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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, 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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A very nice little cosy place for dinner in chelsea, very friendly and very nice. The food is verrryyyyy goood and fresh and staff are very nice and friendly. Had a great time there

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Tehran, Iran
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  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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Tehran, Iran
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

A very nice little cosy place for dinner in chelsea, very friendly and very nice. The food is verrryyyyy goood and fresh and staff are very nice and friendly. Had a great time there

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San
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Wandered in here for lunch on a warm June day. The greeter was friendly and happy to seat us on spec. Really craving a salad and had vague memories of a wonderful grain salad had here at dinner two years ago. On the menu was a fresh pea salad and a watermelon salad -we ordered both! The salads were fresh,... More 

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

This is a nice but unpretentious restaurant near the Chelsea Piers and 23rd street entrance to the Highline. The grilled trout I had was outstanding! Beyond that, the menu seemed to have a great collection of contemporary and creative American / fusion items. Highly recommended!

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Valatie, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

Not only is this place located in one of the coolest areas in the city, the food is absolutely delectable. Our original reservation was four and when we tried to change it to five, they could not accommodate us, however after walking from Hell's Kitchen on the highline to the CAT, they were so courteous informing me with a call... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

One of my favorite places in NYC to eat - the menu is frequently changing and has fresh, seasonal specialties that are consistently delicious. Nice wine and cocktail selection too. The best part about this place is the unpretentious service/atmosphere; we have shown up without a reservation a few times and are always eventually seated and always have a terrific... More 

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Madison, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The Red Cat offers really tasty Med-New American food in the Chelsea District. The wait staff was very good and it's a friendly atmosphere. It's small/narrow but a nice setting. It gets crowded with locals for cocktails as well as crowded for dinner. I'd make a reservation before going...it'll spare you waiting for a table.

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Newport Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Cute restaurant with yummy food. It's right off the Highline in Chelsea and close to all the galleries. Good choice!

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Wayne, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Great first visit to the Red Cat, with superb food, attentive service and a great convival ambiance. Dishes included the chicken liver/foie gras terrine, the salmon, skate and the heritage berkshire pork. Everyone enjoyed their meals. The terrine was excellent and the pork outstanding. Service was both friendly and attentive with a true focus on the customer. Will definitely return.

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Jackson, Mississippi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

really enjoyed my first visit to the Red Cat in Chelsea (10th Ave. at 23rd Street) - definitely get the Fontina cheese dipping appetizer (may not be on the menu, but they can make it for you). Service was amazing, and food was indescribably good! Definitely will make a return visit on my next trip to the City

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

From the moment we walked in we were welcomed into a calm, beautiful, sensory atmosphere and guided swiftly to our table - as if they were expecting us. Our server was beyond courteous and kind. We enjoyed shrimp tacos and quiche along with what could be the nicest chilled bottle of white wine we have ever had. Truly exceptional service.... More 

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Additional Information about Red Cat

Address: 227 10th Ave, New York City, NY 10011-4717
Phone Number: 212-242-1122
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chelsea
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
Average Prices: USD $31 to $45
Cuisine: French, American, Mediterranean

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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 to $45
  • Cuisine: French, American, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

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