Are you looking for the best restaurants in Chelsea? Then you’ve come to the right place – because I’ll show you the hottest and most authentic places where New Yorkers hang out. The choice of restaurants in Chelsea is huge – so there will definitely be something for you. In general, Chelsea is a relaxed neighborhood where you can really enjoy yourself.
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My Favorite restaurants in Chelsea
Empire DinerAmerican Restaurant in ChelseaOur HighlightAdd to myNY added
This American Diner in Chelsea is an icon of NYC – you can’t miss it, because a beautiful graffiti decorates the building. And it is only a few meters away from the High Line!
Jun-Men Ramen BarAsian Restaurant in ChelseaOur HighlightAdd to myNY added
The Jun-Men is one of the best restaurants for ramen in the city. By the way, Jun-Men means “noodles, straight up”. The secret of a really good ramen dish is the broth, which is sometimes reduced for hours and in the end is really “concentrated” and delicious. Absolutely sensational and once you have tasted it, you will understand why we rave about it so much.
Artichoke Basille's PizzaItalian Restaurant in ChelseaAdd to myNY added
Artichoke Basille’s Pizza was founded in 2008 and serves big slices with creamy toppings.
BiricchinoItalian Restaurant in ChelseaAdd to myNY added
Biricchino is a small Italian restaurant in Chelsea.
BlossomVegetarian Restaurant in ChelseaAdd to myNY added
The Blossom is a vegan restaurant chain. It was founded with the aim of bringing vegan food to a creative, new and delicious level.
Bocca di BaccoItalian Restaurant in ChelseaAdd to myNY added
What could be better than a brunch restaurant steps away from the lush greenery of the High Line that also offers a two-hour bottomless drink special for your weekend afternoon feasting? Say hello to Bocca di Bacco!
Take your pick from champagne, sangria, Bellinis, mimosas, screwdrivers, or Bloody Marys to sip on as you dive into their delicious Ham and Cheddar Cheese Frittata. And the icing on the cake? A welcome shot that greets you at the door! With its unique offerings, Bocca di Bacco truly redefines the Chelsea brunch experience!
BuddakanAsian Restaurant in ChelseaAdd to myNY added
Buddakan is one of the best rated and most beautiful restaurants in the city and is your spot if you are looking for something special. Here you can eat incredibly well: from dim sum to poultry to fish, the selection ranges.
CafeteriaAmerican Restaurant in ChelseaAdd to myNY added
The cafeteria is one of the top 5 spots in Chelsea and for those who want to sin, here is the classic USA dish Mac & Cheese. Despite the abundance in the restaurant, the food is to the point and whether for lunch or a romantic dinner in the evening: the cafeteria is always worth a visit.
Calle DaoOther Restaurants in ChelseaAdd to myNY added
Have you ever eaten a meal that featured a blend of Cuban and Chinese cuisine? If you said no, then you must check out Chelsea’s own Calle Dao. This culinary hotspot is located at 461 W 23rd Street and is your direct ticket to the best boozy brunch in NYC.
Why do I say this? Well, for just $30, you can indulge in 60 minutes of bottomless cocktails with the purchase of an entree. When I stop at Calle Dao, I usually opt for an order of Avocado Toast or a crispy Fried Chicken Sandwich. The energetic vibes and attentive staff ensure that every visit is nothing short of delightful, but make sure to get there long before 4:30 pm because that’s when the last drinks are served!
Citizens of ChelseaOther Restaurants in ChelseaAdd to myNY added
Imagine a brunch restaurant that feels like a welcoming neighborhood hangout. Well, that’s exactly what you’ll find at Citizens of Chelsea. Located just down from the Hudson River Park on W 25th St, this Australian cafe is known for its all-day brunch and serves up some of the most amazing food in the city.
On your visit, check out dishes like their Smashing Avocado on multigrain toast, adorned with pickled onion, feta cheese, and a unique beetroot hummus. Or, if you prefer something heartier, their Salmon Eggs – a flavorful combo of smoked salmon, soft poached egg, and dill Greek yogurt on rye sourdough – is a sure winner. Add in their refreshing cold brew coffee, and you’ve got yourself a good time!
CookshopAmerican Restaurant in ChelseaAdd to myNY added
Directly from the grill, you’ll get dishes made from fresh and sustainably produced ingredients. But you should expect a waiting time.
CoppeliaOther Restaurants in ChelseaAdd to myNY added
Ever found yourself craving brunch in the middle of the night? Head over to Coppelia at 207 W 14th St, where brunch is served around the clock! This tasty Latin Diner is a local favorite and whips up a delightful blend of Cuban and American favorites.
Whether it’s the Huevos Rancheros with their vibrant flavors or the extremely delicious Lemon-Ricotta Cheese Pancakes, you’re bound to fall in love with their amazing food. And did I mention the best part? Coppelia offers all this deliciousness at pocket-friendly prices, proving that good food doesn’t have to break the bank!
Cucina AlbaItalian Restaurant in ChelseaAdd to myNY added
Cucina Alba is an Italian restaurant near the High Line in Chelsea. The refined ambiance and authentic food make you feel like you’re on an Italian getaway in the middle of NYC. Chef Adam Leonti bakes the signature focaccias in a Roman oven before serving them with whipped ricotta.
On Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., you can visit Cucina Alba for brunch. From decadent Italian dishes to classic cocktails, brunch here is a true Italian experience. Among the items on the brunch menu are Eggs Florentine. These are poached eggs served with spinach, polenta and guanciale (Italian bacon). For those with a sweet tooth, the crespelles may be a highlight. They are served with a chocolate hazelnut cream, ricotta and delicious gelato!
GlurAsian Restaurant in ChelseaAdd to myNY added
Glur is a vegan-friendly restaurant with a cozy exterior, interior, and menu! And they serve Thai food, another type of cuisine that hasn’t been mentioned on this list so far.
On Glur’s site, they describe their restaurant as a place where you can find vegan comfort foods and when you take a look at their menu… you’ll see that they’re telling the truth.
With their warm soups and delicious noodles, even the term “comfort food” doesn’t do their dishes justice! And if you do decide to visit… be sure to try their red curry and crispy tofu, because those are two of the most popular items.
La Lasagna RestaurantItalian Restaurant in ChelseaAdd to myNY added
Here you will find, among many other dishes, 13 different lasagnes! When you are there, you must try one of them.
LouLouFrench Restaurant in ChelseaAdd to myNY added
When a French restaurant named after a rescue dog captures your heart, you know you’re at LouLou. This whimsical bistro, adorned with colorful flowers, offers some of the best brunch Chelsea, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm.
From the decadent Eggs Benedict to the dreamy Croissant French Toast, every dish tells a delicious story. And just when you think it couldn’t get any better, their speakeasy at the lower level serves up creative cocktails in the most charming glasses. Trust me, LouLou isn’t just a brunch spot; it’s an experience!
Motel MorrisAmerican Restaurant in ChelseaAdd to myNY added
Just around the corner from The Commons Chelsea, you’ll find a brunch restaurant that locals love – Motel Morris. Despite the name, it’s not a motel but rather an amazing brunch option serving up the best of American classics with a global twist.
Open from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm on weekends; it’s THE place for comfort food seekers in Chelsea. Try their take on Huevos Rancheros or kick things off with their Salmon Deviled Eggs. And let’s not forget the sinfully delicious Buttermilk Cinnamon Roll Pancakes – they instantly take you back to childhood and should not be missed!
ShuketteOther Restaurants in ChelseaAdd to myNY added
Shukette is a top-tier restaurant that specializes in Mediterranean food (especially seafood) and serves both vegetarian and vegan-friendly options within its notably expansive menu!
