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Trestle on Tenth

242 Tenth Ave. New York, NY 10001 | Chelsea | 212-645-5659

Location Description:

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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  • Cuisine(s): Swiss
  • Hours: Mon 8:30am-10pm, Tue-Thu 8:30am-10:30pm, Fri-Sat 8:30am-11pm, Sun 8:30am-10pm
  • Price: $$$
  • Serving: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Accepted, Not Necessary
  • Parking: No Parking
  • Payment Types: MasterCard, Visa, American Express
  • Features: Patio/Sidewalk Dining

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