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Red Hat on the River Restaurant Review: There’s something charming about this bistro where clientele feel as if they’re dining among family. Maybe it’s the convivial air that husband and wife proprietors Jimmy and Mary Beth exude as they greet each guest, ever ready to please. A view of the Hudson River doesn’t hurt either. The menu includes French brasserie-style fixtures like house-made pork and duck rillettes. However, there are also departures, such as a seasonal butternut squash and cider salad, and mozzarella and fennel in a pistachio pesto for starters, as well as entrées like seared Maine sea scallops with roasted shiitake mushrooms, sautéed pea shoots, English peas, micro greens, potato purée and balsamic brown butter. A solid wine list specializing in French selections enhances the experience. House-made desserts include a tart and creamy Key lime pie with a graham cookie crust topped with whipped cream.