Red Star

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$31 to $50
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American
**Temporarily Closed**
Red Star Tavern under the direction of Chef Dolan Lane captures what's in season and puts it to delicious purpose with Mediterranean, Italian and French influences. The bar offers specialty craft cocktails, beer, wine, featuring over 90 labels of whiskey. Call, stop in, or visit us online to make your reservation.
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
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71% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDouglasM
Portland
22 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The atmosphere is nice: a good mix of bar area, taller tables with stools for groups of various sizes, nice booths, plus a quieter area of table and chairs toward the north end which looks good for quiet conversation over drinks. The food was creative and good. The service was exception: both the greeter and the waitress and the person keeping water glasses and busing were all friendly, very welcoming, and genuinely cared if we were enjoying the meal and if there was anything we needed. A good experience overall!

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vipIainM
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went in after the hockey game, got some apps, split the scallops and had a couple drinks. The food was fantastic. Highly recommend the deviled eggs and oysters. The scallops were also very good. We will be going again for a full dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our experience was quite nice. We went for our anniversary dinner. Upon getting to the table, the wait staff had written out a Happy Anniversary card, which was a nice touch. The atmosphere was pleasant and the waitress was very attentive. My steak was delicious but my wife’s scallops were just ok she said.

We liked the restaurant enough to go back for breakfast the next day, and the breakfast was quite tasty.

Overall, we would definitely come back and try it again.

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tonyr
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had hamburgers. Good meat with fresh ingredients. Service was excellent. Nice atmosphere with good drinks.

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vipKathiB
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

It was a nice dinner. Not as many choices as I remembered from quite a while ago and I didn't feel the food was as good. Service was great.

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RebeccaG
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for business lunches with a small- larger group. Good and service are great and you can have actual conversations.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had a large group on the way to the ballet, and they really looked after us. I’m addition to everything they already do right, they made sure we were out in plenty of time to see our show. It was perfect!

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WilliamH
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience5

We went on Valentines day and the staff was overwhelmed. It took 90 minutes to get our meal and they only took our drink order once, never checked on drinks or water before the meal got there. The seasoning on my pork chop was way to salty. Had to cut away the grilled edge. Knowing they leaving you hanging for so long, they should have been buy to offer bread or snacks or something. A simple "we are soo busy" did not cut it. I could see they were in over there heads. Won't be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Valentines Day.

We came here several times. The menu was much better years ago.
We did the valentine special. The meal was good. The panna cotta was too small. The salad was very average. The main corse and dessert made up for it though.
Service was good but we requested orange slices and they never came.

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GayleB
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Great service and yummy food. Chicken was a little undercooked but the waitress was kind enough to take it off our bill even though we ate it anyway and practically licked the plate.

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KyleL
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It's been about 8 years since my husband and I have been to Red Star, as we don't get downtown that often. Decided on dinner here since we were staying downtown for a staycation. My husband was a bit upset that they had olives WITH pits in the martini's, which wasn't told to us by our server. She apologized and said she normally does. However the appetizer and meals more than made up for it. Pork Rilettes in cheese sauce was divine! My pork chop was so tender and seared perfectly and my husbands clams in the fennel broth amazing! We ended up sharing each others meals and it worked out perfectly. They also nailed my husband Old Fashioned. Still the best ones in the city.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food and service was good

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dalel
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place to have a nice dinner in a group or on a date.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice dinner

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vipBobS
Portland
33 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Been a long time sine we've eaten at the Red Star Tavern... but it's a nice place and recommended. Sunday morning Brunch was delicious and although we made a reservation, they had room to spare. Recommended.

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viprosenblj
Portland
29 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were staying in the Hotel Monaco and went to Happy Hour and breakfast at Red Star. Happy Hour was a good value. We had a couple of cocktails and a cheese plate. The cheese plate wasn't huge but was quite good with a mix of cheeses, almonds, crackers, and fresh fruit. For breakfast, the food was also excellent but again the portions were on the smaller size. My wife had lox and there were four pieces with a bagel and fixings. It was good fish and everything was presented nicely. I had french toast, which was excellent. Again, I thought it was a good value.

Both times we dined, the service was excellent. We were celebrating our anniversary and all the staff acknowledged it and they even put an anniversary card on the table signed by all the staff.

I would return again, especially if I were staying in the hotel. You get a card for $10 off your bill if you are a guest.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Christmas morning with the five of us misfits. Our waiter gifted pastries while we felt decadent drinking perfectly crafted Spanish coffees. When our food was delivered it was most beautiful and delish! A perfect way to enjoy a holiday with friends.

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vipHawaiiFam
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sebastian, you are such an incredible person and a wonderful server of food. Thank you for making this dining experience -our first ever in Portland- a memorable and fun one. To the Chef and kitchen staff, thank you for the food! Every bite was phenomenal and we truly mean it.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an incredible night with amazing food.

