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Red Room Food and Wine Bar

4.8
118 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Live Music
  • Afternoon Coffee
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates, Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday, Sunday: 4:00PM - 10:00PM. Friday - Saturday: 4:00PM - 11:00PM.

Closed: Monday
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Phone number
(818) 386-0278
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Joseph Gillard
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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.
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Private party contact
Bianca Pereira: (877) 250-4704
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Encino Ave
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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
What 118 People Are Saying
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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Always fantastic! Good food & wine. Plus, a talented guitar player

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VAMPS8 (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Amazing wine and food

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 4, 2018

The steak was delicious! Also really appreciated the space the server provided us. No pressure at all to get out that allowed us to sit and talk for as long as we wanted.

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vipGreat (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Nice and quiet, good food

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on September 22, 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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himav (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on September 21, 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.

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MdMaynard (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 15, 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on August 26, 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.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on August 19, 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

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bellman10 (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on July 29, 2017

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

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food4thought (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on July 26, 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.

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vipReckless99 (Los Angeles)
5.0  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.

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vipRDavid (Denver)
5.0  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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vipRDavid (Denver)
5.0  Dined on March 7, 2017

Shocked that this place is not sold out every evening.

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Chicaddess (Los Angeles)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  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!

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Jestbareit (Los Angeles)
5.0  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.

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vipaminla (Los Angeles)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  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!

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Bonnie (Los Angeles)
4.0  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!

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on November 3, 2016

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on October 29, 2016

It was very charming and personable ..

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  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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bobnbetty (Los Angeles)
5.0  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.

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vipAbeauma (Los Angeles)
5.0  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!

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vipFrequentDiner (Los Angeles)
3.0  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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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on July 26, 2016

Fernando is wonderful

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nytbs (Los Angeles)
5.0  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.

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vipDijou (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on July 15, 2016

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

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vipDuckie (Los Angeles)
3.0  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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