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Red Cat

227 10th Ave, New York City, NY 10011-4717 (Chelsea)
212-242-1122
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Ranked #501 of 11,634 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $45
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Chelsea
Cross street: 23rd & 24th Streets
Transit: C or E Train to 23rd & 8th Avenue 1 or 2 on 23rd & 7th Avenue
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.
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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English first
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

I hadn't eaten at The Red Cat in years and when the opportunity presented itself, I grabbed a primetime Friday night reservation. Glad I did! The place has a terrific vibe...very attractive decor, comfortable seating and a lively atmosphere. Our party of three all ate off the Restaurant Week menu. Apps were the Quick Saute of Zucchini, mixed with roasted... More

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Charlottesville, VA
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113 reviews 113 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Ate here during restaurant week but ended up ordering off the regular menu. The steak entrée was delicious and cooked to perfection. The staff is top notch and very knowledgeable about wines. Cozy small place so I'd suggest having a reservation.

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Great Neck, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

The Red Cat is a cozy and friendly place. The food is very good, if a bit over-priced. It's a great place to go if you're visiting Chelsea.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Had a fantastic cocktail. I can't recall the name, but it had watermelon and jalapeno - it was spicy, yet refreshing! I had the Blue Fish and it was really good. My husband had the restaurant week special pork tacos. They would have been better on corn tortillas instead of flour. The panna cotta was wonderful as was the cherry... More

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New York City, New York
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79 reviews 79 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Our recent visit reminded me why we really love this place. Even though it is noisy, it feels intimate. Excellent service only surpassed by inventive and delicious food. So much fun. Oh, and when we complimented the unique zucchini preparation, the server returned with a recipe card.

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London
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Fantastic brunch on our last day in NYC. All 7 of us had something delicious and the service was friendly and efficient. Would be my first choice next time I'm in New York

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belgium
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Visited twice and the food was excellent and adventurous and the service was very friendly and efficient. Will go back, despite the noise, why do Americans talk so loud??

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New York City, New York
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222 reviews 222 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My second time here. The first time for dinner - I liked the food but the noise level was terrible. The second time was for lunch so I thought it would be better. It was still noisy even though we requested a quiet table, but not as bad as @ dinner. Two of us had the Restaurant Week special and... More

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New York City, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Management Food Service Atmosphere are the set in New York! A favorite haunt of mine. A place that wraps love around every moment of the experience

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New York City, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Charming, bustling, cozy, neighborhood restaurant. The food is consistently delicious across the board. Wine list is great, drinks are great, desserts are great. Service is warm and inviting. The dining room had original art, but a homey feel to it. Just a very good, pleasant, warm dining experience.

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