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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.

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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (54)
Fit for Foodies (53)
Good for a Date (40)
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Creative Cuisine (39)
Special Occasion (31)
Bar Seating (29)
Casual (26)
Cozy (25)
Authentic (21)
Business Meals (21)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Great for Lunch (20)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Romantic (18)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Comfort Food (17)
Fun (17)
Local Ingredients (15)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Healthy (14)
Notable Wine List (14)
Seasonal (14)
Worth the Drive (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Hot Spot (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
People Watching (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Organic (7)
Happy Hour (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Tapas (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Vegan (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

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

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

味、サービス共に申しぶんありません。
人種を問わない多様性のある従業員さんがいることがまず安心感を与えられます。客も区別せずフレンドリーに接していて好感が持てます。
料理は美味しさとタイミングがベストです。
またニューヨーク に来たら必ずきます。

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 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!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Seasonal, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

No mystery why Red Cat endures. Terrific food, excellent service, lively atmosphere. We’ve been coming for years and it never disappoints.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food and service. I bit noisy, since we were placed near the bar. Great wine bargain. Half price for some wines on Thursdays.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Wonderful evening!!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Really enjoyed the Red Cat. Food was creative and delicious. Enjoyed the appetizers, hangar steak and duck risotto. Service was excellent. I recommend it!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Had dinner at the Red Cat for Restaurant Week. Just loved it. The food was excellent and the service extraordinary. And, as an added bonus, we went on a Thursday night when all the high-end wines were half price. Can’t wait to go back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Everything was perfect. Great place to catch up with a friend. Had the corner table and we're not rushed at all. Thank you!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food in a busy but pleasant environment!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Enjoyed the dining experience very much

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Went back after a long absence due to noise level & crowded tables. That has thankfully changed--more space and you need not scream to be heard. The menu is much the same as always with dishes perfectly done. Wine list very reasonable. Get the semifreddo and you will be in heaven. Brianna knows her menu and was delightful. Nice changes, we will now go more often!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 2, 2018

From beginning to end, everything g was wonderful!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Staff was personable and efficient. Great menu with interesting choices. Excellent service from knowledgeable servers. Very welcoming environment. Wonderful for a special occasion. Highly recommend.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Delicious food and great service... had a great time and a great meal at The Red Cat!

Tags: Fun, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Went for brunch during restaurant week but ordered off the a la carte menu. Foods great, as is space

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great evening! Menu was fun and everything was delicious!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Portion sizes were large surprisingly making the value for your food very good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Romantic, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Went during Restaurant Week. Fantastic menu. Will go back again to try the regular menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Classic restaurant with generous portions for restaurant week.

Tags: Romantic, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Outstanding service. Excellent food

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2018

This was our first visit. Had a great Restaurant Week lunch. Too much to eat so I had to take home about half my portion. The service was very attentive. We were not rushed and were able to leisurely have our lunch. Will be back soon.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

I was very disappointed, Red Cat used to be wonderful, great food, elegant, sophisticated.
I last visited a few years ago.

It is no longer any of the above.
the food was expensive & dull, cheap ingredients, badly executed.
maybe it's changed hands.
I would not visit it again. sorry -

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Great brunch menu, lots of choices for vegetarians and meateaters alike. Lovely, attentive service but never felt rushed, have been coming here for years.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Everything was great. The Honey Badger was just too sweet for me.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

They have a no outside drink policy which is fine so they took my girlfriends Starbucks coffee. Upon leaving they told us they there the drink out. This is unacceptable. If they were going to throw it out they should have told us. Most restaurants have a policy where they hold it off on the side somewhere.

Food was also too pricey (and salty) for what you got.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We always enjoy Red Cat. The food is reliably good - we have enjoyed everything, each visit. The waiters are lovely. Could use a bit more 'service' with the staff who actually serve the food. We will definitely return. Neighborhood favorite, great late night dinner and bar, and special occasion restaurant.

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Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Excellent quality food and service. Wine on the expensive side

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

one of the best places in the city. i hope it always stays as special as it is.

Tags: Quick Bite, Healthy, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Top notch restaurant. Great food. Excellent service. A benchmark New York restaurants should aspire to.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 17, 2018

This is a solid restaurant. It never disappoints. Good food. Good service. Warm welcoming atmosphere. We have been coming here on an off for over ten years. The perfect winter restaurant - cozy - not too noisy - comfortable bar.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 16, 2018

fantastic find, great ambiance, truly foodie for the price!

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Menu was limited for fish eaters--just Hake and Skate: two undesirable fish items. Otherwise, service, atmosphere and veggie appetizers were v. good

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2018

I love the Red Cat! The only problem is I don’t eat meat or poultry so I do wish there was a pasta option without meat as an entree.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 15, 2018

My go to place to reconnect with friends. Great salads and appetite

Tags: Special Occasion, Organic, Healthy, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Excellent cocktails, service friendly and attentive

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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