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Brett's Bistro

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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017 - 2018 Winner

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Located in the center of town, we offer the best quality of foods available anywhere. Chef Brett is a third generation resident of Red River, and has had restaurants in Red River for 35 years. Our present local is quaint with panoramic views of main street. We specialize in Choice hand cut steaks, Prime Rib, fresh seafood, and trout. We have cool salads, pasta,and our lunch menu offers full sandwiches. The Best N.M. green chile cheese burgers in the state. Great wine list, and the coldest Beer in town! We are celebrating our fifth year at our Lifts West Location, and would like to invite you to Brett`s Bistro.
$10 - $50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
American, International
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Small bistro inside Lifts West. Comfortable atmosphere, but the food was not worth the cost. The total bill was around $90 for two adults and a child. The steak was tough and overcooked.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JMH039
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We called for a reservation - it was Christmas Day!!! - and we were seated immediately and given menus. We came at time that wasn’t nearly as busy as other times (in fact, they were booked from 5:45 pm on) - 3:30 pm. There were...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Melissa842015
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

No matter what you order at Brett’s it will come out great. You won’t be disappointed in anything you get. Prices are moderate but the menu is fairly upscale. My favorite was the French onion soup. Good service as well.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank BigTex62
Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

They said they have vegetarian, they only have 1 dish and it was very spicy. The chicken fried steak was tough and the gravy came from a package.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed October 1, 2018

The owner and chef knows what he is doing for sure. Table cloths and good staff are helpful and the food was above par... but so was the pricing. its simple.. if you wanted a better than average meal and are willing to pay up...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Chris D
Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

Great food fast friendly service great staff, chairs are hard sort of hard to be comfortable looks like the did not vacuum after lunch rush? Food and debris on floor, food was excellent Cajun food and German chocolate cake!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank mountains74
Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went for dinner September 12. We have frequently eaten here it’s our favorite spot in Red River. The food this night was excellent as always, however the service left a bit to be desired. I don’t know if the young woman...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Aned50
Reviewed August 21, 2018

My wife and I split the Veal special and the other 4 in our party each had the 6 oz Filet. All the dinners were excellent and the service was excellent. I have been here before when the place was packed and yes the service...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Peeksters
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Decided to eat here for a late lunch, early dinner while vacationing in Red River. I ordered the fried catfish and hubby had the small chicken fried steak. It wasn't very small !!! Really the best catfish I've ever had!!! Crispy, hot, not greasy. Yummy...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 545JuliaH
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Visited for lunch and found the food to be very good with decent selections for varied appetites. The Green Chile Burger was cooked perfectly and came with enough fries for a large family to share. Spouse opted for Char Grilled Salmon and was very pleased...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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