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
ABC Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
547 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (375)great for lunch (258)hot spot (244)special occasion (210)good for groups (180)great for brunch (179)neighborhood gem (170)romantic (140)notable wine list (57)vibrant bar scene (51)late-night find (29)kid-friendly (24)scenic view (11)great for outdoor dining (5)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    So glad to finally get in on a reservation---takes planning!!! The food is great and we love the atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    My wife and I are Swedes on vacation. We had read about ABC Kitchen and made reservations for lunch. The experience was very good! We had the fixed price lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Weird Ingredients
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I had to send my meal back 3x. They added things like dill to pizza and the sea bass was too fishy to deal with. They try to make the food too fancy and it ruined it. I liked the calamari and handmade soda. It was beautiful in general. I loved the décor, vibe and atmosphere. It was breath-taking.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Recommened by a friend. Went there for lunch and it was a really awesome place! Loved everything about it! Will recommend it to all of my friends visiting NYC.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Special
    Lunchalot
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Food was amazing. Very fresh & beautifully presented. Flavours to die for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Dewmom
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    I was rather disappointed with a recent lunch, mainly because of the menu. I felt that entirely too many items on the menu featured chillies as an ingredient. So many menu items included an ingredient with "heat" that it was almost amusing. Not amusing to all diners. The restaurant would do well to make certain that customers were aware of the heavy use of these seasonings.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another great experience
    foodfoodfood
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Another great experience at ABC Kitchen. This was my second visit and the lunch prix fixe was the perfect portion for my liking and the quality did not skip a beat. The service is always great but be sure to make a reservation in advance as tables may be tough to come by during peak hours.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ambiance is stunning...
    hopsnbarley
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    In our short 5 day visit to Manhattan we picked one special restaurant for each day. By far, our group voted ABC the one with the best ambiance and setting. The decor is simply stunning down to every small detail. The food was tasty - we did the fixed price lunch menu with three courses. An excellent value and way to travel around the menu. Caramel sundae was my favorite food of the trip! We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ABC:not just 'the basics';it's AtoZ
    emc1147LBCA
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Been here before . . . it never disappoints. The atmosphere is fun, frivolous and fresh !! Had the salmon salad: the salmon was so perfectly prepared (not overdone), the greens very fresh. When I ordered a fruit soda, and didn't like it: No problem with returning it for another drink. Did not have dessert. . . .darn ! Much too full from the appetizer and salad.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Highlight of our trip
    Girls
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Once again a highlight of our annual trip to New York. Extra-ordinary dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best food in NYC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I can't say enough good things about this place. I will come to ABC Kitchen every time I'm in NYC. The fried organic chicken, collard greens and hot sauce butter was the best thing I've ever eaten. You must dine here!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Make your reservation now!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Really great restaurant- but I would highly recommend making a reservation as soon as possible. While I had a reservation, I heard of people waiting up to 2 hours for a table for Sunday brunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always consistent
    DingdangVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Every time we go to New York (from Montreal) we try to eat at ABC Kitchen. Often we can never get an evening reservation but that is ok because lunch and or brunch is equally great. The ambience is amazing, the staff terrific and the food creative and delicious. Great variety too. The brunch menu is wonderful but you can also order from the lunch menu on the weekends which makes it even better. Kudos to a wonderful team.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • slow!!!
    Kallman1VIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Food was good mostly but service was erratic and very slow- almost 3 hour dinner not good
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and service
    rangerjill
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Great location for great food with outstanding service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • abc keeps it simple, splendid
    partyof2makethat3
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    The restaurant was extremely busy for lunch, which is a testament to how good it is. The lunch menu isn't the biggest, but there's something there for anyone and everyone who's willing to be a little openminded. It's expensive, yes, but honestly the best lunch I've had in a LONG time. (Not to say I haven't had other good ones, however.) It was the only place I for sure planned on eating at during my visit, and I will stop in every time I am back in NYC--guaranteed. I'll hope to anyway. Lastly, it's in a great location and neighborhood. Staff is accommodating, knowledgeable and excellent overall.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NYCMomVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Food is super fresh, creative and delicious. Service is friendly, attentive and responsive to your every need. My only disappointment was the salad with crispy shrimp. On the other hand, the beets with yogurt and the goat cheese and spinach pizza were amazing !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best service ever.
    GoldyVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    followed by, best food ever! The beet salad with yogurt and the most fantastic hake makes for a perfect day!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    Lizwilliamson
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    All the food comes from local organic farms and you can really taste it. I would highly recommend it for anyone! Awesome ambiance and food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • you will not be disappointed!
    AziNVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Great service. The kitchen messed up one of our orders slightly (they forgot to hold the Jalapeños from a sandwich), our server was so apologetic and they sent us a complimentary dessert to make up for the error. Food was delicious. We had the lunch prefixe (such a great deal!). Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect birthday dinner
    nycroVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    I had dinner with my mom and boyfriend to celebrate my birthday. The waitstaff - per usual - were amazing and accommodating. I love the relaxed vibe, but beautiful decor and delectable dishes. They even gave me a delicious mini cupcake with a candle, it was perfect!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Underwhelmed
    RogerVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    This was my first lunch and my third visit overall to this restaurant. I fail to understand what the hype is all about. Service was fine. The food was mediocre every time and expensive. I have spent this amount at dinner but for lunch?
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    A solid dining option from Jean George. The big apple cocktail that we ordered to start sounded great, but disappointed. The taste was diluted (the flavor, not the alcohol) and flat. I probably wouldn't try another cocktail there. The food was very good, for the most part. Crab toast and pork confit were the standouts. Fried chicken and pizza were very good. The special heirloom tomato salad was unremarkable. The butternut squash soup was very good, but didn't need the pumpkin seeds. Desserts were great (and huge) - save room! The space is gorgeous - love the farmhouse chic vibe. Unfortunately, it gets very loud when the restaurant is full. Service was spot-on, friendly and warm, relaxed, with just the right amount of attention.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Noisey but great food
    MamaJ
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Booked a month in advance and was told our party of 2 could not come for 6 but 5:30 would be okay. When we got there we got the evening's pep talk for the servers which felt strange. Also the place was not busy at all so not sure why the booking had to happen the way it did.The food items were pricey but tasty. The noise level increased so by the end of meal it was hard to carry on an easy conversation. Online we confirmed & we were phoned once in NYC and emailed again. Felt a little over the top for confirming a reservation for 2 @5:30 when most ot the restaurant was empty but hey it's not my business . The decor was lovely and ambience was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • True foodie experience
    Debbie
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    As anticipated the food here was all very local and the preparation innovative. The artisanal cocktails to compliment the food were also lovely. The portions are ample and there is so much to sample that sharing multiple items seems the best strategy. And save room for the salted caramel sundae, awesome! My only criticism is that the servers attempted to rush us a bit even though the place was largely empty at the time. Perhaps because of that, a few items were served cooler than would have been expected. This was especially a problem with the pizza we ordered. It would have tasted even better had it been served hot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favorites.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    I just love the freshness and quality of the food and the depth of flavors that the chef always seems to bring to every dish. I trust the quality and I know I will always have a delicious, worthwhile meal here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, great food! Top fav!
