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Thanksgiving dinner at The Red Cat?

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Any thoughts? We're eating at La Grenouille the next night, so are not looking to spend a fortune for the Turkey Day meals, but would like something nice, and perhaps a bit different.

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Red Cat
227 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011

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  1. I would think it is a good choice. I have always liked their food and the decor is a little rustic so might be a good fit.

    Back in the spring I was at the sister restaurant, The Harrison. It was one of the first nice spring eves, place was slammed.. outside tables full.. etc. Mains took way too long... as I was getting cranky the waiter came by to acknowledge it, when the mains came out they came with some complimentary sides... they understand customer service there and how to make it right when things go a bit off the rails...

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    The Harrison
    355 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10013

    1. I think it would be a great choice as the food is always awesome, if a little pricey.

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      1. re: pork_buns

        We have a reservation, and are really looking forward to it.

        1. re: pork_buns

          We've been to Red Cat once. The very last word I'd ever use to describe the food is "awesome." It was decent. Definitely not anything to rave about.

          Now, if we were talking about La Grenouille....

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          1. re: RGR

            Well, they're completely booked for Thanksgiving. I'll report back.

            1. re: RGR

              La Grenouille broke my heart -- what a let-down. Some dishes were great ( fois gras terrine, Grand Marnier souffle), others were pedestrian (just about everything else). Service started out fine, but tanked when a table of high-spending Japanese showed up. Our waiter disappeared, and the underlings who brought our food didn't know who got what. Major disappointment, since this place was on my restaurant "bucket list." We were also shocked that the menu was entirely prix fixe, no a la carte. (And the only way we knew that there were specials on offer was when we heard the waiter at a neighboring table describe them, after we had ordered.) We will not waste our time or money again here, instead will head to Daniel or Jean-Georges, where we know we will be treated well.
              ETA: The Pike Quenelles are to die for.
              ETA: Forgot to mention that we sat there for 15 minutes waiting for someone to clear our plates after we had clearly finished eating.

              The more I reflect on this experience, the unhappier I become.

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              La Grenouille
              3 East 52nd Street, New York, NY 10022

          2. We did not have a good meal at Red Cat. The service was slow and unattentive, non-apologetic when mains took so long and came out wrong. Would not return

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            Red Cat
            227 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011

            1. Our dinner was lovely. The place was packed, but the service was excellent. My husband's skate, in particular, was outstanding. The pistachio semifreddo was, perhaps, the best dessert I've ever been served.

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              Red Cat
              227 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011