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227 10th Ave, New York City, NY 10011-4717 (Chelsea)
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Ranked #436 of 11,751 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
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
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English first
Centerville, Massachusetts
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175 reviews 175 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

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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47 reviews 47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

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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62 reviews 62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

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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Hartsdale, New York
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76 reviews 76 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Had a very pleasant brunch here today before going to an opening at the nearby Blue Mountain Gallery. There were three of us. I ordered bacon and cheddar fritters and the bibb lettuce salad; one friend had huevos rancheros and the other had "schmaltz eggs" (or something similar; not quite sure I have the name correct). Everything was delicious. The... More 

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Mead, Colorado
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This was a pretty good find for us to go to the day after thanksgiving. It is a small, quaint, quiet and casual place to go for a light lunch or brunch. I can also attest to the salads the offer here too. I thought the ease of access from the Highline walkway was the best part of all of... More 

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Union, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

This was a really good restaurant. The quality of the food was excellent. Service and atmosphere were hard to beat. I had the Calves Liver, Partner had the Chicken and put guest had the Long Island Scallops. Really wonderful and I will be going back again next week.

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a favorite Chelsea neighborhood hot spot with a lively (maybe a little loud) crowd and an "away on vacation" vibe that makes one feel like they might be in the Hamptons (in a good way). The food is a sophisticated marriage of comfort food, seasonal ingredients and a good dose of culinary magic. Attentive and friendly service round... More 

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Great Falls, Virginia
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218 reviews 218 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Kind of a nondescript location but the food was very solid. The menu is small, as others have mentioned, but the rigatoni bolognese, pulled pork taco and tempura green beans were all solidly executed. This is one of those places that you go to because you want consistency and a quaint setting, not because you're looking for anything exotic or... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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108 reviews 108 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I went there for dinner with a few friends and I first have to say that the service was excellent. I had a mushroom dish appetizer and the salmon as main course - they were both good. I think it's a little expensive for what you get but it was good. I had a really nice glass of red wine... More 

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Linden, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Was just there yesterday with a party of 4 for a 1:15 lunch with reservations (yes, we were pushed back later the day before).This place is worth the wait. The menu was small - but with enough variety to please everyone. , We had things from a bagel platter with everything to shrimp tacos-which were great and very filling. The... 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 - 45
Cuisine: American, French, Mediterranean

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