red/bar brasserie

4.4
450 Reviews
$50 and over
American

About

Entering its 20th season, red/bar is synonymous Hampton’s chic.
Hardwood floors, crisp cream walls, potted palms and soft candlelight give the dining room its inviting glow.
Or relax at the new mahogany bar where seats are coveted like prime summer rentals.
Superior food and service keeps locals and celebrities alike flocking to its doors.
The menu boasts classic favorites like the Truffled Chicken and the Crackling Pork Shank are intermingled with local east end produce and fish hand selected by chef Eric Nodeland.
Along with seasonal offerings and specials red bar also offers a prix fix menu Sunday thru Thursday from 5:30-6:30
Its continued popularity has even prompted owner Kirk Basnight to open sister restaurant little red four years ago.
Open year round, red/bar brasserie has remained one of the Hamptons premier dining spots for foodies and oenophiles alike.




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4.4based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
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Hampton
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience4

All and all an OK experience..a bit pricey and the wine list can use some help. Very nice setting though.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Food was bland and nothing to write home about . My husband got the filet mignon and ordered it medium, it came out well done. Waiter asked about it but never offered to have another filet recooked or anything. Very pricey for below average meals. Will never go back or recommend.

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vipAnitaG
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice prefix ! Loved the mussels. Pasta dish lacked flavor.

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Denny
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Overall experience was good but with some hiccups. The waiter didn't seem to be able to get our friends cocktail correct. Same with the dinner, she ordered the salmon without the glaze and it came cooked with the glaze and had to be sent back. Our other friend has the Osso Bucco and rated it fair. My wife had the fish special which she raved about and I had the lamb chops which were great. The flourless chocolate cake dessert was excellent. Would definitely give it another visit.

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DougS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I live in Southampton and go to Red Bar every year around this time, per her request, to celebrate her birthday. We have been doing this every year for about 20 years now and it never gets old.
The food is always creative and delicious, the service top notch, and the ambiance low key romantic. This has attracted us to this place since it opened. We prefer dining there during the week when the room is a little less noisy, but otherwise a great place for a special occasion.

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vipRYA74
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always consistent and always very good.
Service is attentive and unintrusive--as it should be.

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vipR7898
New York Area
102 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food was very good except for bread which was stale and tasteless. However, the level of noise was almost unbearable. Also we were at a table for 2 that was way too small. Service was very good and pleasant. The noise though killed the meal, unfortunately. We have been here many times before and never noticed it quite so bad. Sitting in the little back room is better but there was a private party there last night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Restaurant was really loud and the menu was sadly outdated. Used to really like coming here

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peterf
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Very disappointed as after an hour we had only eaten bread. Service was very slow, for food and drinks. On the plus side we made friends with the table next to us as we laughed about the poor service.

MB
vipMichelleB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

great food, never disappoints...very very loud, the only negative

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vipWorldcouple
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great reliable restaurant with friendly service.
Menu does not change
The Baked Alaska is a must!

SC
SusanC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Great service - beautiful spot - nicest staff but food was not. Very very mediocre and $$$

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vipSeltzerone
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Way too noisy. Food was good but when you cannot converse with your dinner companions properly because of the noise level it defeats the purpose. Too bad.

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vipBehindThePlate
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a jewel ! My wife and I were seated right away. The servers were welcoming and attentive. We had the sea bass and the duck. Both were prepared well and highest quality. Great affordable wine list. Energetic room great for people watching. One celeb there. Going back soon.

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vipWCMIKE
Naples
16 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience3

How many different ways can you be disappointed in a restaurant? The red/bar was awful/brutal. This place was well reviewed and recommended by a friend. Our experience however could not have been worse. The service was poor. Our waiter was rude, unprofessional, and inattentive. It took 15 minutes for him to come to our table and nearly another 15 for him to deliver our wine. That behavior didn’t change. When 45 minutes had passed since we had finished our salads and our entrees hadn’t come, I asked our waiter to check on our entrees. I guess he didn’t like that because he berated me and walked away. When I requested to speak with the manager/host, I got no satisfaction. When our meal did come, my chicken was satisfactory but not special and my wife’s sea bass was cold. Of course it was, it sat in the kitchen for 30 minutes. One other bad sign was that the wait staff were arguing openly on the floor.
This place is a disappointment. Perhaps it was very good at some point but it seems that there is little attention paid to detail and it lives off a once favorable reputation.
Today, red/bar is just plain/bad.

