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About Red Cat

This Old Chelsea food hall opened in 1999 and is a New York original. The Red Cat's combination of come-as-you-are sensibilities and straightforward, satisfying, and occasionally irreverent cuisine instantly establish the restaurant as a favorite with New York diners. David Battin currently runs the kitchen that's become famous for such whimsical creations as Quick Sauté of Zucchini with toasted almonds, and pecorino; Duck Risotto with maitake, ricotta salata, and truffle; and Homemade Pappardelle with oxtail ragu, pecorino romano, and rosemary. Such dishes only add to the restaurant's mystique as a place for all seasons, styles, and spirits. As Frank Bruni wrote in the New York Times, "The Red Cat feels vaguely colonial and tavern like, except when it feels downtown-gallery cool, and apart from those moments when it feels modestly and eclectically elegant."

227 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10011
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday – Saturday: 5:30pm – 11:00pm; Sunday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Lunch: Monday – Friday: 12:00pm – 2:30pm
Brunch: Saturday – Sunday: 11:30am – 2:45pm

Cross Street:
23rd & 24th Streets

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 242-1308

Website:
http://www.theredcat.com/

Parking Details:
Street parking after 7:00pm. Lots on 23rd between 10th & 11th avenues or 24th between 9th & 10th Avenues.

Public Transit:
C or E Train to 23rd & 8th Avenue
1 or 2 on 23rd & 7th Avenue

Executive Chef:
Mike Cooperman

Additional:
Bar Dining

Special Events & Promotions:
What makes The Red Cat so special is that is expertly walks the line between familiar and cutting edge, using innovative American-inspired cuisine and a relaxed atmosphere to set the tone. Whatever the occasion, The Red Cat will always fit the mood.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Prix-fixe menu from 2pm to 9pm. $85 per person, $45 for kids 12 and under.

Private Dining

The Red Cat is located in the heart of Manhattans Chelsea district. It expertly walks the line between familiar and cutting edge, using innovative American-inspired cuisine and a relaxed atmosphere to set the tone. The Red Cat offers a contemporary, thoroughly enjoyable experience for any occasion.

Red Cat Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (71)
Fit for Foodies (63)
Good for a Date (52)
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Creative Cuisine (47)
Casual (34)
Cozy (31)
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Authentic (28)
Bar Seating (28)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Business Meals (25)
Notable Wine List (25)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Seasonal (22)
Romantic (21)
Fun (19)
Great for Lunch (18)
Great for Brunch (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Worth the Drive (14)
Hot Spot (13)
Good Vegetarian Options (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Healthy (12)
Local Ingredients (12)
Sunday Lunch (10)
People Watching (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Late-night Find (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Happy Hour (6)
Organic (6)
Quick Bite (5)
Disabled Access (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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Great Beer (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined a day ago

Great menu, exceptional service. Highly recommended. Do not skip dessert.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Unfortunately, The Red Cat has become more of a destination for mature regulars. I had a business dinner with a client and while all of the regulars were given large tables we were relegated to small table near the kitchen. We were on time and it was early 6:30.
Service was completely on a novice level and this was disappointing. The best part of the evening was the exceptional cosmopolitan! The calamari puttanesca was excellent but overall this was a very disappointing night. I would not return and did comment to the host that The Red Cat no longer is a solid venue that one can be assured of a good experience for a business client. Thumbs down. Too many other excellent and reliable choices in this city!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Way too loud; food good (both had fish which was fresh); service slow and no bread. Limited menu if looking for something original but seemed like a lot of repeaters who must like it.
Best part is location near Hi-line so you can stroll with your date/spouse before or after dinner.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

I have been going to The Red Cat for...10 years, at least. It NEVER disappoints. It’s my go-to for superb food, great service and ambiance. It has remained stellar for such a long time, it makes me happy to continually recommend it to friends. I had another great meal Saturday night. Big love for The Red Cat!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Cozy atmosphere with high quality food. Enjoyable evening. Only downside was the server was not very warm or friendly for a higher end restaurant.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I’ve been here many times and it never gets old - once again a stupendous meal!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Had the burger which was recommended. Turns out they switched it to a double burger with smaller patties and the waiter explained that we could only order the burger medium well or well down. So bottom line is tbe burger was over cooked and also very salty. The romain salad appetizer was decent but very disappointing burger.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great service, excellent food, wonderful presentation, a dining experience to enjoy

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Very friendly and attentive staff. Food exceeded expectations. Will be back soon

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

This was my second visit to The Red Cat. It's a great place if you want good food, friendly staff, and it's affordable, though maybe off the beaten path for some.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 6, 2017

The Red Cat is a MUST for lunch or dinner while in NYC!!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Wonderful time. Great waitress and staff. Super tasty food. Definitely recommend and will be back

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

That was the best risotto I ever tried - and I’m a big foody - the service was excellent

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Loud, limited menu, nice setting , convenient to high line and Chelsea art galleries

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 2, 2017

We first went to the Red Cat 19 years ago when it first opened and it was great then. We have returned almost every year since sometimes 3 or 4 times. A year, and never been disappointed. It has only gotten better with time. Unusual for a restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 1, 2017

It was delightful- warm, inviting, cozy neighborhood feel with "oh so yummy" food n super chill bar area. It's on my must do list whenever I'm in the big apple

Tags: Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Had dinner with a friend and have dined here a few times before. It’s better than ever. Food is wonderful. Some standouts from our meal: chicken liver and foie gras terrine and the porgy and chicken entrees. We tried the rigatoni with shaved white truffle special for $60–nice dish but not the “spectacular” it should be to justify the price.

