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The Red House

98 Winthrop St, Cambridge, MA 02138-4930
+1 617-576-0605
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good40%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
98 Winthrop St, Cambridge, MA 02138-4930
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Warm, cosy and very friendly place. Great atmosphere with it’s open fire an chatty staff. We did not have a reservation on a Friday night but they still managed to find a space at the bar from us. On a cold and snowy March night...More

4  Thank Aequitas6
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The first dozen oysters are $6, with the second dozen priced at $12. We each had two dozen per person, and when you add cocktails, the bill starts to go up, considering you are going to need more than oysters to make it a proper...More

Thank MarkStephenSouder
Reviewed 16 February 2018

Visiting Cambridge from MN and enjoyed explored the streets and alleys around Harvard Square. We were looking for a stop before dinner and happened upon The Red House located on a alley way near our hotel on Harvard square that was very enjoyable. I had...More

Thank herron_tim
Reviewed 30 January 2018

My wife and I drove to Boston to visit our son and his girlfriend. I wanted a restaurant in Cambridge the none of us had eaten in before, and based on Open Table reviews, chose The Red House. It was a great choice! This is...More

1  Thank timfromnj
Reviewed 18 January 2018

We love the Red House for the atmosphere, cozy fireplace on a rainy night. Food was variable...linguine excellent, eggplant fries simultaneously burnt and tasteless. Bread is no better than low-end supermarket and comes late; desserts are excellent. Service was a little hesitant but on the...More

1  Thank medicalmom
Reviewed 10 January 2018

We came as a group of four for dinner (before heading out to catch a theater production nearby at the A.R.T). I booked on-line via Open Table and we had no issues with our reservation (other than the change I made from six to four...More

Thank C J
Reviewed 20 November 2017

The food at The Red House is very good, and the service was also good. Try the farm salad, mussels and fries, baked goat cheese was also excellent. The issue at The Red House is that they have a fireplace, which in theory is nice,...More

1  Thank David P
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Three of us sat outside on their deck to celebrate a friend's birthday. It was a perfect, warm summer evening and a great place to be. The menu had a lot of choices, with the ability to select a small or large portion. I appreciated...More

1  Thank climb48
Reviewed 15 August 2017

I made a reservation for 6 and asked for a quiet location. The restaurant gave us a dining room that was empty most of the 2 hours we were there. It was perfect, and we really appreciated their effort to accommodate my request! We had...More

1  Thank 366Leigh
Reviewed 5 August 2017

We had high hopes for lobster risotto and lobster carbonara. Dishes were okay, but pretty bland and unflavorful. Worse yet, the waiter didn't write down our orders and came out with the wrong dish for one of us. I sat there for 15-20 minutes waiting...More

Thank vtmaple1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$35
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 12:30 AM
12:00 PM - 12:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 98 Winthrop St, Cambridge, MA 02138-4930
    (JFK Street and Eliot Street)
  • Public Transportation: "T" Red Line to Harvard Square
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-576-0605
  • E-mail
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.
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