ABC Kitchen

4.6
6540 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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.
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The Infatuation
7.4

After five years in business, ABC Kitchen is still pretty. But after a recent change in chef, the food is just pretty good.

Ratings 7.0-7.5:These are your neighborhood standbys - the places that you’ll happily hit for some pasta or a quick salad, but not a restaurant you are bringing your parents or (god forbid) a date to. The true embodiment of good but not great.
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service & delicious food!

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G
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Slow, inconsistent service. Food slow to arrive. Some dishes cold.

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MH
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

Went for brunch. Super slow and impersonal service. Loved the ambiance.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

The ambiance was really great! The service was very slow. It also took a very long time for them to get our beverages and food. I recommend the biscuits and jam! Otherwise, the rest of the food was just ok.

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AL
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

the acoustics of the restaurant are so bad that the noise level doesn't allow to have a conversation unless everybody joins in the borderline screaming. Even my teenage children commented on it.

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Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time we come into the city this restaurant is on our list. It never disappoints! Service is some of the best and the food is unexpected and amazing. Thank you for taking such great care of us.

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c
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our 5th meal and It always exceeds our expectations .

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

ABC Kitchen has ordinary food at high prices. The atmosphere is nothing special. It’s just a bunch of tables in a space.

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VH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 1ambience 5

My friend and I explained that we needed to conclude our dining experience in a timely manner , as we were on a pre theater schedule. we informed our helpful hostess re: our needs and she informed our waiter. Although the food was DIVINE, it seemed that the waiter was some how miffed that we could not linger. He was downright RUDE when we asked him to prepare our unfinished bottle of wine for "take away." He explained in detail the steps he would have to take to ready our bottle for travel, to which we responded "Please do that." Our server was not thrilled, but he prepared the bottle. My companion said," well, I guess we won't be opening this bottle ( any time soon)......" our server overheard my companion's (incomplete) statement...and yelled at her from over twenty feet away,"NOT IN HERE, YOU WILL NOT!" we were horrified by his treatment, and although we enjoyed the food, Our server ruined what could have been a great dinner.

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

Ordered Bibb salad $18 and added salmon $13. The salmon was absolutely perfect. The salad was way overpriced .....Just lettuce leaves and a couple of avocado slices , radishes

Everything was delicious. Service was good

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NZ
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought 2 friends here for the first time. Such a great meal. The ricotta with cranberries was unbelievable. One shared appetizer was better then the last one. All delicious. Ravioli melts in your mouth. Remains my favorite restaurant.

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SK
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistent, great vibe, tapas style food that is full of flavor. Service is great, very friendly staff. A great establishment

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TP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

We made a reservation for 9, but we weren't seated until 9:25. The front desk doesn't seem to have a process with people checking in and then going to the bar to get a drink - they lose track and you have to stay close to the hostess stand. I had the fish and it wasn't very good - heavy skin and the sauce/topping didn't enhance the fish flavor, but rather added in a flavor that didn't match. I should have gotten a pasta dish - when I dined here previously I had a much better experience. The restaurant is beautiful.

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JL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ABC kitchen never disappoints

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P
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and delivered quickly. Lovely presentation. Servers very responsive. All good!

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E
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Disappointing brunch
Very small portion with food that was acceptable but nothing special. Came with high expectation because of prior experience but left disappointed.

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SP
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We enjoyed our brunch at ABC kitchen but our main course was brought to the table while we were still eating our starter course. When we said we are still eating our starter, it made no difference, the waiter still shoved all our food on the little table! We ordered coffee to have with our dessert but had to ask twice for our coffee.......service was rushed maybe to turn the tables over quicker......which was a shame.

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YY
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Even though I made a reservation, I had to wait for 30min

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a great experience from the time that we entered up until when we exited. The staff was friendly and accommodating. Our waiter made great suggestions for the food. We will definitely all return again.

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g
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every dish was delicious! Perfect place to meet friends!

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RS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

Went here for a date night and left very disappointed. The food was great but the service was really bad. The waitress was absent and after we placed our food orders, she never came back until the end. We hoped to order another round of drinks but we couldn't because we were forgotten/ignored. Super disappointed

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 1ambience 5

We’re regulars of ABC kitchen, but we were very disappointed with the time it took to be seated, to have a server come to the table and give us menus, to receive our drink orders, and ultimately to receive the meal.

