Chat ‘n Chew

This week, I finally go a chance to get together with my friend Justin who I hadn’t seen for a while. Justin is in the MSW program at NYU and recently finished up his classes. Prior to that, he was very very busy.(!)
So to celebrate Justin’s end of classes……and 1 week off beore his summer classes start up….we met up in Union Square and then decided from there where to go for lunch. We settled on Chat ‘n Chew, a local diner type feel place that Justin had been too before.
Chat ‘n Chew is in the middle of 16th street just east of Union Square and is resembles a mixture of a 50s style diner and rural Pennsylvania style restaurant…..Pennsylvania because there was a PSU triangle college flag on the wall as well as several road signs and other items that had the keystone state emblem. However, to be fair, there was also a Wellesley college trianlge flag on the wall as well that appeared to be from the 1960s.

So, on to the food fare….. Mostly it was sandwiches and burgers. Mixed in were a couple entries for Nachos, Mac and Cheese (which appears to be a big draw), fried oysters and
an assortment of salads. I ordered the Miss Patty’s Chicken Sammy:
Chat ‘n Chew, originally uploaded by Brockenbrough Photos.

…And I’d have to say the fries were spectacular! The sandwich however, was unremaable. Good, but nothing to get excited about. The 7 grain bread was a nod to the home cooked style that Chat ‘n Chew emanated.
Justin had the Cajun Catfish Po’ Boy:
Chat ‘n Chew, originally uploaded by Brockenbrough Photos.

He said the po’ boy was pretty good. It definitely looked tasty and the bread was some kind of cibatta or sourdough.

So if you’re in the neighborhood, Chat ‘n Chew was a good place to stop for a bite. Looking around the room, Justin noted that we were probably the only Non-tourists there. So…..come to own conclusions about that.

Chat ‘n Chew
10 East 16th Street (btwn. 5th & Union Square)
M-Th: 11:30-11pm, F: 11:30-12am; Sat: 10-12am; Sun: 10-10:30pm
Tel.: 212.243.1616


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One response to “Chat ‘n Chew

  1. buddhapest

    Those fries are the nice homemade ones! Bring on the vinegar. (Yes, I am Canadian!)

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