The Chester

American, Hotel Bar, Lounge
$ $ $
18 9th Ave (13th Street)
New York, NY 10014
(646) 253-2284
7:00am - 2:00am
7:00am - 2:00am
7:00am - 2:00am
7:00am - 4:00am
7:00am - 4:00am
7:00am - 4:00am
7:00am - 12:00am



  • Kitchen is way way too slow. Took over 30 minutes to get oysters. Wait staff and manager mean well and try to be helpful. But they can't get the food on the table. Don't come here if you are hungry.
  • The food here is great! Service not so much. Be prepared to wait at least 30-45 min for food to show up on your table.
  • Try bloody mary!
  • The menu includes things like artichoke dip, flatbreads, a Maryland lump crab cake, a lobster Cobb salad, buttermilk fried chicken, and a "Chester burger" made with a Pat LaFrieda patty.
  • Fun after work spot for drinks with colleagues
  • Oysters and Steak Tartare are both great starters. The buttermilk fried chicken is a great comfort food option, the black pepper biscuits should come by the basket!
  • My friend and I went for cocktails. I tried Westside, is not my favorite. I then order Gabbiano Chianti wine. Delish! Ambience is casual, good playlist!!
  • Always a fun spot.
  • Beef sliders are amazing. Right around the corner from 3 rooftop bars including the Gansevoort!
  • Bitches Who Brunch's NYC Best Bites 2016 winner for Best Steak & Eggs!
  • The Bitches say: B. The Chester offered a reliable, elevated bar brunch in a fun beer garden space with the promise of a party for later brunchgoers.
  • Dark and stormy drink: Captain Morgan, lime and ginger bear
  • Good spot for hangout
  • Fine for outdoor seating, overpriced beer.
  • Mediocre pasta and risotto at ridiculous prices. Calamari was good but don't come here for the food
  • It was quiet, we had appetizers and drinks which were fine. Nothing to write home about, but also a good place to catch up with friends.
  • Some of the cocktails that sounded most appealing in the descriptions turned out to be extremely sweet, e.g. Cinnamon Hot Toddy, and Astor Martini.
  • Jalapeo waffle fries are not very jalapeo-ey, but they are well done otherwise.
  • Service is friendly, but they take a while to place your order and to actually bring out the food. Best to go when you have no other plans afterwards.
  • Cocktails were very good. 4 drinks will run you $75.

Nearby places

21 9th Ave (at W 13th St)
55 Little West 12th St (at 10th Ave)
675 Hudson St (13th Street)