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“REDD Hostess - FAIL...REDD - Food and Waiter - Excellent”
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Ranked #5 of 29 Restaurants in Yountville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Dallas, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“REDD Hostess - FAIL...REDD - Food and Waiter - Excellent”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

I just love it when very young hosts or hostesses treat you like your business is really irrelevant or not important. REDD was recommended by several friends in the valley. So since we didn't have a reservation, being the experienced diners that we are, we went early. Based upon the fact that we did not have a reservation, even though virtually every table was open, she would not seat us in the dining area. We told her we would eat quickly so as not to disrupt their orderly flow of patrons. What do you think . . . nope. Eat at the bar or wait two and a half hours. So we sat outside under a heat strip - all in all it was very pleasant (was not offered as an option by "Miss Priss"). Service was excellent - once we were seated. Food was very good. No complaints. Would go back. Oh, when we left - tables were still open. I just don't understand how a 20 year old can develop such a snotty attitude - especially when her job depends upon people like us coming to their restaurant. If I owned the place, I believe that I would train them to be a bit more hospitable.

  • Visited November 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A little overrated”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

We went to Redd as part of our first wedding anniversary weekend. It was a lovely meal, delicious food etc but not convinced of the Michelin star status. The ambience of the restaurant seemed to be missing something....lighting was too strong for the time of year and temperature was hot and cold so cardigan was on and off which was a distraction. Food was wonderful, server good if a little formal and wine delicious. Very good but......is what we left with.

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55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

Everyone talks up Redd in Yountville so we had to try it. We made a reservation prior to our arrival in Yountville as we heard how hard it was to get a reservation. I was not impressed from the minute we arrived and the six of us barely got a "hello" from the hostess and who ever else was hanging out at the hostess stand with her.

The interior of the restaurant was not exciting. It was actually kind of "blah." We had to switch around seats at our table several times as hot blowers were on top of us.

I could not believe how poor the service was from the time we were seated until we left. The restaurant was not even crowded. We had to ask the waiter for everything!! He even volunteered "reader" glasses to see the menu (as some of us forgot ours) which we thought was nice but then we had to remind him three times to bring them! We had to ask for bread. We had to ask for the waiter to take our drink order after being seated for too long a time with out any attention. The rest of the group thought their meal was really delicious and enjoyed the food very much. My steak was just ok. Nothing over the top. This restaurant was my least favorite out of the five we went to in Yountville and it was by far the most expensive. Maybe I would have enjoyed my meal more if the service had been better. Once we ordered our food the waiter never even came over to check on us. We had to flag him down several times for things.

When chit chatting with different locals in town regarding restaurants the reaction from them was always "overrated" thus the title of this review!

Visited September 2012
1 Thank LivvyMark
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San Francisco, California
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
“Great food; a little stiff”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

This is definitely a restaurant I would recommend to any of my foodie friends. The dishes were all great balancing acts of flavors. For me, the place lacked warmth, both in ambiance and service. Do't get me wrong, the servers were very professional; they just seemed a bit stand-offish to me. The perfect place for a business dinner, or maybe to take your in-laws; less suitable for a romantic dinner.

Visited October 2012
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Cudjoe Key
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“Nice but noisy”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

We went for dinner on a Thursday evening and it was crowded and noisy. The decor is quite simple, yet elegant (simple chic)...we started with an ok bottle of wine - wasn't that impressed with their offerings.....would pay corkage fee next time. I ordered the diver scallops and they were perfect. My overall impression of Redd was, .the food was beautifully presented, fresh tasting and flavorful, the wine list was a little too overpriced and overwhelming, the staff was attentive but a little more "stuffy" than other restaurants and desserts were great and FUN...we had toasted Marshmallow dessert. I would go back but with my own wine.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank nmkev
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