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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (119)
Creative Cuisine (94)
Good for a Date (93)
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Special Occasion (88)
Local Ingredients (83)
Organic (75)
Neighborhood Gem (71)
Great for Lunch (71)
Good Vegetarian Options (67)
Fun (66)
Hot Spot (62)
Good for Groups (60)
Healthy (59)
Romantic (57)
Seasonal (53)
Cozy (50)
Casual (49)
Good for Anniversaries (48)
Good for Birthdays (48)
Great for Brunch (48)
People Watching (45)
Sunday Lunch (42)
Authentic (38)
Handcrafted Cocktails (35)
Vibrant Bar Scene (28)
Worth the Drive (27)
Bar Seating (26)
Notable Wine List (24)
Business Meals (22)
Comfort Food (22)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Vegan (18)
Tasting Menu (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Afternoon Tea (10)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Late-night Find (10)
Tapas (10)
Afternoon Coffee (9)
Kid-friendly (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Great Beer (3)
Spicy (3)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
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·Dined a day ago

The food was excellent. We were a larger group and ordered several appetizers to share, all of which were delicious. The fried chicken is always really good and so was the port confit.

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·Dined 3 days ago

The service and food were outstanding. Our waiter “B” was very helpful and friendly.

Our lunch here was probably the premier meal during our visit to NYC.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients
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·Dined 3 days ago

Fun dinner with the family after the theatre. Great food!

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Casual, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined 5 days ago

Not as good as before.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Came here for our first wedding anniversary. The food was absolutely delicious. We went to Italy for our honeymoon and the pizza appetizer we had reminded us of our honeymoon in the Amalfi Coast. I had the Hake entree which was incredible and cooked to perfection, my husband had the fried chicken which he said was the best he ever had. Overall a wonderful experience! They also brought us a little chocolate treat at the end of the night for our anniversary, which was so sweet.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Romantic, Cozy
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·Dined 6 days ago

The food was terrible. The burger was absolutely horrid. My appetizers were disappointing.

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·Dined 6 days ago

We went for a special experience birthday dinner, but we didn't inform the restaurant about this fact till ordering pre-dinner drinks in the bar. They nonetheless acknowledged the birthday and made it extra special quite effortlessly. And of course every course was absolutely delectable!

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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·Dined 7 days ago

I brought a good friend here for a birthday celebration and we had excellent service and delicious meals. The staff was attentive but not over solicitous. The food was just as we hoped for and the desserts were great also.
Our server Sophie and the manager Yoki both contributed to the overall enjoyment of our experience. Please let them both know how much we appreciated our time there.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Fun, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on January 11, 2018

Pricey but great food and attentive service. Not a diverse variety of entree selections.

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on January 11, 2018

Such a beautiful restaurant! I took my boyfriend here for his birthday, and we were just totally blown away. We're both very design-minded people (he's a creative consultant, and I'm a photo editor), and we both found the space just so aesthetically gorgeous. Food is expensive but well worth the price. Great for a special occasion -- super romantic lighting, fancy and delicious dishes and plenty of options. Lots of vegetarian options too.

Tags: Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Healthy, Organic
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·Dined on January 11, 2018

Really poor service; wish I’d chosen better for my birthday. The food and atmosphere were both really nice though.

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·Dined on January 10, 2018

Love the food, very tasty never lets you down

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·Dined on January 10, 2018

It had been 4 years since I'd been to ABC Kitchen, and I'm not sure why I waited for so long, especially after the pleasant dinner I had. Two of my friends shows up 20 minutes late, but the hosts made no issue of it and had our table ready for us to immediately go to. We were very hungry once we sat down, so it was great that they brought out the appetizers (crab toast and pizza) and drinks promptly. Each of hour entrees were even better (a shared cheeseburger and pork confit). Lastly, the dessert (sundae) was very special because the host and waiter saw the note I left for them to write a special note for my cousin who was visiting for a couple of interviews for dental school. It really was the cherry on top. Of course the service was professional and greatly appreciated. I shall be returning sooner than waiting another 4 years!

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·Dined on January 8, 2018

Excellent food and service.

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·Dined on January 5, 2018

Fabulous food!

