Rouge Tomate Chelsea

4.4
234 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American

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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Organic, Farm-to-table
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Hours of operation
Happy Hour
Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–7:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–10:30 pm
Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(646) 395-3978
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Matt Aita
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Private party facilities
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 w
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Private party contact
Event Coordinator: (855) 397-6903
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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 St1, 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R to Union Square
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The restaurant was suddenly closed for holidays?! No furniture inside.. strange!

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G
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed a lovely meal with interesting and flavorful dishes. The service was attentive without being obvious or rushed in any way.

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B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Liked that the tables were not on top of each other. The vegetable dinner plate was skimpy for the price.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service, lovely decor. Food was solidly good, some dishes were better than others. My salmon crudo was delicious but I found three bones in it. The chicken was great but a little small. The drinks were amazing, highly recommend the kale cocktail.

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J
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The focaccia and side of mushrooms were really good. Nice experience overall but a bit pricey

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CZ
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific dinner! We had the venison and reginetti as well as the walu carpaccio and focaccia. All delicious. Service excellent.

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PH
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a superb restaurant.
Every time we dine there it gets better and better.
The menu while brief is always creative and delicious. Their wines by the glass always have some interesting selections.

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F
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Couldn’t say enough great things about this place. The chicken breast was best I’ve had, people were all incredibly friendly and knowledgeable and it’s an amazing ambiance!

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VN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had our wedding dinner at the "old" Rouge Tomate on the Upper East Side and, for our 5th anniversary, decided to come and celebrate at the new location. It certainly didn't disappoint. Our server, Carolyn, was very friendly and accommodating (vegan and omnivore eating together) and the whole team from the somm to the assistant servers were very warm and welcoming.
It's a fine dining experience that doesn't feel stuffy or old-school, very organic and warm decor.
The food was very tasty and beautifully plated (on very nice plates, too). You will not feel like you've eaten a rock after leaving.
Definitely worth checking out - there's also a bar with a happy hour if you'd like to get a small bite/drink!

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FB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second visit to Rouge Tomate in the space of a few weeks. This time, I made sure to get the name of our terrific server: Rafael. He is affable and very knowledgeable about food and wine.

We started with a delicious complimentary salad of heirloom tomatoes, Thai chilis, and ricotta. My friend had the squid ink spaccatelli, which she loved, and I had roasted squab / chanterelle mushroom / spigarello / cherry, which was amazingly tasty. My only quibble was, half a squab? Really? This was literally 4 bites. I can't really eat that much food at one time, so it was fine for me, but I would say, if you are starving don't get the squab unless you also have a starter, and/or dessert.

This time we ordered desserts, a Pavlova with berries for me, and I forget what my friend had. The restaurant also provided some fantastic sorbets, including passionfruit, which is a big favorite of mine.

I would be very happy to make a return visit.

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JZ
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very beautiful decor. Food was wonderful with beautiful presentation

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AC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

A Micheline star place can't bring food to the table that is undercook!!!
Nice presentation, and interesting flavors but not to the level of the prices.
Also, they serve all types of wine in the same super small glasses that are more like sherry glasses that wine glasses.
And they even charge for bread and you have to order it! Otherwise you get nothing before your meal arrives. Lacks the level of detail that high-class restaurants deliver. It's like they don't care about pampering the clients. They just serve nice food and that's all.
Disappointing!

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K
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Brilliant dishes, exceptional wines, perfect service

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DK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent bar and great milieu on first floor.
The menu is large enough but still very specific and the food is exceptionally prepared, with excellent vegetarian subtleties if that is to your taste.

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l
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Do not waste your money. Tiny portions. Big price tag. Surly hostess.

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l
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Disappointed in the food. I like the concept of fresh, healthy seasonal ingredients. The hummus appetizer was tasty. The spaghetti lentil dish was dull/boring. the mushroom side with chickpeas was very salty

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FB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took a good friend here for her birthday on 8/21/. Rouge Tomate is very attractive and cleanly designed, and I chose it because I was told it was not noisy and you could hold a conversation without screaming, in addition to the promise of good food.

Initially I chose the whole-grain reginetti with walnut-nettle pesto, because I love nettles, but the delightful, patient server (sorry I did not get his name, he's a gem) said they didn't have it as it was a little late in the season for that delicious "weed."

So I had the baked einkorn with roasted fennel & artichoke, confit tomato, parmesan, olive.

My friend chose the squid ink spaccatelli with crab, peas, calabrian chili, preserved lemon, and uni bottarga.

