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Red Cat

3055 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
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."

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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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American, Mediterranean
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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
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Phone number
(212) 242-1308
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Mike Cooperman
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Cross street
23rd & 24th Streets
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Parking details
Street parking after 7:00pm. Lots on 23rd between 10th & 11th avenues or 24th between 9th & 10th Avenues.
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Public transit
C or E Train to 23rd & 8th Avenue
1 or 2 on 23rd & 7th Avenue
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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.
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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.

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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipRICK (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

An ex boyfriend introduced me to the Cat several years ago and we would dine here on a semi-frequent basis, but I hadn't been back for a few years. Some friends were in from France and I was delighted to find that the Cat was still a great dining experience. Everyone loved the food. Randall, Gabrielle and our waitperson Erin could not have been more welcoming and attentive. One friend especially liked the music selections - and she's a professional jazz musician. I hope to be a more frequent visitor and to introduce the Cat to more friends.

vipthepamrusso (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Be prepared for impeccable, helpful and friendly service - it's why The Red Cat is a semi-finalist in the 2018 Outstanding Service nomination by the James Beard Foundation.

This neighborhood gem provides a flavorful meal with plenty of options for every diet. The Pumpkin Agnolotti is perfection, as is the All Natural Chicken which is a very generously sized portion. The craft cocktails are notable, including The Wilson and Christmas in Mexico. The wine selection is also upscale and broad enough to find something that meets your palette. Try the cheese plate for dessert, but save room for the complimentary chocolate truffles too.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Always great drinks, food and excellent service. We had the liver and the hake. A bit loud this time, however.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Excellent experience with my wife and daughter. The food was delicious and the service exceptional.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined 6 days ago

There for brunch. If we hadn't had a 30% discount I would have been very angry. 2 "baked" eggs (looked poached, which is ok) on a bed of watery sauteed spinach for $15. And 2 pieces of toast. No better than diner food. Shocking for what used to be a great restaurant.

HDOT (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

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CAL1 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

The food and service were fantastic! The tables are a bit cramped and the prices were high (not crazy). We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner!

vipDaisy (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

We have never had a bad meal here we'll be back. From our drinks at the bar to our wonderful deserts, a good meal was had by all.

8huitres (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

We enjoyed our meals, but when I tried three recommended dishes, I was somewhat disappointed. The potatoes surrounding my octopus a la plancha were burned. The skate was plentiful but not special; the apricot tart was boring. The terrine was outstanding, and the semifreddo looked fabulous, though I didn't get a taste.
We had a Blackboard coupon, so I was pleased by the value. Don't know that I would go back, unless I was doing something in the neighborhood.

vipkatenyc (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Loved the half price on wines $90-200 on Thursdays - great idea! Delicious food as always . The staff are most pleasant and accommodating . Highly recommend this place.