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Red Hat Bistro now on the river

riverhound Oct 18, 2007 06:05 AM

i hear the red hat on main st. in irvington has relocated to the river...word is it's a great new space. don't know if it's open yet, but am looking forward to checking it out.

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    Boswell RE: riverhound Oct 18, 2007 07:09 AM

    Is it taking the place of One, or does One still exist?

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      CookingBabs RE: riverhound Oct 18, 2007 08:43 AM

      The space is really nice with great water views. I tried to go there about a week ago, but called first to be sure the new location was opened. They said around October 22nd they will be opened. BTW - we wound up at Buffet de la Garre which was wonderful!

      I heard that the old one won't be Red Hat anymore, but will still be a restaurant. I have a friend who is friendly with the owners and that's what she told me.

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        menton1 RE: CookingBabs Oct 19, 2007 08:47 AM

        No, thankfully, ONE Restaurant has nothing to do with Red Hat. One is actually above the space of the Red Hat even though they share an address. But the photo on the website of the new RH looks very attractive.

      2. GIOny RE: riverhound Oct 21, 2007 05:45 PM

        I really like the Red Hat Bistro, I just hope they keep the charm of the old place. Does anyone know what was in the space where they are going?

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          sausagekingofny RE: GIOny Oct 22, 2007 04:03 PM

          I read somewhere in the Journal News that the people of Zuppas in Yonkers are taking over the location of the old Red Hat and that they will be offering a rustic italian (pasta) menu, and it also said that they would be serving late until 1:00am


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            Elizabeth Johnson RE: sausagekingofny Oct 25, 2007 07:43 PM

            Sausage, you read right. It's going to be called Mima.

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              riverhound RE: Elizabeth Johnson Oct 25, 2007 10:20 PM

              this thread is about the www.redhatbistro.com i just checked out their new web site...the place looks amazing.. has anyone been there yet?

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                GIOny RE: riverhound Oct 27, 2007 12:30 PM

                Looks beautiful, can't wait to try the new location.

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          PBB RE: riverhound Oct 26, 2007 05:36 PM

          The new Red Hat is open. The views of the river are extraordinary. While the restaurant is much bigger, they did a good design job and the coziness of the old room seems to be maintained. The outdoor seating is going to be a great attraction when the weather cooperates. I had dinner at the bar tonight. There are some changes to the menu. I had a new addition to the menu...crispy sauteed cod with white beans and chorizo on a bed of escarole. Tasty and well prepared. With two glasses of a pinot noir/bourgogne and tip (no appetizer), it cost $55.

          The Red Hat always had a great atmosphere and friendly, competent service. Chefs have come and gone and the food hasn't always been consistent. From my experience and reports from others, it seems like the current chef is putting out more consistently good plates. Like any new restaurant, they will be working out the kinks over the next few weeks.

          In the spring they are opening a roof deck. I'm looking forward to sunset dinners and moonlit deserts.


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            sak RE: riverhound Nov 9, 2007 06:18 AM

            YES - Red Hat Bistro is now open on the river. Went last night and it was FANTASTIC. Great views. Food and service was incredible.
            It's located at One Bridge Street - yes, address is the same as the nearby restaurant with same name. However, Red Hat is ON the water and will have outdoor seating in the warm weather.

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              cwalton41 RE: riverhound Dec 2, 2007 04:44 PM

              Just went the new Red Hat last night and thought it was fantastic. I called earlier in the day and was told they were booked solid, but that there was space set aside for walk-ins. Sure enough, we had a table about 20 minutes after we sat down at the bar for a drink. It's a lot bigger than the old restarurant and that must have taken some getting used to by the staff, not to mention the kitchen, but my fresh tomato soup and hangar steak were superb (hangar steak slightly cool, but not a big deal). Really love the vibe and feel of the place. Will be a frequent guest.

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