ABC Kitchen

4.6
6526 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
ABC Kitchen with Jean-Georges: passionately committed to offering the freshest organic and local ingredients possible.
ABC Kitchen presents a changing menu that is locally sourced and globally artistic in a fresh and articulate space.

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The Infatuation
7.4

After five years in business, ABC Kitchen is still pretty. But after a recent change in chef, the food is just pretty good.

Ratings 7.0-7.5:These are your neighborhood standbys - the places that you’ll happily hit for some pasta or a quick salad, but not a restaurant you are bringing your parents or (god forbid) a date to. The true embodiment of good but not great.
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JL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ABC kitchen never disappoints

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E
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Disappointing brunch
Very small portion with food that was acceptable but nothing special. Came with high expectation because of prior experience but left disappointed.

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SP
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We enjoyed our brunch at ABC kitchen but our main course was brought to the table while we were still eating our starter course. When we said we are still eating our starter, it made no difference, the waiter still shoved all our food on the little table! We ordered coffee to have with our dessert but had to ask twice for our coffee.......service was rushed maybe to turn the tables over quicker......which was a shame.

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YY
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Even though I made a reservation, I had to wait for 30min

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a great experience from the time that we entered up until when we exited. The staff was friendly and accommodating. Our waiter made great suggestions for the food. We will definitely all return again.

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g
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every dish was delicious! Perfect place to meet friends!

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RS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

Went here for a date night and left very disappointed. The food was great but the service was really bad. The waitress was absent and after we placed our food orders, she never came back until the end. We hoped to order another round of drinks but we couldn't because we were forgotten/ignored. Super disappointed

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 3service 1ambience 5

We’re regulars of ABC kitchen, but we were very disappointed with the time it took to be seated, to have a server come to the table and give us menus, to receive our drink orders, and ultimately to receive the meal.

Our server rarely came to our table.

We’ve tried many items on this menu. The ravioli was by far the WORST it has been. It came out cold and the pasta was hard.

We know upon making a reservation at ABC kitchen, that we may have to wait a while to be seat. It’s a frequent occurrence. This time however, was at 2:30pm in the afternoon, visually not busy at this time, yet we stood and waited 20 minutes to be seated.

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JT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Had a delicious lunch! Would definitely go again. We had a good waitress and the young woman who checked us in was lovely!

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S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing time!! The food was so delicious!

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favourite place in the city!! Yunmmm

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e
New England
47 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I love ABC, we go all the time. The food is outstanding and it has a fun farm to table city chic vibe. My recent experience was less than stellar on the service end, however. We were asked to have our 4 starter plates cleared while there was still plenty of food on each. We happily obliged because we assumed our entrees were ready. We proceeded to wait 30 minutes for our entrees without apology or explanation. Now that we were an hour and a half into our meal we were forced to race through our delicious main courses and then had a wait for the check again. Yet as I was signing and tipping the bill on my place mat another service person came by and asked to take the place mat from under me. Mind you they did not clear everything from the table. I think waiting 2 extra minutes to clear the table ( it was obvious we were trying to leave quickly as 2 in our party had already left to return to work) would have been appropriate. They say all good things come to an end. I hope that is not where one of my long time favorites is headed!

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f
London
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dominic, our waiter, was amazing - super caring and gave us excellent recommendations.

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s
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I have eaten at ABC Kitchen several times in the past an enjoyed it thoroughly, but this must have been an off night. We waited 40 minutes for our 8:30 reservation. Not once did any of the hosts come over to us with an update. We had to keep asking and kept being told "just a few more minutes". When we got to the table I asked our waiter if there was something going on that night with staffing so we could understand why the wait was so long, and he just said that the group at our table before us lingered a long time. He did bring us an appetizer compliments of the chef which was appreciated, but I feel the staff should have been more proactive about addressing the extended wait and offering alternatives (at one point there were bar seats available which we would have taken, but since we were being told "just a few minutes" we kept waiting). Or even a round of drinks after a half hour had passed would have been an appropriate gesture. I was also underwhelmed by the entree course. The fried chickent was overly breaded and while the menu indicated it was accompanied by a chili butter sauce, the sauce was way too spicy and overtook all of the other flavors. Disappointing experience.

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AD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great. Fun place.

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

Food is excellent. Just that my Ravioli was kind of cold. Maybe it was ready first and they were waiting for my companions’ dishes to get ready and come to the table.
Thet was disappointing really. But all rest excellent.

