Red Hat on the River
Red Hat on the River

Red Hat on the River

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.redhatontheriver.com/
  • Phone: (914) 591-5888 ext. 0
  • Hours of Operation:
    LUNCH: Monday - Friday: 12pm - 3pm; DINNER: Monday - Thursday: 5pm-9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5pm - 10:30pm, Sunday BRUNCH: 11:30am-3pm; Sunday DINNER: 4:30pm - 8:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Please inquire for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Michelle Lamb VanNess 9145915888x
  • Entertainment: We offer live jazz on Wednesday evenings from 6-10pm (Spring through early Fall).
  • Special Events: Please contact Michelle Lamb VanNess with your special event requests. 914.591.5888 or events@redhatontheriver.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: The Hudson River
  • Public Transit: The Metro North (Hudson River Line) Irvington Station is within 100 yards of Red Hat...35 minutes to Grand Central.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Two private parking lots are within walking distance of the restaurant.
A word from Red Hat on the River
As MH Reed observed in the New York Times in February 2008, “Red Hat is so close to the river in Irvington that when the wind is up and the waves slap the shore, their icy spray covers the riverside path to the restaurant.” The two level, French bistro-inspired eatery is housed in a hundred -year -old factory building that has been transformed to feature an uninterrupted, 180 degree view of the river from the main and loft dining levels. Guests will enjoy the seasonal, Hudson Valley ingredients, as well as French bistro classics.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Red Hat on the River reviews from OpenTable diners
254 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (200)great for outdoor dining (167)fit for foodies (142)special occasion (137)romantic (114)great for lunch (106)neighborhood gem (92)great for brunch (65)hot spot (59)good for groups (51)vibrant bar scene (49)notable wine list (26)late-night find (11)kid-friendly (11)Show More
  • Great NIght!
    GoodEatsNYCVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Food and service were way above average. Everyone in our party got something different and it was all cooked perfectly, only complaint was that the pasta selection (ricotta ravioli) was small, only 5 small ravioli's, which was disappointing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome food and setting
    PrestonMiller
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Awesome food and setting. Each of the courses was great and the setting couldn't be better. Even in Fall there is a great view of the river.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    BV42
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Dined there relatively late on a Monday evening. Nice ambiance, quiet (given the time and date, no surprise there). Friendly, attentive service, and simply excellent food. Not exotic, but imaginatively and exquisitely seasoned and prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome place
    DPDP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Loved the view and the romantic ambiance. Really cool place for a date. The food was good and I particularly liked the Vihno Verde that was paired with brunch. I will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!!
    Surbski
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I can't wait for the summer so we can go back there again and experiencethe outdoor
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nene071188
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    the waitress was amazing. we thought it was part of friday night dinner restaurant week but it wasnt. still we decided to stay. the waitress brought us an appetizer on the house to apologize for the inconvinience which was really sweet. were glad we stayed because the food was great. i had the steak which was cooked perfectly and my friend had the chicken which was so flavorful and tender. for dessert we shared a chocolate and salted caramel tarte which was also delicious. i highly reccomend it to anyone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great time!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Never have had bad service, food or wine! Great view to catch a sunset.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great
    JDiner
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    The Red Hat never disappoints. The food is always great: I has mussels that were done to perfection and dessert was wonderful mix of ice cream, chocolate sauce and cranberries that was perfect. Then there's the view. How lucky are we to live in the Hudson Valley? My absolute favorite place to eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious and generous lunch lunch.
    Sandi
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Food, service and ambience were superb. Noise level was very bad. Difficult to talk with others at our table. Otherwise, overall experience was terrific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific Restaurant Week Lunch!
    Susie618VIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Outstanding Lunch and menu during Restaurant Week! The food seems to be even better each time we dine here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food, Ambience & View- A don't miss
    EvePVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Delicious Food, Fabulous Service and Fabulous View of the River
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great!
    TessaVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Love it the food here & have never had a bad experience: it's one of my Westchester favs! -134
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent ambiance, food and wait staff
    RiverdalePat
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Came for lunch during Restaurant Week. Although the restaurant was extremely busy, the service was impeccable. Every server was friendly and calm. It was not frenetic at all and we were not rushed at all. The food was excellent (probably the best onion soup we ever had) and the Hudson River view was glorious. Ate there in November so was not able to take advantage of their beautiful outdoor space, but the interior is lovely and all tables had a view of the river. Most definitely will go back to the Red Hat. Highly recommend this restaurant. It is clear that the owners have set a high standard for their restaurant and they succeeded in achieving that standard.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Cosmo
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Have eaten here twice. I liked it in the daytime so I could see the wonderful view. The food was great, really loved the onion soup. Service was super. Would definitely go back. Everyone that was in my party thanked me for picking such a great place to eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food matched the view
    Xteen
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    We had a fabulous Duck and Pork Rillete to start with an excellent mustard and perfectly toasted baguette. This was followed by excellent mussels with not an ounce of grit on it.. the sauce was fabulous also. Dessert was a profiterole.. nice size with vanilla ice cream and hot fudge sauce over it. The ice cream was my only issue.. it was kind of watery and not enough vanilla for the taste to shine. The coffee was excellent and the view of the Hudson here was just lovely.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Nice
    Girlabouttown
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    I went with my husband for Restaurant Week. The place was packed, and we had to wait a while for our table, but overall it was a very pleasant experience. Also, It took a long time for each course to arrive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always delish!
