Where to Eat and Drink Near the High Line: A West Chelsea Dining Crawl

By Kelly Dobkin  |  May 12, 2014
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Chelsea's High Line park, built atop a former railroad track, continues to be a popular destination for both locals and tourists and recently reopened its outdoor food vendors for the summer season. The main food destination within the actual park itself is underneath the Chelsea Market passage at West 15th Street, where you'll find vendors like SmokeLine, People's Pops, Blue Bottle Coffee, L'Arte del Gelato, Taco Truck and Melt Ice Cream sandwiches. In addition, here's a map of where to eat and drink on and near the High Line.

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Terroir on the Porch: This seasonal pop-up wine bar on the High Line offers small plates like veal and ricotta meatballs, lobster rolls, salads and more, plus an amazing selection of wines.

Barchetta: This Italian seafood specialist from Esca chef Dave Pasternack and LDV Hospitality has an extensive selection of crudos, locally sourced fish and shellfish and more.

Bubby's High Line: This Meatpacking outpost of the popular American comfort-food eatery in TriBeCa recently added a soda shop to its list of offerings.

Intelligensia Coffee: This Chicago-based brewer has one location inside the new High Line Hotel and a tricked-out coffee cart outside.

The Monarch Room: This trendy farm-to-table eatery from chef Michael Citarella features a large raw-bar menu and seasonal American cuisine.

Izakaya Ten: This long-popular Chelsea izakaya is perfect for an early dinner after a day of walking the High Line. Japanese-style small plates, including yakitori, pair well with the menu of sake and shochu.

Empire Diner: This revamp of the iconic NYC diner by chef Amanda Freitag recently opened for lunch, serving up improved takes on diner classics like matzo-ball marrow soup and Buffalo skate wings.

Toro NYC: This Boston transplant from chefs Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette is set in a sprawling open space in the former Nabisco factory and features Barcelona-inspired tapas plus sangrias and more.

Blue Bottle Coffee: The SF-based mecca for the java-savvy offers a special siphon bar in addition to an array of cold-brewed coffee drinks. Also look for them underneath the Chelsea Market passage.

The Taco TruckThis seasonal taco kiosk features an array of tacos, tortas, quesadillas and more underneath the Chelsea Market passage.

The Standard Grill: This indoor-outdoor eatery within the Standard Hotel (near the High Line entrance) offers plenty of seating and seasonal American cuisine. Also check out the biergarten next door.

Cookshop: This longtime brunch favorite boasts farm-to-table fare and very close proximity to the High Line.