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The Redhead

349 E. 13th St. (First Ave.) Send to Phone
212-533-6112 | Order Now! | Menu
Home cookin' quite unlike Mom used to make at this sophisticated East Village standout.

Dinner nightly
Open late Mon.-Sat.

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The Redhead Restaurant Review

: The Redhead takes comfort food to the next level. You’ll find bacon peanut brittle (because everything’s better with bacon), soft pretzels and brioche bread pudding in a salted caramel sauce. Meg Grace’s menu, best described as Southern home cooking by way of the Culinary Institute of America, contains plenty of clever spins on traditional fare. Caesar salad arrives with a round of bread and a fried egg (toad in the hole, to our English friends). The kitchen also turns out winning, familiar dishes like fried chicken with cornbread and shrimp and grits bolstered by the addition of andouille sausage. Indeed, the more is more approach is applied to most items, including the fun cocktail menu, many of which are original recipes. Despite the excess, The Redhead succeeds because while these dishes are identifiable as Southern, it in no way feels like a "Southern restaurant." A jazz lounge vibe (held over from the space’s previous occupant) prevails, with heavy curtains and polished wood tables lending a sophisticated ambience.
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