The Red Chair Cafe

4.4
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39 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Community through Artistry. A celebration of creativity. We love what we do; the expression of a new idea, a twist on an old idea. Share with us, show us what that inner spark. We want to see it. Sit. Sip. Eat. Stay a while, take your time.
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.1
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4.4
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SteveG
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was so delicious! Nice, chill atmosphere. Would recommend reserving a table to avoid long wait times.

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Lystra
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience4

Our server was inattentive and forgot half of our order. We waited about 45 mins. for our food. The food (once we got it) was excellent.

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KennyM
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very classy place to visit downtown Anchorage. I have been there three times and loved every plate I have tried. Combine that with great service and that is the place I love to go.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Service was very poor. Had a reservation but still a 40 minute wait on a Friday at lunchtime. We had 5 people. Server forgot to put in one persons order, and 3 items on 3 other people. She said sorry I forgot but no discounts given. We asked for refills but had to wait about 15 minutes. Food was not bad but would not go back. Next day we had lunch at Sun City Cafe and it was great! I recommend going there.

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daved
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Red Chair Cafe is always good - they are one of my two favorite breakfast spots in Anchorage! They have delicious food and the restaurant has a fun, funky atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Not a single employee was wearing a mask during COVID-19 although it is mandated by the city.

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SHDG
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Service was extremely slow and not very attentive. The food was okay, not worth what we paid.

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Hungryinanchorage
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience2

The wait staff needs training on how to manage time and actually wait on customers. Everyone that worked there was so lazy! No one should wait 30 minutes to get water when they arrive. I was thirsty the entire time and she did not care to get anything we requested. The wait alone for food was ridiculous. Two members of our party had to leave because it took so long get our food and they had to get to work. She brought a whole meal that was not ordered and charged me for it along with forgetting part of my food order. Overall the rest of the staff did not look like they cared to help one another out or move faster than a turtle. Hire some more people and learn how to actually wait on people. I will never go back.

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RodRocs
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Each breakfast meal carried a variety of delicious tastes, we loved our meal!

The wait staff were kind and knowledgeable, yet seemed a bit stretched to cover the tables they were responsible for.

Other than that, five stars!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fathers day

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LindaH
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have an interesting menu, food was good and the service was outstanding!

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JeremeA
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent surrounding and always amazing food. Breakfast is spectacular. Can not recommend this place enough!

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DavidJ
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at The Red Chair Cafe. Loved the Lemon Poppy Seed pancakes. Asked for real maple syrup and they had some. Our server was awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and the mimosas, service was great as well

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Alex
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat to dine at the Red Chair! The good never disappoints, and the service is always top notch.

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AprilJ
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad to have a great place for brunch open! The food was delicious and service was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The grilled cheese was amazing!

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BillH
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They were working hard adjusting to new procedures

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day was a lovely experience !

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MathewL
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere and good service. Food is very good also

JC
JennyC
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to breakfast and we both ordered the traditional eggs benedict. It was wonderful. It came with their potatoes which is a mixture of regular potato, sweet potato and onions made like homefries. The waiter was very nice and we will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2014
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Love it for lunch and breakfast but dinner menu is very limited and almost like the lunch menu.

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Brunch
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2014
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We went to the Red Chair for brunch and the quality of food and the ambiance were somewhat typical of downtown Anchorage, not really good, but not really bad. Service was sketchy even though there was always at least two- three standing at the cashier stand. Food was bland and presentation, while acceptable, showed so creativity.

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DenaliAlli
Anchorage
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I like eating at this spot, the food is good, the atmosphere is good. They always seem just a bit unorganized and slow in their service. I appreciate that you can order breakfast and lunch during the day time. I have not tried their dinners.

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Kirsten
Anchorage
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2014
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I thought this was just a lunch spot but was pleasantly surprised with a delicious dinner complete with wonderful wine cocktails and decadent desserts. Live music and an art showing during our Saturday night dinner added to the ambience

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vipCelebangelak
Denver
46 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2014
Overall5food3service1ambience3

The food was fantastic as always. The service was horrible. This was the busiest we have seen Red Chair and the service couldn't meet the needs. Our coffee and tea remained empty throughout the dining experience, even after we asked twice for refills. We asked for water and never got it. I asked for ketchup and also never received that.

