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Red Cat

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227 10th Ave, New York City, NY 10011-4717 (23rd & 24th Streets)
+1 212-242-1122
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 14:45
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Omaha, Nebraska
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44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great service, great appetizers, great meal, great dessert! Must say that our experience here was great and the bomb dot com!

Thank Kim H
Montville, New Jersey
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66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a very lovely lunch at Red Cat. The bloody mary was great, appetizer of broccoli 3 ways was yummy and the Spanish torta was a great choice. Companion had the chicken paillard and enjoyed it too. Service was very good.

Thank stevelotte
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237 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us enjoyed a great dinner here, despite a busy Saturday night. Early for our reservation, we were invited to the bar and treated like regulars, though it was first time for 3 of the 4 of us. Two female bartenders are real pros who now how to mix a real drink. At dinner, duck breast was best I've... More 

Thank rockwell121
Montreal, Canada
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186 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch at this restaurant during Restaurant Week. We had the Shrimp Tacos and it was excellent! Nice set-up, good service this place suits well for business lunch. Tartare was very good and we loved the chocolate desert. Highly recommended!

Thank expatsing
Chicago IL, USA
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122 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walked over from Chelsea Piers for a quick business lunch. We were seated quickly in a nearly empty dining room at 11:45. When we left two delicious burgers later at 12:30, the place was getting busy with a local crowd who knows this place is reliably solid across all the key areas of mid-range dining.

Thank BadAngus
New Hope, Pennsylvania
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165 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are many very good reviews of the Red Cat for good reason. This is a comfortable place that takes you out of the NYC rush. We felt that our waitress in the back room did an amazing job of managing all of us in her room. She was caring and friendly. Our meals were very good. The cuisine is... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are hundreds of great restaurants in NYC. On every street and neighborhood nook, you'll find one of those awesome 'locals only' restaurants that has incredible food, great atmosphere and impeccable service. Red Cat is one of those places. I've dined there over 7 years and always had a great experience. Located in Chelsea on the lower West Side, the... More 

Thank Jeffrey S
New England
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218 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Just the right amount of variety on the menu-- choices while maintaining focus. If you are looking for terrific vegetarian dishes that aren't your run-of-the-mill salads or roasted asparagus, there are some wonderful options here like the zucchini starter and the roasted brussels sprouts. The menu and the cocktails are New York City pricey-- expensive, but not beyond the pale.... More 

Thank visitall50
Verona, Italy
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

The place is nice,the staff is polite,the menù is interesting,the food is correct but not exciting. Very crowded at the evening.

Thank Riccardo F
Saratoga Springs, New York
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50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

When I am in New York City I want a dining experience. This restaurant is as mediocre as I have experienced and our server could not have cared less. The wait staff and the kitchen are on two different pages. I rate this a solid C-, and that is after spending $200.00 for two people.

Thank Ethis1196

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$45
American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:45
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 227 10th Ave, New York City, NY 10011-4717
    (23rd & 24th Streets)
  • Public Transportation: C or E Train to 23rd & 8th Avenue 1 or 2 on 23rd & 7th Avenue
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chelsea
  • Neighbourhood: Chelsea
  • Phone Number: +1 212-242-1122
This Old Chelsea food hall 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. 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." If you are unable to book online, please call us directly and we will do our best to accommodate you.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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