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The Red House Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Seafood, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings

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Grilled chicken $+3.00
Grilled shrimp $+5.00
roasted Tuscan kale salad
with garlic-marinated olives, fire-roasted bell peppers & crumbled feta, tossed with EVOO
Grilled chicken $+3.00
Grilled shrimp $+5.00
Caesar Salad
Crisp romaine tossed with traditional caesar dressing, topped with shaved Asiago & Gruyere crouton
sweet potato & apple gratin
with savory herb-caper creme fraiche
lobster chowder
fresh lobster tail & claw meat, with corn, red bliss potatoes & smokehouse bacon
mushroom phyllo
sautéed mushrooms baked in golden phyllo, served warm with scallion-vermouth cream
pan-seared sea scallops
served over sesame & soy shiitake mushrooms aioli
crispy lobster & artichoke polpetti
with Meyer lemon & caper berry remoulade
brussels sprout & bacon fritters
with spicy sriracha aioli
flat bread pizette
with prosciutto, roasted tomatoes & smoked mozzarella
traditional steamed lobster
1 1/4 lb lobster, steamed & served with coleslaw, red bliss potatoes & drawn butter
lobster risotto
prepared with fresh lobster meat, triple cream brie & kale
lobster fra diavolo
fresh 1 1/4 lb lobster in the shell sautéed with spicy stewed tomatoes & garlic, served over linguini
lobster carbonara
linguini tossed with farm fresh eggs, sauteed bacon, fresh lobster meat & parmesan
lobster quesadilla
Stuffed withlobster, black beans, kale & Monterey jack cheese; pico di gallo
App size $16.00
Entree size $27.00
Homemade Lobster Ravioli
with roasted Jerusalemartichoke cream
App size $14.00
Entree size $24.00
Grilled chicken $+3.00
Grilled shrimp $+5.00
linguini con carciofi
artichoke hearts, arugula, plum tomatoes, garlic & crushed red pepper; house-made linguini
drunken lobster rigatoni
gluten-free rigatoni tossed with lobster, spicy tomatoes, smoked bacon, vodka & cream
handcut pappardelle provencal
ragout of braised beef short ribs, herbs de Provence, bacon & button mushrooms
grilled beef tenderloin
smothered shallots, bell peppers & jalapenos
grilled Atlantic salmon
with tomato-braised fennel & Kalamata olives
corn-flour dusted sauteed New England baked cod
with morel mushrooms, pommery mustard, cognac & cream
grilled swordfish
with eggplant, plum tomato & sultana caponata
5-spice roasted duck breast
with cranberry‏ & Anjou pear compote
pan-seared venison medallions
with juniper berry, rosemary & port wine reduction
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
US$25 - US$35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Seafood, American
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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All reviews lobster risotto dozen oysters fresh oysters salad tiramisu bread fries cakes harvard square roaring fireplace cozy atmosphere outdoor seating warm weather wonderful dinner dinner with friends items on the menu small plates
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The fried oyesters were very good the Thai Chille dressing was delicious the raw oyesters are good Tried small plate of the crab cake sliders and they were plenty filling,Chicken club was nicely done little messy Nice room with cozy bar

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 470samj
Reviewed 27 November 2018

Came here with girlfriends and we were seated at our reservation time and on the patio. Staff was friendly and attentive, food was good, drinks were good, and it's in a bustling part of Harvard Square so lots to do around this restaurant as well....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank TravelJunkie01960
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

Plymouth oysters and a great bloody mary. Real good atmosphere. Bartender made some great cocktails.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank TWardwell5
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

The Red House is one of my favorite places in Harvard Square. It's a cozy little place, made cozier by its having given its back dining room over to a medical marijuana dispensary. The bar is best, with a fireplace in cool weather, but only...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Viejo_Joven
Reviewed 25 October 2018

It's no wonder that my friend and I initially had difficulty in getting a booking at this place. We arrived for dinner at 6pm on Monday 22 October 2018. We were pleasantly greeted and shown to our table near the fire, which suited my old...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Peter W
Reviewed 16 September 2018

The menu looked amazing, we were so excited. The atmosphere is sweet, cozy and well appointed. The food wasn't up to par with our expectations at all. We ordered 5 small plates, which all came out at once, and they weren't as small as we...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank bettyz
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

A dozen oysters for $1 each .. good but wished there were some condiments also. The mussels were outstanding paired w fries. Enjoyed sitting on patio (inside was quite dark). Really enjoyed the service too

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank MSLovell
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Setting was French or English country-kinda shabby chic. Menu limited but delicious & waitstaff pitch-perfect. Fireplace roaring fire & for some reason heat on high. For a late fall evening, way too hot & stuffy. I’d recommend patio dining in warm weather. Other patrons &...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Jeanne C
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

We had a very good dinner here when we recently visited Boston to drop our daughter off at college. We ordered a bunch of small plates and 2 large plates of pasta. Mussels and fries were delicious and fries were perfectly cooked. Lobster carboara and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank ebkesq
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Was looking for a place in Harvard Square that was not fast food or chain, but also not going to break the bank. The menu had some interesting items, including my favorite duck, at affordable prices. Service was very attentive. Just wished we had been...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank carenb_MA
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