Been to the Red Room, the Green Room and Nirvana (on college), I got sick each time. The price is good, but the food is bad and so is the service. The crowd full of hipster "artist" is just unbearable.
Located at the edge of both China Town and Kensington Market (College & Spadina), Red Room is one of those little, indie places that makes you ask yourself (every time, without fail) why exactly you came back. And then you take a bite of your food and completely forget that your server pretty much made you apologize for being there.
I initially went to Red Room because of its proximity to my house (super close). I kept going back to Red Room DESPITE the service I received the first time because I had been dreaming about their rotini with cream sauce. And I will continue to go to Red Room (probably too often) because for the price and the quality of the food, you can ignore the fact that your server hates you.
The portions are enough for you to take for lunch the next day, you can get an appetizer AND an entre for under $10, the variety is plenty, and the music is pretty rad. You'll just have to excuse the servers, they seem to have forgotten their manners.
My recommendation? Maybe go for take-out the first time. Unless you've got really thick skin. Or check out Nirvana (@ Bathurst & Dundas) or Green Room (@ Bloor & Brunswick) - same owners, similar menus, slightly more varied staff ethics.
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