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227 Tenth Ave., New York, NY, 10011
nr. 23rd St.
( I ) Chat Rouge
By RuthlessFood on 8/1/2009
As with any restaurant I ask: "Is it worth it? And would I go again?" Red Cat: NO x 2. The Good: Love the atmosphere. Warm touches and a nice lively crowd. Probably good for groups. The bad (buckle up). Well the food is totally uninspired and just slightly less than mediocre french. Started with the prosciutto Parmesan appetizer. Looked and tasted bland like something that came out of Moonstruck Diner with a ring of mayonnaise. Ordered the Shell Steak. Steak was good quality but served absoutely horribly on a disgusting mixture of overdone potatoes, some sort of vegetables and gobs of mayonnaise. Dessert was the peanut butter parfait, which was not bad, if not resembling something Bill Cosby might whip up. Service was fine but not great. The waiter was pleasantly annoyed by our patronage. In short you can do so so much better in NYC. In the end not worth the effort or $.
Don't Use Your Credit Card
By BklynGenius21 on 5/15/2007
We received the wrong bill, then the correct bill. I just so happened to check my bank statement online (I paid with my debit card) and I had two charges from the resturant, neither of which were the amount I paid. I have tried to contact the manager but surprisingly he is never available and is unable to return phone calls. With so many wonderful restaurants in this city, I would suggest going someplace else for dinner.
The Red Cat Purrs
By martin_chamois on 7/15/2005
The Red Cat provides pleasant and enjoyable dinning as you dream about days on the Cape or in the Vineyard. The rustic interior of barn side panels and candle flickering lamps may seem a little too "colonial", but the modern art and general atmosphere make it very comfortable. The restaurant has very good wait staff, and attentive chef and a kitchen that prepares most enjoyable meals. While the intensity of the food is soft, the pleasure is full and the overall dinning experience is pleasant. You can almost hear the cat purring.
Nice Place, Friendly People, Good Food
By larryW on 1/25/2009
i live in the area and love this place. Very cozy place. Service is attentive. Food is very good. Had the quail and saltimboca for apps. delish. went with lamb and skate for entree. no regrets here. overall not the greatest value in the world but u get get food and good service and is a place i find myself going back to again and again
A Gem in an odd neighborhood
By Pudgy on 12/30/2002
Though the prices are high, the food and the service is worth it. The main courses are surprisingly refined.
Innovative; sure to please
By zeecee on 3/30/2003
This is one of the places you can return to often, knowing you'll like the menu selection and food preparation. It's not fussy, but lovely. And any restaurant that serves a delicious sardine appetizer immediately wins my vote. The food was excellent. Dinner was around $50 (with wine) and well worth it. It's casual, but could be special occasion.
By orologi on 1/18/2005
Just Superb. Everything was good: the food, the service, the atmosphere. I was not in the least disappointed!
amazingly sexy date place
By thismortalCoyle on 10/21/2007
Best lighting for romance; great NewYork atmosphere- upscale casual elegance. Artsy but unpretentious. Amazing food and the bartender can make a Rob Roy. Some wondeful wines on hand and if you need help choosing between a Rioja, Malbec or syrah the staff is very knowledgable
Great food without the formality
By subscriber1717 on 11/11/2007
Waited on with friendly but not overbearing attentiveness (thanks, Mitchell), we relaxed and enjoyed a dinner served at our tempo. The tempura string beans are a whole much greater than its parts. With every dish cooked to the requested degree, even my hard-to-please husband was delighted with his steak. My favorite dessert was the cholesterol special, a not-too-sweet cheesecake made with goat cheese. Great attention to detail--not a sour note to be had. Would definitely go back again for a satisfying if not memorable meal.
Absolutely excellent experience
By dwallack79 on 2/19/2008
I went to the Red Cat for the first time this past weekend. I have heard very good things and I am happy to say that my expectations were exceeded by this fantastic little restaurant. The decor is completely romantic for a place that is decorated in barn colors. Our service was polite and attentive, and our food was EXCELLENT. Perogis with Lobster and white mushrooms were an excellent starter, full of flavor. I had the duck breast which was expertly prepared and delicious. My fiance had the salmon which she was very happy with as well. Dessert was a decent, but not spectacular, creme brulee and chocolate cake. Overall though, the Red Cat is one of the best places that I have been to in NYC to date.
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