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Pounds & Ounces
Pounds & Ounces

Pounds & Ounces Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.poundsandouncesnyc.com
  • Phone: (646) 449-8150
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch:
    Wednesday - Friday: 11am - 4pm
    Saturday - Sunday: 11am - 5pm

    Monday - Thursday: 4pm - 11pm
    Friday: 4pm - 1am
    Saturday: 5pm - 1am
    Sunday: 5pm - 11pm

    Happy Hour:
    Monday - Friday: 3pm - 7pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Ted Cipollone
  • 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 Executive Chef Ted Cipollone’s eclectic American menu.
  • Private Party Contact: Stephanie Kinney (646) 449-8150
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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 the Ginger Kiss (Avion Silver, muddled mint, ginger beer, Cassis), and Ro & Barb (Cruzan Rum, Rhubarb Liqueur, muddled rosemary, citrus & pineapple juice) and share appetizers and small plates such as our signature Tuna Tartare Tacos, Rock Shrimp and our assorted artisanal Cheese & Meat Plates
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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    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...."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "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)"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Good menu, moderate prices. Service friendly and attentive without being intrusive. Great atmosphere without being too loud. Definitely will visit again!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "This place is great for a younger crowd who does not mind shouting in the AM."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Drinks and the food are great! Its perfect to go after work or with a group of friends to just have fun."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "was very disappointed with the brunch selection and we all did not like our food. Would skip. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "I had brunch with a group of eight people and it was perfect. The chicken benedict was amazing!!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "I chose this place to take my Mom and other family for Mother's Day. We had a great enthusiastic waiter (Sean) that made the day perfect. The meals were so good but especially the french toast with Nutella spread. It was the stuff of Gods! This is definitely a place I'd frequent and recommend to others. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Took my wife for a Mother's Day brunch. She had identified several items from the online menu. Upon arriving, the waiter explained that none of the items were available. Offered nothing (a free drink?) to compensate. Probably won't come back."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The food was fine. Very good prices. Nothing amazing but fine for a little girls night out. The manager was very nice but the waitress never came over to ask us how our meal was and we had to ask a few times for one person's meal to come out as five out of the six of us had our dishes in front of us. Would go back if I was in the area but wouldn't necessarily RUN back."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "I live in Chelsea and have been wanting to check out Pounds and Ounces for a while. I arranged a brunch for a party of 4. I'll start with the positives. The look of the place is nice, trendy, and modern. However, the music inside is way too loud. I'm 33, so not usually sensitive to that but it would have been difficult to carry on a conversation. Also, the French fries were quite tasty and the service was good and highly attentive. The food, however, really wasn't up to expectation. I had a sandwich and the bread was dry and hard. My friends were not as impressed with theirs either. With all of the brunch options available in Chelsea, I don't think I will return to this one."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Went to Tribeca film festival and wanted to eat close. Great place. Good for late night drinks, pre show dinner. Bet it would be good as a lunch place also. "
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "We couldn't even read the menu, because the lighting was too dark. The food was OK, but nothing to rave or crave. And it was incredibly loud."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "I went here with a group of friends last weekend for brunch and the entire experience was phenomenal. Our server was extremely friendly and attentive without being overbearing. We were seated outside where we were able to enjoy a nice view of the city and our food and drinks all arrived fairly quick. Our server was able to provide us with excellent recommendations and the menu was fairly priced for an afternoon brunch. We picked multiple items off the menu and shared it between the group. My bill was approximately $40.00, which included bottomless mimosas, 2 entrees and 2 appetisers (shared between 3 people). I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a nice brunch in Chelsea!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Brought out of town friends to this restaurant for brunch and we all enjoyed our meals and our drinks. Chicken and Waffles were excellent! "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "So maybe we shouldn't complain that we weren't rushed, after all, so many times the pendulum swings that way. Our waitstaff was really nice, and we had a great meal. Food was very tasty. We just waited a long time to get our first appetizer, though the time between apps and the main course was better. Would definitely go back."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "This place has no idea what it wants to be. The decor is completely clashing and the menu is unfocused. The service was awful at best, she was drinking at the bar not even 15 feet from our table while we had to wait on ordering our drinks after asking multiple people. The food came out and it was cold and the taste was forgettable. Bathrooms were dirty and the ambience was that of a Saturday night bar. Not a place I'll be returning."