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503 SW Alder St, Portland, OR 97204-1502 (5th Ave.)
+1 503-222-0005
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06:30 - 23:30
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Sun 08:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 06:30 - 22:30
Fri 06:30 - 23:30
Sat 08:00 - 23:30
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Morristown, New Jersey
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying in Portland for 5 days and had late dinner there. We were pleasantly surprised by the quality and presentation of food. Service is excellent. Has a great bar area too. We had such a great meal, we ate there again before we left.

Helpful?
Thank pelevensees
Management response:

Pel, Thank you for the thoughtful review. We're thrilled to hear that our service, ambiance and your meal of choice were all contributing factors to your positive experience! We look forward to serving you again in the future. More 

Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

yummy breakfast and connected to the Kimpton Hotel Monaco. Convenient and good food too. Large windows facing the street outside so lets in lots of light and you can see people bustling around outside. Did not eat lunch or dinner here so cannot review those.

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Thank Tracy K
Management response:

Tracy, Thank you for your thoughtful review. We're thrilled to hear that you had such a positive experience while dining with us during breakfast. The large windows are very nice, especially with the warm weather coming up! We look forward to your next visit and hopefully we can show you that our lunch and dinner are pretty splendid as well.... More 

Gresham, Oregon
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant may be know for many things but surprise...we popped in Sunday for brunch. Sat at a quaint table at the end of the bar. The bartender was friendly & helpful. Great Bloody Mary's and Eggs Benedict served with a side of roasted potatoes that were delicious. Food & drinks served quickly. Compared to our previous weeks brunch at... More 

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Thank KScatt331
Will S, Manager at Red Star Tavern, responded to this review

KScatt331, That's great to hear! Portland Sunday Brunch is quite the meal period to compete in, it's great to hear we fit the bill for you. Will S More 

Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed next door at the Hotel Monaco so I had a couple dinners here and breakfast during my stay. My first night in Portland I went in here for Happy Hour and ended up staying for dinner. The drinks are delicious, my favorite was The Red Star. That night I had the steak frites and they were just ok.... More 

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Thank diasmiles4u
Will S, Manager at Red Star Tavern, responded to this review

diasmiles4u, Thanks for taking the time to leave us some kudos online. I'll share your feedback about the chef's dinner with our kitchen, although now that it's March we're participating in in Portland's Dining Month and so the Prix Fixe does remain static throughout, glad you enjoyed it though! Will S More 

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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

We had a lovely breakfast and our server was exceptional. The orange juice was served in a wine goblet. The decor is lovely too.

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Thank Beth W
Will S, Manager at Red Star Tavern, responded to this review

Beth, Thank you for taking the time to hop online and leave us some kudos. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Will S More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

I'm happy to write a review for the Red Star. On our last visit to the Monaco, Jan 20-24, we practically "lived" at the Red Star. Friday night we had dinner other our daughter and two small grandsons, ages 7&4. Our waitress, for the second time, was Andrea. What a lovely person. She was wonderful with the boys, and us.... More 

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Thank colby j
Will S, Manager at Red Star Tavern, responded to this review

Colby, It was just as enjoyable for us as it was for you. Those grandchildren were some of the best behaved kids we've seen in quite awhile, and Andrea loves kids so I know she was happy to take care of you guys too. You hung in there with us for by far the busiest happy hour I've worked here... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

We were staying at the Hotel Monaco which we loved for a conference and wanted to get a quick bite eat. Red Star is attached to the hotel so it was very convenient for us. We were greeted and seated right away and the ambience had a neighborhood pub feeling to it. Service was friendly and efficient. What we were... More 

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Thank Yokohawaii
Will S, Manager at Red Star Tavern, responded to this review

Yoko, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a few notes. Apologies if the menu was misleading but our shrimp salad, with radicchio and fried slices of pickled fennel is listed under the heading "Small Plates" both at dinner when you visited us as well as on our lunch menu, the price is also clearly listed too. Our... More 

Los Angeles
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

The food was good, the cocktails were done well, but we were forgotten about by our waiter (and it wasn't crazy-busy or anything). We were so excited to be in Portland anyway that we still enjoyed ourselves, so it was only a minor letdown, but if we'd had places to be... it would have been a problem.

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Thank AnglophileinLA
Will S, Manager at Red Star Tavern, responded to this review

Anglo, Super happy to hear that the product fit the bill, but very disappointed to hear that you were neglected during your recent visit, apologies! Come see us again the next time you're up the 5! Give us another shot. Will S More 

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1,641 reviews
1,016 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

The food is pretty good and so are the beverages on offer. A good place to eat alone or with other people.

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Thank Alzor S
Will S, Manager at Red Star Tavern, responded to this review

S.K., Thank you for taking the time to leave us a few kind words online. Will S More 

Portland Oregon
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302 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Have been curious to try this place for awhile. It wasn't what I expected (mostly burgers) and that was OK. The lunch menu was a surprise. My husband got the fish tacos and I got the crab roll. Both were delicious with their own special touches. It is located right in the middle of the few blocks where we were... More 

Helpful?
Thank APennero
Will S, Manager at Red Star Tavern, responded to this review

APennero, I'm glad that the rockfish tacos and crab roll fit the bill for you and yours, kudos! We do benefit quite a bit from being so centrally located during the busy shopping season, I'm glad you found us. Will S More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Cuisine
American, Bar, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:30
Monday
06:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
06:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
06:30 - 22:30
Thursday
06:30 - 22:30
Friday
06:30 - 23:30
Saturday
08:00 - 23:30
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. 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!

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