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The Red House Restaurant

4.4
1061 reviews
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$30 and under
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European
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With a seasonally changing menu and nightly specials, The Red House offers European-style cuisine. The Red House setting is intimate and cozy, tucked into a beautifully renovated historic home in the heart of Harvard Square. The Red House has begun collaborating with its very own certified organic local farm to bring you the freshest foods possible throughout the New England growing season.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
European, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Bar always open between 3 & 5 pm.
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Phone number
(617) 576-0605
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Paul Overgaag & Marc Plourde
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Private party facilities
For any party of six or more or to book a private dining room, please call us directly at 6175760605. These parties cannot be booked online.
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Private party contact
Deep Khatri: (617) 576-0605
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Catering
Full service, home or office, however our liquor license does not allow us to provide alcohol off premise.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
JFK Street and Eliot Street
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Parking details
Charles Square Parking Garage, University Place Parking Garage and the Harvard Square Parking garage are located with a one block radius. The Red House will validate parking vouchers for a discount.
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Public transit
"T" Red Line to Harvard Square
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Entertainment
Coming this spring... Live Jazz! Stay tuned for more details by following us on facebook & twitter!

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Special events & promotions
The red house has recently become famous for its awesome 2 for $1 oyster promotion, offered daily from noon - 5 pm & 9 pm - close (everyone's first dozen is 2 for $1; after that, all oysters are 1$ each). Please note that this offer is featured both in our bar, and on our patio only. Both areas are seated on a first-come, first-serve basis Reservations are accepted for full lunch and dinner menus only, between 12 & 3pm ( Closed on Mondays for lunch), and 5 & 11pm, Monday - Sunday .
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1061 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.5
food
4.4
service
4.3
ambience
4.2
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NeverMore 
2.0
Dined 3 days ago

Forget the hype. When the staff rushes to switch the menus from lunch to dinner at 4:30 when dinner starts at 5:00...hmmmm, that’s a clue. Oysters were minuscule for the price, entree the same (lamb paired with verde sauce?), inability to make a simple Mojito, etc. Go elsewhere.

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NeighborhoodDiner (New England)
4.0
Dined 4 days ago

Intimate setting with nice log fireplace. Menu/prices online did not match those at restaurant. Seating is tight but comfortable. Food was fine, but not outstanding. Great service.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

Wonderful small place in Harvard Square without the self-consciousness of the usual spots that everyone knows about. Delicious cocktails, perfect portion sizes, and the best duck I've ever, ever eaten—tender and cooked to perfection.

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kwatt (London)
4.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

The Red House was good. We had good vegetable or salad for starters and then had a vegetarian pasta. All was good, not spectacular but more than decent.

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Eric (New England)
5.0
Dined on January 3, 2018

We love the Red House. Sitting by the fire during winter is so relaxing. On Tuesday we went for a few small plates. Oysters, mussels, mushrooms & cauliflower. Plus Negroni’s made for a perfect meal. Keep up the good work. You never disappoint!

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vipGRHBW (New England)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Perfect place for New Year's lunch on a cold day. Excellent food and service

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0
Dined on December 25, 2017

Lovely location and ambiance for Christmas Eve dinner!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on December 24, 2017

We were lucky enough to reserve the last table available on Christmas Eve after having spent the day sightseeing with out-of-town guests. We were seated next to the fire, which was lovely on a cold evening. When we arrived, the bartender was making a "Smoked Old Fashioned" for another customer - a drink that was not on the menu. I had one as well and it was fantastic.
Our server's recommendations were spot on, with the Lobster Carbonara and the Scampi Linguini being the group's favorites, along with the Lobster Chowder.
We had a nice chat with the host on the way out. Everyone we met was polite, friendly, and helpful.

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vipHappydiner (New England)
5.0
Dined on December 23, 2017

In its slimmed down version, this is still a wonderful casual dining place. The fireplace and the small house setting make it intimate. The dollar oysters and excellent lobster and other dishes add to its appeal.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 20, 2017

On a cold winters day we four sat by the fireplace and enjoyed a great lunch in a rustic cozy atmosphere.

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