The Red Cat

★★★★☆
  • 227 10th Ave

    New York, NY 10011

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  • 212-242-1122

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This restaurant is exceptional! The food, the service...you can't go wrong! The chef puts a twist to already traditional American dishes and it feels a lil' foreign but so close to home! I recommend this place for casual & romantic dates -as well as business dinners. TWO THUMBS WAY UP!

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★★★★★

This restaurant is exceptional! The food, the service...you can't go wrong! The chef puts a twist to already traditional American dishes and it feels a lil' foreign but so close to home! I recommend this place for casual & romantic dates -as well as business dinners. TWO THUMBS WAY UP!

Pros: Tasty American cuisine

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The Red Cat is a great place for dinner - can be crowded so make sure you go early. The food is amazing - and you have to try the deep fried bacon! It is to die for!

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★★★★☆

The Red Cat is a great place for dinner - can be crowded so make sure you go early. The food is amazing - and you have to try the deep fried bacon! It is to die for!

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Maybe I have been living outside of the food mecca of nyc for too long, but I was blown away by my relatively simple, incredibly well prepared meal at Red Cat.

I started with the frisee salad with egg - I can never resist an egg on any non-breakfast meal, but this egg was poached to the ideal amount of "runnyness" to spice up the frisee and bacon accents. Then the salmon.. ooh the salmon was crisped, grilled and flavored to a crescendo with the first slice of the fork. I tried to resist dessert, but was lured into sharing a chocolate bread butterscotch bread pudding that was worth the impact to my waistline. All in all, a must try.

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★★★★★

Maybe I have been living outside of the food mecca of nyc for too long, but I was blown away by my relatively simple, incredibly well prepared meal at Red Cat.

I started with the frisee salad with egg - I can never resist an egg on any non-breakfast meal, but this egg was poached to the ideal amount of "runnyness" to spice up the frisee and bacon accents. Then the salmon.. ooh the salmon was crisped, grilled and flavored to a crescendo with the first slice of the fork. I tried to resist dessert, but was lured into sharing a chocolate bread butterscotch bread pudding that was worth the impact to my waistline. All in all, a must try.

Pros: Every course is excellent

Cons: A little bit loud, but still intimate and lively

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As a New Yorker who dines out several times a week, it's so refreshing to find a restaurant that continues to make the grade over and over. I've been a fan for many years and have turned on many friends and business associates to this not-so-hidden gem. On a recent visit my wife, who is notoriously hard to please, had a perfectly braised lamb. I opted for their signature pork chop which is maybe the best I've had. The staff is always warm, smart and professional. We know we're in good hands with their recommendations and they've taken the time to get to know our preferences over the years. Hat's off to the cat!!!

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★★★★★

As a New Yorker who dines out several times a week, it's so refreshing to find a restaurant that continues to make the grade over and over. I've been a fan for many years and have turned on many friends and business associates to this not-so-hidden gem. On a recent visit my wife, who is notoriously hard to please, had a perfectly braised lamb. I opted for their signature pork chop which is maybe the best I've had. The staff is always warm, smart and professional. We know we're in good hands with their recommendations and they've taken the time to get to know our preferences over the years. Hat's off to the cat!!!

Pros: consistently impressive food & service

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I had been to Red Cat twice before, around the Summer of 2007 perhaps. Both times I really loved the entire experience...the food, the ambiance...

I went again in January of '09 with a friend. I got the beet salad appetizer, which was "good"...nothing spectacular, but then, beet salads are pretty basic. My friend got the pierogi appetizer which I tried, and it was scrumptious.

For the entree I got the double-cut pork chop. While the chop itself was very good, I found the choose of accompanying vegetables (pieces of romaine, slices of radish, gigantes (or large white beans) and feta cheese, to be "odd". I wasn't crazy over it.

My friend got the salmon dish, and while I didn't try it, she seemed to enjoy it.

For dessert, I got the semi-freddo. I consider myself a dessert connoisseur, and I must say it was totally decadent and delicious, and the warm chocolate sauce was of a very good quality.

The ambiance of the restaurant was nice. For a Saturday night, reservations were definitely needed as the place was full.

However, considering I paid $80 (which included the tip) for an appetizer, entree, dessert, wine, and coffee, I've had meals that were just as good at similar level restaurants, for about $20 less. So I'm not sure I would see any reason to return....

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★★★☆☆

I had been to Red Cat twice before, around the Summer of 2007 perhaps. Both times I really loved the entire experience...the food, the ambiance...

I went again in January of '09 with a friend. I got the beet salad appetizer, which was "good"...nothing spectacular, but then, beet salads are pretty basic. My friend got the pierogi appetizer which I tried, and it was scrumptious.

For the entree I got the double-cut pork chop. While the chop itself was very good, I found the choose of accompanying vegetables (pieces of romaine, slices of radish, gigantes (or large white beans) and feta cheese, to be "odd". I wasn't crazy over it.

My friend got the salmon dish, and while I didn't try it, she seemed to enjoy it.

For dessert, I got the semi-freddo. I consider myself a dessert connoisseur, and I must say it was totally decadent and delicious, and the warm chocolate sauce was of a very good quality.

The ambiance of the restaurant was nice. For a Saturday night, reservations were definitely needed as the place was full.

However, considering I paid $80 (which included the tip) for an appetizer, entree, dessert, wine, and coffee, I've had meals that were just as good at similar level restaurants, for about $20 less. So I'm not sure I would see any reason to return....

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Love going here. This is a special date night - spending two + hours enjoy food, wine and good conversation. This is a wonderful place to catch up with loved ones over a long dinner. The food is amazing and well executed. Top 5 favorite restaurants in New York.

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★★★★☆

Love going here. This is a special date night - spending two + hours enjoy food, wine and good conversation. This is a wonderful place to catch up with loved ones over a long dinner. The food is amazing and well executed. Top 5 favorite restaurants in New York.

Pros: food'wine

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Red Cat is a great find - though it can get very loud and crowded. Food is excellent and location is convenient to west side promenade. Been here many times.

