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Red Star Tavern

503 SW Alder St, Portland, OR 97204-1502
+1 503-222-0005
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Overview
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (19 reviews)
“brick chicken” (12 reviews)
“pork shoulder” (6 reviews)
Closes in 23 min
All hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
503 SW Alder St, Portland, OR 97204-1502
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1 - 10 of 505 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent menu, satisfying all tastes, and preferences. Welcoming staff. Try the broiled chicken, or the pork roast for a real treat.More

Thank rpm3129
Ashleigh G, Manager at Red Star Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! Our Brick Chicken is absolutely amazing and I'm grateful for you to point it out. Often chicken is thought of as boring or safe; however, ours is some of the most juicy and flavorful...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We worked up an appetite shopping and sight-seeing in Downtown Portland, so we stopped in for a divine dinner at the Red Star Tavern, located adjacent to Kimpton Hotel Monaco Portland. Red Star Tavern offers delectable cuisine that celebrates the bounty of the Pacific Northwest...More

Thank DianeDK
Ashleigh G, Manager at Red Star Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you ever-so-much Diane for your thoughtful review! I have already shared it with the staff as well as Chef Dolan. He says that you have made him blush with all of your kind words. We are elated that you had such a positive experience...More

Reviewed 21 October 2017

This is a nice bistro. Expect $25 - 30 for an entree. I had a pork shoulder served with sprouts and polenta. Very nicely done. Attentive service. Quiet atmosphere.More

Thank David B
Ashleigh G, Manager at Red Star Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Thank you David for taking the time to leave us feedback about your experience at Red Star Tavern. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your pork shoulder, as well as the service and ambiance. Thanks so much again and we greatly look forward...More

Reviewed 21 October 2017

I work next door and have been coming here for years for drinks. I have always had great service and they have a good happy hour menu. The reason I am finally writing a review is because after all these years of happy hours, last...More

Thank 777pdx
Ashleigh G, Manager at Red Star Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review! As a repeat, and valued guest we are thrilled to hear that you received the same thoughtful experience in the dining room that you've grown accustomed to in the bar. We are...More

Reviewed 6 October 2017

A bit disappointed with this place after checking out the rave reviews. Nothing was horrible or tasteless, but lacked the extra touches I would usually associate with a fine dining experience. The seafood we had (scallops) were delicious, but the steak (rib eye) had a...More

Thank SFOdavid
Ashleigh G, Manager at Red Star Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thank you David for taking the time to leave us a review of your experience at Red Star Tavern. I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our level of service that you received while dining. The majority of our staff have been around for years...More

Reviewed 23 September 2017

It's a great bar and restaurant! Friendly staff and decent service! Nice wine list and good selection of craft beers.More

Thank cartercoak
Management response:Responded 29 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience while at Red Star Tavern. We greatly look forward to serving you again in the future. Also, just so you know we did add some...More

Reviewed 16 September 2017

We only had breakfast here but the food was prepared right. the service was very good as was the food. In a great atmosphere and window seating is plentiful.More

Thank COZYMELMIKE
Management response:Responded 20 September 2017

Thank you for leaving a review of your experience while with us at Red Star Tavern. One of my favorite things about Red Star are all of the booths that line the windows. It makes for a nice place to sit, relax and enjoy a...More

Reviewed 14 September 2017

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful breakfast here. Keith was our waiter and was a joy to meet. His service was impeccable. I had the breakfast waffles and bacon and it was perfect. I would recommend eating here for the service and food.More

Thank AliBug
Management response:Responded 20 September 2017

Thank you Ali for taking the time to leave us a review. I'm thrilled to hear that you and your husband enjoyed your experience while at Red Star Tavern and your interactions with Keith. Keith is a valued Kimpton employee and we are overjoyed to...More

Reviewed 12 September 2017

Awesome beers on tap. Super talented bartender. Bomb burger! I discovered it by staying at the attached hotel (Monaco), but I'd eat here even if I wasn't staying upstairs.More

Thank 338grahamh
Management response:Responded 13 September 2017

Thank you for leaving us a review about your recent experience here at Red Star Tavern. We have a stellar line-up of bartenders and I'm thrilled to hear that you think so as well! Thank you again and we greatly look forward to serving you...More

Reviewed 11 September 2017

They have a really good happy hour till 7:00, lots of special drinks and the food was good too. Had chicken waffle bites, chicharrones, and fruit and cheese plate, good for a little snack.More

Thank Nachokid15
Management response:Responded 13 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review about your experience at Red Star Tavern. I, too, love our daily happy hour from 4-7pm! Glad to hear that you enjoyed both your food and beverge while you were in. Thank you again...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Monday
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday
6:30 AM - 11:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 503 SW Alder St, Portland, OR 97204-1502
    (5th Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: Transit stop directly in front of the restaurant on SW 5th and Alder
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-222-0005
Description
Located in the heart of downtown Portland, Red Star provides fine dining service in a casual atmosphere. Executive Chef Dolan Lane 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!
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