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  • First Review
    April 24, 2014
  • Last Review
    June 9, 2014
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The West Bank Cafe has been serving exceptional American Fare to NYC theatre patrons as well as performers for over 30 years. Complementing the food is an award-winning California-focused wine list and a comfortable interior that includes the downstairs Laurie Beechman Theater, an 80-seat performance and private party space.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/06/2014
 2005
Dined on 6/06/2014
 2005
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Always a good theater district choice for decent, standard fare, and a relative quiet ambiance where you can actually have a pre or post-theater conversation. Service is typically friendly and efficient, except for the hostess who was not at the entrance greeting arrivals (it was only 9 p.m. on a Friday), but instead sitting at a nearby table having dinner. She seemed annoyed that she had to get up to seat us, not exactly the warmest of welcomes but it didn't spoil an otherwise enjoyable evening."
Dined on 6/06/2014
 2005
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This Old Chelsea food hall is a New York original. The Red Cat's combination of come-as-you-are sensibilities and straightforward, satisfying, and occasionally irreverent cuisine instantly establish the restaurant as a favorite with New York diners. Andy Xu runs the kitchen that's become famous for such whimsical creations as Reuben Wontons with Red Cabbage Slaw and Pan Roasted Cod with Flageolets, Moroccan Olives, Oranges and Basil Oil. Such dishes only add to the restaurant's mystique as a place for all seasons, styles and spirits. As Frank Bruni wrote in the New York Times "The Red Cat feels vaguely colonial and tavern like, except when it feels downtown-gallery cool, and apart from those moments when it feels modestly and eclectically elegant." <br /><BR><br> <br />If you are unable to book online, please call us directly and we will do our best to accommodate you. <br /><BR><br>
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Not the same as it ever was
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/28/2014
 2005
Dined on 4/28/2014
 2005
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"A favorite for years, I returned to the Red Cat recently only to find that it is definitely not the same as it ever was. While still a lovely experience in many ways, the service was a bit bumpy, and the beans...oh the tempura string beans. Once a classic that I used to call ahead to order on my way to the restaurant, this time they were a soggy, congealed mess. They were also out of an entrée, and a wine selection (it was only 6 p.m.), which our server failed to mention before we had the misfortune of trying to order both. Hopefully it was just an off night, as the Red Cat has always been a favorite."
Dined on 4/28/2014
 2005
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Seasonal American Fare, Market Driven and Locally Sourced as Much as Possible. Full Raw Bar, Open Kitchen.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/22/2014
 2005
Dined on 4/22/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 4/22/2014
 2005
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