Red Herring

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$30 and under
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Red Herring is a cozy and chic, American comfort food dining experience created by husband and wife duo Chef Dave Woodall and Alexis Martin Woodall. The restaurant and bar is a neighborhood gem located along Eagle Rock’s historic Colorado Boulevard. Vintage charm décor frames the setting for an elegant, yet casual dinner or weekend brunch. Chef Dave’s menu features locally sourced produce, prime meats and seafood.
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LM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sure hope they do re-open here in Eagle Rock, they have been an excellent option for dining out here.

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OT
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Red Herring is a wonderful, friendly place! We’ll really miss it these next few months while they get their new DTLA location up and running, and will be thrilled when Eagle Rock reopens!

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. The food is great and the location is beautiful. They’re taking a hiatus, but I hope they come right back.

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RT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Apple pie!

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CB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Good service. A true Eagle Rock treasure.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I was actually very let down by the food. Each dish was sub par. Fish was very fishy, and the risotto was soggy.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, we enjoyed the Red Herring. Great atmosphere, delicious food and great staff. Definitely recommend if you’re looking for a nice place to eat in Eagle Rock.

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MJ
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Got to sit upstairs for the first time. Our server, Alex, was friendly, attentive, and efficient. When full, the room was a tad noisy.

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JN
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

great food on the brunch menu , good selection and well priced

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CH
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful selection of fabulous food. Original, absolutely delicious flavors. Attentive chef. Great design. Quiet. You can have a conversation. Perfect.

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JR
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Food is outstanding, marred only by pretty high noise level and a server who couldn't pay attention to us. But I would certainly return. A great addition to Eagle Rock food scene.

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M
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my fourth time there and always enjoyed the variety of the offerings. The appetizer selection has so many varieties and flavors, I need to try a different one each time. The food is delicious with flavors that obviously has a creative inspiration. The service is exceptional as well. Must try the desserts as those are off the charts good.

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MJ
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my friend’s first time there and he loved everything that was brought to our table. Rebecca and Nina, our servers, were personable and attentive. We had an outstanding dining experience.

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V
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Second time for Sunday brunch and it was as good as the first. Food is delicious and very reasonably priced. Staff is very friendly and go out of their way to make you feel welcome. Upstairs room is just charming.

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SE
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

We ordered the crab cakes, linguini, and burger. All were fine but not great and definitely not worth the price and much better options in the area. Very cute restaurant and friendly service. Might try brunch but probably won’t be back for dinner.

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g
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a fantastic dinner with friends at Red Herring. Great atmosphere, food and service!

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LS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We tried Red Herring as a new restaurant to us. We took a friend to celebrate her birthday. It is a small restaurant with lots of woodwork making it feel warm. The food was great, the staff friendly but professional, and the over all feel was comfort. I look forward to going back sometime soon.

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TO
London
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely environment with low level music, great decor and amazing tasting food.

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AF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was amazing and the food was delicious.

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DL
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great casual spot in Eagle Rock with food worth a drive. Enjoyed everything, the chicken and waffles, potato leek soup, broccolini. Adding this place to the rotation!

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P
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fabulous.
Loved the sweet potato fritters. We decided to have many appetizers and split one entre. Mac and cheese was fabulous. Wait staff was wonderful allowed us to enjoy the drinks and dinner. What a gem this place is!!!!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy Red Herring. Very relaxed and cool ambience inside without being at all pretentious - very warm and welcoming. Food is absolutely delicious

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JM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love my vegies and Red Herring offered many creative presentations, both as starters and as sides. My 3 friends and I split 3 starters, 2 mains and 2 sides and all was fresh, flavorful and interesting. Winde was good too. I will be back!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We very much enjoyed our brunch

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V
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stopped for brunch on way downtown for play at Tabor. Waiter was great - got our order and check and made sure we were out in plenty of time. Food was fabulous. We both had eggs Benedict on a biscuit one with house cured bacon and one with mushrooms. Really really good. Were really busy but still cordial and welcoming. Great place and good value.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I really loved the beet and watercress salad! The risotto was really good as well. Over all dining experience was pleasant, everyone is super polite.

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CM
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautifully arranged. Love the blue couch! Service was great. From the wine to appetizers (Ricotta Toast) then to the main course (Mushroom Risotto) and dessert (Poached Pear in red wine)...it was excellent. I don't think I've had such a delectable experience from start to finish (not since Terroni). My friends and I shall be back to sample the other items in the menu, soon.

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PT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Went there for DineLA, so that’s the menu I’m basing it on. It was overall very good.

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M
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I went for the dine LA menu - but ended up ordering off the regular menu since the only options for the dine LA were pork, which I don't eat, or a mushroom risotto, which lacks the protein that I need to feel satisfied. We ended up ordering the crabcakes, which were small but delicious, and came with two sauces. The entrees were a cheeseburger, and the fried chicken with waffles. When asked if we could order another side beside French fries, the waiter informed us French fries were the only side dish. The Fried Chicken came with a choice of sides, and we chose broccoli.
The cheeseburger was fine, but combined with the fries was in totality a bit heavy/greasy - a salad or vegetable would have been preferable. The fried chicken was nice and crunchy, if just a tad dry. The ketchup from the fries ended up providing some moisture. The waffles were flavorful, especially with the syrup, but lost appeal after cooling. As for service, we started out strong, but 3/4 through the meal, the waiter just stopped showing up. My iced tea glass sat empty for the last 1/4 of the meal, and it seemed no one noticed. I thought once the table was cleared, I would be offered something, but not. The waiter seemed to go to different tables, but we sat a rather long while waiting for either the check or a dessert menu without acknowledgement. The hostess was kind enough to notice our predicament, and gave us the dessert menu. After perusing the dessert menu we declined a dessert, and she kindly told the waiter. After coming to the table, he gave us the check, without so much as a glance at the empty ice tea glass, or asking if we would like any coffee.
I like trying new restaurants, especially during Dine LA., even if I don't plan to go back to them. Sometimes one gets lucky, and can find a new gem to add to one's restaurant circuit. And sometimes, one finds a restaurant which lets you know your regular ones have more desirable food and service.

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DK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I live in West LA, and although I went to college in Eagle Rock, it's a long drive from the Westside. However, DineLA prompted me to check out Red Herring, which turned out nothing like it's name: it's the real deal. Very nice upstairs and downstairs dining, with open windows to the street upstairs, attentive wait staff, inventive food, and all-in-all very nice ambiance, but not stuffy or overly fancy.

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a
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Would love to see more vegetarian dishes. Especially for main course

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c
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Lunch menu at Newport Restaurant Week was tasteless! Steak was tender with no flavor. Cobbler was too sweet. Just reinforced idea that resort restaurants serve mediocre fare.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Cute place. Appetizers good. Entree way too salty. Even dessert was too salty.

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BW
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited for the first time for their Dine LA menu but I will for sure return. Amazing staff, delicious food, fun ambiance.

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LC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and great wine suggestions. Servers were quietly efficient and did not interrupt conversation needlessly. Lovely ambiance!

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OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, beautiful upstairs dining area, great service, all around awesome experience.

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C
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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KC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great night we had at Red Herring.
Both the owners checked in and are charming as is the spot. The food was terrific, the ambiance beautiful and cozy at the same time. This will be a go to place for us.

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M
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food. Beautiful restaurant and exceptional service.

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LJ
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My partner and I fell in love with this place! Every dish was outstanding, beautiful decor and wallpaper / lighting, and maybe the playlist I’ve ever heard in a restaurant.

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