242 10th Ave, New York, NY | Directions 1000140.748340 -74.003332
Sun-Mon 8:30 am-10 pm, Tues-Thurs 8:30 am-10:30 pm, Fri-Sat 8:30 am-11 pm
Neighborhoods: Chelsea, Midtown
A small place, a committed chef, a lot of pork and seasonal produce served with the utmost simplicity: Trestle on Tenth is a very humble restaurant, but also a very good one. It's in a remote part of town on the far west side, and isn't much to look at, but if you love good cooking and wholesome ingredients it's worth going out of the way for.
Great food, server and hostess polite, remaining staff RUDE! – Had early pre-dance program dinner Thurs night. We arrived at 525pm without reservations and were accomodated nicely for a table of 5. While we were waiting for a table, I asked the bartender for a mixed drink using the fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice I was told they had. He made an obnoxious face and said "well what do you want with it?" I smiled and said "be creative-its so warm out and cold would be good!" He continued to roll his eyes to a server standing near the bar. I then explained to him that we had had a sort of grapefruit martini and could he do that, another mumbled rude comment to server at bar and so I sat down, figuring we weren't going to get drinks!! I then found a grapefruit special drink on their menu and asked for three of those!! 20 minutes went by after we were seated, as we were ordering our appetizers at our table and still no drinks. We were told that the bartender (a misnomer for sure!) was "busy". There were 4 people at the bar and they all had drinks. I told our server that we wanted the drinks "before" dinner and would like wine with dinner and if they weren't at our table now, he (the misnamed bartender)could drink them. Another 10 minutes and they arrived. Ordinarily, I would have sent them back, but I didn't want to spoil the mood of evening, meeting up with friends, 2 of whom are in the restaurant business in New York and West Hampton!!!!!!
We proceeded to have a very good dinner, and server. But the desserts were the best!!
Props on the exotic menu – They have some really fun and tasty things on the menu. My girl and I got the opportunity to try sweet breads and it was a good dish. The server was a little young and underexperienced and we could only try the beer week beers if we got the prefix special. I encourage you to check it out.
LOVED IT – We came back here after a long absence. We had always liked the food, but found the service too quirky. That seems to be a thing of the past. And the food is even better. The "cutting board" was over the top wonderful, the soup, delicious, and everything else was just terrific. The manager actually talked us out of a more expensive wine, because the cheaper one was better. Had us taste them both, too, just to prove it. We were too full for dessert, but boy did they look good.
Friendly, warm and delicious – We were here on Valentine's day. We did not have a reservation but they found a table and got us seated quickly. The food was amazing. I ordered two appetizers - a pasta and salad - and both were wonderful-- really fresh and tasty. The atmosphere is great.
Excellent Food!! – Excellent ! Excellent ! Excellent !
This place is quite pricey, but it's definitely worth the $$$$.
Great... I mean... Excellent food !
Terrible service – Bad service. Staff sitting at the small bar using up the space on a Friday night. Bartender tried hard enough, but manager was surly and nasty, as if she was doing us a favor by allowing us to be there. Drinks? Eh. Expensive and trendy. The experience was so unpleasant it's hard to comment on the food -- edible if you can stomach the hauty attitude and the atmosphere of "we are too cool for you."
Staff owned restaurant – Food is fine, staff can be unprofessional, and at times incompetent. Often off duty staff remains at the bar.
Surprisingly limited entrees, and not cheap. – Felt misled by some reviews. Few choices for entrees. Highly vaunted lamb was three small pieces, tender and with tiny amount of greens. Sides are extra, making main course expensive. Wine was poured to 1/3 glass capacity. We are middle aged and were seated all the way in the rear, although plenty of empty tables in front and middle. The front was filled with glitzy younge folk when we left. An experience that doesn't bear repeating
Bistro Flare – What a discovery! This Chelsea bistro offered a wonderful introduction into the possibilities of Swiss-American cuisine. Trestle's fresh combinations of meats and cheeses, fish and greens created a feast for the eyes as well as the palate. Great atmosphere too....enough energy to feel like a night out, but cozy enough to engage in an intimate conversation.
delicious! – a friend and i ate here saturday night, and the food was amazing -- subtle and deep. we started with the cheese and meat selection, which included a memorable fan-shaped swiss cheese. for the main course, we each had a fish, perfectly tender and moist, dressed with savory sauces... and for dessert, we highly recommend the stout chocolate cake, which was to die for. the ambience was intimate, warm, and humming with guests, perfect for an evening of romance or a long-belated conversation with a close friend.
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