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Choosing between the harrison or Town or Red Cat?

alex70 Jan 18, 2007 12:47 AM

Have friends coming into town and trying to find the best spot.

  1. Miss Needle Jan 18, 2007 05:44 AM

    I haven't been to Town, but the Harrison and Red Cat are owned by the same company. Food is very similar -- both very good with little pretense. With that in mind, I prefer the Harrison as the decor is more refined, probably more suitable for out-of-towners. I would describe Harrison as more of a "New York" restaurant. But Red Cat is charming if you're into the rustic sort of thing.

    1. ronoc Jan 18, 2007 02:49 PM

      Haven't been to Town, but to me, Red Cat is more NYC. Harrison is more refined, if that is the word, but also more bland (decor, atmosphere). Take them to Red Cat, then finish with a glass of sherry and some cheese at Tia Pol right next door. Either way, both are excellent.

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      1. re: ronoc
        kiworan79 Jan 18, 2007 02:53 PM

        Just so you are aware, Tia Pol is on the next block south of Red Cat. That combo would be a great choice!

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        fmseegal Jan 18, 2007 04:14 PM

        they put too much salt on everything or at least last night too bad as great bar

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          fmseegal Jan 18, 2007 04:14 PM

          i meant to say at town its too salty

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            rjm Jan 19, 2007 10:14 PM

            Town has great food.

            1. nyufoodie Jan 20, 2007 02:29 AM

              i'd vote for Red Cat as well...

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                demon38 Jan 24, 2007 05:15 AM

                Town is not owned by the same company as Harrison or Red Cat.

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                1. re: demon38
                  Lucia Jan 24, 2007 07:46 AM

                  No one said it was???

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                  s.piller Jan 25, 2007 04:45 PM

                  Never been to the Harrison but I like Red Cat over Town. The two times I went to Town, the service was very disappointing.

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                    bklynkat Jan 26, 2007 05:44 AM

                    the sweetbreads at Red Cat...yum!

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                      randymac88 Jan 28, 2007 12:10 PM

                      I went to The Harrison last night in a party of six. It was nothing short of a fantastic experience. Apps through dessert, everything we all ordered was fantastic.

                      Peeky-Toe crab appetizer was a real standout, along with the Carrot Cake and Lemon Tart desserts.

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