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Business Description
In operation for more than 10 years, Merchants New York-Chelsea features several private party rooms that can accommodate groups of up to 40 guests in each room. It maintains a menu that features a selection of starters, soups, salads and entrees. The restaurant organizes and hosts various special occasions, private dinners and corporate luncheons. Merchants New York-Chelsea serves a range of red and white wines, including chardonnay, pinot grigio, sauvignon blanc, cabernet sauvignon, riesling, merlot, Chianti, pinot noir and syrah. It also offers cocktails, tequilas, scotches, bourbons, sherries and beers. The restaurant offers Caesar, Greek, fusilli pasta, chicken paillard, merchants Cobb and pan-seared tuna salads. Merchants New York-Chelsea maintains a location in New York City. It is a part of Merchants Hospitality, which is an organization that maintains various restaurants throughout the United States.
Hours

Regular Hours

Payment method
discover
Price Range
$$
Neighborhoods
Midtown Manhattan, Chelsea
AKA

Merchants New York

Merchants NY - 7th Ave

Categories
French Restaurants, Bars, Caterers, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Street

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Cuisines: Caterers, French, European, Continental

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average

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11/10/2008

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Very average menu

There is nothing special about the menu and the crowd won't wow you but..... Please beware of the unhygenic conditions by the bar. I had the misfortune of sitting right by the waitstaff's station. I saw the waitstaff reaching into the drink condiments (olives, cherries etc.) over and over again after busing dirty dishes. This should be kept behind the scenes always if they must eat and drink during work hours. I'm sorry but my wife and I were very disturbed by while eating. Gross!

05/21/2008

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
dark, romantic, definitely a date place

I've only sat in the downstairs at Merchants NY and it is dark, romantic, mostly couch seating - good for an intimate date. the service is relatively slow and the waitresses are sort of awkard so the meal ended up lasting a few hours but i didn't mind. however, if you are looking for a quick bite - i'd go somewhere else. Good wine selection, the prince edward mussels appetizer is delicious.

11/22/2006

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
I love this place..

If you want a cozy place, for a nice date or just relaxed time with a few friends. There are couches everywhere, dim lights. Gets really packed as well, if not just wait for a table at the front bar. The menu is not extensive but they have good food and great portions. I had the spicy chicken with the mashed potatos and was delicious. Good martinis as well and great service.

06/23/2004

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Good thing it's here

Merchants is a welcome place in Chelsea. There's surprisingly little in the area for decent food and good drinks at reasonable prices. Nothing to excite you, but that's a good thing sometimes! The food is a good range of salads, sandwiches and entrees - anyone can find something they would like. It's all prepared well and served without attitude.
It's nice for a quick after-work meal at the bar or out front. The back and lower level lounge seem a little dark and cramped, however.
Altogether, it's a solid place with good food and drinks.

04/06/2003

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Great Comeback

I have not been to Merchant's in a t least 6 months..it looks great!!! Many new things have happened, a new downstairs lounge..that is great for parties, a new menu with many new options. Great ambience for get togethers with friends or just to chill in the lounge with great music!!!

10/23/2002

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Horrible service!

We couldn't even get beyond the manager and host. The manager (obviously an ex-hockey player) was too busy changing the lighting to notice that customers were waiting - until two young attractive women came in - then he only sat them (before three other waiting couples), then back to his lighting issue. Not sure where the hostess was, waiting for fifteen minutes for anyone to notice we were there, then was told we would have to wait another thirty. I hope the two young women had a nice dinner.

07/29/2002

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
It's all right

Been here twice in the afternoons. Both experiences were ok. The chairs by the bar are a bit worn and sad looking. The waitresses are young and not too enthusiastic. Kind of stingy with the bread basket. But if you're there, have a sour apple martini, it's delicious.

07/01/2002

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
awful service

9 of my friends and I went to this restaurant last friday night for a birthday dinner. The beginning of the meal wasnt bad, the hostess was very nice, we got our drinks about every 10 minutes and the appetizers we good. However, once dinner arrived, 7 of us got our entrees and the other 3 didnt come until 30 minutes after. We asked about our meal several times and I finally complained to the manager who gave us a free round and a free bottle of wine. Overall, the service isnt great, and the food is fair. They dont have grey goose either if you were wondering.

06/11/2002

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Good place.

Great place, specially for outside eating. Good menu and the area downstairs with the fireplace is worth a visit.

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