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Red Restaurant & Bar

200 Locust St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3813
+1 831-425-1913
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Ranked #186 of 327 restaurants in Santa Cruz
Price range: $10 - $25
Dining options: Late Night
Description: Relax in front of our dramatic fire place with friends, and enjoy world class food, and unique hand crafted cocktails. Red offers a variety of large, small, and shared plates made primarily with organic ingredients and inspired by many of influences. Red Restaurant and Bar is sophisticated and elegant. Open for Happy hour, fine dining and late night dining. Red is located upstairs in the Historic Santa Cruz Hotel at the corner of Cedar and Locust in downtown Santa Cruz.
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: Relax in front of our dramatic fire place with friends, and enjoy world class food, and unique hand crafted cocktails. Red offers a variety of large, small, and shared plates made primarily with organic ingredients and inspired by many of influences. Red Restaurant and Bar is sophisticated and elegant. Open for Happy hour, fine dining and late night dining. Red is located upstairs in the Historic Santa Cruz Hotel at the corner of Cedar and Locust in downtown Santa Cruz.
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English first
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Good service, very well prepared food. But they substituted a different fish for the one I ordered without mentioning it. I was surprised to receive salmon instead, but it was perfectly prepared so I did not object in that we were going to a concert.

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Santa Cruz, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

The food is only very average but the cocktails are great! The Jean Grey is my favorite (earl grey infused gin, fresh squeezed lemon, simple syrup served up with a sugar rim). Go at night for a cozy feel with the rugs and couches. In the daytime its too easy to see all the stains on them.

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NJ
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

My boyfriend and I came here to meet up with some friends for drinks around 11pm. The DJs and the vibe were great. It was an eclectic mix of music including pop, hip hop, reggae, and some 90s music. I had a deliciously refreshing cucumber mojito. It's also a diverse crowd in terms of age and ethnicity.

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Capitola, California
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

One of the worst restaurants to eat at in Santa Cruz. The entire room smells of vomit and spilled drinks, the floor is covered in gum and grease, and the furniture is run down and or broken. The food was horrible, cold and questionable it was reheated. The hamburgers where flavorless. The buns crumbly, wet and thick with grease. The... More

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Scotts Valley, California
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

I was there with a group and ordered a martini with a twist. I got an alcoholic beverage that was clear, but it tasted like the shaker hadn't been rinsed or cleaned between drinks. I asked for a remake and the second drink was even worse.

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Santa Cruz, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

Went w/my daughter and her friends for her 21st BD and we had fun as this is a totally relaxing environment.

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Santa Cruz, California
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

Great place for an after work get-together or late night drinks.

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Seaside, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2011 via mobile

I went to red room with a group of 6 friends for drinks and food on a Friday night. The restaurant/ bar was packed and lively. We had called ahead for a reservation, but the table ahead of us was not done their meal when we got their. They sat us on some cozy couches and served us our drinks.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2008

Assuming this is the Red upstairs..I've seen lack of consistency in both food and service.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2008

I don't care how good the menu is. Smoking was outlawed in restaurants how many years ago now?....and this place still smells.

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