Restaurants, American Lower East Side
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A hearty and affordable food menu served with drinks until 4:00am, 7 Days a week, in the epicenter of two of New York's greatest neighborhoods - Nolita and the Lower East Side.

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Rochelle's says
Brett met Stephen back in 2005 through a mutual friend that has since passed. Over countless backyard BBQ’s, nights out at NY’s best watering holes, and a mutual love for all things ridiculous, these two forged out a solid and life-long friendship that has consistently grown, but hardly matured. The name of the Bar comes from a woman that the two “gentlemen” both “dated”, aptly named “Rochelle”. About 6 months back, when we were in our initial concepts, Stephen was stuck on a name, and kept saying it should be something that connects us, and our skills. Brett responded, “well, I can think of 100 right now, but let’s leave Rochelle out of it.” And so, a legend was born…

Brett and Stephen’s mission was simple. Take away the airs of pretense and take the bar business back to it’s basic roots; Great cocktails, delicious in their simplicity, hearty food not to turn off the masses but instead encourage their palates, and a place you’d be happy to come not just on a Friday night, but also a Monday. With the former 205 space as it’s backdrop, it was a no-brainer to continue a 25 year nightlife legacy in a historic space. Teaming up with The Line Group was a natural fit, and one of the best working relationships of recent memory. Brett and Steve hope to take their expected success with Rochelles and grow not only within the company, but as well the city that they’ve learned to love, and have made such a good name for themselves.
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Venue name: Rochelle's
Address: 205 Chrystie St
New York
Price: $30 and under
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Eric W

Hands down the best whiskey bar in the neighborhood, if not all of Manhattan. Aside from the bar selection and atmosphere (never a bad crowd!), Rochelle's really shines when it comes to the staff. Knowledgeable & kind doesn't begin to explain the fantastic service my friends and I receive every time we're here. I absolutely recommend Rochelle's to anyone going out in the Lower East Side. Won't disappoint!


Oh, Rochelle's. Where I've spent many a drunken night and celebrated many birthdays over the past few years. It's gotten a little overbearingly hipstery/douchy lately, but it's the LES so that's to be expected. I've even wandered down into the basement club on a couple of occasions, which was a very hot & sticky experience (but not in a bad way? for the most part, anyway...) The drinks are boozy and food is good enough to stick around for. If all of my drinking binges ended at Rochelle's, I wouldn't be mad at it. I'd definitely consider it as one of my go-to places on the LES.