Red Cat Kitchen

Red Cat Kitchen

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.redcatkitchen.com/
  • Phone: 508-696-6040x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Chef Benjamin deForest
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Red Cat Kitchen
Together with wife and co-owner Sarah Omer, chef Ben Deforest has revived his brand of soulful cuisine at “THE RED CAT KITCHEN at Ken n’ Beck.” Located at the bottom of Kennebec Ave in Oak Bluffs, with a relaxed atmosphere and an evolving menu, great music and walls lined with pieces from artists including Rez Williams and Traeger Di Pietro, there is always something exciting cooking in THE RED CAT KITCHEN.

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Red Cat Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
48 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (45)neighborhood gem (26)hot spot (23)special occasion (11)romantic (8)late-night find (6)notable wine list (5)kid-friendly (5)vibrant bar scene (5)good for groups (3)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Excellent
    coho
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    What a great spot. Had a 4 course chefs tasting and it was incredible. Service was excellent. Looking forward to going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    My husband and I dined at the Red cat Monday night. With a reservation we were seated immediately and greeted by our lovely waitress. She was helpful in our selections, and we were not disappointed. The Brussel sprout appetizer was to die for. Would highly recommend it. Although the scallop entrée was unavailable, they substituted with a delicious lobster and corn risotto. The special of the evening was Bonito and again did not disappoint. We finished off our spectacular dining experience with chocolate creme brulee. The best chocolate dessert ever. If you visit Marthas vineyard, do not miss the Red Cat Kitchen.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fit Red Cat Kitchen into your vaca!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Eclectic menu, great food - don't go for the late reservation as they run out of selections and with a relatively small menu, limits options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Two good meals at Red Cat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Red Cat Kitchen is a vibrant little spot. Very friendly, great service and good food. We enjoyed it enough to go back the next night given that they promised to have their fabulous Island Fresca on the menu. We had fresh fish entrees, which were delicious. Everything was well prepared, the wine list was adequate by the glass and the service was great. The Fresca has been changed from past years, when the corn broth was clear and simpler. Today its beefed up a bit but still good. We enjoyed talking with the folks at the table next to us. Other diners seemed to move freely about conversing, saying hi, etc, which added to the pleasure of being there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great surprise
    Ellis
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Considering that the restaurant is on the site of another one we went to years ago (awful), they conquered those bad vibes. Wonderful service, excellent and interesting menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Red Cat Kitchen
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Great food, good service, cramped space. Still I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • best meal on the island
    seniel
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I am never disappointed with The Red Cat Kitchen. The food is always fresh, delicious, and beautifully presented. I highly recommend EVERYTHING on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced for mediocrity
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Nothing special here, very disappointing. Caesar salad with no anchovies for $15 ? I recommend State Road, outstanding and exceptional quality, at same prices. Actually ordered much better wine by the glass and for less than the Red Cat charged me.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • excellent
    Rich
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Great food at Red Cat, Ben Deforest is a great chef, have followed him on the Vineyard for many years. In my opinion one of 3 top chefs on the Vineyard, Joe DaSilva and Max Egan the other two great chefs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Dining Experience
    good2eat
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We have eaten here several times and have always had superlative meals. From, soup top dessert, the meal was delicious! We ordered the chef'e surprise ad were not surprised how good it was. We had great, friendly service . It was a bit chilly when we arrived and the restaurant granted our request for a table farther away from the door.We love the ambiance but the food makes this an excellent dining choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food but overpriced
    ellgar
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Cute spot , gourmet food but small portions for the tasting menu. We ordered three courses from it-at $12 pp for each tiny portion. Paid $36 pp without drinks and left hungry.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Keeps getting better
    HappyOnMV
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We had dinner at Red Cat early this year. Before the crazy crowds got to the island. Dinner was relaxed and delicious. We were able to congratulate chef on a fine menu and thank him for a great meal Had dinner again last week. Totally different scene. Crowded and lively. The kitchen still kept up amazing pace and cranked out the plates all as perfect as ever. Make a reservation and get in there. Remarkable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The BEST on the island!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Red Cat to me is the best restaurant on the island. We got 3 courses of the "Chef's Choice" am I think it was the best meal I have had all summer. It was spectacular! He is the most creative, excellent chef! I recommend it to everyone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meal
    Beetelbung
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Food was interesting and delicious. Price typical of upscale restaurants on M. V., but decor and ambience, especially the bathroom, are not up to that standard.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner too often
    susan
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We ate here 10 days ago and it was fantastic. Went back for another great experience and it was less than stellar. I had heard it was spotty, sometimes good, sometimes not so good and this proved to be true for us. I will hold off going back for another year or so.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious and Welcoming
    Phoebe
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Ben DeForest is an inspired chef who serves up exciting and delicious dishes of freshly cooked local fare. The staff are, for the most part, seasoned veterans who work hard to accommodate every need. The atmosphere is welcoming though a bit intense. If you are looking for a quiet place this establishment is not for you but if food is your number one reason for choosing a restaurant Red Cat is the best the island has to offer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wow
    cosmick
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Make reservations early, or you won't get in. I made mine my last night in Martha's Vineyard. I got a 9:45 spot at the bar. The food was fantastic. It was a bit noisy for my taste, but it was worth it. I'll book early next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    food was very good. they coud beef up the bar (better whiskey, for instance) a bit, but that's minor
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING!!!
    Stevens
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Fantastic food, great service, will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 29 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
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