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227 10th Ave, New York City, NY 10011-4717 (Chelsea)
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Ranked #472 of 11,866 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
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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English first
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

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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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Everything from the appetizers to entrees to sides to dessert were well prepared. Our food was delicious. Would recommend the tempura green beans as a side. Would recommend the zucchini s an appetizer. Arugula salad was great, as is their pasta. I had the skate as my entree and enjoyed it.

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San Juan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

This nice restaurant was a complete success. Me and my family had a tremendous lunch with exquisite food dishes. I definetely recommend the schmaltz eggs. They exceeded our EGGpectations! Hahaha. For dessert, the homemad churros were delicious! With a side of caramel, guava, and chocolate... priceless! Amazing taste, great service, and spectacular atmosphere. Make some time to visit this restaurant... More 

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Sykesville, MD
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Hats off to our waiter Phil. Perfect service, knew the best foods to recommend. Try the cold "Heirloom Cauliflower". Save room for desserts. Don't miss this place while visiting. No wonder it's our cousin's local favorite.

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Centerville, Massachusetts
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190 reviews 190 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

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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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

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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64 reviews 64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

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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79 reviews 79 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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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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