Chica & The Don


Photo: Noah Fecks

Chica & The Don

Photo: Noah Fecks

Contact Info:

Address: 24 East 21st Street
City: New York, NY
Zip: 10010
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Phone: (646) 649-4805
Hours: Sunday-Wednesday from 4pm-12am and Thursday - Saturday from 4pm - late

Food Info:

Cuisine: Latin America
Reservations:  Click for reservations
Payment: Accepts Credit Cards


Chica & The Don, inspired by the team’s hertitage, debuts in Flatiron. Partner Nick Semkiw (partner at LES rum bar Las' Lap and formerly of Mister French) has worked closely with Executive Chef Michelle Chan (The Aviary, The Lambs Club, and The Clocktower) to create a food menu, that is available late night, and inspired by the team’s Latin heritage from Nicaragua, The Dominican Republic, Peru, Colombia, Argentina and Mexico.

On the menu, visitors will find small plates such as Chicharron, puffed pork bites with spiced vinegar, lime, and tajin; Short Rib y Maduro Quesadilla with braised short ribs, oaxaca and mozzarella cheese; Lomo Saltado Empanadas with seasoned ground beef, yukon potatoes, tomatoes, sauteed onions, and soy glaze; and Shrimp and Red Snapper Ceviche with coconut, aji amarillo and mango citrus broth.

Larger plates bring Roasted Chicken, fired table side, and served with annatto saffron oil and famed green sauce; Fried Red Snapper in a coconut tomato sauce with toasted coconut flakes and cilantro; and Arroz Chaufa, Peruvian style lobster and shrimp fried rice. Desserts like Tres Leches with fresh strawberries; Flan with dulce de leche and Churro Doughnuts with fried vanilla bean ice cream and whipped cream round out the menu.

The cocktail menu from Beverage Director Elvis Rosario is inspired by the team’s Latin American roots and feature house-made ingredients. Look for drinks like the Chica, aged rum, coconut, housemade strawberry condensed milk puree, and lemon, served in a Cantarito clay mug; The Don, a play on an old fashioned with scotch, mamajuana, tamarind, banane, aromatic bitters, and cinnamon; and Electrico made wiht aged rum, lime, inca kola, and buzz button flower. The wine also focuses on Latin American wine producers from countries such as Chile and Argentina.

The space with dedicated bar, dining and dancing areas, boasts high-tops with crushed blue velvet stools and tropical inspired wallpaper. The white marble bar is lined with green herringbone tiles. Towards the back of the restaurant, the dining room features gold leaf ceilings, lush greenery and exposed brick walls with paintings from Latin American artists. Live entertainment is also part of the mix, including salsa bands. Guest can also have some fun with the vintage photo booth.