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Red Hat on the River

1772 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary French / American
Top Tags:
  • Waterfront
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • 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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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: 11:30am-3pm, Sunday DINNER: 4:30pm - 8pm
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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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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
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1772 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7  based on recent ratings
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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James (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

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

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

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

ArianneD (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Very accommodating as we brought out 3 year old and he had penned which was not on the menu. They brought it right away and kept him very happy. Beautiful view, great service!

MilaT (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Went to the Red Hat with my husband for a late lunch on a Tuesday. We selected the two-course lunch special which was a great value. The food was excellent, the dining room ambiance was warm, service was very good and the scenic view of the river completed our terrific dining experience.

BFS1 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Love this place. The food is amazing and the service is good. They even bring little finger food plates around while you're waiting. Recommend for a date or family gathering.

PeterS (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Fabulous Niçoise salad, great service and appropriate pricing.

RKKY136 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

It was my wife's birthday and we visited at 5 pm. The restaurant provided a small but nice birthday plate for her. Crabcake was delicious , and the hospitality of the staff was also excellent.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Had a lovely dinner at the Red Hat. The service was top notch and friendly. I had been here for lunch but never dinner. Interesting menu (sandwiches to salads to delicious steaks) and something for everyone. I'll certainly come back.

vipEveP (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Love this place. Red Hat on the River has great food, wonderful service, and nice ambience with great views of the Hudson River. From their property, you can see the skyline of NYC and the Tappan Zee Bridge.

vipHoward (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

We live on Long Island. We try to get to Red Hat as often as we can. Almost any excuse will do ,restaurant week, winter special,summer specials outside along the Hudson. They never have disappointed us.

vipSiawan (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Very bad food.... cold soup - cold enteree. Worst food.

almsostneverdineathome (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 29, 2017

loved the arugula butternut squash salad ......great for lunch with old friends or new friends.....or anyone you're trying to get to know and have a nice experience with.

Swamp (Savannah)
5.0  Dined on November 24, 2017

Great menu, food and view (location). Dined here several times and never disappointed

JB14 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

We had a lovely and festive anniversary dinner. Two couples: same wedding anniversary date!
I was disappointed that we could not get a table on the ground level, even though I had made the request well in advance, and there were several empty tables when we arrived.

Jessica1347 (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on October 20, 2017

it was ok! I feel that the food was a little overpriced (a cuban sandwich is $21 as well for a simlpe burger) I went with my mom and daughter and we sat by a corner wich I felt because we had a child.. would I go again?? maybe in the summer! We do have money left over in out gift card so you know you cant let that go to waste..

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 17, 2017

Great food, great service, and great views!
Triple crown, Baby!!!

vipSandy (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 28, 2017

The salmon dish was very nicely prepared--sauces are really special. Nice touch of tiny cookie/chocolate at the end of meal. Cocktails are always good. Lots of special food requests-- Not one mistake. Totally pleasant experience.

icaneat (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on September 21, 2017

Still beautifully situated, still has a caring and responsive staff, but the food has really become mediocre and confused; wine by the glass had been opened way too long...would have sent mine back but had already sent back another, so just let it go. Disappointing.

vipVEGGIEFAN (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on September 15, 2017

There's no place better than the patio of the Red Hat on a beautiful fall evening. The service was appropriately paced and we enjoyed the sunset along with the food. The seasonal specials, especially the sweet corn soup, were excellent.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 14, 2017

food was as always very good--the shrimp roll was great!