Red Cat charmsThe Red Cat is a extremely good restaurant that doesn't take itself too seriously. The hosts at the door are welcoming; the wait staff is modest and efficient. The food is always inventive and delicious. The music is always right and the room is lively without being crowded or loud. Just right for almost any meal or occasion.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMSaturdays nights a bustAs a New Yorker living in the Red Cat neighborhood, I rarely dine out on Friday & Saturdays, due to crowds and tourists. The Red Cat was not over packed at the bar and it was filled with lots of friendly New Yorkers, and the food and service was perfection though the restaurant was packed.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent DinnerMy wife and I had our first date here in 2006 and have come back a few times since then. The service is impeccable and we always feel right at home. The menu changes over time but the food quality is excellent and the wine offerings are always just right.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMI was at The Red Cat on successiveI was at The Red Cat on successive days for lunch and found on both occasions that after being seated and greeted by our waitron, we were somewhat abandoned and had to resort to much head turning trying to wave her down. As the restaurant was not overly busy at the time this was a little disappointing. Once orders were given the service was very good.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGood timeWe had a lovely time at the red cat. Good food and relaxing atmosphere.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful dining experience!This was a wonderful evening out at The Red Cat! The food was stellar and the server was extremely friendly and knowledgeable of the menu! Every course was a delight. I highly recommend this restaurant!6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMRelaxingIt is a nice, upbeat place - but not the noisy bar scene that you find in this area. Young professionals and older patrons mixed very well. Staff were attentive and knowledgeable on food and wine. It was a perfect fit for us.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a treatRed Cat continues to surprise and delight. The Spring salad was perfect on a humid evening. The blueberry pie was lovely down to the last bite.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe've been wanting to tryWe've been wanting to try it for a long time and it was great. The noise level would keep me from going back but it's popularity speaks for itself.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect for an early dinnerA previous lunch here was so outstanding, and I needed a restaurant near the Javits Center: Red Cat was an obvious choice for a 6pm dinner. I walked in to an unexpectedly warm welcome and 4 people at the bar that grew to only 7 before my guest arrived. We were seated at a roomy window table as requested when I booked weeks before. Every dish a standout, including a delicately done skate, light green beans tempura, and an impossible to imagine but delectable dessert of pistachio, creme freche brownie and hot fudge. Very knowledgeable bartender, exceptionally warm professional service at every turn. A definite keeper! Alert: too noisy for conversation and packed by mid-evening.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been to this restaurantI have been to this restaurant several times and am never disappointed. The tempura string beans are memorable. The room was filled but not noisy.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently good if noisyThe food and ambience are great, but if I am looking for a nice place to have a conversation that I can actually hear, I choose another place in the neighborhood. Less noisy at lunch time, mainly because it is not packed.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMHot CatThe Red Cat is hot is even way! Great fresh food. Great service. Great menu. THE place to eat in NYC's Chelsea neighborhood!5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service were excellent.Food and service were excellent. Entrees were very creative. Just great!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMOur favorite restaurant in NYCThis is our go-to spot in New York when we are there. Great for brunch, lunch, dinner. Service is friendly and attentive. Food is fantastic.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a great find!The Red Cat was recommended by a New Yorker I met in Mexico when she knew I would be staying in Chelsea.
It was close to our hotel but it is worth making a special trip to. The food was amazing, very interesting and our server
was really helpful. I would love to go back.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMRed Cat was PurrfectWe have been here twice now and I must say the menu is amazing, the food and wines are delightful and OMG the brownie with pistachio ice cream ans hot chocolate is beyond words!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently good and equallyConsistently good and equally good at changing up their menu with the seasons. Such a good and well priced wine list, not too complicated with good clear choices.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food Great LocationThis gem of a restaurant has a great chef and a lively menu. The service is great.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGood was all very good ifGood was all very good if a little expensive. One of the best places in neighborhood.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMConstantly fabulousThe Cat never disappoints. Had a great meal with 2 out of town guests. The cod fish was perfect We orded the tempura green beans- listed as a side dish- as and appetizer and shared them with our salad course Great attentive expert service from the staff. Have been going here for years and NEVER experienced an off night either in the front or back of the house.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMSmall cozy fun foodsHad the eggs with corn beef hash. Very nice eggs home made hash mine had way to much fat chunks in it. I picked out the fat.
