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

Red's on the River Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.reds-live.com
  • Phone: (616) 863-8181
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM;
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Friday - Saturday: 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • 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, 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 (616) 863-8181

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.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "Very nice place to have dinner. Has great outdoor seating with grey view of the river. Halibut and steak was awesome"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "As always we enjoyed a special family gathering at Red's, this time outside on the patio as requested. After the sun went down behind a tree it was very comfortable and we all had a wonderful time."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The duck was undercooked and way underseasoned.... common guys, you food is NOT cheap... the waiter was fantastic.... funny and interacted with us really well..... kudos to him... he saved this restaurant that night."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We made the trip from East Lansing for an outdoor dining experience on a beautiful evening. It was our first time at Red's. It didn't disappoint. We had a lovely evening. The sea bass was excellent!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Red's is very nice. The service and food quality is great. It is a little pricey but worth it if you eat outside by the river"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We visited Red's on the River for our anniversary and weren't disappointed. We arrived and were seated promptly (we did have a reservation) and chose to sit outside. Normally, I hate sitting outside because of bugs and things but they must have sprayed or treated the area because there were no mosquitos around and we were right on the river! I was quite surprised. The food was delicious. I had a steak filet and my wife had the mahi mahi. It is a little on the pricey side, but for a special occasion it is a great place to go!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We went there for my birthday. We had great service and the food tasted very good. Everyone was very friendly. We will definitely come back!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The deck had a beautiful view and the food was wonderful. The mango Martini was great. This is a great location for a special event or a relaxing date."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "I used to go there to order the filet which is outstanding. Then I discovered the hamburger. The best burger in town and all around, by far. Maybe next time, the filet. Or the burger? :) Such a great debate/decision!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Dinner with friends at Reds was A+ all the way around, definitely worth the drive from Grand Rapids. Service was prompt, courteous, and friendly and our food was out of this world delicious. I would highly recommend the halibut - - so good! You will not be disappointed."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Loved everything about it! Can't wait to go again."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Great food at a wonderful location. Extensive menu and decent wine list. I would recommend the Grouper. Parking can be a problem, but they sometimes offer complementary valet service. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "This was our first time to Red's, and done so based on a recommendation. We were very happy with the overall experience. The French Onion soup and Chowder were delicious, and both our steaks were cooked to perfection. They could work on their seasoning for the meats but it's not a Chop House/Ruth's Chris kind of steakhouse and I wasn't expecting it. Overall, a nice experience, good food, well poured cocktails, and perfect ambience for an evening meal outdoors. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We visited Reds on the River for our 25th Anniversary and had a great dinner (Cherry Chicken, salad, and desert) with our son back home from college. Had a great time would definitely recommend you try this restaurant."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Way overpriced :/ This is the second time we've tried Reds and felt the same way. Steaks weren't properly cooked and tasted bland. Service was wonderful but we won't be back."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "4 of us dined on Sat night. Instead of getting what we usually do, 3 of us tried something new. 2 of us had skirt steak while another tried chicken. The 4th went for the Delmonico...their usual choice. We would all try each again. Excellent!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We had a terrific celebration for my mom's birthday. The 9 year old to the 75 year old all loved their meals."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We loved Red's! We sat outside next to the river. It is set in a beautiful little town. The food was outstanding and the atmosphere relaxing with a wonderful view. My husband and I were visiting from San Antonio, but we have allready recommended this restaurants to some local friends."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "We love Reds! Whenever we are on the west side of the state, we make a point to go there. Beautiful setting...wonderful, interesting food."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Very good food, great staff, but very expensive. It was quite cold out, so we did not experience the view of the river by eating outside. We would recommend as a special occasion establishment. There was value there. Overall, we enjoyed ourselves."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
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    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Food was good as usual. Tables by the window need a blind for the early evening sun. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "My wife and I used to love Reds. We've been there dozens of times in the past. We just went this past weekend and I noted a few things: the hosting and wait staff have declined in training/attitude, the menu portions seem smaller but more expensive, and the parking during events is impossible. The harsh winter damaged the awning on the deck, which shielded diners from the sun. Not the restaurant's fault, but we were sat directly in the sun by the window and had no option to move when it was apparent this would become very uncomfortable. Our waitress was inattentive, and we noted several other tables (who were seated after us) got bread while we were told the kitchen was "out". My & I spent > $100 for 2 small meals + no dessert. Disappointed"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "It was another fabulous night at Reds. The food was fantastic and our server, Nick, did an excellent job! "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Staff is knowledgeable, food is fantastic (recommend Chef Glenn's specials) and the outdoor seating couldn't be more beautiful. Always a great experience."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Reds on the River is my 'GO TO' restaurant when entertaining. I know it will always be impressive. I took guests from out of town for their first experience at Reds, and they now know that is where they want to return whenever back in West Michigan. Loving living in Rockford and very excited and somewhat smug that we have such a gem in our midst."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Because the service, food and ambience was the best it made a PERFECT evening for visiting for both myself & my freind. Thank you RED's."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Our first...but not last visit. Promptly seated, greeted and introduced to our server trainee... She was a hit. Drinks were well made and the dinner was superb. Our server did the perfect job of checking at the right times. We finished very pleased with the choice. I'll bet in the better weather, the outdoor seating is exceptional. We will be back and will tell our friends..."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "I love this restaurant. I've been here before and really enjoyed the patio. Overall, the food was good. The service could have been better, but it was a busy night. We weren't in a rush, but we would have like our plates cleared after different courses. The appetizers were wonderful."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Red's never disappoints. Interesting menu with both old favorites and new things to try. Impeccable service including the practice of using multiple servers to deliver everyone's food at the same time. This is definitely the best place to go if you don't want to hassle with parking and city traffic yet want 5-star dining."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "It's refreshing to fin varied menu offerings in a dining setting that is great for conversation. The acoustics of the dining room are great for controlling the noise level, and the food was, as usual, excellently prepared and served."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We have dined at Red's many times as well as joined in the cooking classes. We have not however visited for the last 6 - 8 months. While we had a great waitress and prompt seating, the food was below what we are used to at Red's. The salad greens were wilted and not that good, the steak and burger were not flavorful, the mashed potatoes were barely warm and the French press coffee we love did not taste as good as in the past. We will probably try again but not too much in a hurry!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "WE have enjoyed the excellent food, service and ambiance for this eclectic lunch group monthly for some time. We are always amazied with the quality service, attention to detail and excellent food preparations and presentations. Each of us looks forward to every visit to Red's and would encourage others to come out and enjoy it as well."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Service was great. Food was good. Wine recommendation was perfect Restaurant is inviting and comfortable. Don't like always being seated at the small tables in back corner "hallway": too close/feels crowded to all the other "2 tops" which is where couples get seated-even with reservations."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "In the heart of downtown Rockford, Red's is always sure to please. From the complementary valet to the great service inside, the staff is top-notch. The menu has plenty of options for everyone and the food is always fresh and prepared just how I ask. The wine list is expansive and the drink menu is creative while still keeping the basics. This is our go-to spot when we're looking for a nice night out or have family visiting from out of town."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The food was delicious and the atmosphere was wonderful. Would definitely recommend it."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Made a reservation through Open Table 4 or 5 days ahead of time. Unfortunately ended up with table for 2 right behind hostess check in on upper level and felt like I was dining in the middle of a busy intersection. Despite the congestion the food was good but the filet I had was average considering the price. Wine was also good but a bit pricey. Will go back again when I can take advantage of the wonderful river view."
    Dined on 2/15/2014