We love Red Star!
This is our go-to spot for brunch after the Shamrock Run (since we live in Salem, we don't come to Portland too often) and we absolutely love it. It has never, EVER, in any way, disappointed us.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
The market fresh fish was
The market fresh fish was Steelhead and was perfection on a plate. Love this restaurant.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Everything was fantastic,
Everything was fantastic, service was great, our waiter knew how almost every aspect of every dish, and was extremely prompt. The food was some of the best I've had in Portland. All around 100%
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
LOVE this place!
We could not have had a better experience! The staff were all friendly, and knowledgeable, the ambiance was a great mood setter for a husband trying to woo his wife. Thank you!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
We held a business lunch here
We held a business lunch here and the food options and service were good. Food was fine (we mostly had burgers or salads) and service very efficient. Because it was a Sunday noon, the noise level was minimal. Were I in downtown Portland again, I would return.
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
NIce atmosphere. Friendly
NIce atmosphere. Friendly wait staff. Brisket was excellent and the halibut ceviche superb.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
best place to eat in downtown
I have not had one bad experience at Red Star. After going there and having a nice dinner, then going to Mortons the following weekend, I truely see why it is my favorite place to eat. The service is amazing. (Rusty is my favorite server). The food presentation is wonderful and the brisket is the by far the best in town. I heard about this place from following LeBron James on facebook and when him and the Miami Heat were in town they are here and mentioned that Red Star was their favorite place in Portland to eat. So coming from someone who had dined in probably some of the best restaurants in the world, I would take the time to go and try Red Star.
5/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a great time at Red Star. Tried the Wagyu beef and Ribeye. Both excellent.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food, if you can wait
We went to Red Star for brunch and as always were delighted by the food, however the service was lacking. Once we got our breakfast our server never came back which was unfortunate because they got our orders wrong. It seemed that all the tables around us were getting great service but ours so I'm hoping our server was just having an off day. Will go back, they have the yummiest coffee cake.
5/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Wagyu beef was tender, savory, and delicious! My friends had the duck, tempeh, and hallibut who all raved about their meals. Big portions for your entrees. Come hungry for good gourmet food. Whatever you pick, it will be good!
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
good food, good service, good drink
We reserved at Red Start because our experience has been that restaurants affiliated with Kimpton hotels are excellent. We were not disappointed. Two of the three members of our party ordered from the "dining month" prix fixe menu and one ordered a la carte. The prix fixe was notable for including a vegetarian option. Our food (from tempeh to beef) was prepared very well and presented beautifully. Service was similarly outstanding. Another restaurant on my "be sure to return" list.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing Salmon & roasted beets
Amazing Salmon & roasted beets were incredible! Also, very good service!
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
5 Stars For Red Star!
Wonderful restaurant with a fantastic staff. I usually eat in the bar (but from the restaurant menu). The food is excellent! The bar is very cozy and has comfy, high-back chairs and just a great ambiance. The service is always great by the servers and the bartenders are fantastic (always friendly and really know how to make a great martini)! It has a very "Northwest" feel about it; great for visitor's from out of town (my niece, visiting from Washington, DC, LOVED it when I brought her here), and it's also great for locals (like "me"). This restaurant is one that Portlanders can be proud of!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth the money
Local, seasonal ingredients. Great service. Delicious food. Recommended for special occasions.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were here many years ago, and resolved to try it when we returned to Portland. Glad we did. Food was interesting and well prepared. Service was super. Prices reasonable. Will return on our next visit, too.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic meal out!
We booked online and were happy that this showed up correctly when we arrived! We ordered the brick chicken and salmon. Both were delicious! The food was hot, with fresh seasonal vegetables. The chicken was the best my husband has ever had (and he's eaten a lot of chicken over the years!!), and the salmon was cooked perfectly, well seasoned, and a healthy portion. We shared the lemon curd cheesecake for dessert with fresh berries and it was very good. The ambiance was great for a romantic dinner with a quiet booth, but there were also families and party's as well. We come to Portland a couple times a year for business, and this will become one of our regular spots. The service was excellent as well! Highly recommend.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food in a good location
Great neighborhood bistro for a convenient dining experience
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and service was great.
The food and service was great. I really enjoyed it and will return.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went with a group and the food and service were very great.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I went to dinner
My husband and I went to dinner with my aunt and uncle. We were early so we opted to eat dinner in the bar. Food was delicious. We shared several plates, but wedge salad, the chicken wings and the steak were delicious. The only problem with sitting in the bar was the service was a little slow. I would eat there again.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thanks for making our first anniversary celebration even more exciting with a surprise champagne toast. Red Star is always my choice when my husband wants to go to a steakhouse. It's one of the only steakhouses to offer actual vegetarian options--not just mashed potatoes or a side of asparagus. Service is always fantastic, whether it's a special occasion or not.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
3 courses for $35
Kimptons always have great restaurants. They have a November special of three courses for $35. There are very little menu restrictions. This is the restaurant for the hotel Monaco. Great value and more than enough food. It tasted great.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Not your average hotel restuarant
It’s easy to be skeptical of any restaurant that is connected to a hotel as many time it is viewed as an amenity and not a stand-alone destination. Red Star's location plays both the hotel guests at the Hotel Monaco but also to the general public with a great corner location. Great bar and dinner menus. The kid's menu is slightly more elevated than the norm as well. The surroundings are warm and inviting.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
The sides and main dishes
The sides and main dishes were excellent. Highly recommend the roasted beets and tempeh.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was great and
The service was great and the food was fantastic!!!
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, professional service
We started out at the bar during Happy Hour, which brought us delicious drinks and excellently prepared bacon-wrapped jalapeño poppers. We then ventured to the dining room for dinner. Our server was clearly a pro, but was way too rushed. He definitely stopped by at all the right times, but literally did a "drive-by" and often left the table before we finished asking a question. That said, the food was great, and the drinks were tasty. All members of our party agreed that we would return.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a gift certificate to use here so celebrated our 3rd anniversary.
Amazing food and service. I was so impressed with the special service
they gave us. The restaurant was busy and still great service.
Prices were a little high, but for a special occasion so worth it.
The food was served hot and so delicious. We had the wood grilled chicken
and salmon. We would come back again and again.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went for our one year anniversary. The food was stellar, and the waitstaff brought a card and complimentary champagne. It was quite literally my best dining experience to date. My girlfriend was ecstatic and loved the food, and we even got to meet the chef. She's a foodie, a culinary arts student, and she was quite impressed with her dish (enough to take facebook pictures). I would reccomend this place to ANY living being as a must eat if you are in the Portland area. It's that freaking good.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM