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
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 / grilled peaches, San Danielle prosciutto, honey, basil & roasted garlic bread 15.95
OCTOPUS / cabernet braised & char-grilled, cauliflower-fennel-orange agro-dolce, golden raisins & pine nuts 13.95
CRAB CAKE / pan-crisped on cucumber-melon gazpacho with a tempura squash flower & whipped avocado 15.95
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
ARANCINI / crispy balls of rice filled with prosciutto & mozzarella resting in whipped basil & tomato ragu 10.95
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
TOMATO SALAD / heirlooms of all shapes & sizes, torn bufala mozzarella & basil, charred onion vinaigrette 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 herbed ricotta & smothered in a 30 second tomato-garlic sauce, pesto & parmesan 12.95 / 21.95
FETTUCCINI / buttery lobster, crab & creamy corn with basil, arugula, crushed hazelnuts & zest of summer citrus 14.95 / 25.95
GNOCCHI / fluffy ricotta dumplings, spicy sausage-peppers-broccoli rabe & bread crumbs 12.95 / 21.95
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 creamy corn, tomato-brioche panzanella & warm bacon-scallion dressing 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
NOODLE BOWL / crispy skinned wild salmon perched on ramen noodles & veggies in a coconut-kaffir lime curry broth 24.95
PATIO STEAK / grilled hangar sliced over a salad of grilled shishito & avocado, baby kale & snap peas in a chimichurri vinaigrette 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
STRAWBERRY MARGARITA / Don Julio Blanco Tequila, House Made Strawberry Juice, Lime & Orange Liqueur 11.00
FILTHY MARTINI / Chelsea's house cucumber-jalapeno vodka & olive juice shaken ice cold & served with a blue cheese stuffed olive 11.00
WHITE SANGRIA / White Burgundy, 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
BERRY-CHERRY OLD FASHIONED / Kentucky Rye, Amarena Cherry, Thyme Infused Summer Berries & Bitters 11.00
UNQUOWA ICED COFFEE / Van Gogh Double Espresso Vodka, Smirnoff Vanilla Vodka, Frangelico, & Just Brewed Coffee & Milk 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
CAPTAIN PALMER / Captain Morgan spiced rum, organic lemondae & just brewed 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, maple-rhubarb-brandy glaze,rhubarb chuttney 11.95
EGGPLANT / sweet-sour-spicy roasted eggpalnt, crushed tomato, basil, soft goat cheese & grilled garlic bruschetta 9.95
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 / grilled peaches, San Danielle prosciutto, honey, basil & roasted garlic bread 15.95
OCTOPUS / cabernet braised & char-grilled, cauliflower-fennel-orange agro-colce, golden rainsins & pine nuts 13.95
CRAB CAKE / pan-cripsed on cucumber-melon gazpacho with a tempura squash flower & whipped avocado 15.95
TUNA TACOS / Asian spiced Ahi tartare, scallion-avocado-cucumber slaw & toasted seeds 12.95
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
ARANCINI / crispy balls of rice filled with prosciutto & mozzarella resting in whipped basil & tomato ragu 10.95
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

more substantial

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
TOMATO SALAD / heirlooms of all shapes & sizes, torn bufala mozzarella & basil, charred onion vinaigrette 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
FRIED CHICKEN / brined, spiced & breaded chicken, Portuguese roll, spicy mayo, cheese sauce, pickled onions & fries 13.95
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
BLMT / vinegar soaked heirlooms, mozzarella, bacon & arugula on a soft roll with sweet potato fries 13.95

more substantial

RAVIOLI / filled with herbed ricotta & smothered in a 30 second tomato-garlic sauce, pesto & parmesan 16.95
FETTUCCINI / buttery lobster, crab & creamy corn with basil, arugula, crushed hazelnuts & zest of summer citrus 18.95
GNOCCHI / fluffy ricotta dumplings, spicy sausage-peppers-broccoli rabe & bread crumbs 16.95
CARAMELIZED SCALLOPS / smooth creamy corn, tomato-brioche panzanella & warm bacon-scallion dressing 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
NOODLE BOWL / crispy skinned wild salmon perched on ramen noodles & veggies in a coconut-kaffir lime curry broth 22.95
PATIO STEAK / char-grilled hanger sliced over a salad of shishitos & avocado, arugula & grilled corn in a chimichurri vinaigrette 22.95


The Chelsea Turns 3 Prix Fixe Menus

Lunch Prix Fixe $14.99 (Choose 1 App & 1 Entree)

Eggplant / sweet-sour-spicy roasted eggplant, crushed tomato, basil, soft goat cheese & grilled garlic bruschetta
Corn / creamy thyme scented corn & grilled kernels sauteed with jalapeno, lime & hazelnuts
Caesar Salad / romaine leaves, classic dressing, parmesan reggiano, grilled crouton topped with marinated tomatoes
Tomato Salad / heirlooms of all shapes & sizes, torn bufala mozzarella & basil, charred onion vinaigrette
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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 & pickle
Fish Tacos / grilled fillets nestled into mini corn shells with spicy mayo, avocado, pico di gallo & saffron rice
Ravioli / filled with herbed ricotta & smothered in a 30 second tomato-garlic sauce, pesto & parmesan

Dinner Prix Fixe $29.99 (Choose 1 App, 1 Entree & 1 Dessert)

Bacon / thick cut steakhouse sytle bacon on aged balsamic soaked heirloom tomatoes
Corn / creamy thyme scented corn & grilled kernels sauteed with jalapeno, lime & hazelnuts
Simple Salad / mixed baby lettuces tossed with balsamic-honey vinaigrette with warm goat cheese
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Chicken 'Scarpiello' / pan-roasted half a bird, SPICY cherry peppers & a gorgeous veggie hash
Organic Salmon / perched on panzanella salad filled with tomatoes, cukes, basil, grilled peaches & croutons
Chelsea Burger / Craft Butchery's finest, brioche, cheddar dip, sweet-sour onions, bacon bits, fries & pickle
Pappardelle / wide noodles tossed with porcini-rosemary braised chicken with a touch of mascarpone
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Churros / 'spanish doughnuts' with warm chocolate-hazelnut dip
Blueberry 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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