about

This restaurant is rooted in the gastro pub sensation that took London’s Chelsea neighborhood by storm. While it exudes that casual, any night of the week vibe synonymous with the corner pub, the “bar” food here is gourmet. Pop a jalapeno popper in your mouth and you’ll be rewarded with a panko breaded fresh pepper stuffed with cheese that is light years away from TGI Fridays. Everything is more than meets the eye –the lobster rolls are served in pretzel rolls, tuna sandwiches are served open faced with two prep styles and an Asian influence.

The collision of classic and contemporary also extend to the room design. It may be shingled in reclaimed barn-wood siding, but inside it’s marvelously modern. Filament-bulb lights, a white subway tile bar, and chartreuse hued dining chairs that look straight out of a wacky English Aunt’s potting shed define the look. The best part: The Chelsea isn’t so hip that it hurts the wallet.  – Nancy DePalma Fairfield Magazine




menus



eat

apps

EGGPLANT / sweet-sour-spicy roasted eggplant, crushed tomato, basil, soft goat cheese & grilled garlic bruschetta 11.95
DUCK BUNS / hoisin glazed confit leg of duck, scallions, cilantro, sprouts & toasted sesame seeds 12.95
PIGS IN THE BLANKET / Craft beef chili & mustard 8.95
TUNA CRUDO / slivered RAW tuna macerated in soy-yuzu-truffle, jalapeo, rice crackers, cukes & avocado blocks 14.95
OCTOPUS / charred & resting over smoked mushrooms, chorizo, pickled onions, fennel & micro green salad over lime yogurt 13.95
CRAB CAKE / pan seared lump crab, melon gazpacho & avocado topped w/ a tempura fried squash blossom 15.95
TUNA TACOS / Asian spiced Ahi tartare, scallion, avocado, cucumber, spicy aioli & toasted seeds 13.95
POPPERS / SPICY house stuffed & roasted jalapenos, tempura , guacamole, pico & micro cilantro 8.95
SOUTHWEST CHICKEN CHILI / roasted Poblano peppers & corn, topped with shredded jack, sour cream & tortilla chips 7.95
CALAMARI / General Tso's glaze, arugula & Thai chili mayo 11.95
NACHOS / smothered in pulled BBQ chicken & all the other traditional toppings 11.95
CHINA RIBS / baby back ribs, Chinese BBQ glaze, crunchy slaw & toasted sesames 12.95

just tossed

CHOP IT / soy marinated chicken, greens, veggies, oranges, avocado, herbs, crunchy peanuts & noodles w/ ginger vinaigrette 14.95
BEETS / crushed hazlenuts, warm goat cheese, mozzarella pearls, & beet paint 12.95
SUMMER SALAD / baby kale, grilled corn, dried cherries, sunflower seeds, tomatoes & grilled ricotta salata w/ pomegranate dressing 12.95
SIMPLE SALAD / mixed baby lettuces tossed with balsamic-honey vinaigrette & goat cheese 10.95
COBB / farm greens, simple vinaigrette, bacon, poached egg, gorgonzola, beets, avocado & roasted chicken breast 15.95
CAESAR / romaine leaves, classic dressing, parmesan, grilled crouton topped with marinated tomatoes 10.95
PROTEINS / roasted chicken / 4.95 / fish / 6.95 / grilled shrimp skewer / 7.95

more substantial

CHEESE RAVIOLI / tossed in brown butter, topped with creamed grilled corn, toasted hazelnuts, torn basil & parmesan 12.95 / 22.95
MUSSELS / coconut, saffron, kaffir lime & crusty dipping bread w/ fried new potatoes 16.95
PAELLA RISOTTO / shrimp, lobster, scallop & Craft chorizo, Spanish sofritto & lemon crema 28.95
GNOCCHI / fluffy ricotta dumplings in a rich ragu of pomegranate braised short ribs, basil & chili flake finished w/ parm 12.95 / 22.95
CHELSEA BURGER / Craft Butchery's finest, brioche, cheddar dip, sweet-sour onions, bacon bits, fries & pickles 15.95
SALT & PEPPER BURGER / plain & simple, char-grilled on a seeded brioche with pickles & fries 14.95
FISH SAMMY / char-grilled and resting on brioche topped w/ tomatoes, lemon zested aioli & micro greens, w/ sweet potato fries 16.95
LOBSTER ROLL / classic CT hot buttery lobster roll, pretzel dog bun, slaw & bistro fries
JUNGLE CURRY CRAB / fried soft shells, house made red curry, sauteed Thai eggplant, peppers & carrots w/ coconut sticky rice 26.95
AHI TUNA / sesame crusted, sweet & spicy ramen noodle stir fry, torn basil, toasted sesame seeds & spicy aioli 25.95
CHICKEN 'SCARPIELLO' / pan-roasted half a bird, SPICY cherry peppers & smash fried red bliss potatoes 21.95
16oz BONE-IN RIB EYE / char grilled steak, jumbo asparagus, fried new potatoes & herbed butter 34.95

sunday brunch

BREAKFAST BURRITO / scrambled eggs, cheddar, bacon & salsa with potato hash 10.95
PUFFY TEMPURA FRIED WAFFLES / covered in butterscotch bananas, molten chocolate & a scoop of maple gelato 11.95
STORCH'S FAMOUS EGGS / soft scrambled, caramelized onions, fried shallots, crisp bacon & potatoes 12.95
FRITTATA / mushrooms, spinach & goat cheese topped with fried spinach served with a toasted english muffin 12.95
FRENCH TOAST / fritter style covered with fresh berries & mascarpone banana butter, lightly dusted with powdered sugar 11.95
THE CHELSEA BENEDICT / english muffin, san danielle prosciutto, classic hollandaise & chives 15.95
HANGER STEAK & EGGS / char-grilled Hanger with 2 sunny side eggs & potato hash 19.95
PROSECCO MIMOSAS / peach / pomegranate / blood orange 7.95
HOUSE INFUSED BLOODIES / dill / cucumber / cilantro / bacon / cucumber-jalapeno 8.95
BOTTOMLESS COCKTAIL / mimosas & house bloodies 15.95


drink

wine

GAVI DI GAVI / Santa Vittoria, Piedmont, Italy, 2013 12 / 47
ALBARINO / Ramon Bilbao, Rias Baixas, 2014 8 / 31
PINO GRIGIO / Maniscalco, Umbria, Italy, 2014 7 / 27
SAUVIGNON BLANC / The Crossings, New Zealand, 2014 8 / 31
RIESLING / Pareto's Estate '80/20', Monetery, 2013 8 / 31
CHARDONNAY / J. Lohr 'Riverstone', Monterey, 2013 8 / 31
CHARDONNAY / Rutherford Ranch, Napa, 2014 10 / 39
CHARDONNAY / Cave Lugny Macon-Lugny, Burgundy, 2012 12 / 47
ROSE / Domaine de Paris, Provence, 2014 9 / 35
SANCERRE / Domaine de la Perrieres, Lione, 2013 13 / 51
PROSECCO / Zonin 187ml, Italy, NV 8.00
FRENCH BUBBLES / Charles De Fere 187ml, Champagne, NV 8.00
PINOT NOIR / Coppola Votre Sante, Napa Valley, 2013 9 / 35
PINOT NOIR / J. Lohr 'Falcon's Perch', Monterey 2013 11 / 43
RIOJA / Lealtanza Rioja Capitosa, Spain, 2012 10 / 39
MALBEC / Don Miguel Gascon, Argentina, 2013 9 / 35
MERLOT / Edna Valley, Central Coast, 2013 8 / 31
ZINFANDEL / Kenwood 'Jack London', Sonoma, 2012 13 / 51
SYRAH / Rosenblum, Paso Robles, 2011 7 / 27
BORDEAUX / Chateau Greysac, Medoc, 2010 15 / 59
CABERNET / Lander Jenkins, California Coast, 2013 9 / 35
CABERNET / Kunde, Sonoma, 2012 13 / 51
CHIANTI / La Maialina, Tuscany, 2013 7 / 27

beer

KONA 6.00
DOGFISH 6.00
BUD LIGHT 5.00
STELLA 6.00
HEINEKEN 6.00
TWO ROADS 6.00
THIMBLE ISLAND 6.00
CORONA 6.00
GUINNESS 6.00
PALM 6.00
AMSTEL LIGHT 6.00
SAM ADAMS 6.00

