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HK Hell's Kitchen

3.3
389 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Hot Spot
  • Fit for Foodies

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About

HK Hell's Kitchen is a popular dining spot that features delectable breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch options in its bright and modern eatery. Diners enjoy sandwiches, such as the croque monsieur, and the hanger steak with fried plantains, marmalade and Swiss cheese. Entrees like the inviting roasted herb chicken with whipped potatoes and the creamy lobster risotto speak to HK Hell's Kitchen's deft hand with seasoning and comfort food traditions. There's also brunch for a hearty weekend meal. Try the brunch burger with bacon, cheddar and egg topped with truffle mac and cheese for a savory treat, or if you're in the mood for something sweet, sample the French toast topped with maple syrup and fresh berries.

And that's not all. HK Hell's Kitchen also makes a wide range of cool drinks, from homemade iced teas, to fresh berry smoothies and rich coffee concoctions.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Contemporary French
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 11:30am; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 1:00am; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 947-4208
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
This venue can be booked to be semi-private or private to accommodate parties ranging from bridal/baby showers, holiday get-togethers, corporate events, bachelor parties, etc. Full multimedia capabilities, menu options, and entertainment selections are at your disposal. Please contact the restaurant for more information.
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Catering
From finger food to full course meals, HK has catering options to fit every need.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
39th Street
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Parking details
Public lots are located within the neighborhood. Street parking is also available.
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Public transit
A, C & E trains to 42nd Street.
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Entertainment
Music, dancing and performances are featured 7 nights a week in the HK Lounge.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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3.3  based on all time ratings
3.5
food
3.4
service
3.2
ambience
Noise · Moderate
47% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on December 18, 2016

I wish I had read these poor reviews before we dined there tonight. Restaurant was dirty. Floors were dirty, tables were dirty, menus were dirty, bathrooms were dirty. Food took forever to arrive and then was only just ok. I mean, when I walked in the door, nobody came over to assist. I don't know how this place is even open. Obviously I won't return.

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Disappointed (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on June 13, 2014

Decor was horrible, ripped seats, plastic chairs and not very clean. Wait staff was not pleasant and did not even come to refill water or ask if anything is needed. The bus boy did more for us than anyone in the whole restaurant, so he got a tip. Food was very good and was actually brought to table by the chef, since the waiters and waitresses were too busy talking at the bar with each other. By the way there was only 3 tables that had people there, not exactly too busy to take care of the customer's. However, the burgers were good. If this is associated with Gordon Ramsey, he would have shut it down completely!

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OpenTable Diner (Berlin)
2.0  Dined on May 30, 2014

Went for lunch with two friends and waited 15 minutes to get our drinks and went downhill from there. All 3 of us ordered from the lunch menu and 2 meals came while the 3rd took 30 minutes longer with one vague update from our waiter about a computer error. There are more examples but you get the picture. Too bad since there are only a few places near the Javits Center

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Visitorfromiowa (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on March 31, 2014

I made brunch reservations through open table for two and received a confirmation, etc. When we arrived, the hostesses were pleasant but informed us they not only didn't have our reservation but they had never heard of open table and don't take reservations for less than 12. We were fortunate they had an empty table and were seated promptly but it left me wondering if the problem was the restaurant, or open table. I had the eggs Benedict and it was good but not great. My husband had steak and eggs and had the same opinion. Service was good and wait staff was pleasant.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on March 11, 2014

Opentable took a 12:15pm reservation for HK, however neglected the fact that they are not open for lunch! So of course it was an awful experience with my client to find a suitable place around 9th that we could have our meeting.

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Dripps (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on March 4, 2014

Waiters were nice but we were the only ones in there and I felt like they left out the usual basic service. Our water was never refilled, we weren't asked if we wanted refills on our other drinks. The hearts of palms in the salad was hard and indelible. The waiter did go back in the kitchen and bring out a better few but we shouldn't have had to mention this. Soups were good. Out main meals were both just ok. The chicken in both was over cooked and dried out,

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vipsherriTaekwondo (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on September 25, 2013

Had dinner here with a friend before attending a show. Although they were out of an appetizer as soon as the place opened for dinner, overall the food was good. Salad was bland, but we really enjoyed the tuna appetizer and I thought the gnocchi were perfect!

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Ally (Atlanta)
1.0  Dined on September 24, 2013

I booked this believing it was Gordon's restaurant. I still don't know if he owns it but I do know the Chef would have been sacked by Gordon the night we dined! Food had no flavour at all and I had great expectations. WARNING to anyone else making a booking here!!!

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ladybug (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 5, 2013

Best meal we had while visiting NYC!

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Comfortfoodplus (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on August 24, 2012

Food was amazing - we split the salmon (they were out of lemongrass, but the chef made do) and the risotto. Wonderful - everything cooked and presented beautifully. The bread was out of this world (apparently a substitute honey/whole grain baguette that they picked up at a local bakery when they ran out of the usual) - totally addictive! Service was great - very nice young lady. Seemed inexperienced (had to go back to check on our questions), but so pleasant it didn't matter (and in restaurants, it's better to have the right attitude - you can train the skills). Only quibble was that they would charge for refills of the iced tea - already not inexpensive, so to each pay $5.90 for that is ridiculous. Overall - very nice little place.

