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The Red House Restaurant

New American Restaurant and Italian Restaurant$$$$
Harvard Square, Cambridge
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7.9/10
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  • Emilio C.
    "The 50 cent oysters from 12pm-6pm are awesome!"(4 Tips)
    Samantha M.
    "Come in between 12-6pm for 2 for $1 oysters!"(4 Tips)
    Bill W.
    "50 cent oyster happy hour"(3 Tips)
    Kent B.
    "Sit at the bar by the fireplace on a cold night - super cozy."(4 Tips)
43 Tips and reviews
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  • Helen H.
    Helen HuppuchApril 12, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Come sit on the patio and have some oysters or at night sit by the fire and enjoy the atmosphere which will transport you to Vermont, Rockport, Newburyport. or a farm in Maine or Upstate New York.
  • T B.
    T BAugust 8
    50 cent oysters before 6 pm, and they're really big! Great location to sit outside in the sun and people-watch during the summer, especially because it's on a pedestrian street. Good vibes.
  • Stefanie P.
    Stefanie PaulsonFebruary 8, 2015
    Excellent place for dinner. The cocktails were inventive and well-crafted and the food was prepared perfectly. The gluten free lobster rigatoni with homemade vodka sauce is wonderful for gfree eaters.
  • Kent B.
    Kent BoweryOctober 23
    Sit at the bar by the fireplace on a cold night - super cozy. Plus, $1 oysters 12-6! The scallops are out-of-this world delicious.
  • Steph F.
    Steph FellSeptember 26, 2013
    Lobster risotto was tasty and had some very generous chunks of lobster in it. Oysters are good and fairly priced. Sitting by a fireplace on a chilly september night was priceless.
  • Justin V.
    Justin VekinisAugust 8, 2014
    Great salmon & lamb. Appetizer was a little small for the price. Pretty good drink selection & outdoor bar is a nice touch. Overall a good place to grab some food, but a bit pricey.
  • Bill W.
    Bill WendelJanuary 28, 2012
    DREAM DATE: One of the few Boston / Cambridge bar / restaurants with a REAL fireplace, 50 cent oyster happy hour, cozy, Shaker feel. Bartender Dominic rec Old Chub, Scotch Imperial Ale dark but sweet
  • Michele S.
    Michele SteinbergMarch 2, 2014
    It's almost too much in summer to deal with the crowds. On a blustery Sunday afternoon in March at the bar with the fire roaring...perfect. Get some oysters and settle in.
  • Benjamin D.
    Benjamin DoyleFebruary 15
    many varieties of lobster. great portion sizes, large skylight in back room. cozy and great service.
  • Lane R.
    Lane RettigNovember 22, 2014
    Lobster fra diavolo was superb. Lobster is fresh and sweet and the pasta must be handmade.
  • Deborah P.
    Deborah PavekFebruary 23, 2013
    If you can sit in the bar for lunch by the fireplace it's lovely. Breadless chicken club rocks
  • Elsa H.
    Elsa HDecember 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Happy hour is from 3-6pm! Two oysters for $1! Don't miss it. Otherwise, it's $1 which isn't bad at all. Rough life. ;-)
  • Eric B.
    Eric BreeseSeptember 29, 2015
    Oyster happy hour is the only real type of happy hour in Massachusetts. Here, it's done right.
  • Becky F.
    Becky FinnSeptember 11, 2012
    Great food, great music, great atmosphere! Sitting out on the patio is a must.
  • Sofia U.
    Sofia UzJanuary 8, 2015
    Interesting place, nice decor and good drinks. Didn't like food selection and food itself much. Come For a drink
  • Alex D.
    Alex DobyanMay 19, 2015
    Great spot for seafood - $1 Island Creek oysters are a steal.
  • Emilio C.
    Emilio CMay 27, 2014
    The 50 cent oysters from 12pm-6pm are awesome!
  • Ed
    EdApril 28, 2013
    Bar area reminds me of cool laid back places I've been in NYC and ATL.
  • Michael W.
    Michael WilcoxApril 8, 2012
    Sam adams is $6. Kinda high. Then they add on tax. THAT is some buckle and dime BS. If it weren't for the 50¢ oysters id have left.
  • Ming-Tai H.
    Ming-Tai HuhAugust 20, 2011
    Nice outdoor patio with a small yet decent list of beers.
  • Samantha D.
    Samantha DennisSeptember 8, 2010
    Sit out on the beautiful bluestone patio away from the hustle & bustle of Harvard Square.
  • Jeff B.
    Jeff BMarch 13, 2012
    Crab cake sandwich is delicious. All hail it's awesomeness.
  • Samantha M.
    Samantha MendarosMay 16, 2013
    Come in between 12-6pm for 2 for $1 oysters! Such a good deal.
  • Jim K.
    Jim KennellyFebruary 23, 2013
    Sit in bar by fire. Order a Brooklyn!
  • Ginger G.
    Ginger GoldmanSeptember 20, 2013
    Sit outside. It's lovely. The food is wonderful.
  • Blauer serious Pro! B.
    $1 dollar oysters? Come one what could be a better loss leader
  • Alex S.
    Alex SongOctober 27, 2013
    Kale AND Swiss chard? OMG so good.
  • SF
    SFSeptember 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The mussels are amazing!
  • Kenneth S.
    Kenneth SimOctober 29, 2011
    $1 oysters baby! Treat yourself to a dozen.
  • Sagar J.
    Sagar JauhariSeptember 22, 2014
    Mushroom phylo is awesome
  • Blauer serious Pro! B.
    Mushroom phyllo is so good!
  • Yera H.
    Yera HaSeptember 30, 2014
    50 CENT OYSTERS, YOU GUYS!
  • aaron c.
    aaron chioJuly 16, 2011
    Lobster risotto is amazing
  • Ned
    NedNovember 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Thom is the bomb!
  • Anna K.
    Anna KhanOctober 6, 2015
    Super cozy
  • Rishad T.
    Rishad TobaccowalaMarch 6, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Linguini con carciofi with chicken is excellent!
  • matt
    mattDecember 17, 2011
    Fifty cent oyster happy hour. Oysters do not suck.
  • Sevan C.
    Sevan CMay 13
    It's very nice
  • Michael W.
    Michael WilcoxApril 8, 2012
    How does nickle get autocorrected to buckle?????
  • Sevan C.
    Sevan CMay 13
    It's was good
  • Jaime W.
    Jaime WilliamsJanuary 9, 2010
    Sip a crowley fireside on a cold winters day.
  • Claudia C.
    Claudia CheryMay 23, 2010
    Go to Red House and find out what's poppin'...
  • Antonio V.
    Antonio ValerioAugust 30, 2011
    Ostriche assolutamente da provare
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