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ABC Kitchen
ABC Kitchen
  • Address:
    35 East 18th Street
    New York, NY 10003
    Neighborhood:
    Gramercy / Flatiron
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $31 to $50

ABC Kitchen Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.abckitchennyc.com
  • Phone: (212) 475-5829
  • 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 - 3:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, 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 (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.
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Diner Reviews
  • "On the survey, for noise level, one gets to choose between quiet, moderate and energetic. The fourth option reads: "Do Not Recall." Hardly. I remember it being like dining on the tarmac of Kennedy Airport during rush hour. The room was one big screaming screeching mob from start to finish. I thought it would be different, more civil and sophisticated. I was wrong. I don't mind spending $200 a person at, say, Marea. You feel like an adult there. I hated spending $200 a person at ABC Kitchen. Never again. Oh, the food? I Do Not Recall."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We appreciate the Nice surrondings in the restaurant. It was great to look at all the People having their lunch. The waiters were very friendly and the Food tasted excellent. We enjoyed the time we spent. It was Our first trip to New York and the first Place we lunched. If we come back we will come to the restaurant again."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "As a relatively new resident of NYC it didn't occur to me that hidden beneath / adjacent to ABC Carpet, one would find a dining gem. An imaginative menu skillfully delivered by attentive (but not overly so) waiters made this a great anniversary lunch experience. Portabello mushroom appetizer was outstanding. Asparagus/bacon pizza unusual, but delicious, and more than enough for my male appetite. Highly recommend ABC kitchen. Now want to try ABC Cucina (adjacent Tapas restaurant)."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Was able to book a reservation here last minute for my birthday, normally almost impossible, what a stroke of luck! Had a great meal as usual, the ambiance is the best, and my girlfriend loved all the food, even seafood she doesn't normally eat. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Very West Elm style decor, chill spot for brunch. Solid eggs benedict"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Menu is awesome and wholesome. Ambiance is unique. Service is inconsistent!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Waitress was very condescending. I felt rushed and waitress took order hastily. It was my husband, myself, and infant in stroller.. I felt like the waitstaff was discriminatory b/c we were accompanied with a small, non-obtrusive stroller.. The table next to us received service by the same server and I noticed she was more personable and hospitable to them. She went over the background of the food, the restaurants favorites and the company's mission statement. When I asked questions about the menu, (this was our first time but to mention we made a RSVP 3 weeks in advance), the waitress did not act like she wanted to downs the time to go over anything.. Her attitude and tone was like 'it is what it says it is'.. Waitress was very unpleasant."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "After a fantastic first experience at ABC Kitchen, my second endeavor was a little less extraordinary, and it came down to service (which was a highlight the first time!) - which was unfortunate. The food and refreshing house-made sodas were, as usual, a delight, however."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "This is my favorite place. Everything for ABC kitchen is great. I strongly recommend this place"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I returned to ABC Kitchen for a second meal after being disappointed with poor service, deafening noise levels, and mediocre food about 2 years ago. I am so glad I did. Excellent and efficient service. The food was the best I ate over my 4 day stay...the tomato toast and crab toast were exceptional (top notch ingredients) and the green bean salad was fresh and flavorful. When I came before the restaurant was completely full and the noise level was so loud I could not hear my guest sitting across the table from me. This time, the restaurant was not nearly as crowded and noise was not an issue. Based on my 2 experiences, I would recommend to anyone to eat here but to try to come on "off" nights."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Overall everything about ABC kitchen was perfect. The food was delicious and it was clear that a lot of talent/care went into the preparation. In addition the servers were all very efficient/friendly. I would perhaps just suggest that this isn't what I would hope for for a "romantic" date location. It very much had the "trendy new york restaurant" vibe which is great if you're having a fun night, but the intimacy keeps something lacking."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "I loved the staff and the food was awesome! It was incredible. We had the mushroom egg pizza to start and we each tasted each other's food. It was relish!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "I love the ambience in this restaurant. Food was good but not great. I probably wouldn't go back again for it. But I love the vibe in the restaurant and the service is good"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Great food, great service, and an awesome environment. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "ABC had everything going for it: trendy, fun, great menu... Fell short in every aspect. Food was mediocre across the board, service was lacking & our 30-40's crowd felt like we were far too old for the place."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Wonderful atmosphere, great food. Enjoyed a birthday lunch celebration. Reserve well in advance if you want a specific date."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Food was great, ten times better than greeting staff upon arrival. Wait staff were good, but whole meal soured by welcome"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Light refreshing atmosphere that reflects perfectly the delicious food. Lots of choices. Menu changes often to take advantage of the season. Snap pea salad, crab toast, kale salad, fish with spinach and jalapeño are our favorites so far. Service was outstanding."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I get salmon benedict and oystet scrambled eggs. Foods were very delicious and the space had great modern moods. Awesome place for starting weekend with brunch on saturday morning."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We arrived for our 245 pm reservation. The kitchen did close at 3pm and we felt rushed. The server had no personality. Our hamburger was completely burned and inedible. We so disappointed as we had such fond memories of ABC for Christmas Eve brunch. We so happy to be able to get a reservation even if it was at 245pm. So disappointed:("