Our server rarely came to our table.

We’ve tried many items on this menu. The ravioli was by far the WORST it has been. It came out cold and the pasta was hard.

We know upon making a reservation at ABC kitchen, that we may have to wait a while to be seat. It’s a frequent occurrence. This time however, was at 2:30pm in the afternoon, visually not busy at this time, yet we stood and waited 20 minutes to be seated.

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JT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Had a delicious lunch! Would definitely go again. We had a good waitress and the young woman who checked us in was lovely!

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S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing time!! The food was so delicious!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favourite place in the city!! Yunmmm

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e
New England
49 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I love ABC, we go all the time. The food is outstanding and it has a fun farm to table city chic vibe. My recent experience was less than stellar on the service end, however. We were asked to have our 4 starter plates cleared while there was still plenty of food on each. We happily obliged because we assumed our entrees were ready. We proceeded to wait 30 minutes for our entrees without apology or explanation. Now that we were an hour and a half into our meal we were forced to race through our delicious main courses and then had a wait for the check again. Yet as I was signing and tipping the bill on my place mat another service person came by and asked to take the place mat from under me. Mind you they did not clear everything from the table. I think waiting 2 extra minutes to clear the table ( it was obvious we were trying to leave quickly as 2 in our party had already left to return to work) would have been appropriate. They say all good things come to an end. I hope that is not where one of my long time favorites is headed!

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f
London
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dominic, our waiter, was amazing - super caring and gave us excellent recommendations.

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s
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I have eaten at ABC Kitchen several times in the past an enjoyed it thoroughly, but this must have been an off night. We waited 40 minutes for our 8:30 reservation. Not once did any of the hosts come over to us with an update. We had to keep asking and kept being told "just a few more minutes". When we got to the table I asked our waiter if there was something going on that night with staffing so we could understand why the wait was so long, and he just said that the group at our table before us lingered a long time. He did bring us an appetizer compliments of the chef which was appreciated, but I feel the staff should have been more proactive about addressing the extended wait and offering alternatives (at one point there were bar seats available which we would have taken, but since we were being told "just a few minutes" we kept waiting). Or even a round of drinks after a half hour had passed would have been an appropriate gesture. I was also underwhelmed by the entree course. The fried chickent was overly breaded and while the menu indicated it was accompanied by a chili butter sauce, the sauce was way too spicy and overtook all of the other flavors. Disappointing experience.

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AD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great. Fun place.

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

Food is excellent. Just that my Ravioli was kind of cold. Maybe it was ready first and they were waiting for my companions’ dishes to get ready and come to the table.
Thet was disappointing really. But all rest excellent.

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Good restaurant

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EN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Perfect for a casual business lunch. Food was excellent, the ambiance was great, and service was lovely. Loved all the non-meat options, but also appreciated the ones with meat!

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PA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful lunch. However, I was hoping to see more gluten free options.

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JZ
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely loved our experience here. Food was excellent service was even better. It's beautiful and will definitely return again.

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Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This came highly recommended and lived up to the hype. Our server was amazing and super helpful with my party’s food allergies. If you can get a reservation you should go

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Love this restaurant. but tonight they were seriously off. Too much vinegar on everything... lobster with black truffle barely registered any mushroom flavor. When we mentioned this to the waiter they brought us some extra things on the house - very nice of them- unfortunately the rest of the food was just as mediocre. Very strange to come to ABC and not be pleased with every bite. Hope they get their act together.

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

Everything about the restaurant is fabulous, the menu, the food and the wait staff!!! This was our favorite place we ate in NYC. I can’t wait to return!

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

Our waiter was Dominick- he was excellent!! Highest recommendation!

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NS
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The ambiance was great and the service was good. The portion sizes were very small, smaller than what you would even expect in a gourmet restaurant. I’d say my entree was in line with a five course tasting menu size. It was two tiny pieces/bites of monkfish. My brussel sprouts were also super salty.

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