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About Red Hat on the River

"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.”

One Bridge Street
Irvington, NY 10533
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary French / American

Hours of Operation:
LUNCH: Monday - Friday: 12pm - 3pm; DINNER: Monday - Thursday: 5pm-8:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:45pm - 10:30pm, Sunday BRUNCH: 11:30am-3pm, Sunday DINNER: 4:30pm - 8:30pm

Cross Street:
The Hudson River

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(914) 591-5888 ext. 0

Website:
http://www.redhatontheriver.com/

Parking Details:
Two private parking lots are within walking distance of the restaurant.

Public Transit:
The Metro North (Hudson River Line) Irvington Station is within 100 yards of Red Hat...35 minutes to Grand Central.

Private Party Facilities:
Please inquire for details.

Private Party Contact:
Michelle Lamb VanNess: (914) 591-5888

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact Michelle Lamb VanNess with your special event requests. 914.591.5888 or events@redhatontheriver.com

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Red Hat on the River Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
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Waterfront (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Authentic (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Organic (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Business Meals (2)
Healthy (2)
Romantic (2)
Seasonal (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Local Ingredients (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Cozy (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·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..

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

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

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2017

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

Tags: Authentic, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Outside seating, beautiful view of Hudson River. Food was not great- cod was dry, strip steak overcooked.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Relaxing and delicious

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Such a lovely place with great food and fabulous view of the Hudson. Perfect for special occasions.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 28, 2017

We were there for a midweek lunch. Everyone in our group enjoyed their meals - I had a quinoa burger and it was excellent - I would certainly order it again. We also had a nice bottle of wine and found the service to be strong and pleasant. If you want to be seated outside, you should probably speak with someone to make that known before arriving. On nice days, it looks to be a hard table to get... Definitely plan to get back soon -

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Waterfront, People Watching, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Food was ok, but unremarkable. Oh, but the view!!! Vavavoom!

Tags: Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 16, 2017

My experience was great even though Mother Nature did not cooperate with the rainy weather. I see myself going back and taking friends.

Tags: Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 16, 2017

The service at Red Hat was amazing. Our drinks were done perfectly... an old fashioned and another whiskey special that I cannot remember the name of... but SO good. I have Celiac Disease and cannot eat gluten. I am often left with very few choices but the waiter spoke with the chef, who must have understood celiac, and came back with many options for me. He even made some homemade tortillas for my appetizer! I had a huge plate of the most tender mussels with French fries (which were not cross contaminated in a fryer with other food) and my husband had the short ribs which he said were the best he's had (and he gets them everywhere)! The setting is beautiful, right on the Hudson and though it was raining outside, our view was gorgeous. I can't wait to go back.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 13, 2017

As always, great service and delicious food.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Very good dinner, but not 4 star. The service was great. It was too windy to eat outside but we had a nice view of the Hudson . I'd go again, but thought the food was just average.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 31, 2017

just so so all around. Great views but..otherwise just fair.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Delicious food, and great atmosphere with a beautiful river view. Our server was attentive and timed everything perfectly. We had a wonderful evening. Will come back again soon.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Usually go to this restaurant for special occasions. Although I love the food and the ambience
The prices are very expensive. The service could be better also. Our waitress started out good taking our order but then never really came back. We had to flag down other wait staff to get dessert and our check. That's not the only time this has happened with this particular waitress.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 11, 2017

The views- inside and outside-coupled with the creative menu can't be beat!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Fantastic evening with Mom re-visiting her New York City roots. View was unbelievable, waiter was excellent/offered a second free dessert/food was delicious. Loved the entire atmosphere, and the free parking. Will definitely return.

Tags: Authentic, Waterfront, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Extremely inattentive and forgetful waitstaff. They forgot 3 separate orders from our two-person table, didn't refill water very often, and hardly checked in. They just kept walking back and forth past our table without stopping.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Sadly, our dining experience was not nearly as good as in the past... overall our meal was big disappointment. Red Hat was always EXCEPTIONAL and this time around... it just was NOT good, and definitely not up to par. Our food was not great (we ordered apps and entrees), the quality was average, at best. The service was scattered and slow, at times. It also appears as though they are cutting corners... little details have been eliminated and it's just not as special anymore. We love this restaurant and hope that they turn it around!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 9, 2017

you haven't been --try it out --Brunch was good stay away from the homo and eggs they were cold --the rest was acceptable --great scenes --nice staff --get ready to return your dish and perhaps they can do it really right --GOOD LUCK
RDF

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Food was great
My party of three got: onion soup, tuna tartare and a simple salad as appetizers
Mussels, ricotta raviolis, and a chicken sandwich as main course and everything was cooked perfectly
The service was very good too, very attentive
Wine list not very extensive, but with some good choices and reasonable prices.
We will certainly go back when the weather will allow to enjoy the outdoor seating

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Scenic View
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 3, 2017

Great dinner and nice services st red hat including a birthday cake with candles for dessert.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Great food, fantastic service and awesome Hudson river views. Everything we ordered was done perfectly.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Wonderful as always: sumptuous food, excellent wines, great ambience, spectacular views, attentive service.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 29, 2017

Lovely place, we celebrated a birthday. The staff was accommodating in every way. Tables are graciously sized and spaced. Adult atmosphere. We were there early so don't know how noisy it might be later on. Delicious food, perfectly prepared and served. We intend to give it a try for a brunch very soon.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 29, 2017

Had a lovely lunch with a long time girlfriend.Very relaxing and there was enough diversity on the menu to please both of us. View lovely from the upstairs room, which is a little quieter than the downstairs one, which is a good thing. Will definitely return.

Tags: Scenic View, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 28, 2017

Service and food was excellent, as usual!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 28, 2017

The server was very friendly and efficient. Loved the food but thought that the portions were somewhat small for the price. The view was spectacular.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Healthy, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 26, 2017

I met my cousin there on Sunday afternoon. We had not seen each other in a long time and were so glad they did not rush us out of the restaurant! As a matter of fact, they never bothered us after they left the check! Food was fantastic, views were amazing! I drove over an hour to get there and every minute was worth it! Already planning our next visit!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 24, 2017

What happens to a better than average neighborhood gem after a couple of years of very good reviews from The NY Times and local magazines? The prices get higher, the kitchen gets busier, and the food suffers. Thus, my one-time local favorite, which has long been on my top 10 list, has been scratched from the list. The setting and service are still top notch, but the food no longer lives up to the once deserved reviews.

Tags: Casual, Waterfront, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 23, 2017

We began our get away weekend at the Red Hat. A quaint setting overlooking the Hudson River. I had the Swordfish which was perfect. My wife had a chutney garnished chicken dish that she is still raving about. But she says it was second to her espresso martini. A bit pricey but worth every penny. Highly recommend!

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 22, 2017

The menu seems pretentious to me. It is a beautifully located restaurant and service is good. I don't care much for the food choices.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 17, 2017

I came here with my husband and some friends because we wanted to check out the Hudson Valley Restaurant Week. Unfortunately we were unable to try it because they only have it from Sun-Thu and we came on a Friday. The woman who called to confirm my reservation was rude but the staff at the restaurant was nice and friendly. The view is amazing- very peaceful, I think! The food was alright. I wasn't a big fan of the entrees but I loved the apps! I highly recommend the Tuna Tartar and the Crab Cakes.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Red Hat is always great.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 17, 2017

The staff was very attentive from the moment you enter the restaurant until you leave. The food was great. The view is perfect

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Fun, Worth the Drive, Outstanding Value, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 16, 2017

You can't go wrong here--it's right on the Hudson and the food is always good

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Disabled Access, Scenic View, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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