Trestle on Tenth

242 Tenth Ave.
New York, NY 10001
Critics' Pick


  • Mon 8:30am-10pm, Tue-Thu 8:30am-10:30pm, Fri-Sat 8:30am-11pm, Sun 8:30am-10pm
  • $$$
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining
  • Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • No Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
The hat-tip to the High Line meandering along the other side of Tenth Avenue carries its own metaphorical weight: As a disused freight-carrying framework reveals itself as a pedestrian oasis, so does an unprepossessing Chelsea corner open into an eater’s Eden. The dining room at Trestle on Tenth — diminutive bar, comfortably scattered tables, low-key service — eschews ostentation in favor of a philosophy we’ll take the liberty of calling diners’ ergonomics. The menu betrays chef Ralf Kuettel’s classical European training but with an eye toward local seasonality and a commitment to care and feeding. His wine list is blessedly concise and vividly imaginative — a true standout. Kuettel’s Swiss, but “Fondue Sundays” notwithstanding, it’d be a disservice to label his food as such. To what nation should an appetizer of duck necks, hacked into three-inch lengths, dredged in a heady rosemary breading, and crisped to the meat-melting point, claim allegiance? We won’t even guess, but we’d apply for citizenship in a heartbeat.

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    3 months ago by Tom Finkel

    In the heart of that increasingly trendy stripe the High Line carves through Chelsea, Trestle on Tenth (242 Tenth Avenue; 212-645-5659) is a decade-old neighborhood stalwart and dining destination rolled into one. In cold weather, t...

  • Not Just Cheese
    9 years ago by Robert Sietsema

    "Hey, where's the fondue?" my date exclaimed as the apps began to arrive. There was a salad of butter lettuce and bacon ($9.50), each leaf coated with a wholesome buttermilk dressing, and—its polar opposite—a dark slice of...


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