ABC Kitchen
ABC Kitchen

ABC Kitchen

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.abckitchennyc.com/
  • Phone: 2124755829x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Wednesday 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Thursday 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday 5:30pm - 11:30pm, Sunday 5:30pm - 10:00pm,
    Lunch Monday - Friday 12:00pm - 3:00pm;
    Brunch Saturday -Sunday 11:00am - 3pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Dan Kluger
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies)

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Broadway & Park Avenue South
  • Public Transit: L,N,Q,R,W,4,5,6 to Union Square
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Nearest Parking Facilities: 21st Street b/w Broadway & Park Avenue South and Irving Place b/w 17th & 18th Streets
A word from ABC Kitchen
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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
ABC Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
518 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (340)great for lunch (228)hot spot (226)special occasion (221)neighborhood gem (166)great for brunch (165)good for groups (148)romantic (146)notable wine list (60)vibrant bar scene (46)late-night find (31)kid-friendly (25)scenic view (10)great for outdoor dining (4)Show More
  • Rustic and Charming
    gemswinc
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    An extension of ABC Carpet and Home. Fresh, organic food, but a bit uneven. Great bread w/ olive oil & salt. Homemade sodas, imaginative cocktails. Stingy w/ the wine. Excellent sashimi, my friends enjoyed Chicken Paillard & Spanish Mackrel. Portobello sandwich not so great. Fries over cooked, not very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Organic but not gastronomy
    freemaxou
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The wait is not worth the experience, especially if you are not an organic food lover. Good food, nice atmosphere, good service. But below my expectations for a gastronomy restaurant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jean Georges did it again...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Great food (who knew kale could be so good, and whoever came up with the beets and yogurt combo?!), great service, great drinks...'nuff said.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worth a try!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Was so looking forward to it but disappointed by menu and our group found food good but nothing special, very nice ambiance and decor, staff friendly and professional
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Loved everything about this place. Not a bad thing on the menu. The staff was attentive and professional and accommodating and we never felt rushed, pushed, or talked into something. I will be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Service
    Solmon
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The staff were very accomodating and so pleasant. The food was delicious. My only gripe would be the noise level, but it was tolerable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious and not a splurge
    amhale
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We had a great lunch off the prix fixe menu and it was a bargain considering the quality of the food. Portobello sandwich, tomato and peach gazpacho and a yummy salted caramel sundae. It is a busy place and noisy but service was terrific and we really enjoyed our meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • DJ58
    dj58
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I love ABC Kitchen! The food is always excellent! The service good and the trendy ambience fun! This time I took my out of town friends for lunch and they loved it and felt like they were really in a trendy NYC restaurant experience. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Upbeat Client Meeting
    NYEngineer
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This is a great place to bring a client for lunch. There is energy in the room, the food is wonderful, and the staff is enthusiastic.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always delicious and a treat!
    karen
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I never had the veggie burger...don't know if it was a new addition or not. But it was amazing and by far the best I have ever had. Among many other delicious choices we ate for lunch that meal, this was loved by our entire table. The atmosphere is really special either for lunch or dinner. Everyone leaves ABC with a smile on their face.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Definte go back to restaurant
    kdwnk
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Thank you very much. The food was wonderful. The server could have been more attentive. Our drinks came a while after our appetizers. The young woman bussing the table was far more attentive and engaging than the server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GREAT!
