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: 9145915888x0
  • 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
236 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (198)scenic view (196)special occasion (120)romantic (111)fit for foodies (108)great for lunch (98)neighborhood gem (91)great for brunch (57)hot spot (56)vibrant bar scene (49)good for groups (44)notable wine list (22)late-night find (12)kid-friendly (6)Show More
  • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gem on the river
    Kathleen55
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The location is perfect lo-HUD charm, right on the Hudson River. The service was excellent. The menu is focused and they do a superb job with their meals. In particular, this time I loved the squash soup and the ravioli. I highly recommend The Red Hat for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fantastic view/food/staff
    4taz
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Excellent food, great drinks, fantastic view with a charming staff especially our server Stefani !!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outdoors in Oct
    SuenanVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Beautiful day to sit outside. The food was very good with excellent choices. Just a perfect lunch!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Slipped a little on the food...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    I've been coming to the Red Hat for many years, well before the location changed from Main Street to the waterfront. It's always been terrific on every level but this time, I'm sorry to say, the food was just a bit off. There were four of us; two had the salmon dish which they said was excellent however, I and one other person had the salmon burger which came out quite dry and not at all tasty. The french fries were also sub-par. In informed our server and I hope this is something that the chef can correct, going forward.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Food was mediocre. Great place when the weather is nice so sitting outside is worth the "ok" quality of food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Inconsistent
    JoanAdriaVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    I really like this restaurant, but there is often an unpleasant inconsistency in the meals. My lunch companion and I ordered the strip steaks that were supposed to be cooked medium rare, but they were medium, and not as tender as we would have liked. The sweet potato pecan salad was not tasty/lively. The haricots verts were perfect.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food just OK - Too expensive/loud
    SarahVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Every time I go here, I'm underwhelmed. Food is just OK and it's always incredibly loud. Last night they had a musician playing and a woman singing which would have been lovely if it had been HALF as loud. You could barely have a conversation and we were upstairs and far away! It's an expensive restaurant and food was just OK. Nothing special. Just don't think it's worth the money. Better off just having a drink and eating at one of the other very nice options in town.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Restaurant & Superb Views
    jen2chris
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Ideal Location with scenic views. Great fall menu and service was outstanding. We enjoyed the french onion soup, tuna tartare fall special appetizer, mussels, scallops and steak absolute perfection. Chocolate dessert great finale. Can't wait to come again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Andres
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    the Barbera on the by the glass menu for brunch was disappointing
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Thumbs Up!
    gypo53
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Second visit this past Sunday for brunch and just like my previous trip, it was great. Food was delicious and the service was excellent. great atmosphere and after brunch we were able to walk along the Hudson right outside the restaurant. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • just lovely
    amyss
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    a great spot with terrific food. my first brunch here. the menu isn't extensive but the food was delish. the restaurant is beautiful and the staff is extremely helpful and accommodating. a lovely birthday brunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First Rate, as always!
    SPC4art
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Red Hat NEVER, and I do mean NEVER, disappoints! Ambiance,service,food, and view, all spectacular. Did I leave anything out? Oh,yes- the drinks! They, too, are just " different". As in perfectly made everytime. If you order wine and aren't a Sommelier, ask for Ben. He'll teach you a thing or two, and make youfeel glad you asked. Stop reading, put your ipad down and G-O! Now!!! (Make reservations,though. Theyalways have a crowd)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Amazing service! Friendly and helpful staff! Delicious food!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cozy Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Love the cozy atmosphere and the steak frites! Nice wines by the glass. Friendly service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FoodyC
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    My favorite restaurant, even though I live in Manhattan and get to eat at the top rated restaurants there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Fabulous Choice
    PGSK
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This is a wonderful unique and very very special place! Love it! Only my second time here and I will come back often...everything about Red Hat is outstanding! Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner with sunset.
    SE1111
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Very nice ambiance, we had a table at the window. We saw a nice sunset and enjoyed great food and drinks with our friends. I have eaten at the Red Hat a couple of times and always enjoyed it. View of the NYC skyline, right at the Hudson River.Nice background music. Will come again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect location
    Hungrygirl
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Right on the river, so it's perfect for outdoor dining. Interesting menu choices. I had the bacon, egg and toast salad. Sounds weird, but delicious. Red Hat Cosmo great with my lunch. Dessert was OMG good too. Ice cream enrobed in chocolate with puff pastry and candied nuts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Red Hat
    Teacher
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Though it is a little out of the way the trip to Red Hat is worth it. The views of the Hudson are spectacular, esp. on a beautiful day. We were a group of friends who had not seen one another in a while. We appreciated that the server did not hurry us. Our skirt steak salad was quite good with just the right amount of seasoning, kick & cilantro. A lovely experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Sunday evening meal!
