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Red Restaurant & Bar

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub
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200 Locust St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3813
+1 831-425-1913
15:00 - 01:30
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Santa Cruz, California
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404 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We chose this restaurant based on some of the menu selections. It is restaurant week and we understood there was a price fix menu. I checked with the server and explained that I could not have sugar. I asked if it was possible to do two of the first courses instead of a dessert course. After asking, the server reported... More 

Thank JeriLG
Monterey, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Had a group of 10 for a friends birthday and Red Restaurant and Bar delivered an a,amazing experience. The service was casual, on point and super friendly. The food was amazing, squid ink risotto and brussel sprout chips, cream cheese won tons, excellent small selection of wines and an out standing bar selection. The age range was from young 20's... More 

Thank Christopher C
Napa, California
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

An early dinner at Red was the perfect quiet spot in our attempt to escape the hectic pace of the boardwalk. Up old carpeted stairs, the stately hardwood bar, with red glowing sconces and candles, and a comfy spread of upholstered couches and sofas strewn with plush pillows is inviting and comfortable. Beveled windows frame window tables, and a stone... More 

Thank denisefromnapa
Santa Cruz, California, United States
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016

The red is the sort of bar that offers good food and drinks at a late time, while offering pub atmosphere. Sure it gets dicey every so often but I've never had a problem. The steak salad and the fries are ridiculously good and hit the spot when you are out and there is no place to eat.

Thank Yesenia C
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2016

This is a nice spot to grab a cocktail at the end of a busy tourist day or after work. We got there about 430pm, the place was pretty empty. We picked a spot at the far end of the room at one of the dining tables. About an hour later, the locals started to wander in and the place... More 

Thank Marti B
Santa Cruz, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2016

We lived in Santa Cruz County for almost 6 years and have never been to this restaurant until last week.This restaurant is upstairs in the Old Santa Cruz Hotel...the architecture of the building is worth a visit on its own...and the architecture adds to the cool vibe old school ambiance. It has a fireplace and lots of lounge seating areas... More 

Thank Lipstick4me
Sunnyvale, California
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2015 via mobile

Really nice food,nice place to meet friends and have a nice time together, truffle frys are awesome. And service very good highly recommended to meet friends and have a good time together

Thank JCHF
Scotts Valley, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 November 2015

I stopped by the Red Restaurant for Restaurant Week and found a new favorite. I got the steak entre and it was the best steak I have had since moving to Santa Cruz 20 years ago! The wait staff was excellent and helpful. Since I have a bazillion allergies this is a critical point and they were so helpful. Also,... More 

Thank ktcool
Santa Cruz, California, United States
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103 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015

We went to Red for the last day of Restaurant Week. We did not have a reservation and they were very friendly and accommodating about not having a table but offered to serve us in the bar. We really wanted a dining experience so asked to wait for an available table. They made us feel welcome while we waited and... More 

1 Thank Paul B
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

Creative and delicious! Loved the jalapeño appetizers, Brussels sprout chips, and fun cocktails. This might be the best beet salad I've ever had, topped with crispy golden beets and goat cheese.

Thank Rebecca S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
15:00 - 01:30
15:00 - 01:30
15:00 - 01:30
15:00 - 01:30
15:00 - 01:30
15:00 - 01:30
15:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 Locust St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3813
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-425-1913
Relax in front of our dramatic fire place with friends, and enjoy world class food, and unique hand crafted cocktails. Red offers a variety of large, small, and shared plates made primarily with organic ingredients and inspired by many of influences. Red Restaurant and Bar is sophisticated and elegant. Open for Happy hour, fine dining and late night dining. Red is located upstairs in the Historic Santa Cruz Hotel at the corner of Cedar and Locust in downtown Santa Cruz.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?