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The Red House

98 Winthrop St, Cambridge, MA 02138-4930
+1 617-576-0605
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“lobster risotto” (23 reviews)
“salad” (15 reviews)
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98 Winthrop St, Cambridge, MA 02138-4930
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Three of us sat outside on their deck to celebrate a friend's birthday. It was a perfect, warm summer evening and a great place to be. The menu had a lot of choices, with the ability to select a small or large portion. I appreciated...More

Thank climb48
Reviewed 15 August 2017

I made a reservation for 6 and asked for a quiet location. The restaurant gave us a dining room that was empty most of the 2 hours we were there. It was perfect, and we really appreciated their effort to accommodate my request! We had...More

Thank 366Leigh
Reviewed 5 August 2017

We had high hopes for lobster risotto and lobster carbonara. Dishes were okay, but pretty bland and unflavorful. Worse yet, the waiter didn't write down our orders and came out with the wrong dish for one of us. I sat there for 15-20 minutes waiting...More

Thank vtmaple1
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Charming restaurant in a house close to Harvard Square. We all enjoyed our food - lobster risotto, crab pasta, lobster with linguine...

Thank Leyla T
Reviewed 13 July 2017

We had never eaten here but friends had recommended it so we gave it a shot. The food was very good and the atmosphere was very comfortable. An easy place to have dinner with friends. Wait staff was great.

Thank MPKC
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I made a quick stop for the happy hour oysters. They are fast and pretty good. You cannot beat the price at 2 for a dollar.

Thank Rosa O
Reviewed 10 June 2017

happy hour (12-5PM) oysters 2 for $1 and 6 shrimp for $5 with a nice IPA made for a fun hour. First server was a bit grumpy, but second server made up for that with great attitude and efficiency. Oysters could have been cleaned a...More

Thank oliver57
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Our friends advised us to have dinner here and we enjoyed it enormously. The restaurant is small which gives it a very friendly and cosy ambiance, the service was good and friendly, the food was delicious. We will definitely eat here again if we visit...More

Thank MMAH88
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Friends advised us to go to dinner here and we loved it. As said, really nice ambiance. It is almost a small and therefore cosy. We had a lovely dinner and great service. We would definitely go again if we'd visit Boston/ Cambridge again!

Thank Merit H
Reviewed 21 May 2017

This time 2 dz oysters at the bar because all tables were taken. Nice drinks with them. Friendly and attentive service. We always go when in town and we always leave in a better mood. They have rooms for private dining btw which might be...More

Thank Micha1907
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 35
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 12:30 AM
12:00 PM - 12:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 98 Winthrop St, Cambridge, MA 02138-4930
    (JFK Street and Eliot Street)
  • Public Transportation: "T" Red Line to Harvard Square
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-576-0605
  • E-mail
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 authentic period detail, with fireplaces and original wide pine floorboards and woodwork. Additionally, we are able to provide customized-set menus for private diners and events as needed.
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