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Red Cat

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227 10th Ave, New York City, NY 10011-4717 (23rd & 24th Streets)
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:45 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 2:45 pm
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Houston, TX
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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for a place for relatively quick lunch around the corner from a gallery when it started to rain, so we ducked in here. Wow, that was fortunate! We shared two great salads - watermelon/arugula and pea shoot/watercress. Attentive service at a nice table by the window. Would definitely return.

Thank JBMandJCM
Miami, Florida
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68 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This Chelsea restaurant will not disappoint. Popular with the neighborhood crowd, the Red cat has attentive service and a nice menu selection with a little bit of everything. I always like the Scottish salmon crudo or the pancetta, red onion, parmesan, tomato home made Cecamariti pasta, both great appetizer choices. As entree one of my favorite dishes is the All... More 

Thank aWorldTraveller007
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Red Cat was a great place for Saturday brunch & right around the corner from the 23rd street High Line entrance.

Thank Bastian16
North Carolina
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I had dinner at Red Cat in Chelsea last December and liked it so much that we agreed to return on a recent trip to NY. It's now officially on our favorites list. The restaurant has a nice atmosphere that's bustling but not super loud, and the lighting has a really warm feel. We booked on open... More 

Thank Namche B
Bogota, Colombia
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89 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If someone didn't invite me I wouldn't enter this restaurant I think that Restaurant doesn't have personality to charms you to enter also didn't understand from menu what type of food they serve. I picked safe dish which was Salmon and my friend had tacos. Two peaces of salmon came with farro (type of wheat grain). Perhaps 21usd is okay... More 

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New Jersey
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118 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner at this restaurant after seeing an excellent play at the Irish Repertory Theatre. Accordingly, our reservation was at 5:30, when the restaurant opened for dinner -- it did fill up as we ate, indicating the popularity of the place. The service was very attentive, with the waiter and front of house inquiring how we liked the dishes,... More 

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Long Valley, New Jersey
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8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in for a drink and possibly some appetizers before heading to a Gallery opening- very unwelcoming from the start- everyone looked at us like we had two heads, ordered a few drinks at the bar- nothing special- and could not wait to exit- as we felt like we were intruding- cannot comment on anything else other very snooty experience-... More 

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Frisco, Texas
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

We found this place online and it was a great find. We didn't have reservations but they still gave us a table after a small wait. The staff is very nice and explain the meneu very well. The food is creative but excellent and the dessert is over the join good.

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Vancouver, BC
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

We ended up here on while on a business trip and it was late and we needed a place to have dinner. Being a Sunday night, not too many restaurants were able to serve us since it was about 930PM already. We came to the Red Cat from the referral of a nearby hotel where were were attending a cocktail... More 

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Austin, Texas
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513 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

This is a small, quiet restaurant in the Chelsea area. It's got some lovely herb and flower containers outside and inside there's a long bar and tables with white linens. There was quite a wait for a lunch table even though it was early in a weekday. The food was fresh and interesting. They have a delicious burger but I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $45
American, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:45 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:45 pm
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: 12122421122
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. 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chelsea

Neighborhood Profile
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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