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vipsdkphd (Atlantic City)
3.0  Dined on August 22, 2012

Nothing remarkable. Go if it's convenient but don't make a special trip.

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Illinois21 (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on August 20, 2012

WE DINED EARLY WHICH MAY AFFECT A REVUE FOR SOME.
THE MENU WAS AVERAGE IN SIZE BUT OUR CHOICES WERE VERY GOOD.
WE WERE SEATED IMMEDIATELY BUT WERE NOT PAID ATTENTION TO OFTEN DESPITE VERY FEW PATRONS AT THE EARLY HOUR.
WE HAD SALADS AND FISH ITEMS WHICH WE ENJOYED.

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MsLadyB (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on August 10, 2012

Not an exciting place for lunch. My companion enjoyed her meal. I did not.
When we passed by the place at night, it was jumping.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
3.0  Dined on August 6, 2012

We were visiting from Toronto Canada, and found the Restaurant on Open Table. The food was very good, our server was attentive and accomadating. When one of our party did not care for her Martini, he changed it for another. The Restaurant itself was more like a cafeteria style, we came when in when it was still light out. Once it was dark, the candles were all lit and it looked nice. Thanks again for a Great Evening.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on July 31, 2012

The rest. was not at all busy when we arrived. It took us 50 minutes to get our appetizer of calamari and french onion soup! When the soup arrived the cheese was burned! And the calamari was average at best. The vegatable lasagna lacked flavor and again the cheese topping was burned! Very much a disappointment! Would not recommend to anyone for dining. Maybe cocktails but that would be the only reason I would ever return to that establishment!

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TiffanyStar (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on July 12, 2012

I loved the overall feel of this place-bright, open, and airy-great for a warm summer day. Went there with co-workers for a quick lunch and we were all very unhappy with our meal. The flank/skirt steak sandwich sounded great on paper, but the cut of meat was very fatty and sliced very, very thin. My co-worker and I both had to deconstruct our sandwiches to cut the fat off. The salmon burger was dry and lack luster. When we notified the server of how unhappy we were all she said was sorry... She didn't even try to make it up to us by offering dessert or remove something from the bill.
We will NOT be going back there again.

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retiredrita21 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on June 29, 2012

Very reasonable prices for tasty imaginative food.

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Kmw1 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 27, 2012

Food and service were both great. Loved the garage door walls that opened up so you could dine al fresco. Our server was attentive (and very handsome I might add!) Went for lunch on a beautiful day and could not have picked a better spot!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on June 8, 2012

the banquets are in need of new foam padding - they sit very low!

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vipReisha (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on May 18, 2012

food was excellent; too noisy with opening to street

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vipJoeC (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on April 24, 2012

went at 1245pm prime time for lunch - seemed dead. lunch order side dish was forgotten. so by the time it came out i ate the main lunch already....also used a livingsocial coupon and they pre added a 20% tip which i thought should not have been done seeing that the food delivery was forgotten...would not go there again and only went because of a coupon.

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vipLoophole (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on April 6, 2012

We went for breakfast. Reasonable prices and the choices for breakfast were just fine. A great place if you want to go the flea market on the street next to it. The atmostphere is good and there is outdoor seating. I'd go again.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on March 24, 2012

We entered the door and stood there for almost 7 mins before being greeted and seated. The appitizera were delicious and do were the specialty drinks , but the entrees were dry, burnt and scarse.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on March 14, 2012

The service was weird. Didn't even know our server left...the.steak was supposed to be medium and found its way well done onto the plate....the penne pasta was good though!

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Robin (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on March 10, 2012

Found through Livingsocial
Would recommend.
Great Martini selection.
Nice walk from theater district and then to the train station to return home.
The watermelon & feta together was a very nice combination. Loved snails.
Would definitely return with warmer weather when the doors could be open.

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StuartB (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on March 6, 2012

They attempted to sit 3 men at a tiny table for 2 and when I pulled a second table over to give us more space they made a comment as if they were going to need that table for other customers (we were one of 5 parties in the restaurant the whole time, clearly they think they are a better restaurant than they are). They were out of Blue Moon and then served me a skunked Stella before I finally got their "seasonal beer of the month" which was just a normal Sam Adams. _ We ordered the escargot but they were out of that too. Overall the food was nothing special, the Burger tasted like ground beef that was charred on a grill but there was no real flavor. The whole meal was a pretty big disappointment.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on March 5, 2012

Don't recommand

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on March 3, 2012

The food was excellent and very fairly priced. Highly recommend the mushroom ravioli

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dinerx (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on March 3, 2012

I had a certificate and when I presented it the waiter said "I wish you had given me this before I gave you the bill." I responded that he had not given me a chance (as he rarely stopped by the table during our mediocre meal). He then brought the certificate to the manager and added a 20% tip (we were a party of two), which I thought was unnecessary given the service. I would not return.

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vipRSMMathews (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 22, 2012

Since my Open Table reservation was apparently lost and I was questioned about whether I had kept it, my feelings about this place took a turn for the worse. Having to answer a questionnaire doubting my abilities to cancel a reservation I couldn't keep, I then had to waste my time filling out paperwork for the obvious error made by the restaurant. Did not make me feel all that warm a fuzzy about food that was fairly mediocre to begin with.

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