What a delicious and interesting combination of flavors and textures in both dishes, beautifully presented.

I mentioned when making the reservation on Open Table that we were celebrating a birthday, and so our server surprised us with a delicious fruit and cream concoction to share.

This is a terrific place and I will definitely be back; everything on the menu looked tempting.

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LL
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect dining experience for our friend get together. Our waiter was outstanding -helpful and great knowledge of menu. Food was off the charts delicious with just right portion size. Vegan dessert rocked!!!

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NH
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Second time coming here. Brought a second couple with us for a celebration dinner.

Food was fantastic as before. But was very disappointed and surprised that they would run out of beef already for a 7pm reservation ... kind of expect more from a place of this caliber when the item is a regular menu item.

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AC
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and presentation. The service was great and the drinks were also fantastic! The food was also not too heavy, which was good

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my boyfriend’s birthday and they took great care of our table. Excellent service. High quality food, very tasty.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The taste of food was okay but expected something more surprisingly.

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K
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We went for the restaurant week. The food was good, great flavors and complexity. The wine pairings were very good. The ambiance is quite casual slightly loud conversation level. Our server was not too chatty. We have to wait for a bit between courses. The portion is quite small in my opinion, it is more like a lunch portion so kind of disappointed on that part. I wish they would serve some bread so at least I can soak up all the delicious sauce and get more fulled at the end of the meal.

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B
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter and I took advantage of NYC Restaurant Week. The special menu at Tomate Rouge exceeded our expectations.
The artisanal cocktails, oh boy! Ours were tequila-based; highly recommended. Each fish and vegetable dish was light and infused with the delicate and/or complex flavors imparted by local summer gardens.
The desserts, oh boy!

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J
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant week find. Food was superb; every dish was exceptional. Nonalcoholic cocktails available and quite pleasing. Service was attentive and responsive, but never intrusive. We got the feeling that the staff enjoyed working there.

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K
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing cocktails and exquisite food!

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E
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

each dish is incredibly presented and very special in taste and ingredient,
This is no doubt a gem and unique place but needs help with management and service.
We waited 45 min from seating for our first course and Appetizer portion was very small. The wine pairing for the appetizer was poured 30 min before it arrived, while we were still drinking our martini+ glass of wine that we ordered when seated. (It was a riesling and by the time the appetizer arrived, it was warmish)

service was kind but weak throughout evening /uneducated in terms of flow and attention to guest.
Kitchen ran out of main course- we waited over 75 min from the time of ordering until main arrived, it was different fish was advised 5 min before presented without any option to change the dish(without waiting another 20or so min more)' Kitchen apologized by bringing us their heaviest dessert which was nice of them - but we already had ordered 2 desserts and the guest who visits their restaurant is clearly not looking for too much sugar +flour:)))

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MM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was superb! Food and cocktails were both creative and delicious. Friendly vibe. We will definitely be back.

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a
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Stopped by for restaurant week and was very impressed by the quality offered off the restaurant week menu. So much creativity and unexpected flavors in each of the dishes. And love that it's a sustainability-minded restaurant. Will find an opportunity to try their full menu.

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BC
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an exquisite 3-course culinary experience! Great atmosphere, very friendly service and amazing food.

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P
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Amazing everything... except, the portions are very very tiny!!! I am not a big person but if you’re spending $120 +tip on dinner for 2 ( no drinks, water only!!), and you need to eat when you get home, something is wrong... Rouge Tomate please take a note of this.

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NH
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply fantastic. Wish I had come here sooner!

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J
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Went with 3 friends for dinner. We had a RW menu plus one extra appetizer, two extra main courses and two wine pairings . All the starters were very delicious. The main courses were average. The desserts were good. The wine pairings are smooth. Just the service was a bit slow.

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OT
Hong Kong
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Cute restaurant, great service and amazing food :-)

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HN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Well deserved Michelin star. Quality ingredients, expert preparation, elegant presentation.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The bartender, David, made this night an amazing experience! We are sure to come back, for the food, but definitely for one of his wonderful cocktails and his great service!

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F
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent, modern food in a very special space. Loved it.

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ON
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It was really good. We went early, and it was very quiet. Great option in Chelsea.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So healthy and tasty!

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J
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here immediately after the Antique Jewelry show and were suitably impressed with the service, decor and food. From fresh fish to short ribs, everything was done to perfection, including the wine. We’ll be back to this understated gem.

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