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About AG Kitchen

"Hi there, it's chef Alex Garcia. In my kitchen there are no borders just fun delicious food made from the best ingredients I can get my oven mits on! As a native Cuban I grew-up appreciating the simple joys of food and conviviality centered around the family table, so here at AG Kitchen you'll find the food I enjoy cooking and eating with my friends and family. It's my take on American and Latin classic comfort food. There's my signature ceviches, and other starters and salads, a collection of burgers done my way, a delicious take on Roasted Chicken served Brazilian style, plus a paella style dish for 1 or more and mix and match surf and turf. It's always a dinner party at A.G. Kitchen.

269 Columbus Ave
New York, NY 10023
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Latin / Spanish, Burgers

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Mon-Fri, 11:00am-5:00pm Brunch: Sat & Sun, 10:00am-5:00pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am;

Cross Street:
72nd-73rd Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 873-9400

Website:
http://www.agkitchen.com/

Catering:
A.G. Kitchen is part of The Restaurant Group which caters on and off premise events for parties of 20 to 500. We offer the American and Latin cuisine of A.G. Kitchen as well as casual Italian, French, or any cuisine you desire. Our versatile chefs will prepare an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.

Public Transit:
1, 2, 3, B, C to 72 Street

Executive Chef:
Alex Garcia

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

AG Kitchen Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.1

ambience

3.7

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

79% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (18)
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Fun (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
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Authentic (7)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Great for Brunch (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Good for a Date (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Cozy (3)
Live Sports (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Hot Spot (2)
People Watching (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Spicy (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Romantic (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 14 hours ago

Waiter so friendly and quick. Good food so tasty.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Server was fantastic! Great dinner sandwiches - extremely tasty and hearty. Good bar menu. Worth going

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Very disappointing. Drinks were terrible- sangria overly sweet, didn't seem to have actual alcohol in it. Margarita tasted like Limeade- truly gross. Food was disappointing too, particularly the paella (mushy, poor flavor), and the ceviche, which wasn't true ceviche as advertised but was basically a bunch of cooked shrimp drenched in what tasted like pineapple salsa out of a can. The guacamole was tasty but cilantro-heavy. Basically won't be coming back here.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Most of the food was delicious. However, my wife is a fresh tuna lover and her tuna was not that fresh. That was the only food negative, but it was significant!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Fantastic guacamole. Great burgers. Very pleased with the meal and the service. Not too far from Lincoln Center.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We are at the bar. Avocado Toast was great! Get a side of bacon - it’s e best crispy bacon in ny.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We live in the neighborhood of AG Kitchen, and have eaten there dozens of times. This time we went with friends who spoke broken english. She wanted plain salmon with vegetables. There is one salmon dish on the menu, with sauces. I asked if she could just have the salmon plain, and then asked if it comes with vegetables, as it didn't say. We were planning to order from the side dishes otherwise. The waitress looked at me and barked "read the Menu". I showed her the menu, patiently, and said this was the only salmon dish there, and it doesn't say. To which she apologized profusely.
Too late. This was Christmas Eve. The restaurant was half empty. My husband told her we wanted another server.
Sorry, AG Kitchen, but no more visits from us, with or without guests.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Service was not great and the bar ran out of cold beer. Food for the table arrived ten minutes apart and the waiter didn't get the order right. The food isn't bad but is way over-priced for what it is. Would not eat there again.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Consistently great fresh food. Best burgers, burritos, Samba chicken. Once a week at least!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Don’t normally write reviews, but really like AG Kitchen. Food is extremely consistent (and absolutely delicious). Unfortunately, tonight is the first time I’ve been disappointed with the service. The waiter had a poor attitude each time he visited the table. When minor requests were made for food or drinks he was unpleasant and not amenable. Overall, will definitely be back, but hoping we don’t have to deal with the same waiter.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Simple, clear neighborhood mix-Mex restaurant with tasty food, good drinks and delightful service. Nothing mind blowing but the arugula salad is excellent and the Braised Short Ribs Arepa are among the best on the menu. Easy, casual, and the wait staff is very fun. It is a place to go to often, on the spur for simply good food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Our favorite neighborhood spot

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

Our second visit to AG Kitchen. The quality and selection of dishes is excellent. Yes, it can be noisy, but the food and the excellent service are the attraction, and apparently, many others agree.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

It was lovely! We are looking forward to returning!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

You don’t want to miss the ceviche or the poke bowl; best with a passion fruit frozen margarita. But I doubt there’s much you could go wrong with here. Great burgers and all the rest.

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 (London)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Very average, worst fries we have ever tasted. Strange sweet calamari.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We had tried to get into this place on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and they were booked solid. After eating there Saturday night, I now know why. This place is awesome. Food is great. Guaq was delicious. My wife had the potato skin burger and loved it. We will be back, and often.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Fun, Casual, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Prompt courteous service, Varied menu, clearly a popular local venue! Warm and friendly vibe!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

It’s one of the neighborhood restaurants we eat in regularly. The food, short wine list, and cocktails are really good and well worth the price. Waitstaff almost always super helpful. One complaint: very noisy! I have to wear ear plugs.

