What’s better than outdoor dining in the summertime? Outdoor dining on a roof. This week I went to Hotel Chantelle for an all day brunch and between the good music, fun scene, and great food, I couldn’t have had a better time. I’ve had many late nights at this Lower East Side hotspot, but I never realized that Chantelle is more than just a good crowd and outrageous dance party; the food here is great and shouldn’t be overlooked! Brought to you by Executive Chef, Seth Levine, the food at Hotel Chantelle is delicious and deserves more attention! …
At first glance, the menu looks nobread unfriendly. However, this is the case at most restaurants that are meant to cater to large groups. Sliders, pizzas, dumplings, tempuras, and other fried food favorites will be quick to catch your eye, but thankfully there are many nobread alternatives offered. A raw bar is the perfect app to kick off your meal, and I love Hotel Chantelle’s list of salads. I ordered The Chantelle salad which consists of a spring mix, watermelon radish, grape tomatoes, cucumber, sliced pear, and more and I added poached lobster to make this the perfect summer meal. Other nobread approved orders I had my eyes on include the kale caesar salad nocroutons, tomato watermelon tower, octopus, chicken paillard, pan seared branzino, and roasted brussels sprouts. Before I go any further, I can’t write a post on Hotel Chantelle without talking about the sweet potato fries. I consider myself a connoisseur of brussels sprouts, guacamole, and sweet potato fries, and take all three of these foods very seriously. The sweet potato fries at Hotel Chantelle are hands down top 5 in New York City. They don’t feel or taste fried at all and they are dusted in salted maple sugar… literally amazing.
Whether you go to Hotel Chantelle for brunch or dinner you will not be disappointed. For brunch, nobread approved orders include the salads mentioned above, the egg white quiche with seasonal vegetables and white cheddar cheese, steak and eggs, and scrambled eggs nocrostini. I couldn’t have been more surprised and pleased with my dining experience at Hotel Chantelle this week, and I suggest that your next late night at this hotspot starts earlier with some nobread approved must-haves!