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About Red Star

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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503 SW Alder St.
Portland, OR 97204
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Northwest, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: Breakfast: 6:30am - 11:00am; Lunch: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 2:00pm
Happy Hour 4:00pm - 7:00pm Daily

Cross Street:
5th Ave. and SW Alder St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(503) 222-0005

Website:
http://www.redstartavern.com/

Catering:
Red Star Catering in the Hotel Monaco has over 5000 square feet of banquet space to suit your every need - be it a business lunch, rehearsal dinner, or casual post-wedding brunch. Please contact Director of Catering Carole Lombardi.

Parking Details:
Red Star validates for parking at the Hotel Monaco only.

Public Transit:
Transit stop directly in front of the restaurant on SW 5th and Alder

Executive Chef:
Dolan Lane

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Join Red Star every weekend for Brunch starting at 8am and lasting until 2pm. Omelets, Eggs Benedict, and our Signature Burger are just some of the items you can enjoy anytime of the day. We also make the best Bloody Mary in Downtown Portland using our own jalapeno infused vodka and special house made Mary mix. Yum!

Red Star also boasts the best and most popular Happy Hour in Downtown Portland, with food and drinks ranging from $3 - $7. The best part is that it lasts from 4pm - 7pm every day of the week. Get there early as we do not reserve table in our bar and all seating for Happy Hour is first come first serve. Cheers!

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Details
Daily 8:00PM - 9:00PM

Private Dining

Whether you're interested in reserving the entire 200-seat restaurant for your group, or booking meeting, banquet and conference rooms at the adjoining Hotel Monaco, you have an amazing breadth of selection right in the heart of downtown Portland.

Red Star Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Good for Groups (7)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Business Meals (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Good for a Date (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Casual (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Healthy (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Cozy (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Organic (2)
People Watching (2)
Fun (2)
Worth the Drive (1)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Romantic (1)
Seasonal (1)
Vegan (1)
Authentic (1)
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great flavors, great service. Will definitely go back!

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Service was very slow even though there were only a few people. A few things not on the menu.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Mostly underwhelming experience. The service was very hands off, the food was good but the hot dishes weren't delivered hot. Overall an okay experience, but nothing to return for.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Came here for New Year’s Eve dinner and had a really good time. Service was quick and even our food came out quickly. It is on the pricer end and the food was good. Decent portion sizes, not to much and not to little. I would definitely go back or recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great. Would recommend to anyone

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 (Boise)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Service was outstanding. Very busy Friday night, layout is very open in dining area. Light and volume little high for romantic date. Great cocktail menu.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 17, 2017

It was great as always, but packed full of people.

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·Dined on December 14, 2017

The service and staff were professional and very courteous. The food was excellently prepared and delicious. Waiter was very attentive

Tags: Great for Lunch, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Organic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 14, 2017

One of Portland's longtime best places that doesn't get the buzz it deserves as a great place to eat and spend time with friends.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Happy Hour
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Food was phenomenal!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Brick chicken is wonderful. Went back a second night just because of that!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great meal. Great friendly, accommodating and prompt service. My only whine is that our booth was very tight. However this may be my fault I was new to the reservation app and didn't put the accurate number of guests but we were still seated promptly and treated very well. The food was so good I definitely recommend the beet salad!

Tags: Organic, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great place for group as menu diverse & lovely during holidays!

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Great experience. My burger wasn’t very good but the server took it off and I didn’t even say anything. She read my mind. Everything else was wonderful.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 31, 2017

I've gone to RST for many years and have usually had good experiences. And overall, my visit this time was good... but, I will say that my lunch entrée (Autumn Grilled Chicken Salad) I ordered - while it was good, seemed to be a bit small for a meal and for its size was a little on the high priced end ($17 - I think, or at least near that).

My guest on the other had had something that looked great and seemed like a nice value... Autumn Wrap. Was a hearty size and even came with a side salad that literally was almost the same as my entrée salad!

The staff was nice and accommodated our seating request. The environment was good for conversation.

