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Red Cat

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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: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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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    Excellent
  • 105
    Very good
  • 37
    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
Dinner w/friends on the west side

really enjoyed my first visit to the Red Cat in Chelsea (10th Ave. at 23rd Street) - definitely get the Fontina cheese dipping appetizer (may not be on the menu, but they can make it for you). Service was amazing, and food was indescribably good! Definitely will make a return visit on my next... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Timothy C
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Jackson, Mississippi
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
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Jackson, Mississippi
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

really enjoyed my first visit to the Red Cat in Chelsea (10th Ave. at 23rd Street) - definitely get the Fontina cheese dipping appetizer (may not be on the menu, but they can make it for you). Service was amazing, and food was indescribably good! Definitely will make a return visit on my next trip to the City

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Ontario
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

From the moment we walked in we were welcomed into a calm, beautiful, sensory atmosphere and guided swiftly to our table - as if they were expecting us. Our server was beyond courteous and kind. We enjoyed shrimp tacos and quiche along with what could be the nicest chilled bottle of white wine we have ever had. Truly exceptional service.... More 

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Los Altos Hills, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Had a wonderful family and friends dinner as we all converged on NYC. Perfect place for "world travelers" what they would expect, and got!

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Holliston, Massachusetts, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Had a wonderful graduation celebration dinner at Red Cat. Our party of seven all enjoyed different entrees, each of which was quite good. The fried clam appetizer special was particularly tasty.

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Red Cat has an eclectic atmosphere which makes it a nice and interesting choice for a brunch or dinner with friends. The food is sophisticated and of good quality. The brunch menu does not offer however many choices. There are plenty of salads and special dishes, which are worth trying. Try the amazing deserts and in particular the very rich... More 

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Milan, Italy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

stylish and simple interior, with ample space around the tables and a good selection for brunch. service is not too hurried, so you can enjoy your food at ease. grated cheese on the steak tartare is not really the standard recipe, but it was good nevertheless. and the green beans tempura are very special and worth tasting.

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Brighton, UK
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Chose to visit based on published reviews and convenience of location for the family members we were visiting. There was an instantly discernible pleasant vibe to the place. The staff were very friendly and attentive, despite the number of customers increasing by the minute; after some forty five minutes, the restaurant was extremely busy. This meant that we, perhaps, waited... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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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West Chester, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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
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113 reviews 113 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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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, Families with children

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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