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Review of The Red House

The Red House
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Ranked #40 of 647 Restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $35
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: JFK Street and Eliot Street
Transit: "T" Red Line to Harvard Square
Description: The Red House specializes in locally-sourced, European & Mediterranean inspired cuisine. Our seasonally changing menus features a variety seafood, poultry, and pasta dishes, many of which are prepared with greens and vegetables from our organic farm in Winchendon, MA. In crafting the restaurant's menu, owner Paul Overgaag and executive chef Marc Plourde have chosen to bring fresh organic foods and locally produced ingredients to center stage. In addition to our main dining room and bar-area, the Red House also contains three intimate private dining rooms which can comfortably seat between 8 and 14 guests. Perfect for your next family or business gathering, each of our three private rooms features authentic period detail, with fireplaces and original wide pine floorboards and woodwork. Additionally, we are able to provide customized-set menus for private diners and events as needed.
Reviewed October 6, 2012

lots of colleagues like the red house, and it's kind of a standard for dinners with visiting speakers and such, but i find it very average and too expensive for that. the food never tastes better than and often worse than what i cook at home, and i'm just a good cook, nothing more. the wine list is uninspired. the space is also uninspiring and somewhat cramped.

even though they're supposedly downmarket from the red house, i'd rather go to something simple and loud like russell house tavern or even grafton street.

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Reviewed September 8, 2012

We really like the Red House. It's a charming spot, and the food is good. Folks are always friendly, and the patio is very nice. Been going for years.

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Reviewed September 8, 2012

Academic conversationalists and special occasions in the quiet rear dining room; more moody bar area.
I enjoyed the lobster pasta!

Thank CrossroadsNYC
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

As a party of six we recently picked the Red House from the many possible Harvard Square eateries. We were not disappointed. Our party had a variety of dishes and when we finished, there was no take away. We had two risotto dishes, lobster and smoked salmon, both were an excellent preparation with the right balance of ingredients and flavor. Other had halibut, cod and duck. The plates were generous, the preparation well done, and all very fresh. The meal started with warm fresh “cheesy’ bread that went as fast as the meal did. Our service was pleasant and attentive to our needs. Overall this was a great random choice, we were very pleased at the meal’s end.

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Thank 4everSeekingSummer
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Reviewed August 12, 2012

A near perfect meal in a small out of the way Cambridge restaurant. After a hectic day we wanted a quiet and relaxing dinner. We found it in the Red House. The entrance is off the main street in a sort of alley and we skipped the outdoor seating for the indoor. The ambiance indoor is delightful, bright with a large overhead skylight. The food is very well prepared. Try the mussels and anything lobster!!

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Thank ontheroadforgci
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