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★★★★☆

Red Cat is a great find - though it can get very loud and crowded. Food is excellent and location is convenient to west side promenade. Been here many times.

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Excellent food, wine and atmosphere in this small gem! We chose this restaurant as our original choice for the evening screwed up the reservation, and we needed to find something nice on the fly. We followed the recommendations from city search and ended up there. One word sums it up: AWESOME!
The service was outstanding, too. It felt like everyone working there actually enjoyed working at this place!

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★★★★☆

Excellent food, wine and atmosphere in this small gem! We chose this restaurant as our original choice for the evening screwed up the reservation, and we needed to find something nice on the fly. We followed the recommendations from city search and ended up there. One word sums it up: AWESOME!
The service was outstanding, too. It felt like everyone working there actually enjoyed working at this place!

Pros: food,ambiance

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Excellent food. my friend and I ordered the Double Cut Pork Chop . it was pretty good, it was more than enough for two people. the dessert was great. service was good too. this restaurant is small, so making an appointment would be a good idea.I would recommend to anyone who want to eat delicious French food.

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★★★★☆

Excellent food. my friend and I ordered the Double Cut Pork Chop . it was pretty good, it was more than enough for two people. the dessert was great. service was good too. this restaurant is small, so making an appointment would be a good idea.I would recommend to anyone who want to eat delicious French food.

Pros: food,service

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I love the Red Cat - I've brought many clients and out of town family members here to eat, drink and relax in pur luxury. You feel like a celebrity with the professional staff that attends to every need. The menu selection is superior and their fois gras outstandind.

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★★★★★

I love the Red Cat - I've brought many clients and out of town family members here to eat, drink and relax in pur luxury. You feel like a celebrity with the professional staff that attends to every need. The menu selection is superior and their fois gras outstandind.

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Before coming to NYC I decided to research this Restaurant before committing as you may be doing now. Most of the reviews I read were very accurate. Yes, it can be a little noisy, but you have to expect that in NYC. Part of that noise reason is the NYC locals...they LOVE this place. When my wife and I arrived it was packed, not by tourists.....Locals. The service was very impressive. We made reservations and received two phone calls to confirm our seats prior to our arrival. Once we arrived we were seated immediately. The waiter was very professional and courteous. And the rest of the staff also made our stay very pleasant. At no point were our water glasses half full and the food delivery was well paced. Try the Crisp Green Beans!!! As for our main course, my wife had the Organic Chicken which was outstanding. I had the Pork Chop dinner which was very tender and moist but lacked a little flavor. That is the only negative comment I have. I promise you will not be disappointed. Treat yourselves to this wonderful Restaurant.

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★★★★☆

Before coming to NYC I decided to research this Restaurant before committing as you may be doing now. Most of the reviews I read were very accurate. Yes, it can be a little noisy, but you have to expect that in NYC. Part of that noise reason is the NYC locals...they LOVE this place. When my wife and I arrived it was packed, not by tourists.....Locals. The service was very impressive. We made reservations and received two phone calls to confirm our seats prior to our arrival. Once we arrived we were seated immediately. The waiter was very professional and courteous. And the rest of the staff also made our stay very pleasant. At no point were our water glasses half full and the food delivery was well paced. Try the Crisp Green Beans!!! As for our main course, my wife had the Organic Chicken which was outstanding. I had the Pork Chop dinner which was very tender and moist but lacked a little flavor. That is the only negative comment I have. I promise you will not be disappointed. Treat yourselves to this wonderful Restaurant.

Pros: Atmosphere

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I was taken to Red Cat last night on a date. the place is perfect for that. It was a bit crowded, but we got great attention from our server and the food was terrific. The only thing that i didn't like was the coleslaw that came with my unbelievable bbq quail. the steak was terrific and cooked exactly the way that i like it. I have heard great things about Red Cat and i definitely now totally agree!

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★★★★★

I was taken to Red Cat last night on a date. the place is perfect for that. It was a bit crowded, but we got great attention from our server and the food was terrific. The only thing that i didn't like was the coleslaw that came with my unbelievable bbq quail. the steak was terrific and cooked exactly the way that i like it. I have heard great things about Red Cat and i definitely now totally agree!

Pros: Great Food and good wine list

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My husband and I had dinner here last night and despite the noise that greeted us from the crowd of diners, we were treated to a wonderful evening of great service and delicious food. We were fortunately seated in the back which was quieter. Our waiter Mitchell was knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. We asked his suggestions and followed many of them in ordering. I began with the Cricket Ball (Mitchell's suggestion...a perfect drink for me...citrus, somewhat sweet and festive!). We then shared the arugula salad (split in the kitchen...and just enough). I had the skate wing as an entree (a lovely combination of flavors and a great presentation). My husband had the stripe bass special which was beautifully prepared with artichokes and fingerling potatoes. We also shared the tempura string beans in the hot/sweet mustard. It was plentiful, fresh and delicious...highly recommended. We ended the evening with a flavorful pistachio frozen confection which had thick bittersweet fudge sauce that was drizzled on by a server...a great touch...a memorable evening! With so many interesting menu items, we can't wait to go back!

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★★★★☆

My husband and I had dinner here last night and despite the noise that greeted us from the crowd of diners, we were treated to a wonderful evening of great service and delicious food. We were fortunately seated in the back which was quieter. Our waiter Mitchell was knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. We asked his suggestions and followed many of them in ordering. I began with the Cricket Ball (Mitchell's suggestion...a perfect drink for me...citrus, somewhat sweet and festive!). We then shared the arugula salad (split in the kitchen...and just enough). I had the skate wing as an entree (a lovely combination of flavors and a great presentation). My husband had the stripe bass special which was beautifully prepared with artichokes and fingerling potatoes. We also shared the tempura string beans in the hot/sweet mustard. It was plentiful, fresh and delicious...highly recommended. We ended the evening with a flavorful pistachio frozen confection which had thick bittersweet fudge sauce that was drizzled on by a server...a great touch...a memorable evening! With so many interesting menu items, we can't wait to go back!

