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Red Cat, New York, NY
Red Cat, New York, NY
Red Cat, New York, NY
Red Cat, New York, NY
Red Cat, New York, NY

Red Cat

4.4
4.4
3161 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
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. 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."

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Mediterranean
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Tue 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Wed–Fri 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 10:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:30 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 242-1122
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Jimmy Bradley
  • Private party facilities
    The Red Cat offers semi-private dining for up to 40 guests and private dining for up to 70 guests seated/ 125 standing. We offer standard event packages, but we're also happy to tailor a package to accommodate your event needs. Whatever the occasion, The Red Cat will always fit the mood. Please
  • Private party contact
    Tiffany Schonbach: (212) 242-1122
  • Neighborhood
    Chelsea
  • Cross street
    23rd & 24th Streets
  • Parking details
    Street parking after 7:00pm. Lots on 23rd between 10th & 11th avenues or 24th between 9th & 10th Avenues.
  • Public transit
    C or E Train to 23rd & 8th Avenue<br />1 or 2 on 23rd & 7th Avenue
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 3,161 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 1.4Value

NoiseModerate

3,163 Reviews
  1. CarinaD

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I will miss this gem. So sad to see it close, but delighted to be here on the last day. Lasting memories of a true NY institution.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Last service

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  3. Odie

    New York City

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, we thoroughly enjoyed dining at red cat. We are very sorry to see the restaurant go.

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  4. Matt

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant - excellent food - very sorry to see it close.

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  5. DavidF

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebratory evening at Red Cat. Experience was exciting. Everyone in group had something different to eat. Everyone thought their meal was the best. Service was very attentive. Outstanding!

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  6. Feaster

    New York City

    268 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    268 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are so sad that Red Cat is now closed. We will miss this wonderful place!!!!!!!!

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  7. Midtownfoodlover

    New York City

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sorry that they are closing! Yummy as always!

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  8. localeater

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    bartender/server was just adequate

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  9. altobarb

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, the Red Cat was awesome in every way. I'm so sorry they are closing.

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  10. starfoodie

    New York City

    161 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    161 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    RIP Red Cat. You will be sorely missed. I guess Jimmy needed a change of scene, but with everything bad going on in the world these days, why did it have to be at the expense of The Red Cat's fans?

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  11. EC2233

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    AT THIS POINT THIS RESTAURANT WILL BE CLOSED BY 12/31

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  12. ValerieY

    New York City

    58 reviews

    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this placed. Bummed it will be closing. Always amazing!

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  13. RobCNYC

    New York City

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Will miss this place so much

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  14. Beverlyb

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    So, so sorry to see this Chelsea restaurant close. Lots of great meals with good friends her over the years. Hopefully, another eating establishment will continue the tradition.

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  15. GreatBrunch

    New York City

    90 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent. So sad that they are closing on 12/23.

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  16. Amit

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We’ve been regular patrons at The Red Cat for many years. It’s been one of our favorite dining experiences in Manhattan and it didn’t disappoint this time either. We had a small hiccup with my meal (the pork chop was over cooked), but it was fixed and the service was fantastic as always. We’re sad that this will be our last meal at such a wonderful dining establishment.

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  17. KimM

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It has always been my "go-to" restaurant in NYC. Sad to see it go, but so grateful for all the celebrations and meals at the Red Cat. Best wishes to every one on staff as they move on to new adventures.

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  18. Wsnc

    New York City

    159 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    159 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have dined there since they opened. In town 2-3 times per year from NC. Had our final kiss goodbye dinner, sad to see her go. Thank you for many a nice night.

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  19. CarlosL

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Will miss this place!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Having had a great meal last year we came back. The service was awful and the food good but not great. Definitely a downturn from last year. Wonder f what happened.

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  21. Neighbors3

    New York City

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We are devastated that The Red Cat is closing next week. It has been our go-to special place for friends and celebrations for over 20 years! It will leave a void in our neighborhood- so sad to see it close-

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  22. newyorker

    New York City

    203 reviews

    5.0

    203 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a delightful meal. Sorry to see it close. Glad I got to Ho before it closes. Temporal string beans always a treat.

