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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. The menu includes French fixtures like steak frites and moules frites. However, there are also departures, such as an autumn-inspired butternut squash and cider salad with arugula, dried cherries, pumpkin seeds, bacon and goat cheese with a generous drizzle of apple cider vinaigrette, and a grilled double-cut Berkshire pork chop with apple and country ham bread pudding, ham hock-braised lacinato kale and caramelized onions, and pommery mustard jus vinaigrette. A solid wine list specializing in French selections enhances the experience. House-made desserts, perhaps an apple tarte Tatin and spiced pumpkin tea cake, add a final seasonal touch, distinguishing this bistro from others that play strictly by the numbers.