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Posted by Jenny on 02/28/2009
with the last 2 reviews. I've been there 5 times so far and will keep going back. These people know comfort -- in food, ambience, and service. The soul-satisfying food is obviously made with love, the service couldn't be warmer, and they play great music. An asset to the neighborhood -- wish there were more places like The Redhead.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/13/2009
The place has about a total of 10-12 tables, not including the bar. It's very small and gets crowded and noisy, especially for the tables near the bar. If your back is facing the bar, expect to be hit (accidentally) by people walking or standing by the bar. The food is mediocre - pretty greasy. But taste-wise and if you can handle a little grease, it wasn't bad. The service people were as nice as they could be. It was very busy and they had multiple tables and people to accommodate for. Considering that, I'm content with the level of service they provided. I'd only go back to hang out by the bar or if i had a table in the back. I'm interested in tasting the rest of the menu - I'm hoping there's something else on the menu that isn't as greasy.
Posted by nycfoodie on 12/22/2008
This lower east side establishment has become one of my favorite places to grab an excellent meal at an unbelievably reasonable price. Their food easily stacks up amongst some of the best restaurants in the city , and it is not surprising that this restaurant is constantly filled with cooks and chefs from around the city. Huge fan, expect to be surprised by how good the food is. Killer Fried Chicken too
Posted by fatboyNYC on 11/09/2008
great food, but couldnt move after polishing off the plates. go for the sausage/pretzel and shrimp/grits.
Posted by Anonymous on 11/01/2008
simple place, tasty food. buttermilk fried chicken was terrific, and a couple sides came out well, and we all shared what essentially was great bar fare with a southern twist, while having beers. it's that kind of place. worth it for an easy change of pace from the usual trattorias and east village annoyances.
Posted by Anonymous on 10/27/2008
We came here for dinner on Saturday night around 7:15, and there was no wait. It filled up soon after, so I'd definitely suggest coming early. All the food was delicious and very unique (except maybe for the chips and dip - i didn't like those). The burger was perfect (great flavors, not too big). The Ho Ho was absolutely delicious - chocolate, cream, hint of caramel - yum. Service was average (attentive with the water, but had to flag them down for a 2nd round of drinks). The atmosphere was much fancier/scene-y than I expected. Dim lighting, almost romantic - very nice. As far as value: with an appetizer, 2 meals, 2 desserts, and 2 rounds of drinks each, the bill was half of what we usually pay. All in all, I was really pleased with the entire experience.
Posted by Anonymous on 09/15/2008
The place did not disappoint at all. Be forewarned, if you go, don't go if you're in a rush, starving, or in a bad mood. You won't enjoy it or appreciate what they have there. Because it's a small place, tables tend to fill up quickly. Fortunately, you can eat at the bar as well as the higher tables near the entrance. If you put your name on the list for a table, keep a POLITE eye on the opening tables. A friendly reminder would help them but don't nag them. They're great and friendly people. FYI, if you sit by the employee door, just help them out if their hands are full and open the door. After ordering, sit back and enjoy the atmosphere. The drinks and food were excellent. I tried the Gotham and my girlfriend tried the plum smash. They tasted great and were fairly potent as well. For dinner, we ordered the devil bones and fried chicken. The devil bones were scrumptuous. The meat was tender and moist and slid off the bone. It was a fantastic dish. The fried chicken was fantastic as well - I was even fortunate enough to get a nice big piece of cornbread too. Both the chicken and cornbread were great. The chicken was moist while the skin was nice and crunchy. We also ordered the peanut brittle bacon which I would HIGHLY recommend. Enjoy a great relaxing time with a very personable staff. It's a place for you to go and be easy for some great drinks and food. Oh, you also get some fabulous cookies with your bill. They. Are. Good.