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
92 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (56)great for brunch (48)fit for foodies (31)great for lunch (15)good for groups (14)romantic (13)hot spot (11)vibrant bar scene (7)kid-friendly (7)special occasion (6)late-night find (3)Show More
  • 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
    disappointed
    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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
  • Best Brunch of the Year
    junetalks
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I was in NYC to celebrate Mother's Day and my birthday and wanted to find be sure to enjoy someplace special. The Tipsy Parson did not disappoint. The atmosphere was convivial filled with families enjoying their Sunday morning. I ordered the Farmstand - brunch entree which was out of this world and a delicious Peach Bellini. I look forward to returning to work my way through the menu!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Creative and different menu - not your usual brunch. A lot of fun.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 63 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 707 reviews are from the Tipsy Parson reviews archive.
  • Extreme No-sitting policy
    twoplusoneVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Our experience was generally good, with good food and nice atmosphere. I want to bring up the point of the "no sitting partial parties" policy, that usually annoys me, but Tipsy Parson took it up a notch. We were there for an early brunch with an 8 m.o. baby. The other couple was running late, and the restaurant was pretty empty. Our table was set up already but the m' d would not sit us down. I tried to explain that I need to feed my daughter asap, but he refused to let us have a sit and pointed me to the bar area. So I sat my daughter ON the bar, and her diaper bag On the bar, and was about to feed her when the m'd ran over and said "you know what, we can show you to your table". Couldn't they just let me sit down to begin with?
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful First Date!
    BloomingCrown89
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Tipsy Parson was recommended to me by a friend as a great first date location, and I completely agree. The restaurant is intimate but not too stuffy, and I would posit excellent for any occasion; a coffee-shop-by-day, bar-by-night, restaurant-all-the-time. Natural sunlight poured in through the front windows as we were dining, creating a romantic and peaceful ambience. The food was also superior—we opted to share several sides rather than having our own meals, and we were not disappointed! The food was filling and tasty, full of flavor and vibrance! The service was also top-notch; a water bottle was placed on the table, but I found that I was never the one pouring; our server and runner were ALL over it. This is a marvelous place.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cozy and convenient
    CheeseDiana
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    Tipsy Parson was a delightful spot for meeting friends on a chilly and wet April night. It was a relief to be able to make a reservation only the day before and know that our group of four would have a table in such foul weather. Note that Tipsy Parsons won't seat a reserved table until everyone is there--this strikes me as a bit odd if you've made a reservation. Service was sufficiently attentive but not particularly warm, and the food was good. I just wish wine and entrees were $5 cheaper or so. My friends said they would go back. I myself don't have a burning desire to, but it is a gem of a local spot where it is easy to make a reservation.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bucketlist New York
    BucketlistNewYorkVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Definitely a must try if you're in the Chelsea area. Brunch is remarkable - I highly recommend the avocado toast. If you're looking for a delicious, hearty meal this is the place to go. Absolutely make a reservation, this places fills up fast!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rename to: Noisy Parsons
    Martin
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    This was my second time dining here. First time was on Halloween, and understandably the noise level was beyond normal due to the heavily intoxicated crowd. Gave it another shot on a Saturday, but there is something acoustically wrong with this place - it's so loud that people are literally yelling at each other (as compared to talking). It simply was impossible to have a normal conversation with my woman. Either the noise level or the so-so engagement of the waiter consequently led to a few misunderstandings, and him forgetting to tell us about the specials, which we only discovered once the desert menu was handed to us (the specials were printed on the back). The food turned out to be OK, but way overpriced.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Saturday brunch site!
    Blueridger
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Couldn't be more pleased with this neighborhood restaurant serving comfort food. BLT was awesome. Generous portions and excellent service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Full of Belly & Spirit
    ChelseaVisitor
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    My spouse and I enjoyed an enchanting Sunday brunch at the Tipsy Parson. It captures the best of the farmhouse and the gourmet. Let me recommend you wash down your pecan sticky bun with the house specialty cocktail...the Tipsy Parson. Amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Brunch in Chelsea
    mmmbrunch
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Tipsy Parson never disappoints for brunch! Great cocktails, pretty wide selection of different food choices, and great coffee! I've told a few friends about this place, and once they go they keep going back every time they visit! The vibe is great, a cute, cozy little place and the staff is always very friendly and attentive! If you're having brunch on the island of Manhattan, just do yourself a favor and eat here. Reservations recommended for weekend brunch (easy to do online).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The only down side was that
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    The only down side was that we were rushed out after out meal. We would of enjoyed another brunch cocktail if we did not receive our check so quickly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too loud to have a conversation
    Vv1995VIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    We tried a kale salad, their signature mac and cheese, and pan fried organic chicken. The kale salad was tasty and we liked it. The others, especially pan fried organic chicken from Entree does not have any flavor and too dry. We were so disappointed and also mac and cheese is nothing surprise. Less than average.... my co-worked could make it better... The worst thing is to loud. You can hardly hear what your company is talking... Their music is super bad taste and loud too.. When we left the place, we had a relief from the noise...
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Love this Place
    GoodEats
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Tipsy Parsons is one of my favorite restaurants in Chelsea. Their brunch and dinner are great. They don't have a big menu, so I would suggest looking at it ahead of time. The food is delicious and service friendly and efficient.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.