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200 Locust St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3813
+1 831-425-1913
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3:00 pm - 1:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 3:00 pm - 1:30 am
Dining options: Late Night
Description: Relax in front of our dramatic fire place with friends, and enjoy world...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
dinner before a concert

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2014
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Creative and delicious! Loved the jalapeño appetizers, Brussels sprout chips, and fun cocktails. This might be the best beet salad I've ever had, topped with crispy golden beets and goat cheese.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

You need to not hold on to people's ID cards, because if you forget to give them back to people who are not used to leaving theirs with the bar, they will forget and have to drive a long distance sometimes with no time in their schedule to get it back from you.

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Santa Cruz, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I've called repeatedly this evening but your staff apparently doesn't care about picking up the phone during business hours. My guest and I were verbally assaulted and harassed by your staff at the door. Over a hat. It was totally okay for them to verbally assault us, flip us the bird, and cuss us out because we questioned them about... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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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
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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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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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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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

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

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Additional Information about Red Restaurant & Bar

Address: 200 Locust St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3813
Phone Number: +1 831-425-1913
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
Open Hours:
Sunday 3:00 pm - 1:30 am
Monday 3:00 pm - 1:30 am
Tuesday 3:00 pm - 1:30 am
Wednesday 3:00 pm - 1:30 am
Thursday 3:00 pm - 1:30 am
Friday 3:00 pm - 1:30 am
Saturday 3:00 pm - 1:30 am
Average Prices: USD 10 - 25

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 200 Locust St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3813
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-425-1913

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 1:30 am
Monday
3:00 pm - 1:30 am
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 1:30 am
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 1:30 am
Thursday
3:00 pm - 1:30 am
Friday
3:00 pm - 1:30 am
Saturday
3:00 pm - 1:30 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?