227 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10011Neighborhood:
AmericanPrice: $31 to $50
- Dining Style: Casual Dining
- Website: http://www.theredcat.com/
- Phone: 2122421122x
- Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday – Saturday: 5:30pm – 11:00pm; Sunday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Lunch: Monday – Friday: 12:00pm – 2:30pm
Brunch: Saturday – Sunday: 11:30am – 3:00pm
- Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
- Executive Chef: Andy Xu
- Dress Code: Casual Dress
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Bar Dining
- Special Events: What makes The Red Cat so special is that is expertly walks the line between familiar and cutting edge, using innovative American-inspired cuisine and a relaxed atmosphere to set the tone. Whatever the occasion, The Red Cat will always fit the mood.
A word from Red Cat
This Old Chelsea food hall opened in 1999 and 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. Mike Cooperman runs the kitchen that's become famous for such whimsical creations as Quick Sauté of Zucchini with toasted almonds and pecorino; Scottish Salmon Crudo with sea beans and trout caviar; and Long Island Duck Beast with farro, dates, mascarpone, almonds and madeira. 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."Continued
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Red Cat reviews from OpenTable diners
231 reviews since July 2, 2014
- Ambiance4.1Noise LevelModerate
neighborhood gem (144)fit for foodies (139)special occasion (61)romantic (56)great for lunch (46)vibrant bar scene (36)hot spot (35)great for brunch (29)notable wine list (29)good for groups (16)late-night find (5)kid-friendly (3)great for outdoor dining (1)scenic view (1)Show More
- BigTimeFoodieVIPDined on 10/26/2014I was really disappointed. The main course (the salmon) was flavorless. While the appetizer and dessert was great, that's not what I came for. This place use to be awesome and I'm not sure what happened.Special Features:
- BrunchOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 10/26/2014Brunch selection is great and was not surprised the food tasted just as good as what the presentation was. Desserts were absolutely divine. The pear and cranberry tart and apple crostata were to die for. Wait service was fair but could have been just the individual we had who may have been having a bad day.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Saturday Night Chaos...OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIPDined on 10/25/2014Some of the food was very good, some was ok, but even though we arrived on the relatively early side, the kitchen was struggling to get food out. We waited over 1h15m for our appetizers and the waitstaff did not seem to think this was an issue. I've always had a good experience at this homey foodie haunt, I'll give the credit that this was just a Saturday night that got away from he kitchen.Special Features:
- food uninteresting waitress moresoYumDCDined on 10/25/2014had an early brunch reservation, first ones to sit down. The waitress couldn't have been more disinterested in service. Everything was slow. People who came in 20-30 minutes after we did and sat in other sections were served food before us. When questioned the waitress implied it was our fault for ordering a salad appetizer and sunny side up eggs for one of the dishes. So, this was complicated for the kitchen and that's why we waited 45 minutes plus for our food? Then when the food did come it was average. Not bad, but not great, and sort of dull. Red cat used to be good, but not anymore.
- Consistently GoodmoderngirlVIPDined on 10/24/2014This is one of my go to neighborhood restaurants for its consistently good food and service. They always make you feel welcome. I request a table in the back becasue it is less noisy than the front lively bar area, particularly if I'm bringing out of town guests. The mix of people is grest too.Special Features:
- Loud, bright and mediocre foodTwiceaweekVIPDined on 10/22/2014Food was just ok. It was super noisy and too bright I felt like I was under a spot light. Not what I was looking for in a romantic evening out.
- All round excellenceCaro76dinesDined on 10/17/2014This restaurant is a gem and is well worth a visit. The Foie Gras terrine was particularly delicious and the tempura green beans were superb having never had this type of bean before as we live in the UK. The service was first class and unobtrusive. We would certainly book this restaurant again when we next visit New York.Special Features:
- GREAT CHELSEA OPTIONrenman1984Dined on 10/17/2014Lively Friday night dinner crowd. Not an extensive menu or wine list, but everything that we had was very good. Recommend the tempura green beans for starters and also the Hake dish. The restaurant is one block from The High Line, so on a nice evening you can walk off the calories, as we did...Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- JupiterJones37Dined on 10/15/2014The Red Cat is one of my favorite restaurants in New York, and particularly in far-west Chelsea. I have never been disappointed by the food or the service, but always delighted with the subtle touches. It is the perfect place for out-of-town guests to showcase what the city has to offer when you know where to look.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Always a good choicekatebDined on 10/13/2014I really like this place. The menu is varied and tasty, including the drink and wine selections. The staff was attentive, but not overly. I think it's pricey, but probably pretty standard for New York. I know I'm not giving any specifics, but trust me, the Red Cat is great.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great highline restaurantDavidDined on 10/12/2014Red Cat was able to accommodate a lot of allergies and did so with exceptional food and service. The music was great without taking over and the ambiance generally was wonderful. If walking on the highline or looking for something near-ish to MSG or Penn Station, this is a great place.Special Features:
