Can’t-Miss Chelsea, New York Restaurants

Can’t-Miss Chelsea, New York Restaurants

  • Caryl Berenato
  • 03/9/22

Bordering the incredible landscaped parks along the Hudson River and the cultural delights of the West Village, Chelsea is located in the heart of Manhattan and is one of the most coveted places in the world to call home. From its high-end real estate, upscale shopping scene, and influential collection of art galleries, Chelsea offers an unmatched standard of living.

Residents of Chelsea luxury condos are also fortunate to live in the center of a major restaurant destination. Featuring an impressive breadth of cuisines, dining experiences, and price points, there is plenty to explore here. Let’s take a look at just a selection of the excellent restaurants of this neighborhood.

L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon

For an unparalleled dining experience, visit L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon. Founded by world-famous chef Joël Robuchon, this two Michelin star restaurant offers a menu of modern French classics in a sleek and stylish interior. Finished wood amplifies the vibrant red decor to create a stunning dining room to enjoy your meal.

The L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon menu is a la carte and uses only the finest of ingredients. Delicious options include caramelized free-range quail or grilled wagyu rib cap, all complemented by a wine list over forty-five pages long. A consistent hit with restaurant critics and a wine list longer than most academic research papers, it’s easy to see how L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon earned its Michelin stars and remains a top choice for residents of Chelsea.


Keeping with European cuisine, Salinas brings a gourmet taste of Spain to Chelsea, offering a selection of exquisitely prepared tapas and delicious entrees. Try the croquetas and berenjena for starters and indulge in an entree of prime hanger steak or sea salt-crusted bass. They offer a range of cocktails for drinks such as the quince royale — a “Spanish brandy, cava, membrillo syrup, Peychaud’s bitters, [with] winter spices” and sangria that pairs well with both the flavors and colors of the tapas dishes.

TAO Downtown Restaurant

TAO Downtown Restaurant is a trendy and elegant choice for a fine-dining experience like no other. In addition to the classic tempura dishes and miso soup, try an appetizer of chicken satay before moving onto the main course of beef Mongolian or miso roasted black cod. They also have an extensive selection of sushi and sashimi to sample. After your meal, head over to TAO Downtown Nightclub, located right next door. Cultivating an exclusive atmosphere by “attracting VIPS and celebrities for late-night cocktails, music, and dancing,” the nightclub is the place to be on the weekends.


Buddakan offers another taste of East Asia with a lavishly decorated dining room. The interior was designed to pay homage to a Victorian mansion in London with an enchanting assortment of low-hanging chandeliers that illuminate the decorative space. Once you sit down, start your meal with any one of the large assortment of dim sum. Popular choices include short ribs, charred filet, and seafood plates like glazed Alaskan black cod or Kung Pao monkfish for entrees. With flavors as unique and compelling as the restaurant's design, this is the kind of dining experience that you’ll be telling your friends about for years to come.


For a more casual, but just as high-quality dining experience, Chelsea real estate experts will suggest traveling north a few blocks to Cookshop on 10th Avenue. This restaurant features simple decor with a modern design that’s chic and inviting. The appetizers and entrees follow suit with clean, symmetrical plating of colorful yet straightforward meals. The name “Cookshop” is inspired by the buildings of the 1800s where chefs would serve meals with whatever ingredients were available at the time. Try a colorful citrus salad with mandarin oranges, red onion, mint, and topped with a lime-agave vinaigrette for a starter. For entrees, choose from the assortment of lamb chops, homemade sedanini rigati, sea scallops, and more.

Hearth on the High Line

For a fun, social outdoor dining experience, you must try Hearth on the High Line. This restaurant is complete with a massive patio just across the street from the Hudson River. Perfect for enjoying those warm spring days in the city, Hearth on the High Line has an assortment of beer, cider, and wine, along with a fantastic menu. With a focus on natural ingredients, this is the perfect place to enjoy a fragrant pasta dish as you sip wine while watching boats pass the historic waterfront. Each dish is beautifully prepared, from their wild halibut to Berkshire pork chop. Heath on the High Line is also a great spot to enjoy brunch — roll out of bed in your luxurious Chelsea condo and walk just a few blocks for a mouth-watering order of whipped ricotta toast.

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