Red Hat on the River
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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.”
OUTDOOR DINING - first come first served when weather permits in our late spring/summer season
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.
Great all around! Will definitely go back!
The staff was wonderful! All in all it was a nice evening.
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.
Food was great! Nice ambiance. Service was good. Not too overbearing yet attentive.
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.
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.
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.
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..
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.
Great place. Very friendly service with great food.
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.
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.
Great restaurant ‘ love the food, the ambience, the service! All top notch-
Definitely will go back
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).
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!
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.
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!
We have always enjoyed our meals at Red Hat. The food is great and the wait staff are very attentive. We will be returning
Happy to have finally tried it! All and more
The view and ambiance was amazing. Service was wonderful.
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.
a wonderful restaurant, excellent service, lovely view, very pretty ambience, rooftop lounge and delicious food
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.
Perfect summer evening outside table overlooking the Hudson! What more could you ask for?
Great across the board! Service food and ambience all perfect.
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.
Always a treat to dine at Red Hat. I live in New York City and always enjoy Red Hat and Irvington
Everything was perfect the day was great the food was fabulous our waitress was great. Looking forward to coming back
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.
We had a lovely lunch outside overlooking the Hudson.
Food was delicious, proportions generous and setting perfect.
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!
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.
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.
Thumbs up! Love this restaurant!
All 'round good restaurant lunch and dinner. Beautiful spot on the Hudson. Friendly, professional servers. Interesting, but not outre, menu.
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.
I have been here many times over the years and I have never been disappointed in the menu or the service.
04/23/18 everything was excellent. Food was top quality and perfectly prepared and presented.
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.
The food at Red Hat never disappoints! The mussels were fabulous and the service excellent!