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Feb 9, 2008 04:48 AM

Red Hat on the river in Irvington

Dinner Thursday night was quite wonderful. Pork confit for me, meltingly delicious and served with polenta. Hubby had roasted cod served with gigante beans in a tomato sauce with chorizo. We were greeted by one of the owners at our table. We were also asked when we'd like our entree. A gesture we really appreciate (a timely break between courses). They have a winning combination of good food, priced well and service that reflects the owners desire to please. Check it out if you haven't.

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  1. I'm booked for Friday and looking forward to it. Haven't been there since they moved from Main Street to the waterfront location, but it sounds promising.

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    1. Irvington in which state? this is a three state board.

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      1. They got a good review in the Times today, so I'm guessing many people will be checking it ou.

        1. I brought a group of ten to the Red Hat about two weeks ago.. for a late dinner (reservation was for 8;30). This was a long leisurely birthday dinner -- for me! Celebrated with some great wines, wonderful starters (that potato cake with creamy goat cheese is truly wonderful). I had the same as you - the pork confit with creamy corn polenta and steamed spinach.. heavenly!! Others had the roasted chicken, a pork stew, and a fish dish. Wonderful service, beautiful environment, just go!! I can't wait til the summer when the roof deck opens - I can just imagine sitting there with a bowl of mussels, some nice bread, and a glass of wine.. gazing over the river.. ahhhh !

          1. Interestingly enough we had the opposite experience with the delivery of our food. The restaurant was busy, but not bursting at the seems, when our entrees arrived moments after our appetizers were cleared. The waitress seemed confused when I mentioned this to her after she asked how everything was.

            That misstep overlooked, the food was good and the new building is beautiful. I'd only been to the old Red Hat a few times, but I really enjoyed the neighborhood bistro feel. The new place, while stunning, doesn't translate the same intimacy (although it fits their prices better).