Red Hat on the River

4.7
1810 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary French / American
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
"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-8:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:45pm - 10pm, Sunday BRUNCH: returns in the fall, Sunday DINNER: 4:00pm - 8pm

OUTDOOR DINING - first come first served when weather permits
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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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Special events & promotions
Please contact Michelle Lamb VanNess with your special event requests. 914.591.5888 or events@redhatontheriver.com. You may also fill out an event inquiry form found on our website - redhatontheriver.com
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1810 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.8
ambience
4.2
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Happy to have finally tried it! All and more
The view and ambiance was amazing. Service was wonderful.

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3.0Dined on July 30, 2018

Great view if you can snag a table outside. Inside is noisy downstairs; worse upstairs. Food is good, but I wouldn't recommend Red Hat for the food. I would recommend it for the view, saying that the food is good and the combination of view and food make for a lovely lunch or summer dinner.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

a wonderful restaurant, excellent service, lovely view, very pretty ambience, rooftop lounge and delicious food

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4.0Dined on July 6, 2018

The food was very good and just a step below excellent. Likewise, the service was attentive but a bit green. We were fortunate to get the first cool evening and a table at the waterside.

I will have to try other entrees but will return before show in Tarrytown.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Perfect summer evening outside table overlooking the Hudson! What more could you ask for?

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Great across the board! Service food and ambience all perfect.

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4.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Been here a couple of times, for birthday lunches. Adult atmosphere, no pounding, noisy 'music', attentive but not intrusive service. Portions are a little on the light side but the food is delicious.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Always a treat to dine at Red Hat. I live in New York City and always enjoy Red Hat and Irvington

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Everything was perfect the day was great the food was fabulous our waitress was great. Looking forward to coming back

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

I am a huge fan of this restaurant and go there with friends and business associates alike, as well as special occasions. The view is unbeatable, the ambience terrific, and the staff uniformly excellent.

The food is always good, there are some favorites on the menu as well that are fun to revisit, the rooftop bar is fabulous....and the owners are always there to make sure everything runs smoothly and stop for friendly conversation. Its a perfect 10.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

We had a lovely lunch outside overlooking the Hudson.
Food was delicious, proportions generous and setting perfect.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Have not been out locally for eons, had a lovely lunch at Red Hat, perfect view, Lunch was excellent, the service perfection. Thank you Red Hat, you never disappoint!

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Beautiful setting on the Hudson River! I will definitely return for evening drinks and dinner in the summer. Lunch was great—fresh light salads at a very reasonable price.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

This is a great place all year round but especially when the weather permits outdoor dining, The Prince Edward Island mussels are always available and everything on the menu is good.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Thumbs up! Love this restaurant!

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

All 'round good restaurant lunch and dinner. Beautiful spot on the Hudson. Friendly, professional servers. Interesting, but not outre, menu.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Very friendly and accommodating staff. Led right to table. Food was wonderful. Brought dessert with candle for birthday celebration.
Couldn’t ask for a better celebratory lunch. Recommend highly.

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

I have been here many times over the years and I have never been disappointed in the menu or the service.

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

04/23/18 everything was excellent. Food was top quality and perfectly prepared and presented.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

I’ve been to Red Hat many time but this visit I brought along 3 friends who had never diner there. Service was attentive and the food was great. It was a wonderful dining experience.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

The food at Red Hat never disappoints! The mussels were fabulous and the service excellent!

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

This was our first visit, and it is definitely a comebacker. The musseks, the pork chop, both excellent.
The menu was creative, the Key Lime pie outstanding.
And the view! Hudson River through and through.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great location and interior decor. Food and service were both excellent!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Reservations were made and on the button we were escorted to a comfortable table with a view for all 3 of us. We were not rushed, yet there was an appropriate amount of attention given to us. Our food order arrived within a very acceptable time frame despite the crowd.
This was a girl's lunch, got to bring the husbands next time. Loved it !

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Great food. Great service. Ended up sitting at bar and had dinner there. Couldn't have gone better.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

We had a wonderful evening celebrating our wedding anniversary at Red Hat. Often hard to get a reservation, the rezzie gods shined down upon us and granted a lovely evening of delicious food, friendly service, and a fun atmosphere. The hostess made us feel welcome and the staff all knew it was a special occasion. Everyone was on the same page. The little extra bites, dessert wine, and anniversary note made it a perfect evening.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Didn't see a wine list if there was one. Thought the glasses of wine were rather skimpy for the price. Menu options were somewhat limited although I did enjoy what I ordered. Dessert was overpriced so we went elsewhere.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Red hat serves delicious fine dining dishes in a beautiful setting along the Hudson River!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

I've heard a lot of great things about this restaurant and finally checked it out for lunch during restaurant week. During restaurant week all 3 course lunches at participating restaurants are $23.00, not including tax and tip. The food was AMAZING and there was so much left over I had to take it home! Also, I had such a gorgeous view of the Hudson River and my friend seated across from me had her back to the river but was still able to enjoy the view with the mirrors behind me! Brilliant idea!

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Met an old friend there for Hudson Valley Restaurant week. We both really enjoyed our meals. HVRW is such a great deal. Will be going back with other friends when spring officially arrives! Cn't wait!

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Fabulous restaurant! Fabulous food! Fabulous service!

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

We went for restaurant week… Red Hat ispopular and often difficult to get in with friends on Saturday night. The food was sublime, the service excellent and friendly, and the value of the meal was extraordinary! We will be back

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Food was great. It was restaurant week and the restaurant served the same food and portions as usual unlike many of the restaurants that participate..

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

As always, beautiful view of the river and great atmosphere- CRAB CAKES :)

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Always great food. Always so accommodating and friendly. Service is awesome, ambiance is hard to beat! Summer's outside and roof-top deck is fantastic! One of my favorites.

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3.0Dined on February 27, 2018

We go back with Red Hat to long ago when they were in "downtown" irvington but have not often been to new locale. Noise level can be bad but seated next to window overlooking river (perhaps because our anniversary?) helped. Lunch was disappointing. The special winter salad of brussell sprouts, mushrooms and etc. was great but the rillettes were almost tasteless. The swordfish in the tacos had off taste, we ate only half, and worried rest of day about possible illness. So not a great batting average and wonder if we'll we back...

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3.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Heard a lot a good reviews in the French Community, being a good value restaurant with amazing setting. We came for dinner... so we didn't enjoy the view on the river.
I was very disappointed by the quality of the food. The menu is a brasserie inspiration but the results don't meet expectations.

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4.0Dined on February 20, 2018

We go for lunch in order to get the daytime view of the Hudson. The food and service are as good as the view. Soups are terrific. This time the soup of the day was carrot/ginger. Perfectly spiced and creamy. The BEST fries!!!

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Service and food was terrific, really makes for a wonderful evening when you want to enjoy dinner with that special person in your life

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

One of our favorite restaurants, especially when weather permits outside dining

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