- Good Energy, Good FoodFilbertVIPDined on 10/11/2014delicious tempura string beans - good roast chicken- but the best part is the service, fun personable staff and upbeat good energy in the room- The restaurant honors reservations - I was there with my roommate from college who lives in Philly, where there are now great delicious boutique restaurants and she loved it and importantly, her 28 year old foodie daughter approved. All age groups seem to enjoy the place- there was a family of three generations next to us and very attractive well dressed 20 and 30 somethings at the bar- i have been to the Red Cat many times and i would absolutely go again and i would recommend it to anyone who wants to be on the west side after walking the high line or shopping in the meat packing neighborbood-Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Sooooo loudsusieVIPDined on 10/7/2014Great food. Just too loud for comfort. Staff good BUT the gentleman in the suit was beyond pompous!Special Features:
- Random Choice Won RavesIAMultrapickyDined on 10/6/2014I visit NYC once or twice a year and always research where I'll dine very carefully. This year, I narrowed the field to 5-6 choices, but picked Red Cat based on its location relative to my hotel, and its online menu. Checked it out in person the day of my 7th anniversary and it looked great, with friendly front of house staff. Well, happy to report that my instincts were right on, as my celebratory group of 4 truly enjoyed every moment of our evening at the Cat. Each dish was swoon-able; service friendly; wines outstanding; prices in keeping with quality and value. The lamb tartare ! Risotto with dates ! Busy on a Monday night, so be sure to reserve here.Special Features:
- Great BrunchBrunchGuysDined on 10/5/2014All that went into a great brunch was there: Excellent Bloody Mary's, Schmaltz Fried Eggs that included all ingredients required for a brunch tasting menu, nice warm desserts, and exceptional after meal drink list.Special Features:
- Ina was right.ChuckandJoanneDined on 10/4/2014We wanted to try the Red Cat ever since seeing a segment featuring same on Ina Garten's "Barefoot Contessa" show on the Food Network. The fontina cheese in the iron skillet was amazing! We didn't see it on the menu, but our server said that it was on the bar menu. Glad I asked. The rest of the meal was very good. The pistachio semi-fredo was excellent. Ben, our server, was outstanding. He was not only efficient in his service, but was very helpful in his recommendations. We will be back.Special Features:
- Reliable and FunElizabethDined on 9/28/2014Excellent food, decor and service. Sensible noise level. Would definitely recommend and return there. One of our favorite local spots - we live just down the road!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- great experiencefattywhitecatDined on 9/27/2014Ordered a bottle of wine and instead they brought 2 glasses and then 2 more which added more than what the cost of the bottle was. Waiter never asked if it was a bottle. Ordered pork which came with corn and ordered a side dish of corn. The waiter never indicated that I would be getting the same side dish twice. Otherwise, great restaurant.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great Birthday DinnerMariaUWSDined on 9/26/2014I hadn't been in a few years but decided to suggest it for a friend's birthday dinner. No one was disappointed. Drinks were creative and good, food was delicious, and the decor has held up very well. And the prices were very good for the quality of the food and drink.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- A True GemmcurryVIPDined on 9/25/2014Red Cat is honestly one of the best places in Manhattan to get phenomenal delicious and innovative food in an unpretentious or overly trendy setting. From the host to the bar to the waitstaff, it's run like a well oiled machine. Truly a lovely dining experience all around.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Outstanding restaurantPartlycloudyDined on 9/25/2014The food, drinks, ambience, and the authentic friendliness all made for a memorable dinining experience. I would not hesitate to return. A great place to eat before going to the theater.Special Features:
- As good as everritabDined on 9/23/2014It's amazing that after all these years The Red Cat never disappoints. It's always busy in a good way, with a lot of energy. The service is pleasant and, despite the busy-ness, not rushed. Good food and good people-watching.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Red CatCharlieDined on 9/23/2014Extremely enjoyable ! Every time I go to the neighborhood gem it continues to surprise me with a great experience. Food is always wonderful. The staff is top notch.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Chlesea Gem!OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIPDined on 9/20/2014Last Saturday am my husband and I walked around Chelsea and the high line so I wanted to book something close.This restaurant is literally underneath the 23rd st entrance!The lovely hostess seated us at a window table even though it was for 4.That was very classy and most restaruants won't do it! We had very spicy and well garnished bloody marys which were delicious.The cheese and bacon fritters were the best things I have ever eaten.There are 5 huge ones in the serving so we had 2 each and couldn't eat the last one even though we tried! I had huevos rancheros which was great and my husband had one of his favourite meals ever-the shrimp tacos.The vibe was great and the service was friendly but not intrusive.Loved it and will return!
