UPDATE JANUARY 2013: CHELSEA’S TABLE IS CLOSED!
Their website is still active, with no indication of closure, but I assure you, Chelsea’s Table is no longer at Chelsea Piers. The location is now a ‘wichcraft. I like ‘wichcraft, but I will definitely miss Chelsea’s Table. In looking at their Facebook page, I’m not the only one. I called them today to find out if they have any plans to re-open, either at Chelsea Piers or anywhere in Manhattan. I was told they do not have any plans to do so. Sniff!
Chelsea’s Table opened this month (May, 2012). Last weekend, five of us ate lunch there and were all very pleased with the selection, freshness, price and taste. One caveat – we were all dying of thirst later in the day – was it the heat, too much salt or both? Another trip is necessary! I had the cous cous salad with grilled chicken, which was delicious. The pastas and sandwiches got high ratings from others in my party. This place is a goldmine for families. There are tons of kid-type things to do right nearby (waterside playground, all the facilities at Chelsea Piers, bike paths, lawns and skateboard park above Chelsea Piers, etc.), and the food here is healthy, delicious and fairly reasonably priced (for a desirable area in Manhattan). I highly recommend it!
If you are interested in farm-to-table restaurants in downtown Manhattan, see this earlier post of mine.