Good food and cocktail bars around Chelsea
I was very pleased to find this site.....
My Mum and myself are visiting New York for a fortnight in September - and we can't wait!! We are staying in Chelsea and are looking for recommendations on where to eat and drink around the area. We both love a good strong cocktail and enjoy hearty brasserie style food? We're not looking to spend a fortune on every meal but would be happy to have a slurge on one or two, if you think there's a place that shouldn't be missed?
I'd be very grateful for any suggestions?
Thank you very much in advance!
Where in Chelsea? What's your price range including tax (nearly 9%), tip (20%), and drinks?
There's lots of great restaurants nearby in a variety of cuisines, although not that many hearty brasseries I can think of off the top of my head. Perhaps other hounds can chime in.
In the neighborhood, there's Company (aka "Co.), Txikito, El Quinto Pino, Red Cat, Tipsy Parson, Cookshop, Grand Sichuan, Ovest, Trestle on Tenth...
El Quinto Pino
401 W 24th St, New York, NY 10011
Trestle on Tenth
242 Tenth Avenue, New York, NY 10001
227 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011
240 9th Ave, New York, NY 10001
156 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10011
513 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001
You might like Boqueria (Flat Iron) for food and beer/wine. Then a few doors down Flat Iron Lounge for great cocktails. Mt wife and I did that combo a few months ago and had a great time. I suggest visiting their websites.
53 W 19th St, New York, NY 10011
Flatiron Lounge is good but might be a bit too far west dependent on where the OP is staying. I love the drinks there, though, and the atmosphere.
Rye House is nearby as well but can get rather crowded.
37 W 19th St, New York, NY 10011
11 W 17th St, New York, NY 10011
If you are interested in a kitschy americana feel, definitely check out Trailer Park Lounge on 23rd between 7th and 8th. It's super cute, laid back, and they've got lots of fun cocktails, including flavored margaritas. I go here with my mum too!
271 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011
Markt is a Belgian restaurant on 6th Avenue and 21th Street. I definitely would describe their menu as "hearty brasserie style," and they have a wonderful selection of Belgian beers. (I can't attest to their cocktails, as I think I've only had their beers!)
676 6th Ave, New York, NY 10010
Thanks for the ideas guys. We're staying with a friend of a friend on W23rd/9th. Budgeting around $30 (including tax/tip) excluding drinks; a bit more for dinner of course. Thinking about a day trip also to the Hudson Valley Food and Wine festival - has anyone been? Thx, Jen