Blondes, brunettes, and redheads. There can be found quite the variety here in NYC, but there is just something to be said when you bump into a sexy redhead.
After hanging with a bunch of friends for drinks in the East Village area we decided to grab a bite to eat. Using the Yelp ap on my phone we discovered The Redhead and called. They were able to hook us up with a table for six with only a minimal wait. As it’s not a large place it was pretty packed, but that was to be expected since this seems to be a popular joint in the hood. Especially on a weekend night. Can be a bit cramped for seating as we discovered but they made it work for us.
It was so dark in here I could hardly read the menu. Using the candlelight I almost set my menu on fire. Had to go with the Fried Chicken which was pretty decent compared to many I have had throughout the city, and the cocktails were strong but tasty. Always a plus in my book. Also, the Wedge Salad accompanying the meal was a nifty side that you don’t see too often in places like this.
Was underwhelmed with the Bacon Peanut Brittle. Not worth the price. I don’t get what everyone sees in this small bowl of peanuts that barely tasted like bacon. So disappointed.
Our group also decided to order one of each dessert because we’re a bunch of piggies. Hey, don’t judge! I had the Baked Alaska which was pretty killer. That’s an old school dessert which I have not tasted in a long time. Made quite well here. Took a spoonful of the others on the table that were good but kind of forgettable. As I am a whiskey fan we also decided to try the hot cocoa with Jameson. Figured this would be a good fit on a cold night. Now, I enjoy drinking Jameson but “holy blackout drunk Batman” this was waaaaaayyyyyy too much booze. It was like drinking a full mug of Jameson with about 10% hot cocoa. Had to sip this one as no way was I chugging it. The giant marshmallow floating in it was pretty cool though.
Service was fine overall. The waiter took care of us, and the food came out quick enough. I think our major complaint is that the place seems a bit overpriced for the quality of the food and drinks served here. I might be willing to go back again to give it another try as there are some good things going on, as the menu is simple and comforting while the environment is casual and cozy.
The Redhead – http://theredheadnyc.com/
21 thoughts on “There’s nothing like a sexy Redhead in NYC!”
Sounds like the perfect place for a cold winter night. Except…we were quite toasty in DC last week. Did NY get the heatwave too?
I think they did up there but I have been here in DC and Alexandria all week staying with family over the holidays. It was 69 here last night. I wore shorts and a tshirt while touring Mount Vernon the other day. Crazy!
No fair! I’ve been in DC for the holidays too (okay, for the Adoration of the New Grandchild actually…). I wish I’d known you were there.
Been staying and sightseeing with family so there was no escape for the time I was here. Maybe next time.
Another great headline title Phil, you keep pulling them out.
Thanks for another honest and fair review. It is always great to see the balance in your writing as to what you did and didn’t like about the places you visit.
It sounds like a very romantic setting with the candlelight but also a bit dangerous too.
Hope you had a fabulous Christmas celebration and all the best for 2016! (Sorry for the slow reply, I’ve been offline for a while with all the festivities.)
I do like to keep it real and tell it like it is. I’m an easy to please person but even I know what I like and don’t like. Thanks for the kind words.
Hope you had a great holiday!
Sounds like you give a fair review. Many times I enjoy stuff the second time better than the first–restaurants, movies, etc.–because I don’t have such high expectations, and perhaps a tiny bit of familiarity has set in.
Hope you find more sexy redheads, blondes & brunettes in ‘sixteen.
Thanks for dropping by and commenting!
Yes, I try to be fair and honest when writing my reviews. I might give them another shot to see if anything changes. No reason to just write a fluff piece, right?
Hope you are having a great holiday season!
Too strong drinks are not my thing…although I would love more of the Kentucky bourbon barrel ale that I had this past week 😉
Yeah, I like a strong cocktail but that was just way too harsh.
What a great way to wrap up 2015 – with a hellious hang-over. Sounds like the drinks should come with warning labels.
Looking forward to living more of the New Yorker lifestyle vicariously through your blog next year, so keep the goodness coming.
w/a Jansen Schmidt
Thanks! I’ll keep writing my NYC reviews and experiences if you all keep reading my scribble. So glad readers like you are still around and enjoying what I do here!
Hope you and yours are having a terrific holiday season!
A good, honest review. I hate it when a restaurant is so dim that you can’t read the menu. My eyesight is bad enough as it is—forget the candles! But hey, that chicken sure looks tasty!
I call it as I see it. Not every place I go to, bar or restaurant, is a home run . Some are more like doubles and triples, mostly good to ok. I can’t write glowing reviews for every spot in NYC! Wish I could but that would not be honest, right?
Oh yes, that was some decent fried chicken though.
I like bacon so the bacon-flavored peanuts concept sounds like sweet music in my ears. Disappointing though, that the bacon flavor wasn’t really there. I never thought I should hear you complain about too much booze, but I get your point. Getting drunk in whiskey with marshmallows may sound better than it is:)
You can’t go wrong with bacon! Also, I love a good boozy drink but too much can ruin the taste of what it should really be. The again, I did catch a buzz from it!
..and happy new year btw:)
Hope you and yours had a terrific New Years!
Baked Alaska… be still my beating heart! lol Mine and Mathair’s one hang up with an establishment has to be lighting. We have a local joint here that we frequented but when it was taken over by another owner, she implemented a dimmer in the place and the patrons were using there lighters to see the specials. To be honest, the food would’ve been worth the headache, but they changed cooks as well. It sounds like you guys had a great time.
LOL – yes! We all had to use the lights on our cell phones to read the menus. I enjoy some mood lighting but not when I can’t see!
Unfortunately, you can’t hit a home run every time with these places, right? At least it wasn’t spit-out awful!