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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (125)
Special Occasion (99)
Creative Cuisine (97)
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Good for a Date (91)
Local Ingredients (82)
Fun (77)
Good Vegetarian Options (76)
Organic (72)
Great for Lunch (70)
Neighborhood Gem (66)
Hot Spot (64)
Romantic (63)
Good for Groups (60)
Healthy (57)
Good for Birthdays (50)
Great for Brunch (49)
Casual (49)
Seasonal (48)
Authentic (47)
Good for Anniversaries (46)
Cozy (44)
People Watching (41)
Handcrafted Cocktails (40)
Sunday Lunch (34)
Vibrant Bar Scene (30)
Comfort Food (28)
Worth the Drive (26)
Bar Seating (25)
Business Meals (23)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Notable Wine List (18)
Vegan (16)
Happy Hour (16)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Tasting Menu (14)
Gluten Free Options (13)
Afternoon Tea (12)
Tapas (12)
Afternoon Coffee (10)
Quick Bite (10)
Kid-friendly (9)
Late-night Find (8)
Disabled Access (5)
Great Beer (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Spicy (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Scenic View (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

Probably the worst service I have experienced in a restaurant of this standard in NYC for some time. Took them 15 minutes past our reservation time (at lunch time) for them to seat us and then a further 15 minutes before anyone offered a glass of water. Server finally took our order 15 minutes later - so now 45 minutes passed our booking time.

Waited a further 20 minutes for appetizers and then another long delay for the main course.

Overall it was almost 3 hours for what was supposed to be a quick lunch.

Food was ok but would not go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

The staff seemed disconnected and awkward and rude.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Amazing food always and the service is great. Went for lunch with friends and everyone loved it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy
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 (Houston)·Dined 3 days ago

Love the decoration! Just a little to dark form me at dinner time.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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·Dined 3 days ago

Fantastic!!!! Wonderful in every way!!! My friend and I went for dinner, enjoyed the olives, Seabass, and Hake. The food was scrumptious. Our server was so funny and polite! It was five star all the way .

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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Brunch is always a treat. Great eggs and French toast. Reservations are needed and honored on time

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Houston)·Dined 3 days ago

Loved the carrotini! Followed by the soft scrambled spicy eggs with crisp oysters absolutely delicious! Others had the eggs Benedict that looked amazing. Jelly donut was so good, oozing grape jelly, but I preferred a bite of the chocolate glazed. Great side of bacon and even a nice Bloody Mary heavy on horseradish. We tried a lot! Can’t wait to return.

Tags: Spicy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was delicious - great seasonal variety. Service was spotty and strangely absent at times. Food all showed at once. We had asked to order some starters to eat with our cocktails, but the server said the kitchen preferred the entire order at once to stage it properly. Having all the dishes come at once wasn’t a pleasant dining experience.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Just another great meal at ABC. I had the carrots and avocado salad which was delicious. We had the black sea bass and fried chicken - both cooked and seasoned beautifully. Service was great though the hostess could pretend to smile.

Tags: Organic, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

I was disappointed with the overall level of service and quality I normally get and expect from any ABC restaurant. The coffee came out very late the first time, and both the first and separate second order was lukewarm. The waiter in general was rather unfriendly and not very accommodating.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined 4 days ago

Special brunch spot!

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·Dined 5 days ago

This place was incredible!!! The food was on point and the service was over the top. Our bartender Robbie made the experience, although we are from the south the fried chicken was out of this W.O.R.L.D. Every drink and menu item was literally the best thing since sliced bread! Definitely a must for a visit to NYC. Great for vegetarians too

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 (Charleston)·Dined 6 days ago

There are not enough stars to aptly rate how fantastic this restaurant is! The food, the FOOD! Brilliant from start to finish!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients
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·Dined 6 days ago

Birthday lunch with friends. Bar tense was very nice!

