Kitchenette - Uptown

4.2
284 Reviews
$30 and under
American

About

Home style cooking at its best is our mantra. You are met at the door with our abundantly filled pastry cases. The shelves are filled with our homemade layer cakes, flaky pies, iced cupcakes, fruit crisps and so much more to tempt you on your way to a table. Kitchenette can satisfy all your cravings whether it be an oasis from the cold with our own hot chocolate topped with a homemade marshmallow, or a steamy bowl of chicken soup or a hearty meal of turkey meatloaf and mashed potatoes. We are a home away from home. Please note that we can only hold your table for ten minutes and incomplete tables will be sat until all party members have arrived.
We will unfortunately have to cancel your reservation if you do not notify us that are more than 10 minutes late.
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4.2based on all time ratings
4.2
food
4.1
service
3.8
ambience
4.0
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vipPatriciaF
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good breakfast menu and service was quick and friendly. Casual atmosphere with diverse crowd and decent noise level. Very comfortable environment.

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Brea
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is really good! I've been here about 3 times and I would come back.

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Stella
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

There was only one waitress for the dining room. Although she was a pleasant, young lady, she clearly needed help. In addition to our party of 5, there were three other groups of diners that she was tending to. I think it is a major problem when your food is served to your party but no one has silverware. Also, we had to ask for napkins and when they were brought out there were not enough for our party.

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vipcarol
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is fresh and good but change to many items on menu and no specials. Staff is very accommodating and I frequent there often

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NinaW
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff graciously accommodated our party of 7. The menu had a wide array of delicious options, it was difficult to choose. The food took some time to prepare (maybe 15 minutes), as it was made to order. It was very comfortable to wait, and everyone really enjoyed their lunch. The desserts looked amazing, we didn't have time, but we'll be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Love this place. Food is well prepared and there are selections you don’t find anywhere else.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and overall experience at Kitchenette was great as always. It’s our go to brunch spot because they offer everything, eggs, sandwiches, waffles, pancakes! My sister wanted to get a simple waffle with some strawberries which wasn’t on the menu but they made it anyway without any hassle! Love going back here :)

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SwingCat
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

My parents and I had a reservation for a late lunch. The hostess was sitting outside on a bench as if she were a customer waiting so we were surprised when she asked about our reservation. We were seated immediately and the server got our orders. The wait for the food was long and when they arrived, they were not what we ordered (wrong side dishes) and the server never got us utensils. We had to flag down someone else who took her time setting up another table with utensils before she came over to us. The food was ok (fruit pancakes, vegetarian soup & salad, pastrami sandwich). The seating area is very cramped and loud. Even though we walked right by our server on the way out, she did not even acknowledge us. I wouldn't recommend this place.

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JonnaB
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Cute place. Delicious home cooked food and baked goods. Need more places like this in NYC!

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King
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Staff was a scattered at the 8:00 opening and not ready for seating. Did not seem to note my reservation.

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vipJillS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved Kitchenette - will be back for sure! FRESH salad, amazing omlette.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had a reservation but they don’t take reservations, nor do they have a list, so there was no point in a reservation and way of telling who was next up for a table. We decided to leave and find a reservation elsewhere, as there were at least 10 people waiting ahead of us. This is not a good practice for business.

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Mafan
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

We waited over 30 minutes for salads, and when they finally came, the salmon on one of the salads was obviously spoiled. Everyone at the table could smell it. I certainly won’t be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughter’s birthday

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vipredlionny
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The positive : food was really good. Really liked my eggs on a biscuit. My friends also enjoyed their food and looking at other tables food — it also looked sooo good.

The negative- don’t bother making reservations... won’t be honored. It’s a popular place so we made 1pm reservation. We were there on time and for 50 minutes they said it would only be a few minutes more.... 50min!!! They kept calling for tables of 2 (we were 3). We were getting annoyed and when we asked why bother making reservations on OpenTable if they won’t be honored the man behind the counter said.. I don’t know anything about tbat site and it’s beyond my pay grade.
Since we were waiting so long they should have offered us a cup of coffee or a free drink... or an extra biscuit or something... but they didn’t .
Also, surprisingly they didn’t bring out the drink menu... we had to ask.... the table next to us saw us get drinks and so they asked... shouldn’t that be obvious to the wait staff? Most restaurants make $$ on drinks.

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BarbaraA
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was way undercooked and we waited an inordinate amount of time for it. We ordered french toast and pancakes. Both way undercooked and cold and the meal was over $45 for 2 breakfast entrees. Side order of bacon also undercooked and insanely greasy , no crispiness. In short , they should really pay attention to cooking the food properly and not resting on their laurels. This is plain thievery!

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BrianaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It's freezing in the restaurant. I've been a few times, and that's always the case.

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kellig
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was amazing. We made a reservation and still waited about 30 minutes which was hard with small children. But the meal was worth it. Strawberry butter to die for and a churro waffle. Genius.

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vipTruefoodie
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food. One of the best brunch spots in Harlem.

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vipAngie
Oklahoma City
15 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this place! The service was great and food fantastic!

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AngelicaF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chicken and waffles was an amazing dish ! And my boyfriend loved his pancake, scrambled eggs, and bacon.

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vipHomeCook
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Had breakfast for lunch. Enjoyed the strawberry butter on fluffy toasted biscuit. Potatoes didn’t wow me. Eggs were good. Linzer tart was delicious, light and buttery but needed more jam.

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Rektwo
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I used to come here a lot; it was a vibrant neighborhood spot, with good well-priced food and a cool ambiance. The service was never great, but it was absolutely tolerable. Haven't been for a while; came with a friend. Deader than dead as an environment: no one else there, a peculiar cleaning fluid smell permeated the place, there were people standing at the counter in front, but no one to take an order or anything. Given that we were the only folks there, it was a remarkable amount of time before anyone remembered to help us. The food was ok, nothing great. And it was too expensive for all that.

I'll not be back. (Maybe it was just a really off night, but still...)

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JEANINET
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. Good.portions

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BlackMaleFoodie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a chilly breeze in the larger room but wasnt too bad

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Londontown
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our server was great! Only complaint is only Americano decaf coffee is served at $3.75 a cup-NO FREE REFILLS!

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AndrewB
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good but not great for vegans. Veggies on the menu were very good. Thanks for the great service!

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Jenniferm
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was an awful experience. We had a reservation, but it didn't matter. The hostess kept vanishing. She would disappear and return but was never polite to the customers that were cramming into the space to put their names down. I know this restaurant is small, so I didn't mind the cramming by the hostess station, but it was the hostess attitude and constant leaving her station. When my friend and I were finally seated in the back after waiting for over 20 minutes we were shocked to see empty tables. We had no idea why we were not seated right away. We then sat for another 20 minutes as no one came to our table. We finally asked a waitress if should would take our order and she said it wasn’t her and she would get someone. When the waitress finally came she said let me bring you over water we declined saying we would just like to take our order. After receiving the food, we were so disappointed. The food was not worth it. After eating our meal, we asked for the check, that took forever and then after getting the check waited another 15 minutes for the waitress to pay. We finally got up and brought the check over to the register. We asked to speak with a manager and was told no manager was there which was not surprising. We will never go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

VERY pricey for “diner food”. A side of toast (2 pieces) was $4.50. Will not be back.

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GayleA
Tampa
22 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We booked this as an option for downtown near the 911 memorial. Not knowing the city- it came up when googled as close. It was a 30 min cab ride away and in Harlem in this little dingy place. We did not stay. They said the one in downtown closed 3 years ago. Strange how it let me make a reservation/had great reviews/and came up first on google. major disappointment

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SusanD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food at Kitchenette is always delicious. I keep forgetting, though, that their brunch drinks are sub-par. We ordered a bellini, a mimosa and a sangria. They were all watery and the sangria was just not sangria.

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vipHappyeater
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience3

One of the best breakfasts in the city, which fortunately they serve until 4. Love the biscuits plus their cakes are to die for - especially the carrot cake which is one of the best ANYWHERE!

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StarrP
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, fantastic. Food was flavorful and served hot. Perfect brunch spot!

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vipUWSider
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Food was yummy but service non-existent, and we were one of three tables that morning.

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davidj
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always good and the staff so nice AND some of the the best GREAT cakes, pies & cookies

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent breakfast

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LottieB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas breakfast

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NYCGal
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very patient, helpful in choosing meal options, great food, friendly atmosphere.

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vipJuliannaH
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Brunch was so delicious but it was impossible to get refills of water, coffees on time or extra napkins . The restaurant was tight too, would suggest to go on an off hour to get better service and more space

LA
vipLeighAnneBrod
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy the comfort food,, lively and warm ambience and attentive, friendly service!

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Kitchenette - Uptown offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 531-7600.

Kitchenette - Uptown is rated 4.2 stars by 284 OpenTable diners.