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Red Cat

3045 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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What 3045 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipkatenyc (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 3 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.

vipkaykay (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

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

aakjpe (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 3 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.

RobK (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful evening!!

debb (Washington DC)
4.0  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!

vipDDean (New York Area)
5.0  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!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  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!

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food in a busy but pleasant environment!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Enjoyed the dining experience very much

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 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!