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

CRISP SPRING ROLLS / filled with teriyaki scented chicken & sprouts with sweet Thai chili & maple soy 10.95
PIGS IN THE BLANKET / Craft beef chili & mustard or maybe just a bowl 7.95
TUNA CRUDO / slivered RAW tuna macerated in soy-yuzu-truffle, jalapeo, rice crackers & avocado blocks 14.95
BURRATA / balsamic soaked baby heirloom tomatoes, herb salad, pine nuts & grilled bread 13.95
MUSSELS / coconut, red curry, saffron, kaffir lime, smoky mezcal & crusty dipping bread 10.95
SHRIMP COCKTAIL CEVICHE STYLE / shrimp nuggets tossed with citrus scented cocktail sauce, with a pile of wonton chips 11.95
CRAB CAKE / jumbo lump, crispy edges, pepper spiked gazpacho sauce, mango pico di gallo 14.95
TUNA TARTARE TOSTADO / asian inspired Ahi, pico di gallo, micro cilantro & avocado crema 11.95
POT OF FRIES / chimichurri, Heinz '59' & an aioli made from bagna cauda 'the Italian drunk' 7.95
POPPERS / SPICY house stuffed & roasted jalapeos, tempura, guacamole & lime crema 8.95
CALAMARI / General Tso's glaze, scallions, pea greens & Thai chili mayo 10.95
NACHOS / smothered in pulled pork & all the other traditional toppings 11.95

just tossed

CHOP IT / Asian style; market greens & veggies, soy soaked chicken, crunchy peanuts & noodles, ginger vinaigrette 14.95
BEETS / crushed hazlenuts, vincotto, caramelized goat cheese, mozzarella pearls, & beet paint 12.95
PAPAYA & SHRIMP / Vietnamese papaya & green salad, chilled gingered shrimp, peanuts, sweet chili dressing 14.95
SIMPLE SALAD / mixed baby lettuces tossed with balsamic-honey vinaigrette & grilled peaches 10.95
COBB / farm greens, simple vinaigrette, bacon, soft egg, gorgonzola, beets, avocado, roasted chicken breast 15.95
CAESAR / romaine leaves, classic dressing, parmesan reggiano, grilled crouton topped with marinated tomatoes 11.95
WITH CHICKEN / classic Caesar, crispy skin chicken, & a crouton with vinegar soaked tomatoes 15.95

sandwiched

CHELSEA BURGER / Craft Butchery's finest, brioche, cheddar dip, sweet-sour onions, bacon bits, fries & pickles 14.95
SALT & PEPPER BURGER / plain & simple, char-grilled on a seeded brioche with pickles & fries 12.95
SOFT SHELL CRAB PO' BOY / buttermilk soaked & fried crabs on a soft roll, Asian slaw & spicy mayo 19.95
FISH / grilled and served on brioche with olive-garlic-basil puttanesca, arugula & sweet potato fries 14.95
GRILLED CHEESE BLT / melting cheddar-bacon panini, gazpacho shot, greens with bacon dressing 12.95
LOBSTER / classic CT hot buttery lobster roll, pretzel dog bun, creamy slaw & crispy fries 19.95
CHICKEN / pesto rubbed & grilled on sliced & griddled brioche, mozzarella, balsamic spread & simple salad 14.95

more substantial

SUMMER FETTUCCINI / fresh pasta, artichokes, spinach, Meyer lemon, mascarpone & crushed hazelnuts L 16.95 / D 20.95
SHROOM & CHICKEN PAPPARDELLE / wide noodles, rich chicken & porcini ragu, spinach & toasted bread crumbs L 16.95 / D 20.95
ANGRY LOBSTER FEDELINI / highly spiced lobster & tomato sauce, lobster nuggets, basil, 1/2 a buttery tail L 19.95 / D 24.95
GIANT SHRIMP / buttery corn cakes, roasted shishito peppers, sherry vinegar gastrique & toasted sesames L 19.95 / D 24.95
CARAMELIZED SCALLOPS / creamy corn scented with thyme, garlicky spinach & a pistachio-bacon-brown butter glaze L 19.95 / D 24.95
AHI TUNA / sesame-wasabi crust, pan-fried Udon noodles, green tea-avocado dressing & sweet soy 24.95
CHICKEN 'SCARPIELLO' / pan-roasted half a bird, SPICY cherry peppers & a gorgeous veggie hash L 16.95 / D 19.95
VEAL MILANESE / pounded thin & pan fried, lemon-caper-artichoke sauce, arugula-tomato-parmesan salad L 18.95 / D 22.92
CHELSEA STEAK / 12 oz. char-grilled sirloin, bistro fries, balsamic onions, creamed spinach, onion rings 32.95