    Hunni
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Entertained client for lunch, staff was unbelievably professional!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic dinner, amazing setting
    lbovVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Having been hearing about this restaurant for months, I was extremely surprised when it not only lived up to my expectations but also surpassed them. The setting is beautiful and perfect for a romantic night out. The food is expensive but definitely worth the price. The only thing is that reservations need to be made very early to snag a reservation at this place. Will most definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, unbeknownst to waitress
    Mgpop
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    I've been to ABC before, so I know my favorite dishes (ravioli and roast carrot salad!) but two others in my party had not been before. When they asked the waitress for her favorite dishes, she refused to give an answer. "It's all good," she said. When we pressed her, she said, "it depends on what you're drinking," but come on, at least make something up! Or tell me what other diners love! I was very turned off that this waitress didn't know the menu well and made our table feel awkward for asking. Luckily, it's hard to go wrong anywhere on the menu so we enjoyed our meal despite the service, but I won't be taking company I am trying to impress here anymore.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ABC First-timer
    tastetastic
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Before my first time I continuously looked over the menu trying to decide what to get, discussing with my friend if we could just order everything on the menu because it all sounds amazing. I settled on sharing the chicken and pork sausage, kale salad and burger and it was absolutely delicious. One of the best burgers I've ever had and the portion sizes were great. The scenery was gorgeous the service was almost as good as the wine! I would recommend this place to go for a girls night out, romantic dinner or even for an event. I cant wait to try ABC Cocina next!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty & Delicious
    melissagayle
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I recently went to brunch at ABC Kitchen with my sister and it was a lovely experience. Advance reservations are a must. We couldn't decide what to order so we got 2 appetizers and and entree to share, that way we could try multiple dishes and it was totally enough food. We had the roasted carrot and avocado salad, the heirloom tomato toast, and then the french toast with vanilla infused cherries - which was the perfect treat after tasting the more savory / salty dishes. Staff was attentive, water glasses were always filled, waiter checked on us often, food came out very quick after placing the order. I would definitely go back and I reccommend!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • moninyc
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My second visit Consistent food Didn't care for the kale salad but the beets in yoghurt are awesome
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food but.....
    NYCdiner
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I don't know if it was worth the hype. The food was good, desert was superb. The service, not so much. The waitress was not very friendly. Took forever for someone to bring us menus. Went for a late lunch and it took almost 2 hours and we had reservations. Bus person took away the bread before we finished and before entrees. Tried to take away my entree while I was still eating. I literally had to grab the plate back. Drinks took forever. It's a place to see and be seen, but for what we paid I expected much better service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still doing a great job
    bkheightstim
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This is my 5th visit to ABC Kitchen and it is still going strong.... unlike Mercer Kitchen. The prix fixe was worth it. Good selection of plates, delicious food, and a good example of what the restaurant has to offer. The service was attentive, the ambiance was energetic but not overwhelming. Had a great time again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent lunch!
    Violoncelle74VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We are a family of four foodies, with high expectations when we dine out. We were not disappointed by ABC Kitchen, and have loved every Jean-Georges restaurant we've frequented. Would definitely return and recommend to friends.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • not as good as last time
    tappan35
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I've been there before, last spectacular. this time my pizza with the mushroom, parmesan, egg was a HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT. The crust was crispy but everything else was completely soaked. The waitress, not nearly as good as last time, told me they put broth on the pizza. And, she said that's how they always make it. After last time, I said that I wanted to try the pizza on the next visit. In fairness, they did put the pizza back in the oven but all that did was overcook the edges. They did not charge for the pizza but I really wanted a good pizza, not a refund. Will go back. Hope next time is better
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!!!
    Yum27
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    What an amazing dining experience! Food is incredible, recommend the ricotta, strawberry compote, and grilled bread appetizer and the hake entree! Service is superb, wait staff is very friendly and knowledgeable! The ambiance is beautiful with beautiful china and plates. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh dishes
    BKbite
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Excellent and interesting dishes. Great location, but must reserve ahead. Their non alcoholic choices are great, a welcoming touch for those who don't drink. Atmosphere is casual but their food is serious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVE ABC KITCHEN
    TamarindVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Could not recommend ABC more, I absolutely LOVE this resto!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BloomierVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    I have been waiting for months to get a normal reservation for dinner-7pm and it was worth the weight. Food was great, loved the dishes. However we sat all the way in the back and the tables ate close together. Waiter was meh-no personality and didn't recommend anything.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible place in Hell's Kitchen!
