Tipsy Parson
Tipsy Parson

Tipsy Parson

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tipsyparson.com/
  • Phone: 2126204545x
  • Hours of Operation:
    LUNCH: Monday - Friday: 11:30a to 5p

    DINNER: Monday - Thursday: 5p to 11p,

    Friday & Saturday: 5p to 12a

    Sunday: 5p to 11p

    BRUNCH: Saturday & Sunday: 10a to 5p
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Ty-Lör Boring
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: Please email us at info@tipsyparson.com if you are interested in having us cater or host an event.
  • Private Party Facilities: Serving sophisticated southern style food with a promise to leave you full with belly filling goodness.
  • Private Party Contact: Julie Taras Wallach (events@tipsyparson.com) 2126204545x
  • Special Events: Tipsy Parson is the perfect location to host birthdays, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, anniversaries, wine tastings and business dinners.


    We also offer delivery via Try Caviar.
    Visit www.trycaviar.com/menu/462/tipsy-parson for menu and delivery information.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: between 19th & 20th Streets
  • Public Transit: SUBWAY: A/C/E/L (14th St./8th Ave.), 1 (18th St./8th Ave.)
    BUS: M11 (20th St./9th Ave.), M14D (18th St./9th Ave.), M20 (20th St./8th Ave.) and M23 (23rd St./9th Avenue)
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Muni-Meter parking is available on Ninth Avenue. Local parking garages: Edison Parking (507 W 21st Street, just west of Tenth Avenue) and Icon Parking Systems (111 Eighth Avenue, just east of 16th Street)
A word from Tipsy Parson
Located on a landmark block in west Chelsea, Tipsy Parson is a 70-seat American brasserie, serving lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.



Tipsy Parson serves refined comfort food, focusing on Regional American favorites, with a nod to Southern classics.

The menu revolves around reinterpretations of classic American home-cooking.



The full-bar features classic American cocktails, a curated selection of small-batch bourbons, and coffee service from Kitten Coffee in Bushwick, Brooklyn.



