A cozy corner of Chelsea perfect for a quiet lunch date or a comfortable weekend brunch. While the menu isn't large, they've crafted their nouveau American Southern options to a degree that will impress anyone.
I love spending the morning or the early afternoon in the small space of the Tipsy Parson, whose quirky and charming interior will make any first time visitor fall in love. Reservations are definitely helpful for the weekends, and tend to be fairly easy to make, in contrast to some of the restaurant's similar sisters in the neighborhood. For brunch or lunch, the open faced Avocado Toast with slightly sweet tomato jam and spicy arugula on their grilled, seeded health bread or the Mushroom Toast with wild mushrooms, herb ricotta, and soft-scrambled eggs on potato bread are my go-to options. Yet the Tuscan Kale Salad made with raw kale, raw almonds, crispy (read: fried and greasy bites of heaven) shallots, and formaggio di fossa is always a phenomenal choice. The Deviled Eggs, Pimento Cheeseburger, or Shrimp and Grits are also restaurant favorites.
Service is also cheerful and friendly, making you feel wanted and welcome in the space at all times. Portions are definitely fair, despite the slightly high price tags, but with a unique menu made of fresh ingredients, the vintage chic of the Tipsy Parson deserves regular visits.