New York’s Old-School Eateries: Moran’s Chelsea

New York’s Old-School Eateries: Moran’s Chelsea

Although new restaurants are always popping up in NYC, there’s much to be said for the city’s older establishments—many of which have pleased hungry patrons for more than 50 years. One such place, Moran’s Chelsea, has a storied history that includes all walks of life—from longshoremen to movie stars. The famed restaurant, opened in 1967, was originally a hangout for longshoremen who worked at sea and along the Hudson River. In the late 1970s, Moran’s could name the Westies—an Irish gang—among its clientele. The 1980s welcomed a star-studded group of patrons (think Robert De Niro, Demi Moore, Donna Summer and Al Pacino), thanks to a film studio that opened down the street. Today, visitors and locals can enjoy a menu of contemporary and traditional American fare, including petit filet mignon, New York strip steak, seafood papillote, lobster roll and Moran’s burger platter in the restaurant’s historic interior, which includes a cherry-wood bar that predates prohibition. Other old-school New York embellishments include exposed brick walls, copper hood fireplaces, Tiffany lamps and tin ceilings. The restaurant is also home to the largest Waterford Crystal collection in New York City. For more, click here.

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