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Any CH thoughts on Red House?

Sal Monella Jul 11, 2007 08:23 AM

Thinking of going this Friday night. Been to it a couple of time when it first opened but not since...don't know why really? Perhaps it's the parking headache. I seem to recall that we liked it. Anyway, I checked the board for some reviews but most were old. Anyone one have any recent experiences?

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    katielp Jul 11, 2007 10:11 AM

    I've found that the daily specials are usually better than the food on the regular menu, especially fish specials. Had an excellent simply grilled red snapper there a few weeks ago with soft polenta. Half size entrees suit my appetite and wallet. Mixed drinks are surprisingly good--not so sure about wine, but was happy with a nice, ripe, cheapish bottle of German Riesling on my last visit.

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      newhound Jul 11, 2007 04:33 PM

      forgive me for quoting something from Zagat's, but in this case it's to the point-- Red House always seems to be a second choice. We periodically go there because it's pretty damn charming (the bar room can feel like a small inn in Vermont and that deck is great) but we always fine that the food is just so-so. A recent shrimp skewer was dryish and cool, and the half portions are nice to have available-- mostly because a whole plate gets a little boring there.

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      cambridgeMike Jul 11, 2007 08:49 AM

      i always enjoy red house. a nice casual dinner in harvard square. outside patio is great as is the inside room. i appreciate that they serve half orders of pasta which I usually find quite interesting. For harvard square of course it's not on the same level as harvest or rialto but definitely worth the trip in.

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        Sal Monella Jul 11, 2007 09:46 AM

        Thankd cambridgeMike. I put in outdoor seating on my OpenTable reservation but not sure they'll have any space for a Friday night. How's the wine selection?

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