The Red Hen
The Red Hen epitomizes comfort, with its rustic-chic interiors and Italian-inspired comfort food. The corner bistro is all hearth, too, making it an experience in and of itself to watch the chefs at work. You and your date will love witnessing the flipping, sizzling, and baking of your meal before it’s served up to you. Don’t forget to cap your experience off with a stroll around the neighborhood to take in its endless charms.
Find comfort food with Italian personality at Bloomingdale’s landmark restaurant, The Red Hen. While the rustic menu changes seasonally, chef Mike Friedman knows there are dishes that can never be retired: burrata with a liquid center, a big bowl of rigatoni that quickly catapulted to signature dish status, or one of the most sought after desserts in the District—panna cotta with hazelnut crumble.