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Rouge Tomate Chelsea

4.4
150 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Tasting Menu
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Michelin-starred Rouge Tomate Chelsea offers a seasonal and sustainable SPE Certified® menu that utilizes local purveyors and sustainable ingredients. SPE is based on a genuine respect for ingredients and the crafting of balanced dishes that marries thoughtful cuisine with authentic nutrition. To complement our menus, we feature seasonal cocktails and natural and organic wines from our beverage team . Rouge Tomate Chelsea is a proud member of the Green Restaurant Association (www.dinegreen.com) and has received Slow Food NYC's Snail of Approval.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Organic, Farm-to-table
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm
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Phone number
(646) 395-3978
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Payment options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Matt Aita
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Catering
We carry our culinary philosophy into private dining and events, ensuring that every aspect of your celebration is approached with the utmost attention to detail. Our menus are designed to provide what we need for optimal physical and mental performance and are complemented by our exceptional beverage program.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 6th and 7th Avenue
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Parking details
Public garage at 140 W 18th Street
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Public transit
1 to 18th St
4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R to Union Square
Additional
Cocktails, Private Room, Wine

Private Dining

Michelin-starred Rouge Tomate Chelsea offers our seasonal, local, creative and contemporary cuisine for private events from corporate meetings to celebrations with friends and family. Our event menus and beverage packages are carefully crafted to provide an exceptional dining experience. We work with registered dietitians from SPE Certified to ensure our menu offers more of what we need for optimal physical and mental performance plus increased energy, and less of what we don’t. Located in a historic carriage house building on West 18th St., we have rooms to accommodate various size groups and menus and beverage pairings tailored for your guests. Our events team offers a fully customizable experience for a unique, memorable event.

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Mon - Thu 5:30PM - 6:15PM 8:15PM - 10:00PM
Fri - Sat 5:30PM - 6:15PM 8:15PM - 10:30PM

What 150 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.4
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3.9
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Every time I visit NYC, I go to Rouge Tomate. Their Chelsea address offers as high quality food as their ancient haunt. Considering the creativity with which food is treated, this is one of the best value for your $ you can get in the city. After tasting the food, one would expect to pay easily 50% more for it. The ceviche is incredible and the fish carpacio just outstanding. Mushroom Tartare is simply out of this world. The pasta in squid ink was better than anything I ever had in Italy. And the Halibut just melts... And a special note for the respect they show to mushrooms. Most restaurants treat Fungi as mere decoration. Not Rouge Tomate; mushrooms are plentiful, diverse, cooked and served to perfection. This place is just fantastic !

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Amazing wine and cocktails!!! Excellent service too.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful menu with lots of healthy options. Great wine menu. Went there for a dinner with family and friends and everyone loved it!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Lovely dinner. Food is delicious.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Excellent! Tasting menu was fun!

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food, small portions, expensive

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Excellent food. Everything we tried was very good. Service was wonderful too. I would go back anytime. Good for parties too.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

I took my husband to Rouge Tomate for his birthday. We love going to Michelin Star Restaurants to sample there Chef tastings. The ambiance was casual yet sophisticated. Our servers were very attentive the food was great I just wish there was more on the meat side the halibut and quail was delicious! Again just wish there was more.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Rarely do you have a chance to have such healthy food that is so creative and can taste this good. Outstanding.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

This is a go to place the food is very good. The small bites and dinners are great. Very nice wine list. The waloo, duck. Cauliflower all excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

I always have a great meal and time at Rouge Tomate. Great to take folks from out of town to as well.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Terrific - we will be back!

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Excellent!!! Delicious dois!!

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2.0Dined on April 2, 2018

The service was unbelievably slow. On a Monday night restaurant was not packed it took 1.5 hours to get our entrees. Not much communication or attention from the servers. We just wanted to leave.

We have been here multiple times and did not find the current menu very appealing.

We were excited about bringing our friends but it was a poor experience.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Food was great and the service was fantastic. I would definitely recommend sitting at the chef’s counter.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

The food was amazing, our server, Jeffrey, was exceptional. I would give 6 stars for service if I could, from explaining every item in detail to suggestions based on our wine...to dessert to celebrate our anniversary. He spent a lot of time with us and we really appreciated it.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The amount of food served on the tasting menu (considering all courses together) is small relative to other restaurants serving tasting menu. I left the restaurant and had to have a sandwich 30min later.

Don't take me wrong, the food is great (specially the quail) but it's just not enough. Even my girlfriend, who doesn't each much was frustrated in the end. The price is good for a tasting menu, but I wouldn't go back for that.

The staff is very friendly but also couldn't tell much about the courses, maybe they were knew to the place.

