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The Chelsea

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335 Middle St, New Bern, NC 28560-4928
+1 252-637-5469
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Held a beautiful bridesmaids' luncheon today at The Chelsea. The upstairs room was perfect with the sun beaming in and a view of the New Bern skyline and river. Regardless of the selection from chicken bruschetta, shrimp and grits or burgers, the food was fresh, delicious and beautifully presented. Randall was attentive and anticipated our every need. Over the course... More 

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Thank Kathy D
Easton, Maryland
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

While visiting former cruising friends nearby, they took us to their favorite eating establishment. The Chelsea is a popular bistro eatery in the wonderfully restored Civil War city of New Bern, NC. Both the city and the Chelsea are well-worth a visit.

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Thank George W
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Atmosphere was great. Food was excellent. Wait staff was excellent. It was a very good dinner experience.

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Thank Ron S
Huddleston, Virginia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to this restaurant for Valentines dinner and it is the best food I've had in years at a restaurant! Every single dish was prepared to be exquisite! If we ever come back to this town again the Chelsea is where we will be.

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Thank tphahn62016
New Bern, North Carolina
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Have eaten here several times and it is one of my favorite places to eat in New Bern. Food and service are excellent.

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Thank charliet371
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Was advised by the locals to get the shrimp and grits and purred through every bite! It was so rich I couldn't finish it, and the chef asked if everything was okay which was cool, he really takes a lot of pride in his dish! We came in early and were seated downstairs, it was a little bright and a... More 

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Thank Julie M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We now live in a small town in NC with no exceptional restaurants. We decided to travel 2 hours to New Bern for a short get away and found Chelsea. The food was great from the crab soup to start to the ending with Chocolate Ganache cheesecake for dessert. I had an outstanding ribeye with candied bacon and gorgonzola cheese.... More 

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Thank docrupe
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This places good is amazing!! Shrimp and grits over the top! the ribeye was cooked perfect, crab bisque wonderful and the mac and cheese was the best I've EVER eaten! I will return!!!

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Thank Lovetomakeamark
Sanford, North Carolina
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came through New Bern without any plans, just checking out the local flavor and luckily stumbled across The Chelsea. We are planning on another trip to stay in New Bern for the weekend. We are looking forward for the opportunity to eat here again!

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Thank pattioh467
Springfield, Virginia
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157 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited for dinner on a Friday evening. Call ahead worked fine as they do not take reservations for less than four in a party. We were greeted and seated promptly. An appetizer of shrimp was delicious. Dinner was also very good! Great wine as well. Mid range priced.

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Thank Tom R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 20
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 335 Middle St, New Bern, NC 28560-4928
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  New Bern
  • Phone Number: +1 252-637-5469

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?