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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

80% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (17)
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Comfort Food (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Fun (6)
Good for a Date (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Kid-friendly (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Authentic (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Hot Spot (3)
People Watching (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Tapas (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Great Beer (2)
Healthy (2)
Live Sports (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Cozy (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

I wouldn't recommend AG Kitchen. While it wasn't terrible, and while I had a decent vegetable frittata, I wouldn't go back there. The food, overall, was mediocre and the ambiance nothing special. We went for brunch, and you'd think they might have a basket of muffins or rolls, but all they offered was chips with guacamole. (and this wasn't a Mexican restaurant) When I asked for bread, our server volunteered that the chef was "lazy" and didn't make anything along those lines. The roll served with my frittata looked like half a hamburger bun. I ordered grapefruit juice which tasted more like a fruit juice cocktail that's ordinarily mixed with liquor. While they claimed it was 100% real juice, I have my doubts. The atmosphere felt a little grungy - noisy and not terribly clean.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Exceptional service and the food was very good.

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

We took our daughter who was visiting for her first time. The guacamole was fantastic and the burgers and my Maui waui (seared tuna burger) were all delicious. Our server Ron was terrific! She loved it!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Food was good, portions generous and service very good.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Excellent as always

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

The manager was very nice. After one person in our group didn't like his meal, she can overand brought him something else.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Best Cuban I've ever had! Would definitely go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 2, 2017

In the past I had great experience here with food and service. This night the service was terrible. Food took forever. No one came over to explain, apologize, or anything. When food came is was fine. Also extremely noisy.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Dinner for three in a neighborhood place. Two enjoyed their dinners - the bourbon shrimp and paella . Paella for one had generous amounts of clams, mussels, and a nice piece of lobster. The one who ordered chicken found it dry. The specialty cocktail was very good as whew the traditional martinis. The servers were efficient and personable.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Interesting preparations for the bacon wrapped dates & burgers. But it seemed as if some of the flavors got overwhelmed by too many ingredients. Nevertheless a worthwhile stop before or after a show at the Beacon.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2017

I love going there for my favorite burger, the "Juicy Lucy"!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Fun, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Menu is not huge which is a plus in their case. Great options and super creative choices. Wish I hadn't been alone so I could order some tableside guac which looked delicious (and sounded downright dreamy with an upgrade option of pineapple and pomegranate). The guava barbecue sauce on my burger was unique and tasty, and I have been raving about the fries (topped with chimichurri) to anyone who will listen. Restaurant was quiet and cozy on a Sunday afternoon.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Casual, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Neighborhood favorite. Nothing out of the ordinary, but all the food was done just right. Fun cocktails.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Delicious latin fare - casual upbeat atmosphere, friendly staff and reasonable prices

Tags: Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Did a one-hour business meeting there? Staff was friendly and left us alone. It was what I was looking for. Good place to meet.

Tags: Quick Bite, Business Meals, Casual, Great Beer
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Freshly made guacamole with pomegranate and pineapple was delish!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Spicy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 16, 2017

The experience was fine. Not the worst I've experienced but not great. Do not order the guac definitely not good the Baja tacos were good though!

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

While the food was filling and well designed, the restaurant was very noisy, almost frantic.

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Guacamole was amazing!! Our server was fantastic!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Good, inventive cocktails. Food was hearty and yummy, our server was an absolute doll. Easy to get a table, not pretentious, relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Portions are generous.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 4, 2017

This place has good burgers and Guinness on tap. Servers are friendly and reasonably attentive. The chocolate empanadas we had for dessert were pretty good too.

Tags: Comfort Food
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