    love2eat
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    This is my 2nd time here and I think place is great! The service is always with a smile and the food is good! I live in Harlem and will make time out of my schedule just to come here and grab a bit on the weekends!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • How to ruin a good view
    DaphneD
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Took a client here for lunch. Thought the food and ambience would be perfect for talking over a project. At first the poor service was not a problem. But waiting for a simple salad entree for over an hour was embarrassing and annoying.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Went there for Hudson Valley Restaurant Week. Glad we did. Place was MOBBED. Very happy with our choice. Food was great. Short ribs were to die for! Highly recommend going. View of Hudson River is spectacular.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as usual
    Mares
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    My husband and I love the Red Hat. That said, the meal we had this week just wasn't quite up to par. My muscles were a little Mealy and the salmon was a little dry. The service is always impeccable and the restaurant is beautiful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • diner1
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Great lunch during restaurant week. The short rib is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not the best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    The Red Hat was good, but not the best. The food is good, but not completely refined and for the type of food they serve, I much prefer the food and the ambiance of St. George in Hastings on Hudson.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful evening out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    We have been to Red Hat in all seasons and especially enjoy being outside on the patio by the river, up on the roof top for drinks on a warm summer night, inside on Jazz nights but this time we were tucked inside for Hudson Valley Restaurant week. Their three course menu had fun choices for just $29.95. Great wine list and wonderful food. My only regret was that when we made the reservation on Open Table it would only allow us to book a table at 5:15 yet there were consistently many empty tables throughout the evening and we weren't hurried and left our leisurely dinner at 7:15. My suggestion is to call for a reservation and I'm sure you will have more flexibility of time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Red Hat
    sandpsimbazuzu
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Good food. Not cheap but worth it. Our server (Kim) was amazing and made the evening. Would go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mani
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    We had a great time, enjoyed the view and food. Will go back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • excellent place, great food
    TUIinUSA
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Had a wonderful Sunday brunch there, food was excellent, very good desserts. Absolutely recommendable. And the service is outstanding!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Way too loud!
    Housy123VIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I have never been in a louder restaurant in my life!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Riverside dining
    Ginzinger
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    This restaurant is situation right on the Hudson River; we enjoyed watching the stormy waters with the occasional barge or ship going by. The food was very good with the exception of the rillettes appetizer, which one of us found tasteless. One had the sea scallops and the others had short ribs; both were excellent. The servers were very attentive. We want to give a shout-out to the person who noticed that one of our party had left a shoulder bag behind and called us immediately, before we'd left the parking lot. That saved us considerable stress!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    worth repeat visit. great wedding venue. ambiance is great. veggie friendly. nice wines.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sweeping views, delicious desserts
    joelock
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Amazing Staff, relaxing friendly and accommodating. The food was excellent and the portions were just right. The waitress suggested an apple cider sangria which was amazing. They made our birthday luncheon special, the desserts are not to be missed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The views and food are spectacular!
    Alwaysgood2dineVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    A terrific dining experience with a great selection of appetizers and entrees only to be matched by fantastic service. Set along the Hudson River at the foot of Irvington, the Red Hat is not one to miss.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Nice place, good service, awful french fries. The meat was good, but the fries seemed like they fried them with some really old burnt oil. Something so little can make a big difference.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliable high quality
    Burd
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Excellent dining experience in terms of delectable food, good wine selections, spot-on service, gracious setting and lighting. The noise level downstairs was very high while all tables were full, but it quieted down some later. We joked about conversing using our cell phones, the better to hear at our table. We thoroughly enjoyed the evening and will put Red Hat at the top of our list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love This Place!
    KGRac
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    The view. The service. The food. All terrific. Can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Albal
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Wonderful in every way - except that when you have a late brunch & the shift changes, the service deteriorates.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very noisy and bad service
    Nashnousheh
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Very noisy, bad service, not much choice for vegans, quinoa Berger burnt to a crisp
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Repeat diner
    JeanBena
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Love this restaurant. My friends and I make an annual visit in October and always have a great meal
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dining experience
    DLC1958
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Located in a charming, renovated warehouse on the River, it offers a large yet cozy ambience. Surprisingly, the restaurant was packed this past Tuesday night. The staff was professional. The menu is creative and offers something for everyone. I was disappointed that there was only 1 meat special that evening, and that I could not order a glass of cabernet which is offered only by the bottle (really?) and the suggested replacement was not very enjoyable. Everything we ordered was delicious, with unusual taste pairings that worked, albeit the portion sizes were all around small - my recall is 1 medium sized crab cake - (not sure about price) and only 1 short rib for the special dinner entrée (again, not sure about the price). Will return
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Choice
    Lora
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    The Red Hat is a great restaurant--the decor is welcoming, the view amazing, the food very good, and the staff and service excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Perfect Date Night
    EDREDREDRVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We sat at the bar and enjoyed the food, drinks, service, atmosphere and people watching. A wonderful night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic