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About City Kitchen

City Kitchen family welcomes you with wholesome American fare prepared through simple, time-honored cooking methods such as roasting, braising, preserving and smoking. This urban, contemporary neighborhood eatery evokes the warmth and convivial setting of a residential kitchen and gaathering place dedicated to quality and sourcing locally.

201 South Estes Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch

Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3pm

Dinner

Sunday - Thursday: 5pm - 10pm , Friday - Saturday: 5pm - 10:30pm

Brunch

Sunday: 10:30am - 3pm

Cross Street:
15-501

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(919) 928-8200

Website:
http://citykitchenchapelhill.com/

Catering:
Our catering staff shares the same values as our restaurant staff. They are here to create a fun, unforgettable dining experience. We will take care of everything, exceeding your every expectation along the way. Don’t know what you want? We’ll happily walk you through our offerings.. Loved that entree you had last night that’s not on our catering menu? As far as we’re concerned, it is now. Our goal is to create amazing memories that also fit within your budget.

Parking Details:
Easy access from Chapel Hill Bus Lines

Executive Chef:
Jessie Flores

Private Party Facilities:
City Kitchen offers a venue like no other, its back drop creates a stage to relax, enjoy, have fun citiy kitchen weddings and celebrate. The décor is contemporary, rustic and fun and each defined space is flexible allowing numerous possibilities to create the elements of an amazing event. If it is a ceremony, wedding, reception, rehearsal dinner, shower, bridal luncheon or morning after breakfast, the possibilities are endless. With a detail orientated wedding coordinator on hand at all times you are given expert advice allowing your special event to be tailored to exactly what you desire. We dedicate ourselves to giving you an outstanding experience at a price you can afford. From traditional southern affairs to elaborate fine dining occasions City Kitchen provides the space, the experience, the professionalism and the detailed planning and service to make your event flawless and one you, your family and friends will remember for a life time.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Leave the planning to us & simply enjoy a Christmas Eve meal with loved ones! We'll be open for regular brunch & dinner hours. Our a la carte menus & decadent specials will be available to curate a delicious brunch spread or an evening feast for dinner! Contact the restaurant directly to reserve!

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

We’ll start the evening w/ our special pre-party a la carte menu from 5-8pm & then shift to our decadent NYE 4 course pre-fixe menu for $65 per guest (tax & grat not included) starting at 9pm. Our late diners will enjoy LIVE music, dancing, & midnight champagne toast! Credit card required.

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City Kitchen Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (17)
Bar Seating (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
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Neighborhood Gem (10)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Casual (9)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Good for a Date (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Fun (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Romantic (4)
Seasonal (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Business Meals (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Authentic (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Western NC)·Dined 6 days ago

Our server was great but.....
Did not like bread & “tomato paste” spread
Flatbread was not a crisp crust & we just didn’t care for the flavor of our Margarita flatbread choice
( & I love most margarita pizzas!)
My hubby’s vodka martini was the tiniest pour I have ever seen! Our great server did take it back & brought back a normal size drink.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 7 days ago

The male waiter we had was the worst ever, rude, never around, degrading, he spoke to you like you couldn't understand the menu. We dine there once a week and that will sadly cease.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 12, 2017

My favorite place for dinner in Chapel HIll. Like home.

Tags: Quick Bite, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Vegan, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Service was impeccable! Our waiter, Michael, wanted everything to be perfect without being intrusive!

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner before the theater. Delicious food, made very quickly and a very responsive, competent waiter

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quick Bite, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Food was excellent, as usual, and our server was top-notch. This restaurant seems to attract good chefs and servers. Bar is always popular with good drinks. Wine selection a bit skimpy but good choices.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Disabled Access
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Awesome! Wonderful food and service!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Very loud Waitress hard to find at times Broke a wine cork which can happen but seemed very clumsy trying

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Dane provided more than excellent service for my colleague & me. The mushrooms & goat cheese flat bread pizza was the perfect size for dinner, and the outdoor patio REALLY hides the fact that it's adjacent to a parking lot.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Good, not great. That's what my husband and I both said as we were leaving City Kitchen the other night. My short rib was dry and not "fall apart" tender as it should be. There were numerous brussel sprouts on my plate but they were not cooked through. I do like most of my veggies al dente but not my brussel sprouts. My husband's trout was 2 very thin fillets . Both dishes could have been hotter. The prices of both were higher than they should have been.

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

I enjoyed it! The waitress was delightful and the food was really good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great flavor, especially given the menu variety. Loved our server too!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 23, 2017

As usual very good service and food if I had anything to be concerned about is the small round table we were seated. It did not allow enough room for our plates and the wine. It needs to be replaced with a small square one like the others!