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vipalaskak8
Anchorage
128 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2014
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food was wonderful and plentiful. The sandwiches are big enough to share. The service is a bit too laid back for my taste. Our waiter was not very attentive, didn't get the order right, and in order to fix the order we had to attract the attention of another wait staff since ours "disappeared"

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2014
Overall4food5service3ambience4

my first visit to this addition to the Anchorage restaurant scene...we were seated promptly, staff very friendly, wine selection nice and had a crisp white ... the brie plate was soooo good! my friends dinner was delicious, a chix salad wrap, but very difficult to eat...it was over the wrapper the plate our waitress had to wipe the table part way thru the meal...my guest was laughing thankfully...
I'll be back!

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Fran
Anchorage
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed this restaurant. It is in an old building at the edge of downtown. The ambiance is eclectic with all kinds of Art on the walls. This gives a fun atmosphere. The menu offers a good variety of dishes and specials. They also offer flatbread (pizza) selections as well as vegetarian selections. I ordered a pasta and shrimp dish which was just the right size for an entre. The dish was very good with a very good sauce.Another time I had the pork and it was also very good. The waiter was extremely helpful and assisted me in choosing a terrific wine (a Pinot from Germany) that met my tastes.i will go back again and I want to try their breakfast menu which they offer. The restaurant needs to advertise more so that more people know it

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2014
Overall2food4service1ambience2

The waiters and waitresses were confused and very slow. The all seemed like novices with no manager to direct them in any way.

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FoodDudeAnc
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best breakfast in town, hands down. I've had half the breakfast menu at this point and would highly recommend either take on Eggs Benedict or if you're in a "healthy" mindset the Kale Bake is excellent as well. Can't wait to try the dinner menu.

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CivEats
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Red Chair is the whole dinning package! Food, Wine, Service and Ambiance! Very exciting menu that covers your choices in a fresh neo experience. Well worth it. Don't make the mistake I did, the address it's 337 "East" 4th not "West". It's a short walk if you do.

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bagladyakus
Anchorage
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2014
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Dinner at The Red Chair was disappointing, after great breakfasts and lunches there. The dinner menu was limited (only 6 entrees and 2 dessert choices). I had the spring mix salad, which was HUGE and an appetizer (spare ribs). The ribs were tender, but very fatty. Portions were generous. Service was outstanding (the waiter even helped one of our party figure out how to get to the calendar on her smart phone!).

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AKChick
Anchorage
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2014
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We loved our brunch at The Red Chair Cafe. Food was delicious (and creative--I had lemon poppyseed pancakes!) and the environment was fresh and enjoyable.

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vipWonderful
Anchorage
51 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2014
Overall1food1service1ambience1

When we arrived for our lunch, a business lunch that I had arranged, the restaurant was full. When I asked about our reservation the hostess replied "did you make it on Open Table" and I said yes. She said oh, I haven't had time to look at our reservations, so I won't have anything for at least 30 minutes. We left, very disappointing especially since I was with out of town business associates.

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BlueIrisPhotography
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Seriously one of the best places I have eaten here in Anchorage. And won't break the bank either.

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Minmuncher
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Heard rave reviews about their breakfasts and lunches...they just recently started serving dinners. Food was exceptional, service outstanding and I personally loved the artwork and music playing.

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Jiminy
Anchorage
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2014
Overall5food5service4ambience3

I've been to the Red Chair twice in the last 3 months. Once was a workday lunch and once Saturday dinner. Though the ambiance has style, it retains an urban utilitarian feel ... kind of a "found space; lets make a restaurant", but it's done well.

My wife and I are mostly a variety of vegetarians. She had a salad and I had a really super asparagus-themed dish (though it did have bacon). The scallop appetizer we shared was very good, though larger would have been nice for two people. The "beer shooter" my wife had was odd.

I hear that lunch sometimes overpowers the staff. So get there by 11:30 and there should be no problem. My son and I did and found no delays. New restaurants can take some time to work out the staff kinks.

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Heady
Anchorage
7 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a nice find! We enjoyed the food and our waiter, Christensen. The salad was incredible with cranberries, nuts, light amount of creamy feta, and other incredible goodness. The mushroom dish was outta sight! It was melt in your mouth good!

FAQs

The Red Chair Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (907) 270-7780.

The Red Chair Cafe is rated 4.4 stars by 39 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.