AG Kitchen
AG Kitchen

AG Kitchen

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.agkitchen.com/
  • Phone: 2128739400
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Coming soon Dinner: Sunday - Thursd!ay: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am; Brunch: Coming soon!
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Burgers, Latin / Spanish
  • Executive Chef: Alex Garcia
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: A.G. Kitchen is part of The Restaurant Group which caters on and off premise events for parties of 20 to 500. We offer the American and Latin cuisine of A.G. Kitchen as well as casual Italian, French, or any cuisine you desire. Our versatile chefs will prepare an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our lounge area can be book for private events of up to 30.
  • Private Party Contact: Patrick Faup 2128739400

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 72nd-73rd Street
  • Public Transit: 1, 2, 3, B, C to 72 Street
  • Parking: No
A word from AG Kitchen
"Hi there, it's chef Alex Garcia. In my kitchen there are no borders just fun delicious food made from the best ingredients I can get my oven mits on! As a native Cuban I grew-up appreciating the simple joys of food and conviviality centered around the family table, so here at AG Kitchen you'll find the food I enjoy cooking and eating with my friends and family. It's my take on American and Latin classic comfort food. There's my signature ceviches, and other starters and salads, a collection of burgers done my way, a delicious take on Roasted Chicken served Brazilian style, plus a paella style dish for 1 or more and mix and match surf and turf. It's always a dinner party at A.G. Kitchen.
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AG Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
47 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating3.5
  • Food3.8
    Service3.3
  • Ambiance3.2
    Noise LevelModerate
72% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (21)kid-friendly (13)great for brunch (10)great for lunch (9)good for groups (9)fit for foodies (6)vibrant bar scene (4)great for outdoor dining (3)late-night find (3)hot spot (2)Show More
  • Brunch Food - Both Good & Bad
    NYCbruncherVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I live in the neighborhood and had walked by AG Kitchen many times and finally decided to give it a try for a Friday lunch with my mom. I started with the A.G. Fiery Bloody, which was quite good and had just the right amount of spiciness. I ordered the Belly Bomb - so delicious that I didn't want to share half with my mom. Unfortunately, my mom ordered the Divorced Eggs, which were pretty horrible. I overheard a lady say the Guacamole was the best she had ever had, so I was disappointed that we did not try it, but I guess there's always next time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • don't take a salad!
    Oreloliv
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    the positive note is that their burgers are good, tasty and the sizes are generous. the very negative one is that when you take a salad, you will pay $13 for green salad and almost nothing else. it is really disapointing, especially if you are hungry! and it takes about 15 minutes to get this very poor salad....
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyed it with old friends!
    shushubef
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I made a reservation for 4 women who don't see one another often and warned them we had vegans, picky eaters, etc. I didn't mention that we talked a lot and that we wanted to be able to sit and catch up, though. They gave us a booth in the back where we wouldn't bother anyone and pretty much left us alone - all the while making sure the water glasses were filled and plates were cleared! We enjoyed AG Kitchen very much and would recommend it not just for the flavorful food, but for getting out of the way and letting people enjoy one another!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best burger in NYC?
    lonneating
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We were recommended this place because "they probably serve the best burgers in NYC". And we didn´t get disappointed! Classical burgers of top quality served with crispy french fries.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • not great, no reason to return
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    A very mediocre Sunday brunch. I should of been a little suspicious when most restaurants had waits and this one was half empty. Very small portions, and a very indifferent waiter makes for a restaurant that you wont go back to. In addition the menu was very weak with only a couple of choices.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The perfect burger
    Swede5
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Reasonably fast and friendly service. Sport television. High noise level. Best burgers so far, very juicy and tasty. Good local beer.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lots of Potential, but...
    michie
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    On a very hot summer day, the front doors remained opened defeating the purpose of the air conditioners. It was uncomfortably warm in the restaurant. Seated near kitchen which was most distracting. Waiter never asked if we wanted a beverage. The guacamole was one of the best I'd ever had, but served with very commercial chips. The rest of the food was very mediocre - how can you mess up French fries? Will not be going back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it!