    Sylvia25
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We met friends for a light dinner last Sunday night. They came from Scarsdale and we from Fishkill, NY. What a great meeting place to enjoy a lovely meal in a perfect setting. Since my husband and I got there a bit earlier, we sat at the bar and had drinks. I had a delicious dirty martini prepared exactly to my liking and my husband enjoyed his Grey Goose vodka on the rocks. We sat there leisurely, occasionally looking out over the beautiful river view and anticipated our friend's arrival. When we were all seated for dinner, all of us commented on the beauty of place, the wonderful menu, and the gratitude we all had for being there...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great sandwiches
    JeriVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The Meditterano Ahi Tuna sandwich was one of the best sandwiches I've ever had. As a matter fact I had to come back the next day and have it again as did my mom! Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best in Westchester
    adgal1VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Always our 1st choice.. everything is excellent! Love the food, service, view, and especially the Pear martinis!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Sunsets
    MunchVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I went to the Red Hat for lunch to celebrate the first day of retirement. My friends and I had a wonderful table outside. The view couldn't be better, and the staff was so accommodating. I had the chicken over salad with chopped apples in it. It was cooked perfectly and the salad and dressing were great. On a clear night you can enjoy the food while viewing the best sunsets over the water.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Fantastic
    MichaelRVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    First time review but been here many times - always amazed and wowed. The food always as expected. Service is amazing - always there anticipating your every need. The views are incredible but the food is extraordinary. Service couldn't be better - truly a professional staff. I've yet to found any flaw here - they are that good! Food and service is top class.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • jeh61
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Rooftop bar had great view/ambiance. Our server Kim was very friendly and helpful. Mussels were shared by 4 as an appetizer & were very flavorful. Scallops, swordfish and steak entrees were all cooked perfectly and delicious. Nice wine list. Cant wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Priceless!!!
    JustTheFacts
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Just went for the first time, and it blew away all of my expectations! What a gem! Can't wait to try the brunch. It has: location, views, food, service, ambiance, and romance. Can't stop thinking about it. And by the way, for all you get the price was very reasonable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Andria87
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We were in town just for the night and found that Red Hat had great reviews. We were blown away by the quality of service, beautiful views of the Hudson River, incredible views and superb cocktail menu. I think the best thing we had was the appetizer (Spicy Yellow fin Tuna Tartare). It was delicious and perfectly seasoned. If we are ever in New York again, we will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Good overall experience
    Food4Thought
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Great location and parking. Beautiful outdoor views on Patio and Rooftop. Very busy restaurant that does very well. Very attentive service, food is good but not great...but hey i expect a lot seeing such high scores on open table. But hey, If it ain't broke....
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great view, food and service
    LindaJCu
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The restaurant on the river is beautiful, the service is impeccable, there's a roof top lounge, outdoor dining, food is delish - what more could one want!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • red hat review from a recente diner
    jjbdinesout
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    red hat was a unique EXPERIENCE. the night was a perfect one, especially the food, our pork chops were outstanding- perfectly cooked and had great side dishes to complement them. dessert was tops.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outdoors at Night is the only way
    AskReynet
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Wait til nightfall. Get an outdoor table. Surprise your sweetheart. Take a walk along the water afterwards. They will be putty in your hands. Mu ha ha ha.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful in Every Way
    LeftyVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Outdoor setting is absolutely magnificent. Food was terrific. Excellent service with attention to detail. Fabulous dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice location!
    SBay
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    If the weather is nice, sitting outside with a view of the Hudson is quite an experience! Food was delicious, and there was a nice atmosphere. Service was good. Recommend trying it out!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't wait to go back!
    Olivejuice1
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Great food, Great service, relaxing atmosphere; what more could you hope for in a resturant?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • celebrated anniversary
    dapchacka
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I was really happy with the location, food, service and ambiance. We even had the owner give us an umbrella so that we would not get wet getting to our car.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful but over priced
    Lovegoodfood
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Beautiful view and interior, the food is good but over priced for what you get. The drinks are good but also over priced.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.