sunday brunch

BREAKFAST BURRITO / scrambled eggs, cheddar, bacon & salsa with potato hash 9.95
PUFFY TEMPURA FRIED WAFFLES / covered in butterscotch bananas, molten chocolate & a scoop of maple gelato 9.95
STORCH'S FAMOUS EGGS / soft scrambled, caramelized onions, fried shallots, crisp bacon & potatoes 9.95
FRITTATA / mushrooms, spinach & goat cheese topped with fried spinach served with a toasted english muffin 10.95
THE CHELSEA BENEDICT / english muffin, san danielle prosciutto, classic hollandaise & chives 15.95
'MINUTE' STEAK & EGGS / 4oz char-grilled NY strip with 2 sunny side eggs, potato hash & sweet-sour onions 18.95
PROSECCO MIMOSAS / peach / pomegranate / blood orange 7.95
HOUSE INFUSED BLOODIES / dill / cucumber / cilantro / bacon / cucumber-jalapeno 8.95
BOTTOMLESS COCKTAIL / mimosas & house bloodies 14.95


drink

wine

GAVI DI GAVI / Villa Sparina, Piedmont, Italy, 2011 12 / 47
ALBARINO / Ramon Bilbao, Rias Baixas, 2011 8 / 31
PINO GRIGIO / Sferracalvallo, Umbria, Italy, 2011 7 / 27
SAUVIGNON BLANC / The Crossings, New Zealand, 2012 8 / 31
SANCERRE / Louis Laurent, France, 2010 13 / 51
RIESLING / Fess Parker, Santa Barbara, 2011 8 / 31
CHARDONNAY / J. Lohn 'Riverstone', Monterey, 2011 8 / 31
CHARDONNAY / Louis Max Pouilly Fuisse, Burgundy, 2011 12 / 47
ROSE / Domaine de Paris, Provence, 2012 9 / 35
PROSECCO / Moletto 187ml, Italy, NV 8.00
FRENCH BUBBLES / Charles De Fere 187ml, Champagne, NV 8.00
PINO NOIR / Buena Vista, Sonoma, 2010 9 / 35
PINO NOIR / J. Lohr "Falcon's Perch", Monterey, 2011 11 / 43
RIOJA / Lealtanza Rioja Capitosa, Spain, 2011 10 / 39
MALBEC / Amado Sur, Argentina, 2011 10 / 39
MERLOT / Edna Valley, Central Coast, 2011 8 / 31
ZINFANDEL / Kenwood 'Jack London', Sonoma, 2010 13 / 51
SYRAH / Rosenblum, Paso Robles, 2009 - 2010 7 / 27
MERITAGE / Sterling VC, Central Coast, 2010 8 / 31
BORDEAUX / Chateau Greysac, Medoc, 2008 15 / 59
CABERNET / Lander Jenkins, California Coast, 2010 9 / 35
CABERNET / Kunde, Sonoma, 2010 13 / 51
CHIANTI / La Maialina, Tuscany, 2010 7 / 27

beer

KONA PORTER 6.00
BUD LIGHT 5.00
DOGFISH 6.00
SAM ADAMS 6.00
STELLA 6.00
HEINEKEN 6.00
TWO ROADS 6.00
BEAVER BLONDE 6.00
CORONA 6.00
GUINNESS 6.00
PALM 6.00
AMSTEL LIGHT 6.00