    rodrigostat
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The food and beverages are very specials. The service is great and very careful with or order and well being inside of restaurant. I love it!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2nd Time Just As Good
    GrazingThruLife
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This was my 2nd visit and it was just as good as the 1st. My only issue was a bit of pretension on the servers behalf. She was quite helpful but not terribly personable Wont keep me from going back...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Brunch
    mattia
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We decided to try this restaurant on a visit to the city. The menu was fantastic and the food was delicious. Our server was wonderful and the rest of the wait staff were so attentive. We will definitely be back;overall this was a fun experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, fast experience
    Workfood
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    When I enter ABC i thought I would have a pleasurable and relaxing dining experience. The food was great, as the service, but I should have preferred to have an earlier reservation. It seemed that the waitress and all the restaurant were anxious to deliver everything very best so they could close. My dinner took 1h15 and I had only 10 minutes to choose my main course after our appetizers.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great lunch
    CaryncVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Every time I eat at ABC Kitchen I have a wonderful experience. The food is always exceptional, the staff welcoming the space is great. I look forward to the next time!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very good but possibly overhyped
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Food has an amazing quality that gives an unbelievable freshness.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect for lunch
    alexlbVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Had business meeting near Union Square and ABC Kitchen was perfect. The food is fresh and excellent. Not too loud. Great service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    This was our 2nd time dining at ABC Kitchen and it was as superb as the first. Definitely impressed the in-laws! Food is absolutely amazing, as is the decor and service. Can't wait to come back a 3rd time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pearlie
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We loved ABC Kitchen -it's a very unique restaurant with amazing food and wonderful, friendly staff. The restaurant is very upbeat and lively and a fun place to visit. We were here for brunch and shared amazing french toast and a wonderful pizza which were recommended by our waiter. We would absolutely go back to this restaurant next time in New York.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    JDis
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I would eat there again and again and will recommend to all my friends. Food was fantastic and service excellent. A must.. caramel popcorn dessert.. to die for!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Inconsistent & Over Priced
    Disappointed
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The restaurant is beautiful, staff friendly & servers attentive. However, the food wasn't up to par for prices and expectations. We started w/ tuna sashimi which was flavorful, but just enough for barely a bite for four people;crab toast was tasty, but pretzel dusted calamari was as plain as can be. Ordered lobster, pork confit and fried chicken for entrees. Pork confit was good, but honestly, nothing special to demand a $34 price tag. Fried chicken had no flavor whatsoever. And, lobster had a nice zangy twist to it and was okay. Since lobster didn't come w/ a side, we ordered mushrooms which were the worst I ever had. No seasoning, no taste. Even though we were celebrating a bday, we decided not to stay for dessert. $35 corkage fee!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding!
    ASperlVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This is by far one of my favorite restaurants in NYC. The atmosphere is lively and energetic but the decor is simple yet beautiful. Can't say enough about the food... Every dish we ordered was absolutely delicious. And the service was extremely attentive. We've been to some of the other ABC restaurants before -- all of which were fantastic. But this spot far exceeded our expectations and is most definitely our favorite of the bunch. Bravo, Chef! We're already looking forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful place
    wes93
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The restaurant is located on a rather discreet street and can be easily missed but once inside, this place is gorgeous. Amazing ambiance and great food. Would definitely recommend people to come here. We went for brunch and it was a very romantic atmosphere, I can only imagine what it would be like for dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Even better than the hype
    bjoad
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Had concerns/reservations going to such an acclaimed restaurant for brunch, but it is even better than advertised. Staff was warm in greeting and service was attentive and cheerful. Poached eggs perfectly prepared, tomatoe on toast was sweet as sugar, olive oil on table was delicious, almond cake with apricots was spectacular -- just the right amount of sweetness. Definately would go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing
    Coose
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Quite possibly the best meal I ever had. The ricotta and strawberry purée was off the charts delicious, as was everything else. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate