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About Red Room Cafe

Welcome to the Red Room Cafe where our goal is to provide our customers with a friendly, relaxed atmosphere while enjoying a great dinning experience.


Food is our passion. We make sure that only the finest and freshest ingredients are used in preparing our dishes. We use only the best grades of meats and the freshest fish and seafood available. We bake our own bread and many of our pasta and deserts are handmade by our kitchen staff everyday. We even make our own mozzarella. We do this because we take pride in serving great food.

we have assembled a talented kitchen and wait staff who work hard to ensure that you, our customer, not only enjoy your meal but our service during your visit. We want our dining room to be a place to enjoy a pleasant evening with Friends or family.



Please contact the restaurant directly to reserve outdoor seating.

141 N Dorset Ave
Ventnor City, NJ 08406
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Mediterranean, Contemporary Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm;
Friday - Sunday: 5:00pm -10:00pm;

Cross Street:
Monmouth Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(609) 822-1067

Website:
http://www.redroomcafeattheshore.com/

Catering:
We offer both on site and off site catering.

Parking Details:
Off street parking available during summer. Street parking remainder of year.

Executive Chef:
Vincenzo Gatta

Private Party Facilities:
We offer private parties for up to 65 people. Please call for details.

Private Party Contact:
Maria Gatta: (609) 822-1067

Additional:
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Delivery, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Red Room Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

3.9

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

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Comfort Food (6)
Romantic (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Fun (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Seasonal (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Spicy (2)
Worth the Drive (1)
Healthy (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Dinner with the family that was in town after Thanksgiving. Great appetizers and entrees were out of this world. Had an early dinner with my grandchildren along and the staff was great. We'll be back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The fish specials and the buratta appetizer were all amazing. Service is consistently friendly and informative.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Our second visit to Red Room, excellent again!! The food is delicious and the service is great. We were celebrating two birthdays and an anniversary, we had a very nice evening. When we were finished with our meals, we were told to relax and enjoy our wine, we were not rushed.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Many years ago, I and my friends frequented this restaurant on a pretty regular basis and the for some unknown reason, we just stopped. This has now been my second visit in the last month or so and I was delighted with the food and service. I would say some item were a little"pricey" but generally, the prices appeared rather reasonable.
Back on my list.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food was excellent - service was disappointing - arrived at least seven minutes prior to reservation but we were kept standing in crowded doorway for additional 20 minutes. A party arrived several minutes after us, but was seated immediately by the hostess / owner who spent time sitting and dining with them off and on. Hostess told us several time won't be long to be seated that a couple of tables were leaving and they were paying their bill, however we noticed no attempt was made to process their payment since waiters were busy and hostess was chatting it up with her friends. The food was excellent when it finally arrived, one hour after our reservation time.

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Been there 6 times never a bad meal always on point with everything. You couldn't ask for better service, and plenty helpful questions about the menu.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Authentic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great food and service. No waiting with a reservation. We'll visit again.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food was absolutely phenomenal. Portions were excellent as well. Definitely going to make a return visit.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Eggplant Parm was delicious, other chicken meals fair

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Unbelievable food. Fresh and delicious. Our hosts were so friendly and went out of their way to make sure our dining experience was a memorable one. We will be back. Our third visit. Looking forward to our next dinner. Can’t wait.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Last weekend dinner of summer. Yes I know it's fall but it doesn't feel like it! We look forward to coming back next May.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 23, 2017

It was a very enjoyable experience. i will return very soon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Been here several times. Love for its quality food and family atmosphere. Very much worth a visit!

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Wife had chicken piccata which was very good. I ordered veal parm with pasta. It was dry and unappetizing. I sent it back and got the pasta bolinase. It was ok. Entrees took a long time. Not impressed.

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Our party of 6 made a reservation and enjoyed a great dinner.
Our entrees were:
Salmon
Veal Saltimbucca
Branzino
Rack of Lamb
Red snapper
and all of us cleaned our plates.
Our server Joe was very attentive as well.
We went off season so I'm guessing it's busier in the summer.

Tags: Hot Spot, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 10, 2017

This was our second time and the food is excellent. They were very crowded and we waited on a few things but by far the best pasta I have had at the shore

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

This restaurant keeps getting better
Also it's nice to be personally recognized
This restaurant will do anything to be accommodating
There are so many things I want to eat when I dine
The restaurant also recognizes various holidays and offers menus according ly

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Casual, Tapas, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Romantic, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Vegan, Paleo Friendly, Spicy, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Four people dined together. Each of us ordered something different. Every meal was exceptional. We all enjoyed ourselves, the service, and the food, and the prices were so reasonable. I would recommend this restaurant to others and plan on going there again soon.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 8, 2017