specialty cocktails & martinis

THE CHELSEA MARGARITA / Don Julio Blanco Tequila, Stirrings All Natural Triple Sec & house crafted sour mix 11.00
FILTHY MARTINI / Chelsea's house cucumber-jalapeno vodka & olive juice shaken ice cold & served with a blue cheese stuffed olive 11.00
VINTAGE MAI TAI / Appleton Estate V/X rum, a blend of orange curacao, creme de almond, fresh lime & simple syrup, with a Myer's Dark float 11.00
BLUEBERRY MOJITO / Bacardi Silver & Smirnoff Blueberry shaken with a mint simple syrup, pressed limes & blackberry mint puree, splash of soda 11.00
BEACHSIDE CAIPIROSKA / Tito's vodka shaken with sugar, crushed limes & pineapple scented coconut water 11.00
PEAR POMEGRANATE MARTINI / Hanger 1 spiced pear vodka & PAMA Pomegranate Liquor shaken with a splash of cranberry 11.00
PINEAPPLE MOJITO / Bacardi Silver Rum stirred with pressed limes, crushed pineapple & a spash of simple syrup 11.00
WHITE SPRING SANGRIA / Dry white wine, St. Germain & peach nectar splashed with club soda & served with chilled drunken fruit 11.00
NAKED COSMO / Ciroc Vodka, Triple Sec, lime & white cranberry juice strained over an orange peel 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
BLUEBERRY LEMONADE / Smirnoff Blueberry Vodka, organic lemonade, chilled blueberries, splash of 7-Up, with a lemon twist and a sugared rim 11.00
LAWNCHAIR LEMONADE / house infused strawberry-basil vodka stirred with fresh lemonade & poured over ice with a lemon wedge 11.00
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

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
TIRIMISU / classic, whipped cream, chocolate covered espresso beans 7.95

sweet wines

BRACHETTO D'ACQUI / Bafi Rosa Regale, Italy 7 / 27
ICE SEMILLON / Covey Run, Yakima Valley 11 / 41

ports

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


The Chelsea at 2

2 Year Anniversary Menu

LUNCH / 2 COURSES 14.99
Course 1 (Select 1)
Shrimp Cocktail Ceviche Style / shrimp nuggets tossed with citrus scented cocktail sauce with a pile of wonton chips
Lobster Chowder / creamy lobster bisque filled with chunky chowder veggies, chives and lobster
Caeser Salad / romaine leaves, classic dressing, parmesan reggiano, grilled crouton topped with marinated tomatoes
Tiny Tomato & Mozzarella Salad / heirloom cherry tomatoes & mozzarella pearls with aged balsamic, crispy croutons & basil
Course 2 (Select 1)
Chop It Salad / Asian style; market greens & veggies, soy soaked chicken, crunchy peanuts & noodles, ginger vinaigrette
Chelsea Burger / Craft Butchery's finest, brioche, cheddar dip, sweet-sour onions, bacon bits, fries & pickles
Fish / caught, grilled, nestled onto brioche with olive-garlic-basil puttanesca, arugula and sweet potato fries
Summer Fettuccini / fresh pasta, artichokes, spinach, Meyer lemon, mascarpone & crushed hazelnuts
DINNER / 3 Courses 29.99
Course 1 (Select 1)
Shrimp Cocktail Ceviche Style / shrimp nuggets tossed with citrus scented cocktail sauce with a pile of wonton chips
Lobster Chowder / creamy lobster bisque filled with chunky chowder veggies, chives & lobster
Baby Lettuces / mixed baby lettuces tossed with balsamic-honey vinaigrette & grilled peaches
Course 2 (Select 1)
Chicken 'Scarpiello' / pan-roasted half a bird, SPICY cherry peppers & a gorgeous veggie hash
Organic Salmon / crispy skinned salmon on a summer panzanella salad filled with tomatoes, peaches, croutons & banyuls vinegar finished with basil & shaved fennel
Chelsea Burger / Craft Butchery's finest, brioche, cheddar dip, sweet-sour onions, bacon bits, fries & pickles
Summer Fettuccini / fresh pasta, artichokes, spinach, Meyer lemon, mascarpone & crushed hazelnuts
Dessert (Select 1)
Churros / 'spanish doughnuts' with warm chocolate-hazelnut dip
Berry Crumble / warm local berries, brown sugar crumble, scoop of vanilla

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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