Red Hat Bistro now on the river
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.