Overall, the environment is good and it's a nice casual place to go for a dinner and some drinks, but if you are looking for an outstanding gastronomic experience, I would look further

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2.0Dined on March 22, 2018

The food portions were almost laughably small, but I might just not be used to fine dining.

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Interesting and excellent food. Fun space. Looking forward to our next dinner there.

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2.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Very bad service, the worst in the city. Food was good, but service ruined the experience

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

This is the most underrated restaurant in New York. It deserves to be ranked among the best.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Great food that’s fresh, prepared simply and elegantly. Don’t miss it.

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1.0Dined on March 10, 2018

It is really sad, but food standards seem to be going rapidly downhill at Rouge Tomate. While I never had a bad meal here previously, on this occasion I had to send back an inedible appetizer, and the main course pasta looked like it had been sitting in the kitchen. The egg was overcooked and the pasta was congealed at the bottom of the plate.

The server really tried hard to remedy the situation, but that said service was not all that attentive (e.g. with long waits between courses).

Overall, a rather unsatisfactory experience.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

An overall absolutely great experience from the first second till we left. Amazing food, wine, service.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Wait staff superb; food out of this world; ambience youthful, nice spacing of tables. 5*

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2018

We only had drinks and appetizers but the food was good and the service was great.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Amazing experience - the food was delicious, unique, and the wines were incredible.

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2.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The service was less than sub-optimal considering the price point and stature of the restaurant. Went excited to try such a high caliber restaurant in the neighborhood, left disappointed and have no desire to return.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

I am vegan and they accommodated every plate perfectly. Great service and food

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Birthday dinner. The food was just the right amount and. Rey tasty. Loved the space, you can’t hear your neighbors and you have privacy. Definitely going back!

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Catching up with family. Pleasant context. Good food

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

This is a tough venue to critique because it's just not perfect. The food is very good. The venue is spacious, modern and comfortable. The service is good but not brilliant either. We've been to Rouge on two occasions now. The first time was in Fall 2017 and we had the tasting menu. After that experience, I walked out still hungry and ended up chowing down a decent sized bowl of breakfast cereal when I got home (I'm a 5'9, 175lb male - not exactly a big guy, but I'm not exactly small either).

So this week we went there again because there was a Chinese art exhibition in the building opposite and they had open tables. This time we stayed away from the tasting menu (which is a shame because it's the one thing I always want to do in any half way decent restaurant) and went a la carte.

The hunger problem was solved this time by eating a few rounds of their bread before the starters arrived. The chef and her/his team are competent - the food is very well structured, but without the bread, there would certainly have been an issue. So in closing, I'm still in a tight spot with this restaurant because we avoided alcohol and the bill came out to $125 + tip which is above casual dining prices (a shared IPA beer, 2 starters, 2 mains, 1 side of carrots). For that money, I find it kind of frustrating that I need to shovel down bread because I know they're not going to give me enough food. Over to you!

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

It was Valentine's day and they had a prix fixe menu. The restaurant has a nice ambience and the food was good, but the service was terrible. We waited for unacceptably long times for each of the courses to arrive and the server paid no attention to us between the time when we ordered and when we paid the check.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great place and great service

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Once again, Rouge Tomate hits a home run. Their newly-launched "Industry Night" Tasting Menu on Mondays is a steal for $59. All six courses were delicious and beautifully presented -- unequivocally Michelin star-worthy (which the restaurant is, by the way). Looking forward to a return trip!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Unbelievable!!!
BEST OYSTER I HAVE HAD, EVER!!! (And I am a foodie!!)
My daughter could not stop talking about the sea urchin. She usually does not like it, but paired with sweet grapefruit and olive oil, it was a harmonious symphony of wonder.
Every dish was a mystical experience. My daughter literally closed her eyes as she ate!!
Cannot say enough about the sophisticated, clean, but delightfully complex cuisine.
If they got table cloths and made the ambiance a tad more cozy I'd say they deserve 3 Michelin stars!!!
We got to congratulate the chef who was lovely besides his culinary genius.
A must. Will spread the word!!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Love Rouge Tomate for their super tasty cocktails (especially the spicy kale drink) and creative menu that's healthy yet satisfying. It's a great restaurant for getting together with friends since the atmosphere is lively yet you can still hear each other at a large table.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Wonderful fresh ingredients, scrumptiously combined, and expertly cooked. The duck breast, charred carrots, seared scallops and truffles, and the chocolate mousse were all to die for. Very nice wine selection. Loved the decor: minimalist but comfortable seating and tables with exposed brick and wood planked walls.

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5.0Dined on February 5, 2018

Not for every day but for a special occasion. Food is exceptional!

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Good food, not too noisy, and I liked the welcome and flexibility of the staff. With the tasting menu option they are great with making substitutions for someone like me, who is allergic to mushrooms (sniff)

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