The Red House Restaurant
Really love this place. The food is tasty and the setting is cosy. A favorite for a romantic date night!
Very cozy, warm, nice fireplace. Lamb stew was perfect on a cold winter night, and fireplace as well. Very good choices of scotch and beverages with a lovely bar. Very enjoyable.
Very nice cozy restaurant on Harvard Square.
had not been since the renovations: food and service = AOK;
ambiance and noise level = instrusion.
seating too tight for our comfort.
the food was only average
The Red House has a lot going for it - good service, wonderful ambiance, excellent location, imaginative menu. It's the kind of really sweet spot that should result in a truly superb romantic experience. Only one thing was not up to par - the food. We had the lamb skewers as an app, lobster carbonara and tuna steak as entrees. They were OK. Not bad, just OK. The saving Grace was it wasn't ridiculously expensive.
Christmas Eve. Food was great, ambiance nice and in general warm and welcoming. The Manager got a little defensive when we inquired about allergens in the food. Considering the life threatening nature of the issue we appreciate patience with questions. Not my first time there so I was a bit surprised.
Had a lovely and delish Christmas Eve dinner. We wew pleased with the variety of offerings and choices for us all.
We enjoyed a very special evening at The Red House - wonderful, charming old-Cambridge ambience, delightful food and courteous, attentive service. We will be back!
We left a concert early, so arrived at 5:00pm and had no trouble getting a table. The oysters were delicious, with a wedge of lemon and cocktail sauce. Excellant service from our waiter, Lenny.
My wife had the lamb stew. Generous prortion, tasty but with a peppery aftertaste. I had Drunken crab meet carbonara. Plenty of pasta, but very, I mean very little crab meet.
Decafe coffee and regular and decaf cappuccino please. Otherwise, fantastic!
Unusual little place. The cozy fireplace seems like it would be lovely to sit next to. But the tables are crushed in together and you feel like you have having a conversation with the next table rather than your companion. It was LOUD, on a Wednesday late afternoon. The food is okay - scallops with a spicy pineapple salsa, lamb kebab, baked goat cheese and a spinach salad with apples and beets. Nothing stand out or unusual. Felt like a meal I could do better at home, and I'm not a great chef or anything. Not worth going back to - which is too bad because it would be nice to have a cozy out of the way place in Harvard Square to go after the theater.
Excellent food! Loved the historic building.
We celebrated a special occasion here, and it was the perfect setting. Outstanding, attentive but not hovering, service. Fantastic deal on oysters and shrimp cocktail if you get the timing right, not to mention the extensive lobster menu. Highly recommend for an intimate and delightful experience.
Really delicious food.
Delicious lobster chowder and turkey pot pie croquettes.
Yes, the food is high quality, beautifully prepared, and the owner cares about sustainablility and local food sources. The ambiance is wonderful.
A friend and I tried out the Red House simply because it was close to our evening entertainment. Much to our surprise the interior was charming and comfortable, fostering great conversation. Better yet, the food was inventive without being desperate to be different, and quite good. Service was attentive and quite satisfactory considering the price range. In a nutshell, I am definitely going back with my wife to explore the menu further.
The Red House Restaurant was the perfect place to warm up on a cold day! It is an incredibly cozy spot with a real wood fire crackling in the corner. It was a difficult choice to decide which appetizers and entrees to get, but nearly all of the ones tried were fantastic. Red House would make a great date spot or good spot to eat with friends or even by yourself and still feel right at home.
The food was very bland. I thought the chef forgot to use any spices in his dishes. We ordered small plate items. Out of 5 items not one was tasty at all. Very disappointed. We dont need to revisit this restaurant again
Red House is a much better dining experience for dinner. We had a wonderful meal next to the fireplace. The lunch experiences I’ve had have been mediocre.
Cozy ambiance. Good options for vegetarians. Delicious meal.
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.