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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 fixtures like steak frites and moules frites. However, there are also departures, such as a seasonal winter risotto in a cauliflower and parsnip sauce with sautéed spinach, Parmigiano Reggiano and fried leeks. Consider as well the hearty short rib bourguignon. 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.