, firecracker shrimp for appetizer and scallops for entree. I had my favorite, Mahi Mahi with forbidden black rice and broccoli paired with a fine wine. To finish we indulged in his and hers chocolate mousse. In our estimation it doesn't get much better than that, with Ryan as our server for the evening it was perfect. So thank you once again Red's for making another meal memorable Tom and Leslie
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great anniversary dinner
    food
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The food was wonderful and the ambiance was also. The weather could not have been any bettrer either.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice Place. Busy and Delicious!
    GVMurphy
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    First things first. The food was excellent! I had the Mahi Mahi and it was both delicious and well presented. Packed dining area but what do you expect on a Saturday night. Service was a little slow but more than likely simply due to the volume of patrons they had to deal with during the evening. Bonus, you can fly fish just down the hill if you're so inclined. lol Kinda wish my date was as nice as the food but.....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • metrobill
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We have eaten at Reds many times and have always received great service and food. Their menu has a wide selection items to cover all tastes and appetites.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night out
    Scottpt
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This is the third time we've been to Red's and we've never been disappointed. The service is always good and the food is excellent. If it's a nice summer night, ask for an outside table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food in Rockford
    priete08
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Our family dined at Red's on a Friday night in August outdoors overlooking the river. We enjoyed a variety of dishes and everyone was pleased with the food. Cocktails were tasty and the wine list is pretty good. A great local restaurant. We will definitely be back again soon.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Very good service, excellent food. Very accommodating regarding reservations and seating request. Increased our seating when we had an unexpected friend show up. They know how to run a restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 49 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 458 reviews are from the Red's on the River reviews archive.
  • Sunday meal
    Randy
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Great lunch. It is a destination event for us. Never disappointed .
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    Kevin1999
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Very nice place to have dinner. Has great outdoor seating with grey view of the river. Halibut and steak was awesome
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • absolutely fabulous
    stoshsons
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Loved the team that took care of my parents and me for our lunch. Gave my stepmother a memorable experience.... Thank you so much for your absolute attention to your patrons needs and wants
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic Rockford
    thanks2you
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I decided to take a first date to this restaurant. To this restaurant I now have the love of my life. not only did it have a beautiful scenic view.I couldn't have asked for a better waiter worked with us very well.the food was exquisite, and extremely satisfying. it was truly a great way to impress my first date, not that I needed help lol, but it was the icing on the cake. I highly recommend any couple get a table overlooking the river just at dusk on a beautiful evening. this is my new favorite place.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I LOVE Reds!!!
    AaronVZ
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    This place is absolutely amazing! The service is top notch every time that I dine and I love that the menu changes with the season to guarantee freshness. Definitely a place to check out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate