821 Market St.
Chelsea Tavern debuted a brilliant brunch menu in the fall, one that brims with good
frittatas, unique versions of eggs Benedict (pork belly, anyone?) waffles and good ol’
Chef Sean McNeice stretches the bounds of creativity, constantly surprising diners with delightfully twisted everyday faves, such as white buffalo chili (made of bison and white beans) and chicken pot pie with herbed dumplings, winter roots and Guinness gravy.
Chelsea’s Dirty Burger is a towering monument to meat: a crispy, deep-fried burger patty topped with fried scrapple, smoked bacon, a fried egg and American cheese on a brioche bun. It’s so good, it’s bad. Or so bad, it’s good.
One of the mottoes floating around at Chelsea Tavern is “nothing with a commercial.” That means you won’t find Bud Light or its ilk among the 21 craft brews on tap. What you will find are a couple of exclusive drafts made for Chelsea. There’s the Chelsea Lager, produced by Victory Brewing Co. of Downingtown, Pennsylvania; and Chelsea Brown Ale, made by Dogfish Head. Craft breweries such as Chimay, Sierra Nevada and local faves Twin Lakes and 16 Mile get tapped, too. Stay tuned for special beer dinners from this Market Street newbie.