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
BURRATA / roasted kabocha squash, warm fall spuash sauce, spiced honey, pumpkin seeds & grilled bread 15.95
VIETNAMESE CHICKEN SOUP / aromatic broth, ramen noodles, cilantro, sidecar of hoisin & sriracha 10.95
BRUSSELS / charred mini's, bacon lardon, cranberry relish, shaved apple & parmesan Reggiano 11.95
TUNA TACOS / Asian spiced Ahi tartare, scallion-avocado-cucumber slaw & toasted seeds 13.95
POPPERS / SPICY house stuffed & roasted jalapenos, tempura, guacamole & lime crema 8.95
CALAMARI / General Tso's glaze, scallions, pea greens & Thai chili mayo 11.95
NACHOS / smothered in pulled pork & all the other traditional toppings 11.95
CHINA RIBS / baby back ribs, Chinese BBQ glaze, crunchy Asian veggie slaw & toasted sesames 12.95
MUSSELS / coconut, saffron, kaffir lime, smoky mezcal & crusty dipping bread with fried new potatoes 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, warm goat cheese, mozzarella pearls, & beet paint 12.95
AUTUMN SALAD / butternut, kale, shaved broccoli & cauliflower, walnuts, goat cheese, pomegranate & orange dressing 12.95
SIMPLE SALAD / mixed baby lettuces tossed with balsamic-honey vinaigrette & goat cheese 10.95
COBB / farm greens, simple vinaigrette, bacon, soft egg, gorgonzola, beets, avocado, roasted chicken breast 14.95
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

more substantial

RAVIOLI / filled with butternut squash & tossed in sage brown butter with amoretti cookie & parmesan 12.95 / 21.95
PAPPARDELLE / braised chicken & mushrooms with rosemary, toasted walnuts & herbed ricotta cheese 12.95 / 22.95
GNOCCHI / fluffy ricotta dumplings in a rich ragu of pomegranate braised short ribs, basil & chili flakes finished with Grana 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 with olive-garlic-basil puttanesca, arugula & sweet potato fries 16.95
LOBSTER ROLL / classic CT hot buttery lobster roll, pretzel dog bun, slaw & a pile of fries 19.95
CARAMELIZED SCALLOPS / smooth parsnips & beets, smoked shrooms, vincotto & parsnip chips 28.95
AHI TUNA / sesame-wasabi crust, perfect steamed rice & veggie stir-fry, smooth avocado, sriracha & sweet soy 25.95
CHICKEN 'SCARPIELLO' / pan-roasted half a bird, SPICY cherry peppers & smash fried red bliss potatoes 20.95
DUCK / crispy skinned breast of duck, sweet potato hash, gingered broccoli & a sweet chili-quince sauce 24.95
STEAK / char-grilled hanger over crispy pumpkin gnocchi & tostones, sauteed spinach & a sweet-sour pomegranate glaze 25.95

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

BACON / thick cut steakhouse style bacon, roasted grape & SPICY cherry pepper-molasses glaze 12.95
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 macerated in soy-yuzu-truffle, jalapeno, rice crackers, cukes & avocado blocks 14.95
BURRATA / roasted kabocha squash, warm fall spuash sauce, spiced honey, pumpkin seeds & grilled bread 15.95
VIETNAMESE CHICKEN SOUP / aromatic broth, ramen noodles, cilantro, sidecar of hoisin & sriracha 10.95
BRUSSELS / charred mini's, bacon lardon, cranberry relish, shaved apple & parmesan Reggiano 11.95
TUNA TACOS / Asian spiced Ahi tartare, scallion-avocado-cucumber slaw & toasted seeds 13.95
POPPERS / SPICY house stuffed & roasted jalapenos, tempura fried, topped with guacamole & lime crema 8.95
CALAMARI / General Tso's glaze, scallions, pea greens & 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 Asian veggie slaw & toasted sesames 12.95
MUSSELS / coconut, saffron, kafir lime, smoky mezcal & crusty dipping bread with fried new potatoes 11.95

just tossed

CHOP IT / Asian style, market greens & veggies, soy soaked chicken, crunchy peanuts & noodles, ginger vinaigrette 14.95
BEETS / crushed hazelnuts, vincotto, warm goat cheese, mozzarella pearls, & beet paint 12.95
AUTUMN SALAD / butternut, kale, shaved broccoli & cauliflower, walnuts, goat cheese, pomegranate & orange dressing 12.95
SIMPLE SALAD / mixed baby lettuces tossed with balsamic-honey vinaigrette & goat cheese 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 & pickle 14.95
SALT & PEPPER BURGER / plain & simple, char-grilled on a seeded brioche with pickles & fries 13.95
SMOKED BRISKET / wrapped with shrooms, swiss & caramelized onions with horseradish dip & thing onion rings 14.95
FISH / char-grilled and resting 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, slaw & a pile of fries 19.95
SHROOM BRUSCHETTA / marsala, cream & thyme simmered shrooms on grilled roasted garlic bread with melting gorgonzola 12.95

