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Restaurants in Chelsea

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these Chelsea restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best Chelsea restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.

Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in Chelsea to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best Chelsea restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in Chelsea.

  • Aldea

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Portuguese-American chef George Mendes’s menu (the most perfect salt-cod croquettes west of Iberia; refined-rustic rice studded with bits of choriz... More
  • Bette

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
  • BLT Fish

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Residing in a Flatiron townhouse, the fish and seafood edition of Laurent Tourondel’s BLT franchise (others include BLT steak in Midtown and Gram... More
  • Bombay Talkie

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Bombay Talkie, in Chelsea, focuses on two delights from Indian culture: street food and Bollywood. The clean lines of teak wood and black leather a... More
  • Boqueria, New York

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Named after a famous Barcelonan market, Boqueria resembles a traditional tapas bar but also offers a range of large dishes, such as seafood paella.... More
  • Bottino

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Located in Chelsea, not far from the West Chelsea Gallery Scene, Bottino's serves Tuscan fare. Inside, the restaurant has mid-century modern decor ... More
  • Buddakan, New York

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Inside Manhattan’s Meatpacking district sits the massive, 16,000-square-foot Buddakan, an Asian fusion restaurant, in what used to be a Nabisco coo... More
  • Craftsteak, New York

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
  • Del Posto

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Culinary moguls Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich bring high-end glamour to the Meatpacking District with Del Posto, a 24,000-square-foot Italian res... More
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  • El Cocotero

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Opened by Venezuelan native Luis “Lucho” Quintero in 2004, El Cocotero offers guests fresh, authentic Venezuelan cuisine. Start your meal with a tr... More
  • El Quinto Pino

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Tia Pol, the only truly authentic tapas bar in New York City, spawned an equally lovable sibling in the western reaches of Chelsea. The pint-size c... More
  • Hill Country

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    The Big Apple has become a barbecue battleground lately, but our award for the smokiest, juiciest cue goes to this big raucous space that seems to ... More
  • Izakaya Ten

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    This smartly decorated Japanese restaurant and bar with an Irish-pub feel benefits from its location in the heart of Chelsea’s gallery scene. Insid... More
  • La Bottega, New York

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    La Bottega Italian restaurant in Chelsea is a surprising find, being housed in the lobby of the Maritime Hotel. The funky trattoria is tiled in whi... More

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