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“Poor service and quality of dishes was mixed”
Review of Red Star Tavern

Red Star Tavern
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Ranked #71 of 4,313 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 5th Ave.
Transit: Transit stop directly in front of the restaurant on SW 5th and Alder
Description: Located in the heart of downtown Portland, Red Star provides fine dining service in a casual atmosphere. Chef Kyle Rourke insures that fresh, local, and seasonal are the primary ingredients in all menus. From the slow roasted meats and bright salads to the playful flavor combinations from the bar, every choice will more than compliment the comforting glow from the wood-fired grill. Call, stop in, or visit us online to reserve your experience today!
Chicago
Level 6 Contributor
65 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Poor service and quality of dishes was mixed”
Reviewed April 23, 2013

The tag line says it all? I can only assume the service was poor because I ordered light, as the restaurant was practically empty.

Visited April 2013
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darynw, Manager at Red Star Tavern, responded to this review, April 25, 2013
Thanks for taking the time to give us feedback. We take honest comments from people like yourself very seriously. It pains us to hear the not-so-good stuff, but it helps us learn and improve! Would you be alright with e-mailing me with more information regarding your experience? kyle.rourke@redstartavern.com
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San Jose, California
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great Meal!”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

We recently ate here for dinner after perusing the city. We chose this location because it is close to the hotel we were staying at. The food was great! The staff was very attentive.

Visited April 2013
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Thank modernclassic
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darynw, Manager at Red Star Tavern, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
We love to hear our guests say that the food and staff were great. We’re glad you got that feeling!
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Portland, Oregon
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Sublime!”
Reviewed April 14, 2013 via mobile

If you are wanting superior food, very knowledgeable service, and an atmosphere that promotes relaxation, romance and fun....go here! I had asked for a few specifics before my wife & I even arrived, and when we got there, it was all set up and the look on my wife's face is something I'd never be able to say thank you enough for. To say Red Star goes above and beyond to make your experience great would be the understatement of the year. Keep it up, you've earned a loyal customer in me!

Visited April 2013
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darynw, Manager at Red Star Tavern, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Thanks so much for your kind remarks – they’ll be shared with our staff!
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Clearwater/Tampa Bay Florida
Level 6 Contributor
305 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“Very nice place for drinks”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

We were staying at the Hotel Monaco recently and stopped at the Red Star a couple of times for drinks. Atmosphere is very good, as was the bar service. We did not dine here, although the menu looked very inviting. Great location - definitely worth a stop if you are in the area.

  • Visited April 2013
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darynw, Manager at Red Star Tavern, responded to this review, April 17, 2013
Thanks so much for your kind remarks – they’ll be shared with our staff.
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Seattle, Washington
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Step inside and enjoy”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Was staying downtown in Portland on business. We decided to take a walk in the city after work. About a block from the hotel was the Red Star Tavern and Roast House. The menu looked good and the prices were fare so we decided to give it a try. We were seated promptly in a booth next to the window. The waitress was knowledgeable and pleasant. We tried the The penn cove mussels and were glad we did. The sauce was so good we asked for some additional bread rather then let it go to waste.

Both I and my associated liked the warm inviting atmosphere. The waitstaff was attentive but not overbearing.

The drinks were good and the bill was reasonable. I'm looking forward to my next trip to Portland to try more of their offerings.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank man4pnw
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darynw, Manager at Red Star Tavern, responded to this review, April 17, 2013
Thanks so much for your kind remarks – they’ll be shared with our staff. Let us know if you would like a recipe for the mussels. Our Chef always shares his recipes.
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