Fall Restaurant Preview: Red Hat on the River

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Red Hat on the River. The cozy French bistro formerly on Main Street is getting bigger, and a lot closer to the Hudson. Forty feet to be precise. The new Red Hat will feature two levels, seating for 60 on a front patio, and a roof top lounge by next spring. Owner Jim Parker hopes to be serving his signature hanger steaks, mussels, duck and frisee aux lardons salad by the second week in October. 1 Bridge St., 914-591-5888. www.redhatbistro.com.

— Judith Hausman

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Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and lohud.com, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.

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  1. I just got a sneak peak of the new digs for Red Hat on the Water and cannot stress enough how amazing this restaurant is going to be. Every seat in the restaurant has a breathtaking view of the Hudson River. I am counting the days until they open and am 100% sure this will be the #1 destination in the summer when they have outside tables.

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