Red Table Restaurant is located in what looks to be a promising part of Huntington Beach. It’s near the harbor, and it’s at a cute strip mall area that has the House of Brews, and a Trader Joe’s.
Living closer to downtown and city beach, my friends and I hardly venture out to the Huntington Harbour area — but soon that may change.
There aren’t any venues downtown like Red Table. It is a gastrobar where one can partake of food, beer, and wine. The place is big enough but not intimidating, with high ceilings and cool interiors. It was the perfect place for the ladies and I to go out for some girl talk and escape from the stress of the day. With our kids tucked in bed and our husbands holding fort, we headed north on PCH, past the Bolsa Chica Wetlands and right on Warner.
The place was hopping after the dinner hour with families, couples and groups of friends. I heard such good things about the place and sampled some of their food at the Taste of Huntington Beach in the spring. At Red Table, you order and pay at the bar before hand. While at first I thought this was off-putting, by the time our food came and our servers attended to our needs, I really didn’t mind. The service was very good and the food UH-MAZING!
We had the ahi tuna poke ($7), cheap date ($7), the ravioli of the day (market price) and for dessert the Red Table Cupcake ($5). The servings were enough for the three of us to share and each small plate came with a twist that delighted the palate. The poke was fresh and served with crispy eggplant chips. Yum. And the big winner was definitely the bacon-wrapped dates! Simple yet sublime with arugula and mascarpone. The Red Table cupcake is a red velvet cupcake served in a coffee cup! It was the perfect end to our meal.
Red Table Restaurant, a set on Flickr.