Red Fox Steakhouse

If this piano bar connected to the Lafayette Hotel is a dive, it’s one of the classiest dives in the world. With 16th-century English woodwork, the Red Fox Room offers a slice of history you can find nowhere else in this town. Monday and Tuesday evenings, enjoy The Dave Shaw Duo while dining on steak and sipping reasonably priced cocktails. Typical patrons may be a bit older, but it’s a cool place to take a date if you want to actually communicate — without having to shout over loud music.

Ongoing Events

Hours

Day Hours
Sunday 4 p.m. to midnight
Monday 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Tuesday 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Wednesday 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Thursday 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Friday 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Saturday 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Restaurant Details

Detail Status
Cuisine Steak
Price range of entrées $9 - $22
Delivery No
Outdoor seating No
Party room No
Reservations accepted Yes
Kids menu No
Occasional live music Yes
Payment Options Accepts credit cards

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Comments

I've only eaten at the Red Fox once, with a buddy that knew a lot about the lore and history of the place; It was a favorite of his parents', apparently, around the time he was conceived. According to my friend, it's like it's still 1970 there, nothing has changed. With an institution like the Red Fox, that is a great thing. Pluses: Strong mixed drinks, great service (my Coke ranneth over) and one of the best steaks (I think we had ribeyes) around. You get a simple salad, meat and potatoes. No frills. Kind of divey, or shabby-chic kind of like the Imperial House up the road in Banker's Hill, lots of red pleather and lounginess. Minuses: The lighting was too low for my liking, but hey, maybe it's for the romance! And of course, parking in the area was not terribly difficult, but it wasn't as close as one might want with older relatives in tow. Good stuff.

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