ABC Kitchen
ABC Kitchen

ABC Kitchen

  • 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 - 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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ABC Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
557 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelEnergetic
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (398)great for lunch (270)hot spot (268)special occasion (218)good for groups (205)great for brunch (181)neighborhood gem (171)romantic (133)vibrant bar scene (58)notable wine list (52)late-night find (29)kid-friendly (24)scenic view (10)great for outdoor dining (9)Show More
  • Jean George does things right.
    TedMex
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    I must say that I has a perfect dinner from apettizers, through cocktails, all the way to dessert. No mediocre dish, all were very nice. Staff is quick and friendly...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Suprising by the food and the ambiance
    Frenchycooker
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    We spend a very good time in this place. The ambiance and service are excellent. Entrees are amazing with the raviolo fulled of ricotta and egg. We are sure to go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You must try the crab toast
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    The most wonderful starter was the crab toast, all our meals were fresh and tasty but the crab toast was on its own pedestal of excellence
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Skeptical and Surprised
    CeciVIP
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    I was very skeptical of any place that was so well reviewed, but in fact, this is one of the few NY restaurants that live up the hype. The ambience was not pretentious, the food was of a uniform high quality, and the service was generally very good.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Review - ABC Kitchen
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    The food was delicious (as always) and the service was great. One of the best restaurants in NY.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Popular lunch place
    VVN1
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Jam packed at 1:30pm and people still queuing when we left at 2:30pm. Lovely decor. Imaginative brunch list with classics reinterpreted and good execution. Keep original flavor of the ingredients, flavours kept clean. Not much selection for lactose intolerant eaters like me though. Good drinks selection.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good brunch spot. Vibrant atmosphere.
    JayMere
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Went for brunch. big lineup/wait for seats but we had reservations and were sat right away after I was able to push through the door crowd. Food was terrific, cocktails were good, very vibrant atmosphere. Would recommend a reservation to make things easier.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • They know how to spell
    hsvtk
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Went early to make the theater and we were sorry we couldn't stay longer! Interesting cocktails, great service and different food all of which were served in an intimate setting despite the size of the room, would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lively lunch spot in a lovely homeware store
    JMK13
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We were rather late for our booking, but were accommodated with a table which we were grateful for. We ordered a mix of plates to share which were tasty and enjoyed the buzzy atmosphere. The interior is quirky given the restaurant is in the basemet of a pretty homeware store which adds to the quirkiness!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favorites
    Kmittch
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    A must everytime we visit New York. Try the cheeseburger- it's do for for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    The food here is tremendous. Fresh organic prepared in simple yet creative ways
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing special
    satufromfinland
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    This place does not live up to its reputation. The food was ok, but nothing special or extraordinary. I had tuna for starters and salad as the main course and my partner took a soup and chicken. The food was almost boring, so I do not understand why this place is so popular. The best thing was the service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everything I had hoped for
    visitor2seattleVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Lovely from beginning to end. Beautiful setting, great service and delicious food and drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful and delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    One of the most beautiful restaurants I've ever been in. The food was spectacular. Salmon was perfect and the pretzel dusted calamari was YUM! Top notch service and very romantic yet lively atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disppointed
    GGDinerVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    So hard to get a reservation; finally got one a month in advance, but was disappointed in the food. My husband ordered cod as a main dish and actually sent it back because it was "tasteless." However, the chicken replacement was delicious. The prices were less expensive than we anticipated. Wait staff was efficient and friendly. Desserts were outstanding!!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tough reservation; worthy
    mojoetooVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Lively loud energetic youthful scene with characteristically bright JG flavors.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I get the hype...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    ABC Kitchen has got it going on! What a beautiful restaurant! The food was very fresh and the service was fantastic. We did not feel rushed, but our waiter and the bus staff were very attentive. The goat cheese and spinach pizza was excellent. The dill herbs really rocked it. Would love to go for dinner one night if I could only get a reservation!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Beautiful restaurant with great food and great ambience.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is delicious
    SophiaVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    The food was absolutely delicious; my husband had the lobster and I had the pasta with kale.....It was devine. The service and the staff was very good. The restaurant is also nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • overall great experience
    Delis
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Lunch date. There are these beautiful chandeliers, light wood, white chairs, wooden beams in the ceilings. Open kitchen concept a plus. The china used was antique. The kabocha squash toast was delicious. Nice amount of sweetness and acid very balanced. Crab toast was good as well. Squash soup had a touch of spice which was nice. Roast carrot salad had a unique spice, which made it different but in a good memorable way. Salmon and crispy shrimp salads tasty. The ricotta ravioli filled with egg yolk was so good. The service was point on as well. Very friendly, attentive and great descriptions of food. Dessert, salted caramel ice cream sundae highly recommend and the carrot cake which was moist and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SrNY
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    The menu is quite exhaustive but not too long. Service was really good but just a bit long. The decor is beautiful and create an intimate atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food, staffs
    Pomme
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    The taste is very delicious. Clean and light. Atmosphere is very warm and relaxed. Staffs are very welcome and very attentive. The choice that they recommend is very good. I love the restaurant. Definitely recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    FamilyAffair
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Our family of 2 adults and 2 children started our evening at 5.30 which we thought would be too early. Quite the opposite actually. We had 3 courses and we were not rushed and never felt the need to hurry to leave. The food was absolutely divine. The olives and toasts were amazing, the lobster delicious and the popcorn and ice cream to die for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    We had lunch for six at ABC Kitchen and once again were very impressed. The quality and creativity of the food is extremely high from appetizers through to desert. Our server was among the best we have ever had and made a great dining experience, exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place
    maa1234
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    The food was great, it was not a long wait since the order, and the service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good food
    Tovestockholmsfoodie
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    The appertate maybe was to expensive. The main course was perfect! Recommend abc kitchen!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never better
    Memzo
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    ABC Kitchen is amazing. Year after year they serve consistently superb food, visually and gastronomically. Service is attentive without being over-bearing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • cj423VIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Though very nice, I did not find it to be worth the hype. Perhaps the dinner menu is better. Worth trying though
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Super!
    Tova
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Took a friend here for lunch to celebrate her birthday - she loved it, as did I. Food choices were excellent as was the food; service was patient as we lingered.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, efficient service
    BetzRVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Had a late lunch at ABC kitchen. Food was very good, had one prix fixe, one ala carte lunch. Overall excellent, but midway in lunch, one server got off, and another took over. While they seemed to know our orders and needs, there was still a bit lack of knowledge on the changeover. Otherwise, a wonderful menu. Would not hesitate to return, or recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved it
    Trendy
    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
    Pluma
    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
    Maxflavor
    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!
    Mere
    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!
    Luv2dine
    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.
  • Lovely decor, good food
    chrissie
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We enjoyed our brunch at ABC Kitchen. I had booked for a celebration of my daughter's 20th birthday. The decor of the restaurant was indeed wonderful as the web photos had indicated. Unfortunately, the food did not overall match the hype. My husband and I both had salads. There were full of healthy, fresh ingredients, but overall pretty tasteless. My daughter had the French toast and she said it was excellent. We probably need to try a meal at another time of day to get a better sense of what the restaurant is capable of.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    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
  • Wonderful food - horrendous service
    sonhomeu01VIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    This is my favorite NYC brunch spot, and we took friends visiting from Austin last Sunday. They ordered the most heavenly vanilla pear French toast. Divine! I had the mushroom breakfast pizza, which is a mushroom lovers dream. My fiancée had the eggs benedict, per his usual. Our server pretty much forgot we existed and we waited forever for everything. I got my drink after my meal was over. Everyone's food came and they had almost finished when my pizza arrived. The couple that arrived after us had eaten and left before our food even came. It was a hot mess to say the least. That being said, the food is WONDERFUL. To make up for the bad service we got delicious chocolate cake on the house, but we were too full to finish it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate