about

The Chelsea is located in downtown Fairfield, one block from the Fairfield Train station. Approaching its 5th year The Chelsea has become one of Fairfield’s most beloved restaurants.  Executive Chef Eric Felitto’s menu of creative and classic dishes has received rave reviews in both national and local publications.

Praised by the New York Times, The Chelsea has won the hearts of Fairfield County diners who appreciate the combination of delicious food with unpretentious service in an energetic atmosphere.

Patricia Brook’s of the NY Times biggest complaint about the Chelsea was that it wasn’t closer to her home. 





menus



eat

apps

TURKEY CHILI / slow cooked, melted cheddar jack cheese, sour cream & scallions w/ tortilla chips 9.95
FRIED MEATBALLS / panko crusted & mozzarella stuffed in a pool of marinara topped w/ arugula pesto & parmesan 12.95
OCTOPUS / charred and resting on a chorizo-sweet potato hash, drizzled w/ romesco sauce & lime crema & crispy potato salad drizzled w/ tomatillo sauce & lime crema 15.95
TUNA CRUDO / slivered RAW tuna in a soy-yuzu-truffle, jalapeno, rice crackers, cukes & avocado blocks 15.95
DUCK BUNS / hoisin glazed confit leg of duck, scallions, cilantro, sprouts & toasted sesame seeds 12.95
PIGS IN THE BLANKET / all beef hotdogs wrapped in puff pastry w/ side of pickled onions & mustard for dipping 8.95
MAC 'N CHEESE / shells in a creamy bacon cheese sauce w/ scallions & crunchy herbed breadcrumbs 10.95 with lobster 19.95
BURRATA / creamy cheese, warm fall squash puree, toasted pepitas, dried cranberries, crostini & sage-honey drizzle 15.95
TUNA POKE TACOS / Ahi tartare topped with sliced cucumber, Hawaiian poke sauce & wonton crunches 13.95
CHINA RIBS / baby back ribs, Chinese BBQ glaze, crunchy slaw & toasted sesames 14.95
CALAMARI / General Tso's glaze, arugula & Thai chili mayo 13.95
NACHOS / smothered in chicken & black bean green chili & all the other traditional toppings 12.95
CAULIFLOWER / chili-soy roasted cauliflower, scallion, torn basil, crunchy herbed panko breadcrumbs 11.95

just tossed

CHOP IT / soy marinated chicken, greens, veggies, oranges, avocado, herbs, crunchy peanuts & noodles w/ ginger vinaigrette 14.95
ROCKET & BEETS / arugula & beets tossed in herb lime vinaigrette w/grilled onions, crumbled ricotta salata & pumpkin seeds 12.95
AUTUMN SALAD / kale, honey crisp apples, goat cheese, pomegranate seeds, candied pecans, & pomegranate vinaigrette 12.95
COBB / farm greens, sherry-vanilla dressing, bacon, tomato, gorgonzola, beets, avocado, roasted chicken breast & poached egg 16.95
CAESAR / romaine leaves, classic dressing, parmesan, grilled crostini topped w/ basil-balsamic tossed tomatoes 12.95
SIMPLE SALAD / mixed baby lettuces tossed with balsamic-honey vinaigrette, cherry tomatoes & goat cheese 10.95
PROTEINS / roasted chicken / 4.95 / fish / 6.95 / grilled shrimp / 7.95

more substantial

TUNA / sesame crusted over a ramen noodle veggie stir-fry, w/ bean sprouts & spicy aioli 26.95
RIB EYE / 14 oz bone-in flamed rib eye, crispy Persian purple potatoes, creamy spinach & melted truffle butter 32.95
SCALLOPS / pan seared scallops, parsnip puree, braised pork & roasted root veg, w/ a candied apple drizzle 28.95
SHRIMP PAPPARDELLE / thick hand-cut noodles, sauteed shrimp, creamy lobster sauce & spinach leaves 28.95
PORK CHOP / grilled 14 oz bone-in chop topped w/ butternut squash ravioli, sage brown butter, parmesan & pomegranate seeds 25.95
CHICKEN 'SCARPARIELLO' / pan-roasted half a bird, SPICY cherry peppers & smash fried red bliss potatoes 24.95
GNOCCHI / fluffy ricotta dumplings in a rich ragu of pomegranate braised short ribs & basil, finished w/ parm 14.95 / 22.95
MUSSELS / coconut, saffron, kaffir lime & crusty dipping bread w/ fried new potatoes 16.95
LOBSTER ROLL / classic CT hot buttery lobster roll, pretzel dog bun, slaw & bistro fries
FISH SAMMY / char-grilled and resting on brioche topped w/ tomatoes, lemon zested aioli & micro greens, w/ sweet potato fries 16.95
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


drink

wine

GAVI DI GAVI / Santa Vittoria, Piedmont, Italy, 2015 12 / 47
ALBARINO / Ramon Bilbao, Rias Baixas, 2015 9 / 35
PINO GRIGIO / Maniscalco, Umbria, Italy, 2014 7 / 27
SAUVIGNON BLANC / The Crossings, New Zealand, 2016 9 / 35
RIESLING / S.A. Prum 'Luminance', Mosel, Germany, 2014 9 / 35
CHARDONNAY / J. Lohr 'Riverstone', Monterey, 2015 8 / 31
CHARDONNAY / Rutherford Ranch, Napa, 2015 10 / 39
CHARDONNAY / Cave Lugny Macon-Lugny, Burgundy, 2015 11 / 43
ROSE / Domaine de Paris, Provence, 2016 9 / 35
SANCERRE / Domaine de la Perrieres, Lione, 2015 15 / 59
PROSECCO / Zonin 187ml, Italy, NV 8.00
FRENCH BUBBLES / Charles De Fere 187ml, Champagne, NV 8.00
PINK BUBBLES / Veuve de Vernay 187 ml, Champagne, NV 8.00
PINOT NOIR / J. Lohr 'Falcon's Perch', Monterey 2014 10 / 39
PINOT NOIR / Erath 'Resplendent', Dundee, OR, 2015 12 / 47
RIOJA / Bodegas Beronia 'Crianza', Spain, 2013 11 / 43
MALBEC / Don Miguel Gascon, Argentina, 2015 9 / 35
MERLOT / Drumheller, Columbia Valley, WA, 2014 9 / 35
ZINFANDEL / Kenwood 'Jack London', Sonoma, 2012 14 / 55
SHIRAZ / Barossa Valley Estates, Australia, 2013 9 / 35
BORDEAUX / Chateau Greysac, Medoc, 2011 15 / 59
CABERNET / Lander Jenkins, Napa, 2014 9 / 35
CABERNET / Daniel Cohn 'Bellacosa', Sonoma, 2015 15 / 59
CHIANTI / La Maia Lina, Tuscany, 2014 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 lime syrup 11.00
SPICY PASSION FRUIT MARTINI / Stoli 'Hot' Jalapeno infused Vodka, Cointreau & Passion Fruit Puree 11.00
FILTHY MARTINI / Chelsea's house cucumber-jalapeno vodka & olive juice shaken ice cold & served with a blue cheese stuffed olive 11.00
PEACH SANGRIA / Rose wine, Peach & Apple Brandy, Peach Nectar, St. Germain, Drunken Fruits & a Splash of Lemon Soda 10.00
BASIL-HONEY COLLINS / Vermont's Barr Hill honey infused Gin, fresh lime juice & basil-honey syrup, finished with soda over ice 11.00
MILE HIGH MANHATTAN / Tin Cup Colorado Whiskey & Alessio Rosso Vermouth, Amerena cherry & a dash of whiskey barrel aged bitters 11.00
COCO NO LOCO / Pyrat XO Reserve Rum, Coconut Water & fresh lime 11.00
CHELSEA ROSE / Grey Goose, St. Germain, Cucumber, Mint-Basil-Rosemary Infusion, Agave & Lemon Juice 11.00
'NEW' OLD FASHIONED / Rock 'n' Rye Whiskey & Bulleit Rye, pressed orange peel, Italian Aramena Wild Cherry & a dash of barrel aged Bitters 11.00
BLOOD ORANGE MULE / Effen Blood Orange Vodka, fresh blood orange & lime juices topped with Ginger Beer 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
BLUEBERRY LEMONADE / Smirnoff Blueberry Vodka, lemonade & blueberry-mint 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
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

TURKEY CHILI / slow cooked, melted cheddar jack cheese, sour cream & scallions w/ tortilla chips 9.95
FRIED MEATBALLS / panko crusted & mozzarella stuffed in a pool of marinara topped w/ arugula pesto & parmesan 12.95
OCTOPUS / charred and resting on a chorizo-sweet potato hash, drizzled w/ romesco sauce & lime crema & crispy potato salad drizzled w/ tomatillo sauce & lime crema 15.95
TUNA CRUDO / slivered RAW tuna in soy-yuzu-truffle, jalapeno, rice crackers, cukes & avocado blocks 15.95
DUCK BUNS / hoisin glazed confit leg of duck, scallions, cilantro, sprouts & toasted sesame seeds 12.95
PIGS IN THE BLANKET / all beef hotdogs wrapped in puff pastry with side of pickled onions & mustard for dipping 8.95
MAC 'N CHEESE / shells in creamy bacon cheese sauce w/ scallions & crunchy herbed breadcrumbs 10.95 with lobster 19.95
BURRATA / creamy cheese, warm fall squash puree, toasted pepitas, dried cranberries, crostini & sage-honey drizzle 15.95
TUNA POKE TACOS / Ahi tartare topped with sliced cucumber, Hawaiian poke sauce & wonton crunches 13.95
CHINA RIBS / baby back ribs, Chinese BBQ glaze, crunchy slaw & toasted sesames 14.95
CALAMARI / General Tso's glaze , arugula & Thai chili mayo 13.95
NACHOS / smothered in chicken & black bean green chili & all the other traditional toppings 12.95
CAULIFLOWER / chili-soy roasted cauliflower, scallion, tom basil, crunchy herbed panko breadcrumbs 11.95

just tossed

CHOP IT / soy marinated chicken, greens, veggies, oranges, avocado, herbs, crunchy peanuts & noodles w/ ginger vinaigrette 14.95
ROCKET & BEETS / arugula & beets tossed in herb lime vinaigrette w/ grilled onions, crumbled ricotta salata & pumpkin seeds 12.95
AUTUMN SALAD / kale, honey crisp apples, goat cheese, pomegranate seeds, candied pecans, & pomegranate vinaigrette 12.95
CRISPY CALAMARI & SHRIMP / over lemon arugula salad w/ pickled onions, cherry peppers, tomatoes & spicy aioli 14.95
COBB / farm greens, sherry-vanilla dressing, bacon, tomato, gorgonzola, beets, avocado, roasted chicken breast & poached egg 16.95
CAESAR / romaine leaves, classic dressing, parmesan, grilled crostini topped w/ basil-balsamic tossed tomatoes 12.95
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
STEAK SANDWICH / grilled steak & onions w/ melted American & cheddar sauce on a Portuguese roll w/ bistro fries 14.95
FRIED FISH WRAP / beer & panko battered "catch of the day" in a tortilla, w/ bacon & cran-jalapeno slaw, served w/ a small salad 15.95
ASIAN BBQ PORK SANDWICH / BBQ pork, cuccumbers, bean sprouts, cilantro & spicy aioli on a Portuguese roll w/ sweet pot fries 13.95
LOBSTER / classic CT hot buttery lobster roll, pretzel dog bun, slaw w/ bistro fries

more substantial

TUNA / sesame crusted over a ramen noodle veggie stir-fry, w/ bean sprouts & spicy aioli 26.95
CHICKEN 'SCARPARIELLO' / pan-roasted half a bird, SPICY cherry peppers & smash-fried red bliss potatoes 24.95
SHRIMP PAPPARDELLE / thick-cut noodles, shrimp, creamy lobster sauce & spinach leaves 28.95
GNOCCHI / fluffy ricotta dumplings in a rich ragu of pomegranate braised short ribs & basil, finished w/ parmesan 14.95 / 22.95
MUSSELS / coconut, saffron, kaffir lime & crusty dipping bread w/ fried new potatoes 16.95


Fairfield Restaurant Week

October 9 - October 15

Lunch Prix Fixe $15 (Choose 1 App & 1 Entree)

China Ribs / glazed baby back ribs, Asian slaw, sesame seeds & scallions Appetizer
Coconut Curry Crab Bisque / creamy butternut squash, lump crab, coconut & sweet yellow curry Appetizer
Rocket & Beet Salad / arugula, beets, ricotta salata & grilled onions with a lime-herb vinaigrette Appetizer
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Autumn Salad / kale, honey crisp apples, goat cheese, pomegranate seeds, candied pecans, & pomegranate vinaigrette Entree
Asian BBQ Pork Wrap / pulled Asian BBQ pork, cucumber, bean sprouts, spicy mayo & cilantro, tortilla wrapped, served w/ sweet potato fries Entree
Fish Sandwich / grilled catch of the day, lemon aioli, sliced tomato & micro greens on a brioche bun w/ bistro fries Entree
Macaroni & Cheese / shell pasta in a creamy cheese sauce with bacon chunks & crunchy herbed breadcrumbs Entree

Dinner Prix Fixe $30 (Choose 1 App, 1 Entree & 1 Dessert)

Fried Meatballs / mozzarella stuffed in a pool of marinara topped with parmesan cheese & arugula pesto Appetizer
Cauliflower / chili-soy roasted cauliflower, caramelized garlic, torn basil, seasoned panko breadcrumbs Appetizer
Rocket & Beet Salad / arugula, beets, ricotta salata & grilled onions with a lime-herb vinaigrette Appetizer
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Black Pepper Fettuccini / pan seared swordfish, capers & creamy marinara tossed w/ black pepper fettuccini & spinach leaves Entree
Chicken Autumn Salad / roasted chicken breast, kale, crisp apples, candied pecans, goat cheese, pomegranate seeds & pomegranate vinaigrette Entree
Chelsea Burger / Craft Butchery's finest, brioche, cheddar dip, sweet-sour onions, bacon bits, fries & pickle Entree
Mussels / Thai coconut curry, saffron, kaffir lime, grilled bread & fried smahed red bliss potatoes Entree
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Churros / 'Spanish doughnuts' with warm Nutella to dip Dessert
Ice Cream Sandwich / caramel gelato sandwiched between two chocolate chip cookies Dessert


brunch

saturday & sunday brunch

BREAKFAST BURRITO / scrambled eggs, chorizo, black beans, cheddar-jack, sour cream & pico in a flamed grilled tortilla, w/home fries 12.95
PUFFY TEMPURA FRIED WAFFLES / covered in butterscotch bananas, molten chocolate & a scoop of vanilla gelato 12.95
CHELSEA SCRAMBLE / caramelized onions, crispy bacon & cheese topped w/fried onions & a side of home fries 13.95
FRITTATA / caramelized onions, wild mushroom, arugula & goat cheese, w/ a side English muffin 14.95
FRENCH TOAST / fritter style covered with fresh berries & mascarpone, banana butter & maple syrup 12.95
THE CHELSEA BENEDICT / english muffin, apple wood smoked Berkshire ham, classic hollandaise w/home fries 15.95
THE HASH BOWL / Duck Confit in a spicy sweet potato hash, topped with 2 poached eggs & grilled ciabatta 14.95
BRUNCH BURGER / bacon, egg & cheese over Craft Butchery's finest topped with a hash brown plated with a simple salad 15.95
STEAK & EGGS / char-grilled sirloin with 2 sunny side eggs, sweet-sour onions, fried onions & home fries 19.95

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


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