Red House

4.6
656 reviews
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$30 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
We at The Red House are anxious to share with you our special experience!

Whether you've come to dine, shop, share a drink, relax, party, learn, or explore, it is our pleasure to serve you and have you as our guest.

Ensuring quality and value in all our products and services is the mission of The Red House. We offer over 700 different labels of wine from around the world, as well as over 500 labels of beer. We offer 20 outstanding wines by the glass, and seven fine beers on tap.

The Red House is the only place in town serving a tapas-style menu, as well as a full and wonderfully varied entrée menu. All our recipes are our own, and we cook everything from scratch as your palate deserves nothing less.

Please feel free to browse our shelves while your meal is being prepared, and don't forget to take a bottle or two home!

Experience The Red House and all we have to offer!

– Gene & Huong Sens and Staff
What 656 People Are Saying
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BB
Seattle
25 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It’s a neighborhood gem. So glad to try for the first time and we enjoyed the food and the service!

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OT
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Surprised by how noisy this cozy restaurant was at lunch time. But excellent service and delicious food guarantees we will return!

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C
Seattle
68 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Had a wonderful Mothers Day dinner with the family. Great comfort food and wine. Paella is always a hit. Try the Falafel Fries. A fun and different appetizer.

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G
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My most favorite place to eat in downtown Renton! It’s tucked away, so you kind of have to look for it to find it, but I’m so glad I did! It is a nice place for a sunny brunch with friends as well as a romantic location for a date; especially if you go at night when they turn on the hanging lights outside. The food is also nothing short I excellent! 10/10

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RF
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good and the wait person made our evening joyful

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, ambiance and service!

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WB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Beautiful on warm days/evenings, with a great porch/garden area. You'll enjoy it whether you sit out there or inside. This is the best south-of-Columbia-City restaurant I've been to in the Seattle area.

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J
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice spot to kick back and eat tapas!

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n
Seattle
32 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited the Red House for the 2nd time on my husband's birthday. It was wonderful (again) and I don't know why it took us so long to go back. I am already planning my next trip. We had the mushroom bruschetta, the mussels, meatballs and a salad and were plenty full. We took our chocolate dessert home and ate it later. It was all fantastic - the flavors were creative and delicious (I can't stop thinking about the mushrooms). The service was amazing - she was friendly and knowledgable giving us good advice and checking with us often enough but not too much. The wine prices are excellent and you can get a wine probably at any price point.

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OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great waiter and great food!

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OT
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall from food to our service was amazing. Our server Ellie was outstanding. We are definitely coming back.

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AW
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I refer folks here regularly. Can't beat this great little spot in Renton. Always enjoyable and never disappoints.

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Normally this is wonderful but this time we were a bit surprised. The bottle of beer was out of date by several YEARS, the Chipino was dry and lacked flavor and my New York steak was so tough and full of fat and gristle that I could not eat it. Salad, steak and glass of house wine was over $50.!

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, excellent food. What more can you ask for 😃

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MR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

The starter plates were delicious - had the mushroom bruschetta and crab cakes. The paella was very bland and not good. I still like it overall, very cute/quaint.

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TL
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

One of our favorite places to go for special dates. This visit was our anniversary. Attentive friendly staff and excellent food. The small plates allow us to taste a variety of dishes.

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j
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Red House without any hesitation the best restaurant in Renton...also one of my top choices in Seattle. Food is made freshly and delicious, employees and their kindness out of this world ..I would recommend
this restaurant to anybody very highly. We always had great experience specially since the ownership change few years back. Restaurant running like a clock. Thanks ladies and gentlemen for incredible service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time. History, Ambiance, Excellent food. The service was top notch. Highly recommend.

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JB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent wine choices and delicious food! We’ll definitely be returning.

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Vietnam
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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JB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My husband and I really enjoyed this place. The wine was amazing, food was good and service was spectacular! They took really good care of us and made sure everything was perfect. They did end up running out of the only desert we wanted, but our waitress was so sweet, she brought us 2 little chocolate deserts in replace of the desert we wanted which was very nice! I would totally recommend this place for date night, girls night or any night really!

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AF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is place that you can't beat. Good food. Great Wine selection. Great service. And if you are lucky, you might get to chat with the owners. If you are looking for an intimate setting. Probably not...but this place is terrific to bring out of town guests for good food, wine and drinks.

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RC
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food. Good drink. Good people. A little noisy.

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r
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great unique restaurant (its literally in what used to be a residential home) with great food, but a bit of a dated ambiance. A bit loud and it could be slightly more "cosy". But I definitely will return. the food was awesome.. I have been 3x and always tried their "special" entre and it has always been fabulous.

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d
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Mostly hits, a few misses (on dishes), but a really nice place. Great wine selection. Service is friendly but they can be understaffed. If the place is packed, it's really noisy so I recommend mid-week or Sunday evenings.

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j
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious and the service was wonderful. Highly recommend the sambal shrimp and french rolls. The pate was delicious as well. All of the food was delicious, the only thing is that the ciopinno was a bit on the salty side. But still it was delicious.

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k
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I’ve been going to Red House for lunch for ages, but this was the first time I’d gone for dinner. There were 3 in our party who had never tried Red House; they have been converted🤗. Food is consistently excellent and the service is friendly and efficient. On occasion the noise level can be a bit annoying but that’s my only complaint (and I feel that way about the entire world, you know?)

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CM
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistently good food and service. Highly recommend

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M
Seattle
29 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Great variety of delicious tapas, main meal and desserts. Interesting wine selection displayed in cabinets thru out restaurant.

Best dining ambience is in the downstairs living
room. Upstairs feels not as warm...

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MB
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

We didn't know we were going there on Fat Tuesday. They were busy. We were in a back room upstairs, away from most. This was good and bad, as my Gramps is hard of hearing, so it made it easier to talk to him. The bad part was that we were in the back and away from view. Out of sight, out of mind. We didn't see our server much. We had a party of 4 and everyone loved the food, except... I ordered a plate of olives to start off with; it was forgotten about. I also ordered a New York medium rare; it was overdone. Not quite shoe leather, but really dry. I mentioned it to our server and he gave us a free piece of cake. The cake was very good. The wine recommended was very good. Everything else was very good. Just not the steak. This was our 3rd or 4th time there and we will go back.

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M
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The Red House has been a favorite for the many years I've been an occasional patron. The menu is always interesting, and the kitchen turns out really great food. The wine selection is great, and well priced. I'm living out of the area now, but always look forward to returning whenever possible.

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MP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is reliably tasty, great wine selection!

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T
Seattle
45 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a find! I was looking for something that was unique, with a great wine list and good food, and wow, we certainly found our new favorite place. Adorable rooms, with wines displayed from all over the world. The food was wonderful. Great tapas, great lunch and excellent wines. Love the staff!

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DC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely surprise. Will be back. We had been there for dinner but never brunch.

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A
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Good Renton place . Good wine . Expensive food but the serving people are great .

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DB
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff and the food was amazing!!! 👌 My only complaint was that we were by two dinner parties upstairs so it got pretty loud but besides that everything was great 😊 We will definitely go again

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MR
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place

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L
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We haven't been to the Red House in over 6 months. We had taken it off our list as a go to place as the quality of food had diminished. We were very pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food this visit. It was excellent -- plus great value. Also, a wonderful variety of choices. It is definitely back on our "go to" place!

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MC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Busy night. Water glass never refilled. Need more wait people.

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KG
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place has an awesome wine list, great food and a rustic atmosphere.

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