Red Star

4.5
618 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Northwest, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 2:00pm
Bar Hours: Sunday - Thursday: until 11:00pm, Fri - Sat: until 12:00am
Happy Hour: Daily 2:00pm - 6:00pm and 10pm - Close
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Phone number
(503) 222-0005
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Dolan Lane
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
5th Ave. and SW Alder St.
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Parking details
Red Star validates for parking at the Hotel Monaco only.
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Public transit
Transit stop directly in front of the restaurant on SW 5th and Alder
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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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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

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.

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What 618 People Are Saying
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LB
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

For the prices.. the food isn’t that great. It was just eh. It’s more of a bar with 5 star prices.

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ZH
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Pretty cold because of the aircon not working properly!

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CW
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The fried green tomatoes were not too good. The mushroom soup was good.

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C
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Food was good but second course came out just as we started on our appetizers. We also brought our own bottle of wine and was happy to pay the corkage fee however when they opened the wine they destroyed the cork and we had cork throughout our decanted wine.

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DR
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The booth was small, get a table if you’re over 5’8” we had to move so my husband was comfortable and could her his feet & knees under the table.

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MG
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat, food was very good perfectly cooked and treated wonderful. Atmosphere was very relaxed and the service was outstanding. Looking forward to my next visit.

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OT
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was great and the dining around is nice. Waitress was very helpful in finding gluten free options on the menu.

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E
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress Cheryl was amazing! She was very friendly and knew the menu well. She Was well in tune to us!

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GF
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

All OK. BUT, the waiter kept calling my wife and me "you guys". Not cool.

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f
Minneapolis
127 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Solid choice for great cocktails and good bar food (burgers were excellent, as were duck wings and curried deviled eggs).

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NC
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit to Red Star. The food was delicious, the service was great (Ashley was very friendly and attentive), and the atmosphere was perfect. Will certainly eat here again.

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v
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pleasantly surprised. Was expecting bar food from a hotel restaurant, but the food was creative and a big step up from typical pub grub.

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NL
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great!!! Awesome service and delicious food! We will be back.

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d
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was very good, portions are small but the burgers are good sized. Spendy but it is downtown after all. Service wasn’t great but the manager pitched in and all was well.

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E
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

LARGE space, very comfortable feeling and good lighting. The steak was amazing, perfectly marinated and cooked perfectly, my boyfriend LOVED the local mushrooms. very good quality of food. Service was a little slow considering there were only maybe 10 people total in the restaurant at the time, but my waitress was very nice and easy to talk to.

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S
Wilmington
19 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sometimes I hesitate to go to a hotel restaurant. But don’t. This one was great. Service was terrific. And the food was delicious. From the heirloom tomatoes to the millet cakes and salmon everyone loved their meal! We would definitely go back

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RT
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We were here for brunch with 2 young children in our party. The server was very kind and accommodating for them...even bringing extra crayons and snacks while waiting for our food. The breakfast food was excellent.

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OT
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our second time and we LOVED it. The food was on point just wished they didn’t take the scallops risotto off the menu.. :)

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B
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is an oasis in downtown Portland and close to all of the major hotels. I ordered the fish special but they ran out. Rather than our server telling us, a manager came out, apologized and took my substitute order. Then the chef brought out a shrimp cocktail to make amends. Then our dinners came out at the same time. What could have been a bigger problem for us turned into an exceptional experience about how to make diners really happy. Five Stars!

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C
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was great. Menu had a lot of options. Ambience was cool and drink menu was perfect

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MH
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Red Star never disappoints. I do miss the lavender corn bread. The lamb shank is wonderful.

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TM
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Excellent, attentive service...Generous drinks and very tasty entrees...While one steak was under cooked, they went the extra mile to satisfy and accommodate....Wide variety of selections.

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a
Portland
34 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Was expecting to order from the brunch menu. However, they were doing a Mother's Day buffet brunch for $50 per person. It was quite a hefty price for brunch. Nevertheless, we enjoyed our brunch. Food was good. Some items were very good, some fair. All in all a nice brunch, but not sure if it was worth the $50 value.

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OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

I found it unfortunate the manager wouldn’t allow me to order their lamb shank because he had other more important customers coming in later as part of a large group ... he didn’t use the words “more important” but that is the translation I took away since he was holding orders so he could have enough for the group ... service was great, food is good and well prepared ...

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very good and my server was helpful with the menu and making recommendations! I will be back when I’m back in Portland.

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S
Atlantic City
29 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Restaurant was nice but it was a little cold inside

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MR
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the convenient valet parking with two hours free with one elevator ride up to the restaurant level. I loved our waitress and with vegan, fish, gluten free and other meat options it was a great menu for a variety of diets. The prices are a little steep however worth it. Thank you

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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dine out for life

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B
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner. I enjoyed the salmon. Good presentation. Good atmosphere.

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MZ
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dining experience at the Red Star Tavern was superb. Our waiter, Sebastian, was super friendly and attentive. We were celebrating a friend's visit to Portland, and he must have told the chef because a few minutes later we were treated to a charcuterie plate for our special occasion - such a wonderful surprise ! We ordered the chef 3-course meal that was fantastic. To top it all off, the grilled pineapple bread pudding for dessert was heavenly. Thank you everyone at Red Star !!

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S
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Birthday celebration. Made reservation ahead. Did not feel welcome from entry. Waiter was rude and dismissive. Salmon dry. Wild boar rigatoni overly salty. Steak was good, average nothing special. Drinks never topped off. Had to ask for cutlery.
Actually sat at table and cried at disappointing 50th birthday experience. Probably good for a weekday lunch, not a celebratory vibe. Not worth high price tag.

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T
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Our server was not very attentive. I had to RE order my omelet 3 times and it still was NOT correct and I really didn’t get what I wanted to eat except my potatoes. Very unhappy with my experiences. We were celebrating a friend’s birthday so I decided to not argue over payment over my food being wrong 3 times.

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GB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

food was very good but the waiter was abrupt and unwelcoming

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MW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I went to Red Star Tavern on Easter for brunch with 5 of my friends. The food was really good and reasonably priced. The server was very friendly. We had 6 people total and we asked them to give us 6 separate checks and they did it happily. I was pleasantly surprised since many places don't like to separate checks. I would definitely come here again!

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J
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Happy with our brunch selections and our attentive server. Good options for Passover.

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a
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Service was terrible. Server was terrible. Our food arrived after an entire hour, and neither the server nor manager (who eventually brought us our food) acknowledged how late the food was. They even rather cut us short, when we tried to mention it to us. Rude AF.

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C
Portland
25 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very surprised! The food was exotic and the place very nice!

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P
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed delicious, carefully composed salads with local ingredients. Great coffee; courteous and friendly service. Validated parking made the visit to downtown restaurant convenient.

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T
Portland
20 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very high-quality food, and excellent service. The portion of my salmon was fairly small, but it was fresh and perfectly cooked.

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M
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Cheryl is fabulous at her job, so kind and caring. Open to great humor too! Love the food here, always enjoyable!

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