    Toivo
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We had heard AG Kitchen is good but it was better than good! Delicious burgers, fantastic fries and fast service. Would recommend. Thank you guys!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent
    UWSResi
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The food is always great at AG Kitchen even if the service is sometimes spotty. The decor is bright, the neighborhood is charming & they are fairly accommodating with getting you a table quickly.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great addition to the uws
    uwscosmo
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Fun atmosphere and very tasty. Great service and nice menu selections.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dissappointing
    Irene
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    This is my second visit for brunch, the first time was ok. I decided to give it another try thinking that it would be much better. The food again was just okay. Unfortunately, the service was terrible. We received coffee without sugar...had to wait for the waiter to return. Then, we received our food with no utensils. I had to get up twice to ask for utensils because our food was getting cold. Finally 10-15 minutes later they arrived from the hostess. When the waiter finally arrived back at the table, he didn't even acknowledge it. I won't be going back.
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  • sunshineVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    a pleasant spot and wonderful for brunch with lots of good choices and lovely presentations and the prices are pretty fair.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor service this time.
    upperwestside
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Poor order service today. The table on either side served before our order arrived. That table ordered burgers. We ordered burgers. the waitress said they wanted to bring all the food out at the same time. We just ordered burgers. When they came out it was all wrong. Wrong side dishes. Instead of leaving what was right, they took everything back. It came back luke warm. The food was good, as it always is. They kept the water flowing.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service a constant problem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    This restaurant is convenient so we keep giving it a shot, but the service is consistently horrible. I do t get it. Either we are ignored or the order is wrong. They need to up their game.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • guacamole trio
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    What delicious guacamole ... the trio is a bargain and enough for 6 people
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food but poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    been to this place several times and it's always been a good neighborhood go-to. in terms of the food, i would still say the same thing, but the service was pretty poor. VERY slow and inattentive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cute spot, bland food
    beforetheshow
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    We were meeting friends here before a show and chose it because they took reservations. They had lots of seating and cute decor, but most of our food (milkshakes, hanger steak, burger, salmon) was really boring and bland. The milkshakes sounded amazing but seemed to just be some ice cream/milk with a poor quality sauce poured in. The guac and cocktails were fine and the service was decently fast, though not very attentive--we had no knives and with several of us waving and making eye contact with multiple waiters couldn't get any help. Eventually (almost 10 minutes later) someone went and asked for the knives, which should have come out with food like a steak.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AG Kitchen
    debsteve1
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    We had a really good meal here - love the menu choices. The service was terrible though just as all of the review I had read stated. Sloooowwww and when our server did pop over, he always seemed like he was doing us a favor. We started out with two friends and ended the last hour with just the two of us yet the 5 dirty glasses and napkins left by our friends stayed on the table all through our dinner until we left even though it was obviously cluttering us. The server took our paid check and left - never said thank you or came back despite a 20% tip. Not sure if we will be back although a craving for the Cuban could definitely motivate us. The next time we will try sitting at the bar, maybe the bartenders are friendlier?
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very tasty but too loud
    Peggy
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Food was excellent. The Samba chicken was good but the plantains were outstanding. My friend liked her burger and the fries were nice and crisp. Chocolate empanadas were a nice finish to the meal. Lots of other menu options were appealing and I look forward to returning to the restaurant to check out the paella and the ropa vieja. But the noise! We could hardly have a conversation. I'll try to make that return trip at an off hour.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We enjoyed it
    BubbaVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We went here for late brunch. Not too busy and nice enough atmosphere. The menu is pretty eclectic with guacamole, cuban sandwiches and burgers. My son ordered the tummy buster burger which he pronounced "delicious" even without putting on ketchup. I had the mushroom tacos, also pretty good. I can say that the cuban sandwich was huge, but certainly not the best in town. Needs to to hotter. But, overall, we'd go back as a local neighborhood place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jeff
    JeffH
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Great local spot great service. Food was very good
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 26 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.6
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.2
    • Service3.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 183 reviews are from the AG Kitchen reviews archive.