Pros: great food and service

Cons: noisy

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My girlfriend found Red Cat from citysearch, and I'm glad she did. We went last week, and the combination of great service and food made it the highlight among all the restaurants we visited while in NYC even compared to more expensive places. Mitchell was our waiter and the service was absolutely perfect by him and all the wait staff. Extremely attentive yet unobtrusive, and never had to ask for anything. Skatewing and fried green beans were delicious (the beans were unique and had good spicy mustard sauce - one order definitely large enough for 2). My girlfriend said the foie gras appetizer was the best she'd had (she orders it almost every place it's offered). This is the first review I've ever written of any place I've been, so needless to say, I highly recommend.

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★★★★★

My girlfriend found Red Cat from citysearch, and I'm glad she did. We went last week, and the combination of great service and food made it the highlight among all the restaurants we visited while in NYC even compared to more expensive places. Mitchell was our waiter and the service was absolutely perfect by him and all the wait staff. Extremely attentive yet unobtrusive, and never had to ask for anything. Skatewing and fried green beans were delicious (the beans were unique and had good spicy mustard sauce - one order definitely large enough for 2). My girlfriend said the foie gras appetizer was the best she'd had (she orders it almost every place it's offered). This is the first review I've ever written of any place I've been, so needless to say, I highly recommend.

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Thursday night was my husband and my 10th wedding anniversary. When I called the Red Cat to confirm our reservation for dinner, I told the reservationist that it was our 10th anniversary and requested a good table. She said she'd reserve one of the corner tables. Due to terrible traffic I ended up being 15 minutes late. My husband was already at the restaurant and told the staff I was late, and they were incredibly nice about it, telling him not to worry and to enjoy a cocktail. I finally arrived, and they brought us to our table, which was in a cozy corner of the restaurant. Next they surprised us each with a glass of champagne to congratulate us. That alone would have left me very pleased with our experience. It got even better. Our server was very knowledgeable and helped us in selecting our wine (an excellent sancerre), appetizers (the seared diver scallops and tempura green beans), and entrees (the salmon and the brook trout). Everything was excellent. The sugar snap, shiitaki, and cream corn sauce and the artichoke-cucumber salad complemented the fish wonderfully. Service was nicely paced, and we never felt rushed. All in all it was a wonderful dining experience and a great way to celebrate our anniversary.

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★★★★★

Thursday night was my husband and my 10th wedding anniversary. When I called the Red Cat to confirm our reservation for dinner, I told the reservationist that it was our 10th anniversary and requested a good table. She said she'd reserve one of the corner tables. Due to terrible traffic I ended up being 15 minutes late. My husband was already at the restaurant and told the staff I was late, and they were incredibly nice about it, telling him not to worry and to enjoy a cocktail. I finally arrived, and they brought us to our table, which was in a cozy corner of the restaurant. Next they surprised us each with a glass of champagne to congratulate us. That alone would have left me very pleased with our experience. It got even better. Our server was very knowledgeable and helped us in selecting our wine (an excellent sancerre), appetizers (the seared diver scallops and tempura green beans), and entrees (the salmon and the brook trout). Everything was excellent. The sugar snap, shiitaki, and cream corn sauce and the artichoke-cucumber salad complemented the fish wonderfully. Service was nicely paced, and we never felt rushed. All in all it was a wonderful dining experience and a great way to celebrate our anniversary.

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Went to The Red Cat last week and was very impressed with the entire experience. Great ambiance, attractive setting.....busy, but not loud and crowded. Had the worst table in the place, but the food and service more than made up for it. I had the "heart-stopper special" (not their terminology.....mine) Seared Fois Gras with Grapes and Nuts.....WOW, and Calf's Liver that was perfectly cooked....pink. The wine list was fairly extensive, and a few items seemed dramatically overpriced, but I had a reasonably priced Malbec that was very good. Oh yes, the cheese plate was an ample portion of 5 selections and was delicious. Overall, this should be rated RR for "Return Running"

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★★★★★

Went to The Red Cat last week and was very impressed with the entire experience. Great ambiance, attractive setting.....busy, but not loud and crowded. Had the worst table in the place, but the food and service more than made up for it. I had the "heart-stopper special" (not their terminology.....mine) Seared Fois Gras with Grapes and Nuts.....WOW, and Calf's Liver that was perfectly cooked....pink. The wine list was fairly extensive, and a few items seemed dramatically overpriced, but I had a reasonably priced Malbec that was very good. Oh yes, the cheese plate was an ample portion of 5 selections and was delicious. Overall, this should be rated RR for "Return Running"

Pros: Food, Atmosphere, Service

Cons: Careful with that Wine list

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Didn't think getting a table during summer on 10th ave would be a big deal, but this palce was busy! The hostess told us it would be a short wait for a table and we could get a drink at the bar, then sent the other girl over after ten minutes saying due to a cancellation the could seat us now. In a city where I've been treated like the restaurant is doing me a favor, it was nice to be seated right when something was available. The server and food were the best part. He was really sweet, and another table actually took their picture with him. My steak was out of this world and my husband loved his pork chop, although he felt the soft shell appetizer was too vinegary. I tried it and thought it was fine.
My only complaint: VERY loud. Other than that, eveything was great.

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★★★★☆

Didn't think getting a table during summer on 10th ave would be a big deal, but this palce was busy! The hostess told us it would be a short wait for a table and we could get a drink at the bar, then sent the other girl over after ten minutes saying due to a cancellation the could seat us now. In a city where I've been treated like the restaurant is doing me a favor, it was nice to be seated right when something was available. The server and food were the best part. He was really sweet, and another table actually took their picture with him. My steak was out of this world and my husband loved his pork chop, although he felt the soft shell appetizer was too vinegary. I tried it and thought it was fine.
My only complaint: VERY loud. Other than that, eveything was great.