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·Dined on January 4, 2018

My husband and I went to dinner for my birthday. The servers were attentive and friendly. We went on a snowy evening, so it was not crowded and we were able to enjoy a quiet meal. It's an open space, so it might be louder when the restaurant is completely full. We started with the meat and cheese platter and some cocktails (vodka thyme lemonade and ginger margarita). The lemonade was delicious, smooth, and not boozy. The ginger margarita could have used a little more ginger. I had the roasted hake and my husband had the burger. Everything on my plate was delicious. The hake was flavorful. The Brussels sprouts were crispy and salty. I particularly loved the butternut squash. We shared the sundae, which was decadent. The salted caramel ice cream was lovely. I liked the candied peanuts better than the candied popcorn.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Right on Point. Highest Quality. Range of interesting dishes to chose from.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Organic, Late-night Find, Afternoon Tea
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

I loved the food . The waiter service was excellent. My main complaint was that I had a twelve thirty reservation, which I made with open table. At that time the main inside of the restaurant had many open tables. The person in charge of seating had a server direct my friend and I to a table outside the main dining room facing the main floor of abc carpet. When I objected to this, they “found “another unacceptable table. When I objected to walking back down through the restaurant they finally seated us in the main dining room at a very nice table. Unfortunately this experience stayed with me throughout , and put a damper on what would ordinarily have been a nice experience. I always believe this an example of a believing that that two women, dining deserve and will put up with inferior seating.

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

Was not happy at all this time with the food. It was not tasty, and just a disappointment.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We greatly enjoyed our meal at ABC Kitchen. As visitors from Australia, my partner and I wanted a 'special' meal in New York and were not disappointed. I highly recommend the vodka thyme lemonade.

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Spent NYE dinner here. Excellent ambience, very friendly staff and delicious food. Definitely will return.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Mushroom Pizza was extremely delicious! Staff was so kind!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Hip spot. Exceptional food. Perfect for romantic low key date night.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

ABC is really a five star place. Know for their local organic ingredients, amazing food and service they lived up to the hype on in counts. Each dish was absolutely delightful.

Tags: Romantic, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Never disappoints. Still favorite restaurant in city. Great staff. Love the small plates. The tuna sashimi, crab toast and calamari are to die for. Tried the sweet potato/ ricotta toast. Absolutely delicious. The ravioli is near perfection.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

I love ABC and have gone there on more than a few special occasions and have eaten at the bar. While our first server on this late lunch was lovely, i must admit to being slightly disappointed with this meal. The salmon was way too rare. Also, my husband was sitting at the bar and ordered food and when my friend and i tried to add him to our table we were told he couldn't sit with us because the kitchen was closed. that was totally random and made no sense considering he had already ordered food and it was on his way. the bartender was lovely but our waiter clearly just wanted us to clear out. That's not cool given the cost of our salads and apps. Finally, the entrance smelled like Fabrese. that was surprising and unpleasant given this is an Jean Georges establishment. Days later i ate at Union Square Cafe and was further reminded why i love Danny Meyer hospitality.

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Fantastic restaurant. Great service! Wonderful decor. Best fig martini in the world

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great eclectic atmosphere, interesting cocktails and, as always, roasted carrot salad and mushroom pizza delicious!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Seasonal
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great food! Every item we had was super delicious. Would definitely recommend. All local products.

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Service was extremely poor, food was average, plates were unwashed proper and one dinner plate has cracks on the edge when a waitress was asked to change the plate she asked us is it too sharp to eat from it. Then she begins putting some stuff from the plate to the table instead of taking it out it to the kitchen and change the plate. No comments

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

I have been to ABC Kitchen a few times, but this was one of the best ones. The manager, who’s name escapes me (I want to say it began with a “Y”) was kind, courteous, and generous when our food took longer than they anticipated. To note, the food was not necessarily late to arrive, but the service at ABC is exceptional. Thank you!

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Authentic, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Rude hostess
Impatient waiter
By the value of the account, They could be more attentive and friendly.

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Visited for a late lunch. Food and service was great - we had the veggie burger and the salmon which were delicious. Decor was beautiful but it was quite loud, even after 3pm. We will definitely go back!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

The service was awful, second visit in a week. Took ages to get water, bread, drinks, nobody is ever your "server" @ ABC! Food is fabulous, they said they were comping 2 glasses of wine re endless wait, they forgot, we did not. Several servers are really rather smug or something, as if they have forgotten guests are a pre req.
it's in a great spot, food excellent, service not so much.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Casual, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Food is a lot saltier than expected for a healthy, organic theme. We had to wait for 25 mins even with a reservation but they sit us down at a nice table in end. Overall things are okay - probably won’t go next time.

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Food was great service was slow. Menu is overpriced!

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Rustic farm to table cuisine is inventive and tasty. Courteous staff.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

The decor was confused and not very attractive -- poorly mixed modern furniture with vintage dishes. The music was far too loud as well as inappropriate for dinner hour on Christmas Eve and the food merely passable -- congealed and lumpy pasta, tuna "sashimi" which was drenched and soaking in a puddle of soupy sauce which tasted bottled. There was nothing attractive about the presentation -- quite the opposite and the tuna slices had to be fished out, dripping sauce. The collard greens were sadly overwhelmed by hot oil and rubbery....what a disappointment overall.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Incredibly fresh food and amazing decor

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

The food and ambiance were amazing! Would definitely go again!

Tags: Cozy, Great Beer, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vegan, Tapas
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