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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 - 12:00 am
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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, Brunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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  • 179
    Excellent
  • 129
    Very good
  • 39
    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
Beautiful and tasty cuisine

We were inspired by restaurant week but loved the regular menu do much we chose terrific appetizers and main courses. I started with burrata served on a bed of greens, mandolin sliced bands of carrots, splashes of broccoli pesto, pomegranate and Pepita seeds. It is visually stunning, and I would... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
janeaustinNY
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new york
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new york
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170 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were inspired by restaurant week but loved the regular menu do much we chose terrific appetizers and main courses. I started with burrata served on a bed of greens, mandolin sliced bands of carrots, splashes of broccoli pesto, pomegranate and Pepita seeds. It is visually stunning, and I would love to see it in daylight. Very enjoyable. I was... More 

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Thank janeaustinNY
New York, United States
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311 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite flawed service, I am giving the restaurant four bullets (as seen above). From the Restaurant Week menu I started off with their delicious butternut squash soup, one on the best I have ever had. Brook Trout was my main course and it was quite good. For dessert I had the Banana Sunday which was again quite good. See my... More 

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Hampshire
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good food and drink, but felt a little bit rushed. Not a major issue as we were tired on our first night in NYC, but would have been nicer at a slightly slower pace. Try the Duck with Fossa.

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Thank Time_to_diet
Tucson, Arizona
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102 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just up a few blocks on 10th Ave from the re-vitalized meat packing district with its glittzy (and rather pricey) eating establishments is a wonderful little restaurant that retains the quieter charms of a Chelsea of years gone by. Red Hat occupies the ground floor of a vintage 4 storrey apartment building. But let not its quaint appearance decieve you,... More 

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Encino, CA
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37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The ideal New York neighborhood restaurant for fine dining. Luckily found it on the internet and it was Perfect. Two different fish dishes were presented beautifully and done to perfection. Salads were prepared with the freshest of ingredients. All service people were diligent and knowledgeable. Wine list contains a wide range of domestic and foreign varieties reasonably priced.. If your... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first time in New York and we wanted to have a special evening away from the main tourist mayhem of Times Square. Red Cat did not disappoint. We had a fixed price 4 course dinner which was faultless. The service was very professional and friendly. We got party favours near midnight and had a bit of a... More 

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Thank YBDevon
New York City, New York
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Seriously - it is sooooo good. The dip for the tempura is awesome. Order as soon as ya sit down along with some drinks and then relax. Crowded. Nice unique decor. Good to great staff. Great bartenders. Very good food. A lot of locals - few tourists. Odd collection of gourds in window boxes out front.

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Thank MGDCNY
Toronto
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9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

We went for a delightful lite after theater dinner. Great food and service. Our waiter was very helpful and had great suggestions for wine pairings.

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Thank TravelCrazedToronto
Albany, New York
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

We have dined at The Red Cat a few times and every one of our visits the atmosphere, food and service are perfect. This visit was to celebrate my birthday and my daughter home from college. Jimmy and his team are very professional!!

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Thank Tammi17
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

The service was excellent, but the portions were a little small for the price and there was no wRning how spices the dishes were. I liked the atmosphere. Very neighborhood. New York.

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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: Romantic, 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

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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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