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Red Restaurant & Bar

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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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Napa, California
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An early dinner at Red was the perfect quiet spot in our attempt to escape the hectic pace of the boardwalk. Up old carpeted stairs, the stately hardwood bar, with red glowing sconces and candles, and a comfy spread of upholstered couches and sofas strewn with plush pillows is inviting and comfortable. Beveled windows frame window tables, and a stone... More 

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Thank denisefromnapa
Santa Cruz, California, United States
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The red is the sort of bar that offers good food and drinks at a late time, while offering pub atmosphere. Sure it gets dicey every so often but I've never had a problem. The steak salad and the fries are ridiculously good and hit the spot when you are out and there is no place to eat.

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Thank Yesenia C
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

This is a nice spot to grab a cocktail at the end of a busy tourist day or after work. We got there about 430pm, the place was pretty empty. We picked a spot at the far end of the room at one of the dining tables. About an hour later, the locals started to wander in and the place... More 

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Thank Marti B
Santa Cruz, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

We lived in Santa Cruz County for almost 6 years and have never been to this restaurant until last week.This restaurant is upstairs in the Old Santa Cruz Hotel...the architecture of the building is worth a visit on its own...and the architecture adds to the cool vibe old school ambiance. It has a fireplace and lots of lounge seating areas... More 

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Thank Lipstick4me
Sunnyvale, California
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

Really nice food,nice place to meet friends and have a nice time together, truffle frys are awesome. And service very good highly recommended to meet friends and have a good time together

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Thank JCHF
Scotts Valley, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

I stopped by the Red Restaurant for Restaurant Week and found a new favorite. I got the steak entre and it was the best steak I have had since moving to Santa Cruz 20 years ago! The wait staff was excellent and helpful. Since I have a bazillion allergies this is a critical point and they were so helpful. Also,... More 

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Thank ktcool
Santa Cruz, California, United States
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93 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We went to Red for the last day of Restaurant Week. We did not have a reservation and they were very friendly and accommodating about not having a table but offered to serve us in the bar. We really wanted a dining experience so asked to wait for an available table. They made us feel welcome while we waited and... More 

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1 Thank Paul B
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Rebecca S
San Jose, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 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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Thank Radiant_Relic
Santa Cruz, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 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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Thank Rose L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $25
Cuisine
Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating
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
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?