Pros: Friendly staff, from door to service

Cons: Too Loud

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I feel so lucky to find this NYC gem on my recent trip to the city. I loved the cozy, warm, inviting atmosphere of the restaurant. Everyone we encountered (host to busboys) were extremely nice and our server was knowledgable, sweet, and helpful. We received no pretense when we decided to order cocktails throughout the meal instead of wine. My boyfriend and I started with the heirloom tomato salad , which had wonderful light flavor, and the scallops, which were to die for. The scallops melted in your mouth with the most amazing flavor and a great sauce. For dinner we shared the skate wing. It was very good, a little too citrusy for my taste, but very well prepared regardless. We also had a side of the tempura green beans and mustard which were actually as fun to eat as they were yummy. I definitely plan to come back here when we visit NYC again!

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★★★★★

I feel so lucky to find this NYC gem on my recent trip to the city. I loved the cozy, warm, inviting atmosphere of the restaurant. Everyone we encountered (host to busboys) were extremely nice and our server was knowledgable, sweet, and helpful. We received no pretense when we decided to order cocktails throughout the meal instead of wine. My boyfriend and I started with the heirloom tomato salad , which had wonderful light flavor, and the scallops, which were to die for. The scallops melted in your mouth with the most amazing flavor and a great sauce. For dinner we shared the skate wing. It was very good, a little too citrusy for my taste, but very well prepared regardless. We also had a side of the tempura green beans and mustard which were actually as fun to eat as they were yummy. I definitely plan to come back here when we visit NYC again!

Pros: Food, service, ambience... everything!

Cons: Absolutely nothing

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I am in love with the peach and panchetta risotto here...it was the best combination of salty and sweet. The atmosphere is nice in a very understated way. Our waiter was fantastic. The only complaint i had was the dessert. I had the chocolate cake and it tasted like it had been frozen. i can't wait to try the harrison.

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★★★★☆

I am in love with the peach and panchetta risotto here...it was the best combination of salty and sweet. The atmosphere is nice in a very understated way. Our waiter was fantastic. The only complaint i had was the dessert. I had the chocolate cake and it tasted like it had been frozen. i can't wait to try the harrison.

Pros: panchetta, atmosphere, service

Cons: dessert

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I went here on a Wednesday night with two friends. We didn't have a reservation, but we walked in at 8pm and were seated right away. Between my friends and I we shared the sauteed zucchini, the tempura green beans, the brook trout entree and the paprika roasted cod. Everything was great, but the veggies were probably my fave parts of the meal because they just tasted SOOOOO fresh!

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★★★★★

I went here on a Wednesday night with two friends. We didn't have a reservation, but we walked in at 8pm and were seated right away. Between my friends and I we shared the sauteed zucchini, the tempura green beans, the brook trout entree and the paprika roasted cod. Everything was great, but the veggies were probably my fave parts of the meal because they just tasted SOOOOO fresh!

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I keep coming back here, and every time I leave happy. Although the menu is not extensive, everything I've tried has been great. I've actually been to this restaurant so many times that I've started making "stretch" orders--apps/entrees that I wouldn't normally go for, but since I've tried everything else already, I test them out. Even those meals are tasty, and they have opened my eyes to new alternatives. The beet tartar is a must try. The only additional comment I would make is that the restaurant tends to get a bit louder than you would think from the quiet decor/layout. I don't consider that a negative, but if you're looking for a very quiet place for romance, then you may be a little surprised by the decibel level (which I think is probably just the result of happy clientele).

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★★★★★

I keep coming back here, and every time I leave happy. Although the menu is not extensive, everything I've tried has been great. I've actually been to this restaurant so many times that I've started making "stretch" orders--apps/entrees that I wouldn't normally go for, but since I've tried everything else already, I test them out. Even those meals are tasty, and they have opened my eyes to new alternatives. The beet tartar is a must try. The only additional comment I would make is that the restaurant tends to get a bit louder than you would think from the quiet decor/layout. I don't consider that a negative, but if you're looking for a very quiet place for romance, then you may be a little surprised by the decibel level (which I think is probably just the result of happy clientele).

Pros: Excellent, well-priced food

Cons: None

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Went here on Saturday night with a bunch of friends, some of whom were from out of town. Such hosptiality! One of our party was late but noone rushed us, by contrast, the entire staff from the hostess right down to the busboy was warm, accomodating, and on their game, letting us drink and relax while we waited. And the food! We all passed our plates around the table and loved everything- the frisee & wild mushroom salad, paella, plump delicious oysters, salmon, steak and a wonderful pear sorbet. After seven years, this place still has the "neighborhood" feel- who says you can't go out in NYC on a Saturday night?

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★★★★★

Went here on Saturday night with a bunch of friends, some of whom were from out of town. Such hosptiality! One of our party was late but noone rushed us, by contrast, the entire staff from the hostess right down to the busboy was warm, accomodating, and on their game, letting us drink and relax while we waited. And the food! We all passed our plates around the table and loved everything- the frisee & wild mushroom salad, paella, plump delicious oysters, salmon, steak and a wonderful pear sorbet. After seven years, this place still has the "neighborhood" feel- who says you can't go out in NYC on a Saturday night?

Pros: service,food,atmosphere

Cons: a little noisy

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Rude, pretentious, and haughty hostess. Was given a bad attituded when we asked to move another chair to the table. Restaurant was empty but was still not permitted. We were told that this was how things "worked" in nyc. The place has the feel of a corporate restaurant that intends to max out bills and flip tables. If you're in the mood for good food, go across the street to Bottino or Bette. Not nearly the attitude and same quality food.

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★☆☆☆☆

Rude, pretentious, and haughty hostess. Was given a bad attituded when we asked to move another chair to the table. Restaurant was empty but was still not permitted. We were told that this was how things "worked" in nyc. The place has the feel of a corporate restaurant that intends to max out bills and flip tables. If you're in the mood for good food, go across the street to Bottino or Bette. Not nearly the attitude and same quality food.

