About 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.

35 East 18th Street
New York, NY 10003
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, American

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

Cross Street:
Broadway & Park Avenue South

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 475-5829

Website:
http://www.abckitchennyc.com/

Parking Details:
Nearest Parking Facilities: 21st Street b/w Broadway & Park Avenue South and Irving Place b/w 17th & 18th Streets

Public Transit:
L,N,Q,R,W,4,5,6 to Union Square

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking

Private Dining

ABC Kitchen would be honored to host your special event.

ABC Kitchen Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (123)
Special Occasion (110)
Good for a Date (106)
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Creative Cuisine (103)
Local Ingredients (92)
Great for Lunch (80)
Fun (79)
Organic (78)
Good Vegetarian Options (78)
Healthy (77)
Hot Spot (75)
Romantic (69)
Neighborhood Gem (67)
Good for Groups (62)
Good for Birthdays (57)
Seasonal (56)
Good for Anniversaries (55)
Casual (55)
Authentic (53)
Great for Brunch (46)
People Watching (45)
Handcrafted Cocktails (44)
Cozy (43)
Sunday Lunch (34)
Vibrant Bar Scene (29)
Worth the Drive (28)
Bar Seating (26)
Business Meals (25)
Comfort Food (23)
Notable Wine List (23)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Vegan (18)
Gluten Free Options (15)
Happy Hour (15)
Tasting Menu (15)
Quick Bite (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Tapas (11)
Afternoon Tea (10)
Afternoon Coffee (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Late-night Find (8)
Disabled Access (6)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Scenic View (4)
Great Beer (3)
Spicy (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

Delicious, interesting room, great menu, would return

Tags: People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

The food was great,, but whoever was holding the front was extremely rude, she got mad when I declined a walk in table with stools,, I made a reservation a week in advance I want a nice table. And won't talk to us and she sent someone else to seat us at our designated table 20 minutes late,,

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

ABC Kitchen never disappoints! Continues to be my favorite restaurant in NYC. Absolutely love the small plates. So fun to share and to be able to taste so many amazing dishes. The staff is terrific. Very accommodating.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Healthy, Seasonal, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

The food and service was wonderful. You pay a little more but worth every penny.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Healthy, Hot Spot
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 4 days ago

The $34 prix fixe lunch menu is an incrdible deal. On it are staple menu items like the pan seared salmon (amazingly crispy with fresh bibb lettuce) and shaved raw fluke as an appetizer (impossibly fresh with just the right amount of tartness with gooseberries and a flavourful marinade). Highly recommend the popcorn sundae for dessert to share with someone - it's toothachingly sweet but OH so good - as well as the cookie plate. Service was consistently attentive and gracious.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Our meal was incredible! We went two years ago when we were visiting for my birthday, so have made it a tradition in a way. Our busser (wish I️ got his name) was incredible and had the kindest energy. Thank you ABC Kitchen!

Tags: People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Cozy, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Afternoon Tea, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Hope it was a « one off »...
2 hair in 2 dishes. It happens but it should not.
Server handled it pretty good but what an overall disappointment...!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Liked the ambience, decor, and interior. However, the server kept interrupting our conversation rudely and giving us a pressure to leave the table asap. I understand it’s a popular place but it was definitely not a pleasant experience.

Besides, there was a hair from the food that we ordered. As soon as we told them about it, the server said they’ll bring a new food. Okay. But then the new food came out tooooo early. Felt like they reheated somehow? Anyhow, we had to believe so we just had them.

The food, well. They are fine. Just fine. Can’t find any clue that this is a very popular restaurant.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Amazing pancakes!!!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Seasonally perfect and truly creative cocktails, dishes and desserts. ABC Kitchen was the perfect setting for foodies to enjoy time together and soak into a delicious meal. Great service and wonderful lighting.

Tags: Organic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching
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 (London)·Dined 6 days ago

ABC Kitchen is a great restaurant "on paper", but in reality, the food plates are disappointingly sparse considering the high price tags. I don't think it's unreasonable to expect a little more from Eggs Benni when you pay $20 bucks for it. Doesn't even come with a little garnish. Everything else about the place was good, but let down by the food.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

Loved the food and service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Always solid - as in incredible experience from start to finish every time. Colorful flavors, beautiful ambiance. Great place to impress out of towners

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

We went for a mid-afternoon lunch/dinner. The food was incredible. The drink selection was creative and tasty. I had the thyme lemon-aid cocktail and my partner the Manhattan (when in Rome!). We brought our young infant (4-months). They had a nice hair chair; however, the bathrooms lack a changing table. We were directed to use a small footstool for changing, which worked fine. As first time parents we are learning to be creative when we travel

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Very satisfactory overall.
The host, however, was unpolite and did not respond to our requests once we complained for be waiting for 35 min past our reservation time.

