Red Room Cafe
Red Room Cafe

Red Room Cafe

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.redroomcafeattheshore.com/
  • Phone: 6098221067x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm;
    Friday - Sunday: 5:00pm -10:00pm;
  • Payment Options: Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Italian, Italian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Vincenzo Gatta
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: BYO Liquor, Delivery, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: We offer both on site and off site catering.
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer private parties for up to 65 people. Please call for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Maria Gatta 6098221067x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Monmouth Avenue
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Off street parking available during summer. Street parking remainder of year.
A word from Red Room Cafe
Welcome to the Red Room Cafe where our goal is to provide our customers with a friendly, relaxed atmosphere while enjoying a great dinning experience.


Food is our passion. We make sure that only the finest and freshest ingredients are used in preparing our dishes. We use only the best grades of meats and the freshest fish and seafood available. We bake our own bread and many of our pasta and deserts are handmade by our kitchen staff everyday. We even make our own mozzarella. We do this because we take pride in serving great food.

we have assembled a talented kitchen and wait staff who work hard to ensure that you, our customer, not only enjoy your meal but our service during your visit. We want our dining room to be a place to enjoy a pleasant evening with Friends or family.



Please contact the restaurant directly to reserve outdoor seating.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Red Room Cafe reviews from OpenTable diners
77 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (50)fit for foodies (23)good for groups (16)special occasion (14)great for outdoor dining (9)romantic (8)kid-friendly (7)hot spot (3)late-night find (3)Show More
  • cozy
    annathan
    Dined on 8/7/2013
    mGreat Italian food. Perfect for a date night!!! Felt like my mom's kitchen on Sunday!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • save for off peak hrs
    Love2Eat
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    The reservation was for 7:15 , we were served at 8:45 .Our severer was excellent throughout and very apologetic. After the hr plus mark, the owner ( unsolicited) came over and stated" had we ordered apps, the wait would not seem so long.". The restaurant was packed and they were obviously backed up all around that evening. Apps or not, i feel an hour and 15 wait after ordering is ridiculous and the comment was inaccurate and inappropriate.The food was good and the portions always very generous. ). Afterward, the same gentleman brought out 3 absolutely delicious deserts and coffee on the house which was the way to go in my opinion, minus the comment as things happen and apologies go far. we will most likely go back, off peak.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Seaside Italian BYO
    crlipkinVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2013
    Red Room Cafe is a gem of a restaurant located just over the bridge from the shore area of Ventnor. We had a group of 6 on a Friday night, were seated and greeted promptly, and had a very good meal. Service was leisurely--timed perfectly, not rushed, but I didn't feel that we were waiting forever for our meal--it was just right. The food was delicious, and the portions were generous. Prices were reasonable, too. We went early, so the crowd was older--it gets younger as the night goes on. Also, they were very good about accommodating special dietary requests.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed experience
    DonaCook
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    This was a first try for our group of four..... One being a foodie. Happily we all enjoyed our meals! We were greeted with a smile and our waitstaff were pleasant and helpful. Our waiter even made suggestions that were helpful in our meal selections. We all commented how we did not feel rushed through our meal. The portions were generous and flavorful. I, for sure, will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This was my first time here.
    Jennylucente
    Dined on 7/23/2013
    This was my first time here. I have been wanting to try it forever. I was pleased with the food and service. Everything was delicious and the service was on point.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food Good, Service not so good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    I had a dinner there recently for my daughter's 16th birthday. The waiter was very distracted and not too attentive. There were other waitstaff that were helpful. I had ordered a red velvet cake as a surprise for her and he didn't know anything about it. There were 7 of us jammed into a corner. The food was very good, if not a bit overpriced and almost everything is a la carte. They would not allow us to substitute pasta for vegetables, or substitute another vegetable for the ever popular brussel sprouts. Although we enjoyed the food, I would not recommend the restaurant overall.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Raves for Red Room
    gleedah18VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2013
    We have been here many times and have come to expect great food and service . Once again, we were not disappointed. We brought guests who also enjoyed the food and cozy ambiance. Supporting local establishments is important to us and Red Room Cafe is a gem in Ventnor!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/17/2013
    Went with my wife for our anniversary. The food was excellent and the staff was attentive. Definitely will recommend to friends and family.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very noisy
    MindfulVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    Went here on a busy Saturday night. I recommend trying this place at a time that is not so noisy.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Parking challenge
    ladydi
    Dined on 7/8/2013
    The food was very good . There is no parking lot or valet parking so parking on a week end is a challenge.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just OK
    Diner1
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    Red Room is a lovely restaurant not far from our home. Its very pretty inside and the owners and wait staff are always ver nice. There are tables outside so its a nice place to eat if you like outdoor dining . My husband always orders a fish meal and is always very happy with it. I tend to order shellfish over pasta meal and am always disapointed. This past weekend The shrimp were very small and few as were the mussels and clams .
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thank goodness for Open Table.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    Thank goodness for Open Table. I wouldn't have found this restaurant any other way. Great neighborhood restaurant. Authentic Italian dishes and great service. Highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will be back again...
    grlassin
    Dined on 7/4/2013
    We ate here 4-5 years ago for the first time and were very impressed. We do not visit this area often but the Red Room is on our short list of places to eat when we are around here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    ByobLover
    Dined on 7/1/2013
    Great little byob. Reasonably priced. Everything was delicious. The spicy white sauce for the mussels was the best!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Weird Name For a Great Italian
