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The Red Cat

227 Tenth Ave., New York, NY, 10011
nr. 23rd St.
212-242-1122

Avg. Rating

8
Food: 9
Service: 8
Décor: 9
"Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

87% would go back.

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A Gem in an odd neighborhood

By Pudgy on 12/30/2002

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Though the prices are high, the food and the service is worth it. The main courses are surprisingly refined.

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290 out of 583 people found this review helpful.

Innovative; sure to please

By zeecee on 3/30/2003

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

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.

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354 out of 665 people found this review helpful.

Always Stellar

By Butter on 7/21/2004

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

The Red Cat is our home away from home for a reason! Excellent food, cozy, chic atmosphere and the warmest service in Manhattan. Danny Abram's flagship is managed superbly by the dapper Connor at the door while Jared behind the bar pours a mean Fresca (house specialty). Can you name another restaurant in the city that serves bacon tempura? Divine. The best of the best.

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335 out of 650 people found this review helpful.

Superb!

By orologi on 1/18/2005

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Just Superb. Everything was good: the food, the service, the atmosphere. I was not in the least disappointed!

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313 out of 639 people found this review helpful.

The Red Cat Purrs

By martin_chamois on 7/15/2005

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

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.

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404 out of 777 people found this review helpful.

Reliable

By MC10036 on 12/5/2006

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

I have been here for first dates, double dates, dinner w a girlfriend, dinner w out-of-town relatives, and Thanksgiving. The decor is calming, the service is gracious, the food is unfailingly excellent. I have never been let down. This place is one of my go-tos.

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371 out of 760 people found this review helpful.

Don't Use Your Credit Card

By BklynGenius21 on 5/15/2007

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 3
  • Décor: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

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.

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288 out of 546 people found this review helpful.

amazingly sexy date place

By thismortalCoyle on 10/21/2007

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

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

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242 out of 514 people found this review helpful.

Great food without the formality

By subscriber1717 on 11/11/2007

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

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.

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231 out of 480 people found this review helpful.

Absolutely excellent experience

By dwallack79 on 2/19/2008

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

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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