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Red Room

Posted by Tanja / Listed on November 2, 2007 / review policy

Gothic older sister of the Annex's Green Room Cafe, the Red Room welcomes you into it's lantern-lit embrace with eclectic cheap-eats kind of menu and one kick-ass Sangria recipe.



alisa / January 10, 2008 at 10:50 pm
The sangria is made with crappy wine and is watered down too much. The salade nicoise made me want to cry! What am I a frikken horse? whay are you serving me RAW GIANT OLD INDUSTRIAL CARROTS, you know those jumbo ones meant for soups. The pieces were chunky and a choking hazard. Cold undercooked potatoes, raw unblanched vegiies. Absolutey failed me. I would only serve this dish to livestock, not a human. Also the remainder of the menu is slightly an eigth of a step up from the Greenroom.

I get insulted by these reatsurants and types of places. I am not a trashy suburbanite in "hipster clothes". I know what good food is and I dont care if you think I am a snob. This food sucks major ass.
Carp / December 8, 2008 at 06:20 pm
I had pad thai here a month or two ago, and I thought it was okay but I wasn't really paying attention to my food at the time. Today I ordered a Vietnamese coffee and the udon stirfry with chicken. The coffee was decent, but nothing special. The stirfry was ridiculously greasy. I don't think I'll order food here again. $14 pitchers, including Steamwhistle and Tankhouse, but if I want those I'll go to Toby's (which has the same for $10).
Carp replying to a comment from Carp / January 26, 2009 at 10:48 am
An update: I came back again to study with a friend, and ordered a soup+sandwich combo. The sandwich wasn't actually that bad, though I forget which one it was. The soup (tomato barley) was way too salty. Also, Toby's doesn't have $10 Steamwhistle pitchers any more.
The Lam / May 24, 2010 at 07:02 pm
I was there for the first time yesterday. I had the French toast, with home fries and fruit salad all for $5.25. It was delicious and filling. I'm a simple man and to me, it delivered everything that I hoped it would.
Local / December 25, 2012 at 10:21 pm
Their food is actually quite good and very inexpensive. I've been to most of the college bars in the area (Einstein's, Molly Blooms, etc) and they are bad -- greasy fried pub food; Red room has actual home-cooked food -- proper salads, proper grilled meat. I recommend the curry chicken, beef skewers, pad thai, soup & sandwich combo. If you're looking for fancy cuisine, look elsewhere, but for about $6 a plate they do a great job.
Chinatown / June 6, 2015 at 09:12 am
Love their food and have been going for years, last night was my first truly horrible experience. Horrible music selection (yellow submarine, really?) that was utterly blasted so loud I couldn't talk to my friends, it devolved into a shouting match. When our table asked the waiter to turn the music down slightly he told us just to deal with it.

I might go back, I used to really like this place, but probably not.
KC / June 21, 2015 at 10:16 pm
This place is the best!!! People who complain about the quality.. c'mon... you can get 8 pierogies + fries for 5$. Sangria pitcher is less than 15$ (13.75$ on Thursdays).

Yeah the waiters can be slow and they don't split bills but they take debit and their pad thai is amazing.
Shy Ronnie replying to a comment from Chinatown / June 28, 2015 at 07:48 pm
A problem with Yellow Submarine? Sure, because the bands you like I'm sure are far more talented than The Beatles.

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