Red is a small restaurant with a great outdoor venue in addition to the interior restaurant. The restaurant itself is nothing special but the menu is very good.
My friend and I arrived at 5:45 on a Saturday evening after having gone to an event. The restaurant was absolutely empty save for one table of three but we had to promise to return the table to them by 7PM. We said okay and proceeded to order. The waiter spoke very little English and was unable to understand that I didn't want rice with my meal but would have asparagus instead. Even though asparagus was an accompaniment with another entree he said he would have to "ask the chef" if it was okay to make this change. He ducked into the kitchen and was gone quite awhile but he eventually came back and said okay.
The food was well-presented and well-prepared. However, when I ordered a second glass of pinot noir I was told they had run out and the only way to get another pinot noir was to order a bottle. I asked for a glass of another type of red but they were out of that as well unless, again, I ordered a bottle. I called for the Manager and explained this was no way to run a restaurant. He was very nice and comped two glasses of the pinot from the bottle he opened.
We stayed until about 8:30... there were a few more diners but the place was only half-full. This habit of making a prospective diner promise to return a table by a certain time is a problem in Hong Kong. I personally find it very rude and a turn-off and I don't understand why they would want to irritate a customer who shows up in order to make sure they can accommodate someone who MIGHT show up. My advice when you are in Hong Kong is to take the table and enjoy yourself... if they try to remove you at the appointed time, remember that "possession is nine-tenths of the law"!
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