New York City is well-known for its rich, diverse food culture. Drawing from the cuisines of countless cultures, NYC can dish up anything you could want.
Nowhere is this more evident than in the Chelsea/NoMad areas where great cuisines meet for a smorgasbord of flavor, food, and fun.
Some of the Most Exciting Restaurants in Chelsea and NoMad
Let’s begin with Chelsea, an area that combines Upper-Westside polish with the bustle of the center city.
Here, you’ll find Okuda, a sister restaurant to a Tokyo kaiseki restaurant that merits Michelin stars. Quiet and minimal, you can focus on the food — plump soybeans, fluffy shrimp dumplings — quintessential Japanese cuisine.
Want more casual fare? Try the Sullivan Street Bakery for a Roman pizza, seasonal egg bowl, or the city’s best chicken salad or Miznon for fast, delicious Israeli foods served in a friendly environment.
Mexican more your style? Los Tacos No. 1 in Chelsea Market has the longest line — and rightfully so. Their tacos are simple, delicious, and flavorful.
Moving to NoMad, we find Made Nice, where you can get a casual lunch of salads, hot entrees, and grain bowls created by a Michelin-approved chef. For authentic omakase, head to O Ya on E. 28th for this 18-course extravaganza.
Farm-to-table goodies are available at Black Barn. With enormous ceilings and rolling barn doors, the atmosphere is the perfect highlight for foods like wild mushroom toast, cheese fondue, and cauliflower steaks.
Finally, if you just want to kick back and enjoy Madison Square Park, stop in at the Shake Shack, a burger joint so good the lines often wind through the park.
Stay Close and Take Your Pick of the Bounty
With so much great food available, it’s important to stay close to make the most of your options.
The Avalon Hotel is at the center of the action — the perfect hub to let you experience all that Chelsea and NoMad have to offer. With its classic Golden Age structure and upscale, urban loft-style rooms, the Avalon is the perfect place to retreat after a day sightseeing, exploring, and dining.
And, if you’re planning on exploring the food and dining options with friends, we offer convenient suites for families and small groups to make it easy for you to have fun and be social during your visit.
Choosing The Avalon means access to all the amazing restaurants near the hotel, giving you many choices — and the convenience of a nearby place to relax after breakfast, lunch, or dinner is done.