Stylish Traveler: Chelsea Girls

In a few short years, New York's Chelsea has gone from fringe neighborhood to gallery hub. Here is T+L's guide to the area's best galleries and restaurants

With more than 200 galleries, Chelsea has plenty of variety. Here, eight of them that feature everything from paintings to sculpture, videos to installations.


  • Matthew Marks Gallery
    521 W. 21st St., 522 W. 22nd St., and 523 W. 24th St.;
  • 212/243-0200;

Paula Cooper
521 and 534 W. 21st St.;


Fashionistas are flocking to nightlife queen Amy Sacco's first restaurant.
461 W. 23rd St.; 212/366-0404; dinner for two $90.

Billy's Bakery
Retro bakeshop with pies and cupcakes galore.
184 Ninth Ave.; 212/647-9956; dessert for two $5.

Bombay Talkie
A Bollywood sound track sets the mood for modern Indian street food.
189 Ninth Ave.; 212/242-1900; lunch for two $30.

The art world's favorite gathering spot, with no-nonsense Italian dishes.
246 10th Ave.; 212/206-6766; dinner for two $100.

Empire Diner
Twenty-four-hour hangout catering to gallery-goers at noon and club kids at 4 A.M.
210 10th Ave.; 212/243-2736; lunch for two $45.

La Bergamote
The next best thing to a Parisian pâtisserie.
169 Ninth Ave.; 212/627-9010; dessert for two $12.

Small space; big Vietnamese flavors.
158 Ninth Ave.; 212/633-0550; dinner for two $50.

Parish & Co.
Globally inspired American cuisine, mostly organic and naturally grown ingredients.
202 Ninth Ave.; 212/414-4988; dinner for two $60.

Tía Pol
A bite-sized tapas bar.
205 10th Ave.; 212/675-8805; dinner for two $50.

Wild Lily Tea Room
Sleek spot for Japanese afternoon tea.
511A W. 22nd St.; 212/691-2258; tea for two $25.

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