specialty cocktails & martinis

THE CHELSEA MARGARITA / Don Julio Blanco Tequila, Stirrings All Natural Triple Sec & house crafted sour mix 11.00
APPLE CINNAMON MARGARITA / Don Julio Blanco Tequila, Apple Cinnamon Syrup, Lemon, Orange Juice & Triple Sec 11.00
FILTHY MARTINI / Chelsea's house cucumber-jalapeno vodka & olive juice shaken ice cold & served with a blue cheese stuffed olive 11.00
RED SANGRIA / Red Wine, Peach Nectar, St. Germain, Drunken Fruits & a Splash of Ginger Beer 11.00
GINGER-HONEY MULE / Fords' London Gin, ginger-honey syrup, lime & ginger beer 10.00
MILE HIGH MANHATTAN / Tin Cup Colorado Whiskey & Carpano Anitca Vermouth, Amerena cherry & a dash of whiskey barrel aged bitters 11.00
CHELSEA ROSE / Grey Goose, St. Germain, Cucumber, Mint-Basil-Rosemary Infusion, Agave & Lemon Juice 11.00
CHELSEA OLD FASHIONED / Bulleit Bourbon, Slow & Low Rye, House Made Spiced Rainsin Mash, Lemon Juice & Lemon Bitters 11.00
PUMPKIN SPICED MOJITO / Bacardi Light Rum, Autumn Spiced Pumpkin Syrup, Lime & Mint 11.00
CHELSEA CAIPIRINHA / Leblon Cachaca, muddled lime, brown sugar & simple syrup 11.00

the chelsea's lemonades

ORGANIC CUCUMBER LEMONADE / Crop Organic Cucumber Vodka, organic lemonade and cucumber peels with a hint of mint 11.00
CHAI SPICED ARNOLD PALMER / Tito's Vodka, Wild Moon Chai Spice Liqueur, Agave, Lemonade & Iced Tea 10.00
THE CHELSEA MASON / Jeremiah Weed Sweet Tea and organic lemonade with lemon slices served up in a mason jar 10.00
BLACK ROCK LEMONADE / American Harvest organic vodka & fresh lemonade shaken with a black cherry-jalapeno puree 10.00
HUCKLEBERRY LEMONADE / 44 North Huckleberry Vodka, Lemonade & Mint 10.00

clear thinking

SAN PELLEGRINO / Liminata, Pompelmo, Aranciata 4.00
GREENHOUSE PALMER / just brewed iced green tea with lemonade & mint leaves 5.00


sweet

sweet chelsea

ICE CREAM / 3 flavors of the day, capped with crunchy mini ice cream ocnes 6.95
BROWNIE SUNDAY / just baked, vanilla gelato, whipped cream, cherry, nuts, butterscotch 7.95
CHURROS / 'Spanish doughnuts' with warm chocolate-hazelnut dip 7.95
CRUMBLE / local apples, brown sugar crumble, scoop of cinnamon gelato 7.95
MILK & COOKIES / just baked chocolate chip cookies & a mini banana milkshake 7.95

sweet wines

BRACHETTO D'ACQUI / Bafi Rosa Regale, Italy 7 / 27
MUSCATO D'ASTI / Chiarlo Nivole, Italy 11 / 41

ports

TAYLOR FLADGATE / 20yr Tawny 14.00
TAYLOR FLADGATE / LBV, 2003 12.00
CROFT / 10yr Tawny 10.00


lunch

apps

EGGPLANT / sweet-sour-spicy roasted eggpalnt, crushed tomato, basil, soft goat cheese & grilled garlic bruschetta 11.95
DUCK BUNS / hoisin glazed confit leg of duck, scallions, cilantro, sprouts & toasted sesame seeds 12.95
PIGS IN THE BLANKET / Craft beef chili & mustard 8.95
TUNA CRUDO / slivered RAW tuna in soy-yuzu-truffle, jalapeno, rice crackers, cukes & avocado blocks 14.95
BURRATA / summer heirloom tomato blocks, red onion, torn burratta, basil, EVOO, aged balsamic & garlic toast 14.95
OCTOPUS / charred & resting over smoked mushrooms, chorizo, pickled onions, fennel & micro green salad over lime 13.95
SEAFOOD FRITTERS / fluffy Thai puffs of peas, lemongrass & corn with a sweet-chili-cucumber relish 11.95
TUNA TACOS / Asian spiced Ahi tartare, scallion, avocado, cucumber, spicy aioli & toasted seeds 13.95
CRAB CAKE / pan seared lump crab, melon gazpacho, avocado topped w/ a tempura fried squash blossom 15.95
CALAMARI / General Tso's glaze , arugula & Thai chili mayo 11.95
POPPERS / SPICY house stuffed & roasted jalapeos , tempura fried, topped with guacamole, pico & micro cilantro 8.95
NACHOS / smothered in pulled BBQ chicken & all the other traditional toppings 11.95
CHINA RIBS / baby back ribs, Chinese BBQ glaze, crunchy slaw & toasted sesames 12.95
SOUTHWEST CHICKEN CHILI / roasted Poblano peppers & corn, topped with shredded jack, sour cream & tortilla chips 7.95

just tossed

CHOP IT / soy marinated chicken, greens, veggies, oranges, avocado, herbs, crunchy peanuts & noodles w/ ginger vinaigrette 14.95
BEETS / crushed hazelnuts, warm goat cheese , mozzarella pearls, & beet paint 12.95
SUMMER SALAD / baby kale, grilled corn, dried cherries, sunflower seeds, tomatoes & grilled ricotta salata w/ pomegranate dressing 12.95
SIMPLE SALAD / mixed baby lettuces tossed with balsamic-honey vinaigrette & goat cheese 10.95
COBB / farm greens, simple vinaigrette, bacon, poached egg, gorgonzola, beets, avocado & roasted chicken breast 15.95
CAESAR / romaine leaves, classic dressing, parmesan, grilled crouton topped with marinated tomatoes 10.95
PROTEINS / roasted chicken / 4.95 / fish / 6.95 / grilled shrimp skewer / 7.95

sandwiched

CHELSEA BURGER / Craft Butchery's finest, brioche, cheddar dip, sweet-sour onions, bacon bits, bistro fries & pickles 15.95
SALT & PEPPER BURGER / plain & simple, char-grilled on a seeded brioche w/ pickles & bistro fries 14.95
SOFT SHELL CRAB / tempura fried, avocado spread, sliced tomato & lettuce on a seeded brioche w/ pickles & bistro fries
FISH SAMMY / char-grilled & resting on brioche topped w/ tomatoes, lemon zested aioli & micro greens, w/ sweet potato fries 16.95
BACON GRILLED CHEESE / bacon & shredded cheddar-jack on thick sliced toasted brioche w/ bistro fries 13.95
LOBSTER / classic CT hot buttery lobster roll, pretzel dog bun, slaw & a pile of fries

more substantial

CHEESE RAVIOLI / tossed in brown butter, topped with grilled & creamy corn, toasted hazelnuts, torn basil & parmesan 12.95 / 22.95
MUSSELS / coconut, saffron, kaffir lime & crusty dipping bread w/ fried new potatoes 16.95
PAELLA RISOTTO / shrimp, lobster, scallop & Craft chorizo, Spanish sofritto & lemon crema 28.95
GNOCCHI / fluffy ricotta dumplings in a rich ragu of pomegranate braised short ribs, basil & chili flakes finished w/ parm 12.95 / 22.95
AHI TUNA / sesame crusted, sweet & spicy ramen noodle stir fry, torn basil, toasted sesame seeds & spicy aioli 25.95
CHICKEN 'SCARPIELLO' / pan-roasted half a bird, SPICY cherry peppers & smash-fried red bliss potatoes 21.95


brunch

sunday funday

BREAKFAST BURRITO / scrambled eggs, cheddar, bacon & salsa with potato hash 10.95
PUFFY TEMPURA FRIED WAFFLES / covered in butterscotch bananas, molten chocolate & a scoop of vanilla gelato 11.95
STORCH'S FAMOUS EGGS / soft scrambled, caramelized onions, fried shallots, crisp bacon & potatoes 12.95
FRITTATA / mozzarella-basil frittata with pesto & an heirloom tomato salad with a toasted English muffin 14.95
FRENCH TOAST / fritter style covered with fresh berries & mascarpone banana butter, lightly dusted with powdered sugar 11.95
THE CHELSEA BENEDICT / english muffin, San Danielle prosciutto, classic hollandaise & chives 15.95
BRUNCH BURGER / bacon, egg & cheese over Craft Butchery's finest topped with a hash brown plated with a simple salad 15.95
HANGER STEAK & EGGS / char-grilled Hanger with 2 sunny side eggs & potato hash 19.95


happy hour

ALL BEERS / $2 OFF
ALL WINES / $3 OFF
ALL COCKTAILS / $3 OFF

food

PIGS IN A BLANKET $6
CHELSEA BURGER SLIDERS $4 ea. / 3 for $10
TUNA TACOS $3 ea. / 3 for $8
POPPERS $6
CALAMARI $7
NACHOS $9
LOADED FRIES $9

raw bar (fridays only)

SHRIMP $2 ea.
OYSTERS $1 ea.

directions

From the Fairfield train station. Walk 50 yards.

Driving? The Chelsea is located at 12 Unquowa Place in Fairfield CT. Click the C for driving directions.


hours

Kitchen Hours:
11:30 AM - 10 PM Sun - Thurs
11:30 AM - 11 PM on Fri & Sat
Bar:
Serves until last call


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