more substantial

RAVIOLI / filled with butternut squash & tossed in sage brown butter with amoretti cookie & parmesan 12.95 / 21.95
PAPPARDELLE / braised chicken & mushrooms with rosemary, toasted walnuts & herbed ricotta cheese 12.95 / 22.95
GNOCCHI / fluffy ricotta dumplings in a rich ragu of pomegranate braised short ribs, basil & chili flakes finished with Grana 12.95 / 22.95
CARAMELIZED SCALLOPS / smooth parsnips & beets, smoked shrooms, vincotto & parsnip chips 22.95
AHI TUNA / sesame-wasabi crust, perfect steamed rice & veggie stir fry, smooth avocado, sriracha & sweet soy 25.95
CHICKEN 'SCARPIELLO' / pan-roasted half a bird, SPICY cherry peppers & smash-fried red bliss potatoes 16.95
STEAK / char-grilled hanger over crispy pumpkin gnocchi & tostones, sauteed spinach & a sweet-sour pomegranate glaze 25.95


New Year's Eve Menu

apps

OYSTERS / roasted half dozen with bacon herb butter & breadcrumbs 14.95
BISQUE / winter squashes & lobster 11.95
SPRING ROLLS / crispy rolls filled with spiced duck confit, sweet & sour tamarind dip 11.95
RISOTTO / classic mushroom & black trufle risotto, parmesan & shavings of fresh black truffles 17.95
OCTOPUS / cabernet braised & char-grilled, mushroom fennel, chorizo & fingerling potato salad, lemon-paprika yogurt 14.95
PIGS IN THE BLANKET / Craft beef chili & mustard 8.95
TUNA CRUDO / slivered RAW tuna macerated in soy-yuzu-truffle, jalapeno, rice crackers, cukes & avocado blocks 14.95
BURRATA / roasted kabocha squash, warm fall squash sauce, spiced honey, pumpkin seeds & grilled bread 15.95
BRUSSELS / charred mini's, bacon lardon, cranberry relish, shaved apple & parmesan Reggiano 11.95
TUNA TACOS / Asian spiced Ahi tartare, scalliion-avocado-cucumber slaw & toasted seeds 13.95
CALAMARI / General Tso's glaze, scallions, pea greens & Thai chili mayo 11.95
CHINA RIBS / baby back ribs, Chinese BBQ glaze, crunchy Asina veggie slaw & toasted seeds 12.95
MUSSELS / coconut, saffron, kaffir lime, smoky mezcal & crusty dipping bread with fried new potatoes 11.95

just tossed

BITTER GREENS / frissee, endive & fennel dressed in honey mustard vinaigrette, candied pecans, pears & gorgonzola 14.95
BEETS / crushed hazelnuts, vincotto, warm goat cheese, mozzarella pearls, & beet paint 12.95
AUTUMN FARM SALAD / butternut, kale, broccoli & cauliflower, wlanuts, goat cheese, pomegranate & orange dressing 12.95
CAESAR / romaine leaves, classic dressing, parmesan reggiano, grilled crouton topped with marinated tomatoes 11.95

more substantial

ANGRY LOBSTER / black pepper fettuccini tossed in a highly spiced lobster-tomato bouillabaisse with butter poached lobster 28.95
GNOCCHI / fluffy ricotta dumplings tossed in a rich ragu of pomegranate braised short ribs, basil & chili flake with Grana 24.95
CHELSEA BURGER / Craft Butchery's finest, brioche, cheddar dip, sweet-sour onions, bacon bits, fries & pickles 15.95
COD / Nova Scotia filet on sunchoke puree, brussels & squash, pomegranate glaze & crunchy seeds 25.95
LOBSTER ROLL / classic CT hot buttery lobster roll, pretzel dog bun, slaw & a pile of fries 19.95
CARAMELIZED SCALLOPS / smooth parsnips & beets, smoked shrooms, vincotto & parsnip chips 32.95
SNAPPER / crispy skin filet on udon noodle & stir fry veggies in a lemongrass-coconut-curry broth 28.95
CHICKEN 'SCARPIELLO' / pan-roasted half a bird, SPICY cherry peppers & smash-fried red bliss potatoes 20.95
DUCK / crispy skinned breast of duck, sweet potato hash, gingered broccoli & a sweet chili-quince sauce 24.95
RIBEYE / char-grilled 14oz steak, rosemary roasted potatoes, charred broccolini, herb butter & simmered port 35.95
SHORT RIBS / glazed with the braising love, whipped sweet potatoes, buttery roasted parsnips & fried kale 29.95

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


contact








 

gift cards

Purchase a gift card for any amount ($10 minimum) quickly and securely via PayPal.

Amount: