The Red Cat is a hidden treasure on Tenth Avenue and about 23rd Street — a good place to go after a seeing nearbyred cat 002 movie, walking along High Line or visiting Chelsea Piers or Chelsea Market. Service is both friendly and superb.

red cat 001_2The night we went, we opted to share four appetizers, skipping the entrees.  We started with a lightly and perfectly dressed tower of endive leaves topped with Stilton, dried cranberries and spiced pecans ($12) and figs (sadly, a bit mushy) a top mixed greens and Gorgonzola-topped toast ($12).red cat 003_2

We followed that with crispy fried calamari over frisée, red cat 004fennel and red onion in a chili vinaigrette ( $13) and corn cakes containing shrimp over a celery root salad, drizzled with chili oil ($14).

I’d highly recommend the endive salad and the fried calamari (although that was the evening’s special.

The Grenache/Cabernet “Cal Siscon” 2004, Capcanes (Monstant), $42 – went well with it all.

We did indulge in dessert. A rich and tasty chunky peanut butter ice cream swirl a top puff pastry and dark chocolate mousse, drizzled with clover honey ($9).

– bonnie

The Red Cat
227 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10011
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