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Pounds and Ounces provides the best value for money in terms of food quality, price, drinks, festive atmosphere , and service quality in the area. While menu items are not avant gard, they are good basics with a twist."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "I will, without a doubt, come back! Awesome brunch menu, great drinks, friendly staff, huge portions of food.. Just a great time and worth every penny!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Casual, romantic ambiance. Trendy & modern. Lobster corn dogs app & wild mushroom risotto were amazing! Service was excellent! Great experience overall!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We always enjoy eating at Pounds & Ounces when we stay in Chelsea. Great drinks, great food, great waiters, and a lively crowd. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I went with a friend for brunch, and I thought the place was fun. However, as a restaurant it should concentrate on warm good food being served, and consistent taste in drinks."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Got the brunch burger, it wasn't anything special but the unlimited brunch drinks were a hit with my party. Cocktails weren't great but the waitstaff tried to keep them coming."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Their macNcheese impressed. The Rueben was exceptional. But our chosen, leisurely pace of late lunch, was not a pressure or issue with the hostess/waitress and that was greatly appreciated. She certainly was compensated at the end for her friendly and ultimately no pressure approach."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "If you are going to the Joyce Theater, this restaurant is only one block away. The food is presented in a very creative manner. My salmon dish was very tasty. The fried asparagus appetizer was presented vertically in a bucket and were crunchy and fun to eat."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "It was high octane on a Friday night yet service was great. The food was good to taste and sure hit your waistline. Not worried about the waste line? Then get the fork and knife burger and prepare yourself."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "My fiancé, mother and father in law went for brunch on Sunday. The food was amazing!!! We ordered a ton of apps. and each our own meal. We loved the asparagus fries, tuna tacos and the mac and cheese, all were amazing! Everyone loved their entrée, steak and eggs, egg BLT and Chicken benedict, they all were outstanding and of course the white peach mimosas were amazing too. Service was a bit slow in the beginning when we first sat down. It took a good amount of time until someone came over to even give the table waters."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "This was a great spot for brunch. I very much enjoyed the food, atmosphere, and our server. We had the chicken and waffles, the egg blt, and lobster corn dogs. The egg blt was my favorite, but everything was solid, the music was good (and not too loud) and I highly recommend this spot for brunch."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Service was very good for a group. Some food like the baked Mac n cheese were good and salmon burger was average"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Nice brunch scene - good music. Not a great place for bloody marys (stick with the champagne drinks)."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Heard good things about this place and most was true - food was very good, especially the burgers and fries, the design of the restaurant was very trendy, but the service is what threw me off. While we did arrive a couple minutes late to our reservation, it took an odd amount of time to prepare our table and when we finally sat down they seated us at a corner table where there was a standing television placed right next to us (to watch the Olympics) and we had to deal with people standing extremely close to our table where we were trying to eat. Also, we had to ask for bread more than four times before they actually brought it out and they forgot to put in half our dinner order, which threw the meal off. But, the food was delicious!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "A great Chelsea locale with some amazing food. The staff was busy but worked hard and were courteous. Will definitely come again."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We were looking for a place specifically in this neighborhood. As location was key, we set our sights low for food & drink. However, Pounds & Ounces had really great burgers, cocktails, and apps. It wasn't cheap, but it wasn't terribly expensive either. It was just over $100 for three burgers, six cocktails and one app. The service was good. They even let us linger at our table much longer than we figured they should. We will definitely go back. The one downside is that you can't take advantage of the Happy Hour specials if you're seated outside the bar area."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We weren't sure what to expect especially when we walked in and the music was so loud from the DJ. But that quickly faded away as we enjoyed the wonderful service from Sean and of course the food was delicious. Probably the best meal we had in the 4 days of our trip and we went to some highly recommended places. The Surf & Turf was so unique and tasty. My husband was very pleased with his filet. The potato cauliflower puree was so yummy also. The Coconut Shrimp appetizer was very good but less sweet than usual which wasn't good or bad just different, BUT the Tuna Tartare Tacos - AWESOME!!! Thanks Sean for a great experience before the SNM show."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "We were very surprised by the tastiness of the food. Our calamari appetizer was followed by the seared scallops and braised short ribs and all our choices were delicious. A very energetic eating experience. Very good value for very good food with excellent service. It's on our return list. Thank you for a very enjoyable dinner. It's on our list to return."
    Dined on 1/11/2014