Tags: Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Live Sports, Spicy, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly, People Watching, Fun, Casual, Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Bar Seating
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on November 22, 2017

AG by far, has the absolute Best guac on the block!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Authentic, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Brunch for 3. Happy with my chicken sandwich. Really good fries -enough for all of us. Eating partners had creole shrimp and a nacho salad. Everyone content.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on November 13, 2017

We came for dinner before an event at Lincoln Center. Clean and bright space. Friendly and efficient staff. Really good food- try the pulled pork steamed buns appetizer, it was delicious and unique.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

It’s one of our neighborhood go to Restaurants. Always good

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Friendly, neighborhood restaurant , good acomodation, great brunch!

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Waiter was very careful to bring unsalted food for 1 diner, as requested.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent as usual.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We went expecting a great burger and casual food. The burger and tacos were indeed very good, but the appetizers were very disappointing. Pork steamed buns were hard as a rock, and the empanadas were also. Calamari was soggy from the sauce dripped on top. The crab cakes were ok. I would consider going back again but would not order appetizers.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Happy Hour
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

a good dining experience as always. the only concern was that in my reservation I had specifically requested a booth and when I arrived there were only 3 parties seated and they were all in the 3 booths. why don't people seating guests look at the reservations beforehand so that requests can be accommodated?

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

We enjoyed great food, great service and lovely ambience at AG Kitchen. Nice vibe but not too noisy. Very reasonably priced. Everything was delicious.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

The food is solid. Great neighborhood place. Service was a bit negligent considering the place was empty.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great frozen maragaritas on top of the cocktail list. Love the ceviche. Amazing tuna burgers and every other kind of burger. Lots of variety on the menu. All good.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Comfort Food, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

have been here many times and always like the fare and how nice to now offer a prix fixe lunch.
However, when ordering extra ingredients in a dish, the added price should be mentioned and the waitstaff should be trained accordingly.

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

AG Kitchen has friendly, welcoming service from walking in the front door to finishing coffee and dessert. Our waiter was friendly and most importantly patient with us as we decided on drinks, apps and main course. We were never hurried or made to feel they wanted to turn the table over. We have had that happen to us at other establishments so we know the difference.
I will recommend AG Kitchen to friends who frequent the Upper West Side for shows and attractions.

Tags: Great Beer, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

I live around the block from AG Kitchen and have loved for years, but this place has gone downhill in the past 6 months. Something changed for the worse, and I have returned 3 times hoping it was just a fluke; however no more data is needed. The service is now terrible in every way (slow, inattentive, unfriendly) and the food is now sub-par (not seasoned and took too long). Even the glass of wine I ordered was sour and needed to be replaced (something I never have to do). There are literally dozens of better restaurants within a 3 block radius. Sadly, I no longer have anything good to say about this place.

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

Food was great (as usual); service so-so, but food does make up for it. Noise level is high.

Tags: Live Sports, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

I was going to a show at the Beacon Theater and used Open Table to find a spot to eat. Another great choice -- the food at AG Kitchen was excellent. I had the freshly prepared Guacamole appetizer -- which was fantastic -- great flavor and good sized portion. For my main course I opted for a Salmon filet -- which was cooked perfectly with an interesting rub. I was seated at an outside table on a great evening in NYC. Great experience and I would highly recommend it. I already have another reservation booked for later this week!!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Tasty food. Cubano is indeed great! but dunno if best in NYC. TBD. Menu is varied and tasty. Worth the visit.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 18, 2017

I have been to this restaurant several times. The food and the service is always great. The fries are amazing and the veggie burger is the best. The guacamole is really good!

Tags: Fun, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Service was slow and not effective. Example: waitress spoke about how the empanadas had changed but she "wasn't sure how".
We said we would try them along with "tableside" guacamole.
The guacamole was not made tableside, the portion was about a 1/2 cup and it was the saltiest thing we had ever had. The empanadas never showed.
Dinner- medium burger showed up rare. Same for skirt steak.
So many other options for a simple meal in this neighborhood- opt for one of those and skip AG.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Alas, my husband got sick after eating the famed cubano sandwich (which he thought tasted a little off...). His french fries were yummy, though. The tuna in my tuna burger was cooked exactly as I'd asked, but the bun it came on was stale. My side of plantains were glued together into a single greasy glob, as if they'd been made earlier in the day and wound up sitting around. Sad.

On the plus side, our server was very friendly and efficient, and my water glass never went empty.

Sorry to experience such a downgrade of the food At AG Kitchen since its promising beginning.

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Casual, Kid-friendly
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