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
99 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (58)great for brunch (49)fit for foodies (42)good for groups (22)romantic (19)great for lunch (14)vibrant bar scene (9)hot spot (8)kid-friendly (6)special occasion (5)late-night find (4)notable wine list (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • 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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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.
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
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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
  • Yummy Southern Food Oasis in NYC
    SKDining
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Tipsy Parson was a great spot for a relaxing Saturday brunch. Cozy and friendly and not too loud. There are some great Southern staples on their menu - pimento cheese burger, chicken and waffles, and shrimp and grits. Loved the crispy bacon!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service detracts from amazing food
    RobBVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The food here is amazing. The service on the other hand is lacking. Our waiter was full of attitude when we explained some food allergy concerns. Be careful about sitting in the back room. If you get a large group of 20-something girls having brunch at the large table, you'll lose your hearing from the high pitched, nasal screeching. But again, the food is truly outstanding!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too damn loud
    Marykaydevine
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Scored twice with this but third time a zero. Trouble getting table we wanted. Then sooooooo loud I was apologizing to my guest
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good. That is all.
    ChelseaEater
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    The atmosphere is very nice, the food is good south carolinian inspired comfort food. The Chef was on top chef and the prices are "I've been on Top Chef" prices. Hush puppies (which were better than what they used to serve us in public school down south) we very good, but over fried. One person in our group is vegetarian. When we asked the waiter to suggest some vegetarian options, he included corn dogs! It was not a joke. I know that the meat in a hotdog is questionable, but it is still meat. And just because you wrap it in cornbread the hotdog is no less meat. I would have expected a little more professional wait staff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food/long wait
    nadeca06
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    The food was very good, but unfortunately we had to wait over an hour for our food. We were only two people and one of the dishes was a burger and fries which should not have taken an hour to serve. The food was delicious but the wait was unacceptable.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun place
    KRNYVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    been there several times and the food is always good. it can be quite loud which is the only drawback.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good neighborhood eats.
    myvueVIP
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    I've been to lunch 3 times and never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the Parson
    BDWhite
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    My 3rd time here it is really tasty food. Service is attentive but not obnoxious and it is a favorite when I am in that part of town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 67 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 717 reviews are from the Tipsy Parson reviews archive.
  • Very Good Experience - Again
    Dmray
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Great food, great variety, very friendly and accomodating staff. Big fan
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun with Friends
    TRPB
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    I found this restaurant when searching for a Chelsea establishment online. I love the southern type of food and my vegetarian friend was happy with the Kale Salad and gluten free options. They were very accommodating to our request to be in a booth like setting, since we were going to be there awhile and probably be a little loud with laughter. The front room with the bar is tight if you sit at a table but the bar is nice. We were in the back room that has great, comfortable ambiance. Our waitress was patient and very helpful. We all said we would return with our husbands for date night!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite Brunch Spot
    CaseyT
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    My parents were visiting from out of town and were absolutely charmed by Tipsy Parson. The food was great and the staff was wonderful and accommodating. Thanks for the great experience once again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MikeKVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Always good food but ask to sit in the back as the bar is loud, hot and uncomfortable. Don't miss the fried green tomatoes. Exceptional..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • too noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    great food but on a Saturday at 11:30am the noise level was just too much. We really could hardly hear each other talk and we were at a table that was for four and not really part of a "family" style table.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quirky Fun for Brunch
    TravelingCAGirlVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Quirky decor and generous portions left us happy, despite a rough start where we had to track down a server after waiting for 15-20 minutes. We both really liked the mushrooms and eggs on toast with ricotta, and the fruit salad with a ginger syrup dressing. Definitely worth a visit for brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The worst meal I've had in years
    DiningGuyVIP
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    Was looking forward to celebrating my bf's new job. I found Tipsy Parson online & 2 co-workers had been & said it was great so I was excited to go. It was cute, we were sat in the back which was quiet. The comp corn bread w/pepper jelly was very good and we each ordered a drink Tipsy Palmer and Rhubarb Fizz (decent),Hush Puppies(I liked them, bf -Meh), Fried Green Tomatoes (May have been good but were so covered in avocado that you never really tasted the tomato), Soft Shelled Crab (the crab was too small, greens were good), Mac & Cheese w/Bacon (the best thing we had, excellent), Pork Chop (had to send it back it was so salty, even the 2nd try was too salty but we ate it), Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp (dry, burnt, sour) Will never go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cute place, but overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    I recently had brunch here for the first time, really cute place. Overall, the service and food was great, but definitely overpriced. Would recommend if you don't mind splurging!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.