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I had dinner at the The Red Cat tues night and I couldn't believe how awesome my whole experience was. I had to wait for about 20 min for the bar but the two bartenders were so gracious and welcoming. They made sure I got the next available seats. The food was equally as delicious. I had a seafood paella risotto to start. The portion size was perfect! I always want paella but never want to undertake it as an entree. I was so psyched to see it as an app. For my entree I had the NY Strip. That is the best thing I have tasted in a long time. Juicy delicious meat but the sauce, fennel, potatos and tomatos it is served with is just my style of a dish. Can't wait to head back.

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★★★★☆

I had dinner at the The Red Cat tues night and I couldn't believe how awesome my whole experience was. I had to wait for about 20 min for the bar but the two bartenders were so gracious and welcoming. They made sure I got the next available seats. The food was equally as delicious. I had a seafood paella risotto to start. The portion size was perfect! I always want paella but never want to undertake it as an entree. I was so psyched to see it as an app. For my entree I had the NY Strip. That is the best thing I have tasted in a long time. Juicy delicious meat but the sauce, fennel, potatos and tomatos it is served with is just my style of a dish. Can't wait to head back.

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This place is so warm and cozy, with such good food and a very friendly staff, its hard not to love this spot. Great first date place or if just in the mood for great food, check it out.

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★★★★★

This place is so warm and cozy, with such good food and a very friendly staff, its hard not to love this spot. Great first date place or if just in the mood for great food, check it out.

Pros: Cozy, Friendly, Great Food

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we went for dinner at Red Cat with friends last night. It took us more than an hour to get a table just in front of the kitchen door and another hour before the food was served. My husband ordered skate wing and I had the risotto. Both were too salty and overspiced. My husband mentioned that the fish was not tasting very fresh, yet he didn't return it. As soon as he got home (about two hours after dinner), he started threw up everything until he had a severe stomach cramp, it was an expensive bad dinner!

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★★★☆☆

we went for dinner at Red Cat with friends last night. It took us more than an hour to get a table just in front of the kitchen door and another hour before the food was served. My husband ordered skate wing and I had the risotto. Both were too salty and overspiced. My husband mentioned that the fish was not tasting very fresh, yet he didn't return it. As soon as he got home (about two hours after dinner), he started threw up everything until he had a severe stomach cramp, it was an expensive bad dinner!

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The Red Cat offered a perfect dining experience. The specialty cocktails were delicious, service attentive but not overbearing, menu was eclectic and food was superb. My date and I shared the sauteed frois gras, prune stuffed grilled quail and peppery arugula and shaved parmesean cheese salad as appetizers. Then we had the striped bass special along with the duck breast with wine demi-glaze. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and this restaurant focuses on just the right things.

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★★★★★

The Red Cat offered a perfect dining experience. The specialty cocktails were delicious, service attentive but not overbearing, menu was eclectic and food was superb. My date and I shared the sauteed frois gras, prune stuffed grilled quail and peppery arugula and shaved parmesean cheese salad as appetizers. Then we had the striped bass special along with the duck breast with wine demi-glaze. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and this restaurant focuses on just the right things.

Pros: Deletable food, unpretentious yet classy

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My wife, step-daughter and I live in Scotland and we were on holiday last week in New York. We visited this restaurant on a Tuesday night around 6.30pm. I was glad to have reserved a table as the place was full. We were allocated a really good table on the mezzanine floor about three-quarters of the way down the restaurant. This allowed us to have a good view of the entire restaurant and bar area.

The restaurant had a wonderful buzz to it. It was busy, but the noise generated was not too loud.

The food was excellent. Our favourite appetizer was the zucchini which is not common in restaurants back home, and it was good for sharing. In appearance it looks like a large plate of chopped cucumber, but is delicious when tasted. The bass was our favourite entree which was moist and not over cooked. For dessert the chocolate bread pudding was light and fluffy.

For drinks my wife and I had a decent bottle of syrah. My step-daughter prefers white wine and the waiter was extremely helpful in enabling her to choose a wine that was available by the glass.

There was a large number of staff working on the night of our meal. The service was superb with no hint of attitude. The waiters were attentive but not intrusive.

Overall this was a wonderful dining experience.

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★★★★★

My wife, step-daughter and I live in Scotland and we were on holiday last week in New York. We visited this restaurant on a Tuesday night around 6.30pm. I was glad to have reserved a table as the place was full. We were allocated a really good table on the mezzanine floor about three-quarters of the way down the restaurant. This allowed us to have a good view of the entire restaurant and bar area.

The restaurant had a wonderful buzz to it. It was busy, but the noise generated was not too loud.

The food was excellent. Our favourite appetizer was the zucchini which is not common in restaurants back home, and it was good for sharing. In appearance it looks like a large plate of chopped cucumber, but is delicious when tasted. The bass was our favourite entree which was moist and not over cooked. For dessert the chocolate bread pudding was light and fluffy.

For drinks my wife and I had a decent bottle of syrah. My step-daughter prefers white wine and the waiter was extremely helpful in enabling her to choose a wine that was available by the glass.

There was a large number of staff working on the night of our meal. The service was superb with no hint of attitude. The waiters were attentive but not intrusive.

Overall this was a wonderful dining experience.

Pros: Excellent food, service and ambience

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I hadn't been to The Red Cat in a while. In New York with all of teh openings you often forget to go back to old favorites if you happen to move away as I did. Well was in the area and lucked out on a crowded Tuesday night at 7:30pm...couldn't believe it was still so hot. The bar was always my favorite place to sit . I stiull love the vibe, our bartender was so great and the food is still amazing. My friend said her duck was the best she ever had. This is a place that feels very serious becuse the crowd tends to look more UES than Chelsea but the service is attitude free and there is a coolness about the atmosphere. I'm going back and definitely amongst the best for this hood.

2
★★★★★

I hadn't been to The Red Cat in a while. In New York with all of teh openings you often forget to go back to old favorites if you happen to move away as I did. Well was in the area and lucked out on a crowded Tuesday night at 7:30pm...couldn't believe it was still so hot. The bar was always my favorite place to sit . I stiull love the vibe, our bartender was so great and the food is still amazing. My friend said her duck was the best she ever had. This is a place that feels very serious becuse the crowd tends to look more UES than Chelsea but the service is attitude free and there is a coolness about the atmosphere. I'm going back and definitely amongst the best for this hood.

Pros: Food,ambiance ,service

Cons: None

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As a rule, if I have a great meal, I have dessert. About a month ago, I left The Red Cat without dessert and a little bit annoyed with their management. I hesitate to call The Red Cat bad because everyone else adores this place, so I'll call my experience there "not great."

Bottom line: our appetizers (saute of zucchini and fried oysters) were delectable; our entrees (wild striped bass and atlantic salmon) were a boring, dare I say "trite", and lacked the life that you expect a restaurant with such great praise to have.

A service note, here: our entrees sat on our table for about 10 minutes longer than they should have, even 7 or 8 minutes after someone from the wait staff walked by and said that they would be by to pick it up. When our server came by, we were a little flustered, which apparently prompted the manager to come by and say that "[she] didn't know that [we] were in a rush." Well, we weren't in a rush, but our entire table agreed that she was insinuating that it was our fault that our plates weren't removed from the table. I guess that this could happen anywhere, but it's unfortunate that it happend at this restaurant. This, coupled with the so-so entrees (maybe it was our fault too that we didn't order the right ones), was why we opted out of dessert.

Upon arrival, I loved the atmosphere, the wine list, the cocktails, and the menu, but things went down-hill after the appetizers. I really want to like this restaurant , and despite my better judgment, I am going to try it again because so many people have had wonderful experiences there.

2
★★★★☆

As a rule, if I have a great meal, I have dessert. About a month ago, I left The Red Cat without dessert and a little bit annoyed with their management. I hesitate to call The Red Cat bad because everyone else adores this place, so I'll call my experience there "not great."

Bottom line: our appetizers (saute of zucchini and fried oysters) were delectable; our entrees (wild striped bass and atlantic salmon) were a boring, dare I say "trite", and lacked the life that you expect a restaurant with such great praise to have.

A service note, here: our entrees sat on our table for about 10 minutes longer than they should have, even 7 or 8 minutes after someone from the wait staff walked by and said that they would be by to pick it up. When our server came by, we were a little flustered, which apparently prompted the manager to come by and say that "[she] didn't know that [we] were in a rush." Well, we weren't in a rush, but our entire table agreed that she was insinuating that it was our fault that our plates weren't removed from the table. I guess that this could happen anywhere, but it's unfortunate that it happend at this restaurant. This, coupled with the so-so entrees (maybe it was our fault too that we didn't order the right ones), was why we opted out of dessert.

Upon arrival, I loved the atmosphere, the wine list, the cocktails, and the menu, but things went down-hill after the appetizers. I really want to like this restaurant , and despite my better judgment, I am going to try it again because so many people have had wonderful experiences there.

Pros: Atmosphere, Date spot, Cozy bar, Everyone else seems to like it

Cons: So-so entrees, slow wait staff

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The Red Cat is now one of my favorite places in the city. It epitomizes the atmosphere I love most: very homey and cozy, but light at the same time; casual and neighborly with a refined appeal to it; busy but not loud; very friendly staff. But the food is what really matters most here. Everything we had (three of us) was delectable--down to the Manhattan ordered by a very discerning Manhattan-drinker. We had the tartar and fried oysters to start--both amazing. My duck was delicious, and we shared the tempura green beans (SO GOOD!!) and the polenta. It really was great from beginning to end.

2
★★★★★

The Red Cat is now one of my favorite places in the city. It epitomizes the atmosphere I love most: very homey and cozy, but light at the same time; casual and neighborly with a refined appeal to it; busy but not loud; very friendly staff. But the food is what really matters most here. Everything we had (three of us) was delectable--down to the Manhattan ordered by a very discerning Manhattan-drinker. We had the tartar and fried oysters to start--both amazing. My duck was delicious, and we shared the tempura green beans (SO GOOD!!) and the polenta. It really was great from beginning to end.

Pros: Food! (tempura green beans, duck, steak

Cons: None

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Delicious food, attentive service, and perfect ambiance!!! What more can you possibly want from a restaurant?!?! My friends and I were treated like royalty even without a reservation. Everything from the appetizers, to the main course, to the desserts were worthy of endless praise. I would highly recommend visiting this establishment. You will not be disappointed!

2
★★★★★

Delicious food, attentive service, and perfect ambiance!!! What more can you possibly want from a restaurant?!?! My friends and I were treated like royalty even without a reservation. Everything from the appetizers, to the main course, to the desserts were worthy of endless praise. I would highly recommend visiting this establishment. You will not be disappointed!

Pros: Everything

Cons: None

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Red Cat has a charming, rustic decor with an urbane menu. The appetizers were creative and interesting - the lobster with potato chips was a particularly fun and tasty combination of haute food with junk food - and the extensive wine list is stocked with solid, reasonably priced bottles. The entrees we tried (skate, trout, liver, and duck) were well-executed, but not terribly inventive as far as flavor combinations went. Service is friendly and attentive without being overbearing. Plus, we stopped by on a Saturday evening without a reservation, and were able to get seats right away. It's nice to have a place where you can go and count on being seated quickly, getting good service, and getting a satisfying - though not necessarily revelatory - meal.

2
★★★★☆

Red Cat has a charming, rustic decor with an urbane menu. The appetizers were creative and interesting - the lobster with potato chips was a particularly fun and tasty combination of haute food with junk food - and the extensive wine list is stocked with solid, reasonably priced bottles. The entrees we tried (skate, trout, liver, and duck) were well-executed, but not terribly inventive as far as flavor combinations went. Service is friendly and attentive without being overbearing. Plus, we stopped by on a Saturday evening without a reservation, and were able to get seats right away. It's nice to have a place where you can go and count on being seated quickly, getting good service, and getting a satisfying - though not necessarily revelatory - meal.

