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Red Star Tavern

503 SW Alder St, Portland, OR 97204
+1 503-222-0005
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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (21 reviews)
“burger” (32 reviews)
“pork shoulder” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
503 SW Alder St, Portland, OR 97204
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I am coming back tonight again too and I dont even need to :) awesome awesome staff and dining! Try the deviled eggs, sliders and ask what is best that day as they have special which rotate. What a great crew too, we really slammed...More

Thank GoPlaces183658
AshleighG232, Manager at Red Star Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow, thank you for such a lovely and detailed review! I'm thrilled to hear that you have enjoyed your time here so much. We work hard to create a heartfelt and exceptional service to match the absolutely delectable food that our kitchen pumps out. I...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had 2 breakfast and one dinner at the Red Star during our stay at the Monaco and it was very good. Breakfast choices are great and execution is really top level. The mushroom omelette was made with real fresh mushrooms tastier than usual "champignons...More

Thank Marc L
AshleighG232, Manager at Red Star Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Marc for taking the time to leave us such a detailed and lovely review! I am thrilled to hear that you and your wife enjoyed your meals as well as our staff. I will ensure that they receive praise on a job well...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in for drinks and ended up having dinner. Great bar and the food was good. The pouched shrimp was a great appetizer and the Halibut ( fish of the day). Was very good. But if you are looking for a great bar for drinks...More

Thank Biztravr
AshleighG232, Manager at Red Star Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for leaving us such a kind review! I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your food while in and awesome drinks never hurt either, ha! We look forward to serving you again in the future. -Ashleigh Gall

Reviewed August 20, 2018

Almost with regret, we ordered room service, too tired to go out. That was one of the best cheeseburgers that I have ever had. And the fries were fantastic (and hot). And even the pickled veggies were great. Everything worked really well together--clearly well-thought out...More

Thank ProfLonghair
Ashleigh G, Manager at Red Star Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2018

Thank you very much for leaving us a review based on your In Room Dining experience. We seldom receive feedback online regarding this so it is lovely to hear that your experience was so pleasant. We strive to ensure that our In Room Dining experiences...More

Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

First we went to a $15 a drink happy hour on top of some hotel. Ran out of there and found this gem Drinks were strong good a 6 - 7 bucks. Got great fries and wings on happy hour menu for 8 bucks total....More

Thank musicofcourse
Ashleigh G, Manager at Red Star Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2018

Thank you very much for your warm review of your recent experience here at Red Star Tavern. I'm thrilled to hear that Red Star could be a bit of an oasis for you while downtown. Our happy hour is pretty amazing with prices that surly...More

Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

Had lunch yesterday of a burger and fries. I found it to be a very average burger for $17. My wife had the Caesar salad at near the same price. It also wasn't worth writing home about. However, the server was very good. No fault...More

Thank JohnL9916
Ashleigh G, Manager at Red Star Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2018

Thank you John for providing a review of your recent experience at Red Star Tavern. While I'm thrilled to hear that you and your wife enjoyed the level of personal service that you received I am also saddened to hear that your meals fell short....More

Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

In trying to reach a high-end crowd, Red Star comes across as overly fussy and pretentious. The food is good but not great, the service is polite but disingaged. It's not a bad place, if you happen to be in the neighborhood. But not anything...More

Thank Joann G
Ashleigh G, Manager at Red Star Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2018

Thank you Joann for your review. We at Red Star Tavern truly appreciate any feedback so that we can continually be growing with our guests, just like you! We strive to make each guest experience not only positive, but memorable and it sounds like we...More

Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

We had a group of 10 at 6pm and it eas very quiet, which is what we wanted. The food was tasty and our server was very attentive. I assume it would become loud and full later in the evenings. Centrally located.More

Thank AKW52245
Ashleigh G, Manager at Red Star Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2018

Thank you for your review. I'm thrilled to hear that you and your party enjoyed their experience while here at Red Star Tavern. It is true that in the summer months it is later in the evening that we really become busy but that can...More

Reviewed June 28, 2018

We stayed at the Kimpton Hotel and the Red Star Tavern is the hotel restaurant there. The service is great and just like the hotel - the staff all have a great personality and wit about them. We were delighted and we found the food...More

Thank sunni2014
Ashleigh G, Manager at Red Star Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2018

Thank you very much for the lovely review. I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your service while with us at Red Star Tavern and we take great pride in the staff that we employ. We hope to serve you again the next time that...More

Reviewed June 7, 2018

I had a lamb shank with smoked yogurt which was marvelous, the menus description did not do justice to this succulent feast.. it was paired with pearled cous cous. The meal was genius. My wife had a strip steak that she said was great. Service...More

Thank Latty
Ashleigh G, Manager at Red Star Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded June 22, 2018

Thank you Latty for your review! I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your meal as well as the service while in at Red Star Tavern! We just launch a new dinner menu so please join us to taste some of the delicious tastes that...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Monday
6:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Tuesday
6:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Wednesday
6:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Thursday
6:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Friday
6:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Saturday
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 503 SW Alder St, Portland, OR 97204
    (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
  • E-mail
Description
Red Star Tavern has true tavern character and tasty food. Experience the timeless tradition of a true tavern in downtown Portland.
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