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the RedCoat

Original post made by Sandy, Downtown, on Dec 17, 2007

Everyone go and try out the new Restaurant Downtown, The RedCoat! The food is great.

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Posted by Ty-Town
a resident of Dublin
on Dec 22, 2007 at 2:51 pm

I have already been twice this week! Great food, great service and not too bad on the drinks!

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Posted by Not That Old
a resident of Birdland
on Dec 24, 2007 at 9:52 am

I stopped by there this weekend because I heard it was a good place to go for a drink. Unfortunately, it is just another hang out for 21 year olds. The place was crowded and loud. It was if you had to be dressed head to toe in expensive name brand clothing and decked out in jewelry in order to get someone's attention. I have a feeling this bar will be getting numerous complaints from the residents and near by businesses like the former pub on Main Street did. Friday night, there was a girl passed out on the front side walk in her own vomit. It is only a matter of time before the complaints start rolling in.

I am going to go there during the week for dinner and drinks and give that a shot. I just won’t be going on the weekends anymore. Hopefully the food is better!

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Posted by Jessica
a resident of Bordeaux Estates
on Dec 26, 2007 at 8:40 pm

Hooray for a hip place in Pleasanton! Not That Old... you probably still wear your high-waisted jeans from Mervyn's that you bought 8 years ago..... stop ragging on people who actually care about what they wear and go shopping for some new clothes. I have some words of advice for you... invest in a pair of True Religions and quit your whining.

RedCoat is great. Thanks for finally opening a place in Pleasanton that doesn't feel or look like we live in the "sticks!"

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Posted by John
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 29, 2007 at 4:01 pm

Great anticipation for this place but falls a bit short on the delivery. Beer choice is very good. Food is so-so at best. Clientelle is 20-something most nights maybe due to the Holiday break.

The bar area is a bit small, unfortunately. They should add some extra tables. It does create a bit of a pub atmosphere but is lacking the little signs and wall art that would give it more pub feel.

The bartenders need to pay a bit more attention to keeping the bar and tables tidier. And it is not impressive when a bartender chugs and consumes more beer than the patrons. Hopefully, he was off-duty and walking home.

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Posted by Excited for new restaurants
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 30, 2007 at 10:31 am

Had dinner there on Friday evening with my husband and the food and service was great. A little pricey but so are all of the other restaurants downtown. We saw young and old in the restaurant and would recommend to all.

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Posted by Niki
a resident of Ruby Hill
on Jan 1, 2008 at 8:57 pm

To: Jessica, a resident of the Bordeaux Estates neighborhood

Grow up, you didn't need to insult "Not that Old". How do you know
what clothes, etc. she wears?

By the way, I'm in my 20's and live in Ruby Hill. (portion removed by PW staff)

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Posted by Not that old
a resident of Birdland
on Jan 2, 2008 at 1:51 pm

For reference, I am 25 (hence the "not that old"). I didn’t bash the place; I was just letting people know what I felt in case they were planning on going. I wouldn’t advise anyone over my age to go there on a weekend night. I did not care of the atmosphere but maybe it is because I am out of high school and it seemed to be a lot of clicks. I was hoping for an upscale hangout where I could have a nice drink and a conversation. It was just another bar with people wearing nicer clothes. Nothing wrong with that if it is what someone is looking for. I for one will not be going back but it might be a fabulous place for other people.

I was sharing my opinion and bashing me with unnecessary comments really wasn’t needed. I am glad you had fun there and hopefully you continue.

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Posted by aaron
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Jan 8, 2008 at 12:20 pm

this place looks big. how big is it?, they did build what looks like a 2 story building.most places in town are the pup atmosphere. there are some more upscale places, like haps for the upscale atmosphere. some of the others are just ok. i am very interested in checking out the red coat though, it's best to always check for yourself.

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Posted by Gene
a resident of Southeast Pleasanton
on Jan 8, 2008 at 4:41 pm

I have been anticipating the opening of the Red Coat for years. My wife and I love the Crown and Anchor in Danville which has the same owner. We really loved the Pubs in London and were hoping that the atmosphere would be similar to them, a place for all ages to go and enjoy food, drink and friends.

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Posted by aaron
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Jan 11, 2008 at 9:44 am

i went there last nite , it was good, not overly impressed, but i liked it. good place to go

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Jan 18, 2008 at 12:08 pm

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Posted by ts
a resident of Downtown
on Apr 4, 2008 at 10:14 pm

Been there 3 times. It's ok and could have been a great place given the differentiation to other restaurants. However, the bar area is VERY undersized and the acoustics are absolutely horrible. No matter when you go you have to shout in order to be heard by others at the same table. I've been there during the week at night, lunch and on a weekend and it was equally bad each time. The noise just rattles around in the cavernous space. I wish something could be done because it is a neat idea.

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Posted by carol
a resident of Ruby Hill
on Apr 12, 2008 at 5:54 pm

I think I speak for everyone when I say get some better service. And the hole nightlife your trying to pursue, just stop. And just a heads up for the dj, your awesome, just find a new gig. And to be honest I'd rather go next store to have a drink. (Hi Manny. A real bartender)

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Posted by Myrna
a resident of Downtown
on Dec 3, 2008 at 9:31 am

I often went after work when in my 20's to pubs & lounges in San Fracisco (Financial District). You always received great service and the cocktails and food were always excellent! Let's try to model that and we'll have lots of people coming downtown! I recommend Amelia's on W. Angela Street for lunch. The owner is friendly & their soup and sandwiches delicious. I requested an espresso iced coffee and when not at Starbucks I'm usually disappointed! However it was prepared as requested and delicious. Prices are moderate to high but it's conveniently located and parking easy to get. I like the friendly atmosphere and will be back! I'm looking for a great value for dinner downtown - your readers suggestions do help!

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