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“Welcoming and cozy dining experience”
Review of Red House Cafe

Red House Cafe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $30
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed August 5, 2014

We came into Pacific Grove (PG to the locals) for a late dinner to find many of the other restaurants with a wait, but walked right into the Red House Cafe. We were greeted by Sylvia, the best waitress I have had for a long time! She was great! She recommended that we start with the Camembert - a lovely cheese appetizer with a fig reduction sauce that came with homemade bread to die for. We had the spinach salad with poached pears - a nice change - with a fabulous balsamic dressing, sweet and tart and fresh. Our halibut was good, crispy, but a bit over cooked. The mashed potatoes were yummy, creamy and a bit garlicky! Our friends had pork tenderloin and that was yummy as well. Overall a fun and delicious dinner!

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Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

My mother-in-law recommended that we meet here after our bike ride along Ocean View. Grilled cheese sandwich and butternut squash soup were great. Kind of small for family with small kids BUT staff was great and handle us well. It was not a quick lunch but could have been if a party of two. Very charming!

Thank Pamala H
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Reviewed August 2, 2014

Located at 662 Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove, California, the delightful Red House Cafe occupies a restored and charming 1895 Victorian house. The home's original wrap-around porch now sits diners in a most relaxed and casual manner. Having been in the restaurant business for nearly twenty years, my mouth watered at the Red House's unique and innovative menu items. How many can I order at once? However, recently, for lunch, I ordered the Portobello Mushroom Sandwich stuffed with Goat Cheese. In truth, I came close to ordering a second one. Please plan ahead for the Red House Cafe is always busy. We know why!

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Thank Bruce H
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Reviewed July 29, 2014

Service with a smile makes a good breakfast and start of the day. The Red House had fast service, many smiles, excellent food and got all 11 of us into seats quickly. Can't beat that for service and coupled with good food.... Yummmmy.

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Reviewed July 22, 2014

There were six of us for lunch, sitting on the front porch of an old house on Lighthouse Ave. in Pacific Grove on a Friday in July. The company was delightful, the guests were happy, the waitress was energetic and fun. This restaurant is always busy. I have been frequenting it for many years. As the locals (I had lived here on the Monterey Peninsula for 25 years) know the food is consistently excellent. They have daily menu specials that are always delicious and generous in portion size. Delicious hot and cold drinks. OMGosh and the desserts!!! If we eat elsewhere, we oftentimes go here for the desserts. Everything is fresh and definitely made from scratch. Get a feel of what locals appreciate in food and ambiance.

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Thank BeentherD0NEthat
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