Trestle on Tenth — 75.3 decibels CLOSED

Photo credit: Quiet City Maps

Trestle on Tenth offers Swiss cuisine in the upper reaches of Chelsea.  We visited Trestle on a Saturday for brunch.  On entering we noticed that the music was a bit louder than necessary, but as the place filled up–and just about every seat was taken by the time we left–the volume was either lowered or it assumed its rightful place in the background. Whatever the reason, the music level was fine after the first few minutes.

An unsealed brick wall and unfinished wood floor may have mitigated the sound reflection otherwise caused by the large expanse of glass at the front of the space.  We were unsure whether the slatted wood ceiling also helped.  One thing was clear–the space didn’t feel live even though there were few elements to absorb sound.  In fact, we  found the soundscape to be at least tolerable and sometimes approaching comfortable.

Overall we were happy with the sound level at Trestle onf Tenth.  While it wasn’t quiet, no one should expect quiet at a popular restaurant during a usually busy time.  In fact, for a fully packed spot at brunch, we were very happy with our visit.  It didn’t hurt that Trestle offers really tasty, filing breakfast dishes.  We recommend a visit.


Sunday and Monday: 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Tuesday through Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Friday and Saturday: 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.


(at the corner of 24th Street), New York, NY 10001


Trestle on Tenth


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