Red Hat on the River

1 Bridge St. Irvington, NY 914-591-5888

The exterior of Red Hat on the River

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Type: Bistros - Brasseries, French Special features: Lunch, Weekend brunch, Live music, Water views, Outdoor Seating, Romantic Price range: $$$ (Expensive) Description:

With one of the more picturesque settings along the Hudson River — facing the northern Palisades with views from Manhattan to the Tappan Zee Bridge and beyond — Red Hat on the River is an ideal spot for warm-weather dining. Umbrella shaded tables are near the water, and there’s a fabulous rooftop cocktail lounge. The restaurant is housed in a century-old brick building with soaring ceilings and two-story, white-framed windows. A local assemblage is often gathered at the horseshoe-shaped bar.

The classic bistro fare — with some contemporary twists — is well-turned out, from moules frites, braised short ribs with turnip purée and seared sea scallops with a red wine and endive marmalade. Earnest servers keep cool under often trying conditions. -Bryan Miller

Hours: Mon-Th: 12 p.m.-3 p.m., 5 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; Fri: 12 p.m.-3 p.m., 5 p.m.-11 p.m.; Sat: 5 p.m.-11 p.m.; Sun: 12 p.m.-8 p.m.