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Good restaurant

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EN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Perfect for a casual business lunch. Food was excellent, the ambiance was great, and service was lovely. Loved all the non-meat options, but also appreciated the ones with meat!

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PA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful lunch. However, I was hoping to see more gluten free options.

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JZ
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely loved our experience here. Food was excellent service was even better. It's beautiful and will definitely return again.

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Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This came highly recommended and lived up to the hype. Our server was amazing and super helpful with my party’s food allergies. If you can get a reservation you should go

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Love this restaurant. but tonight they were seriously off. Too much vinegar on everything... lobster with black truffle barely registered any mushroom flavor. When we mentioned this to the waiter they brought us some extra things on the house - very nice of them- unfortunately the rest of the food was just as mediocre. Very strange to come to ABC and not be pleased with every bite. Hope they get their act together.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about the restaurant is fabulous, the menu, the food and the wait staff!!! This was our favorite place we ate in NYC. I can’t wait to return!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was Dominick- he was excellent!! Highest recommendation!

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NS
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The ambiance was great and the service was good. The portion sizes were very small, smaller than what you would even expect in a gourmet restaurant. I’d say my entree was in line with a five course tasting menu size. It was two tiny pieces/bites of monkfish. My brussel sprouts were also super salty.

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GE
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ABC was one of my favorites in NY. We really enjoyed everything and the service was excellent. Our waitress, Emily was especially helpful and friendly. The decor was lovely

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F
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

I think the food is great as usual , but service is a bit slow , not so much friendly level , Maitre has unfriendly attitude ., the way he talked to me , it’s one of Jean-George’s place , but service level is far behind Perry Street and JoJo ...

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r
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

All good. Not clear the shrimp in the salad was breaded and fried but the staff quickly replaced it with no fuss.

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AS
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food in the Farm to Table concept. Wine - check, Service - check, Awesome!!!

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J
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, ambience, and a wonderful experience over all. Would definitely go back.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Been to ABC Kitchen previously and loved it. This time, wasn’t as pleased. Mixed quality on the food. Ricotta and cranberry compote was very good and generous portion. Both appetizers were overly spiced to the point where my husband couldn’t taste the tuna and I couldn’t finish my salad. Huge gap between apps and main course - waited a good 30 minutes. Staff was on it - apologized and offered complementary glasses of wine. Main courses were good, but nothing outstanding. Had read the quality at ABC Kitchen had gone down. Was planning to bring out of town business guests to ABC Kitchen next week, but cancelled and will try ABC Cocina instead.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

Great ambiance but very underwhelming food.

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Espectacular!!!
Excelente servicio!!
Impecable!!

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n
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've eaten at ABC Kitchen many times and every time is such a wonderful experience. The ambiance is warm and cozy and the service always relaxed and helpful and never rushed. This time I took a friend for his birthday and although he is a picky eater he was excited by the many options that he had to choose from, all of which appealed to him. The food is creative and inspiring for the season and always delicious.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an absolutely delicious lunch on New Years Day and we can’t wait to go back!

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S
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I’m a big fan of this place but for the first time I was really disappointed. The food was below sub par which was surprising as this was New Year’s Day. Food seemed stale as if it was leftovers from night before. The pizza was all sauce no cheese and size seemed to have shrunk. The roasted squash toast which was a top choice seemed lacking in taste and looked unappetizing. My fish sandwich was just so-so. Shockingly poor quality of food for such an awesome spot.

That said the service was excellent and the ambience is always great.

Based on this experience, this will unfortunately my last meal at this restaurant. Hope they receive this feedback and improve - hopefully back to their higher standard.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eye 2018 fantastic

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ES
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I came for dinner on New Year’s Eve - everything about our meal and experience was excellent! The staff was very accommodating and courteous, and although our meal was on the expensive side (it was New Year’s Eve, after all!), it was incredible. Beautiful decor, lovely staff, excellent food, and some of the best cocktails we’ve ever had! Highly recommend!

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CT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A delightful late afternoon New Year Eves lunch. We started with a sparkling wine toast and their crab toast bites & kale salad. #delish. Next we share the spinach herb & truffle oil whole wheat pizza. We loved the crispy almost burnt crust. #pizzaheaven. Then our ginger crust rim glass volka xocktail and pear sorbet. #fabulous. She must make a day trip of ABC Kitchen then visit the floors above for one of a kind home & carpet details to accent your home.

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