Trestle on Tenth
Trestle on Tenth

Trestle on Tenth

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.trestleontenth.com/
  • Phone: 2126455659
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Sunday 8:30am-11:30am Lunch: Monday - Friday 12:00pm - 3:00pm Brunch: Saturday - Sunday 11:00am - 3:30pm Dinner: Sunday - Monday 5:30pm - 10:00pm Tuesday - Thursday 5:30pm - 10:30pm Friday - Saturday 5:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Swiss
  • Executive Chef: Ralf Kuettel
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 24th Street
  • Public Transit: C or E trains to 23rd street and 8th Avenue, then walk west 2 blocks to 10th Avenue, turn north, walk 1 block to 24th Street. The cross-town #23 bus to 23rd Street and 10th Avenue, turn north, walk 1 block to 24th Street.
  • Parking: No
A word from Trestle on Tenth
Is it possible for a restaurant to be both warmly hospitable and elegant? Chelsea's Trestle on Tenth, which has quickly developed an enthusiastic following, proves that it is. Trained in Switzerland and France, Chef Ralf Kuettel turns out contemporary American food with a Northern European twist, featuring seasonal dishes that are at once simple and sophisticated. Trestle's award-winning wine list emphasizes value as well as variety, offering a choice array of moderately priced artisanal wines that marry perfectly with Chef Kuettel's distinctive menu.
Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos
Trestle on Tenth reviews from OpenTable diners
64 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (43)neighborhood gem (37)fit for foodies (25)great for brunch (22)great for lunch (18)romantic (15)notable wine list (10)special occasion (6)vibrant bar scene (3)late-night find (2)hot spot (1)kid-friendly (1)scenic view (1)good for groups (1)Show More
  • Fantastic
    econprof
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    As usual, Trestle on Tenth delivers great food in a cozy (and quiet, by New York standards) atmosphere. Attentive service, great and reasonably-priced wine list, and amazing food. A neighborhood institution.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sophisticated Enough to be Comfy
    MaggieNYC
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    As Trestle repeat-diners, we fiind it an easy-going spot for good food and wine, careful without being stuffy or fussy. The service is professional enough to make a diner feel at home: questions are answered thoughtfully and correctly and--WOW!--nicely! We love it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The worst piece of meat in the city
    Ralph
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I ordered the 36$ steak. It arrived and looked good, but when I cut it all I found was fat, on the edges in the center, far more more than 50% fat. I returned the pile of fat. Such a piece of meat should have never been served.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great brunch place
    NYCFoodieinTraining
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The restaurant enjoys a geographical advantage by being close to the High Line, making it a great starting point. The service was very good, as the people were very attentive to everyone there. The food was very good, with a nice diverse selection, but not an overwhelming amount of choices.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chinon to die for!
    SippingsisterVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    When you see Chinon - one with even a bit of age - on the wine list - just let the kitchen choose the food. Really.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Nice brunch atmosphere outside; cinnamon roles are to die for.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Restuarant
    luckyVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    My daughter lives in NY, previous time I visited she took me here for brunch and it was awesome. This time, we went for dinner to celebrate her birthday. The restaurant is very pricey, but the food, ambience and service make up for the hole that is left in your wallet after you leave. For starters, we had the Charcuterie platter (meats/cheese and chicken liver). Excellent. For entrees, I had the spinach gnocci and my daughter had the Calves' Liver with potato rösti, sage and caramelized onions, she loved her dish. To top it off we had the ricotta cheese cake with berries (which we split). I told them ahead of time it was her birthday, a little disappointed that they didn't have a candle (should have brought) but they made up for it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Intimate garden setting
    eat2live
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    On lovely summer weeknights, Trestle should put a sign in their front window saying "We're in the garden". Members in my party were concerned when we walked through the sparsely seated dining room, but then delighted as we stepped into the garden. Unlike many gardens with tables jammed together in crowded outdoor spaces, in this garden there is plenty of room between tables, high brick walls, and lovely older trees providing a sheltered space for an intimate romantic dinner or long conversation between friends. The food was very good, the drinks excellent, and the service well modulated to enable two generations of family members to refresh connections and deepen bonds. A memorable evening in a memorable place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great people, great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    this is my second time here. first time, was on a first date. this time, it was after i proposed to the girl i went on that first date with. food was great. the staff was super kind and friendly. i knocked over the complimentary champagne they gave us, but then they filled it back up again. i hope to bring our future kids here!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely terrace with great food
    MimibeeVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    A lovely neighborhood gem; great food, and awesome little outside terrace which was nice on a cool summer night. Creative food, and good wine. A little slow on the service which was sort of surprising as it wasnt busy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • B-flat breakfast..
    Fiona
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    So, ok, you open at 8:30 in the morning, you take a reservation for 10:45 a.m. brunch, but you're not serving brunch at that time...just your regular breakfast menu.....well, ok. Food was just ok, could have gotten the same thing at a decent diner.... I checked neighborhood gem above because this review would not post until I specifically recommended something....quite honestly, nothing applies.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • pleasantly surprised
    disappointed
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    great find...wonderful evening in outside courtyard
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Garden in the back...
    ahimelsVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This restaurant is outstanding from ambiance (try to sit in the outdoor garden), service, drinks (negroni, please) and food (of course!)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A great place for lunch
    a1happydiner
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Service was attentive. We were not rushed thru our lunch. Our server was knowledgeable on wines and he enjoyed his job. Food of steak tartare with a raw quail egg was very good. Oysters delicious - we could have used a little spoon to dispense the shallot vinegar- crab cake had plenty of crab in it and the monk fish was cooked to perfection. A great place to stop after a good walk on the ELine (I think that is the name of the walk above 10th ave?
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trestle on Tenth on the Right Track
    grubgumshoe
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Not only is the food quite good, but one rarely sees such an upbeat staff (sincerely... not artificially so). Avoid the tall-windowed west-facing front dining area on bright summer afternoons, as the sun can be very strong despite window shades.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad service ruined the visit
    LorraineVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Am generally a fan, but service was way off on this visit. I arrived before my lunch guest and took a table in the lovely garden. The hostess seated my guest inside ... So we waited for eat other in different ares until we discovered the problem. Our waitress was absent most of the time and the sent us the wrong check. Am hoping this was just one bad day. Food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    had unusually agreeable and lengthy meal in garden of restaurant. stayed a long time with no pressure to leave. tasty robust and honest food. pleasing austrian/swiss flair with some unusual menu items. interesting beer and wine
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The WORST service ever.
    Prettyarl
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    I have never given a restaurant a really bad review, but this restaurant is the worst and I would like to warn other diners about it. My friend and I went there for a Sunday Brunch. My friend's Waffle was good. I ordered a small salad and an egg on Brioche toast. The salad came drenched in dressing and the bacon was just a few tiny strips of bacon FAT. We waited a very long time for our food. I got a poached egg w/o toast so I told the waiter I ordered an egg with toast. He took the egg back and 15 mins later I just got just toast, no egg. I asked for the egg on toast again. After waiting 20 mins and nothing came out, spoke to the manager. She took care of it, but was not very pleasant. Getting the check and paying was an ordeal too.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good place so and so service
    MRNYCVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    You will need reservations for sure, the brunch service was bad! I waited 20 minutes for a cup of coffee, the waiter was out to lunch, and the staff were making comments like "I want to go home" with unhappy faces...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a Great Place !
    RichardVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    We were in NYC for the theater (from Philadelphia) - dinner at Trestle....Food Excellent ! Service friendly........Good bartender. What a great find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasantly surprised!
    Andy12b
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We had a delicious dinner. The menu was wonderful. The waiter was very helpful with suggestions. We will define truly be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another terrific brunch @ Trestle
    Joanna
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    I have had brunch here several times, usually with friends who are former New Yorkers, have not been to the City in a while, and want to see the Hi Line. It's a great Chelsea stop. The food is good, the service is friendly and efficient, and the design and use of the space impresses everyone I have been there with.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food good. Service bad.
    Jbs31414VIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Second visit on a sat night. Service is basically nonexistent and rough around the edges. Check in with your tables more often. Pour a taste of the wine rather than just running it out. Chill the red wine just a bit. Don't stand there yawning in plain view. The food is actually very solid and priced appropriately - if they can make it feel like more of an experience.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely outdoor space
    LorraineVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Trestle has a wonderful outdoor patio for a spring lunch!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • comfortable restaurant
    susanfrances
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    went for lunch midweek. our first time there and happy to see that the place was busy... a sign that it was a good choice. food was delicious, service was friendly but not knowledgeable about questions we had about some of the meat selections. curious about one, we ordered some to try it. it was not how described when delivered, and only learned after we had eaten it, that he brought the wrong thing to the table -- there was no attempt to correct the mistake or take the mistake off the bill. otherwise, it was a nice experience and we would go again,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • New discovery, needs work..
    KpmvVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    I ate here for brunch and dinner. The brunch was great in the outside garden, a funky old N.Y. back yard setting.. Loved it so much returned for dinner, a disappointment. Whie the dinner menu was interesting , the food was barely there ..and bland... with such a complicated menu offering i expected someting more the average..disappointed. the restaurant was not busy, several waiters, but really poor service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum!!!!
    BonzVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    This is great brunch food. Perfect poached eggs and the duck hash was worthy for any brunch induced food coma you might wish to have on a rainy weekend. I will be back. Beware Trestle - I might go for a double order - yeah that good!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 37 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 625 reviews are from the Trestle on Tenth reviews archive.
  • Mike
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I had eaten at Trestle for lunch and took a group of 4 for dinner and had a wonderful experience. Oysters were fresh and the sweetbreads appetizer was delicious. The menu has both adventurous and less-adventurous choices to fit everyone's preference. Our entrees - scallops, grouper, pork loin and gnocchi - were all superb. Wine was reasonably priced too. Service was attentive, responsive yet unobtrusive. A great neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Even thought the head/ executive chef was not there the night we dined, the food and service were top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really enjoyable time
    gcestaro
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    I chose this place because I had family visiting and wanted to take them to the High Line. We first noticed the really great cocktail selection--house specials that were innovative and delicious. Then our server, who had detailed answers to all our questions and was ready with suggestions. And finally the food--creative a delicious appetizers, mains, and sides. I had a delicious pork loin that was perfectly cooked, and the Brussels sprouts with pancetta. We chose to get dessert elsewhere, but I will definitely be dining here again and will try the desserts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant neighborhood brunch place
    Slayerella
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Casual, relaxed, accommodating. Food was quite good, especially the vegetable appetizers. When it got busy, the service sort of lagged a bit, but they were very polite. Would return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Standout on Tenth
    HedgehogVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    A few mysteries attend this restaurant ... why "trestle"? Why is it on Tenth? What's with the Swiss theme? But in the end it doesn't matter because the atmosphere is welcoming, the service is attentive, and the food is really good. The Swiss part is a light touch, as in a Swiss wine or two on the list, a few authentic cheeses and cured meats, rosti as a side, and some schnapps offerings for after dinner. The rest of the menu is general American contemporary which is just fine because they do it very well ... fresh and tasty. And don't overlook the sweetbread appetizer which is outstanding and distinctive. All in all a standout and for those who don't live in Chelsea, well worth the trip west.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • never less than great
    pompNcircVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    I've been going to Trestle for years now and have always had delicious meals; from their light, subtle steamed fish to their weekly, rich and delicious fondu special, it's consistently some of the best food I've found in NYC. The staff is some of the best trained and most helpful I've seen anywhere, in or out of NYC, and can always help with the very singular wines offered. Plus, that terrace in the summer is as romantic as you'll find.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Heaven in Chelsea
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    So warm, the loveliest staff, and everything on the menu is wonderful. It's the only place in Chelsea where you feel like the staff, the food, and ambience is giving you a big warm hug.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch w/ Tweens not terrors
    SippingsisterVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Brunch w/Austrian-Swiss twist and a staff that is patient w/Tweens. Perfect place for those who have out-of-town visitors w/kids.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Early risers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    My family with very young children had an early Easter breakfast. Very accomadting staff , presentation and quality of food was worthy of a return visit. We were so early we did not have to deal with crowds. Prices are fair.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It's ok
    Sharon
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Nice little place with backyard seating, but the food was just ok and the portions were small in relation to price. Came Saturday at around 2 for brunch. Not all that satisfying.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always tasty.
    rob460
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    We stopped by for dinner on Tuesday evening, early. Everything was very good as it seems to always be when we dine there. The salmon is exceptionally good. A simple salad of butter lettuce with warm bacon and a light dressing, seared salmon with beurre blanc, mashed potato and brussel sprout leaves, a glass of wine and another wonderful meal was had. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great garden
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    Food is excellent, but the special treat is the charming garden
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Spring Brunch
    wineguymichael
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Such a hidden NYC gem in the heart of west chelsea, the garden was just what we needed for brunch, The food and service were great as always. The garden is one of the best in the city.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.