About Red Room Food and Wine Bar

With a contemporary ambiance and a hint of romance, the new Red Room Food & Wine Bar in Encino opened its doors July 2011 to offer the community a long-awaited, refreshingly classy neighborhood restaurant and lounge. It's a great place to mingle after work, or relax with a fresh glass of organic, sulfite-free wine. Proudly offering Los Angeles a cozy hideaway with great music, a heated outdoor patio, and the best wine & food in town.

The Red Room Food & Wine Bar boasts an exclusive list of 50 wines that were hand-picked from all over the world. Our wine bar also offers a mouthwatering menu of tapas, flatbreads, entrees, and salads, as well as a thirst-quenching selection of beer. The Red Room Food & Wine Bar is located at 17499 Ventura Blvd in Encino, CA next to Coral Tree Cafe.

17499 Ventura Blvd.
Encino, CA 91316
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates, Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday, Sunday: 4:00PM - 10:00PM. Friday - Saturday: 4:00PM - 11:00PM.

Closed: Monday

Cross Street:
Encino Ave

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(818) 386-0278

Website:
http://www.redroomencino.com/

Executive Chef:
Chef Joseph Gillard

Private Party Facilities:
With a warm, inviting ambiance, an array of gourmet tapas and flatbreads, and an extensive wine list, Red Room Food & Wine Bar is the perfect space for intimate events including holiday festivities, corporate meetings, or even chic cocktail parties.

Private Party Contact:
Bianca Pereira: (877) 250-4704

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Red Room Food and Wine Bar Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

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4.6

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4.1

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3.8

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Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

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Happy Hour (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Romantic (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Menu was not the same as the website, so we didn't stay to eat. Music was nice, but too close to the tables, so it was too loud.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 22, 2017

A solid three. But I'll start with the good.

Service is great. Our guy was really attentive and was ready to make us some recommendations on what would pair well with our food. But, my mom and dad decided on the mango moscato instead of the drier wines that would pair with the food we ate. That said, the mango moscato was delish!

Food was just OK. Brought my mom for birthday dinner, but the food really isn't all that impressive. The menu didn't seem to have a lot of the stuff pictured here on Yelp. Not sure if they rotate their items. The Papperdelle Primavera was really bland... needed salt and the "sauce" was very thin. Burger was very small, but came with a large side of fries. Best food I ordered was the Giant "Spicy-A-Meatball." Tasty and just the right amount of spicy. It had more of a red pepper flake spice than anything else. Antipasti was standard--nothing special, but good if just sipping on wine.

I'd probably go again, but would focus on wines and appetizers. Don't come here hungry.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

My first time here. On first look walking in its cozy & romantic. Candlelight level ambiance inside, a fire pit for the outdoor setting. I went on a Friday & there was love music from a fantastic guitar player playing music that blended perfectly with the ambiance. It kept your attention in the moment with the person you're with, a perfect compliment to the feeling of the place.
The two gentlemen working there that night, Fernando & Anthony were very friendly & welcoming. They were enjoyable to talk with & made the experience even more fun.
We asked to order some food, assuming they would have basic appetizers only as cuisine. We saw they had a steak, I believe it was a petite filet. It was actually so delicious we have talked about returning when hungry just for the steak.
For how small & cozy the place is we expected it to be crowded & have to wait for seating. We sat at the bar without waiting. There were enough people there to know the place is well liked, though never felt crowded or cramped.
This little gem of a place is a fantastic find & we'll be returning.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

This place is a cozy, quaint restaurant with a great many wines. I'm the food was good, for the price. I will go there again.

Tags: Cozy, Casual
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

My husband and I were celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary and needed to go to a nice restaurant close to home. We heard it was nice, so we gave it a shot. It was an enjoyable evening with good food and good service. The guitar player took very long breaks, so we did not get to enjoy the music the way we had hoped. We did tell our waiter we were celebrating a special anniversary, and I did write that on the reservation, but nothing was done about it. That surprised me.
Thank you,
Leslie Parker

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Fabulous period The food wine service and comfort
Big surprise in my own neighborhood

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Quiet weeknight with friends. Great wine. Outdoor seating. Delicious salads and shortbreads are a small bite, not quite dinner, but more than enough. Perfect girls night out.

Tags: Casual, Live Music, Tapas, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 15, 2017

This is one of our go to restaurants in Encino. They have a great wine list and we love the small plates. The kobe sliders and the artichoke are delicious. Its cozy inside and on the weekends they usually have someone playing live music. There is also an outdoor portion if patrons wish to sit outside.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Live Music
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 (Nashville)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Great food and knowledgeable wine steward to help pair your food selection with a glass of modestly priced imported wine. A little hard to find, but well worth the trip.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on March 7, 2017

Shocked that this place is not sold out every evening.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Came for a rare get together with friends moment and really enjoyed myself. Attentive servers, tasty food and nice live accoustic guitar music. The name befits the place as it is indeed a "room" so be aware of their space limitations. I'd recommend a reservation and restricting to small group as it's an intimate setting for sure. We made a reservation for group of 3 and had no issue.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Cozy, Live Music, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Tapas
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2017

We loved this place! We have lived in the neighborhood for years and always wanted to stop by for a glass of wine but never did. We finally made it in, and were very impressed (though a small wine bar/restaurant) with the service, the atmosphere, the food and service. It was very mellow and low key, without screaming children or loud "gastropubbers." A very nice quiet jazz band was playing that evening, and the volume was just right. Will definitely go back!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Notable Wine List, Live Music, Outstanding Value, Romantic, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 26, 2017

This was a pleasant little find. Small and nicely decorated. Simple and comfortable. Live fire put on the patio.
Nice wines and nice suggestion from the server/owner? Parking was easy on a Thursday evening but looked relatively good for parking. I remember background music that was fun- oldies perhaps.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 21, 2017

We wanted to try out a new place, so we opted for Red Room. The food and wine were great. FYI - The menu is primarily small plates for sharing.

Tags: Happy Hour, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 17, 2017

A favorite spot for a casual date night, with other couples or a chill girls night out.
The owner is fabulous and knows his wines. The food is good and fun to share.
The live music is icing on the cake!

Tags: Cozy, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2016

We really enjoyed our dinner. We shared the Salmon and a few small dishes and everything was great! Fernando picked perfect wine for us and all in all it was a perfect dining experience!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 3, 2016

First time here and we loved it. Service was outstanding!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2016

It was very charming and personable ..

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 2, 2016

Loved it- Red Room is a hidden gem!

Fernando, the sommelier, is fantastic, knowledgable and interesting. He makes this place what it is. He helped us explore several new wines based on our preferences. He was also thoughtful about not pushing us outside of our flavor-comfort zone without ensuring we enjoyed what we tried.

We sat outside on the patio on a cool summer evening- it was tucked away, semi-private and filled with subtle Spanish guitar. Really, we felt like we weren't in LA at all and it was exactly what we were looking for on our date night!

The food was excellent. We enjoyed light, tapas-style snacks: the cheese board, artichoke and shishito peppers.

We had a wonderful time and will be back!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 26, 2016

Anniversary of my first date with my wife. The owner sommelier was spot on, finding the right wines for our separate desires and matching them with some outstanding Tapas. This place is small, quiet, comfortable and dark enough that I didn't look as old ad I am. That was a huge plus.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 16, 2016

My friends and I were very pleasantly surprised with The Red Room. Great food, wonderful friendly and attentive service. Very cool space. We all decided we'd be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 30, 2016

I think the owner/manager can come across very off-putting, especially about your wine choice. Ideally, he would prefer you go with his suggestion, no matter what. You just have to know this and be fine with it. The food is very good and I particularly like how attentive the server is refilling your water glass.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 26, 2016

Fernando is wonderful

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 21, 2016

This is a gem in Encino. Love the food, the waiters are friendly and the atmosphere is inviting. Will be back again for sure.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 15, 2016

The service was the best part - we were incredibly well taken care of!!

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 5, 2016

My friend and I met for an early dinner and took advantage of the happy hour specials. Food was very good. We were put off by the valet charge which is free when we shop in that center earlier in the day. Why discourage dinner customers?