    Chubbybunny2
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Food was excellent-especially the ricotta and fig with toasted bread! The calamari was on point. So fresh and the pizzas we got were great. Would liked to have tried a few entrees but if you're with a group who can't decide, you can't go wrong with the pizza!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Value for Money/Was not there
    chonkie
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    I was very disappointed about this restaurant. I made the booking for our last night in NYC. To give you an idea we had supper at the following during our twee week stay: ABC Cocina, Breslin, Roberta's (Williamsburg), Reynard (Williamsburg), St. Anslem (Williamsburg), RedFarm, Public and ABC Kitchen. In the price range ABC Cocina, Reynard, RedFarm and Public are comparable and unfortunately ABC Kitchen stacked up dead last. Average tasting cocktails, quantity over quality and just average tasting food. The portion sizes were way too big and lacked sensitivity. I don't understand this, as the ABC Cocina uses the same kitchen and was on a completely different league. I think they might be too tired out with tourists.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic weekday lunch
    MidtownEatsVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    The restaurant opened at noon and was packed a half-hour later. The decor is simple, relaxing, and tasteful: wooden beams, bulbs on cords, vintage dishes, white tables. The wait staff is cordial and the food comes surprisingly (but not inappropriately) fast! The menu is full of interesting choices. We had the tuna sashimi (excellent), crab toast (good), hake (a little pedestrian), and mackerel (subtle and delicious). The house-made caramel ice cream has the perfect amount of saltiness; the grape tart was too too sweet. The juice and soda selection is awesome. Try the apple and ginger juice, or the cherry-citrus soda. Overall, another wonderful and memorable experience at a Jean-Georges joint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pretty good - not fabulous
    Joan
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Pretty good restaurant. Not sure why it is near impossible to get a last minute reservation. The food is good but forgettable. The drinks aren't great at all. The atmosphere is nice but not awesome. Not sure that I would return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Farmhouse chic dining
    Cuca
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    A beatuiful rustic setting that's been shuzzed up! great ambience, fresh flowers everywhere, perfect for brunch with the girls, eggs benedict with smoked salmon, french toast, and omelette were spot on, kale salad was all about the kale, lots of it! cheddar biscuits disappointingly dry, cocktails creative and tasty
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great start to my Sunday
    FoodTraveller
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The restaurant layout was great, service was of a high standard and brunch was nice. My friend is gluten intolerant, the server did a great job of guiding my friend through the menu. The carrot salad was great and I enjoyed my scrambled eggs, will be back to explore more of the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bad service, mediocre food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    used to be my favorite restaurant in the city, I'll never go back. Apps were fantastic. Entrees were mediocre at best. The spinach pizza was disgusting and ugly. Our server probably came by 3 times during the entire meal, he smelled and didn't ask why we didn't eat our entrees. It's a shame and as if the restaurant got cocky due to its popularity - but then dropped the ball.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice place
    Lina
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Very good, I love this place, good food and the bar tender was amazing! The food was a little bit delay but they were very kind and gave us dessert as a gift.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect!
    LondonerinNYC
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The service, food, ambience were completely perfect. A friend suggested ABC kitchen as a great place for getting to know someone. They were right. Everything about the restaurant combines for a comfortable, professional and memorable experience. I will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just OK - food & service mediocre
    mgcnynyVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I don't know, it just didn't feel like a great restaurant. It felt like a kind of loud cafeteria, with service to match. I wanted a meal so good and fresh from Union Square that I'd go back again and again. But we won't. It was a mediocre lunch in a city full of great eats.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Memorable
    6dinedNYC
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Oh, what a beautiful place! So happy to have arrived early enough to see the dining room before it was full of people. Most-excellent food, attentive, professional and personable staff. Thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our lunch here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food, efficient service
    earthworksbugman
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Had a very lovely business lunch. It was very loud in the front near the bar while waiting, but did not notice any unreasonable noise levels during dinner. I ordered two items off the menu, and was told by the waiter that I could save money on those items and get a desert if I ordered from the fixed price menu. Great gesture. The food was superb, and the wait staff as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mahhhvelous Lunch!
    Ravenous
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Had a great lunch here on Sept 26th. The roasted Hake was perfectly done. The service was wonderful and the atmosphere is excellent. Very difficult to find as it's on a very run down street. Small signage but once you get behind the door it's beautiful. Also quite a few lunch time start sightings. Would love to go for dinner next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best
    Adnan
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Great food ... great service nothing to say ...nothing to add ... just keep it up i strongly recommend the place
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate