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Chelsea Ristorante

Chelsea Ristorante Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.chrnyc.com
  • Phone: (212) 924-7786
  • Hours of Operation: Daily: 12:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Benvenuti a Chelsea Ristorante Host your next dinner party or office party with us. Warm and inviting in the heart of Chelsea with excellent Italian cuisine.
  • Private Party Contact: Jimmy Veljic (877) 822-0469

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 15th Street & 16th Street
  • Public Transit: A-C-E-2-1 14TH St Stop
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Chelsea Ristorante
Chelsea Ristorante combines the rich tradition of Italian cuisine with antipasti, homemade pasta, and risotto which are considered some of the best, and with our famous wood burning brick oven, Chelsea Ristorante satisfies even the most discriminating tastes. Whether for business or pleasure, an intimate private lunch, dinner party, or cocktails for a large gathering, Chelsea Ristorante and its amicable wait staff can provide the perfect accommodations.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Excellent restaurant with delicious Italian food. Service A+++"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "it is magic - it i simple food well delivered with great staff"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This is a great Italian place in the heart of Chelsea. While the food is not avant garde or ground-breaking, the food is classic and more importantly very good. We ordered the calamari as our app and it was cooked perfectly. My pappardelle with mushrooms and artichokes was very tasty and filling but not overly heavy. I really like this restaurant and you would too if you are looking for a classic Italina food fix."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Used to come here freq & rec to friends- never again. Booked on opentable but their mobile site would only book for 2 vs 1. When I arrived told him it would just be me. He seated me by the door. Was sweltering hot so I asked for a cooler table. They're too cheap to even turn on the AC. Got seated inside at a table for 4. Was 6pm & empty. The mgr came over & said this is a table for 4- told him I mentioned I was alone & got seated here. Had to ask 2x to 3 diff people for more bread. Had to ask 4 diff people 2-3x for the dessert menu. When the dessert came I bit into something hard.I asked what it was. Mgr said it comes wrapped in plastic so prob just fell in! This used to be a gem. Now they're arrogant,rude& over-priced. Don't waste ur time."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "I was seeking an Italian restaurant with traditional food. Great selections, and everyone in our group thought their dishes were excellent. Service was attentive, and reminded me of dining in Milan and Rome. Good natured staff and an appreciation for food and life. Somehow, too many Italian restaurants want to offer rabbit and marrow as a main course. If you appreciate excellent tasting food at reasonable prices, I recommend Chelsea Ristorante. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Chelsea Ristorante has outstanding service and a wonderful menu.....The servers are very attentive and anticipate your needs. Lovely staff!!! If the weather is nice, it is lovely to sit ouside or at the open doors in the front of the restaurant. The cocktails are fabulous and the two bartendars, Kim, and Carmine, make sitting at the bar fun and pleasurable. It is a little bit of Tuscany ! I recommend it highly!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We had a group of 9 on a rainy Friday night. The first that arrived had drinks at the bar - friendly bartender. Matre'D was very attentive and seated us. Service was fantastic. We never had to attract a server's attention. They were right there filling the water, offering more wine, taking away finished plates. Food was very good. Prices were resonable. Wine prices were very resonable. Matre'D sent complimentary glass of dessert wine to all at the table. Nice."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Always consistent..a neighborhood favorite! And, rare for Chelsea, late kitchen closing allows for after theatre."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "alwasy a favorite in this ever changing neighborhood. Consistency is so valuable"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "This place has been here since the 1980's and has only improved over the years. Good food, fantastic service and reasonable prices. What's more to Love."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "For a good dinner with nice wine for our group of 6, Chelsea Ristorante was a perfect choice after seeing Three Penny Opera at the Atlantic! A bit noisy, but cheerfully so, and we were well served. The veal dishes most of us had were tender and tasty and the variety of desserts was appealing. I look forward to going again soon!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Selected this restaurant based upon other reviews and its proximity to the Joyce Theater. Classic Italian selections prepared perfectly. Don't go here for fusion experimentation but for authentic at its best. We started with stuffed clams and fresh roasted artichokes, went onto veal with mushrooms and oven roasted sea bass and finished with cappuccini and lemon tart. Not only was the food superb but the service was welcoming, attentive and professional. Decor is simple yet attractive. All around impressive from start to finish. A gem!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "The perfect place for a late Easter dinner with my in-laws They were thrilled with the food and the service. Even if you don't live in Chelsea, this place is worth the cab ride. You wont be disappointed. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We always enjoy going to Chelsea Ristorante. Delicious food and drink, great service and nice ambience!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I moved to Chelsea almost 20 years ago and began going to CR. Have never had a bad meal or a bad experience. Great staff - warm and welcoming. Got a special request- no problem- the will be happy to accommodate. Great for a quiet dinner or a large group. It has been my "go to" place for years. Give it a try and it might become yours too. PS. Try to guess the name of the photos on the wall. Not as easy as you think!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We needed an italian restaurant that was kid friendly and convenient. We found Chelsea Ristorante and it was perfect. The pasta and pizza's were delicious. We easily got a table and the service was wonderful. I didn't love the caesar salad, but that was my only complaint. There were many large groups, making it noisy, but that works when you are with kids too!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Neighborhood gem. You could walk by it 1000 times and not notice, but stop in . All amazing!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Always love coming here. So comforting to see the same friendly faces and atmosphere after all these years in the ever trendy Chelsea . You can depend on good food, good service, a lovely evening."