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The Chester

Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC
18 Ninth Ave., New York, NY 10014 40.739879 -74.006141
at Gansevoort St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
646-253-2284 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: American Traditional, Gastropub
  • Price Range: $$$

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Mon-Fri, 6am-midnight; Sat-Sun, 6am-2am

Nearby Subway Stops

A, C, E at 14th St.; L at Eighth Ave.



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Good for Groups
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Online Reservation


  • Full Bar


Accepted/Not Necessary


The space on the ground floor of the Gansevoort Meatpacking has seen some short-lived turnover in recent years, from Tanuki Tavern to Toy, and now, with a decidedly more straightforward approach, the Chester. With stone flooring beneath wooden tables on the porch and leather banquettes atop black-and-white tiles inside, the restaurant feels like an upscale and comfortable gastropub. It serves delectable, if heavy, American food to match. Successful dishes designed by Sam Hazen (Tao, Veritas) include rich deviled eggs with blue cheese and sweet bacon, light and buttery Chilean sea bass skewers, and well-seasoned buttermilk fried chicken, which is served with a black pepper biscuit and smooth ham-hock gravy. The small unique touches on classic bar food, such as the creamy artichoke dip with four crunchy fried oysters, are a delightful surprise, and there’s a rotating menu of nightly dessert specials. Inside, the hotel lounge—complete with pool table and swank seating—is a nice place for a nightcap after a night out on the town.