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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

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Prix fixe -- $75 per person -- three courses.

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

95% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (63)
Fit for Foodies (56)
Good for a Date (45)
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Creative Cuisine (44)
Casual (31)
Special Occasion (30)
Authentic (28)
Bar Seating (28)
Business Meals (28)
Cozy (27)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Quiet Conversation (25)
Great for Lunch (23)
Fun (21)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Romantic (19)
Seasonal (19)
Local Ingredients (18)
Notable Wine List (18)
Great for Brunch (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Healthy (13)
Hot Spot (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Good for Groups (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
People Watching (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Happy Hour (8)
Late-night Find (6)
Organic (6)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Tapas (3)
Vegan (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

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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·Dined 7 days ago

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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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Excellent cocktails, service friendly and attentive

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Red Cat is always great. Have been going since before 2000 and the staff is always welcolming, the vibe is always mellow and the food is always great. A very reliable, totally enjoyable pick.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Service is pleasant, curteous and with a smile; we went for Saturday brunch and the restaurant was fairly empty. Food is prepared as ordered - I had the burger medium well, and is accompanied by amazing home made potato chips - I could have eaten a whole lot more of those (they should sell them on the menu as a side!) Wine list by the glass is smartly curated and well priced.
Definitely a place to stop in if you're in Chelsean visiting galleries or walking the High-Line.

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Cate is the best! Wonderful dinner as always. Great neighborhood spot. Excellent food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Thanks Alex, Heather, Jimmy, and the entire team for a great snow night evening. The Red Cat always exceeds!

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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Great service and food! Loved the ambience

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

Horrible food.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The service was fine, my chicken however was under seasoned and cold. There was supposed to be pesto but I did not see nor taste any. The others in my group had better experiences with their food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Very welcoming, cosy restaurant with interesting food and wine list. Highly recommended.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Authentic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great spot for a leisurely lunch. Been around some time for a reason.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Friends recommended it and we were not disappointed. Excellent food and wine. Able to have conversation without saying I cannot hear you. The menu could have a few more offerings. Pleasant service. Will be back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

We sat in a cozy corner of the restaurant perfect for people watching and date night. Table number 58 I think, ask for this table on reservation as it’s popular. The service was quick and very attentive. The food was great, especially the tempura beans! We will definitely recommend and come again on our next trip to New York! 😊

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Lunch with family on a weekday. food good, service good, conversation good. All good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Fantastic food, fantastic service.
We were visiting NYC and had brunch here.
I cannot say enough about our server, Kate.
She was phenomenal. She went out of her way to accommodate one of our friends with a food allergy and was just generally nice.
I would highly recommend this place.
Every item we had was delicious - including a blood orange mimosa.
Do not leave the restaurant without trying the tempura green beans.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Great spot for a birthday celebration

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Good dinner with friends. Several appetizer options for vegans (though not as much for kosher -- two fish to choose from, one was non-K and the other was in a clam broth). Definitely recommend the tempura green beans and baba au rum.

Tags: Seasonal, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Always incredible. One of my favorite places . The fois gras terrine is to die for! Their rum and scotch selections are fantastic and th Le service is always superb

Tags: Great for Brunch, Quick Bite, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Late-night Find
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2017

We had a nice meal here with friends. The food was good and the service was friendly and attentive. I would not go out of my way to go here, but if I was in the neighborhood would certainly return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Welcoming from the minute you walk in.
Staff is efficient and pleasant and helpful!
Knowledgeable about the menu!

Tags: Business Meals, Organic, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Spent the weekend in NYC and this was my favorite restaurant! So lovely! Wonderful veggies and the skate was as delicious as it was 15 years ago. Perfect service and a wonderful wine selection at great prices! My jacket was delivered warm to me at the conclusion of dinner and I was grateful for the extra touch!

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Beautiful ambience. Not stuffy. Great service. A NY icon .

Tags: Romantic, Healthy, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

This was our second time to eat at the Red Cat. This time we brought friends. We had a show and needed quick service/turnaround. They were wonderful about making sure we were out on time. We didn't feel rushed. Food was amazing. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Always a classic and never disappoints, with one of those menus where you just can’t decide what to get because everything sounds good!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Seasonal, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Great food, fantastic service, and a charming setting. Baba Rum for dessert was amazing.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Ive been eating here for years and loved it for so long. Sadly my guest couldnt even finish her meal. The food has gotten pretty bad :(

Tags: Late-night Find
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

The hostess was most welcoming and the wait staff were very attentive. I really appreciated the lightness of the environment. Not stuffy. The food was outstanding. Overall one of the best restaurant experiences for the week that I visited.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

This restaurant is intimate with an amazing waitstaff and great food. Their brunch is exceptional, it gets better every time. I have only gone there once for dinner, my dinner was alright whereas my dates was amazing. I'll be coming back!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

The Red Cat is a great place for lunch or dinner & wonderful for a special occasion. Also just a great place to drop in for a last minute lunch. Lovely wine list & a good selection of single malts.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 4, 2017

We had the tempura green beans with a honey mustard sauce for an appetizer. Well worth the trip from Virginia, just for the beans! (See photo.) I had the local skate, very fluffy and light and well prepared. Husband had the flank steak and he loved it. It’s a cozy, charming place and we will return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

homemade pan toasted shrimp tacos -delicious. muscles special addition muscles good but too much tomato red sauce for me. Friend's burger looked yummy patties a bit flat but there were two of them.
Fried crispy egg on shredded cooked and raw vegetable bowl looked amazing ! Another table ordered that. Class establishment yet relaxed. Great staff and bar

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