ABC Cocina

4.6
2405 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates
ABC Cocina with Jean-Georges, Phil Suarez and ABC Carpet & Home
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The Infatuation
8.4

ABC Cocina is the Flatiron-located, Latin-inspired sequel to ABC Kitchen, and it’s better than the original.

Ratings 8.0-8.5:The best way to think about restaurants in the low to mid 8′s is that these are the places you would absolutely go back to, anytime. These restaurants are ones that you want to bring a friend to, just so they can also experience the duck carnitas, or burger, or whatever dish the place is known for.
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BS
San Diego
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Combine Jean George inspired taps with ABC decor and you’ll have a fantastic experience

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J
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, delightful service. A bit noisy however. Super location and great vibe.

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OT
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, wonderful experience!

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JR
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The menu is creative with some standards ... quality and presentation is very good. Service is excellent. At lunch I had a tequila on the rocks with a splash of orange juice ... perfect !

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VE
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food is always a hit but the service this time was a total miss. It was a busy Sunday brunch and our drink order wasn't taken for at least 20 minutes. Then at the end we placed an order for dessert and approximately 20 mins later when the check was dropped off did we realize the waitress had left and didn't put our order in. Disappointed by the service.

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JB
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

I love ABC Cocina and usually frequent during lunch hours. There was a great vibe this last Saturday, it was busy, good music and ambiance. The food is always on point but unfortunately the service wasn't so, we waited for almost 20 mins for a menu, then longer to order and then it was frustrating when wanting to order more drinks throughout the meal. It was a shame because otherwise all was great.

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o
Edinburgh
12 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

This was my second dinner at ABC Cocina and it was disappointing. I booked a week in advance and the front of house sat us at a high table, I thought this was for a drink until our table was ready but we ate dinner there. Most of our food was cold when it arrived. I found the staff rude and unpleasant. I will not return.

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OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is served Tapas style, so bring a friend and share. We started with cocktails, the pear daiquiri was delightful with just a hint of spice. For dinner we shared 4 small plates, Empanadas, honeynut squash, cheese fondue and BBQ pork tacos. All were delicious, but the empanadas were my favorite. The service was good especially for a very busy Saturday night. We finished the night with the Vanilla fritters with Mexican chocolate, again fantastic. With a reservation we waited about 3-5 minutes. The wait without was over an hour. We will definitely be going back

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MC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

The food did not wow me, i did not love one dish i tried and i bad 6 dishes and desserts, i love ABCKitchen and thought this would be almost the same with a Latin twist, Instead, the food was bland, boring and not tasteful, even the tres leches was a disappointment and that’s a dessert you really don’t have to try to recreate. Bottom line, we enjoyed the experience of going but the plates were way to overpriced, nothing seemed Latin about the dishes, they were flavorless & unfortunately the waiter tended to take a little long to come back to us.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday Brunch

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M
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful, interesting and delicious-tasting Mexican-inspired food . Great atmosphere and fun service. Portion-size vs cost (and therefore value) would be my only question.

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DP
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Do not get the butternut squash. So oily it was inedible. The tacos are filling and pretty good, but very overpriced. The interior design is stunning, and it was a nice atmosphere. But the food was unimpressive

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was amazing! Would go back again!

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Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Service was a little slow. Went there for lunch and had to rush to get out after being there for an hour and twenty. There was only 2 of us dinning.

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NG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

I took my chance based upon the previous positive reviews. Since I enjoyed the experience I wanted to extend it to other for this Sunday but alas due to a party I am on the wait list! However that will not deter me from trying to go again (but I guess I need to make reservations way in advance). I was the first in my party to arrive and after walking around the city all day and a terrible experience with Sprint I longed for a drink and a seat. The host graciously took my coat and allowed me to sit (fortunately one of my guests arrived timely so we ordered a welcomed drink. Two others in my party of 4 had been there before and therefore took charge of the order. The guacamole was delicious, a bit crunchy, enough for four but we quickly ordered another. And so it went the entire evening from reordering the inviting and delectable shrimp in garlic to the mouth watering ribs to the tasty fish tacos. The others enjoyed their flavorful Marguaritas and I the just right Manhattan ( with a second behind it)!. The service was accommodating with smiles and prompt delivery of food (perhaps as we were all hungry!) The atmosphere is bright, energizing with various options in tables.
A must to experience leaving us all with fond memories of feeling satiated with warm conversations with friends and associates.