We had 13:30 reservation and arrived 13:29!!! We were sat past 14!

When I asked about the “expected delay”, was answered simply: “there are many tables ahead of you. Step aside and wait, please”.

Not worth returning.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Our appetizers and mains were insane. We’re foodies and it was incredible. Desert was a little lacklustre but all in all was the best dining experience I have had in ages. I would go back in a heartbeat.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Had to wait longer than expected, even though we had a reservation. Once seated, everything we experienced made up for the wait. Great service, and actually took into account the fact that we had to wait. A+ experience

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Client outing

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Love ABC! All of it! The dining is like icing on a moist delicious cake!!
Servers are professional, make great eye contact and are lovely!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Tea
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Amazing food and so sweet guys.
I love this food and place.
I want to go again!
Sooooooo nice! Awesome!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Great pretzel crusted calamari and squash goat cheese salad. Angel hair pasta with cheese sauce was so bland, I could not even force myself to eat it.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Have eaten here at least twenty times and this visit did not meet their expectations

Difficulty with our reservation and had to change business dinner to 9:30 pm.

One of our guest ordered fried chicken and it arrived at the table not quite cooked thoroughly. Was sent back and came back to the table with so much hot sauce that our guest was ill all evening.

So disappointed that a manager never acknowledged this unfortunate incident. I will reconsider my high recommendation of this restaurant in the future for dinner. Will stick to business lunches instead.

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·Dined on November 14, 2017

we loved our experience at ABC Kitchen. We ordered the tuna, ravioli, angel hair pasta, potatoes, squash, caramel ice cream, almond cake, And loved every thing, service was also really great!!!! This was a fantastic place to eat, and enjoy the evening. Amazing all around!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

I was recommended this restaurant by a few ppl and it was well worth it. The food was amazing. The service was ok and I don’t know if it was because it was busy but that could use some improvement.

Tags: Healthy, Organic, Good for Groups, Tapas
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Nice atmosphere but very poor service... they forgot about us and did not even apologize.
Food is good but would have expected a bit more given the reputation.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was delicious. Our waitress seemed to have an attitude right off the bat. They also seemed to keep trying to turn over the table. It was also really, really loud. Mainly the food was exceptional and the presentation was lovely. The service and ambiance left much to be desired.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Love the crab toast and the mushroom pizza! Definitely delicious but the price is a little bit high.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This was my 3rd time here and I was disappointed. The food was very slow to come out, and I was shocked that after waiting 30+ (!!) minutes for wine, they poured it without allowing us to taste it.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Thought with a cost of $60 before tip for scrambled eggs and pancakes that they wouldn't charge $3.00 extra for jam.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

ABC Kitchen never disappoints - great food and ambiance!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 11, 2017

What a fantastic meal. The ambiance is so special and specific. Think industrial, urban, beach house chic. It sounds like a mess but it’s actually stunning. The food was perfection too. All the fish dishes were perfectly sized and prepared ...if one was to be picky perhaps a bit salty and pricey and that’s true but honestly worth the splurge. Would return again, absolutely.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Amazing food, not so amazing service
Had a reservation at 1:30 we got there earlier. We were told we would be seated around 1:30 which was fine by us. However we started seeing people get seated before us when they got to the restaurant after us. We had to talk to the hostess twice before getting seated. We finally sat at 1:45 after going back to the hostess. Strange enough, there were a lot of empty tables - why make people wait when there are empty tables??

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Organic
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Delicious!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Always a fun vibe and great food! It's no wonder the place has thrived for a long time

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fun, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great first date spot. Ambience was great and the food and drinks were amazing. It was a little noisy but not overly so where we had to scream at each other.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Underwhelming. Drinks were good although they took a long time to arrive like 25+minutes per drink. Calamari was good. Food portions were small and the pasta was bland. Service was ok, our server was pleasant and when our server wasn’t around there were other people that checked on us. Dessert was really good.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Had heard a lot of positive things about the restaurant. Carrot & avocado salad and crab toast were, by far, the best. Sea bass was bland and apple dessert was doughy and skimpy on the apples.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We loved it!

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Visiting friends

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 7, 2017

AMAZING! Seasonal dishes could not be beat. Recommended to everyone

Tags: People Watching, Fit for Foodies
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