Pounds & Ounces
Pounds & Ounces

Pounds & Ounces

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.poundsandouncesnyc.com/
  • Phone: (646) 449-8150
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch:
    Saturday - Sunday: 11am - 4pm

    Dinner:
    Monday - Thursday: 3pm - 11pm
    Friday: 12pm - 12am
    Saturday: 4pm - 12am
    Sunday: 4pm - 11pm

    Happy Hour:
    Monday - Friday: 3pm - 7pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, High Tea, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Pounds & Ounces striking décor and unique menu come together to create a chic vibe in a comfortable eating, drinking and gathering destination. The restaurant offers something for everyone from the eclectic American menu.
  • Special Events: Pounds & Ounces can accommodate any size party from a small dinner party to a private cocktail reception. Please contact our events department at 646-449-8150 for our event packages and detailed information

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 18th Street
  • Public Transit: 1/9 train to 18th street station,
    C/E to 23rd street station or A/C/E to 14th street Station.
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Pounds & Ounces
Pounds & Ounces striking décor and unique menu come together to create a chic vibe in a comfortable eating, drinking and gathering destination. The restaurant offers something for everyone with its unique and eclectic American menu.

Located in the heart of Chelsea, Pounds & Ounces is the nightly go-to as well as weekend brunch. Thanks to its all-encompassing menu, captivating cocktails and hip music, Pounds & Ounces is the liveliest scene in the neighborhood highlighted by its centerpiece; a long alabaster and metal communal table that runs down the center of the space.