Something that I now see if not on their menu (honestly not sure how long it's been gone) is their previous cornbread prepared in a cast iron skillet... it was so good!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Healthy, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Always love Red Star—not once in 15 years has it failed to impress

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Really nice find in downtown Portland recommended by someone on our tour. It was close to the MAX which we wanted. Seasonal locally sourced foods but not a varied menu if you don’t like fish. I had the cheese tray...yummy and the Brussels sprouts..also yummy. Weird combo but it was what I was in the food for.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Service was excellent. So was the food.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on September 17, 2017

I was in town for a conference at the Hilton and this restaurant had good reviews, an American style menu to please diverse palates, and was walkable. It was so good that I came back a second time for another dinner with two other colleagues who were delighted with their meals and friendly attentive service. One is a vegetarian and I eat gluten-free (sensitive not allergy). We all loved our meals--chick pea cakes, ravioli, and creamed corn (which was not heavy). Chocolate pot de creme was divine and perfect for sharing by three women who were already full. Highly recommend.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Hadn't been here in a while and had forgotten how good it is. Heirloom tomato and burrata salad was excellent.

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 (Portland)·Dined on September 8, 2017

We enjoyed our brunch and had terrific service! The eggs Benedict was awesome and we loved our waiter. Great for our girls brunch

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 31, 2017

While visiting Portland decided to go to Red Star for our last night in Oregon after a week of backpacking. Food was very fresh, service was extremely kind. Seating was comfortable. Would highly recommend!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 23, 2017

First time for breakfast there. Imaginative and tasty menu.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Red Star can't cook Salmon. In Oregon. Underdone and sinewy tail piece of Coho.

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 (Portland)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Our server Ashley, far and away the best service we have enjoyed anywhere in a very long time, very pleasant and extremely attentive, thank you again Ashley
The food and menu was much improved since our last visit, good variety and prepared well, only complaint for our table was the bread was dry, dinners and cocktails were perfect.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

Had a delightful 80th birthday party here for my father in law. Our party was a total of 10 adults and I had called several weeks prior to find out if we could have a special cake. Stacey the pastry chef happily obliged and the cake was wonderful. Our servers were outstanding-taking special orders without batting an eye-our food was excellent and beautifully presented. The cocktails were THE BEST WE HAVE HAD ANYWHERE, creative and beautifully mixed. I have dined here many times over the years for business, fun, special occasions etc and have NEVER been anything but happy with each and every element of the experience.

Tags: Quick Bite, Healthy, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Amazing customer service between the host, server and busser! Our server went out of her way to make us feel special.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Healthy
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Good lunch. Waiters should let people know they have the option of not having their sandwich bread toasted. It's hard as a rock and tough for those of us with dentures to eat. How about a selection of soft-bread sandwiches, too??

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 (Calgary)·Dined on August 2, 2017

We would definitely recommend this place. Great food and friendly service. It had a great selection of beers. It was casual but still nice, and we could converse at a reasonable volume. The service was prompt and friendly.

The best part was definitely the food. Everything was delicious, but the clams in particular were amazing.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Portland)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Good downtown location near shopping.

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 (Portland)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Our 30th wedding anniversary dinner was made extraordinarily special at Red Star. Our waitress was attentive and delightful. The food was out of this world. Absolutely hands down the best lamb I have ever had. We will be back!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Portland)·Dined on May 31, 2017

2nd time here, have not been disappointed. Great selection of beers and Wine

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 27, 2017

DELICIOUS Rib-Eye! I ate every bite and loved the cream of broccoli soup AND The Cold Awakening specialty cocktail! Service was great and the waitress was lovely. Perfect meal after a long day of traveling.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Food was great and so was service. we went for brunch with family.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Great customer service, very attentive and very polite. Brunch bar food was a bit cold

Tags: Fun
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 (Portland)·Dined on May 14, 2017

OpenTable provided map to wrong location. Experience once there was great!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We went on Mother's day Brunch which was buffet style. The service was excellent, but I prefer the regular brunch menu to the buffet.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Portland)·Dined on April 22, 2017

The food at Red Star was very creative and super yummy. Our server was was very knowledgeable about the menu and attentive to our needs. I look forward to dining there again in the very near future!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 19, 2017

We went here for dinner as we went to this restaurant in the past when we stayed at Hotel Monaco. We were VERY disappointed that the menu selections felt very slim and the kids menu was horrible. I really wished we didn't go here and will look to other dining options in portland in the future.

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 (Portland)·Dined on April 16, 2017

The four of us had an extreamly pleasant dining experience. We went for brunch. To start, $5.00 mimosas. Great start. Had the ham, poached eggs and cheesy grits. OMG the ham. It was the best ham I have ever eaten. So much though. For the big eaters, it was a fantastic amount. For me, personally, way too much. But did I tell you about the ham, OMG. Lol. Do yourself a favor and try the brunch (get the ham 😉). Have a mimosa or two and enjoy the start if your Sunday. Excellent food, service and atmosphere.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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