Our waiter was so sweet (and funny), the food was delicious, and the owner gave us an extra dessert on the house.
Pleasant spot for brunch, food is clever version of southern comfort, great biscuits and grits, deviled eggs, awesome coffee. Would go back with a group of six and sit at a booth in the back. Attentive service.
Terrific brunch menu featuring classic southern standbys and delicious riffs on traditional brunch beverages. The Queen Mary (a bloody made with whiskey), the deviled eggs and the pimento cheese biscuit all highly recommended!
Birthday brunch for just the two of us. While the wait staff and our server, especially, who helped me decide on The Farmstand breakfast, were attentive, the overall experience was a let down due to price. I know life is expensive in NYC, and by now, I expect an experience to be worth most of the pennies. Tipsy Parson does not live up to our $75 brunch price tag. Husband did not enjoy his biscuits and gravy because the dish was very salty. My Farmstand breakfast was satisfying and tasty and it made me very happy. My biscuit and habanero jelly were also delicious. The brewed coffee was even good, which was a nice surprise. Looking back...the noisy brunch crowd, tight seating area, ugly decor and the other half of my party disappointed by his meal, TIPSY PARSON, did not earn what it charged us for Sunday brunch. We dined here due to a suggestion from The Atlantic Theatre company, where we were headed after brunch. We're locals. First time at TIPSY, and no, we won't return.
Wonderful ambience, service and good food! The staff were beyond attentive. Spot on every time!
Used to come here all the time for brunch, and it was lovely. My experience tonight for dinner was below expectations: waiter forgot part of our order, the sea bass was dry and under seasoned, and the restaurant was extremely cold as freezing air poured in through the front door. Not an enjoyable experience unfortunately! Bright spot was the cocktails, but at $15 each there are plenty of other options in the area that would have better ambiance. Disappointed; I used to love this spot!
We had the Chive Biscuits with Honey Butter and sweet/tangy Tomato Marmalade and Cousin Sandy had the habanero "hot" spread; oh boy those biscuits were good! I liked the Shrimp 'n Grits very much and the fried pickles "on the side". Food is very good and authentic low Country style. You're around the corner from the Atlantic Theater if you have plans there.
Chelsea crowd - very busy. Food arrived very quickly. I had biscuits and gravy, with scrambled eggs, which were nice but not amazing. My friend had the Country Breakfast, again he said it was okay.
Tipsey was a real treat in every way
The brunch was outstanding !!!
Food quality was ok....prices were steep
For the amount of food.
I actually have been going to Tipsy Parson's for a while now and it seems like the food quality has gone down quite a bit. When I first started to go, the food was fantastic. The fried pickles were a fan favorite, the fried chicken and waffles were to die for and their biscuits were out of this world. This time around, the fried pickles were underwhelming, the biscuits were dry and the gravy tasted like it was instant/ pre-made. That being said, the staff's attentiveness, professionalism and speed has gotten increasingly better. Our waiter really made our experience fantastic and the cocktails were very good. The front room is pretty dark, and the back room is better-lit (still not great) but quite loud and drafty. Overall, I think there are better places in the area for similar cost.
Subpar brunch options
This was a great place! Went there for a pre-movie brunch. Delicious southern food and great brunch cocktails! Atmosphere is great. Dining room is tight but cozy.
The hostess was welcoming to this very homey restaurant. Decorated similar to a parsonage might be, it is inviting. Our server was great. He was extremely accommodating. We were in the back room and although the play list was great , we wanted a little quieter when dining. No problem.
We started with hush puppies - excellent choice and followed it with fried chicken. The portions are beyond generous. The chicken was moist and good. We saw some salads coming out and they also looked very generous.
The piece de resistance is dessert. We shared the sorghum cake. My partner is from the south so sorghum is a kind of molasses sugar. The cake was delicious, like nothing that I’ve ever tasted. Sweet but not too, sort of molasses but not really just incredibly good.
Cozy townhouse of a restaurant, the space just embraces you. Food was delicious, enough vegetarian options on the brunch menu for those that partake and plenty of options for meat lovers alike. I had the shrimp and grits for brunch, and while grits is never a meal that appeals to me personally, this was delicious and I'd order it again. The pulled pork was also a highlight. We had one guest who was in a wheelchair, and the restaurant was very accommodating, which we all appreciated!
This is one of our go-tos for brunch with friends. This time we were disappointed that they removed the huevos rancheros from the menu, but we got the pulled pork sandwich instead and were blown away! I love the vibe in there, very country-cute. Cocktails are awesome as well. My only criticisms are that the prices are a bit high for the portion sizes you get, and the noise level can get high especially if there is a large party in the back room. We will be back again and again no doubt!
We all really enjoyed our meals! The service was just ok. We had two servers over the course of our meal and neither seemed to want to be there.
Had a delightful family brunch on a rainy afternoon. Two of us arrived early and were seated in the (small) waiting area and served complimentary coffee while we waited for the others to arrive. In spite of it being a busy Saturday afternoon the waitstaff was attentive and professional throughout. The food was filling, tasty, and flavorful. Love the Biscuit Bomb and the grits! We were all quite happy.
