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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 - 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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    Excellent
  • 102
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Perfection in Chelsea

Went to this restaurant with some friends and had a great experience. We had a reservation, so we were seated immediately. There's nothing bad to say about this place.... the service was great... the food was excellent... the atmosphere was perfect. This was easily one of the best dining... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Fletch1999
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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293 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Jacksonville, Florida
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Upon arrival, the door staff were great. Coat check and brief discussion for a table. We had a short wait so we sat at the bar. Bartender was nice and patient while we figured out what we wanted to sip on. Our server at our table was ok. Service was slow. I had coffee and had to flag down a... More 

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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

After over 100 reservations. Amazing gms including Scott and Tracey this gem has seen an exodus of its Talent. the love is gone. For ten years a fun casual sometimes baudy banter took place with my buds in the restaurant both ways. With the gm of late who no longer works there I suddently was held to a unique standard.... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Went to this restaurant with some friends and had a great experience. We had a reservation, so we were seated immediately. There's nothing bad to say about this place.... the service was great... the food was excellent... the atmosphere was perfect. This was easily one of the best dining experiences I've ever had in NYC. We will be back!

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Stopped in for a bite felt like eating with friends, nice twists on favorites and some new things to try Service was AAA.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

cozy with friendly wait staff. Really enjoyed. Get the fried green beans for sure. Seasonal menu offerings were unique.

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London, United Kingdom
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111 reviews 111 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Went to this fantastic neighbourhood restaurant on a really awful night this March -- minus 12 degrees and snowing. Really good to walk into this very busy and really cosy restaurant and its a testament to its popularity that it was full considering the weather. Food was excellent. The skate and halibut was excellent. However the chicken and liver dishes... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Our third time here for Valentine's Day -- this time with our kids. Great food, great service. Our pickiest eater was able to get some of the best pasta I've had -- homemade, cooked to perfection simply with butter and Parmesan. We also had the pork (great, beautifully cooked), hake, and skate (all great). Desserts were fantastic too. A great... More 

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New York City, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Living nearby to the Red Cat I have wanted to enjoy this restaurant more. However each time I go I am disappointed and this visit was no exception. The waiter was surly and unfriendly. The appetizers were all pretty good but entrees were disappointing with grisly meat. After we finished eating our plates were left on the table for 15... More 

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Long Valley, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Food is very good, nice local feel , attentive staff. The drinks were good, the GreenBean Tempura app was a must- would go again and order 2! Had the Duck- very plentiful and well cooked and seasoned- no complaints at all. There were 10 of us, and all had a great meal and experience- most ordered fish, Salmon, Skate, Pollock-... More 

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USA
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I always sit at the bar with or without company as the bartenders are wonderful, enthusiastic and quite knowledgeable. The food is always fantastic and fresh and innovative and the atmosphere is very nice. I would eat here once a week if I could.

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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: Families with children, Romance, 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

Questions & Answers

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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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