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JanosB
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Our experience at Red Star for a recent Sunday lunch missed the mark. The brunch menu was limited, and they were out of two of the menu items our group had craved. Biscuits and gravy and tomato soup were both unavailable, leaving not very much to choose from. Unfortunately our waiter had misinformed us about the tomato soup, initially indicating that it was available. The manager and waiter certainly went out of their way to make things right, and we appreciate that. Overall, we were underwhelmed by the overall experience.

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vipredracer
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Terrible and very unprofessional service. Started with being seated 20 minutes past our reservation time. Waitress immediately told us it would be a while. I told her we were celebrating a b-day and looking forward to a special evening. She replied, good luck. My mother and n law (birthday girl) ordered a Manhattan with a twist - came with a cherry. She asked for a twist - instead of taking the drink back and making it right, they brought her a twist on a napkin. Took way too long for dinner to arrive. Waitress brought a second plate of bread as she didn’t want us to “famish”. Also, small but very noticeable, the lighting was way too bright. Ridiculous considering there are so many excellent restaurants in Portland.

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KateB
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Had breakfast here when staying at the Kimpton Monaco. Service and ambience were fine but the food was awful. I had the hash which was greasy and fatty with barely cooked eggs My companion did a little better with the standard breakfast but potatoes seems deep fried, OJ was from a carton etc. Portland has such great breakfast places this was a real disappointment

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Kctracey
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Our server was fantastic, but the food was very sub-par. The salmon and brussel sprouts were overcooked, the pork rilletes were dry and the truffle deviled eggs were super weird. The carrot soup was excellent, as was the huckleberry ice cream. The other things were ordered were middle of the road.

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Aoife
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Keith always takes such good care of us when we go for breakfast at Red Star. It's never quite the same when he's not there, he spoils us! Looking forward to our next trip into the restaurant. Aoife and Dave.

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KellyS
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An anniversary dinner. We were treated like royalty and our server Cheryl was personable and efficient. The food as always was amazing.

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vipRmsrvce
Portland
50 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service very slow. Were seated and waited 15 -20 minutes to order a coffee at brunch. Food was good and was served in a reasonable time. But things like coffee refills and a forgotten drink were very slow.

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garfield8981
Portland
17 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and drinks! My wife had the halibut special and it was fantastic. And our server was a British peach, so kind and hilarious. Definitely would eat here again!

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vipMaudi
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another lovely evening at Red Star! We were treated like royalty!!

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DawnH
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Casual atmosphere, nice evening vibe. Good drinks. Not very busy on a Saturday night

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KimberlyO
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely server. We had a large party with my husband and I and our 4 young boys. They can be a little rambunctious and our waiter was patient and kind to us! On top of that, the food was amazing and the serving sizes were large. YUM

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AmberA
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our food, loved our server, loved this joint! Will definitely be back!!!

Red Star
Responded on September 22, 2019

We’re really proud of the warm, intimate atmosphere we created and love that you noticed. We're excited to see you back at Red Star - Red Star Management (9/22/19)

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vipCassandraT
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Red Star is a great restaurant that can accommodate almost everyone. The ambiance is more casual and great for corporate lunches. They have big tables that can accommodate large groups. Portions are just right and the staff are really nice.

Red Star
Responded on September 1, 2019

Thanks so much for your feedback! We’re really proud of the warm, intimate atmosphere we created. We will most definitely share your feedback with our staff! - Red Star Management (8/31/19)

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Ryne
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience2

The services was very slow. I was eating by myself and it took over 30 minutes to take my order and then another 30 minutes to get my food. I was sitting with water for over an hour before I received my food.

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HeatherB
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous fresh food that is always sure to please. Need to make a change to a dish? They will always try to please. I love this place.

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LisaMarieM
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Scrumptious food and drinks. Large portion. I had the pork chop which was outstandingly, and HUGE!

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davidrohr
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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Dawn
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and ambiance and the food was spectacular. The lamb and chicken dishes were amazing

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William
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I haven't been in for about 7 years, but met some friend there from out of town. Fingers crossed it was still as great now as it was then. I shouldn't have been worried.
IT WAS AMAZING. Quick service, great food, quiet (granted it was a Sunday evening at 6:30).
Our waitress, can't remember her name, but she was from So Africa, was great. I always joke with staff and she was ready. We had lots of laughs with her.
I rated everything 5 stars, except value. I appreciate the cost, but would have like a few more veggies with my AWESOME flank steak.
I promise not to wait 7 years to come back.
William

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LeopoldoM
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A comfortable environment, great service and good food. Red Star is quickly becoming my favorite spot for a date night in Portland.

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vipPamela
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Portland food scene is amazing and this one is a winner. We had no problem getting a reservation and the food delivered. I had some of the best pesto pasta and my daughter loved her Lamb Shank. My mother enjoyed the soup of the day, smoked chicken vegetable. She was not wowed by the shrimp cocktail.

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Red Star is rated 4.3 stars by 698 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.