kilo

4.7
465 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
Wine bar in the heart of Hell's Kitchen.

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Sun - Mon 5:00PM - 5:30PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM
Tue - Sat 5:00PM - 5:30PM 9:45PM - 11:00PM

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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

My reservation wasn’t honored, I think because my date who had arrived first said we weren’t eating. The host was incredibly rude and threatened to not check me in even though I was standing in front of him. 100% will not be back, will not recommend to all my friends in the neighborhood (I live and work a few blocks from kilo). There are so many great bars and restaurants in this neighborhood that you do not need to put up with rude service, plus $17 for a small pour of wine, horrible

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FF
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Cute place, but small. Warm and hip host. I was the first to arrive, and was refused seating until all members of my party arrived; host pressured every few minutes to give the status of my remaining party (who was no more than 2 min late). Fast service. Most dishes deliciously savory, but portions were tiny. Because of the demand for tables on a Friday evening, we were (albeit graciously) requested to vacate our table for the next diners. Sharing dishes is the best way to go. Our favorites included pork tacos and duck.

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London
12 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here before and will return again - love this place!

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j
Baltimore
43 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food. Tight space. Friendly. Second visit was good. I am sure I will be back.

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C
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure eating at Kilo

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OT
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was a return trip to Kilo and we enjoyed it. The room is long and skinny and has interesting details. Both the beer and wine offerings were not run-of-the-mill and the food is geared to small plate sharing. We sampled the goat cheese crostini, the mussels, and the mushroom tacos and enjoyed all three.

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n
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Cozy restaurant with a handful of tables including some that are communal style. Ordered 7-8 different items including a couple of appetizers (cauliflower, burrata and hummus), muscles, crab pasta, and they were consistently very high quality. The desert was brie cheese with honey, interesting but probably the least standout. Had an interesting selection of beer and wines, though nosebleed pricing ($17 for a glass of red wine). The waiting staff was friendly and quite helpful. We will do a repeat visit.

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ER
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Kilo! I go there all the time. The people and the food are second to none!

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g
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the ambiance of this restaurant, along with it's varied menu and outstanding service. We sat in the open front window and enjoyed the pedestrian parade, as many people carefully eyed the content of our creative plates. The tapas food choices are unique and well executed. My favorite was the oh-so-fresh whitefish salad and fingerlings. The new owner knew just what to serve me when I told him I am not a wine fan. Not only did I order a refill, but I took a photograph to remember the Cava! Thank you for a nice evening at kilo!

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MS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent wine list, creative menu, outstanding service in a cozy/cool environment...perfect for a date night!

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B
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience - well curated menu with selective wine list that matches food perfectly. Ask for assistance on wine choice (I’m a Level 3 WSET grad and the advice was brilliant). Welcoming small space and service made the evening more than memorable. Brussel sprouts, octopus and special soft shell crab were each prepared simply bringing out great flavours. Thank you!

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w
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great sommelier and service

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N
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Lovely food in manageable portions. Excellent wine. Good service. Alas very noisy making conversation hard.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent, it’s a place I’ll visit again on my next trip to NY.

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H
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Superior service. And good setting. What’s not to like?

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant on upper west side.

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BM
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Food seemed a bit burned, although waiter claimed it was caramelized that way.

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is delicious. Small plates but very filling

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PB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Small, cozy atmosphere; limited, but very interesting variety of tapas-like plates; excellent & eclectic wine. Full meal (4 plates and 3 glasses of wine) for ~$100.

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SC
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Small neighborhood restaurant with 10ish tables and a small bar. Very cool vibe. We had a pre-theater meal and the tapas like menu was perfect. We had the pork tacos, octopus, burrata and duck. The last three were excellent.

Service is casual but attentive. Wine, beer and soda (only real sugar sodas that were fantastic) were limited but we liked the choices we made so didn’t need a large selection.

The server said they change the menu every few weeks and that makes us want to visit again just to see what they have.

Highly recommended for casual, high quality dining at affordable prices.

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B
Denver
76 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fun place--very interesting menu-both the drinks and the food. Very tasty mushroom tacos, octopus, broccoli. Friendly, helpful service. Nice vibe.

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SH
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening - we were there with a small group of friends and were taken care amazingly well! The food was delicious and the wine was very excellent.

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MS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, delicious food, interesting wine list.

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MA
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Well prepared small plates, and attentive service, make for an enjoyable experience in this 9th Avenue storefront restaurant.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I love this place. The food and drinks are outstanding every single time I’ve been there. Also the server from Alabama (I forget his name, sorry!) is so passionate and knowledgeable about wine. Every wine suggestion he’s given me has been truly outstanding, and exactly what I didn’t know I was looking for.

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ES
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great new find in my local neighborhood cant wait to go back!

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l
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food!!

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ES
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My friends and I had a really wonderful time, allowing our host to work with the kitchen in preparing a delicious 3-course meal with wine pairing - the brussel sprouts were easily the best I've ever had. Friendly, knowledgable and accommodating staff in a low-key, relaxed setting.

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m
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our second visit to Kilo. It was as I remembered it: creative food and an excellent wine list. Our group of four all ordered an appetizer and an entree, and we tried seven different menu items. All were excellent, from the beautifully-cooked Brussel Sprouts with nouc cham to the Octopus. The Horror Show red wine was a hit as well.

The ambiance is stripped-down Manhattan brick, a warehouse feeling that I enjoy. However, the noise level was intense when the place was full.

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Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve visited twice now and it doesn’t disappoint. The plates are perfect for sharing and so tasty. They have a nice wine selection too. We’ll be back.

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NL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A real neighborhood gem. The natural wines are awesome and the food is delish! Limited amount of seating, so be prepared for that, however, it's worth the wait!

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SC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and a wonderful bartender. Love this place.

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JM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Neighborhood gem!
LJ is so knowledgeable about food, wine and service.
Love the place

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j
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The wine list is careful curated to fit the menu. The plates came out one at a time instead of in groups but if you're up for a slower meal, rather than a rushed after work situation, this place is good for that.

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I
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Terrific. Warm and friendly,

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

Only one issue - we had a reservation for 2 people and they seated us at the bar. When we asked for a table, they told us they didn’t have any available.

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v
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing. Really love Kilo. No faults. Will come by again. Hesitant to leave a review, because I don't want to not be able to get a reservation next time!

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S
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So good. Great food. LJ knows more about wine than anyone I know. Delicious. Unique.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable food. Simple, superlative service in a venue that’s conducive to conversation. The wine list is filled with hidden gems and the staff’s knowledge pairs well worn the rest of the menu.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful and delicious as always.

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