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Chelsea Ristorante proved to be a great place for a large group (9 people) to eat in pleasant, not too loud surroundings with a most attentive staff who understood time constraints and were solicitous, efficient, and extremely nice. I spilled my wine and the waiter immediately helped me to mop up and brought me another glass of wine. The food was very good and attractively served. Good choice, especially if you are going to a performance at the Joyce Theater."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Had lunch on s Saturday at 1:00. We were the only diners until about two so service was impeccable. I had a arugula salad w/ pairs & blue cheese. Very good and the cheese was so smooth & delicious. Main course I had cornish hen " under a brick". The skin was thin crispy joy the meat was moist & tasty. My companion had fried veal chop which he loved and he's never satisfied. Great lunch."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "These guys run a great place! Food is done to perfection including special requests. Staff is flawless AND friendly. Understated, simple,.... PEFERCT"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We went there last Saturday for a bachelorette dinner and the staff and manager were extremely nice and gracious to have us there. The food was delicious and their selection of red wine by the bottle was note worthy and well priced. I would highly recommend this place!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "it's been around forever and hasn't lost its touch. A best bet when going to the Joyce Theater."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "as a neighborhood regular I am always relieved to find the same friendly faces and remarkable food i have enjoyed there for over 20 years. I hope they just continue to do what they have always done...good reasonably priced Italian food served with friendly grace."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "From when we walked in the door to when we walked out, this place took very good care of us. We arrived pretty late for our valentine's day reservation and they were so sweet. We were escorted to our table, the waiter came right away, and the food was prepared in a timely manner. The manager came by every once and while to see how we were doing and that's always refreshing to see. When we were leaving, the hostess helped my friend put on his coat. It's the little touches that make the experience special. Kudos to the staff!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We thank the restaurant for taking such good care of us and paying attention to the needs of the group. The personal service, including the phone call regarding the handicapped bathroom, was very much appreciated!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Service a little too nonchalant...Food adequate and just OK...good if you're going to Atlantic Theater on 16th St.!"
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "First time at this place - would definitely go back. Good italian food reasonably priced. Were very accommodating to my two teens. Nice staff."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "One of my favorite restaurants in town…. The food is always PERFECTLY PREPARED… The staff makes you feel like you are a part of the family; always welcoming. Brought friends from out of town and they loved it too! Thank you guys for always making dining here a wonderful experience!"
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "We walked in cold and unfriendly weather to get to the Chelsea Ristorante, but the service and food made up for the walk. I had the spaghetti alla vongole and my guest had gemelli amatricana (pasta with panetta, onions, and tomato sauce. Both were delicious. We also loved the insalata mista and the special pieces of small crispy bread. The wait staff were incredible. We will definitely go there again. This restaurant was highly recommended by good friends who go there in a group, and they tell me that the pizza is excellent, too."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "We had a small party of five, and the place was great for our holiday meal. I would highly recommend it for regular Italian restaurant goers and first-timers. A terrific selection of food choices, very attentive staff , the food arrives promptly and the owner come by several times to check that everything was the way we wanted it. A terrific Italian gem in Chelsea!"
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "Dined on a Saturday evening. We were not rushed. The meal was delicious. We had the opportunity to try the homemade pasta. The pappardelle was delicious. Also had veal chop that was grilled to perfection. Great hidden gem. First time diner and will return!"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Had a party of 6. Had never been here before and didn't know what to expect. We had hoped to see some sights in New York, but due to the weather, that didn't work out. So we ended up going to the restaurant a bit earlier than our reservation. We were seated on arrival. We told the wait staff that we were not in a hurry even though we had to catch a tour bus in 3 hours. They responded in kind having us out in 2 1/2 hours. Every one in the party said the meal was excellent. The wine was superb and not over priced. All the food was excellently prepared and served piping hot. I won't go into individual items but suffice it to say everyone was thoroughly pleased with their meal, felt the prices and portions were right on."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "This is the best restaurant in NYC, hands down. If you don't try it you are missing out on one of the best dining experiences of your life."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "My favorite Italian restaurant always. I've been coming here since it first opened."
    Dined on 11/25/2013
  • "The food was wonderful. We were a party of 6, 2 kids, 4 adults. We got chicken, fish, soup, salad and pasta. All was wonderful. The waiters were great w the kids, it was not touristy at all!!! We would recommend & return to eat here over another place any time!"
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Party of 11 had a great time...excellent food and lively attentive service."
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "Chelsea Ristorante is a very good restaurant and it has become a "go to" place for my wife and me even though it is a bit of a walk from our apartment in the West Village. For the money, this is one of the best bargains in New York. We enjoyed dinner here with another couple and our dishes were veal, fish, pasta and pizza. Everyone enjoyed their meal and the service and presentation was professional. There is a very warm feeling that one gets when having dinner here. The warmth and good humor of the entire wait staff makes for a special evening. We will be back again......"
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "We were going to the Joyce after dinner & were short on time. They were very accommodating to make sure we were served in a timely manner . Our meals were excellent. The only negative... It was a little noisy."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "Dining at Chelsea Ristorante is always enjoyable. The food is very good and the service is professional. The restaurant tries very hard and succeeds as a local place in Chelsea that serves consistently fine Italian cuisine. This is a very comfortable restaurant and it has a great menu. My wife and I eat here occasionally and we will return."
    Dined on 10/22/2013