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“Would go back again and again!”
Review of Red House Cafe

Red House Cafe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $30
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed January 29, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful food, cute & quaint place, and amazing staff!
We stopped by this restaurant because it had amazing reviews-- we were not disappointed.
The food was amazing and large portions!! We will probably go back again before we leave.
The staff went beyond service! We came in with our 15 month old and they brought her a strawberry to munch right away. We ordered her a side of avocado to eat along with eating from our plates but they also brought us a side of turkey for her.

Everyone was so nice and personable...we would recommend this place for sure!

Be sure to check out the cute garden shop below it too! Beautiful flowers and fun gifts!!

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Thank EuroEri
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Christopher D, Owner at Red House Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2014

EuroEri-Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad that you liked the atmosphere, the food, and the " personable staff". We are happy that you and your family had an enjoyable visit. Please come see us again soon. Please find us on Facebook and Pinterest. Your review is so wonderful that we may share it on Facebook, so please find us there. Happy Valentine's Day ahead!

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Reviewed January 22, 2014

Downtown Pacific Grove. Go early for breakfast or be prepared to wait... But wait if you must, it's worth it.

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Christopher D, Owner at Red House Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded January 26, 2014

jefftheskier-Thank you for visiting us for breakfast and thank you for your terrific review. Please come see us again soon on your next trip from Tahoe! And, please find us on Facebook and Pinterest, We also have photos of our breakfast entrees on our new website that you might enjoy!
Thank you!

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Reviewed January 19, 2014

3 of us went to dinner on a Thursday night, 2 hours after they opened. We got seated @ a table for 2 ( She added a chair for the 3rd person) on a narrow back porch, between an ice machine and a gas heater. I commented about the Salmon on the menu. " Oh, we are out of Salmon" She took our drink order. Brought the drinks, my guest went to order the soup and...." OH ! we ran out of soup !! " So, she ordered the Crab Cakes. Not good. Little Crab, mostly all filler. The Pasta dish tasted like it came from an outside company ( Sysco ) Food was nothing special. Small place, lots of kids that night. Pass on the outdoor seating.

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Thank 602travelsalot
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Christopher D, Owner at Red House Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded January 20, 2014

602travelsalot-Thank you for trying our restaurant on your recent visit to Pacific Grove from Michigan. It sounds like the night you dined with us was an unexpectedly busy night. We are so sorry if we did not meet your expectations and needs as to table choices and menu options that particular evening. Thank you for letting us know your impressions. Best wishes.

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Reviewed January 13, 2014

We are locals and have had several lunches here. The food is always great, though service can be a problem. We took friends to our first dinner last night. Called ahead for 5 arrived on time ordered fairly quickly and ate fairly quickly. Angela did a super job as our waitress. We did not order dessert or coffee and paid our bill. Immediately upon signing the bill someone came from the back of the house and asked us if we could leave to accommodate people who were waiting. We had not been slow, noisy, or distractrive in any way. Evidently the next party was already standing right in the middle of the restaurant! I had no idea that an hour was considered an upper bound for 5 people to relax, dine, and enjoy one another's company in a restaurant, but apparently that is Red House's maximum. I was embarrassed and got madder and madder as the evening went on as my insight was that they were really just about turning over tables quickly and serving as many as they could to pay their expenses. A sad yet insightful look at their true motivation. Won't be back - they owe me an apology, I think!

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Thank Bearman66
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Christopher D, Owner at Red House Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2014

Bearman66-Thank you for being a repeat, local, lunch customer of ours. We appreciate your dining with us. We are happy to hear that the "food is always great". Thank you for the compliments. Concerning your recent experience having dinner with us, we are glad to hear that Angela did a "super job" as your server. Thank you for taking the time to let us know. Red House Café does not want you to rush and depart. We, too, would like you to "relax and enjoy" your dining experience. While we are a busy, small restaurant at times. please know that what you describe happening at the close of your evening is unacceptable to us. We sincerely apologize to you and your guests. We thank you for reaching out to tell us about your experience so that we can correct the staff on duty that evening. We hope you will come and see us again in the future, so we can give you a memorable experience like the many times you enjoyed before. Happy New Year

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Reviewed January 11, 2014

Outdoor or indoor dining in this cozy place. The crab cakes and soups are wonderful! They also make a killer grilled cheese sandwich with bacon!

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Thank Susan M
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Christopher D, Owner at Red House Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2014

Susan M - Thank you for your exceptional review. We are flattered that you called our grilled cheese a "killer grilled cheese" and that you liked our crab cakes. Your review is so wonderful that we might even share it on our Facebook page. Please find us on Facebook and Pinterest. Please come see us again the next time you visit from Seattle. Happy New Year ahead!

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