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Wow - the food was great. Some menu items that you don't see in most restaurants - very creative chefs. Appetizers were unique, fish entrees were quite good. Small place with laid-back vibe. Good service.

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★★★★★

Wow - the food was great. Some menu items that you don't see in most restaurants - very creative chefs. Appetizers were unique, fish entrees were quite good. Small place with laid-back vibe. Good service.

Pros: service, food, chefs

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just not impressed with either the service or the food so was startled to read the editor's review above. the whole of my group thought that while the place is adequate in terms of style and abience, it has little to recommend it from a food or service p.o.v. would not make the same mistake twice.

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★☆☆☆☆

just not impressed with either the service or the food so was startled to read the editor's review above. the whole of my group thought that while the place is adequate in terms of style and abience, it has little to recommend it from a food or service p.o.v. would not make the same mistake twice.

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I'm sorry -- I just don't get the glowing reviews here. It's not that the food was bad -- it's just that some of it was mediocre at best. As far as the atmosphere -- nice for the person facing into the restuarant, but really bad for the person facing the unattractive wall. Dinner came to over $70 -- not bad for a great meal -- but this just didn't hit the mark. Appetizer (rabbit) was good, but main course (trout) was dried out and tasteless. Dessert (sundae) was completely average. However, the service was very nice and attentive.

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★★★☆☆

I'm sorry -- I just don't get the glowing reviews here. It's not that the food was bad -- it's just that some of it was mediocre at best. As far as the atmosphere -- nice for the person facing into the restuarant, but really bad for the person facing the unattractive wall. Dinner came to over $70 -- not bad for a great meal -- but this just didn't hit the mark. Appetizer (rabbit) was good, but main course (trout) was dried out and tasteless. Dessert (sundae) was completely average. However, the service was very nice and attentive.

Pros: good service

Cons: overpriced, mediocre food

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This is one of my favorite places for a nice dinner, but the service can be excellent or spotty depending on the night and server. The food is wonderful. Prices are on the high end, but it is usually worth it.

PROS: Good food, nice atmosphere
CONS: Spotty service

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★★★★☆

This is one of my favorite places for a nice dinner, but the service can be excellent or spotty depending on the night and server. The food is wonderful. Prices are on the high end, but it is usually worth it.

PROS: Good food, nice atmosphere
CONS: Spotty service

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Red Cat is an experience that anyone, whether you're a foodie or not, should experience at some point. Quaint decor, fantastic staff (that bent over backwards for us), delicious cocktails and of course, the food, all contribute to a fantastic dining experience. I highly recommend the lobster perogies as a starter, as well as the pork tenderloin entree. Their champagne cocktails are also quite wonderful. If I had to sum up this place: it's ideal for a special night out. Noise levels are not low, but the atmosphere is buzzing with an energy and spirit that will make you want to stick around for a little while and soak it up.

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★★★★☆

Red Cat is an experience that anyone, whether you're a foodie or not, should experience at some point. Quaint decor, fantastic staff (that bent over backwards for us), delicious cocktails and of course, the food, all contribute to a fantastic dining experience. I highly recommend the lobster perogies as a starter, as well as the pork tenderloin entree. Their champagne cocktails are also quite wonderful. If I had to sum up this place: it's ideal for a special night out. Noise levels are not low, but the atmosphere is buzzing with an energy and spirit that will make you want to stick around for a little while and soak it up.

Pros: staff, menu, atmosphere

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Met a friend for dinner last night and was pleasantly suprized with EVERYTHING that we ordered. The appitizers, entrees, sides and desserts where all phenomenal. The waitress and staff where knowledgable, friendly and effiecient. There is nothing better than a fabulous dining experience. would recommend!!

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★★★★★

Met a friend for dinner last night and was pleasantly suprized with EVERYTHING that we ordered. The appitizers, entrees, sides and desserts where all phenomenal. The waitress and staff where knowledgable, friendly and effiecient. There is nothing better than a fabulous dining experience. would recommend!!

Pros: great service, excellant selection, quaint decor

Cons: ???

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The Red Cat is a great neighborhood place. The atmosphere is very nice, but not stuffy. The service has always been excellent. The menu doesn't change all that often, but the food is excellent. A good range of dishes from seafood like skate and salmon to steak and pork tenderloin. They also have a great wine selection and a nice bar to eat or drink at.

2
★★★★★

The Red Cat is a great neighborhood place. The atmosphere is very nice, but not stuffy. The service has always been excellent. The menu doesn't change all that often, but the food is excellent. A good range of dishes from seafood like skate and salmon to steak and pork tenderloin. They also have a great wine selection and a nice bar to eat or drink at.

Pros: Food, Service, Ambiance

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Just moved to NY and have been hopping around areas and eating out lots - this place is definately my fav so far. Great neighbourhood place, excellent food, great service and attention to details as well as knowledge of wine. Low key yet impressive atmosphere - all in all a great package. I live close by adn will definately be back on aregular basis.

2
★★★★★

Just moved to NY and have been hopping around areas and eating out lots - this place is definately my fav so far. Great neighbourhood place, excellent food, great service and attention to details as well as knowledge of wine. Low key yet impressive atmosphere - all in all a great package. I live close by adn will definately be back on aregular basis.

Pros: Everything!

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The restaurant was amazing. It was casual with a great ambience. Everything we ordered was wonderful. Our group had the pork chop, steak and duck. The wine list was wonderful. The location is hard to get to but I will be back when I am in NY again.

2
★★★★☆

The restaurant was amazing. It was casual with a great ambience. Everything we ordered was wonderful. Our group had the pork chop, steak and duck. The wine list was wonderful. The location is hard to get to but I will be back when I am in NY again.

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Our waitress was rather unattentive. She also seemed a bit annoyed when we asked for a few minutes when we first sat down before actually ordering. However, the wine she picked for us and the food we ordered certainly made up for this initial annoyance. I had the wild striped bass and it was cooked to perfection. The skin remained crisp, while the meat maintained its succulence. Excellent!

