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Posted by anonymous on 06/18/2011
I was extremely dissatisfied after my dinner at Trestle this evening. First, the restaurant was empty and the host made us wait while he checked to see if he could accomodate a party of six. We were there approximately 1 hour and even after we left, the restaurant was still empty. After a busy Saturday, my family and I were looking forward to eating a hearty meal. A few of us ordered the Spinach Gnocchi, assuming it would satisfy our hunger. The dish literally came out with 6 pieces of gnocchi and a few pieces of spinach. I was shocked and disgusted that this restaurant could charge 17 dollars for 6 pieces of gnocchi. Not only was it not filling, it tasted like I was eating a rock of salt. To further my dislike of this restaurant, my friend ordered the Salmon which was expected to be served medium rare when really, it came out charred and at best resembled rawhide. 200 dollars later, I left with a feeling of hunger...I will never go back here again.
Posted by Jamie on 02/16/2010
I just went to Trestle for Valetines Day and had the most AMAZING meal. We started off with a cheese fondue which was a v-day special and it was delicious. We then shared a prix-fix meal- a crab cake which was so well cooked and season, then onto lamb that melted in your mouth and to finish off we had a raspberry/chocolate cake with a pistachio ice cream. To say the least, I was completely satisfied by the end of the meal. The restaurant has a great ambiance, service was a bit slow but it gave me time to digest and appreciate each dish. My only problem was that some of the tables in the back are so close together you can eavesdrop a little too easily so if its possible ask for a more secluded table. Definitely go and check it out- very worth it!
Posted by hreiter on 11/20/2009
This is the first time I felt compelled to write about a restaurant. Our meal was just perfect - the fish was perfectly cooked, seasoned and served - very helpful and friendly waitress. Was there on a "gallery thursday" so was busy but worth the wait! Can't wait to go back!
Posted by Talsa on 07/27/2009
Tried ToT over the weekend for brunch. My friend and I had a late brunch on Sunday. The restaurant was only half full at that time which was great for us - no waiting. Staff was friendly and attentive. Food was excellent. Duck confit hash was definitely tasty and very rich but next time I would pick a little something lighter on a hot summer day. Very reasonably priced brunch. Definitely would go back for a second try.
Posted by anonymous on 04/04/2009
Great, solid and FRESH food - the best salmon i've tasted at a restaurant. You can 'taste' that the salmon was FRESH. All our plates were solid and tasty. But what made the experience such a standout was their service. Our waitstaff was extremely attentive. Loved it. And i'm going back there as soon as I'm done typing this.
Posted by Anonymous on 04/03/2009
Went here with a friend on a September evening, and it was so pleasant. We sat outside on their fenced-in patio, and it was great (very private, quiet, and lots of greenery around). The service was really rather slow; I think we were there for 3 hours... and the portions were pretty small (I left still hungry). The food was good, and the wine was nice. Overall though, I'd go there again for the cozy, airy outside seating.
Posted by Engers on 09/17/2008
As others have said here, Trestle is Chelsea's best kept secret. Cosy atmosphere, not too loud, friendly service. On gallery opening nights they seem to get a little overwhelmed–we've waited at the door for five minutes without even being acknowledged by the staff. Once you're seated, though, you're in for a real treat. The food both in quality and portion size is excellent, especially for the price. The Cloister Fizz cocktail (sparkling wine, bitters, Armagnac) is a great way to get the proceedings going. The Cured Meat and Cheese Plate makes for a wonderful starter to share, as does the Pizokel with your entree. The meat and fish are both impeccably prepared, the Pork Loin, Lamb Saddle and Salmon are standouts. If you come for Brunch, you can sit outside in the little garden looking up to London Terrace. You might even see Tim Gunn enjoying the Duck Confit Hash (and why wouldn't he?)