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Red Cat

227 10th Ave, New York City, NY 10011-4717 (Chelsea)
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Ranked #447 of 11,642 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $45
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
Princeton, New Jersey
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Whether you are at the bar enjoying a cocktail with their complimentary radishes or going for the full dining experience this is a must visit. On a recent visit we started with delicious Negroni cocktails accompanied by the tempura like string beans with mustard flavored dipping sauce and chopped liver pate. Not classic appetizer combinations by any means but both... More

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Nantwich, Cheshire, UK
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We reserved a table at this restaurant whilst visiting New York for a week (having got the recommendation out of The Rough Guide to New York) and were not disappointed. It was a Tuesday night and the restaurant was full. Food was varied and tasted lovely. Lively atmosphere. Good service.

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53 reviews 53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

I stopped here for dinner on a Sunday night, with reservations. The staff here is cheerful and efficient, one of the better experiences in New York City. It has a semi-rustic interior, and can get a bot noisy, but not excessively so. The food was very good. I had a very nice land dish and tempura green beans, my wife... More

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Great selection of original and expertly prepared food, very nice atmosphere. The hake on a bed of corn and other vegetables was fantastic, and make sure to leave some room for the deserts - not to be missed. Our party shared 4 different ones, and they were all excellent.

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New York City, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Red Cat is a fantastic restaurant with a fresh and exciting menu and excellent service. I have been twice in the last month and both times was extremely pleased with the whole experience. The first time I went with my husband and we were drooling over every appetizer, so we decided to have a "tapas" night and order all appetizers... More

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Denver, Colorado
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73 reviews 73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

We did not try any food but I really don't care. Love the location...love the atmosphere...love the service. Be ready for an overload of pigs! One of the best bars I have been in...bit of experience here...:).

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United States
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50 reviews 50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

The lamb was amazing. It was prepared like a filet - wonderful experience. I also loved the corn with thyme. I could have eaten the entire side dish. The churros for dessert were heavenly. They actually melted in your mouth and were creamy on the inside. Tasted like HEAVEN. This is a cool Chelsea restaurant with nice ambiance and great... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Everything here was excellent, from the food to the service. Special thanks to the server, Viramo, for his great recommendations for post-dinner cocktail locales.. The food was delicious and beautifully presented, yet still modest and humble. I loved it! Would definitely return next time we visit New York.

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

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
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

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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