Tags: Romantic
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Very enjoyable. Family outing. Wine list is okay. Waitress pours way too much wine in the glass...it's not a water goblet! Food is very good. Very noisy place. I'd go back but would try another place or two first.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 21, 2017

I chose the restaurant specifically for the steak, it was very good. The side dish of fries were terrible, burnt and soggy w/grease. The dessert menu lacked choices, didn't have cheesecake or brownie with scoop of ice cream. Atmosphere, service, steak were all very good, a little overpriced.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Surprised girlfriend with dinner for bday; all courses were top notch. Our waiter, Shawn (Sean?) was flawless; extremely helpful, punctual, and polite without being overbearing. The halibut was unbelievable!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Wonderful service.....did not rush us as we were celebrating a birthday . Food is better than we remembered !

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 10, 2017

We had an 8:00 reservation on a Saturday night and were surprised to see so many empty tables. We soon realized that was probably the work of our server, who must've been trying to win a contest to see how fast he could rush us through a meal. Despite my ordering a dish which he "warned" us would take 20-25 minutes to prepare, we were in and out--including drinks before dinner--by 8:45. Too bad; this was a cool place I'd visit again, but only if I could be sure to have another server.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Consistently good food that is well-presented! Servers are always pleasant and knowledgable.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Business meeting

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Start with being seated next to a work station at a small table in an almost empty restaurant. Continue with entrees being served halfway through the appetizers. Finish with dirty dishes from appetizer never being cleared until after meal. Too bad because the food was good. Never an apology or even recognition that there was a problem. Symptoms of bad management. First and last visit.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on August 27, 2017

The restaurant was lovely, but the food was so so. The grilled cheese was limp rather than grilled and crunchy. We had to pay extra for toast with our eggs. Tbe best thing was the Greek salad...a combo Greek and French Nicoise. The dessert was a joke. Considering the fact that we told the waiter we wanted a shareable dessert. We all laughed when the cake arrived...it was a bite of cake, at best.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 26, 2017

City Kitchen is a favorite of ours. The food is always fresh and delicious. We would give it top marks if it weren't for the noise level. On a busy Saturday it's more than energetic. It's toxic.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Healthy
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Delicious foods and service. Indoor and outdoor seating.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Fun, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Pinehurst)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Lovely staff and atmosphere! We wish we could have eaten the food. Not safe for peanut/legume allergy, sadly. Peanut flour and cross contact noted, but thankfully our server was brutally honest. Kudos to her for keeping us safe. Our food rating was a guess since we did not consume anything. I bet it's great for non-allergic folks!

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·Dined on August 16, 2017

We were seated right away. Shelly, our waitress, was awesome. Me and my friends were catching up and she was very patient while we decided on drinks ($5 glass of wine) and appetizers. Dinner was very good with a healthy portion. Definitely recommend for a date; business or hanging at the bar.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 16, 2017

The food was excellent and top quality....however at lunch time it was almost too loud
to have a pleasant conversation with my friends!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Great salads for lunch!!

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

My wife and I had a rare date night. Our server, Michael did a wonderful job executing a wonderful evening of great service and made some nice suggestions about wines by the glass and dessert options. This restaurant does a nice job of creating ambiance and personality despite being a large space.

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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Great! Loved the decor

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 28, 2017

The restaurant is large so its easy to find a table even on a weekend. The food is pretty good.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Excellent food and good prices. Nice inside ambiance and decor, and nice outside seating too.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Live Sports, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Casual, Authentic, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Wonderful and delicious brunch selections. First time for brunch and look forward to next brunch

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

It was ok we were four of us we asked for bread and we got 4 little pieces that was it.
A waitress should always note with couples who is with who and give separate checks instead she said is this all on one?

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Outstanding service and food! Seems to keep getting better each time we come.

Tags: Fun, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Swordfish dinner special was creative and very tasty. Trout was also delicious. Top notch Martini's. Overall experience exceeded expectations.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Our waitress Liz, was tops and made the entire experience worthwhile. We had great conversations about food choices and she was right on target. Food was good, value okay, but she is the reason we will return

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on July 15, 2017

We came to taste the food as a potential caterer for our daughter's wedding next year. We enjoyed the atmosphere of the restaurant. The food was excellent! I was most impressed with the service. Dane, our waiter, was very articulate, personable and professional. In addition, several other servers, cleared dishes, refilled drinks and made themselves available to make our visit very enjoyable. This is not just a restaurant but an excellent dining experience!

Tags: Good for a Date, Organic, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Great food, service and atmosphere. Reasonably priced. It is noisy but a projects a positive, energetic atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Good food, great options. I found the noise to be too loud - it was hard to hear the server and the others at my table. the ambiance was great though.

Tags: Hot Spot, People Watching, Fun, Live Sports
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