KTCHN (KITCHEN)
KTCHN (KITCHEN)

KTCHN (KITCHEN)

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ktchnnyc.com/
  • Phone: 2128682999x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm (late night menu from 11pm to 1am)


    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm

    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 11:30am, Saturday - Sunday: 7:00am - 10:30am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Dale Schnell
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wine
  • Catering: Let us cater your next event. For more information, please contact our Director of Catering and Events, Tonya Sanchez, via phone or email (tonyas@theoutnyc.com).
  • Special Events: Looking to host a special event? We have several options with spaces varying in size, both indoor and outdoor. For more information, please contact our Director of Catering and Events, Tonya Sanchez, via phone or email (tonyas@theoutnyc.com).

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 10th Avenue
  • Public Transit: SUBWAY: A,C,E corner of 42nd & 8th Avenue ; 1,9,Q,N,R & Shuttle, corner of 42nd & 7th Avenue
    BUS: M-11, 42nd street stop
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Lot on 43rd street between 10th & 11th avenues.
A word from KTCHN (KITCHEN)
Great crowds. Great food. Great service. Come for brunch, lunch, dinner and late-night dining at KTCHN, where our Executive Chef serves modern American cuisine, fixed in tradition and inspired by the seasons. Brought to you by the founders of the famed Eatery in Hell's Kitchen, we have the perfect setting for the perfect occasion. Get social with our large communal table and our spacious luxurious banquettes.
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KTCHN (KITCHEN) reviews from OpenTable diners
237 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.7
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
78% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (97)great for brunch (71)fit for foodies (71)good for groups (60)hot spot (45)vibrant bar scene (44)great for lunch (38)special occasion (36)late-night find (29)romantic (29)scenic view (6)kid-friendly (5)notable wine list (5)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • So-so at best
    chrismm1978VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Arrived for 10p reservation to wait 15 minutes before any server acknowledgement even though there were only about 8 tables full. Once we did finally get service, it was friendly, but from the long wait I have to rate service as 'fair'. Food was not impressive, I can make better food in my own kitchen. The restaurant is modern and hip inside, too bad the food isn't as equally impressive.
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  • Excellent food!
    floridadiamondgirlVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We dined here prior to Broadway show and couldn't have been happier with the quality and service. A quick walk to theaters. Loved the cocktails !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • cag0716
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    limited menu but tasty. waiter was quite nice about letting me sample a wine before i committed to it.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • vivaitalianycVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    The poor server, he tried the impossible mission. WHERE IS MANAGEMENT, NONSTOP BREAK??
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • NotgoingbackVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We must have hit them on an off day as the service was horrible and completely mistimed and the food was barely average.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cool and Casual
    GeoffL
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Ktchn is a great place to sit at the bar with a great cocktail and meet people, grab a table in the front to enjoy great casual dining and wattch the crowds wander by, or sit in the more elegant dining room. The staff are always super-friendly and welcoming, the food is fresh and interesting with a few American classics thrown in for good measure, and the cocktails are reliably excellent. The music matches the time of day and is never so loud you cant enjoy good conversation. We're local and this is the perfect place for us but we also highly recommend you make the trek to enjoy a great night at Ktchn.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • runforfood
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Lovely looking place, nice reception. But the rest of the service was lackluster and slow …. 13 minutes to get a cocktail? And when I mentioned to the server that we had an 8P curtain, he sort of shrugged it off. I told him I like to chew my food before I swallow it!!! The portions were also "small but cute". I run marathons; I need to eat!!!
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  • Fantastic! Great location!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This was a hit in every way! Location to The Pearl Theatre makes it convenient for pre-theatre dinner. The staff was friendly and accommodating and a very comfortable atmosphere. The food was innovative and tasty -- with three very different palates, there was something for all of us. We were each thrilled with what we ordered. And we came back for dessert and coffee after the play.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot off the beaten path!!
    RubyVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We love this restaurant and this was my 3rd or 4th time here. As we were headed to the theater near the restaurant, we had an early dinner at 545pm. Both ordered the dinner consisting of a wonderful grilled romaine caesar salad, and for my main course I had the salmon with lentils which was exceptional and my sister loved the meatloaf. The dessert was wonderful too- hot caramel brownies in a bake dish with strawberries and ice-cream. Great wines by the glass and many beers on tap. You must go even if you are not going to the theater!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • quietly delicious
    AC33VIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Had a midweek business lunch here and despite the short lunch menu, it was a perfect place to do business and enjoy a well-served meal. Our waiter could not have been more solicitous, the food came promptly, and while there weren't a lot of choices, everyone did find something they liked. I will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My favourite place in the hood
    ArtlyVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Great impoundment since my last visit for brunch! Service warm, friendly and discreet. We all had three different entrees, which arrived together, warm and tasty, the food fish and Turkey, well cooked, dides fitting perfectly. Happy to have this place nex doors,
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great good...if you receive it!
    MicBeth3
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Went 10/9 for a late lunch with my BFF, 2:30 PM-ish. We wondered if this place could be a front?? Odd people in and out, very hush, hush and TERRIBLE service!! The worst I've ever experienced...the waiter was barely audible. Fortunately, our food was very good...but the wait and service was soo terrible. We'd never go back. The woman behind us agreed...everyone was kind of looking around.. Too bad...this restaurant has a lot of potential.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Love coming to KTCHN! The drag show on Sunday is the best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Brunch in NYC
    AlanKVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    As always....amazing! The food, customer service, and of course the show :). Thank you Miranda for being personable and if you have the chance to work with Diego Quintero....highly recommended! You all do so well!! Thanks again, Alan
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • New Menu--Very Bad Idea
    manger123VIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I have eaten here quite often--my biggest complaint had been the service--staff were always too busy socializing with each other to pay attentio0n to customers. Between my last visit two weeks ago and my most recent, the menu has been completely overhauled. It is now basically the hotel room service menu--burgers, steak, salmon, tacos, pasta dish. In the past, the food choices were greater and more varied--and the food was much better--the chicken, the risotto, and the pork chop were especially good. We both had the fish 'n chips--both our servings were soggy--the fish breading and the fries. I'm moving KTCHN off my list of usual NY restaurants--despite how inexpensive it is to eat there.
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  • Price vs quality
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I didn't think the food was worth the price. Had I not had the groupon I would have been disappointed to have paid the menu price that for an entree. For what they were chargng for an entree the quality of the meal should have been better.
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  • Great experience....
    spicyVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Nice spot....have been passing it since it open....had a restaurant.com certificate that was gifted to me at christmas....certainly worth using. Will definitely go to this spot again...Food and service was very good....
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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  • WOW!
    FeedmeVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    A really good restaurant. The food was amazing. Service was a little slow, but overall it was very good. I will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never dissapointed
    ArtlyVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Although sometimes a bit pretentious, the ambiance is always friendly, should I say gay friendly and cheerful. Nice and gentle service. The brunch formula with a Mimosa open drink is just what it takes to light up a Sunday after a night out. Food was correct, well presented and tasty. Can't help it,I always go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Definitely want to go again!!
    Gwwwwee
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Absolutely delicious food. Great service. Love that everyone is gay there. There was a wedding Sunday after-brunch going on as well, but somehow the entire restaurant felt very quiet. It's beautiful in there too. We went to KTCHN for brunch, but their all-you-can drink + dish option would make this a fabulous place for a meal later in the day too! We'll definitely have to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst food and service in NY!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Took my family here on a Travelzoo voucher. Horrible mistake! Ambiance was nice. Food was awful and the waitress only came to the table twice in two hours!
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  • Banging booths
    NewYorkNancy
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Excellent food but slow service which made it stressful for pre-theater dining. Booths share backs so every time the diner at the table behind me slammed his back against the booth I got a jolt that propelled me forward into my table. Very annoying!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    Ouzo
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Arrived late for our reservation expecting a huge pre-theatre matinee crowd…only 2 other tables were occupied. Modern, clean, attractive surroundings and convenience were the only good parts: indifferent service, withered lettuce on a luncheon salad, tasteless dressing. They were even moving a large piece of furniture, struggling to get it past our table. Wouldn't be surprised if they were out of business the next time we are in the area!
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  • ReneeMBVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    I have been and taken many friends here. The food is always great and we always have fun. I would say the only negative are the rips in the seats by the window.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eat here when attending The Pearl
    EastVillageFoodie
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    This is a great neighborhood restaurant. Their prix fixe is an excellent value and a perfect spot for dining before attending a performance at The Pearl Theatre across the street. They have a new chef who is turning out glorious food. The noise level is low and the dining room is serene.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Went there for brunch pre-theater. Hash was good. Over easy eggs were served over-hard. Pancakes were dime thin and had doughy, paste like consistency. Sorry, restaurant is needed in that neighborhood, but this falls short.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Signature Theater location
    micmacVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Service can be slow if they are busy. Otherwise, good location for pre-theater dinner.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    HarryVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Our dinner was very disappointing. I had a meatloaf that could only be described as 'bone dry'. It was served in the form of a giant meatball, with a little canned (???) beef sauce on top. My friend had the trout, which she said was ok. It's too bad, because we are locals. It was my friend's first time; my 3rd time. Something has gone wrong in the kitchen. We will not return.
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  • No longer a steal, but still a star
    SandyVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I don't recall the entree prices being so high, which put a damper on our pre-theatre ordering. We had to make do -- sigh - with the addictive tempura string beans and lobster risotto cubes. High-end snacks, utterly delicious. And the servers are always charming, even if one is not a big spender.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great menu and excellent service
    Jane
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    My party of 3 enjoyed a delightful dinner at KTCHN this week. My two friends noted great improvements in food and service since their previous visit last year. This is my second very happy recent experience at this restaurant which I heartily recommend for its food, service and convenience in midtown.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    Dinner
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Booked this for my 40th Birthday whilst visiting from the UK. Great atmosphere, decent menu. Waited quite a while for drinks and the waiter only took our starter orders and took the menus away it took us a while to get his attention after we had eaten them to order mains. There was also no chardonnay due to them changing suppliers all being said the waiter was very pleasant and the food was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    11191977
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Restaurant is clean. Food is nothing special & overpriced. Crostini was delicious, lobster risotto app good. Pineapple soup was bland. Pasta w/shrimp entrée was dry & bland. Pork loin was just ok. Chocolate lava cake was delicious. It is VERY loud with annoying techno music cycling over & over. If not for the fact that we had purchased a voucher we would have left. Servers, other than the gracious bus person, seem overwhelmed, inexperienced, & inattentive. Starters & apps served, but not the of wine. Server appears with another "wine list " written on the back of a napkin because the "wine list had changed." Cappuccino got cold waiting for cake. Another sever brought wrong desert. Undeserved 20% tip added to bill. Weird unisex bathroom.
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  • Drag Brunch
    HardBeingRhea
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    2nd time at this restaurant. Service was great. The entertainers were grest. They sang Happy Birthday to me!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Amiable and attentive maitre de, but mediocre service on a busy pre-theatre Saturday night.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Servvice Still Needs Work
    manger123VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    You can't beat the pre-theatre special for price and amount of food, and the food itself is good. Service is always spotty. Staff spend more time socializing with themselves than attending to customers. I would never go here if I were in a hurry, and it has never been crowded the half dozen + times I have been here, but just the odd bit of attention to customers wouldn't be too much to ask for from the wait staff.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jsalVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Went here for dinner. The crostini/bruschetta appetizer (avocado shrimp salad, brie cheese, olive tapenade) was delicious. I also had the walnut and apple salad (good), the steak entree (tasty but a bit tough), and the chocolate cake (very good). The watermelon salad and the salmon entree were good. Service was very friendly and attentive. We had no problems using a voucher. The place is nice.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HepcatVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Ktchn is a great little restaurant that appears to be very popular. We had been here several times before and enjoyed it each time. It is located out of the way on w 42nd st between 10th and 11th aves. We first came here with our grandson when he was 8 years old and he loved it. It is not really a kid's place, but they entertained him. We went in the evening, a first for us. We each had a salad and a main course and split a dessert. The restaurant was half full when we arrived at 6:00 pm but had people waiting when we left at 7:15 pm. The food was great, as usual. The chef takes a simple dish and does wonderful things to it. The food is enjoyed by all. The restaurant is bright and cheery as are the waiters. It is a fun place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The kitchen at KTCHN is fine
    laura8VIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We go to KITCHn because of its location--it's close to Signature Theater. But we would'ntl keep goin back if the food wasn't good; it is. We have a few issues on services, but we are getting at that.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good for pre-show
    FeasterVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Calmer and much better food than most places around Times Square. The special soup was wonderful and the atmosphere quite buzzy. Nice.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dont go there
    Clopz
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Didn want to honor our reservation, so pretencious, fancy food terrible flavour, (how can someone not cook pasta right), found a hair in my meal, so expensive for what you get, pressured us to leave the restaurant at 10:30 pm, even turned on the lights on us. Will never go back or recomend.
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