  • Just Fine
    Kathryn
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    The food was okay, and pretty quick to be served but overall I wasn't really impressed. I think it was fine for the price but I'm not sure I would go back with so many other restaurants in the area.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food / Slow service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    The burgers are terrific -- the food is generally very good, but the service may be the slowest in the City. Especially the bar. My husband and I have been many times now and more than once we've been almost done with dinner before we get the drinks we ordered before the food! We've been there on nights where we swear there are only two servers in the whole restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Burgers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The specialty of AF Kitchen are definitely burgers. There are at least a dozen varieties. It seems as though they are very well prepared and quite generous for a very reasonable price. The service was only adequate, but that may have been because I arrived at the transition between the late afternoon lunch service team and the evening dinner team.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really Good Food
    RobertVIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    An interesting menu, with very nice and helpful service. Found it by chance on open table and we we not disappointed. Felt welcomed, great choices on the menu, food was delicious. It would be a great choice for pre-theatre at Lincoln Center. It's a welcome stroll after dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • StarfishLadyVIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Best burgers ever! Outstanding guacamole, too! Yum!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Upscale casual
    UWSider
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    A bit expensive for what it is though not outside the limits of what is offered in the neighborhood. Good for kids in that it is loud. Good for parents since they have a full bar! When busy service is slow.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service, moderate food
    priorserver
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We made a last-minute reservation, showed up a few minutes early and were seated immediately by the hostess, who was so gracious and energetic. Our server was also fantastic. The food was ok--we all had the divorced eggs with crabcakes, and being from Maryland, we have high standards. I would go back again if I am ever in the area, if only for the excellent service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice spot for pre movies
    MiniJB
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    AG Kitchen had a good variety in both the food and drink menu. Our waiter was very informative and honest (let us know what was great but more importantly what to skip-good to know he cared rather than just selling). I was happy that the light was dimmed rather than bright cafeteria style. I have had a hard time finding restaurants near the movie theatre that are not over priced and average, and AG was a good price point for the level of menu options and quality. The garlic Hollywood fries are also knockout. Get them even if you don't order a burger. I would like to try whatever dish looks like nachos and pizza that shows up on the website. Forgot to ask what it was but it looked delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst Cubano
    SouthOrangeDiner
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    I gt the Cubano which looked like the bread was hotdog buns. The bread was limp even though it had been cooked on the flat top. the cheese had melted and disappeared into the bread - not in a good way- and it tasted like nothing with a hammy aftertaste. The roasted pork was one thin slice and it was dry, hard and had no flavor. At all. I eat cubanos all the time and they have great flavor, the pork is well spiced juicy, certainly equal to the ham. This sandwich was beyond lame. My husband got the wild mushroom tacos which were supposed to have huitlacoche. They were crimini and button mushrooms, very disappointing. He liked his tuna burger, but wasn't wowed. Maybe other things on the menu are better but my dinner was a poor.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Will be back!
    Happydiner
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We visited AG Kitchen for the first time on a Saturday night and were very pleased with the restaurant. I scanned the plates that were being delivered to nearby tables before we ordered, and everything looked (and smelled) great. After visiting with our waiter about favorite dishes, I ordered the Manhattan Latin burger, and my husband ordered fish tacos. Both of us were very pleased with our selections. I chose the Manhattan Latin because it had guacamole on it, and our waiter said they were famous for it. I wasn't disappointed! Had a glass of white sangria to go with my meal, which was very good also. We will definitely be back soon to try some of the other dishes.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to done with teenagers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    I took three teenage girls here before a concert at the Beacon. I at really delicious food while they got burgers and milkshakes. The guacamole was amazing -- very fresh. The girls raved about the shakes and burgers. I had the take 2 with grilled lobster and shrimp and chimichurri. All delicious. The girls had dessert. They went crazy for the Banana Mania. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a burger
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Great place for a burger and a drink. Service was a little slow but only occasionally, burgers and drinks were great. Overall a very solid 4 out of 5.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-concert dinner
    only1bc
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    We arrived on time and were seated promptly. Wait staff was very friendly, and accommodated our request for quick kitchen turn-around, due to concert tickets. Food was very good, and served in an attractive manner. Would definitely go back again, when the opportunity presents itself.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Scene
    DCNineVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    They have a fun and tasty brunch lunch menu. It is a local place so there are older people and some strollers. The tables can be a bit close, but overall it was a fun dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good for brunch
    YumYumVIP
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    But NOT for dinner. Do not fail to make reservations for brunch or you'll be waiting a long time. Also ask for the patio -- it's much quieter.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Could be better.
    dineoutlessandless
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    I like AG Kitchen. It's close, kinda hip w/decent food. However, food is just ok. Egg white omelet watery and tepid. Quac was exceptional though. Good service. Food just needs an overall lift! We weren't feeling burned by this place, but just so so.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time visit. Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    First time visit. Great food and service. Will visit again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a nice addition to the neighborhood
    sunshineVIP
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    a nice addition to the neighborhood although the menu is rather small and limiting. a good place to have a real conversation at lunchtime is a treat.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and great service
    Theswedes
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    We had this place recommended from a blog and as we we're staying in the neighbourhood we decided to give it a try. It was great the service was excellent and the food as well. We tried their guacamole trio, which was perfect for 5 people, extra nachos was brought whwn the first lot was finished. The burgers was the best, juicy and oerfectly cooked. Will definately go here again next time we are in the city.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.