Friday, September 2, 2011

Review of Red Table in Huntington Beach!

Hey Food Time fans! I wanted to share with all of you a great night at Red Table in Huntington Beach! This great new restaurant has been open for a month now and word of mouth is quickly spreading!

I love their format here! You order at the back counter and leave a tab open if you would like and then have food and drinks brought to you! They even have this handy chart out front of the restaurant to help you out!

The next thing I love is the decor! My friend Stephanie who is an interior design major also loved the place!

The menu is simple and full of great American foods!

And there is a good selection of wines and beers!

After taking a long look at the menu, we finally headed to the back counter. We ordered appetizers and beers and headed back to our table. Stephanie ordered The Bruery Seasonal ($6).

I went with the Red Table Ale ($6). It was similar to a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale without the sharp bite! Excellent in my opinion!

Stephanie ordered the Red Table Fries ($4) which had sea salt, black pepper and organic catsup. I love thick cut fries and these were freshly cooked! The fries with the sea salt and black pepper were great all by themselves but the organic catsup gave it a freshness that couldn't be beat! I must find organic catsup in my local grocery store!

I went with the ahi tuna poke with eggplant chips ($7). What a discovery the eggplant chips were! They were freshly deep fried and would be great by themselves but then you add the amazingly fresh ahi tuna poke and it's a perfect marriage! The blend of hot and cold was just perfect! I would come back just for this dish! And I know it doesn't look like it from the photo, but the portion size is huge!

Stephanie decided upon the braised beef short ribs ($16) for her entree. They must have been amazing because I didn't get any! They came with crushed potatoes and roasted vegetables.

I went with the spaghetti and meatball ($12), that's right meatball not meatballs! This meatball was enormous, even for me! One of the best plates of spaghetti and meatball ever! The noodles were perfectly cooked and the sauce was not overwhelming! The meatball itself was moist and tender and not overly seasoned!

Just so you can see how big this meatball is, check out the below photo!

Believe it or not we still had room for dessert! Stephanie went with the broken banana cream pie ($5) with custard cream, caramelized bananas, and caramel sauce. Another winner here as the dessert was not overwhelmingly sweet and sugary like I had feared!

I went with the red table cupcake ($5) with sweet vanilla bean cream cheese. It came out warm and in a cup! I loved the presentation and as soon as I took a bite, I was in heaven. Even the Chef Louie Jocson came over and saw that we were about to bite into our desserts and said that he didn't want to interrupt us as we bit into heaven! He was right! The cake is warm and light and sweet! I closed my eyes to savor the moment. Stephanie said she would order the red table cupcake when we come back!

And we will come back! Red Table is also listed on the OC Wine Week (9/25-10/1) and OC Beer Week (10/2-10/8) Restaurants Listing! Check out their offerings by clicking the link below!

16821 Algonquin St
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
(714) 846-4700

Mon-Thu 11 am - 10 pm
Fri-Sat 11 am - 11 pm

Check out the website:


  1. Thanks so much for the post!

    We look forward to seeing you again soon.

    Red Table Restaurants

  2. I am already making plans to head back! Hopefully sooner than OC Wine and Beer Week!