The interior of Shukette is urban and chic, with stools for seating and bricks on the walls. But the decoration remains fairly simple, so as not to distract from the food itself. Some of their plant-based dishes include: Iranian rice, grilled asparagus, and their soft serve desert! But be aware that there are also menu items not suited for vegans or vegetarians.
Sullivan Street Bakery and PizzaOther Restaurants in ChelseaAdd to myNY added
After a day of exploring the Chelsea Market, make your way to Sullivan Street Bakery and Pizza. They’ve set the bar high with an all-day brunch scene that’s a love letter to Rome right here in Chelsea.
But there’s a twist – it’s not a sit-down restaurant. Instead, choose your favorite pastries or breakfast sandwich and find a spot to enjoy your food. When I visit Sullivan Street Bakery, I usually go for the silky bomboloni or a wholesome panini on their homemade bread and then head over to High Line Park nearby. It’s a match made in brunch heaven, my friend. This low-key yet utterly delectable spot has nestled itself into my list of best brunch spots in Chelsea, and I’m guessing it’ll do the same for you!
TemerarioMexican Restaurant in ChelseaAdd to myNY added
Imagine enjoying some Mexican street food after soaking up Chelsea’s art scene. Temerario, located on 8th Avenue, offers you this and more. Their brunch hours are from 11 am to 3:30 pm every weekend, when they serve up a feast for the senses.
Try the NY steak paired with sunny-side-up eggs, dressed in an aromatic chimichurri sauce with a side of house potatoes. Got a knack for spice? Give their Smoky Jalapeño Margarita a go. It’s a thrilling experience, but not for the faint-hearted.
And if you really want to make it a great brunch, then go for the 90-minute bottomless Mimosas, Margaritas, or Sangria. Between their brunch items and drink options, Temerario is always a go-to when I want something out of the ordinary.
The Frying PanAmerican Restaurant in ChelseaAdd to myNY added
The Frying Pan is a ship that’s open during the summer months in NYC. In here as an absolutely awesome bar scene with the view of the Manhattan sky line.
The LandingOther Restaurants in ChelseaAdd to myNY added
The Landing is a full service bar and restaurant located at PENN 1. This location is perfect for socializing, dining or just enjoying a nice cocktail. The menu offers something for all tastes and preferences. During the weekdays The Landing offers different daily specials.
The Landing (For Valentine's Day)Other Restaurants in ChelseaAdd to myNY added
Anyone planning a romantic dinner in New York City with their partner for Valentine’s Day should have The Landing at PENN 1 on their radar. The restaurant offers upscale dining in close proximity to Madison Square Garden and Penn Station.
For Valentine’s Day, The Landing is offering a variety of specials for eight days, including the Surf & Turf Dinner Special including a porterhouse steak and lobster tail. This is served with a selection of sparkling wines and a decadent chocolate cake for dessert.
The restaurant is decorated in a warm, modern style with a welcoming atmosphere.
Book your table now to spend the most romantic day of the year with your loved one in this great location!
The Orchard TownhouseAmerican Restaurant in ChelseaAdd to myNY added
Just a stone’s throw from the High Line Park, The Orchard Townhouse is more than just a brunch restaurant. In fact, if you ask me, it should be labeled as an attraction! Every Saturday, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, this charming four-story townhouse opens its doors to brunch enthusiasts and serves favorites like eggs in a hole.
Inside, you’re greeted with a clean space that’s full of natural light and perfectly sets the mood for a relaxed meal. I’m a big fan of breakfast sandwiches, so I usually opt for the Fried Egg Sandwich, but the Heirloom Tomato Toast is not far behind. So, whether you’re seated inside or on their charming patio, it’s undeniably one of the best brunch spots in Chelsea, NYC.
The Best Restaurants in Chelsea on the Map
A map with all restaurants in Chelsea can be found here – just click on “FULL MAP” if you want to see more. You can click on each restaurant on the map to find out everything you need to know.
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