The service was fabulous! Among the best we’ve experienced anywhere. Our server and others were friendly, knowledgeable, magically there whenever we wanted them,and not when we didn’t.

Ambience is cheerful NY vibe. Most tables are in lines against the wall, not my favorite but not a deal killer by any means. Noise level is vigorous. Again, wish it were a bit less but not a deal killer.

Without the truffle dish and with 2 drinks each but no dessert or coffee, with tax bill would have been about $100 each. Not cheap but the quality is there! Oh, and our server brought us two chocolate Earl Gray truffles at the end— seriously one of the most intensely chocolatey, luscious foods we have ever put on our mouths. Try to score one ( or ten!)

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Always an amazing meal at Red Cat. We've been coming since it opened almost 29 years ago . It has remained one of our most favorite restaurants in NYC for all these years. The food is alway excellent as well as the service. Thank you for always taking such wonderful care of us!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

I adore this spot. The staff is always so incredibly kind and accommodating. The food is out of this world. I can't recommend it enough.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

We love the menu. Great standards and always a special new addition or two every season for each course. The best team in Manhattan - feels like extended family as soon as you walk in the door!

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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Our first dinnerdate on Our trip to New York from Norway couldn't had been better. Fantastic Food and great service from Our waiter Brianna helped us to have a Perfect dinnerdate.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Delicious food, warm ambience, not too noisy but not dead either. Tempura string beans were fun (they gave us far too many!) and the main courses were excellent as well. Chic yet casual atmosphere, friendly, unpretentious but knowledgeable servers. Zero complaints! (Unusual for a lifelong New Yorker.) Hope to return soon.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Vegan, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Fun, Casual, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We haven't been to Red Cat in many years. It has a much warmer less tavern feel than I remember. Some of the food was excellent, particularly the chicken liver foie gras terrine and the decadent olive oil chocolate cake, but we were disappointed with the main courses, duck breast and skate, which could have had more going on. Service was excellent. We like the place and hope to try it again sometime with different choices.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Lovely, warm place for fiends to share a leisurely meal!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Very good food and service as always.
We will return.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great as always.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 20, 2017

This was recommended as a good place to have a quiet meal. Not so much. Rather loud and waitress didn’t seem overly concerned when we told her they had served us an unopened mussel. On a plate with only 4 mussels, it was a definite oversight by the chef. Food was very good but staff were not overly attentive.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Visitor from out of town

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

First time, long time and no regrets. Food great, service even better and excellent eclectic wine list. Go hungry!

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Great food, consistently delicious with great service. The restaurant was wonderful to help me with a birthday celebration...from where we sat to the surprise candle. I would have given this restaurant a much higher rating but for this big problem. We were seated next to an incredibly loud woman trying to speak to her elderly mother..through the entire meal. They arrived after we were seated. Talk about a buzz kill! When we told the waitress, we would have liked for her to have said something to the woman, but she didn't. I think she should have. We were caught between saying something, embarrassing the woman and possibly getting in an argument or suffering through it. We chose the latter which killed the evening for us. I'd never sit in the back room again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

This restaurant has managed to maintain its quality of food and service over the years-- quite an accomplisment. The food was very good, as was the wine, and the server-- the woman from Nashville-- was great.

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

Been here a few times. Food is always very solid and atmosphere is good for conversation.

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·Dined on October 17, 2017

This used to be our favorite Chelsea restaurant - and we were so looking forward to bringing friends. We were disappointed. Limited varieties of liquors. -Note - we are not big drinkers, but had to settle for some no name vodka in our martini. We had to ask for bread, and then ask for a second piece. The food was tasty but smaller portions than we remember..I had calves liver, bacon, and it was served with salad. I guess nothing lasts forever...We were wondering if it was sold - as there was a very different vibe. They DID give us the window table that we had requested. I wouldn't say it was bad, just NOT as good as it used to be. I will go elsewhere.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

nice place but expensive wine:) and the wine was pretty bad even if we paid 35 dollars for a bottle - You can buy better wine for a restaurant to okay value:) But the rest was fine

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We had a wonderful experience at Red Cat on Saturday night. Celebrated our anniversary and we could not have been happier, on the recommendation of a good friend. The food was excellent, and the service was both attentive and timely. The barkeep (Kate) was as sweet as she was knowledgeable about food/wine pairing. I would not hesitate to recommend for any occasion.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Casual, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

OMG. We went there recently for lunch and we were blown away. Fantastic food and service. We had no complaints whatsoever. We highly recommend hands down!!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Organic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Extremely noisy. Dry attentive servers. Ordered duck rare. Arrived raw. Returned and re-prepared perfectly with no issue.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

The best spot along the High Line!! Kinetic setting, seasonal menu, attentive service. Five stars!

Tags: Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Good food and street parking xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Tags: Casual, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Friends and I had an outstanding dinner. My calamari puttanesca as well as Atlantic porgy were delicious. Dining mates exclaimed over the roasted broccoli salad and the chicken liver and foie gras terrine. C'est magnifique!

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