The Red House Restaurant
Very good food and at reasonable prices. The place is a bit small but cozy. The noise level is better than at many places around here.
What a great combination of intimate dining, excellent service and outstanding food!
New discovery for us. Loved the food, the place, the people. Our new go to in the Square.
The Red House is very small and partly semi outside. No issue in Summer buth we kept on our jackets in October. Waiter let us wait somewhat long before we could order. Food was good. Value a bit of question for the ambiance. Expect a sort of pub with higher prices.
Excellent food and service !
Tha Fall menu here is always terrific, with many variations on lobster - risotto, carbonara, chowder, etc. Our server, Nathan, was knowledgeable and efficient. Since the restaurant downsized it seems just a little more crowded but this is still our "go-to" spot in Cambridge. We've celebrated our Anniversary here for the last ten years and look forward to returning next year.
Great food and service. In the midst of Harvard Square and very cute place. We ordered a couple of small plates and a large. The lamb stew was excellent. So was the baked goat cheese.
My husband and I went for a later dinner as we arrived to Boston in the evening. It was perfect because they have small plates. The pan seared scallops were delicious and spicy! But only 2 for a small plate. However, they were very plump and fresh and the perfect size for later dining. I marinated olives appetizer was quite tasty as well. Highly recommend the potato leek soup. The room we were seated in was quite small, which was fine, but other diners were quite loud and actually a bit obnoxious which took away from our dining experience. Not the venue's fault though. Loved the actual "house", it was lovely. Highly recommend.
Cozy, quaint spot with a live fire. Plenty of regulars, very neighborly. Dinner at granny’s house vibe. Classic good food.
Small restaurant creates cozy dining experience. Food was very good and service was good.
The food was delicious, the staff warm and welcoming and our waitress did an excellent job of maneuvering a difficult space.
Extremely poor service but good food.
Sat at the table for almost 20 minutes before anyone even came over to acknowledge us. The server who ended up jumping in to help was amazing. However, it would have gone a long way for the manager to at least come over and apologize. Food was just ok. My fiancé got the large lobster roll for $37...it was smothered in watery mayo and was smaller than something you would get at McDonald’s...
Red House is small and bit cramped, and we had to move our table because people next to us were talking so loudly that it became unpleasant. Our server was very helpful. The food was fine but there is better food to be had at the same price point elsewhere in Harvard Sq. This may be a better place for a drink especially when their outside space is open.
The restaurant was ok, but it is overrun with mice - literally running around under the tables on the walls.
The small plates were fine, but you'll need a microscope to find anything but pasta in the drunken crab rigatoni.
Love Red House. This last visit we sat outside. It was perfect. Fabulous oysters, shrimp scampi and a refreshing glass of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. This little place never disappoints, rain or shine. It’s been our go to place for years after a visit to the Oberon or A.R.T.
Good experience for a quick lunch near The Square. Sat outside on a high top table and ordered the cold octopus app, beet salad, breadless chicken sandwich and tomato bread soup. All were good and we were served with 15 min.
Great for a big party. (We had 12 people)
Really enjoyed the evening. Great value especially with the $1 oysters.
Great slew of lobster entrees! What a blast! Thanks for a wonderful and relaxed evening out!
Ordered salad and Mahi-mahi. Food was delicious but we had to wait for one persons dinner because the dish had an allergic ingredient that the server was clearly told about... we we not charged but it is weird when one person at the tables eats later ...
We had a great experience at the Red House on Saturday night in Cambridge. The service, food, and atmosphere was perfect. Quite a nice selection of beverages.
The food was very good, especially the duck wings. The portion of the pasta was a little light given the price. All in all an enjoyable experience.
Wonderful place! Food was excellent! Had many of the small plates...All were delicious! Service is warm and knowledgeable! Highly recommended!
LOVE the Red House! We have dined inside and outside. The wait staff is friendly and attentive. The food is fresh and delicious. Great place to sit and people watch while you enjoy a great meal!
A wonderful place with great service!
Excellent food. especially their lobster entrees. Very pleasant seating out on the porch though a very noisy group next to our table made it difficult to talk. I would definitely go back there again!
This was my wife's and my first visit to the Red House. On a rainy evening, we were happy to be seated inside at a table next to the wall that provided more space than most of the other tables. The big surprise came when my wife's $3 beet salad came with enough beets to feed her for days. She's still snacking on it. It was some bargain!! All of the food was delicious. The restaurant became much less appealing after all the tables filled up. People kept trying out the high top table behind me, crawling in with difficulty, and then crawling out again ... bumping my chair in the process. The noise level went from quiet to the edge of noisy pretty quickly. Consequently, I recommend coming early if you are going to dine inside. The wait staff also seemed to be stretched a bit thin, so the service was much better when the room was pretty empty. So again...go early for dinner!
My friend and I decided to get some good Italian food in Cambridge to which she mentioned Red House. I entered and it is, legit a red house very cozy, older tables, but a nice, homey feel. The food and drinks were delicious, Ioved it for my first time being there. The prices are higher for the entrees than expected and drinks are too, not worth the price for the space and drink portions, but very tasty. The server I was not fond of as he was very awkward and that made us feel the same. He did not check to see how anything was, and we had to ask to be watered; the server was nice, but he needs some work and we’d be fine with another server :-/.
Friendly service and dishes prepared to the satisfaction of my foodie friends
The Red House has a wonderful vitality combined with excellence in cuisine and hospitality that makes it a delight. We started with a dozen Island Creek Oysters, followed by lobster carbonara for me (yum!) and crab cake sliders for Jessie. Thank you, Vincent and Molly!
I had a lovely quiet lunch here with excellent food, attentive (not over-attentive) service, and an attractive setting. Rivals the Harvest but at 2/3 the price. The Harvest's only advantage is its wine list; otherwise Red House is its equal.
went to lunch for a business meeting. was easy to hear each other, food was great and we were able to talk and didn't feel like we were getting kicked out.
the lobster risotto and lobster carbonara were both delicious!
National oyster day was a success!!!
It was great, and the food was very tasty. My friend and I really enjoyed it.
We were excited to try this restaurant but unfortunately, our food wasn't that amazing. I had the Lobster Carbonara and my husband had the Lobster Risotto. Both lacked flavor. We probably wouldn't return. Our server was very nice and we enjoyed our drinks.
A really super place. Unpretentious, excellent food and great service. Would certainly recommend. Noise level slightly too high in our first spot but we were accommodated at a quieter table when we mentioned this.
Possibly my favorite venue in Harvard square. Plates are light and delicious, the location is outstanding and feels very homey.
We went to Cambridge to see Harvard with our sons. I booked here because it was close, historical, and had favorable reviews. The food was excellent, the service was excellent. We will definitely dine here the next time we’re in the Boston area.