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 25, 2016

Other than the music being too loud, this is a great little spot.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2016

This was my 3rd time & I was disappointed. Pizza had way too much cheese, meatballs were very tough & came sitting in a sweet-corn coarse purée, tapa portioned short rib came in a weird tasting corn concoction (didn't taste like promised polenta). Shrimp taco was pretty decent & wild grilled shrimps, as well. Last time I tried guacamole w chips- pretty good, beef tacos (tapa portions)- also good. The place is tiny with a small patio has a fire table & overlooks the parking lot. May b worth to try for yourselves, at least once.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 15, 2016

The Red Room is a lovely little gem tucked in a shopping center. The manager, host and somalier helped us decide on some very lovely wines. He asked us what we liked, took his time, and his suggestions were good. I ordered the fig and parma and the sliders -both were delicious. The guitarist provided a lovely ambiance and music. Highly recommend

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 12, 2016

Just like entertaining at home, only they do the cooking and cleanup. Very relaxed atmosphere and you eat and drink at your own pace, never rushed. Introducing friends to Fernando is always a treat. Matching wine you will like with the food you order is what he does so well. We enjoyed a glass of white burgundy and a bottle of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir with a mushroom flatbread, lamb meatballs, beef short ribs, chicken skewers and grilled shrimp, all small plates but enough to share four ways. And, all delicious. And cheesecake for dessert. If it sound good, that's because it was. My favorite neighborhood wine bar.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2015

First, we were not given a choice where we wanted to be seated, inside or patio. We were pushed to sit in the patio.
The server was overly friendly and was taking away my precious time with friends by over extending his conversation with us.
We ordered 2 salmon dishes, the quinoa was extremely dry, it was like eating sand. I mentioned this issue with the server but did not do anything about it. The cherry tomatoes had no other flavor but tomatoes, it was simply cut into half and served to us. The Salmon had no seasoning but salt. The worst thing is that the main dishes cost $24.99 each and seemed like it was prepared by someone who does not know what he or she was doing in the kitchen. When asked what kind of salmon it was, he did not know. My assessment based on how the dishes were prepared, should cost $9.00.
The steak dish ordered was over medium, it was served rare.
The red wine was served very chilled. Why???
I don't mind paying good money for good food, but this experience was just something I can talk about it for years to come.
If this restaurant is trying to feta Zagat rating...it will fail big time!
My over all experience...my worst ever!
I travelled nearly 40 miles for my biggest disappointment ever.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 27, 2015

Live music was fantastic! Definitely felt like I was in Europe or somewhere far away from the city. Very romantic and at the same time a great place to come out with friends. Food is also great the only complaint I have is that we got a plate of cheese and figs and I feel that some of the cheese cubes weren't very fresh. They have a great wine selection and the staff is happy to give great recommendations. Will definitely be back.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 25, 2015

So relaxing! Aquaint neighborhood favorite. A gem to keep secret! Food prepared by Coral Tree kitchen, but the ambience is what seals the deal. Fernando creates am unbelievable wine list that even the 5 star restaurants envy! XO

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 30, 2015

Beautiful food, lovely service. We'll definitely be back.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 25, 2015

Are here twice in the same week. Both times were very satisfying with different dishes and wine choices. Food is well prepared and very fresh. Menu is limited, but interesting. Very nice management, and good service make it a pleasure to dine here.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 14, 2015

We went for Valentine's Dinner. We ordered a delicious bottle of wine (Italian Pinot Grigio) and a half dozen different Tapas... EVERY ONE WAS DELICIOUS. Fernando, the Wine Captain was very attentive. The service was great, without being overly intrusive. ORDER THE CHEESECAKE... out of this world.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 29, 2015

the place is super small, but had live music and the food on Dine LA was really good and the portion sizes generous. The wine list is ok but the service was slow our waiter kept disappearing and it was a weeknight with open tables

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 22, 2015

Great little spot. It's small, but intimate. Great food and wine selection. Loved the live music. The server gave great recommendations for wine. Will definitely go back there. Already told a few of my friends.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 13, 2014

The best Chopped Kale Salad, a must try! Wonderful atmosphere with live music.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 9, 2014

We went to the Red Room last week for our wedding anniversary and had a wonderful evening. Great Tapas, terrific service, nice atmosphere outdoors. Very reasonably priced. Would go again for sure!

Tags: Romantic, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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