The Red Cat walks the line between the familiar and the innovative, combining creative American-inspired cuisine and a relaxed atmosphere. The warm and reassuring setting — a New England motif of red and white painted wood and dramatic oversized lanterns — plays home to a market-driven menu showcasing elegant preparations and bold flavors. The wine list includes more than 125 selections from all over the world and highlights limited production wines from boutique producers.
The Michelin Guide wrote "if crowds indicate quality (and downtown they often do) then this clear favorite is still going strong after more than 15 years". Zagat's review of The Red Cat comes with high praise, citing "'solid service' and a 'charming' ambiance keep its 'gallery-hopping' clientele content".