Wha G'waan Chef Christopher and Chef Sharon!!! Give Thanks and Praise!!! Let me start out by saying I am completely in love with Jamaican cuisine, culture, and of course the music. I have been to the island multiple times and I frequent Jamaican restaurants whenever I can, here in the Bay Area, when I travel to SoCal (L.A. and S.D.) several times each year, and then when I'm back in NYC where I grew up (Brooklyn, Queens, etc.). Chef Christopher and Chef Sharon could go head to head with the best of them (even Chef Robert of Coconuts and Back-A-Yard fame).
Their food was on-point, very authentic flavors, and quality of the ingredients were what I would call "FIRE" aka high-grade. The Boom Boom Prawns, Caribbean Red Pea Soup, Jerk Chicken, Rice n Peas, and on and on, Lawd a Mercy!!! All dishes get a 10 out of 10. If I could eat this meal more often, I would, it was seriously good stuff! We absolutely love, love, loved the meal. Service was also on-point, and the vybez were right that night, a wonderful escape from the norm and a quick trip to the Caribbean without having to leave S.F.
I always enjoy dinners with a nice reggae beat playing over the speakers, and a very fun crowd in attendance; this was definitely that dinner. It was BYOB so we also brought a few bottles of wine and a few bottles Almanac's Tropical Galaxy (a tropical, sour beer; by the way, if you want a beer that goes perfect with spicy JA cuisine, grab a few of these amazing Almanac brews at their spot on 24th in the Mission). It was also really inspiring to see a mother and son chef team work together to bring the people a very authentic, flavorful, and fun dining experience. We want more, and we will be back. Keep up the great work and irie vybez. Jah Bless!!
This was my first Reds House Experience, but it definitely won't be my last. Christopher's food was amazing - we were craving a home cooked, authentic Caribbean meal, and that's exactly what we got. While all the food was great, the oxtail and the pineapple dessert were definitely my faves. I also loved how welcoming Christopher was; his fun loving personality just lights up the room and puts everyone at ease!
Brandon C. Christopher is an entertaining and engaging host offering a spread of Jamaican deliciousness in a warm ambiance you wont readily find in San Francisco. Highly recommend to follow him wherever he's serving!
The food was excellent overall, but the jerk chicken with mango salsa? That was out of this world: juicy and tender on the inside, the chicken had just the right amount of char on the outside. The spice rub wasn't just flavorfulll, but also added a wonderfully pronounced spicey kick. Add to that the wonderfully fruity mango salsa, whose consistency was more like barbecue sauce. It had a pleasant balance of sweetness and the crisp heat of scotch bonnet peppers, with enough tartness from the mangoes to prevent it from entering syrupy-sweetness territory. Combine the chicken and the salsa, and you will likely be reminded of that scene in Pixar's Ratatouille, when Remy waxes poetic about the delight of a strawberry and fine cheese in their own rights, and the fireworks-inducing delight when you combine them. Forgive me for putting into so many words what could be said in just a few: Chances are that this seriously was the best grilled chicken I ever had. I sure hope that Christopher and his charming Mom will follow up on the rumors that they spread during the dinner: Namely, that they will open a brick-and-mortar restaurant in San Francisco.
- Jochen W.