- favorite place!Mangia17Dined on 9/17/2014Love this neighborhood place! Always great crowd of mixed ages, very tasty food and warm ambiance. We come in from Conn. to celebrate special birthdays and anniversaries.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Reliably fantasticOmnivore926Dined on 9/17/2014I've been going to the Red Cat for many years. The food is outstanding and creative and fresh and the ambiance is all purpose. Right for a date, a group of friends, one's parents, and old friend.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OutstandingbonitababeVIPDined on 9/17/2014Our dining experience at Red Cat was outstanding. Our waiter was very knowledgable about the menu and was able to describe and tell us what made each dish unique. Both the salmon and skate were served with crispy skin, and cooked to perfection. The pork was unbelievable, the best we have ever tasted! Everything was delicious from the ravioli and salmon appetizers, to the cauliflower and beet salads, through to the delicious desserts. And oh yes, you must try the tempura green beans for your side dish!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Always specialNickCDined on 9/12/2014There are few restaurants in New York or anywhere else where the food is actually memorable. Red Cat is one of them. The food is always extraordinary yet never pretentious or self-conscious. Just superb.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Another great dinnerHud35Dined on 9/7/2014My husband and I really enjoy this stylish, energetic, fun restaurant. The food is always inventive and delicious. Watermelon and purslane salad, crispy skin salmon with beets and creme fraiche, peach crostada and a tasty daiquiri -- my idea of a fabulous Sunday dinner. We had a terrific waiter, too. . .and the servers were friendly, attentive, and professional. Definitely on our list of favorites when we're in New York.Special Features:
- One of a KindFoodie29VIPDined on 9/5/2014Red Cat survives all the changes in west Chelsea and thrives, packed on a Wednesday evening where I and a guest had a prime table and excellent service. The food was good as usual though not a standout. My Negroni was wonderful. For years now Red Cat has been the pride of the neighborhood. Take a guest or give yourself a treat.Special Features:
- Delicious DinnerBenniehanaDined on 9/1/2014I enjoyed dinner with a friend Monday at Red Cat and the food was fantastic. The subtly flavorful lamb tartar was followed by an inventive combination of beets and salmon. It was all finished up with a pistachio semmifreddo worth its weight in gold. A little loud at times and the booth-y atmosphere might not be for everyone but those with their noses in the air will miss out. Casual but excellent dinning.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- 3rd visit disappointingRedhead2405Dined on 8/31/2014We are on our 3rd visit to Manhattan and were very much looking forward to our 3rd visit to The Red Cat. Sadly our experience did not match previous visits. Our waitress was surly and lacked interest and the food was also below par. The chicken liver parfait was not fully set and was sent back to the kitchen once we could get the attention of a staff member.Special Features:
- Worth a trip to Chelsealuv2travelDined on 8/31/2014My wife and I had an enjoyable meal at Red Cat. She had the local skate, heirloom tomatoes, and pistachio semifreddo for dessert (excellent), while I had Atlantic hake (not crazy about succotash), Bibb lettuce salad, and gianduja for dessert (not as good as my wife's). The highlight was light tempora of green beans, the only way to have your green beans. The meal was not inexpensive but worth the money.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great food & serviceSAL1VIPDined on 8/30/2014Vegetables from the vegetable menu were awesome -- like just picked that afternoon. Service is exceptional - friendly but professional & wine knowledgable. Plan to return whenever we are in the neighborhood.
- We LOVE the red cat!ArrowmanDined on 8/26/2014We live in So. California and travel to New York once or twice a year. We always try to eat dinner at the Red Cat! We walk on the High Line, and then dine. We LOVE the tempura grean beans, and the white gaspacho!Special Features:
- Nice End to the DayJimiDined on 8/24/2014We saw good reviews and decided to give Red Cat a try after our walk on the Highline. What a nice surprise! The food was seasonal, fresh, and delicious. Our wait staff couldn't have been nicer. All in all, we had a wonderful dinner.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Lovely, hidden findHeheDined on 8/24/2014I guess it won't be hidden after this but....nestled downstairs in a brownstone between 22nd and 23rd Street, one could easily pass it by. Don't. It's a lovely, exposed-brick design that feels warm and cozy. The wait staff is highly attentive but not intrusive. My shrimp tacos were great, and my friend's watermelon salad looked enticing. The bathroom is clean and lovely. What more can you ask?Special Features:
- nice small restaurantbriaaDined on 8/23/2014we were a group of 5 and had a very nice experience there. it has the feeling of a small neighborhood restaurant. we enjoyed a drink at the bar and then had a good meal. three of us ordered the scallop special and while it was very good we all felt like we could have eaten a portion twice as large. the bib lettuce salad was good except the cherries (which we thought would be fresh cherries) were clearly pickled or seasoned in such a way that they had a very strong and unpleasant taste to me.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- excellentdoggydognycDined on 8/19/2014In many restaurants today, the appetizers outshine the entrees. At redcat, the delicate appetizers are a perfect warmup to perfect prepared meats, fish and pastas - Pork chop was a standout, perfectly juicy chicken, excellent tilefish... and dont miss the friesSpecial Features:
- Cozy & charming with fabulous foodChocolatedivaDined on 8/19/2014Lunch was imaginative and delicious. My salad was a combination of fresh vegetables and ripe, delicious fruit with dressing that complemented the ingredients. I had the best, freshest bibb lettuce and goat cheese salad with cherries and a roasted lemon vinaigrette. My friends were very happy with grilled chicken topped with salad and heirloom tomato salad. We shared green beans in a very light tempura with an amazing mustard dipping sauce. We were very happy and can't wait to return to Red Cat for lunch, dinner or brunch.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.