59 Chelsea Piers Ste 62, New York, NY | Directions 1001140.745753 -74.008595
Sun-Fri noon-10:30 pm, Sat 11:30 am-10:30 pm
Love the Checker Blonde Ale! I had extra crispy buffalo wings and the pepperoni pizza. Food came out fast and tasted soooo good! The view of the water is amazing - I just wanted to hang out for hours...
So Bad it was Almost Comic!! – The experience started with so much potential. A group of good friends on a summer night, celebrating a friend’s birthday, we were all ready to drink, eat and be merry. On top of it, we were ready to spend some $$. Reservations in advance for 15, we arrived to a near empty bar, rudely greeted by the hostess. Regardless, I introduced myself to our server with a big smile and let him know we were celebrating and very generous tippers, slipping him a $20 before we even ordered a drink. Note: we are a friendly group of people who love dining in NYC.
Our beer was served with “hot” glasses which the server would not replace because that was apparently all the glasses they had (the enormous BREWERY that could seat a few 100 was almost empty). We kindly asked to move to a table on the outside patio, which took them 40 minutes to do because they claimed there was no room (clearly in our view the deck was half empty). We waited over a half hour for the server to take our dinner order, another hour after we finished dinner to have the cake brought out, which the waiter basically refused to bring out when kindly asked several times. Asking for the check, that was the fastest service we had received all night – gratuity added and the waiter said to me “be sure to leave an additional tip” WTF?!?!
The service was so bad it was almost comic.
What the Chelsea Brewery didn’t know was that within our group of friends was a restaurant critic for a major food publication, another critic for a well known NY magazine and myself – an events planner in NYC. They lost more business than just the 15 people that came to dinner that night. The food was sub-par.
Terrible service & food – Let's start with the good: I planned a surprise birthday party here for a large group of people. The event staff (Colleen) was extremely helpful in setting up the private brewery tour and dinner reservations.
The brewery tour was the best part of the evening. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and laid-back, perfect for our group of friends.
The next four hours were terrible. I had to track down our waiter for menus, then to place drink orders and then to order food. When we asked him about the beers, the waiter had absolutely no clue how they tasted. This was only made worse when he finally delivered the pitchers and had no idea which beer was in which container.
The food finally arrived, with only a few mix-ups of who ordered what. It was not worth the wait and definitely not worth the price; my $13 medium hamburger arrived burnt, cold and dry. Everyone was equally disappointed in the food. We didn't see our waiter again until 2.5 hours later when we tracked him down (in a now empty restaurant) for the check.
Save yourself the aggravation and money - go somewhere else.
Come for the view, not the food. – Do not in anyway, shape, or form, make this a destination for the food. Come here only to sit outside on the water and have a beer. Otherwise, look elsewhere.
The food is absolutely terrible and ridiculously over priced - and I mean, ridiculously over priced especially for such poor quality. The service is horrendously slow and incompetent. The beer is ok. However, if you can manage to sit out in the sun next to the water, it's not a bad place to spend an afternoon. Just don't come hungry... even the appetizers aren't worth it, unless you only eat over priced, over cooked, fried food.
Try it, its getting better – I had not been back since the end of the summer last year since the service and the food had not been that great. But I decided to go back with a couple of my girlfriends and I thought that the food was getting better and the service wasn't that bad. The only thing I would suggest is that is a renovation, the place looks run down and looks out dated. The beer wwas great and My friends and I will be coming back.
Great place for a party! – I had a surprise 50th birthday party for my husband at Chelsea Brewing Company last weekend and it was fantastic! The party planner helped me plan every step of the way and the party went off without a hitch. Food was fantastic, beer phenomonal, service was superb! The tour of the brewery was an added bonus to my guests. I want to have my 50th birthday party in June at Chelsea Brewing Company too!
AVOID – This place was terrible. It was only a step above fast food, in fact I would rather have Wendy's than the food here. I had a $17 salad with salmon, I could tell the salmon was frozen, thrown on a bed of grocery store mixed greens, with defrosted green beans, and ok balsamic. There are so many restaurants in New York, they should at least give some kind of an effort for good food. It doesn't even look like they brew beer there anymore. Service was fine.
Bad service and worst overpriced food – do not order the over-priced horrible food or a mixed drink from this place! I've had better food for 3x as less in so many other places. Albeit this is a brewing company, so you should try the beers. I wouldn't know b/c I wasn't ever given a list of beer to chose from when I was seated at my table. Do NOT go here. Go to Brooklyn Brewery instead, where you can at least order or bring your own food!
This sprawling yacht-side patio provides a cool, low-key West Side alternative to the South Street Seaport. – Outside, the crowd's a mixed bag--which is surprising considering the establishment's connection with the preppy-posh Chelsea Piers Sports Club. You'll find just-showered jocks, random tourists and office parties toasting birthday celebrants and departing co-workers. Inside, there's more of a pick-up vibe. As the night wears on and the crowd overflows, the service tends to swiftly decline. Patio-dwellers, beware: Unless you've snagged a table by the door, you'll lose your buzz before you can flag down your server for another round.
Waste of Time – Went here for lunch to soon realize that I could of had lunch at a hole in the wall with better food and service. Once the food was ordered, the waiter was not to be seen again. We had to go to the hostess (who was anything but attentive) to pay. She asked us where we sat to figure out our bill. Quite an airheaded statement coming from the person who sat us at our table. Food is sub-par at best, beer is nothing special. This area has much, much better restaurants to offer.
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