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Red Cat

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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, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 140
    Excellent
  • 100
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Valentine's Day - Again!

Our third time here for Valentine's Day -- this time with our kids. Great food, great service. Our pickiest eater was able to get some of the best pasta I've had -- homemade, cooked to perfection simply with butter and Parmesan. We also had the pork (great, beautifully cooked), hake, and skate (all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
SteveFtW107
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Fort Worth, Texas
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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287 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Fort Worth, Texas
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Our third time here for Valentine's Day -- this time with our kids. Great food, great service. Our pickiest eater was able to get some of the best pasta I've had -- homemade, cooked to perfection simply with butter and Parmesan. We also had the pork (great, beautifully cooked), hake, and skate (all great). Desserts were fantastic too. A great... More 

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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Living nearby to the Red Cat I have wanted to enjoy this restaurant more. However each time I go I am disappointed and this visit was no exception. The waiter was surly and unfriendly. The appetizers were all pretty good but entrees were disappointing with grisly meat. After we finished eating our plates were left on the table for 15... More 

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Long Valley, New Jersey
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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Food is very good, nice local feel , attentive staff. The drinks were good, the GreenBean Tempura app was a must- would go again and order 2! Had the Duck- very plentiful and well cooked and seasoned- no complaints at all. There were 10 of us, and all had a great meal and experience- most ordered fish, Salmon, Skate, Pollock-... More 

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USA
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I always sit at the bar with or without company as the bartenders are wonderful, enthusiastic and quite knowledgeable. The food is always fantastic and fresh and innovative and the atmosphere is very nice. I would eat here once a week if I could.

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Texas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Everything from the appetizers to entrees to sides to dessert were well prepared. Our food was delicious. Would recommend the tempura green beans as a side. Would recommend the zucchini s an appetizer. Arugula salad was great, as is their pasta. I had the skate as my entree and enjoyed it.

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San Juan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This nice restaurant was a complete success. Me and my family had a tremendous lunch with exquisite food dishes. I definetely recommend the schmaltz eggs. They exceeded our EGGpectations! Hahaha. For dessert, the homemad churros were delicious! With a side of caramel, guava, and chocolate... priceless! Amazing taste, great service, and spectacular atmosphere. Make some time to visit this restaurant... More 

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Sykesville, MD
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Hats off to our waiter Phil. Perfect service, knew the best foods to recommend. Try the cold "Heirloom Cauliflower". Save room for desserts. Don't miss this place while visiting. No wonder it's our cousin's local favorite.

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Centerville, Massachusetts
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195 reviews 195 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We happened across this spot while walking the High Line and were pleased, although I am giving it an average rating. It may be that we ordered wrong. The burrata with pumpkin and pomegranate seeds was delicious and wonderful. The fritters were bland. I ordered huevos rancheros and should have specified how I wanted my eggs cooked. They were totally... More 

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I visited The Red Cat for a business dinner.The restaurant has a nice looking bar at the entrance but I found the bar stools too tall for you to comfortably sit on them and the bar too low for the stools and not deep enough since my legs kept on hitting the bar. The service at the bar was friendly... More 

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New York
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64 reviews 64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I met a colleague for dinner. We had an early reservation but the service was rushed. The wait staff was less than helpful. And at one point was having a complex conversation with another patron over our table which made it impossible for us to have a conversation. The interruptions through out the meal were constant. The menu has some... 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: American, French, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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

Questions & Answers

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

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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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