Red Hat on the River

4.7
1830 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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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
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D
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great all around! Will definitely go back!

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KB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

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

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S
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

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.

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MS
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Z
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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.

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DC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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R
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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j
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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..

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a
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place. Very friendly service with great food.

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T
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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P
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

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.

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KB
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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MS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

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).

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HD
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We were seated at a beautiful table by the window. Lovely cool breeze while enjoying an amazing view of the Hudson. Food was delicious with generous portions. One of my favorite places to go!

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t
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were there for lunch. The salad was excellent as s the special omelette. The omelette was cooked as I requested it, soft. Th cappuccino was very good with a double shot but expensive at $7.50.

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d
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My sister and I met halfway for each of us - one from NJ and one from LI. Other than locating it, at
first, we were absolutely pleased with the whole experience and wish we lived closer. Our waiter, Matt,
was superb, pleasant, accommodating and patient - we sat quite awhile!
The food was excellent, especially the cold tomato gaspacho. We will try again to meet and recommend
to anyone who is taking a day trip!

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S
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have always enjoyed our meals at Red Hat. The food is great and the wait staff are very attentive. We will be returning

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l
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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SB
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

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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F
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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CT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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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K
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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R
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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L
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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a
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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J
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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BB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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LT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

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BK
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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a
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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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RP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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J
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thumbs up! Love this restaurant!

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LI
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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FS
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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L
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

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PG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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NY
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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