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Red Cat

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Chelsea
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227 10th Ave, New York City, NY 10011-4717 (23rd & 24th Streets)
C or E Train to 23rd & 8th Avenue 1 or 2 on 23rd & 7th Avenue
212-242-1122
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: This Old Chelsea food hall is a New York original. The Red Cat's...
This Old Chelsea food hall is a New York original. The Red Cat's combination of come-as-you-are sensibilities and straightforward, satisfying, and occasionally irreverent cuisine instantly establish the restaurant as a favorite with New York diners. Bill McDaniel runs the kitchen that's become famous for such whimsical creations as Reuben Wontons with Red Cabbage Slaw and Pan Roasted Cod with Flageolets, Moroccan Olives, Oranges and Basil Oil. Such dishes only add to the restaurant's mystique as a place for all seasons, styles and spirits. As Frank Bruni wrote in the New York Times "The Red Cat feels vaguely colonial and tavern like, except when it feels downtown-gallery cool, and apart from those moments when it feels modestly and eclectically elegant." If you are unable to book online, please call us directly and we will do our best to accommodate you.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Just popped in for a quick drink this time, but have always enjoyed the Red Cat in the past and will definitely return for food again soon.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
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  • Portuguese first
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Just popped in for a quick drink this time, but have always enjoyed the Red Cat in the past and will definitely return for food again soon.

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Emeryville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Did a client dinner at The Red Cat last week in New York. It was one of the best meals I've had and all done in an approachable way with knowledgable wait staff with no attitude! The menu seems to be Italian - Mediterranean - excellent mix of starters ans entrees - save room for dessert! The Burrata with fresh... More 

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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

There is such a relaxed atmosphere on entering this restaurant. The staff is attentive, very helpful and friendly. Our table wasn't ready so we happily sat at the bar and had a cocktail and some free appetisers as an apology for the delay on the table. The menu is very imaginative and you just want everything!!! I suggest doing a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This restaurant has been here a number of years. Overtime it has fluctuated depending on who the chef is. Currently there is a really good, imaginative chef turning out top flight food at reasonable prices. Located near the High Line, it is a true destination point, for a well thought menu in a relaxed setting. We had the restaurant week... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We took time from our visit to the Chelsea Market and Highline to drop in. We had superb appetizers...bibb lettuce salad (with feta cheese, sunchokes, cherries, roasted lemon vinaigrette) and very tasty steak tartare. This was followed by chicken paillard for me and brook trout for my wife. Both were sumptuous. The excellent food, attentive serving staff, and relaxed atmosphere... More 

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Gillette, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

After walking the entire High Line on a rather warm day, it was refreshing to find the Red Cat, on 23rd Street and 10th Avenue. My wife and I enjoyed their wild mushroom quiche. The quiche arrived at our table with an accompanying green salad. Service was pleasant and their was no sense of being rushed.

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Key Largo, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Just had a few cocktails and some food at the bar. Good service and friendly as well. Food was good and and not over priced, considering we were in NY. If you are in the area, add the Red Cat to the list.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Ink squid pasta started was absolutely fabulous, not too much but beautifully seasoned and tasty. Salmon main course was good but the sauce, was a too salty and the big pile of mash potatoes - just too much (American portions!). Good ambience, lovely champagne summer cocktails and discreet but informed service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Good staff who accommodated us without a reservation which I think was luck as the place was packed. Incredibly innovative starters and fabulous use of lesser used vegetables made the menu really notable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I would love to spend an entire day at Red Cat and drink my way through the cocktail menu. Bloody Mary, Margarita, Mojito etc...because each drink came to our table looking gorgeous. I enjoyed the pace of the meal so much, I can't even tell you what I had. I remember there was lots of bacon. How fun to sit... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 227 10th Ave, New York City, NY 10011-4717
    (23rd & 24th Streets)
  • Public Transportation: C or E Train to 23rd & 8th Avenue 1 or 2 on 23rd & 7th Avenue
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chelsea
  • Neighborhood: Chelsea
  • Phone Number: 212-242-1122

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 45
  • Cuisine: French, American, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children

Description

This Old Chelsea food hall is a New York original. The Red Cat's combination of come-as-you-are sensibilities and straightforward, satisfying, and occasionally irreverent cuisine instantly establish the restaurant as a favorite with New York diners. Bill McDaniel runs the kitchen that's become famous for such whimsical creations as Reuben Wontons with Red Cabbage Slaw and Pan Roasted Cod with Flageolets, Moroccan Olives, Oranges and Basil Oil. Such dishes only add to the restaurant's mystique as a place for all seasons, styles and spirits. As Frank Bruni wrote in the New York Times "The Red Cat feels vaguely colonial and tavern like, except when it feels downtown-gallery cool, and apart from those moments when it feels modestly and eclectically elegant." If you are unable to book online, please call us directly and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chelsea

Neighborhood Profile
Chelsea
Home to hundreds of art galleries, beautiful brownstones, and one of New York’s newest and most popular attractions, Chelsea is one of the city’s jewels when it comes to neighborhood life. The contemporary art scene is an integral part of the neighborhood’s identity, with gallery openings almost every night of the week and countless exhibits to explore. As a longtime hub of gay culture in New York City, it’s also a diverse district with a vibrant nightlife scene. The opening of the High Line, an abandoned elevated train track transformed into a world-class pedestrian park, gave this neighborhood new life as a tourist destination. The High Line provides visitors with a tranquil, elevated space with incomparable views, providing an unparalleled way to experience the city.
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