by Lauren D. on
I thought the pizza at Red House was phenomenal. I have not had pizza this perfectly made since I was studying abroad in Rome. Their crust is thin but substantial, the cheese mixture is perfect, and on the pizzas we had, there was no tomato sauce. It was all about the toppings. For 6 people, we ordered three pizzas: white pizza, margherita, and sausage with roasted red peppers. All were SO tasty. The white pizza is just olive oil, cheese, including chunks of ricotta. Garlic was definitely present on all the pizzas, but I love garlic, so it was just fine with me. If you're not a fan of garlic, this might not be the pizza for you, but I LOVED it. We were there during happy hour, and I was feeling adventurous, so I tried the orange, red pepper flake margarita I'd read a review about. The first 10 minutes of the drink were pretty interesting. It definitely has kick, but I didn't find the orange flavor to be enough. After the drink melted some and warmed (I had to drink it slowly because of the spice), it started to taste like something vaguely familiar... oh yeah, vomit. And I'm not just saying that for shock-factor. It actually started to taste like regurgitated stomach contents. At any rate, I won't be having that margarita again. I also wasn't very impressed by my friend's prickly pear margarita either. Thank god they had Fireman's on tap. The restaurant + patio area is huge. There are at least five different rooms/patios. The atmosphere is very laid-back, even when they're totally full at happy hour. This laid-back mood might have contributed to the very laid-back service, which came around to our table about once every 20-30 minutes. Not so good. So, in sum... Pizza: 5 stars Drinks: 3 stars Atmosphere: 4 stars Service: F-
by Min Y. on
Well, I had no idea this place existed. Went here without a pass and paid 20 bucks (!!!!!) to get in, which obviously sucked. The decor and layout of the place is very nice though. There are 3 different rooms: hip-hop/top 40 mashup as usual, electro, and latin. Wow, how original. At least the space is big. The crowd was younger, relatively diverse (always a plus), and generally on the attractive side. Also, I felt like I was in silicone valley. Those bolt-on jobs aren't even close. I have to admit, even though having a mashup DJ in the main room is so generic, this guy was good. The transitions were smooth, and the mashup technique was overall good and danceable. Even if the songs were generic, easy crowd pleasers, I have to admit that the DJ had technical skill. The salsa room was jam packed and I don't really dig latin music so much, so I didn't really check the place out too much. The electro room seemed really cool and European-y, but the DJ here SUCKED BALLS. He was TERRIBLE, way to ruin a great space. The two other things of note that stick out with this place is the atrocious parking situation and the random cigar bar in this club. WTF? For now, it's really really popular, so if you wanna go here and stare at some fake ta-tas all night long, then Havana is the place for you! It's not cheap, of course. But hey, it's a club, and at least there's something to compete with the atrociousness that is Opera.
by Polo Customer on
Great bar with 2 different crowds. The afterwork crowd from 5 to about 9 is more conversational. After that it becomes more of a party bar with louder music and a more open atmosphere. Weekends can be off the hook from astart to finish on Fridays and Saturdays.