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Red House

4.2
523 reviews
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$30 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
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  • Tapas
  • Cozy
  • Neighborhood Gem
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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Tapas / Small Plates, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Tuesday: 11 AM - 9 PM
Wednesday - Thursday: 11 AM - 10 PM
Frday - Saturday: 11 AM - 11 PM
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Phone number
(425) 226-2666
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Frank Lucarelli
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Private party facilities
The Red House used to be a boarding house therefore has many cozy rooms for private dining, parties as small as four and up to 60 are welcome
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Private party contact
Jeff Andrew: (425) 226-2666
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
4th St. South
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Parking details
We have a public lot in front of the restaurant and also street parking
Additional
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 523 People Are Saying
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4.2  based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.1
service
4.0
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Awesome as always, in every way. One of the very best of Renton and foodies will love it too!

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Koulade (Seattle)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

We both the lamb chops special. It was very good. Great wine selection.

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DLS3 (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

It was our first time there to meet friends for dinner. The food was very good. The staff was very friendly. We had a good time. I recommend you give them a try!

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

I have been coming here for years, and remain fond of the place, but this was one of my least favorite experiences. I had the duck special, and the meat was a little difficult for me to cut with the table knife on my table. I kept looking for server to ask for a steak knife or something similar, but he was nowhere to be seen. In fact, we never saw him again until he asked if we wanted dessert.

The Red House can be a little noisy at times, owing to the acoustics and layout of the charming building it is in.

Low marks for service on this visit. For $60 for two, we expect a little better.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Valentine’s Day

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JustThisGuy (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We went for Valentine's, and ordered their special of the day. Salads, cheese plate, 20 oz steak, dessert. We had two glasses of a fine Malbec with this. The steak was particularly fun, as it arrived as one slab, so we each had to cut off what we wanted. Might not be to everyone's taste, but it felt playful to us, so in the spirit of V-Day.

For me, on a five star rating, 4 means a regional draw. So I would have no trouble recommending the Red House to folks from, say, Redmond or Tacoma.

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SteveD4JC (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We’ve always enjoyed this restaurant and the vibe, food, wine, and service. The wine shop aspect is fun. Never had been seated upstairs in the small room before, and so this was a first. It has a few tables for two in it, and we quickly realized it was hard for our conversation in there to be private. Other rooms have adequate ambient noise so this isn’t an issue. Overall love the place but will avoid that room in the future. By the way, the paella dish is wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Delicious, great steak. Good drinks. Will cone back soon.

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vipMullin (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Nice Valentine Menu. Porterhouse dinner for two very good and great value.

Restaurant needs ambience. Very stark table settings and surrounding . Old house and could be charming with a little decor .

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BEM1 (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We love Red House! Excellent food every time. Went on Valentine’s this year - two thumbs up 👍 very well done. They are so nice and the food is excellent.

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Birdie (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

The host made up for the lack of attention from the waitress, and the Paella was tasty, though not as good as I remembered. I bit disappointed in this visit but I'll go back.

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SharonF (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Second time here and a little disappointed. Tried to serve entrees before appetizers. When they brought the entrees back, 2 of them were cold and had to be returned again and remade. Two in our party ordered paella - one liked it, the other said it was bland. Lasagne was good. Mac & cheese with crab was bland. But appetizers were excellent. Lamb Meatballs were well seasoned and slightly spicy. Crab Cakes were mostly crab, not a lot of filler. House salad was very fresh with a tasty dressing that had a bit of zip. Enjoyed the Disruptive Cabernet (very smooth) and the Sangria (very fruity). The Blueberry Cheesecake was smooth, creamy and not too sweet. They were very generous about messing up the entrees and did not charge for the paella. In the future, we will stick with the tapas and skip the entrees.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

It was a very laid back and comfortable get toget

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animal (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Always a great experience with amazing food and a great hard cider selection.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
2.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

No attention to proper coursing pace. We ordered a salad, one hot appetizer, and two hot entrees. The salad came out first but we were only given about 5 minutes to eat it before everything else was brought to the table at once! No restaurant should allow that to happen. This required us to eat the hot food dishes and appetizer all at once before they could get cold. We were finished in just 45 minutes and a $90 bill (only one glass of wine was ordered). Had the courses been properly timed we would have been able to enjoy the meal more thoroughly and would have purchased more wine. This dinner reminded us of touristy restaurants in Europe where waiters could care less about their guests and people are rushed in and out as fast as possible. Terrible.

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JAK25 (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

A wonderful meal with co-workers on one of our few "down time" evenings. Service was a bit slow with our waiter not coming back regularly. Our meals were impeccable, the Red House salad and lamb meatballs were amazing, fresh and tasty!

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Spiritman (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

This was our 3rd time eating here during the past 2 years, and we continue to be pleased with the quality of the food and the wine selection. My son was visiting from Phoenix, and he also enjoyed our experience. We were seated on the upper level, which isn't long on ambience and can get very loud if there are large parties. However, Renton is scarce on better quality restaurants, and The Red House is that category. Recommended.

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vipmks1 (Seattle)
2.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

Quality not what it was two years ago. Disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

The waiter was knowledgeable and charming and offered us a free glass of wine for the wait (which wasn’t too noticeable to us). The wine he recommended went well with our meal. The meal itself left us wanting more and we finished it off with a recommended 4-layer chocolate dessert that also paired well with the wine. Overall, it was a wonderful environment and experience with both service and food.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on January 4, 2018

This was my first time there and I will be back. The food was very good and the service was attentive without being intrusive.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
2.0  Dined on January 3, 2018

The menu had changed a lot, fewer choices and the service was poor at best.

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jcs24 (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on December 19, 2017

We have been many times before. It was a quiet for a week day, but I felt service was slow, we had to wait for our waiter, not sure where he was disappearing to. He seemed a little stressed or something, we had to ask for what the special was. He had a thick accent, and spoke really fast, like he did not want us to understand. However not being American myself I was able to figure out what he was saying. The food has been better, we actually ended up taking our check downstairs to pay because we wanted to leave and he was nowhere to be seen. There was a blond waiter..I would recommend that he tie his hair back before he serves food because it was all over the place. I will go back...

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NoSJW (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

Third or fourth time I've been here. Good experience overall. I was really glad of the server's efforts to find be a nicer table than the one I was first seated at. Props to the staff for coming through on a busy night.

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vipBreeso (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on December 14, 2017

I would categorize Red House as a hidden gem and a welcome find in an area of Seattle that seems to be a bit of a restaurant wasteland. The servers are enthusiastic and well informed. I look forward to my next meal at Red House.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

We had great service and great food. Chose Red House as a NICE alternative to the usual places that have become boring in the area. Not a special occasion - it was great!

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PaellaPlace (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on December 5, 2017

Great dining experience. I had the paella and I really liked it. The restaurant was quite enough, so we could carry on our conversation without being loud. A great place to go for dinner!

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

Meeting friends we've not seen in 18 months.

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Uruachi (Seattle)
1.0  Dined on November 8, 2017

New management has ruined Red House. I’ve not been here for about 9 months. It’s nothing it was before. Rude waiter, food slapped on a plate felt prepackaged...what a shame. Gallo salami...Costco crackers... ask for the ‘Rustic bread’ that comes with plate and more Costco crackers dropped on table without so much as a word...really? When we arrived and the place was empty, we should have left. I will not be back.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on November 6, 2017

Great venue. Great food.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 30, 2017

Great food, great surroundings and great service. Parking is super easy too.

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