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Red Cat

4.7
3106 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
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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Street parking after 7:00pm. Lots on 23rd between 10th & 11th avenues or 24th between 9th & 10th Avenues.
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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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Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Brunch = prix fixe menu $50 per person, $25 for children 12 & under
Dinner = spring a la carte menu all night long
Complimentary "mom-osa" for Mom!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 3106 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.5
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1.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

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

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1.0Dined on January 20, 2018

They have a no outside drink policy which is fine so they took my girlfriends Starbucks coffee. Upon leaving they told us they there the drink out. This is unacceptable. If they were going to throw it out they should have told us. Most restaurants have a policy where they hold it off on the side somewhere.

Food was also too pricey (and salty) for what you got.

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

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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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Excellent quality food and service. Wine on the expensive side

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

one of the best places in the city. i hope it always stays as special as it is.

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5.0Dined on January 17, 2018

Top notch restaurant. Great food. Excellent service. A benchmark New York restaurants should aspire to.

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4.0Dined on January 17, 2018

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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5.0Dined on January 16, 2018

fantastic find, great ambiance, truly foodie for the price!

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3.0Dined on January 16, 2018

Menu was limited for fish eaters--just Hake and Skate: two undesirable fish items. Otherwise, service, atmosphere and veggie appetizers were v. good

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5.0Dined on January 15, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on January 15, 2018

My go to place to reconnect with friends. Great salads and appetite

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Excellent cocktails, service friendly and attentive

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Food is great. Service is great. Restaurant is cozy. Perfect on a winter night.

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 3, 2018

Great service and food! Loved the ambience

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2.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Horrible food.

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3.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on December 28, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on December 28, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 26, 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.

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3.0Dined on December 23, 2017

We went for brunch— Red Cat has been on so many must-try lists, we figured it was time to try it out.

Service was great and friendly, but the food was hit or miss. The Grilled Nutella and Banana Toasts were delicious and decadent. But our mains were so-so. My friend and I both ordered the baked eggs— they were lacking in flavor— nothing to write home about. Neither of us finished. I also had a side of sausage (a brunch favorite), it wasn’t bad, but I can’t say I’d ever want to have it again— it was a very thick patty. Also did not finish the portion. My other friend had the German pancake which was very thin — he left brunch still hungry. Another person ordered the vegetable bowl with tuna— they said it was good.

Also, I was expecting the place to be packed on a Saturday— I had to use a credit card to book a table of 4 and couldn’t cancel without a charge. We were one of about three tables.

Overall, Red Cat was fine, but probably won’t be back.

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5.0Dined on December 21, 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! 😊

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3.0Dined on December 20, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on December 14, 2017

Great spot for a birthday celebration

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on December 11, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on December 9, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on December 7, 2017

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

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3.0Dined 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 :(

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