Red Hat on the River

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1856 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary French / American

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"The food, the atmosphere, the decor could not have been more engaging. This restaurant is a honey" -M.H. Reed, NY Times - "Red Hat has the energy of a big-city brasserie, the sparkle of an enduring seaside spot and the feel of a party that no guest wants to leave" -Steve Reddicliffe, NY Times
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. As MH Reed observed in her NY Times review “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.”
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary French / American
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Hours of operation
LUNCH: Monday - Friday: 12pm - 3pm; DINNER: Monday - Thursday: 5pm-CLOSE, Friday - Saturday: 4:45pm - CLOSE, Sunday BRUNCH: 11:30-3pm, Sunday DINNER: 4:30pm - CLOSE

OUTDOOR DINING - first come first served when weather permits in our late spring/summer season
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Phone number
(914) 591-5888 ext. 0
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party facilities
Please inquire for details.
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Private party contact
Michelle Lamb VanNess: (914) 591-5888
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
The Hudson River
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Parking details
Two private parking lots are within walking distance of the restaurant.
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Public transit
The Metro North (Hudson River Line) Irvington Station is within 100 yards of Red Hat...35 minutes to Grand Central.
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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B
New York Area
16 reviews
Reviewed on December 26, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Contemporary French restaurant overlooking the Hudson River. French specialties and American classics. Highly recommended for special occasions or a nice Saturday night or Sunday brunch!

S
New York Area
45 reviews
Reviewed on December 19, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Great spot - good food. Love the view, especially from the roof!

M
New York Area
4 reviews
Reviewed on November 19, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Excellent bridal shower venue. Wonderful food and service.

A
New York Area
6 reviews
Reviewed on November 18, 2019
Overall4foodserviceambience

Mussells and Fries are my fav. And the view is amazing.

SG
New York Area
111 reviews
Reviewed on November 14, 2019
Overall2foodserviceambience

I came here for lunch a few weeks ago with my family to celebrate my mom's birthday. I live in the city and took the train in. We were sat on time but unfortunately, we didn't get our food until 1 hour after sitting. I had to have mine packed up to go due to getting back to my job. It's a shame the service is so slow. Food is good though.

LM
New York Area
1 review
Reviewed on November 11, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Delicious food, excellent service and amazing view

JD
San Francisco
1 review
Reviewed on November 7, 2019
Overall4foodserviceambience

Nice restaurant. Great location. Would welcome an expansion of the menu.

VM
New York Area
4 reviews
Reviewed on November 6, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

We celebrated our anniversary.
The food was great and the service exceptional

ID
New York Area
3 reviews
Reviewed on October 26, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Great good, hood wines. Views of Manhattan.
Outside sitting options.

KT
New York Area
7 reviews
Reviewed on October 22, 2019
Overall4foodserviceambience

Food was good but very busy and felt a bit rushed.

RF
New York Area
12 reviews
Reviewed on October 14, 2019
Overall3foodserviceambience

The appetizers were delicious but the main courses were disappointing.

MP
New York Area
6 reviews
Reviewed on October 14, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Food, service and overall ambiance was terrific. Will go back again soon.

d
New York Area
15 reviews
Reviewed on September 30, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Great view - great food. Good service and a really nice location with a lot of menu options. Easy parking.

D
New York Area
10 reviews
Reviewed on September 17, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Love Red Hat. Love the food, love the view. All good. We go to Red Hat over and over again.

C
New York Area
43 reviews
Reviewed on September 16, 2019
Overall3foodserviceambience

Food was OK...not as great as I expected. Service on this particular night was not good.

DL
New York Area
1 review
Reviewed on August 12, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Great place. Great views, Great food. If you come early enough you can get a spot outside.

M
New York Area
7 reviews
Reviewed on August 10, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Just beautiful sunset on Hudson River!
Wonderful food with nice jazz.

s
New York Area
1 review
Reviewed on August 5, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Highly recommend!!! Everything about Red Hat on the River was amazing.

F
New York Area
4 reviews
Reviewed on July 15, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

It's always good. Great service. Love the food. Love the views!!

