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The Red Cat

227 Tenth Ave. (23rd & 24th Sts.) Send to Phone
212-242-1122 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Sensuous flavors such as mustard-crusted trout with cherry tomatoes and lemon.

Lunch Tues.-Sat., Dinner nightly
Open late

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The Red Cat, New York, NY

The Red Cat Restaurant Review

: The Red Cat purrs with informal bonhomie and good, unpretentious food. Its interior is clad in rescued wood from a falling-down barn, and butcher paper covers the tabletops. A casual crowd fills the restaurant to capacity early on; the bar also accommodates diners. Good-natured waiters proudly trot out owner Jimmy Bradley's flavorful dishes. Tempura green beans go great with drinks. Mushroom and chicory is paired with bacon and egg, and crispy fried oysters accompany truffle creamed baby spinach. Several vegetable appetizers get a cheese counterpoint and well-battered sweetbread schnitzel even comes with spƤtzle. The kitchen may not be flashy, but it isn't timid about intriguing flavor combinations. Paprika-roasted cod, for instance, sharing a plate with spicy escarole and anchovy-almond sauce, is another prime example of the slightly edgy yet still familiar dishes on offer here.
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