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    We found this place on Open Table. Our reservation was for 8:15 and we got seating exactly on time. It seemed they knew to take care of Open Table customers. The server was the owner's daughter and was fabulous. Friendly, knowledgeable without being overbearing. All appetizers and entrees were available in large or small sizes. The grilled calamari and ricotta gnocchi were outstanding. Others had halibut that was also excellent. They could use a few noise dampers, but other than that, we will be returning. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had an early Saturday night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    We had an early Saturday night dinner that was very good and enjoyable. Will be back!
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good, not special
    koolmelVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2013
    Food is usually ok, prices moderate. Good for a regular night out. Had trouble with my partner's pasta with seafood-clam was filled with dark sand which also got into the pasta. Server said we should have returned it.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Local Spot
    jojokligVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2013
    This byob is about the only place in the neighborhood to go to dinner. We were greeted and seated promptly. Our serving staff was quite pleasant and informative about the menu. I ordered the steak dinner special topped with gorgonzola and sauteed onions - delicious!!! In general the food was good - I thought my dinner special was superior to my dining companion ordered-off the menu meals, but I'm a steak lover. They ordered gnocchis, pasta bolognese & the veal. By all means, visit the Red Room Cafe!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice neighborhood restaurant
    Traker
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    Not totally upscale, not totally downscale but a bit over midscale. Very good food, very friendly and attentive staff. Great place for a relaxing, casual Shore dining experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food is good and we enjoy
    FoodFan18VIP
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    The food is good and we enjoy the Red Room, but the service was way too slow this time. We were seated right away, but server had too many tables to take care of because he had to handle both inside and outside tables. It took too long to take our order. We got our salads/appetizers soon enough after ordering, but all told, it was 90 minutes from our seating until we got our entrees. The food was very good and prices are competitive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian food +
    JoelSVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2013
    Have enjoyed eating at Red Room every time. Food is always fresh and prepared the way you want it. Specials add meat and seafood dishes for a complete dining experience. Each dish was appealing to the eye and the pallet.. Prices are commensurate with the qty and quality of the dishes. One of my favorites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is a very nice BYOB local
    FrostyVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2013
    This is a very nice BYOB local restaurant. There were 4 in our party and two of us had poorly seasoned food. One was too salty and one had too much pepper flakes. Will try is again and order different dishes.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best restaurants
    SouthPhillyDinersVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2013
    One of the best restaurants at the shore. We've been here often. Great food.....if you truly want Italian food this is the place to go! Cozy atmosphere. As soon as you walk in the door Maria greets you with a smile. And that continues with the staff throughout the evening. They are always accomodating and pleasant. Tina is the best.....this is a must go place when you are at the south jersey shore!!! This is truly a family owned & operated restaurant & it shows!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food exceeded our expectatons.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/26/2013
    The food exceeded our expectatons. The staff was very friendly and helpful suggesting and describing the dishes. Will definitely return. Street parking can be an issue.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Menu
    DanBVIP
    Dined on 5/26/2013
    The Milano salad and Chicken Parm are terrific. The stuffed shrimp is good, but expected larger shrimp and less crab stuffing. The menu has many options in addition to specials. The salads come in two sizes, which is nice for the person who prefers a smaller portion. Seating is tight and the room tends to get warm thanks to the open kitchen. There is no place to wait for a table inside if the weather is unsettled.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service needs a bit of improvement
    TrialgirlVIP
    Dined on 5/26/2013
    The food at the Red Room was wonderful and a very good value My only critique was that the service/pacing of the meal was spotty at best. I do not know if this was a kitchen issue or that the wait staff seemed to be new and breaking in. For example, not withstanding that we were drinking white wine, no ice bucket was offered. We had to ask for olive oil for our bread several times before the server/bus person got around to it.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/26/2013
    Really enjoyed our meal and the service was excellent. A little small for a large party.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Byob
    WhydoineedtoenteranicknamVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    Not bad, not great. Convenient byob with slightly above avg food in loud environment. Food service good enough if you are comfortable asking three servers for more water. Decent portions at decent prices.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just as good in the busy season
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    Just as good in the busy season as it was in the quieter winter months.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    My wife and I spend every weekend from May through September in Ventnor and dine at the Red Room at least every other weekend. The food is consistently good and the service the same. They just changed up the menu and the new additions that we tried were great, try the sauteed/grilled calamari. If you are in Ventnor and looking for a great dining spot, you will not go wrong with the Red Room.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Is this Pizza Hut?
    QutypyVIP
    Dined on 3/30/2013
    Not the worst place you could go, also not the best..Lack luster bread on the table not even warmed up. Our waiter looked like he hasn't slept in weeks. Thank goodness the busboy was at the top of his game. We were told the specials but it sounded like he was reading an obituary. I did like the pasta and my family liked their food but not enough to go back. We had to hunt down pepper and grated cheese. I guess they don't have desserts since we weren't offered.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was an excellent experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/28/2013
    This was an excellent experience. The food was fantastic. It was pricey, but worth it. Staff was very friendly and made us feel welcome. A lovely evening out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice little Itaian restaurant
    DavidFVIP
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    Nice little Itaian restaurant outside of AC. Honored restaurant week even though it was over. Good food, nice people, BYOB, need we say more!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate