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The Red House Restaurant, Cambridge, MA

The Red House Restaurant

4.4
4.4
1527 reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Award-Winning New England inspired raw bar & seafood-based restaurant located in the heart of Harvard Square including outdoor patio seating and Cambridge's first Conservatory Bar showcasing botanical-based cocktails and infusions
Sit in our Winter Chalet, Pink Room or Conservatory Bar Area. ALL rooms have ventilation to outdoors. You will never be sat in an inclosed room or area.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 21 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Cocktail Bar, European

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 576-0605

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Party? Work event? Corporate meals? Just want a really big spread for yourself? Awesome! We have got your full service and delivery catering needs covered. Contact us directly 617.576.0605. Website Form: EZ Cater (third party):

  • Private party facilities

    We love a good party and can't wait to host your next event. Follow the link to submit a form online: https://www.theredhouse.com/privateparty or contact us at 617.576.0605.

  • Private party contact

    Deep Khatri: (617) 576-0605

  • Area

    Cambridge

  • Cross Street

    JFK Street and Eliot Street

  • Parking Details

    Charles Square Parking Garage, University Place Parking Garage and the Harvard Square Parking garage are located with a one block radius. The Red House will validate parking vouchers for a discount.

  • Public Transit

    MBTA Red Line @ Harvard Square Station

  • Entertainment

    Coming this spring... Live Jazz! Stay tuned for more details by following us on facebook & twitter!

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining

Popular dishes

What 1,527 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Boston

    Outdoor Eating

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  1. Z

    Zebra

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Over-attentive service, but friendly. A fun, casual place with a great patio.
  2. CP

    CambridgeProf

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The patio is a delight, the servers were great. Food was good and fresh -- a perfect summer evening!
  3. A

    Annie

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    The food was very mediocre to poor. The food quality has gone down A LOT over the last few years. I would never eat there again, except for the fact that it's a lovely location, they have outdoor dining, and in the winter they have a charming fireplace. But the food was really horrible. The wait staff was very nice.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The cocktail flights are super fun and great options for seafood lovers. Different and fun menu but should have something for everyone.
  5. T

    Tar10

    New England

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot, right at the Square. Terrific food, setting, and great, very attentive service!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience1
    We and others guests saw a mouse on the patio and were stunned. The staff saw that as well but did nothing at all.
  7. S

    Sydney

    New England

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    As always, good food and comfortable atmosphere. Great to sit on the porch to feel the cool air and see the summer traffic walk by. Wait staff competent and attentive. Enjoyable evening.
  8. M

    Mariannap

    New England

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great experience lovely food and atmosphere
  9. a

    angie

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Great lobster rolls! My daughter and I really enjoyed our meal!
  10. S

    Stop

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My fish and chips was crispy and tasty. The Margaritas were just right. The service was timely and courteous and helpful in making choices.
  11. L

    Leslie

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious seafood dishes and the Brussel sprouts were amazing. We tried a few different cocktails, all delicious. We will def be back
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Food is absolutely terrible (beware of the ceviche and risotto). Drinks are extremely week. Severely needs renovations— poor ambiance/decor. Waitstaff is not knowledgeable when it comes to food allergies, either.
  13. HK

    HughK

    New England

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I was happily surprised by the quality of the food at Red House, as well as the attentive service and the cozy outdoor deck. The prices also were reasonable given current inflation as reflected in restaurant menus. This was a Plan B reservation when someone in our party forgot to get a table at Harvest, but I think all of us would go back.
  14. MB

    MariaB

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent ambience, service and food. I can’t wait to go back. Thank you so much!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this quaint little place. Service was great food was excellent. Area is of course adorable.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service - very quick, beautiful restaurant, delicious food and drinks!
  17. p

    poolcat

    Atlanta

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Totally exceeded my expectations! First time to the area and picked the restaurant off open table list and we loved it! Will definitely be back!
  18. JH

    JamesH

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the great opportunity to order the Seafood Risotto...It was superb...Problewm was my wife order something else and wanted mine because it was go GOOD!
  19. JG

    JimG

    New England

    20 reviews

    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Mother’s Day lunch - service was friendly and efficient. Calamari appetizer with cherry tomatoes and olives was tasty. Ordered linguine and mixed seafood in a white wine sauce. Seafood was fresh and linguine cooked properly, however the dish was quite bland and uninspired. There were no discernible herbs to enhance the flavor or give it any complexity. We added fresh lemon, salt and pepper, but still didn’t help. The server brought us some dried red pepper, but was probably old, and entirely without heat. We took it home to dress it up in our own kitchen. We had key lime pie for dessert which was creamy and zesty-best part of the meal. We rarely go into Cambridge, but sadly will eat elsewhere. The basics were there-it just needs some inspired flavors.
  20. JA

    JamesA

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, food prep, value, quiet, outdoor heated table. Friendly and competent staff.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Wonderful oysters and best fish and chips! Our server was very helpful and friendly and made good recommendations. The only drawback was the small size of the pink room. We had to listen throughout dinner to 2 very loud, drunk faculty members.
  22. JG

    JohnG

    New England

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Fine meal and service, portions were large. When I made the OpenTable reservation there was no indoor seating - but when we arrived there was plenty so we chose that.
  23. TM

    TedM

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The best restaurants globally are usually "small" simply because the dinners are not "mass produced" and the servers are not overworked, and they can discuss meals and drinks quite well. The Red House fits that description, and it features excellent fresh and local seafood, and varied beer and wine.
  24. F

    Foodie

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Although the service was adequate the food is less to be desired. The risotto was watery at best with very little to no flavor. There were tons of nats in the restaurant which made it worst. Not a place I would recommend to anyone that enjoys eating food with flying insects.
  25. J

    Jessica

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 April 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Super quaint restaurant with super delicious food & drinks! Perfect indoor dining for a date night!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great dinner, with attentive service. Highly recommend!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    1.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    We were celebrating our anniversary with our daughter. The dining room was quiet but it did not have anything to make it more than a room with tables. The meals came very quickly but the swordfish was so dry, My husband and daughter had a lobster dish not Impress them. My daughter asked for sparkling water. It was on the menu but they didn’t have any. My husband asked for decaf coffee, They didn’t have any! We then asked for the dessert menu. The waiter told us the 3 choices. Mousse, key lime pie, cheesecake. Nothing was ever mentioned about our Anniversary. What is the point of asking?? We tried the key lime pie which was ok. We left VERY disappointed. Nothing about the evening was appealing or special in any way. Before the renovation this was one of my favorite restaurants. We will never return at our family gathering and they asked about our night and we told them to NEVER go to the restaurant. Overall poor!!!
  28. LA

    LeAnnJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice little place tucked away in Harvard Square. Ate at the bar, and the bartender couldn't have been nicer.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience5
    Server rushed us, taking plates/drinks before they were finished. It was not crowded (there were 3 empty tables around us) and this was an hour before closing.
  30. C

    Chan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved The Red House Restaurant and are already planning our next visit! They seated us immediately, food and drinks brought out quick which we loved since we payed to park. Food and drinks were delicious and my husband who isn’t easy to please was definitely impressed and lastly the decor is lovely to look at. Thank you for making my birthday memorable!
  31. SM

    SMMM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Service was nice, friendly, and quick! Good food, just what was needed.
  32. MC

    MarkC

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner
  33. LW

    LWMH

    Baltimore

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We were visiting our son for Junior Family Weekend at Harvard and he recommended we dine at Red House Restaurant. It was a nice experience and our waitress was wonderful.
  34. JL

    JeffreyL

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    This was the first time we ate here and did not love the food. It will be hard to return.
  35. F

    Flora

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice service, amazing cocktails, delicious meal ! You have to go to try this place !
  36. D

    Dependable

    New England

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 11 March 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    It is a cute spot. Unfortunately, the day we visited there was not enough help. So order, food, and check, took for ever to get. The food was good, but not great for the prices they charge.
  37. s

    sdkh

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    The service on a quiet day was lovely and the clam chowder sublime.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic romantic and cozy Fabulous service and food was over the top
  39. G

    Gabby34

    New England

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience3
    Love the food- seafood empanadas are delicious! Did not love the margarita flight but the other drinks were great, and they have a good beer list! Will go back.
  40. AK

    AK34

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 March 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Food wasn’t as good as it used to be. Had to send stuff back

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Red House Restaurant using the Order Online button. The Red House Restaurant also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The Red House Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 576-0605.

The Red House Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 1527 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 21 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for The Red House Restaurant

98 Winthrop Street Cambridge, MA 02138

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    JFK Street and Eliot Street

  • Area

    Cambridge

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Cocktail Bar, European

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Charles Square Parking Garage, University Place Parking Garage and the Harvard Square Parking garage are located with a one block radius. The Red House will validate parking vouchers for a discount.

  • Public Transit

    MBTA Red Line @ Harvard Square Station

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Coming this spring... Live Jazz! Stay tuned for more details by following us on facebook & twitter!

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining

  • Phone number

    (617) 576-0605

  • Catering

    Party? Work event? Corporate meals? Just want a really big spread for yourself? Awesome! We have got your full service and delivery catering needs covered. Contact us directly 617.576.0605. Website Form: EZ Cater (third party):

  • Private party facilities

    We love a good party and can't wait to host your next event. Follow the link to submit a form online: https://www.theredhouse.com/privateparty or contact us at 617.576.0605.

  • Private party contact

    Deep Khatri: (617) 576-0605

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