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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."
New York, NY 10011
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
23rd & 24th Streets
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Street parking after 7:00pm. Lots on 23rd between 10th & 11th avenues or 24th between 9th & 10th Avenues.
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.
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
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!
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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!
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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