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
  • 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
553 reviews since July 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (383)great for lunch (263)hot spot (257)special occasion (211)good for groups (191)great for brunch (183)neighborhood gem (172)romantic (138)notable wine list (56)vibrant bar scene (52)late-night find (28)kid-friendly (26)scenic view (8)great for outdoor dining (6)Show More
  • Loved it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Very tasty, fresh products,good quality service, fun, young trendy basically a place to go out and enjoy a great meal in a perfect atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great atmosphere
    OliaVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    out squash soup with pumpkin seeds was excellent so does beet salad with homemade yogurt. Fun atmosphere, the service is a little slow
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ABC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Loud environment but delicious mushroom toast, cauliflower soup and veal meatballs, all exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The food was superb. The best meal we had in New York. This includes Blue Hill and Modern
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Salad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    I felt for the price..my entree of crispy shrimp should have been amazing..it was basically breaded shrimp not crispy with romaine lettuce and not enough salad dressing for $24 I was excited for an amazing meal and didn't get that unfortunately ..bummer
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We had a group of 6 and everyone loved everything we ordered! The bacon jam on the pork is TO DIE FOR.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Two days later and still full!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    First time to ABC a Kitchen and We will definitely be back. On the recommendation of a friend we started with the seasonal squash toast and it was the highlight of the meal. We shared lots of other small plates and the brussel sprout pizza. They all ranged from good to great. The only complaint was that the coursing was off and time between each was very slow. That said, the server was well aware of this and was very apologetic and comped us a devious salted caramel sundae dessert. Can't wait for our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NSQUARED
    NSQUARED
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Finally got to ABC after 3 trips to NYC. The wait was worth it. Our group of 4 enjoyed Sunday brunch and look forward to returning to try other items on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice atmosphere
    jojo
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I like the overall atmosphere and decoration. I didn't like the food as much. The sundae ice cream was really good though.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pretty good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Food is solid but nothing that me go wow. Rather pricey. Not worth a second visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Galfromthesouth
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    This restaurant has been recommended to us by many people and so glad we finally made it there. The decor was as interesting as the store itself. Loved the ceiling with all the different chandeliers. Our waiter was just precious and took great care of us. Eye-catching table of young models next to us and they were actually eating. The food was outstanding and locally sourced. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mixed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Loved some dishes and others were not to my taste - too much something. I don't prefer noisy restaurants as one of my key reasons to dine out is to connect with the person i am dining with. So I would go back - maybe try lunch time when the bar scene should be in check - for dinner the noise level didn't work.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lively atmosphere
    Joph
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    This is a classy place, everything is well done and it was the best meal my husband ate in the whole trip!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    It did take time to get a reservation But it was well worth it. The ambiance was fabulous and the service was too. Food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jannie
    Jannie
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Had an early dinner before Village Vanguard. We were seated promptly & the food was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great lunch
    Orebroarna
    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
    jdfoodsVIP
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place!
    mabl
    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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
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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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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?
    • Food
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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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.