Red Star

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651 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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Happier Hours at Red Star Tavern!

Enjoy 4 full hours of Happy Hour, 7 days a week at Red Star Tavern!

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 28, 2018

Ends: December 29, 2117

Availability: Daily 2:00PM-6:00PM

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Celebrate mom in style with Chef Dolan's delectable brunch buffet. Brunch will be served from 9am - 2pm. Reservations recommended. $45 adults $20 kids 12 and under. 503.222.0005

Sunday, May 12, 2019

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AJ
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wait staff was attentive, the food was amazing. Everything was great.

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DY
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Party of 5 friends, started during happy hours (beers $2 off), appetizers (charcuterie & cheese boards), risotto ($21), brick chicken ($27) and halibut special ($36)... Overall the atmosphere was upscale, in downtown, nice escape from rainy weather, and pretty quiet so we could enjoy the conversations. I'd go back to Red Star Tavern.

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CM
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food was great. Ahi Tuna was amazing. I'll be back soon!!!!!

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KL
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food service was so-so but the hostess was fabulous. My meal was overcooked which may have ben my fault for saying I wanted it well but it was fish and ended up being rubbery.

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OT
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Food is exceptional, perfectly prepared. Service could be better, server didn't know the dishes.

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KR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was incredible and service was very good! Drinks were very tasty but a little on the pricy side. Would definitely go again!

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's a very special moment in a downtown environment when you can get such amazing personable service. Plus, the food was delicious.

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JC
Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. Best in town.

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DL
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place has an awesome happy hour, really enjoyed our visit.

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CD
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Greeted warmly, bar staff knowledgeable, wait staff friendly and helpful, hostess was amazing. Menu items were interesting, flavors complex, charcuterie great, all items tasty.

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Portland
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The happy hour is great value! The normal menu is great but it's a bit pricey. It's definitely a great place to take someone to give them a good Portland bar experience.

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ME
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here because I wanted to find a new happy hour spot nearby... this is definitely my new spot! Came with a friend after work dressed casually and felt comfortable there, but I really would love to come back dressed up because it has a "treat yo self" vibe going on. Their signature drink is a MUST HAVE if you want to know what heaven tastes like. Happy hour bites are equally delectable, I ordered the wings (spicy but don't overpower taste) and my friend ordered the steak with smoked blue cheese fries. The wait staff was friendly and very good. I don't think my water glass got below 2 inches, and I drink a lot of water! Overall this restaurant is a 11/10 in my book!

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SL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lizzie and Tim are really incredible! I had an unexpected allergic reaction to a soup, and they literally did everything within their power to reverse my dining experience. My husband and I were so impressed with them that we went back two days later. Best crème brûlée I've ever had in my life!!!

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l
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great bloody Mary’s - quiet for New Years Dat brunch

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JP
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Overpriced and the staff could care less about service. They were very busy socializing with each other and we found it hard to order drinks and dinner.

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w
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We stayed at the Hotel Monaco for New Year's and enjoyed happy hour and dinner New Year's Eve and breakfast New Year's Day. The food was excellent and the staff we're very friendly. Excellent place!

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CT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Red Star has a well rounded menu, great for business lunches or anytime you don't know someone's palate. The atmosphere is business casual, and has tables large enough to accommodate large groups.

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P
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

I met up with my sister and visiting brother and his wife for dinner. We were greeted by a very charming and professional host, whose name I have forgotten... she had very short red hair. We were warmly welcomed by management. The server assistant was gruff and borderline rude throughout-perhaps she had a headache. Server was less than focused- food was delivered to incorrect positions, a burger was underdone(not badly- my sister went with it) and the table was cluttered. It was a busy night, so a few points missed can be forgiven. The food was excellent! My brother had a beautiful steak dish, his wife had some lovely roast chicken, and I had a butter lettuce salad and LOTS of beautiful mussels. We will definitely return- I certainly understand that sometimes service can be bumpy!!

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N
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Love Red Star. The service is excellent -- warm, professional but friendly, and perfectly attentive. The ambience is nice and the food is quite good, with some interesting combinations, and served in manageable portions, which I really appreciate. My only wish is for a few more vegetarian options, though I have to say that ones I've tried have been delicious. Highly Recommend.

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MM
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 3

This was a birthday celebration, and restaurant was advised before-hand. Staff was welcoming and with good wishes proclaimed when we arrived.
Food was very disappointing. Hamburger served on a tasteless hot dog bun, risotto had very little taste. It took 3 tries to get a cup of coffee that was not lukewarm.
Restaurant was busy; maybe that was the problem, but still . . . doubt we'll consider returning.

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OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The online menu was much more interesting than the acutual menu. everything we ordered was a fairly small portion but the worst was the scallop dish the only included 2 scallops and traces of pork cheek. My husband went home hungry.

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C
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner at Red Star. The food was over the top delicious, and the service was top notch. Will certainly be back!

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VC
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

YUM!!!!!!! Vegetarian options are excellent. :) Good food and great service.

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LB
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance is outstanding along with the happy hour food and service. I would definitely return!

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m
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

I wanted this to be a great experience. I had the scallop main dish. There were 5 tiny scallops. The dish was terrible!!

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SP
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

I have wanted to try Red Star for months. Looking at the reviews, I was ready for a great eating experience. We arrived and were quickly seated. There was a table with a number of people celebrating an event at a nearby table, but otherwise the restaurant was only moderately busy. After a short time our server took our order, provided our drinks and a few minutes later provided a basket of bread. We ordered soups and a main entree to split. After about 20 minutes, the server asked if we wanted more bread as the kitchen was still working on our order, but assured us that the food would be arriving shortly. Well, it wasn't. We waited and waited and waited. After 25 more minutes, with no food, we had to ask for our server to come to our table. The server apologized and said that the kitchen was really backed up. Looking around at the empty tables, we questioned how they could be that backed up since the place was not fully booked. We asked for the manager to come over. The server said the manager would be right there. Well, he wasn't. We got up to leave, I complained to the hostess about our treatment, when the manager finally appeared behind us. I confronted him about the poor service, the lack of expediency, and the unbelievable notion that not even soup could be served within 45 minutes. Again the excuse of a busy kitchen. Yeah, no. In short, no amount of apologies could possibly make me want to stay or return to this place. Ever.

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LP
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always an excellent choice for brunch. Food is delicious and there are plenty of choices, plus they will substitute or change menu items to fit your diet or any food issues you may have. Our only issue was that the wait staff took way too long to clear our table, so we could just sit and chat with our drinks and coffees after eating.

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OT
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

We went to Red Star on a friends recommendation. We arrived early and had a drink at the bar which was very good. We were rather surprised that there were so very few people in the restaurant for a Saturday evening. Food was mediocre; the risotto lacked flavor and the roasted chicken was dry. Our waitress was attentive. Overall for the price I’ve had better meals and probably will not return.

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V
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

O.k. brunch, but limited menu options, and nothing too special. Food was o.k., but not great. They need to add color, i.e. fruuts or veegies, or flowers to their plates. Presentation was bland. Coffee and bloody mary's were good.

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JH
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was great! Our server, I think his name was Ben, did an exceptional job.

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RG
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went on Tuesday to meet a friend from out of town, so quieter than it probably is later in the week. Shout out to Andrea, our server, who was attentive but not hovering and who went out of her way to keep us happy. Great food, loved the craft beers, we live on the other side of the river but will be back!

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RH
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic server. Fantastic food. Truly photo worthy presentations on food, drinks & atmosphere.

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L
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is very good with some unique selections and is a good value for Portland

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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 September 30, 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 22, 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
10 reviews
Dined on September 20, 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
16 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 8, 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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