2
★★★★☆

Our waitress was rather unattentive. She also seemed a bit annoyed when we asked for a few minutes when we first sat down before actually ordering. However, the wine she picked for us and the food we ordered certainly made up for this initial annoyance. I had the wild striped bass and it was cooked to perfection. The skin remained crisp, while the meat maintained its succulence. Excellent!

Pros: food, crowd

Cons: very tight bar area

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I was taken to the Red Cat for my birthday, pre-theater and I can't put into words just how quaint and wonderful this evening was.

The decor reminds me of something you would stumble across while travelling the french countryside. All the staff, hostess, bartender was very attentive, however the waitstaff could have slightly reduced the attitude. Regardless, they provided everything we needed quickly.

The highlight of the food was definitely the appetizers and dessert. The entrees were excellent, but missing that finishing touch.

Living in the city I'm always trying something new, but I would definitely come back to pet this cat.

2
★★★★☆

I was taken to the Red Cat for my birthday, pre-theater and I can't put into words just how quaint and wonderful this evening was.

The decor reminds me of something you would stumble across while travelling the french countryside. All the staff, hostess, bartender was very attentive, however the waitstaff could have slightly reduced the attitude. Regardless, they provided everything we needed quickly.

The highlight of the food was definitely the appetizers and dessert. The entrees were excellent, but missing that finishing touch.

Living in the city I'm always trying something new, but I would definitely come back to pet this cat.

Pros: off the main path

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Way out in Chelsea, Red Cat is worth the trip. Given the owners' past project, you could guess that this restaurant would be a success, but it is a perfect mix of chic and home-y. The dining room is lovely. The bar area is small, but they do a great job of seating promptly. And the specialty drinks are delicious if you have to wait. I had the peach and pancetta risotto first - who would have guessed that those two ingredients could be so delicious?!

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★★★★★

Way out in Chelsea, Red Cat is worth the trip. Given the owners' past project, you could guess that this restaurant would be a success, but it is a perfect mix of chic and home-y. The dining room is lovely. The bar area is small, but they do a great job of seating promptly. And the specialty drinks are delicious if you have to wait. I had the peach and pancetta risotto first - who would have guessed that those two ingredients could be so delicious?!

Pros: food, service, atmosphere

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Delightful place - great atmosphere! Wonderful service. Would definitely go again. Plus - Very Romantic!

2
★★★★★

Delightful place - great atmosphere! Wonderful service. Would definitely go again. Plus - Very Romantic!

Pros: Good Food, Good Service, Wonderful Space

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Being from Chelsea I've always wanted to try this place. I'm only sorry I didn't go sooner. The service was pleasant. The food was good, maybe even very good. We were seated right away. But don't get the parmigiana fries - they were the only downer. Everything else from the wine suggestion to the dessert was delicious.

2
★★★★☆

Being from Chelsea I've always wanted to try this place. I'm only sorry I didn't go sooner. The service was pleasant. The food was good, maybe even very good. We were seated right away. But don't get the parmigiana fries - they were the only downer. Everything else from the wine suggestion to the dessert was delicious.

Pros: Good prices, Seated right away

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lively restaurant - fun place, the atmosphere is perfect for a great casual meal. we had a reservation and were seated right away. waitress was nice, without being pushy. the food was very good (not great but certainly not disappointing). the only thing i was disappointed with was the foie-gras appetizer, which couldn't really compare with its counterpart in other restaurants. the light tempura of green beans was the best part of the meal! desserts were also very good, particularly the chocolate cake. definitely worth the trip!

2
★★★★☆

lively restaurant - fun place, the atmosphere is perfect for a great casual meal. we had a reservation and were seated right away. waitress was nice, without being pushy. the food was very good (not great but certainly not disappointing). the only thing i was disappointed with was the foie-gras appetizer, which couldn't really compare with its counterpart in other restaurants. the light tempura of green beans was the best part of the meal! desserts were also very good, particularly the chocolate cake. definitely worth the trip!

Pros: great atmosphere, tempura beans

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Host was great, very friendly and accommodating. Our server started out miserable. It took about an hour before we saw her stop sneering. Never went out of her way for us, but eventually someone friendlier came by to finish the job.

Food was OK, but Ive definitely had much better. Appetizers we had were creative and tasty, which increased expectations for the main course. My pork chop was a bit too fatty and not as succulent as I had hoped. The salmon was quite dry and lacked oomph. The peanut butter mousse desert was enjoyable. Good wine list with many quality wines at a wide range of prices.

Decor was rather uninspired, but clean and had enough space, but still a little too close to other tables for my liking. I wouldnt wish one of the tables in the crowded bar area on anyone, though.

2
★★★★☆

Host was great, very friendly and accommodating. Our server started out miserable. It took about an hour before we saw her stop sneering. Never went out of her way for us, but eventually someone friendlier came by to finish the job.

Food was OK, but Ive definitely had much better. Appetizers we had were creative and tasty, which increased expectations for the main course. My pork chop was a bit too fatty and not as succulent as I had hoped. The salmon was quite dry and lacked oomph. The peanut butter mousse desert was enjoyable. Good wine list with many quality wines at a wide range of prices.

Decor was rather uninspired, but clean and had enough space, but still a little too close to other tables for my liking. I wouldnt wish one of the tables in the crowded bar area on anyone, though.

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This is one of my favorite restaurants in the city. The staff is warm and personable, the atmosphere is relaxing comfortable. Also, it is one of the city's greatest values. The food is solid and hearty. You will not leave hungry. It's just as good for a special event as it is for a spontaneous, low-key, Tuesday night outing.

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★★★★★

This is one of my favorite restaurants in the city. The staff is warm and personable, the atmosphere is relaxing comfortable. Also, it is one of the city's greatest values. The food is solid and hearty. You will not leave hungry. It's just as good for a special event as it is for a spontaneous, low-key, Tuesday night outing.

Pros: Great atmosphere, great food, great staff

 

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