Went to Red Door for Restaurant
Went to Red Door for Restaurant Week and was not disappointed. The food was excellent, our server was great and the drinks were exceptional as well. I am looking forward to returning to sample more of the fantastic menu.
2/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was my second time at
This was my second time at Red Door and both have been just delightful. The drinks are fantastic, the food is delicious, and the staff is helpful and friendly. Definitely one of the places that has made my short list of places to repeat.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
I went with friends to celebrate a birthday. The food and cocktails were both amazing!! Seriously - like a few days have passed and I'm still thinking about a couple of the dishes!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Extensive beer selection,
Extensive beer selection, fast and friendly service, and a trendy, romantic atmosphere. My boyfriend and I shared the ricotta gnocchi, which was delicious but definitely too small a serving for sharing. He ordered the Red Door burger, and it was fantastic! I got the lamb neck sloppy joe (it was interesting, but not to die for--next time I'll probably order something else). Both meals came with fries that were seasoned and delicious. I would definitely recommend this place for dates, or even group outings. Additionally, here's a really awesome-looking patio that probably has a great atmosphere during warmer months.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food if you can get service!
Red Door was amazing and we loved all of our food, except the service was terrible. We had to wait 20 minutes and then grab the bartender, who served us for the rest of the night. He was great, and went above and beyond. I'll definitely be coming back when the patio is open.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food. Small portions
Great food. Small portions for price but quality makes up for it. Some really loud patrons at the bar on a Sunday afternoon but I don't think that's the norm
4/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Red Door Never lets down
I love this place. Great drinks, phenomenal locally sources food.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing Beer Selection!!
I was just amazed by their spirits and beer selection ... the bartender will make recommendations fit to your taste. Enjoy the environment and sit outside, large tables, heat lamps if needed. Staff was so attentive and helpful ... wonderful service. I will definitely go back again.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
reservations for brunch a plus!
My husband and I were in town visiting friends and had been looking for a great place to meet up with a large group of friends for brunch. We were limited by the fact that most places would not accept reservations for brunch. We were thrilled to see Red Door did! We had a group of 10 plus a toddler and were seated in the back of the restaurant, which afforded us more room a bit more privacy than the front room. Only one other large group was in the room with us, which kept the noise level to where we could all converse together without shouting across the table. The food was better than good, and the service was excellent. We loved having the bottomless mimosas and entrée for $22! We would definitely recommend Red Door for brunch.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
I love this place and I love the outside garden dining
area. Service has improved greatly over our last
visits and the romantic outside deck is not to be missed .
Here's is hoping for a beautiful summer!
5/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
I visited for my birthday and had an awesome time - they took great care of our group of 8, and the food was phenomenal. And that patio is pretty gorgeous.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a great time with some
Had a great time with some great girlfriends, just wish the weather would have held up so that we could eat on the FABULOUS patio! The food was fantastic and the cocktails were great.
6/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service was also great!! Drink and food prices might be a litle high in comparasion to portion size.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
In the patio space
We always sit in the patio space. Beautiful, quiet,
and feels secluded. Love the food, very unique .
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Small plates that are a value!
The patio is the best place to dine. Big trees will protect you from the sun. Limited special cocktails and wine but excellent. You'll get good direction from your server. Many of the small plates are very rich so you don't need the typical 2-3 per person. Great variety offered, even for vegetarians (mushroom quinoa is fantastic; special watermelon salad also). Grilled baby octopus with rhubarb was excellent. Try for 6p during the week and there shouldn't be a problem finding free street parking. Mellow, tattooed servers doa great job. Really like this place. Huge step up over previous tenant.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Was there for brunch and sat outside. Nice atmosphere and good food. Our server was knowledgeable and very helpful. Drinks were unique and the bottomless mimosa deal is very good. One of us had a very long delay with her order which ended up being comped. A very nice gesture. We will back.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exceptional service every
Exceptional service every time. Sunday brunch is lovely in the warmer months, sitting outside with bottomless mimosas, doing a crossword in the sun, and admiring the herb and vegetable garden surrounding the dining area. Monday night special: $13 for burger and a Philly special. Oh, and bacon jam. I don't think more needs to be said. A favorite haunt.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great little date spot
I ate at Red Door this weekend for the first time. I took a date here so I was expecting good food, drinks, and atmosphere, and I can say that Red Door certainly delivered. The patio is really great. Its street level (slightly below actually), but it has bench style seating, lights strung above via tresses, and a very quaint atmosphere.
