Permanently Closed - City Kitchen

4.2
1232 Reviews
$30 and under
American
This restaurant is permanently closed. 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.

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4.2
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4.3
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ChapelHillian
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always a good choice for a quiet-ish lunch with plenty of time to sit and talk. Unfortunate to see how many patrons are staying away due to Covid-19 concerns.

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KFBG
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Dined here with friends, service & food were great. A tad pricy.

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vipDrRichardKimbal
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was great. Service was excellent. A spicy tuna roll was on point and our two entrées were equally as good. My friend had the lamb and I ordered the trout.

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KyleW
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, tasty healthy options and a great table to celebrate a friends birthday. Thank you!

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vipCuriousDiner
Raleigh
22 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

One of our favorite places in Chapel Hill; we go often. Spacious without feeling cavernous, good for business or informal lunch and dinner any time, great bar scene, best outdoor patio around. Recent visit for early dinner before theater was great. Nice table, cheerful server. Limited but interesting wine list with some nice ones by the glass. Favorite app is Fried Artichokes - tender quarters in a light and crispy coat with tasty lemony dip. We both had fish, the trout from the menu and a flounder special. Both delicious; fish perfectly cooked, interesting accompaniments. I liked the trout preparation better than the flounder but only because the cheese in the rice/orzo under it didn't work for me, a matter of purely personal taste. The chocolate bombe was impressive! The riff on apple tart was a nice combo, great caramel sauce, but the puff pastry should have been crisper; it was leathery, hard to cut. All in all a very good visit. We'll certainly keep coming back.

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vipKathrynL
Phoenix
77 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Pretty average

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NewPhoneWhoDis
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Good Service. Okay Food for the price. Bread was overcooked, meat was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
32 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. The atmosphere is just as fun and enjoyable as the food. They were very receptive to hosting a large group as well.

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vippinkbike2ride
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time sitting at bar for drinks and dinner. Great wine and food!

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KymH
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Great food but incredibly slow service. Took over an hour for our food to come.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Disappointing experience. Plate delivery person was pretty clueless. One of us ordered a burger, they mistakenly brought a kids burger - which had been sitting under the lights forever, and it was harder than it should be to raise the issue. They finally said they would take care of it on the bill, but instead of removing the charge they just charged us for a kids burger. Really?? Also without going into detail our waiter was clearly not well trained. I don’t blame the staff; I consider this a management issue and similar to other issues we’ve had there in the past. This place could be good but is just not well run.

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EliseM
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I was surprised that we were seated in the back of the restaurant close to the bathrooms despite having a reservation. Also, I had noted on the reservation that this was a birthday dinner and no special recognition was given. The food however was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience2

service was terrible & the noise level made it difficult to talk

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Slow service. Catch of the Day ran out and I was served something else without the opportunity to decline.

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RandallW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Food was great but service was not that impressive. Had to ask for things numerous times and received a reply that someone else was getting it or oh yea I’ll be right back but then still didn’t get what we asked for. I ordered a beer and never received it AT ALL. I was really not impressed with the level of millennial style service staff that have no desire to actually do their job good, but in true millennial fashion just deliver the bare minimum.

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Chris
Charlotte
21 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I have eaten here many times and I am always impressed with the menu selection and the quality of the ingredients. There is a good bar scene usually and the clientele ranges from young professionals to mid-50s.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
45 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time at this restaurant. Good food service and value.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak I’ve had in a long time.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My group visited on a Saturday morning and were disappointed that brunch is only served on Sundays. However, they do offer shrimp and grits and a frittata on the regular menu. Everything we tried, we enjoyed. Also our server Alex was one of the highlights of the experience.

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Alexandrak
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience5

Our food took 30 minutes to come out and when it was delivered, my steak was cold and we were missing sides of aus ju and pea puree. My steak was taken back and we were told that they would get the sauces. Once they brought the steak back we were told the sauces were being made and would be right out. We then saw that my steak was undercooked and sent it back again. It was better when brought back, but still slightly undercooked. 30 minutes after we received the food we were then told we would not be getting any sauce as they were out. Overall this was a very disappointing meal that we had high hopes for.

JG
JimG
Raleigh
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Vibrant and energetic atmosphere supported by amazing food.

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Chris
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was an adorable place my wife and I spent Valentine's Day at. The server was a joy to be around and the food felt refreshing and delicious. We ordered sushi samplers and loved the fish. I did think the combination Italian-Americano with Korean cuisine made for an interesting menu, but the food is well prepared all around and we left happy, full, and satisfied!

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DerekB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing table with a view of music and the lower dining area. Enjoyed the Valentine’s Day menu for two.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Went to City Kitchen for Valentine’s Day dinner - the food was way too salty and the service left a lot to be desired. Our server seldom checked on our table and didn’t clear our plates. The dipping sauce for the calamari tastes store bought and the frites were definitely frozen. Overall, the experience was underwhelming and not worth the $100 bill.

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kdawg
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The atmosphere is great, plenty of parking, comfortable seats, awesome menus, a tad on the noisy side but that was from people in the bar watching a basketball game.

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Foodfriend99
Raleigh
36 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Local Dining Treasure for Family and Friends. The wait staff and all are wonderful as well as the food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table was ready when we got there—a little early.
Food and service was excellent.
The only thing, the 3 of us were seated at a small round table outside. There was absolutely no place to put my legs under the table because of the way it was made. (obviously should be a table for 2 only).

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Htaylor
Raleigh
15 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was prompt and food was very good. We had one of the specials for the night. Very enjoyable. We were not rushed.

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vipBaker1
Raleigh
49 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We always enjoy our meals at CK. Unfortunately, a large and celebratory party was seated right behind us, which made it very difficult to hear my luncheon companion. Next time--a booth in the front of the restaurant, will be requested! My companion enjoyed the shrimp po boy & I, the Greek Salad with grilled shrimp. The staff and management were very attentive & accommodating. We'll be back!

DH
DanielH
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was alright. I wish they had better sounding vegetarian options. Everything we had was delicious and our waitress was a delight.

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byog
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience4

fair, beef not good, salmon good, waitress excellent

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GordonS
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time with friends I haven't seen for awhile.
Thank you!

JS
JenniferS
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Food was outstanding. Service a little slow probably due to restaurant week. Will definitely be back.

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Carol
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious and wait staff attentive. The noise level seemed to rise considerably as it got later in the evening.

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vipJeanK
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful vibe, great service, delicious food! I can't say enough about my experience.....will be back next time I am in Chapel Hill!

RB
RebeccaB
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the VIBE. Celebration space without celebration NOISE! Food is fabulous. Service is attentive.

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CarolN
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at City Kitchen. I think they stepped up their flatbread pizza game because it was absolutely wonderful, had lots of toppings. Far better than a previous visit. It was delicious the next day too! But we have always enjoyed City Kitchen and had a fun night there. The special salads were winners too! Did I mention the wine? Delicious! Service was grand as well, our waiter knew exactly what he was doing and it showed. See you again City Kitchen!

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vipmk6six
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some unique dishes and everything was high quality.

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BobC
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch. Terrific service.

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vipMick
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

NEW YEARS EVE

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Permanently Closed - City Kitchen does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Permanently Closed - City Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 928-8200.

Permanently Closed - City Kitchen is rated 4.2 stars by 1232 OpenTable diners.

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