What better place to be yourself, sip the latest cocktails like our Ginger Kiss (Avion Silver, muddled mint, ginger beer, Cassis) or our Ro & Barb (Cruzan Rum, Rhubarb Liqueur, muddled rosemary, citrus & pineapple juice) while sharing some delicious appetizers & small plates such as our signature Tuna Tartare Tacos, Lobster Corn Dogs or Asparagus Fries!
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Pounds & Ounces reviews from OpenTable diners
76 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating3.5
  • Food3.5
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelEnergetic
78% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (33)great for brunch (30)neighborhood gem (23)vibrant bar scene (22)hot spot (16)fit for foodies (12)late-night find (10)great for outdoor dining (9)great for lunch (9)romantic (6)special occasion (3)kid-friendly (2)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Brunch with a twist
    luvgoodfoodVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Pounds and Ounces had a very unique brunch menu and the food was amazing (especially the grilled cheese). We were 8 people and sat in an area with assorted chairs around a few cocktail tables. It was as relaxed as if we were sitting in someone's living room. We clearly will be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    AmyH
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Loved everything about this place. Ambiance, service, and food. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Basic Food in Chelsea
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    This place has become a nice burger joint. The variety of burgers was average but in general the food was good but not great!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Favorite Brunch Spot
    EmilyRMMc
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    From Chicken and Waffles and Pancakes to Market Salads and egg whites, this Bottomless brunch spot is the place to be!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre Theater Brunch
    Townie1
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    A quick subway ride from Port Authority or a 30 minute walk. Either way, totally worth it. The food was good, came out hot and quickly. (We had a Gilt voucher, so it was SUPER inexpensive.) I would be willing to go back and pay full price.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing food
    mimaguyVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Energetic place, amazing food, tasty drinks but slow, very slow service
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    Mel30VIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Everything was great from the cocktails to the food to the service. I will definitely be returning and recommending this place to my friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre food/worse service
    EOlongislandVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Took forever to get our food. There was only one waitress for the entire restaurant. When food did arrive, it was just ok... Nothing memorable. Will not be coming back any time soon.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Organized a last minute party
    NYerVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Restaurant was very accommodating. The burgers are excellent! The other dishes are good, but not as great. Service was good, but a few things were forgotten, though promptly removed from the bill! Overall, a good experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great brunch spot!
    askjuan
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Chose this place for birthday brunch. Drinks were continuously flowing. The food was delicious. The truffle fries were absolutely delicious. The same for the waffle. Nice aesthetic. Great energy!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Casual brunch
    Foodieatheart
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Went in last Sunday for brunch, hosts were friendly and where able to accommodate is despite the lateness to our reservation. Ambiance is good but music could be a little louder and lively (for brunch at least). Service was Fine but slow. Servers seemed overwhelmed with the amount of tables they had to take care of. We waited 50 minutes for a burguers and dessert came at the same time as our entrees. Looks like the kitchen was pretty backed up. Overall the experience was ok, although I wouldn't go back for brunch given the amount of time we waited for food.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodiefreak
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Excellent dinner experience at Pounds & Ounces. It was our second time using a Groupon deal and it was well worth it! I had the Mexi-Cali salad with grilled chicken- it was very delicious- wish it was as large as the shrimp cobb salad! My guest loved the turkey burger- great flavor, just a little too salty. It was topped with avocado and fried egg. We were hoping to have the spinach/artichoke dip as an appetizer, although they were out...ugh! Drinks were tasty. As for the atmosphere, the noise level was energetic (not too loud compared to our first time there); they could definitely use stronger lighting to brighten up the trendy features and help dining guests view the menus.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sunshineVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    If you are not bothered by loud noise and want a fairly simple meal like burgers, salads and sandwiches, this may be the place in this Chelsea neighborhood close to the Joyce Theatre.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy but very good
    SRVP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    If you plan on carrying on an important conversation, forget it—too noisy! However the service is lovely and the food quite good. The limited menu helps with quick choices. The decor is very attractive and the servers classy.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Place for Brunch
    JasonVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    A Chelsea gem with a great brunch. The unlimited mimosas are very well made and come in an assortment of great flavors. This is not your normal OJ and Champagne only deal. While the food options could be expanded, the food itself is very tasty. The waiters are great as well with the notable mention for our waiter Austin. He was very friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable regarding the menu. He took the time to make suggestions and even advised on the various flavors of the drinks. He also made sure our glasses were never empty for too long. He definitely helped make the experience extra special and made us want to come again. If you go, I highly recommend asking to be seated in his section. Overall, great place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great spot any time!
    Ejeats
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Food is great, the brunch is a bit on the pricier side as well as dinner, but each meal is definitely different and amazing!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pounds & Ounces
    UnionSq
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    enjoyed everything we got on the brunch menu, & while I had the fried chicken Benedict, I sampled my friends offerings Will be going back for a dinner for sure. Only complaint us the the bloodies are inconsistent - garnishes vary from order to order The lobster corn dogs app is unique will be a guilty favorite of anyone who tries one
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Brunch
    Hofstra64VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Outstanding meal in a great location. Perfect setting for a get together.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Disturbingly awful food
    Foodhobby
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Went to celebrate a birthday. Every item we ordered with the exception on the French Fries was disappointing. Two thumbs down!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A great find in Chelsea!
    EjamesVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I must have walked passed Pounds & Ounces a million times in my travels but this was the first time I stopped in. I had no idea what I was missing! I had brunch & started off with their delicious summer sangria that was tasty & refreshing. While we were tempted to have the lobster corn dogs (really! lobster corn dogs!!!) we had the mac & cheese croquettes, that I'm not ashamed to say were inhaled the moment they hit the table! Our server was very nice & attentive. I went with the Crispy Chicken Benedict which was excellent - just enough of everything & delicious, while my friend had Egg BLT. Everyone went home full & happy that day! Do yourself a favor & don't keep walking - they have brunch 5 days a week! I'll be back very soon!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey and Bland: A Brunch Review