Red Door has small plates and big. We opted to go "tapas style" sharing a few small plates. I highly recommend the Poutine, although be warned that it is heavy! Other notable dishes were the Elote (A slightly creamy, salty corn dish), and the Oysters on the half shell.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful Outdoor Dining
Service was a little slow, but our server made up for it in personality. The patio is beautiful
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great cherry bread pudding
Great cherry bread pudding with homemade chocolate malt ice cream. Met the chef and great waitstaff
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our food took a while, but they were busy and we didn't mind. Our waiter was very nice and gave us free bacon for our trouble! Plus unlimited mimosas, can't beat it. Gotta try this place.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, great time
Delightful and playfully opinionated server. Interesting food combinations (mussels, ham, and waffles-yum!). Delicious cocktail. Awesome patio. Good ambiance. Would come back again.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful for outdoor dining.
Wonderful for outdoor dining. Great beer list, including a number of esoteric brews from other countries.
Menu suggestion: if pork products in all their varieties aren't among your favorites, the menu selection is quite limited. Whitefish (nicely broiled) is one of the few remaining choices.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice outdoor spot with one "but"
First time visit. Saturday 7 pm. No wait at all. Seated outside. Nice atmosphere but instantly noted a constant mechanical noise coming from the roof if the building. That was the only blemish on otherwise enjoyable dinner. Very tasty heirloom tomato salad with a goat cheese mousse. Our entrees were brought out just as we finished our salads. Lamb sloppy joe was more like a shredded lamb BBQ sandwich but still yummy. Service was knowledgable, cheerful and attentive.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Plan to be a regular
My husband and I came here for a date night and it was spectacular. it will definitely make it into our date night rotation. Maybe it was sitting outside that made everything tastier or the stellar service we received. Whatever it was, it was a wonderful night filled with delicious food, attentive service, great drinks and at a price that will keep us coming back.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, atmosphere, wait
Great food, atmosphere, wait staff and drinks!!! We sat outside. what a treat! Katie, our waitress was so attentive, not like some of the reviews i had read prior to visiting the Red Door. So glad we ignored them and tried it out for ourselves. Excellent burgers, salads, Poutine and a corn dish that took me back to childhood. I was going to order a cosmo but Katie recommended the drink with the fresh grapefruit juice and tequila (cant remember the name of the drink) but so very well worth her recommendation, i ordered a second one. Next time in Chicago, RSVP at the Red Door for sure!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Red Door has become one of our go to places. Food is always excellent. Drinks great. Love the patio. This last time our service was rather brisk. We've come several times and brought friends along with us. Luckily the food and drink won the crowd over although the service was a major disappointment.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Red Door Dinner
While Red Door does not have an expansive menu, most of the items are really well done!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great restaurant in Bucktown !
We were in Chicago for the first time. We loved it ! We were staying in a B & B in Bucktown for five nights and dined at the Red Door twice. Lovely place.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gem of the city
Red Door is a hidden gem. I've been there several times and I've never had a bad meal or a bad experience. The menu is always changing and the staff is always friendly and can make great recommendations for you. Whether you are there for the bar menu or you are there with a group or on a date it works for all occasions.I would highly recommend giving Red Door a try if you have not already been there. If you have, then you should go back and try something different.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great deal, cozy neighborhood spot
The weekend brunch at Red Door with bottomless mimosas is a steal. An entree and all the mimosas you can drink is just $22. The ambiance is cozy and comfortable. Even without a reservation there is little wait time, which is great for brunch when just about everywhere in town has a long wait. The food is delicious and meat heavy, so vegetarians have little options, but it's fantastic food. The service is a little slow but not too bad.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious food and bottomless mimosas make this tiny gem my go to for brunch with my best friends. Very quaint, so make reservations! But I've never had a problem getting a table for 4 on a Saturday for brunch if I make the reservation the morning of. food is sooo good!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious & Great Service
We dined with a large group and then as a group of 2 here in the last week. Both experiences were great! Both the burger and Hanger Steak were the table favorites. Absolutely delicious! I'd also recommend the brussel sprout small dish, artichokes, wing, and kale chips. Those who had the gnocchi also thoroughly enjoyed their meal. Great place to dine!
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Spent Thanksgiving lunch here. Homes tyke feast served family style. Just grazed on your platter until done. Everything was delicious. Nice staff.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
love this place
The bartenders are amazing! super friendly, and explain their concoctions to you in great detail. They make their own Ginger beer, which is delicious. On top of that, the food is fantastic and reasonably priced. Standouts are the mushroom quinoa and the burger. They play fantastic music at a reasonable sound level and the ambiance can be described as rustic, casual.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM