Red Onion Cafe
Haven't eaten here in over 20 years, and the food was great, just as I remembered it.
Terrific food at affordable prices with a great staff and location. We will definitely be back next time we are in Boone
The red onion cafe had some delicious Cajun pasta I had, great atmosphere, definitely recommend.
Our server, Brie was excellent and super knowledgeable and friendly. My husband had the coffee rubbed filet and it was delicious. Our college student daughter had the champagne chicken florentine and she ate every bite. And I had the low country salmon which had a good flavor except that it was overly salty. We would definitely go back only I would change my order. I love that this is a local restaurant that has been here for 34 years(I think).
the lobster bisque was the best I have had since leaving Florida. And we all had different desserts... all so good! I would highly recommend dinner here for any date or occasion.
Try and score a table outside. My husband housed the meatball hero and I loved the grilled chicken salad.
Food was mediocre. Service was horrible, horrible, horrible!!!
My wife and I enjoyed our dinner and cocktails on the outside patio. Our server Ben did a fabulous job of taking care of us. We had a very nice, quite, and relaxing night out.
Food was good. Ambiance leaves a lot to be desired. But, this will not prevent me from dining there again.
Much more casual than we expected but top notch food. While the restaurant was kind of loud, if you want a romantic date night vibe, the food is something not to be missed! Yummy artichoke dip with just a little spice. Perfect coffee rubbed filet. The salmon was cooked with crispy skin, grit cake and amazing cajun sauce. Plus, the cajun chicken pasta was a hit with our son. Not to mention, excellent service. Do yourself a favor and try this place out. We will definitely return!
Great atmosphere , friendly staff and great food overall !! The burgers were a little under cooked , pink/red when ordered medium well . I would still go back again and just order well done if getting burgers . Apps were wonderful and delicious !
Very enjoyable lunch
We had reservations but got there early. We were taken and seated. We took some time trying to decide on our meal, but our waiter was VERY patient and returned several times until we had decided. Food was excellent and menu outstanding. We had dietary restrictions and these were honored. We chose to sit outside and the weather was perfect (I know the perfect weather was not because on the restaurant) but it did add to our great experience
Again thank you and our waiter (not sure of the name) for a great experience.
This restaurant satisfied the needs of members of our party who were vegetarian and who needed gluten-free dishes. The variety of the menu allowed all of us to find something we really liked, and the food was good all around.
Thank you for making my son's 20th birthday a wonderful celebration!!
The food was great and the view of the mountains outside added to the experience! Will definitely eat here again!!
We enjoyed the restaurant very much and will return. The Creme Brule was particularly good. The patio was comfortable, aside from a few flying insects, which is unavoidable with outdoor seating. Our server was marvelous.
Our dining experience was not as good as our first
I ordered Salmon Salad and the poppy seed dressing or something in the salad had a "funky" taste. I was not able to eat it.
Food was excellent. I ordered a salmon salad with cranberry and walnuts. It was wonderful
Red Onion is one of our favorite restaurants! Have been here many times and we love the wait staff, food, and atmosphere!
The Red Onion was way more casual than expected. Still good but not as nice as expected. Ambiance inside was a bit drab. Staff was underwhelmed. Food was good but average. I’d go back but with different expectations.
Food was very good. Appreciated the vegan options and nice kids menu- would have liked some more interesting/less mainstream meal options in general. Portion sizes were generous. Prices were a bit high for what you got. Our main server was beyond terrible- barely made eye contact, had to track him down for the check, no attempt to establish any sort of rapport.
The food was very good. The service was “ok” only as were the surroundings. Overall a good basic meal.
Great people, great service, great food, great value!
The first time we had tried Red Onion Cafe and we really enjoyed it. Nice setting, good service and very good food which was priced very reasonably. We will definitely be back.
We have always enjoyed going to the Red Onion. While the service was terrific, this time the food was not prepared as well. It was still good, but it wasn't delicious. A few too many capers and olives in the Greek Pasta. The broccoli was not "roasted" and the broth used to cook it was too strong. Everyone has an off night. We will go back.
My boyfriend and I decided to try a new restaurant. We chose Red Onion Cafe and we were very surprised about how fantastic the service and food was. We will definitely be back in the future!
Really yummy food. Our server, Sarah, was very good. My Bloody Mary was first rate, but my quesadillas were ho-hum. My husband’s champagne chicken was exceptional.
The Red Onion is by far our favorite restaurant in Boone. I had the orange glazed salmon and my husband had the 10 Oz ribeye. Both were cooked to perfection and the vegetable medley of green beans, sweet red peppers and crispy diced potatoes was a much welcomed change. The atmosphere was filled with patrons enjoying genuine conversation. Highly recommend giving Red Onion a try for those who have never eaten there before. Truly a rare treasure.
As always The Red Onion did not disappoint. The meals were just as described and arrived steaming hot in a timely manner. We will definitely eat here again.
Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner experience at the Red Onion. Food was delicious (my husband had the mushroom lasagna and I had Cajun chicken pasta). Service was pretty speedy considering how busy they were and everything was quite tasty! Would definitely go back again!
Very busy holiday weekend in the high country and this restaurant was crowded, there was a wait. We were seated without delay (we had reservations). Although our waitress was busy, our service was very good! Excellent attentiveness from our waitress. Our food was tasty, cooked perfect and just right portions. We recommend this restaurant for American food, drinks, and appetizers. There is outdoor seating as well.
We arrived an hour prior to our reservation and the staff went out of their way to prepare a table for us... even though some of our party did not arrive until the original reservation time. Food was delicious and waitress was very friendly and attentive.
Excellent service, food, and drink. We love coming here!
The Red Onion never disappoints! Great menu!
Great place and great service. Next time in Boone plan to go back.
Very good as usual! Can't go wrong with Red Onion Cafe.
When we walked in there were 2 people at the desk I said I was Traci then everyone just stood then we were seated outside well it was getting cool & no one come to say I will be with you shortly so after 15 minutes we come in & ask for table inside then still no greeting for 10-12 minutes?? Not a very good experience for 1st time & my husbands fish tacos tasted horrible!! We will not go back !!
Timing is important in food service. Our appetizer was delivered and then the entrees arrived only a few minutes later. Both courses were good on their own but not when served so close together. Waitress was nice, but our overall experience was not positive.
Maybe this was over-hyped at our hotel, but this was a major disappointment. We would have had just as good a meal at Burger King or Mickey D's. I had a salad that was similar to those I have had at Wendy's or Burger King. Our grandson's chicken tenders looked like some that came out of the frozen food section at the grocery and were a uniform shape and the color of sand. I did have a nice glass of wine.