    Reliable5ource
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I was expecting better food and better service, considering I had left a reservation note specifying allergies at and also specifying that it was a birthday celebration. Chicken benedict = bland. Martini Pitchers = too small. Our server, to no fault of his own, was not told of either of these things. This resulted in me (the birthday girl) being served up a plate of my allergens (bell peppers) mixed in with the home fries. To top it all off, my food was cold. When I told him my food was cold and that I had an allergy that I had mentioned when I made the reservation, he got visibly flustered and almost argued back starting to say "I wish you had.." When remade it had spinach on it? NOTHING special was done for my birthday, either.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food but too loud.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I loved the food but the music was too loud. The DJ was playing like it was 2 am at the CLUB. We got to the restaurant at 8pm on a saturday and
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful brunch
    jccty18
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I had brunch at 4 in the afternoon, the all you can drink mimosas were delightful.. the tuna tacos were delicious. My wife and I will come back for sure. The menu changes every so often so you'll always get something delicious and different. I'm glad we came here to dine.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Crispy chicken Benedict was great! Cucumber basil lemonade was fantastic!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 52 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.4
    • Food3.3
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service3.6
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 198 reviews are from the Pounds & Ounces reviews archive.
  • Nice ambience and location but...
    Glove
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Chose to eat eat for brunch on a Sunday. Loved the service and thought the ambience of the restaurant was great. The only problem is the food was just ok. We had a app and two entrees and was very let down. Being there are tons of other brunch options it's unlikely I'd give this another chance
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I wasn't blown away, really.
    Nice
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Our waitress was very sweet and attentive. Wonderful. However, the food was really just mediocre. We had the crispy chicken, which was really quite tough and a bit dry; the potatoes, although delicious, were barely lukewarm. My sister sent hers back for this very reason, and she was given another plate of potatoes, which was also lukewarm. Our friend had the watermelon salad, and loved it. Overall, the experience was OK, but I wasn't blown away, really.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Burgers w/ a side of NOISE
    DuckDuckGoose
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The noise level is eardrum splitting. We requested the quietest table possible, & the friendly host put us in a back corner which was slightly quieter. We asked the waiter about the music volume & he admitted to hating it & that customers constantly complain, but "the owners like it". The place was 3/4 empty of course. So, there you have it - owners, who must be hard of hearing, force wait staff & customers to endure disco level noise. My guess is that customers put up with it because it's a comfortable place, you can always get a table & the prices aren't insane. It's why we stayed - it was Sat night & we just wanted some burgers & wine & this is a perfect spot for that. We'd go back if the volume was lowered.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great scene, average food
    DNYC15
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    My friends and I met up for dinner at Pounds and Ounces last Friday. The drinks were great, a bit pricy for sangria, but still great. The food was average. Nothing special about it and definitely not worth the price. I would go back for drinks though. The ambiance is pretty cool and it's in a great spot for heading out downtown later on. Super friendly staff as well.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Presents differently than what you see on the website. Dreary looking on the inside. Food terrible. No iced tea was prepared. Didn't have any salmon. Appetizer served still partially frozen. Roll of lobster roll stale. $75 for two and beverages were sodas. So not worth it....
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loud/ignored/great happy hour!
    loveagoodcocktail
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    The place is really nice looking. It was a really hot day and I wish the air conditioning would have been cooler. The happy hour prices are really great but the food portions are tiny. I had the chef's special pork sliders and they were delicious but my boyfriend had the regular beef sliders and they were really dry. The waitress was really busy and hard to get a hold of when we needed to pay and leave because of show tickets. All in all I would definitely go back later in the night to see what the scene might be but I would not show up hungry. It seems like a cool spot.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • KatiriaVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    This was my first time here for brunch. We had an awesome waitress....attentive, sweet, quick but the food was not great. I had the chicken Benedict and it wasn't hot or exciting. my cocktail was great (Ro & Barb)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Noisy, but decent food
    NJDave
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    This was a surprisingly noisy place to have dinner. My wife and I could hardly hear each other across the table. However, the hamburgers we had were well prepared.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Highly Recommend
    GlobeTrotter
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Good menu, moderate prices. Service friendly and attentive without being intrusive. Great atmosphere without being too loud. Definitely will visit again!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    This place is great for a younger crowd who does not mind shouting in the AM.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Love this place
    Great4goodtime
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Drinks and the food are great! Its perfect to go after work or with a group of friends to just have fun.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not bad
    AH2013
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    The outside is nothing special. The view isn't great and you can't get any sun. The food was delicious and the menu has everything needed to cure a hangover. The inside decor is a little weird and the bathrooms are too dark. The cocktail we had was so awful we had to send it back. Still, I would give it another shot!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Service
    JessNYCVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    This was my first time here, and I am hesitant to write a review because I don't want everyone to go! I think the brunch was fantastic. I had the tuna tartare tacos and the lobster corn dog, both were great. Our waiter was so attentive and sweet, I would have to say brunch is a must do at pounds and ounces.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vibrancy local hood
    CoreyNYCVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    An excellent place for group dining. Food is always great and the service is ok for such a busy venue. The brunch drinks special is a must.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice local restaurant
    lisainvegasVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We went for Brunch on a holiday weekend and sat outside with the beautiful weather. Salt? Ketchup? Waiter? It wasn't very busy but waiter was hard to find. Service was prompt, food was good, but once delivered they never checked to see if we needed anything else. Worth a try if you're in the neighborhood. Beware - very dark bathrooms. Bring a flashlight.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Brunch 5 days a week?!
    Foodie123
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    This place is great and it's doing an unlimited boozy brunch 5 days a week. The usual Saturday and Sunday AND what they are calling WTF brunch for Wednesday Thursday and Friday! It's a retail or service industry employees dream becuase I work on weekend I never get to brunch! Loved it, def going back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.