Steven Eckler Joins Red Cat, Plans New Restaurant with Jimmy Bradley

Red Cat

Red Cat's got a new daddy.Photo: Mike Rogers

A new restaurant marriage has been consummated! Lever House GM Steven Eckler has joined the Red Cats owner Jimmy Bradley. The two are now operating partners in the Red Cat and are developing further plans. Bradley tells us that he hopes to have the Red Cat open for lunch within the next couple of months and is also looking to add a private dining room to the restaurant. Were still working on the lease, but there is space here for us to do it, he says. And thats not all! Eckler and Bradley are planning a new eatery, in theory an 80-to-100-seat restaurant somewhere between the Thirties and Canal Street on the West Side. So why move on this now? Steven wants to open his own restaurant, and thats something I want to do with him, Bradley says. Weve known each other a long time, and now its time for us to do something.