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Date
Thu, 2/22
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8:30 PM
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Red Cat

4.6
3053 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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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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Cuisines
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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Neighborhood
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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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vipthepamrusso (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 2 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.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined 4 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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HDOT (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 5 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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CAL1 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 5 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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vipDaisy (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 5 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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8huitres (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 6 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.

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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.

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vipkaykay (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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

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

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RobK (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Wonderful evening!!

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vipdebb (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!

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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!

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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!

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

Great food in a busy but pleasant environment!

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

Enjoyed the dining experience very much

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  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!

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

From beginning to end, everything g was wonderful!

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vipEllen (New England)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

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

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Nativenyer (New York Area)
5.0  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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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Great evening! Menu was fun and everything was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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vipdianefe (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

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

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JMK76 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Classic restaurant with generous portions for restaurant week.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Outstanding service. Excellent food

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vipDavidM (New York Area)
5.0  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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emahar (New York Area)
1.0  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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vipJanA (New York Area)
5.0  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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