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·Dined on December 6, 2017

awesome place. great food and service. we enjoyed meal time. super nice. thanks.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

This place is very underwhelming. The front of house needs to get their act together. The food is good as it always is. The hosts and wait staff not so great as a restaurant of this caliber should be. I waited an hour past my reservation. While this is happening the hostess seems put off that there are people waiting and excused the fact that it’s the holidays and people are lingering. How about the fact that it’s always the holidays and you should plan for this. Also don’t take walk ins if you can’t seat your reservations!
Once finally seated we waited so long for menus and very lukewarm service. Felt like everyone was in a rush and annoyed by their jobs that night. Usually when you order wine here, you get a taste first. Well not that night. Meh.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Amazing food and kind servers!

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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Cumpleaños genial!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I've wanted to try this restaurant for a year and finally got it. It didnt disappoint!! The food and service was great. Im looking forward to going back for dinner.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Organic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

My pizza was just ok. The beets & yogurt was excellent.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I was visiting New York for a long weekend with my two 20-something daughters. We enjoy good food and unique dining experiences and I always research restaurants and make reservations well in advance of my travels.
I had heard and read great things about ABC Kitchen, but my experience was just so-so.
Keeping in mind the busy holiday season, the restaurant was extremely busy. I ended up waiting about 25 minutes for my reservation. I'm not sure I fully understood how they were seating people as it appeared those with reservations waited as long as the walk-ins.
We were finally seated, but had to wait to get get menus, wait to order and had a very long wait for our food.
The food was fine, but nothing spectacular or memorable.
There are other restaurants in New York I wouldn't hesitate to recommend; ABC Kitchen isn't one of them. Overrated.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great experience for the first time! Everything about the visit was exceptional !!
Fabulous food and a great value. Wonderful service as well.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Bar Seating, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

This place is amazing! Unique interior, menu and vibe make this place worthy of a repeat visit!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Loved the ambiance and decor of the restaurant, was very cool and very different. Dishes were excellent. The waitress was very knowledable and knew exactly what wine we should order.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

This redefines food. Absolutely amazing. You have to try the cheeseburger...trust me.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food and service excellent

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Spotty service - food was good- very close tables & very warm in the restaurant

Tags: Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

As usual, the food was superb and an overall great dining experience!
Thank God the kabocha squash appetizer is still on the menu; my absolute favorite!

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Cozy, Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene, Organic, Notable Wine List
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Beautiful atmosphere and delicious food!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 1, 2017

It has never failed us in the many years we have come. It always evolves and updates in the best way!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Love Love Love ABC Kitchen. Whenever I'm in NYC, I plan a lunch here! It's always delicious and the energy is awesome. My only pet peeve is that they do not just refill your tea. They ask if you would like another--- and then charge you for it. Needless to say, I will be back because the food is that good. I just won't order ice tea and wanted to warn other diners!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Price Fixe was excellent as was the service.

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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Rude entitled waiter
Slow service
Had been before 2 years ago and was much more impressed then.
Think their reputation has gone to their heads

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Everything was good except when my blueberry martini was spilled on the table and me. No big deal....but who spills a drink when serving it???

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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Overall just FAIR. I don't think we'll be returning.
The four of us had lunch at ABC Kitchen and it was a little disappointing. The space and the atmosphere is very nice, and the service was very attentive.... but the food was uninspired, especially for the price (over $200 plus tip for lunch for 4). The pasta dish was so oily that my wife returned it. The pizza was average as was the fish sandwich. There was very little to remind you that this was fine dining, except the check.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Patrick was outstanding as our waiter!

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·Dined on November 28, 2017

The experience dining at ABC Kitchen was very enjoyable. The food was excellent, the waitress very friendly and the ambiance very lively. However, it was way to noisy for catching up with an old friend. However, that didn't stop us from enjoying our dinner.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The appetizers and entrees were outstanding. They even make it special for my wife's birthday with a cupcake with candle. The dessert recommended by our waiter was very sweet and disappointing (ice cream sundae). Skip the desserts and get another appetizer.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Absolutely loved everything about ABC kitchen. A must when in the city! Started with the ginger Marguarita’s and lobster toast. Loved the two! The Angel hair pasta as well as the sea bass were phenomenal. Happy they will be opening one in Miami soon!

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Fantastic Dining experience. Food was creative, interesting and incredibly delicious. The wait staff was extremely knowledgable about the menu and wine selections. Just an amazing dining experience!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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