The main dining room looks out over a small, lush garden and is available for private events. The front room has casual seating for 8, seated dining for 22 and accommodates 14 at the bar.
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Tipsy Parson reviews from OpenTable diners
128 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (79)great for brunch (62)fit for foodies (61)good for groups (28)romantic (24)great for lunch (16)vibrant bar scene (13)hot spot (13)special occasion (11)kid-friendly (8)late-night find (6)great for outdoor dining (2)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • My go to Gluten Free spot
    HigwireVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    This place is a neighborhood gem. The menu has a bit of a nuvo southern vibe to it. There are numerous vegan and gluten free options, which is what brought me in to begin with. If and when I have a hankering for a dish that is not on the Gluten Free list, the chef is usually very accommodating toward making it so. The atmosphere not fancy, but a bit rustic, warm and inviting. I find the service to be consistently friendly and helpful. My only negative comment is that it can be loud (especially at Sunday Brunch) but then what busy NY restaurant is not loud these days.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Blog Worthy!
    Cari
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    My daughter follows a NYC blog, discovered this restaurant and shared it with me for my annual trip to the city with three friends. This spot has moved to the top of our list for brunch! We shared a biscuit bomb for starters and it was fabulous. Then we each ordered something different so we could sample each other's choice - Migas, Fried Chicken and Waffles, Shrimp and Grits, and Mushroom Toast - every single thing was delicious! Also the cocktail "Down The Hatch" was amazing. I would recommend Tipsy Parson (love the name too) without hesitation, and, in fact, already have! Looking forward to my next trip to NYC and returning to this restaurant. I do recommend that you make a reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The trendy nyc brunch, done well
    abigailkVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The tipsy parson is a well decorated chelsea spot with high quality brunch. Try the spicy bloody mary and the farmstand platter: poached eggs on a bed of seasonal vegetables and pesto. it's colorful and delicious. The fruit salad even had candied ginger as a topper and the little details like literary wallpaper make it a place you'll want to linger.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't miss
    triplecrescentVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Since it opened a few years back, I've visited Tipsy Parson on about half a dozen occasions. This place never makes a mistake. Great food, great looking space, fun people, and excellent energy. You can't miss with this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Happy
    Emma1991
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Until i have the taste of my dinner, (i already brush my teeth)after 4 days. Great food and service. I will came back again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great drinks
    Danishguest
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Nice location, friendly service. Fantastic drinks that we never heard of before (we skipped the wine). Will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SALTY SALTY FOOD!!!
    PaulVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I hadn't been here in a couple of years, and I have always quite enjoyed it previously. It's a charming little room, though it does get quite loud. The bartenders were a bit ditzy but transferred my bar tab to the table, which I always appreciate immensely. However, we had the SALTIEST meal I've ever had in nyc. Everything was so over-salted and not even well-seasoned. (I didn't order a main dish, because I wanted to try three smaller things). I had to send the salad back after 4-5 bites because it was just so vinegary and sodium-heavy my mouth literally hurt. I don't think I will come back here again for the food - probably just the bar if I'm in the area. Otherwise, it's too noisy to also have bad food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing southern food
    NYCvisitorVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    This is an amazing choice when in Chelsea. You should make a reservation as it is a small place. Staff is friendly, food is great (they have the best biscuits, I loved the ribs and the toffee pudding dessert was to die for) and overall everything was quite pleasant and we would absolutely go back and recommend Tipsy Parson to anyone.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous late dinner
    AlliLeighVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Meet two friends here for a late weeknight dinner and it was fantastic! The restaurant is beautiful and the food was delicious!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sour hostess
    BillyPVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    The hostess was entirely unpleasant and unwelcoming.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cozy, cute and delicious!
    LGeatsVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Met a friend here for an early dinner during the week. The bar was packed with only a few people eating but it filled up shortly after we arrived. My friend and I ordered a bottle of reasonably priced wine. We shared a biscuit with habanero jam, the mac and cheese and the fall salad. Everything was delicious. The biscuit was so light and fluffy, the mac and cheese rich and decadent and the salad was light and crisp to balance everything out. The server was delightful and attentive and I can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    UKcafe
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Our food was amazing. Had the duck special which came w white sweet potatoes and pears. So delicious as were the carrot soup and tomato salad. Nice bottle of wine and super service. Very nice waiter Eli??
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    Sub52VIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Cozy bar with great drinks! Food was excellent, service was really good; our waiter was very attentive but didn't hover. My only issue is that as the night went on the noise level was quite loud.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Parsonage
    vleecker
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    My friend, Ruth, and I often eat at the TP before going to the Atlantic Theater Company. It's reliable and charming, lively in front and mellow in back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lively Scene
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    My husband and I recently had Sunday Brunch at Tipsy Parson. The location was convenient to where we needed to be on Sunday afternoon. The dining room is nicely appointed and the service was attentive. I had the burger, which was very good!! The only problem we encountered was the noise level. We could not carry on a conversation at all. If you have a loud voice, this is a good place to eat. We had a slight headache at the end of brunch
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loud and out of everything
    themargeVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I was so excited to try a Chelsea neighborhood favorite. When we arrived we were put at a shared table in a room that was so loud we could not even hear our own voices. We decided to leave but the manager convinced us to stay and sit at the bar. The bartender was hard to get his attention and that night they were out of 50% of what we tried to order. It was very disappointing night. I won't be going back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing brunch
    vegtravelerVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    There are not a ton of vegetarian items for dinner so we tried Tips for brunch. It was amazing and have been back a few times since. The ingredients are super fresh and you can taste the difference. they have some unique combinations of items which make it interesting. Drinks are wonderful….the bloody mary was super smokey and spicy! Perfect way to start a sunday
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • KS Review
    KSReviews
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Tipsy Parson had delicious southern food. The only plate I wasn't impressed with was the ribs. There was a lot of sauce on them, almost covering up all of the meat so you couldn't even taste if the meat was juicy/flavorful or not. I don't think I would've minded if the sauce were actually yummy but it tasted like something I could buy at the food store. Besides that, the hush puppies, catfish, and mac and cheese were delectable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I enjoyed the gluten free biscuit with pimiento cheese and the small order of shrimp and grits and loved both!! Our waiter also gave us chocolate chip cookies on the house at the end of the meal and corn bread at the beginning. Lovely experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • American with a Southern Flair
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Very cute neighborhood restaurant. Nice atmosphere, friendly staff...and more important, very good food! Highly recommend the Fried Green Tomatoes. Went there with a friend who is on a "no wheat" diet and there were more than enough delicious things to choose from.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous menu but too noisy
    Francesca
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We loved the menu, the ambiance and the neighborhood. Food was delicious. But the noise level at noon on a Sunday was off the charts. We had to yell all through brunch to each other. So, go for a great meal and with good friends that you know well, but don't go if you're trying to get to know someone, because you won't hear half of what they say!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Adorable restaurant!!
    NRG4NY
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Adorable and energetic, this restaurant has great cocktails and food for those with restricted diets! Many gluten free and vegan options, as well as the brunch classics! Some of the best gluten free bread I have ever had, made in house!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for brunch
    jfoodhVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The pig in a poke is a favorite but sometimes they are out of grits and can't serve A little noisy if you are trying to visit with your party
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great brunch!
    mh47VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The items on the brunch menu were unique which was nice. It wasn't the same old eggs benedict and pancakes. The mushroom toast was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Elevated comfort food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    I always look forward to coming here and always leave satisfied. It was Labor Day and I took a friend who'd just moved here from the West Coast. We shared a biscuit bomb, I had migas, and she had pig in a poke. Delicious all around as always. The only thing was that the menu says migas comes with 'avocado salad' but it was just guacamole so that was a little disappointing. Everything else was terrific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch food and drinks
    AlwaysTraveling
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Went to Sunday brunch. The food was great. My guy friend said it was one of the best cocktails he has had in months.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great find
    Chef110VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We happened upon this place after over hearing someone talk about it on a nearby street. We tried it out with no prior knowledge and fell in love! Brunch was amazing! Pulled pork with spoon bread was the winner but shrimp and grits a close second. Can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious food and great ambiance
    Girlsnight
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Had a girls night in the city and this was a perfect dinner! Food was amazing and they had a dinner time happy hour where bottles of wine and sangria was $25. Couldn't go wrong!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    PChangVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We have been coming to Tipsy Parson for quite some time---more than half a dozen visits in the last three years. The recent experience was unequivocally disappointing. The level of food has gone south, and there is no energy in the service or atmosphere. Only the bus boys were nice and earnest.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Charlie
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Great place! But can get quite loud in the back room.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • funky charm, with good food
    disappointedVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    entire order for two brought to table at one time....table already crowded with water glasses and candle...total mess....unpretty and unexpected..should be better thought out
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great pre-theater
    cheshireVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Shared several "southern" dishes accompanied by excellent cocktails & wine. Try the fried green tomatoes and the shrimp and grits. Baked to order peach cobbler was tempting, but we had the sticky sorghum cake instead. Our server was wonderful, pacing our little treats perfectly, and getting us out in time for the theater. A fun place!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Brunch Date
    summerbrunchdates
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Loved the Pig in A Poke. It scared me but after I gave in to the bowl it was Devine. Must try the chive bisquit with a side of pepper jelly. The service could be more attentive but otherwise delicious
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noise level becomes a distraction
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Tipsy parson is a neighborhood gem and we love it for brunch and dinners. Inventive menu and decorative bar and setting. However, our last two vists became unpleasant due to the noise level in the back room. We left because we couldn't hear our guests conversation. Maybe some noise reduction panels are in order
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Okay not great.
    mamacvb
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We were expecting major deliciousness. The fried chicken with waffles was delicious, but that was the only dish that our party of 4 gave unanimous hands up on. The farmstand egg dish billing led us to expect a nice salad with the poached eggs. It was all peas and the stems of some type of green leafy vegetable, perhaps arugula or watercress. It was pretty bland. The mushroom toast had a huge mound of ricotta under the eggs. Would have been better with more mushrooms and less ricotta. The orange juice tasted a little old and slightly fermented. The waitress did a serviceable job but was not overly friendly or solicitous about how we liked our meal.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fancy Dressed for a not Fancy Place
    Caprice
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    My friends and I dressed up fancy to go here because we were going somewhere after and I didn't feel right. I was dressed way too fancy for the decor of the restaurant. The menu is also a bit limited so that's not so good either. Otherwise the food itself was really good and the service was fine too.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • first timer
    francis
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Had a wonderful pre-show dinner around the corner from the Atlantic Theater at the Tipsy Parson. Was seated opposite the bar, which was not as bustling as I was afraid it would be, at least until a group came in with a couple of babies. They don't have Tanqueray, but they suggested another gin which was ok. The food was wonderful. I wasn't fond of the oats and cereal sprinkled on the beet salad, but the rest of the meal was fantastic. Service was attentive and friendly. Thanks. Hope to be back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • gorryb
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    cozy dining room, and the service was excellent, however the noise got impossible to hold a conversation after 8PM. The food was really good - especially the comfort food - shrimp & grits and the Mac and cheese.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not good enough for the price.
    Adsless
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    I had not been in years and was a little disappointed when I went for a business lunch with one other person. The tomato and melon salad was so drenched in vinegar that it was almost I edible. I should have told them and sent back. Shrimp and grits were delicious. I found the menu to be overpriced. The table was rather cramped and it was quite noisy. Not terrible but not good enough for those prices.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Super friendly
    Elizabeth
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Excellent service. Charming, lively ambience. Great drinks and inventive, fresh, lovely food. A neighborhood gem indeed!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic