Red Star Tavern

★★★☆☆
  • 701 Lakefront Cmns

    Newport News, VA 23606

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  • 757-596-0308

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Red Star Tavern WAS a good place to meet friends and enjoy a drink but I see most of the reviews were written many months ago... Things have changed a lot!!!! Just try getting a 2nd drink....... or ask to speak to the manager about something and see if she ever comes to see you. I tried to set up a party a few months ago and couldn't even get the manager (which I understand has no experience at managing anything) to call me back. I went to another restaurant for my party and was treated very well..... I don't think I'll ever go back to Red Star. As for the food... I haven't heard anything good from my friends that have been there lately. Seems like the place has really gone down hill fast.

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★☆☆☆☆

Red Star Tavern WAS a good place to meet friends and enjoy a drink but I see most of the reviews were written many months ago... Things have changed a lot!!!! Just try getting a 2nd drink....... or ask to speak to the manager about something and see if she ever comes to see you. I tried to set up a party a few months ago and couldn't even get the manager (which I understand has no experience at managing anything) to call me back. I went to another restaurant for my party and was treated very well..... I don't think I'll ever go back to Red Star. As for the food... I haven't heard anything good from my friends that have been there lately. Seems like the place has really gone down hill fast.

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Friday, noon, July 30, 2010. We went there for the first time. The hostess took us to a table next to a big window with a very good view. We later found that there was also a glass door nearby that could be opened to the outside. The waitress did her job with efficiency and celerity, but the cook did not. I wouldn't say it was a busy day there, but it took a usually long time before the food was served, not just for us, but for the other tables too. Meanwhile, the glass door was being opened and closed by the waiters and waitresses going though to serve customers sitting outside. Each time this happened, the hot air rushed in and mixed with the cool air inside, making us quite uncomfortable. Some time during the lunch, the hostess came close with a Windex sprayer and started to spray on the window at a distance of just 2 feet behind me. The smell of it was really annoying. I could have started coughing if I had gotten too much of that. After the odor had finally subsided and we thought we could breath a bit easier, the hostess came again, with that Windex sprayer in hand. She went outside and sprayed the outside of the glass. When the door was once more opened, the hot air rushed in mixed with the dreadful smell of Windex.

Such was our first experience with the Red Star Tavern. It makes me wonder what kind of training the management give to their employees. I guess we won't be back there for a long long time.

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★☆☆☆☆

Friday, noon, July 30, 2010. We went there for the first time. The hostess took us to a table next to a big window with a very good view. We later found that there was also a glass door nearby that could be opened to the outside. The waitress did her job with efficiency and celerity, but the cook did not. I wouldn't say it was a busy day there, but it took a usually long time before the food was served, not just for us, but for the other tables too. Meanwhile, the glass door was being opened and closed by the waiters and waitresses going though to serve customers sitting outside. Each time this happened, the hot air rushed in and mixed with the cool air inside, making us quite uncomfortable. Some time during the lunch, the hostess came close with a Windex sprayer and started to spray on the window at a distance of just 2 feet behind me. The smell of it was really annoying. I could have started coughing if I had gotten too much of that. After the odor had finally subsided and we thought we could breath a bit easier, the hostess came again, with that Windex sprayer in hand. She went outside and sprayed the outside of the glass. When the door was once more opened, the hot air rushed in mixed with the dreadful smell of Windex.

Such was our first experience with the Red Star Tavern. It makes me wonder what kind of training the management give to their employees. I guess we won't be back there for a long long time.

Pros: Good location and nice interior

Cons: Badly trained employee.

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I love going here for drinks with my girl friends! They have great martinis. Best of all it's in City Center, which is a central meeting spot. It's also close to lots of other restauarants.

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★★★★☆

I love going here for drinks with my girl friends! They have great martinis. Best of all it's in City Center, which is a central meeting spot. It's also close to lots of other restauarants.

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I love going here for dinner and drinks with my girl friends. We pretty much know most of the bartenders and everyone is very friendly. They have a great martini that tastes just like a dessert.

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★★★★★

I love going here for dinner and drinks with my girl friends. We pretty much know most of the bartenders and everyone is very friendly. They have a great martini that tastes just like a dessert.

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I would go here on a regualr basis with friends. The bartenders are very friendly. The food is yummy. And the drinks are reasonable and tasty. I recommend the Top Shelf Long Island Iced Tea!

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★★★★★

I would go here on a regualr basis with friends. The bartenders are very friendly. The food is yummy. And the drinks are reasonable and tasty. I recommend the Top Shelf Long Island Iced Tea!

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This restaurant is situated adjacent to the fountain in City Center--ask for a table with a view. The food is quite good. Tuna has been cooked perfectly--medium rare like I like it. The pot roast nachos were good and filling. Pistachio salmon was delectable. Ask about their specials--Tuesday lunch each patron can order any appetizer and any entree for $13, with a $3 surcharge for steak.

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★★★★☆

This restaurant is situated adjacent to the fountain in City Center--ask for a table with a view. The food is quite good. Tuna has been cooked perfectly--medium rare like I like it. The pot roast nachos were good and filling. Pistachio salmon was delectable. Ask about their specials--Tuesday lunch each patron can order any appetizer and any entree for $13, with a $3 surcharge for steak.

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