BYOB lets us enjoy our best or near best wines Menu has many good options. Would like to see baked potato as an addition.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The food was plentiful and delicious. We brought a VERY picky friend with us and she loved everything! It was a busy Sunday night on a holiday weekend and even though the restaurant was full it was relatively quiet. Everything is cooked to order so it takes a while to get your main course but it was a "reasonable" wait. We will absolutely go back.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Solid Italian fare with tasty pasta and reasonable prices

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We went to Red Room on a Friday night in August. It was crowded and a bit loud which is to be expected at the height of the summer season. However, Red Room had a really nice vibe despite the fact that it was hectic and crowded, everyone was having fun and enjoying each others company and their meals. The hostess and servers were really nice and just up front about the wait (which we didn't mind because we had brought our wine and were able to open it and enjoy while we perused the menu) and that they had run out of bread. We were fine with it because they were really sweet and apologetic. The manager/owner came over later in the meal and brought us some bread that they had gotten from somewhere else, but she was very apologetic and wanted us to know that we should come back and try their own homemade bread b/c it was so good. (We will!) The calamari was excellent, great Caesar and speciality salads to start too! We shared everything and we loved the seafood rigatoni dish, the chicken dish and the veal dish were great too! Good portions, great flavors, served nice and hot! All around fun, yummy night with friends at a great price!

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Casual
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Food is always good. It took a very long time for our dinner to arrive. It's the height of there season so expect it to be nosily and a bit slow. The beet salad is one of my favorites.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Previously Frequented for years and invited many friends. Past weekend 2 people out of 6 ordered the same entree, halibut. One was thick center piece, other person got thin long piece. When indiv complained, the food server got aggressive and nasty. Indiv had eaten the halibut several times before and always had a smaller thick piece served not thin long piece. When attempted to order another entree choice ( lamb chops) was told all out! On a Sat night 7:30 reservation! All out! Indiv had no dinner while rest of party ate. The owner never came to table. Worse customer service ever! Left hungry and frustrated! Will think long and hard to ever go back! Use to love taking people there:( Years of being a loyal customer meant absolutely nothing there when problem occurred!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Food and service was excellent had the homemade rigatoni in the blush sauce outstanding

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Did not care for my dinner. Food mediocre. Service not good at all. For a small restaurant the service was very slow. Needed more waiters.
Sauce too heavy. Sub-par.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Cozy
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Excellent food, great service. Overall a memorable experience. It is a local place with higher than local prices, but the food is well worth the premium that you pay. I had the pork chop and my wife had the rack of lamb. The preparation of both were perfect. The sauces were perfect.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 20, 2017

The meals were very tasty and well portioned. My only complaint is that the tomato in the caprese salad was a barely pink plum tomato- you would think you should at least get a gorgeous red Jersey tomato , especially in August ... I would never order a caprese salad in the winter b/c you know it's out of season for tomatoes .

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 19, 2017

The food and service are consistently good. The staff is welcoming and they are very good at keeping the reservation time.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Absolutely excellent food and service. If anyone is looking for a wonderful Italian meal for a date night or dinner with friend then this is your place. Our overall experience was fantastic.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Romantic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 19, 2017

We actually liked this place the first time. This, our second time, however, was another story. The service was extremely slow. The food was not good. I had the Veal Parmesan, which was a very thick, chewy and overly breaded cutlet. It was not good. My wife had the Chicken Parmesan. It was inedible and was sent back. Our friends had the same dishes and had similar opinions. We were very disappointed. Sorry, we wanted to like Red Room but did not.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Had a wonderful meal with three teenagers. Fresh pasta and everyone loved their meal. Seemed like a lot of the diners knew each other and was very friendly. We'd definitely go back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 12, 2017

The restaurant is alway a pleasant and a tasty experience. The food, service, and crowd never disappoints. It's a BYOB which is great! Try it you won't be disappointed, delicious : )

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Excellent food and service. They always get it right!

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Food and service good... Byob... Enjoyable.. But sharing charge should be eliminated if also ordering separate appetizers and wish to share a main course

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Excellent food. Variable service. Best eggplant parmigiana and veal parmigiana around. Friendly staff. Biscotti was wonderful-not too dry and not too heavy. Very tasty.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 6, 2017

BYOB with homemade pasta.... food was delicious! Red Room also sells their pasta at local farmer's markets, so we often freeze it and take it back to PA with us!

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Great place to enjoy a good italian meal at very reasonable prices. The homemade gnocchi was excellent!! We shared several appetizers. Calamari, rice balls and caprese salad. All very tasty and good size portions to share among the 6 of us.

The staff was extremely attentive and helpful with dishes to try

I highly recommend dieing here. Be sure to make a reservation as it gets busy. Mangia mangia!!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Delicious! Great service. Great waiters. Never disappoints.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 4, 2017

The food was bland - veal parm, spaghetti with blush sauce-both sauces very bland. We noted that we were celebrating our friend's 75th birthday but there was no recognition - not even a cupcake with a candle. It was very crowded and VERY noisy. The waiters kept bumping my chair on their way to serve other tables.

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