The Redhead is the kind of bar/restaurant that you want in your neighborhood — it’s small, lively, and not too expensive, with a menu that skews toward comfort food but also has some lighter, seasonally-inspired items. Frank Bruni chose it as the subject of his last review for the Times. It was a one-star assessment, in which Franktastic observed:
With its first-come-first-served seating policy and its televisions showing sporting events behind the bar, the Redhead speaks to the moment’s casual ethos. And it underscores the extent to which the East Village has become a center of gravity for young chefs intent on bold flavors. They clearly feed off of one another, a loose network of validation and motivation.
Now, after nearly a decade in business, The Redhead team is closing up shop. The staff is telling employees that the restaurant will close in January. EV Grieve notes that an exact last day in business hasn’t been announced yet, but the restaurant will be hosting a New Year's Eve party. Founding chef/partner Meg Grace has been living in Colorado for the last few years.
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The Redhead closes for good in January [EV Grieve]