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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 - 3pm
  • 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, 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
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "My second visit Consistent food Didn't care for the kale salad but the beets in yoghurt are awesome"
    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."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "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"
    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!"
    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."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Could not recommend ABC more, I absolutely LOVE this resto!"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "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..."
    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."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Food has an amazing quality that gives an unbelievable freshness."
    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"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Quite possibly the best meal I ever had. The ricotta and strawberry purée was off the charts delicious, as was everything else. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "We had an awesome lunch, such tasty food everything was delicious."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "ABC kitchen is probably my fav restaurant in the city, no exaggeration. Delicious, healthy, fun, GORGEOUS ambiance. The look is modern industrial but still warm, and the lighting is enchanting. Such details are somehow echoed in the food: Dishes are farm-to-table trendy -- kale, pretzels, mint drizzles, portions are *slightly* on the smaller size (larger than tapas) -- but they go down like (not heavy!) comfort food. This time I went for lunch with my husband and my baby in stroller, and I was amazed how smooth everything went. Btw ABC Cocina is terrific as well, though would recommend for a fun dinner, def. sans stroller.."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Downstairs in ABC Carpet. Delicious pizzas, kale salad, juices."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "This is our 2nd time dining here and again had a wonderful casual dining experience in an eclectic setting. We prefer ABC Cucina as the food there doesn't seem to try so hard but would never skip an opportunity to eat here."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "this used to be my favorite, but now... food is outstanding, as well as you can do in the city and the wine list is terrific - geeky stuff for those that love it, expensive stuff for DBs that don't know any better, and great values throughout. the staff - not at all warm. they go through the motions and smile, but its the most empty, inauthentic hospitality. the place is a machine, they are more excited to tell you how long the wait is or show off their knowledge of the specials than they are to warmly welcome you. its great to work as hard as I do but then be condescended to by hosts, bus boys and waitstaff. place is, at best, cold and pretentious, despite the flannel shirts. Food is still outstanding."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "ABC Kitchen was a wonderful brunch experience -- delicious and inventive food, casual and interesting ambience, and attentive and informed service. It quickly became one of my favorite restaurants in the City."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Brunch was more than memorable- the food was so well prepared, service was wonderful. Only 1 mishap the kitchen ran out of one of the main brunch items Scrambled Eggs with Oysters and Hot Butter Sauce, so one in our party had to order something else, otherwise it would have been a 5 Star Rating. We were seated at 1:00 pm so it seemed a bit early to be running out of items. The server commented it happens a lot. Suggest changing the quantity of oysters cooked to prepare for what seems to be a popular dish. Other than that can't wait to return."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "The other Jean Georges restaurants I've been to have been stuffy. ABC Kitchen is charming, pretty, and very pleasant. The food is superb, and very fresh. The waitstaff is easy going and eager to please. I recommend it highly. We haven't had dinner there yet, so I can't speak to that, but for brunch/lunch it's a wonderful choice."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "What a treat...fabulous food in a beautiful setting. What else can you ask for?!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I have been wanting to go here for months, I finally went last week and it didnt disappoint! The ambiance was great, great service and OUTSTANDING food. The Ricotta with strawberry... I could have licked the plate. Highly recommended and will be back."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We've dined here before with plenty of success but our last experience was below average. Service was rushed and relatively unfriendly while the food lacked its usual zeal. Perhaps, because we had a 530pm date night, the service quality dips earlier in the evening and the goal of management is to turn tables to higher yielding patrons."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We loved it freshness way of cooking decoration staff very heplful and delicius cocktails"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Great service, interior reminds you of a French provincial farm house, food was delicious. A must try is their Bloody Mary!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "I've been to ABC Kitchen twice now when I visited New York (from Virginia) and I don't think I'll be able to go back to NYC without making another trip. The food was outstanding. It is 'fine dining' in a very understated way (as far as the decor is concerned. We sampled many of the appetizers and then shared a pizza…All were delicious."
    Dined on 7/23/2014