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Red Star Tavern

€€ - €€€American, , Soups
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” (33 reviews)
“sliders” (11 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Food
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LOCATION
503 SW Alder St, Portland, OR 97204
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1 - 10 of 545 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

ordered roasted chicken - a bit underdone and tasteless (service was great) breakfast was terrible. service not so great. very expensive for quality.More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Christine L
Voyage823618, Restaurant Supervisor at Red Star Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Christine, we are disappointed to hear about your experience. Hopefully we were able to correct the dish or provide you with something else. At Red Star we strive to provide the best ingredients that are fresh and locally sourced, along with that we push for...More

Reviewed 30 November 2018

This restaurant was a true disappointment, especially after reading other stellar reviews. I have wanted to try Red Star for months. After reading the numerous recommendations, I was ready for a great eating experience. Denied. We arrived and were quickly seated. Although there was one...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Susan P
Will S, Manager at Red Star Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2018

Susan, Good evening and holiday greetings from Red Star Tavern! I wanted to reach out to let you know that while we failed miserably to do the most rote function of a restaurant, that is to feed our guests, we have also been able to...More

Reviewed 24 November 2018

Came for drinks at Happy Hour and stayed for the outstanding happy hour bar food selection! It was perfect from the pub burger, to steak and frites! Loves are time there and atmosphere was lovelyMore

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank sreevesfamily
Voyage823618, Restaurant Supervisor at Red Star Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2018

We are proud to be able to provide such a great selection for happy hour that is available everyday for more than just a few hours. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed both the food and time you spent here in our establishment....More

Reviewed 5 November 2018

Staying at the Nines hotel, and wanted to wander around the neighborhood. Stopped in here for a drink. Had some sports on TV and a friendly bartender. Good selection of spirits and beers. Food is available, but did not have time to eat.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Tom M
Voyage823618, Supervisor at Red Star Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Tom, we are thrilled that you walked in to our bar and had a great experience. People absolutely love our extensive selection of spirits and hopefully next time you'll find the perfect dish to compliment. Thank you for taking the time to write us a...More

Reviewed 22 October 2018

A great bar with great staff that I love spending time in. The bar staff is friendly and knowledgeable on beverages and mixes and create a great atmosphere . The menu, however is limited, lacks variety and if you visit regularly, you run out of...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sarinda U
AshleighG232, Manager at Red Star Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2018

Thank you Sarinda for taking the time to leave us a review. I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed both the level of service as well as the food and beverage options here at Red Star Tavern. We do change up our menu based on...More

Reviewed 8 October 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank GoPlaces183658
AshleighG232, Manager at Red Star Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

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 29 September 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Marc L
AshleighG232, Manager at Red Star Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2018

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 12 September 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Jeffrey S
AshleighG232, Manager at Red Star Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

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 20 August 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

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank ProfLonghair
Ashleigh G, Manager at Red Star Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 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 12 August 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

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

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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 23:00
Monday
06:30 - 11:00
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 11:00
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 11:00
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
06:30 - 11:00
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
06:30 - 11:00
11:30 - 00:00
Saturday
08:00 - 00:00
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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