Overall nice place. I would go back.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAmong the Top Meals Of a LifetimeI knew Red Cat is considered one of the best in the city, but I was not prepared for how fantastic the food was. Everything from the appetizer to melts-in-your-mouth fish entrees to the savory and tart blueberry pie was just superb. And the wine list was quite impressive for its diverse and superior quality wines. Now I see what all the fuss has been about all these years. We'll be back soon!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMSteady as a rockI'm always pleased when I go to Red Cat. From my many business dinners there to bringing visitors new to NY. The bar is staffed by super-attentive and personable bartenders. They also know their wines, and are generous enough to give you a sample pour before you commit. The food is always fab, and the service just right.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMMothers day dinnerTable was ready when we arrived. Service was excellent. Food was perfect and menu had options for our pickier eaters.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place to go after lookingGreat place to go after looking at art all aftrnoon. Staff is warm and friendly-food excellent. My husband and I shared the goat cheese souffle-yummy--- and The Red Cat has the best liver entree in town. We are liver-lovers. Dessert was Brooklyn black forest cake. Wonderful meal-will be back again. Lorraine5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMIt's always wonderful here.Thanks to everyone at Red Cat. It just keeps getting better. Not sure which was more fabulous, the food or the service. Can't wait to go back.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat findThis was the first time I had been to this restaurant and we all loved it. The four of us each agreed to five stats across the board. Great service, great food and great ambience. We'll be back very soon.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experienceRed Cat was everything we were waiting for. Being there earlier we had some high expectations and the restaurant managed to exceed those.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMSuitable for a variety of tastesTwo people in our party are vegans. They had an ample selection of items to order. In fact, they liked the rapini, a side dish, so much that they ordered a second portion. I intended to order the duck, which was on the restaurant's website. The restaurant had no duck that evening. The waitress apologized profusely, saying that the restaurant tries to change its menu and website seasonally and keep them consistent with each other. As an alternative, I had the kid, which was tasty.
The atmosphere was comfortable and inviting. We were not rushed. I would eat in this restaurant again.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent place for a meal.Excellent place for a meal. Everything we had was quite good.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFound Red Cat on Open Table.Found Red Cat on Open Table. Met a colleague for lunch and really loved it! Food was fresh and delicious....staff was attentive and very friendly. Would definitely revisit.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways top notch, excellentAlways top notch, excellent food! I love it there every time I go. Great drink recipes as well.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was, as always, divine.Food was, as always, divine. This time, however, service was terrible. We waited over 15 minutes for tap water and had to ask 3 times, eventually finding a different waiter to serve us water. Very unusual for Red Cat. But, the food was heavenly.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent and serviceFood was excellent and service most attentive. Atmosphere is sophisticated yet comfortable.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMMade a last minute reservationMade a last minute reservation on the recommendation of a friend. Very impressed. Food was amazing.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing service and diciousAmazing service and dicious food. I ordered the red snapper crudo and the fluke for entree. They were both delicious. The ambiance was VERY busy and loud bit the service didn't miss the beat. Would definitely
Come again.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMI loved the complexity ofI loved the complexity of ingredients we found in all the dishes at Red Cat.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific place with inventiveTerrific place with inventive food and attentive, though not hovering, service.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperlative with friendlySuperlative with friendly attentive service, a very comfortable ambiance, great food and a surprisingly good wine list. It all adds up to "excellent."4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food.Everything I tried was delicious, from the soup (celery root) to dessert (semifreddo).4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful PlaceWent for lunch. Service was very friendly and professional. Food was great. The $25 lunch special is an amazing value. Mushroom risotto, baked polenta, chicken salad were all perfect!! The little banana split for dessert was just the perfect size, too. Just a great place for a Sunday lunch. I can't wait to go back for dinner.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat scene, fabulous food,Great scene, fabulous food, can't wait to go back!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous gem in ChelseaOne of my favorite places in NY. I come here every time I visit the city.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMI have dined here for theI have dined here for the past several years and have never been disappointed. It will continue to be one of my favorites.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentPerfect for good relaxing dinner in a nice atmosphere. Menu awesome, every dish was excellent! Will return as well as visit their other restaurant in Tribecca.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMSecond time at Red Cat andSecond time at Red Cat and it was as good as the first. Very good food; nice choices on the menu and reasonably priced options on the wine list. Waitstaff is excellent--they are familiar with the food and wine, and are attentive and accomodating. We had a reservation for 6 pm and they did not rush us at all. We were able to linger through coffee and dessert.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a restaurant withThis is a restaurant with consistently great food. The chef is innovative . When my husband spilled his glass of wine, they immediately replaced it with no fuss and no charge.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe RED CAT never disappoints:The RED CAT never disappoints: excellent and interesting food, courteous and attentive service, good ambiance, and absolutely a "neighborhood gem." Time and again I go back to this restaurant, and have always enjoyed the food and dining experience.
Will continue to both recommend RED CAT to others, as well as to return myself.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMRed Cat is one of my favoriteRed Cat is one of my favorite NYC restaurants. I picked it for my birthday dinner, I like it that much. The chef is so creative, I love what he or she does with veggies!3/27/2013 12:00:00 AM