Chat N Chew's decor is old-fashioned and casual. There are lots of old signs and empty cans lining the wall and the menu is full of good comfort dishes like mac n cheese, challah french toast, burgers and milkshakes. I was there in June of 2008 with Susan and enjoyed the atmosphere and the food.
Favorite Dish: The challah french toast was good and the wild mushroom, onion and fontina cheese omelette wasn't bad.
Very cozy, warm...choice home cooking foods. It's very casual, excellent for a Saturday/Sunday brunch. The atmosphere is great, being really casual, friendly with eclectic decorations it matches the food, I think. Try to get outdoor seating, which is limited but nice. The owner, Andrew Silverman who also owns Steak Frites and Sushi Samba, takes a comfortable, homey-comfort food twist on his restaurant empire. He's getting new decorations in this summer to add to the coziness of this restaurant, one of my personal favorites.
Besides outdoor seating, this restaurant also offers a singles scene, kids' menu, brunch/weekend, delivery, kid friendly, alchol and full bar. They are open till midnight every day.
Favorite Dish: THE MACARONI AND CHEESE IS AMAZING! ($9.95) It perfectly cheesy with a crispy top, and you can get it with bacon or chicken. And their brunch is also quite amazing. But their Mac and Cheese is to die for. For Real. They are also famous for their Coca-Cola cake, which is a thick, fudgey cake made with Coke syrup. ($5.25) Also, try the BLT ($7.50) and the Thanksgiving on a Roll. ($9.95)
This place hasn't made it into any of the high street guide books, so it has a clientle that is predominantly made up of young locals. The atmonsphere is great, the decor is colourful and kitsch, the portions are huge and food is absolutely delicious. There is also a fairly good vegetarian selection.
Favorite Dish: Start with the sweet potato fries to share. The Kitchen Sink salad is a decent main course. And for deserts... well the Coca Cola Chocolate Cake (invented in response to sugar shartage) is divine. One serving will be enought for four people though. I'll visit everytime I'm in New York.
Comfort food personafied! A great place to go and fill up and hang out. Casual but not trashy. Expect a wait on weekends for brunch.
Favorite Dish: anything on the breakfast menu!