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  23. JohnandSteven

    New York City

    276 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    276 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the most special spots in Manhattan. Five stars.

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  24. RickB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic experience for late lunch we really enjoyed the food. Sorry to hear the restaurant is closing in Jan.

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  25. ChristalB

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious risotta and cocktails. Cozy restaurant. Friendly staff. Closing down soon, so catch it before it gone.

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  26. JulietR

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, service and atmosphere was terrific. Our waiter was attentive and knowledgeable, and the food was delicious! Definitely a neighborhood gem in Chelsea.

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  27. PhilippeB

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2018

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Disappointed meat dish...poorly cooked and served...not good, sorry. Service was nice and wine selection good...

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  28. Steveabouttown

    New York City

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant, I hate to see it close on December 23rd.

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  29. RobertN

    New York City

    105 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As everybody else says, please don’t close!

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  30. LauraS

    New York City

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is such a delightful restaurant, all around. The food is creative and delicious. The staff warm and helpful. We are going to miss it a lot when it closes later this month. Huge loss.

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  31. NewtownFoodie

    New York City

    67 reviews

    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, a nearly perfect meal in all respects. I can’t believe Red Cat is closing. What a tragedy!

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  32. Annie

    New York City

    139 reviews

    5.0

    139 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The experience was great, as usual, but this time, a touch of bittersweet because we knew it was probably the last time we would eat there. The food and service were terrific; however it was pretty noisy but we managed to have a conversation by shouting over the shouters. We will try to get there one more time before they close for good in a couple of weeks.

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  33. emptynestcapades

    Greater Boston

    70 reviews

    4.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Oh how lucky we have been to have The Red Cat in our neighborhood . It feels like your quintessential neighborhood go to spot yet at the same time serves up some of the consistently best food in the city. I love that there is something on the menu to make everyone happy.

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  34. DavidN

    Kent

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    A very busy quality restaurant. We wanted a New York restaurant for New Yorkers, that served great food and was great fun. The Red Cat delivered on all fronts. Thank you

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  35. Anju

    New York City

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    On my lunch reservation I marked "Special Occasion" and asked for a table in the rear. No accomodation. The table was near the front door and chilly. The food was mediocre. The coffee was really bad.

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  36. Gail

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Red Cat!! We have been dining here for years. We have dined here twice this month knowing that it will be closing on 12/23. A terrible loss. GailC

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  37. Woolaxmom

    Richmond

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    So sad this is closing. Happy with our meal. Service was friendly and knowledgeable but she had lots of tables to there was some lag in the time she had for us. Great location. Hope something new will go there

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  38. MarcyM

    New York City

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I brought some Canadian family and friends to Red Cat for a Saturday lunch. The reservation was easy to make and more importantly, it was easy to change. When I called 45 min before our scheduled arrival to ask if we could arrive with our part of five 30 minutes earlier. "No problem" come on in. The food was great, the atmosphere fun and the service very attentive.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as always. Cannot believe it's closing in a couple weeks. A big loss for the neighborhood and the lovely people who work there.

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  40. gregorym

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful meal and experience. Alex the bartender is efficient and an absolute pleasure

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FAQs

Red Cat offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 242-1122.

Red Cat is rated 4.4 stars by 3161 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Red Cat

227 Tenth Avenue, New York, NY 10011

Additional information

  • Cross street
    23rd & 24th Streets
  • Neighborhood
    Chelsea
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Tue 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Wed–Fri 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 10:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:30 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Street parking after 7:00pm. Lots on 23rd between 10th & 11th avenues or 24th between 9th & 10th Avenues.
  • Public transit
    C or E Train to 23rd & 8th Avenue1 or 2 on 23rd & 7th Avenue
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Jimmy Bradley
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    (212) 242-1122
  • Private party facilities
    The Red Cat offers semi-private dining for up to 40 guests and private dining for up to 70 guests seated/ 125 standing. We offer standard event packages, but we're also happy to tailor a package to accommodate your event needs. Whatever the occasion, The Red Cat will always fit the mood. Please
  • Private party contact
    Tiffany Schonbach: (212) 242-1122
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