A West Chelsea neighborhood classic
Since opening its doors in 2006, Trestle on Tenth has attracted locals and visitors alike with its seasonal cuisine, relaxed charm, and warm hospitality. The menu celebrates the Swiss culinary tradition of Chef/Owner Ralf Kuettel's background, informed by a dedication to quality ingredients and local purveyors. The restaurant's open all day accessibility make it a convivial gathering place for artists, gallery goers, Highline trekkers, neighbors and guests from near and far.
"Yesterday I found a great list of entirely different sort, at Trestle on Tenth in Chelsea, a lovely little neighborhood restaurant with Swiss and French influences. Here, the wines themselves are exciting and the prices are more than fair."
-Eric Asimov, The New York Times
Chef & Owner
Raised in Turbenthal at the foothills of the Alps, Ralf grew up roaming the woods and tending to a family farm. He soon realized he wanted to be a chef, and after a three year cooking apprenticeship on the shores of Lake Zürich he worked in restaurants throughout Switzerland. Landing in New York City, he cooked at Danny Meyer's Union Square Cafe, followed by Zoë and Cena, then took a break from the kitchen to manage Chelsea Wine Vault. After honing his wine expertise, the time had come for Ralf to open his own restaurant. He opened Trestle on Tenth in 2006, attracted by the history and charm of the space at 242 10th Avenue. In 2012, he added Rocket Pig, a casual to-go outpost next door with his award-winning pork sandwich.