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c
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Food is excellent and original. Sat at the bar and the service was great. We ordered Jamon Iberico and the first plate was really "fatty" so we asked to send it back. They took it back no questions asked, were very accommodating like a quality restaurant should be and replaced the order with a perfect plate of the Spanish delicacy. Everything we superb! I go here often and I think it keeps getting better...Hmmm, perhaps that's why I keep going back. Other restaurants should take a lesson.

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Had to wait 35 minutes past my reservation time.

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B
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

ABC Cocina has been a must visit for us whenever we go to NY, for years now. The kitchen remains outstanding, the space still enchanting, and our server was a delight. On this visit however, hospitality was lacking: curiously, even though we had a 6:00 pm reservation for 3 on a Friday, and the restaurant was nearly vacant on our arrival, we were seated at a two-top next to the door leading to the store. I expressed some surprise/dismay to the hostess and requested that we be reseated at a larger table. She consulted with her manager, and with something less than enthusiasm, she showed us to a table in the window by outside door. This was both a blessing and a curse; slightly removed from the main dining area, our table was relatively quiet, and we had the pleasure of Nathan's service. On the downside, my sense is that the hostess felt inconvenienced by my request; which was off-putting. The first impression is the most important; and the first impression on our visit - the all-important welcome - was subpar. That said, the food and beverage was stellar, and the manager was gracious when I spoke with him on our departure. We look forward to our next visit.

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m
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Lovely, lovely place. The cocktails are very good and the food is fantastic particularly the short rib 🌮 s and the octopus

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CB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a birthday celebration..Service and good was great but we got a small bad table by the window...Too small for 3 people...
We had a great time nonetheless...It is a beautiful spot...

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The server and hosts were amazing

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Waiter was great. Food was alright but nothing special. Women’s restroom was filthy.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite spots in the city. The food is dependably amazing and the service is always on point.

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JG
Jacksonville
17 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hip and tasty food. Nice people watching. Would definitely come back.

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H
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Very noisy the egg Rancho was over cooked and we ordered a different sandwich the waitress never checked!

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JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and great service!

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LS
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had eaten at the original ABC last year and had heard about the Mexican Restaurant. I live in NYC but was having at staycation for one night at the Nomad Hotel. I purposefully wanted to have dinner at ABC Cocina. The service and food and ambience were excellent. I never had had a basil margarita but at my waiter’s suggestion I tried it and it was delicious. Also had the beet salad and fish tacos, also delicious. Best of all, I did not feel uncomfortable as a single diner.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food... Great service... Fritters are a must

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H
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch experience with bursting flavors!! You could never go wrong with ABC Cocina. It’s definitely on the pricey side for a lunch experience.

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EP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Service was poor. The food wasn’t up to par like it used to be. In fact one dish was so bad we didn’t eat it. Told the waiter yet was still in the bill at end of the night.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

Food; the entree was oké, the main course was not so good except the steak; super!! The dessert was average... to cold to sweet to common.. ! For a Christmas diner iT was not enough. The manager is great and one of the kindest!!! The environment is beautiful!! Please make something of this great place!! The food from Buddakan and the environment from your plave is the a big 10!!

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HG
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Service wasn't great, but all other aspects of the restaurant were wonderful!

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KL
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Over Priced for quaiity and quantity of food. Also noisy.

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A
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service all around, delicious food and drinks.

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c
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family dinner to celebrate Christmas Eve

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N
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Beautiful setting with interesting dishes. While the prices are a bit high, I'd recommend this spot for special events and a group of people to be able to share and taste many dishes.

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b
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Hello and Thank you. This was my second time coming into the restaurant. First was awesome. Second time not so much. Our server Kelsey was not attentive at all. We wanted to celebrate together for Christmas and was ready to Drink. Kelsey only checked on us once and that was to tell us the Kitchen was closing for dinner setup. Our Calamari also came out much later which leads me to believe that he forgot to put it in on time. I probably will not be back anytime soon. Kind of a Bummer!

Thx Again!

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w
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was incredible.

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A
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was exceptional, as was the food. Love the place

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IM
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Every morsel we tasted Wednesday night was incredibly interesting and delicious. The flavors and combinations of tastes and textures were outstanding. We LOVED everything! Another excellent meal at ABC Cocina!

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