Chat’n Chew is not unknown to me as I went there many years ago, before they closed, back in 2014, and reopened few months ago where City Crab Shack used to be. I remember that at the time, I was not that impressed by this place that serves comfort food, having wings and Mac & cheese that I thought were subpar (yes, I usually remember what I ate in restaurants, even if years ago, but may not remember your name...). So we decided to check it out after an exhibit organized by the New York Academy of Art, where Jodi had 4 paintings. It was not our first choice to be honest, but the few restaurants we entered in on that Tuesday evening were way too loud, blasting music. The new Chat’n Chew is quite big and I appreciated that there was some light so I could see my food! And in fact, the food was pretty good, comforting as advertised. Here is what we tried:
House made Brooklyn chocolate egg cream (instead of a milkshake as I know how to be reasonable when it comes to food. Right?). It was pretty good although I admit that I am not an egg cream specialist.
Sweet and sticky jumbo chicken wings with K-Town BBQ and blood orange kimchi aioli. Besides the fact that these wings were not jumbo, they were really good: slightly crispy and delightfully sweet, the chicken being moist. It was not spicy.
Not so classic grilled three cheese, made with cheddar, Swiss and fontina cheese. Very good, it had tons of cheese on it! Instead of fries, we picked a salad to accompany it (I told you I am reasonable...).
Then, their signature Mac and cheese, made with cheddar. Quite good, it was very creamy and did not taste like processed cheese.
Last was dessert that was ok for me: their Coca Cola cake that is like a devil’s cake with layers. The cake was not that moist and I was wondering in fact if it was fresh, although still edible. And you do not taste the Coca Cola by the way!
Overall it was good, perfect if you want some comfort food with a twist at a reasonable price. I would go back there, maybe for the burger and the cheesecake that sounds yummy...
Enjoy (I did)!
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Chat’n Chew - 10 E 16th St, New York, NY 10003