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We got there at the exact t time of the reservation and they made us wait over 20 minutes to get a table without even asking us to go to the bar for a Drink. When we verbalized our frustration, they were apologetic and even offered a bottle of wine as compensation. The place is beautiful and the food is great.... Poor beginning but overall a wonderful experience"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Located in an inconspicuous building. Simple, shabby chic design. Went for brunch. Had crab toast to start. Ordered French toast and an omellette with asparagus and goat cheese. Everything was delicious!!! No complaints. The bread was fresh and tasty. Would recommend to anyone and everyone. Staff was friendly and attentive. If you haven't been, you should!!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "I've been wanting to go to ABC for a while, it seemed impossible to get reservations and I'm not sure why. The restaurant was almost empty when I went with a friend for lunch on Tuesday. The food & service was good, but I'm not sure why the hype is about."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Lunch with a friend while shopping. We each had a salad then shared the asparagus pizza. The food was extraordinary -- unusual, delicious, and not heavy. Perfect portion sizes. Excellent service. And I love the decor. But prepare yourself for the noise level."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Amazing experience - food was delicious and flawlessly executed with great service."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Hostess was friendly. Waiter was attentive without coming over too much. Meal was very good. We told them we were splitting a couple of dishes and they doled out the portions in advance so that we didn't have to do it at the table. "Good" service rating vs. "Outstanding" because I had a thorough conversation with the hostess to inform the waiter that it was my friend's birthday. Somehow the message was either never communicated or forgotten, and I ultimately had to tell one of the servers after our dessert order was already delivered. He was very apologetic and recovered with a mini cupcake and candle for my friend, but it was sort of a deflated birthday surprise."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "We were early for our reservation, but after a brief wait were offered a table due to a cancellation. We were dressed like tourists and felt a little out of place at first because the restaurant was full of "beautiful" people. The feeling of not belonging was quickly dissipated when one of the hosts brought each of us a wonderful glass of sparkling wine. We had 2 harvest plates that we shared, first was a gorgeous ricotta and puréed strawberry dish with toasted bread crudités,the second was a local cheese and meat platter. Both were very good. Entrees included 2 different pizzas, the lobster and the fried chicken recommended by the host. There was no disappointment in this meal! Find ABC kitchen and you will want to go back!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "I had lunch there with a friend and we had a perfect time. The food was excellent and the dessert a dream. The service was very friendly and unbelievable quick. I would go there any time again"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "We arrived at ABC Kitchen for a 5:30 reservation to find a line outside the door. While this was a bit off putting, we were seated quickly. It took a long time for our server to arrive with water, even longer to order a drink and even longer for the drink to arrive. After that, things went a bit better and the food was delicious. The menu offers a variety of interesting choices. The ambience is quite pretty and romantic, however, the noise level does detract from that vibe."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Overall it was a great dining experience. The only negative was the rather inattentive service."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The decor is beautiful!! Tables are set up very nicely featuring local artists plates. We had a 10pm reso (the only time we could get). We ordered a bunch of appies, the crab tost, carrot avocado salad, shaved fluke and meat and cheese plate were so flavourful - crab toast was my favourite. The only downfall to this restaurant was the service. Our Server were cold, unfriendly and barely came to the table. This put at damper on the experience but overall we would go back."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "a sommelier on the floor would be appreciated because our waitress knew very little about the wine on the list. Very disappointing"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I came here with my bf for his birthday dinner and everything was really delicious and worth the cost. Since its expensive I would only come for special occasions."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Eclectic decor, vibrant scene! We went to a show which ran late and we were 30 minutes late to the show. They were accommodating and friendly despite or lateness. The food is rustic and excellent. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Service was top notch. Friendly, professional, and highly knowledgeable servers. Food was delicious. Room is quite loud, but it didn't detract much. All around fabulous."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "A great restaurant. Wonderful food, wonderful service. And, it is all interesting - loved the soft shell crab."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Light refreshing atmosphere that reflects perfectly the delicious food. Lots of choices. Menu changes often to take advantage of the season. Recommend: Snap pea salad, crab toast, beets, sea bass with jalapeño and spinach, whole wheat pizza. Service was outstanding."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We were seated immediately and the food was great. I would eat here again."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch here and will be back."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "This was my fourth lunch at ABC. Best meal of the trip. Crab toast is a must. The favor profile at this restaurant is amazing. Just go. -- you will not be disappointed!!!"
    Dined on 6/16/2014