AS
New York Area
3 reviews
Reviewed on July 9, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Went there for my birthday and it didn't disappoint

OT
New York Area
15 reviews
Reviewed on July 9, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

great space inside and out-service and food impeccable

RL
New Orleans
2 reviews
Reviewed on July 2, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

best omelette I have ever had!! I dream of this omelette. I will be back soon!

SZ
New York Area
2 reviews
Reviewed on June 19, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Went here for our Anniversary. Great service! Excellent view! Totally loved the food. This is the second time we ate at Red Hat on the River. We will definitely be back again.

EM
New York Area
4 reviews
Reviewed on June 12, 2019
Overall4foodserviceambience

Love coming here with friends for dinner and enjoy the ambiance and good food

D
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food in a beautiful surrounding! Attentive wait staff!

D
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We have enjoyed Red Hat for many years. Unfortunately, our recent dinner was disappointing. As usual, the restaurant is lovely and the staff both warm and competent. However the food was well below its usual standard. I should have returned my main course, but didn't. However when the server asked about the meal and learned it was subpar, she removed the charge for my main. That was welcome. Nevertheless, since a large part of the appeal of Red Hat is the food it will be some time before we return.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all around! Will definitely go back!

KB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The staff was wonderful! All in all it was a nice evening.

S
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We went to Red Hat on the River for my husband's birthday and were disappointed in the food. The view of the Hudson River was amazing but the quality of food was not. We asked our steak to be cooked medium but came to us well done and tough. The cod fish was dry and the chicken was very bland. Our server wasn't attentive because she was taking care of too many diners at the restaurant. I heard such good things about this restaurant but unfortunately, we were not impressed.

MS
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Nice ambiance. Service was good. Not too overbearing yet attentive.

Z
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We ordered the Duck and Tuna both were done nicely. We appreciated the ambiance. We will probably go back when the weather is warmer. Advanced reservations are must when the weather is nice.

DC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely time (as usual). Choose to dine at the bar even though we had reservations because the vibe just felt right. The bartender took very good care of our beverage and dining needs. Never felt rushed or unattended and enjoyed every bite of our meal. Mussels and the poke entree.

R
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I had a wonderful Christmas Eve dinner. The decorations were so festive and the food was absolutely delicious. Can not wait to return! The steak and frites is my favorite on the menu.

j
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for date night, Malena(?), the staff & our waitress were exceptional!! Had a special request & they went out of way to accommodate my request!! Food is excellent & atmosphere is as well!! A definite do over..

a
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had another phenomenal meal for restaurant week! Ordered an appetizer with pate which was exceptional. My girlfriend got mussels for her Entrée, which were absolutely delicious. I ordered a hanger steak with french fries. It was like butter. Had a wonderfully fresh bloody Mary. The key lime pie for dessert was to die for! I’m still dreaming about it. Service was great, loved everything about it.
Bravo! Always on point.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place. Very friendly service with great food.

T
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Red Hat gets everything right. It is as close to perfect as a restaurant can be. Prices are reasonable for such a high-end place but it is very popular so you have to book fairly far in advance especially for dinner. We've eaten both dinner and lunch there and I'd say you should book a month in advance for dinner and two to three weeks in advance for lunch. It's totally worth it! They leave nothing to be desired.

P
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We had a great experience. It’s a fun and unique spot. The waterfront views are breathtaking. The staff is lovely. The tuna tartare was good; mussels were delicious. We wouldn’t recommend the smoked salmon blt sandwich. The omelets at the next table looked terrific.

KB
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant ‘ love the food, the ambience, the service! All top notch-
Definitely will go back

MS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food and drinks were excellent, service was overall great. Only concern is that two of us arrived a few minutes before the other half of our party. Instead of offering to wait at the bar, the host brought us straight to our table and the waitress hovered around a few times offering drinks. We were definitely feeling like we were going to be rushed, which is not cool especially when you are spending this money. We passively set that straight from the get go and the rest of the evening was perfect. Note to management to address this one point (most people aren’t stupid).