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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

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Join us for the Feast of the Seven Fishes. Our regular dinner menu will also be available. Let's celebrate!

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Join us for the Feast of Seven Fishes. Our winter a la carte menu also available. Eat, Drink, and Be Merry!

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Offering our annual four course prix fixe menu - $95 per person. If you plan to ring in the new year with us, please book your reservation for 9pm or later. Let's Celebrate!

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 (68)
Fit for Foodies (64)
Good for a Date (52)
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Creative Cuisine (46)
Special Occasion (32)
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Casual (31)
Cozy (27)
Authentic (26)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Romantic (24)
Fun (23)
Great for Lunch (22)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Notable Wine List (21)
Seasonal (21)
Great for Brunch (18)
Local Ingredients (17)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Healthy (14)
Hot Spot (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
People Watching (11)
Late-night Find (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Organic (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Vegan (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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 (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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vip
 (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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

A long standing neighborhood gem, consistently outstanding food. Great for dinner or
lunch. Small intimate restaurant but the tables are situated for good conversation and comfort.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Continues to be one of the great comfortable restaurants with top notch food.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Cozy, Paleo Friendly
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Didn’t like our entrees as much as appetizers. Very bland

Tags: People Watching, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Organic, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great place! Good everything! Cant wait to go for dinner..

Tags: Healthy, Quick Bite, Afternoon Tea, Romantic, Fun, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Vegan
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Excellent food. Waitress was knowledgeable and very friendly and introduced us to some delicious rye.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Wonderful restaurant with delicious food and great service. We had a wonderful meal and great time

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 17, 2017

I have dined many times at this restaurant. I love the staff, the ambiance, the energy and the food!
Has always been a great dining experience

Tags: Hot Spot, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Authentic, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Red Cat’s in the neighborhood. We’ve been many times. Food and service can be uneven, but never awful, and at times it can soar. Sadly, our dinner Thursday crash landed. The waiter was seldom to be seen so difficult to get his attention. We were never offered bread. Food was served with no regard for placement on the table. Did the server not see the wine glass between the diner and the food? And but for the signature tempura green beans (redeemingly crisp and flavorful), the food was a disappointment. The trout was dry and flavorless, the accompanying beans tough and stringy, the vischyssoise utterly flavorless. Too bad. We know they can do better.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

A special night made perfect with great dinner, drinks, and service. Our favorite place to meet up with friends!

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Great menu, exceptional service. Highly recommended. Do not skip dessert.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Unfortunately, The Red Cat has become more of a destination for mature regulars. I had a business dinner with a client and while all of the regulars were given large tables we were relegated to small table near the kitchen. We were on time and it was early 6:30.
Service was completely on a novice level and this was disappointing. The best part of the evening was the exceptional cosmopolitan! The calamari puttanesca was excellent but overall this was a very disappointing night. I would not return and did comment to the host that The Red Cat no longer is a solid venue that one can be assured of a good experience for a business client. Thumbs down. Too many other excellent and reliable choices in this city!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Way too loud; food good (both had fish which was fresh); service slow and no bread. Limited menu if looking for something original but seemed like a lot of repeaters who must like it.
Best part is location near Hi-line so you can stroll with your date/spouse before or after dinner.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I have been going to The Red Cat for...10 years, at least. It NEVER disappoints. It’s my go-to for superb food, great service and ambiance. It has remained stellar for such a long time, it makes me happy to continually recommend it to friends. I had another great meal Saturday night. Big love for The Red Cat!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Cozy atmosphere with high quality food. Enjoyable evening. Only downside was the server was not very warm or friendly for a higher end restaurant.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I’ve been here many times and it never gets old - once again a stupendous meal!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Had the burger which was recommended. Turns out they switched it to a double burger with smaller patties and the waiter explained that we could only order the burger medium well or well down. So bottom line is tbe burger was over cooked and also very salty. The romain salad appetizer was decent but very disappointing burger.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great service, excellent food, wonderful presentation, a dining experience to enjoy

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Very friendly and attentive staff. Food exceeded expectations. Will be back soon

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

This was my second visit to The Red Cat. It's a great place if you want good food, friendly staff, and it's affordable, though maybe off the beaten path for some.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 6, 2017

The Red Cat is a MUST for lunch or dinner while in NYC!!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Wonderful time. Great waitress and staff. Super tasty food. Definitely recommend and will be back

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

That was the best risotto I ever tried - and I’m a big foody - the service was excellent

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Loud, limited menu, nice setting , convenient to high line and Chelsea art galleries

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 2, 2017

We first went to the Red Cat 19 years ago when it first opened and it was great then. We have returned almost every year since sometimes 3 or 4 times. A year, and never been disappointed. It has only gotten better with time. Unusual for a restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 1, 2017

It was delightful- warm, inviting, cozy neighborhood feel with "oh so yummy" food n super chill bar area. It's on my must do list whenever I'm in the big apple

Tags: Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Had dinner with a friend and have dined here a few times before. It’s better than ever. Food is wonderful. Some standouts from our meal: chicken liver and foie gras terrine and the porgy and chicken entrees. We tried the rigatoni with shaved white truffle special for $60–nice dish but not the “spectacular” it should be to justify the price.

The service was fabulous! Among the best we’ve experienced anywhere. Our server and others were friendly, knowledgeable, magically there whenever we wanted them,and not when we didn’t.

Ambience is cheerful NY vibe. Most tables are in lines against the wall, not my favorite but not a deal killer by any means. Noise level is vigorous. Again, wish it were a bit less but not a deal killer.

Without the truffle dish and with 2 drinks each but no dessert or coffee, with tax bill would have been about $100 each. Not cheap but the quality is there! Oh, and our server brought us two chocolate Earl Gray truffles at the end— seriously one of the most intensely chocolatey, luscious foods we have ever put on our mouths. Try to score one ( or ten!)

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Always an amazing meal at Red Cat. We've been coming since it opened almost 29 years ago . It has remained one of our most favorite restaurants in NYC for all these years. The food is alway excellent as well as the service. Thank you for always taking such wonderful care of us!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

I adore this spot. The staff is always so incredibly kind and accommodating. The food is out of this world. I can't recommend it enough.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

We love the menu. Great standards and always a special new addition or two every season for each course. The best team in Manhattan - feels like extended family as soon as you walk in the door!

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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Our first dinnerdate on Our trip to New York from Norway couldn't had been better. Fantastic Food and great service from Our waiter Brianna helped us to have a Perfect dinnerdate.

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