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vipDorothyF
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We love the atmosphere and the food. Service was a little slow this time, but other times have been fine. Overall, it’s a great dining experience!

LG
vipLoriG
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Red Bar is always a wonderful, sophisticated dining experience. Great food, friendly and efficient service and lively ambiance. The menu is varied and has something for every taste. We always feel well taken care of from the moment we arrive.

MK
vipMyronK
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Stacey & entire staff make you feel welcome . Lovely go to place.

DM
vipDmitriM
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lively place with lots of people packed into a small dining room - at times it's even hard to hear. The crowd is a little older than average, food is good, but nothing really stands out to make it great. Service fits the busy/loud vibe of the restaurant. Don't get me wrong, it's pretty good for the area and I'd definitely go back.

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vipCGandDG
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and service as always. We appreciate them being so kind as well to our baby and toddler. We consistently get the baked Alaska for dessert. Family hit.

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vipDorothyS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful room. Host is on top of things. Excellent service. Just Too noisy

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vipSFoodie
Central Coast
21 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, service & atmosphere. A good verity of menu choices..

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vipAMKo
New York Area
223 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, wonderful food and service. At 8pm on a Sunday, the room was not crowded (by 9 we were the only table left), but in a hat room it takes only one or two loudmouths to create a noise, and for about half an hour there was one. After he left, all was serene and we enjoyed a quiet dinner.

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vipHowardM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere and service---A restaurant that knows what they are doing and is consistently at the top of its game

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ChristineZ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to dine, especially when we want to feel fancy!!

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vipWESS
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We ordered the gazpacho which was excellent. The pork shanks were tasty but very fatty - they must have been roasted instead of braised.the presentation was excellent. The crackling surrounding the shank was pretty much inedible because it was so fatty and salty. My daughter loved the sauerkraut- me, not so much. The entrees are a little bit expensive - the wine is pricey!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Red bar one of our favorite places to eat Great food staff is outstanding! always a 10.

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PegR
New England
13 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I were pleasantly surprised at how wonderful and attentive the service was, in spite of a very busy night. The ambiance is open, busy, and somewhat loud, but we enjoy a lively atmosphere. The food was nicely presented, and very much like the bistros we recently visited in Paris - simple, fresh, and perfectly seasoned. The drinks were very well prepared and the wine suggested accurately. This is a family owned business, and you can tell. I spoke the host earlier the day before to see if we could be seated later in the evening; he accommodated. And when we arrived, he thanked me for calling and then offered us a table by the window instead of the promised middle table. Very nice.

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vipTenwriter
Portland
35 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn't have asked for more. Each dish was plated beautifully and the food creative, fresh and tasty without being fussy. The service staff and hostess were very attentive. I visited for dinner on a Sunday night by myself while traveling on business in a new town. Was pampered and well fed! Highly recommend this gem.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall1food1service3ambience3

I have never written any review on this site ( or any other ) that was good or bad, but feel i needed to. This meal was so disappointing. We stay out east every summer and dine in many of the restaurants in East Hampton. We were recommended Red Bar as we were going to be i. south Hampton for the day so decided to try it. The food which was brought ot us very quickly, first needed to be returned as it was cold. Then it was brought back, the chicken was still not hot but i did not send it back. My husband had the fish ( I believe it was the black bass that was a special ). He was sick all night and all the next day. He was absolutely fine until a few hours after the meal. The prices are not inexpensive which we are quite accustomed to but it was like taking $100 plus and just throwing it away. ( we only ordered 2 main courses, no appetizers or desert ) It was very early and the restaurant was not that busy as well. I cant imagine how it would be with all of the tables filled. I do not plan on ever returning and will certainly not suggest this as a dining choice to anyone that in know.

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vipfaithe
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!! Great food and atmosphere
Cool Hamptons vibe!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good!!

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vipBritgirl
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Broccoli was not cooked

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FrancescaD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The people are always friendly and nice. And the good delicious

JB
JosephB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All great. Glen as always..so welcoming.. will be back soon.

MG
MatthewG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

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Lauraw
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always fabulous! The food was on point and the french martini was divine!

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vipdcbirkbeck
Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience1

We were celebrating our 13th Anniversary....but didn’t even stay for dessert. The restaurant was absolutely TEEMING with people....too many tables for such a small space...and the noise level was deafening.

JP
JeffP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were exceptional. Love this restaurant.

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vipbigjule
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cheese board very skimpy
Cioppino disappointing

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