Tipsy Parsons is one of those rare restaurants where you can keep coming back week after week, year after year to find that whomever greets you at the door, pours you a drink at the bar or serves your dinner, you are happy that you’ve Again returned for dinner. After twenty five years of living in nyc and spending so many nights in restaurants for business or pleasure, I have to say, I love Tipsy Parsons most.
I enjoy how the warm, people here actually care about what they do for a living. It’s rare.
The restaurant had one other table in the room where we were seated and we were rushed for the entire meal. The food was very salty and the short rib was tough. Very disappointing meal.
I thought the food was pretty tasty, a good selection of appetizers and entrees and desserts, and the staff was professional and friendly.
An absolutely delicious brunch before heading to the theater. The food was creative and wonderful; drinks above average; ambiance lively and energetic.
I love the atmosphere at Tipsy Parson. The food is always wonderful and the service excellent. My only complaint from my last visit is that the noise level was beyond unbearable. We sat in the back room. It was full. We could hardly hear ourselves. We even had to repeat our meal orders because it was too loud for our server to hear. Wonderfully, as the evening waned and the back room emptied, the noise level became much more bearable.
I wasn't aware beforehand that the specialty is nouveau Southern cuisine, which was an intriguing discovery. The pulled pork left something to be desired, but the wine list turned me on to an Italian white (ugni blanco) that was new to me and delicious.
Good brunch spot that can accommodate larger groups and takes reservations!
Wonderful experience. Amazing food and lovely wait staff.
The only good thing was the biscuit but make sure to get two of the overpriced biscuits because you’re only paying for one and they don’t mention it until it comes to your table
The food and service were great! The brunch cocktails were more on the expensive side, but still delicious. Our waiter was awesome!
Cozy setting, great ambiance. For dinner a somewhat limited menu.
Server was so attentive and knowledgeable.
It's been a couple of years since at here and it's not what it used to be. There are other brunch places in Chelsea that I would recommend over Tipsy. I don't recommend coming here unless you really want the biscuit and gravy. Food is average.
Decent spot with southern influenced comfort food. They recently changed the menu, so be aware that the menus on their website [or Seamless or OpenTable, etc.] might not match the actual menu. We came for Chicken & Waffles, and alas they didn't have them.
The Biscuit Bomb dishes were great, definitely their pièce de résistance. The coffee was a little overpriced, at $5 a cup [with refills, granted...] So if you gulp down the coffee, you might have to flag your waiter/waitress often. Other than that, great place!
Recommended by a friend. Good Southern comfort food. Shrimp and grits were very good, and the biscuits were wonderful. Short ribs were very good, but could have used a touch more seasoning. Limited wines by the glass, but good quality. I’d go there again.
Warning to those with food allergies. Tipsy Parson has great ambiance and delicious food, but we were really disappointed when we went for dinner and the waiter and kitchen staff failed to heed our warning that we had a nut allergy at the table and served us a salad with walnuts mixed in throughout, despite the fact that we asked specifically for those nuts to be left out of the salad. Not seeing the nuts, my friend took one bite of his food and began having an allergic reaction. We notified the waiter, and he checked the ingredients of the meal and told us there were no nuts in the food and said, "I'm sorry you're not feeling well." Knowing that my friend was having an actual allergic reaction and not just that he was feeling unwell, we looked more closely at our salad and saw the nuts. We told the waiter and he took the salad off our bill, which was kind, but given the potential harm to my friend had he actually eaten any of the walnuts, I wish the waitstaff and kitchen had double checked the food before it was served to our table. Will not be returning.
What limited brunch menu they have is good, but need more year-round standards like Belgian waffles. Coffee and service were excellent. But it's a bit expensive for a shabby chic brunch place on 9th Avenue.
Very nice place with excellent food. Some typical southern influenced food with a twist, prepared with skill.
Great service. Good food. Nice holiday lunch spot on a cold day.
While we have been here several times this was our first visit after a slight rearrangement of the entrance area - which works. The foos was great - the service attentive and given our theater tickets thoughtful - great wines by the glass
The only downer is when the back room has a large group forget about social conversation - indeed our next visit we will opt for the tables by the bar which we usually avoid because of the noise
Our server was hilarious and very attentive and we enjoyed meeting the owner. The entire group enjoyed the evening.
The staff and management at Tipsy is stellar. One year ago my wife and I and 15 of our friends and family celebrated our wedding. One year later the people at Tipsy were falling over themselves to make our anniversary perfect. Any night of the week is superb st Tipsy. And they will go the extra mile if you let them there is any kind of special occasion. Their manager that night said to me “we take this stuff seriously” as she was giggling and handing us a free dessert. We will be spending every anniversary at Tipsy Parson. No doubt!
Food was good but not as great as the last time we were there in November. Felt a little bland in comparison. The service was definitely lacking. Our waiter seemed like he was going through the motions.