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Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - Chicago, Chicago, IL

Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - Chicago

4.2
4.2
1623 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Created to deliver the best in food, drinks and vibes to America, Kitchen + Kocktails is here to please. A dynamic comfort food restaurant at its core, Kitchen + Kocktails will focus on nicely plated comfort foods, including flavored fried chicken and lobster tails, shrimp and grits, creative waffles and other southern classics made with a twist. In addition, Kitchen + Kocktails will feature oxtails, greens, black eyed peas, and candied yams to go with desserts such as peach cobbler, chocolate cake and banana pudding.

20% gratuity is included on all checks.

DRESS CODE:
We are enforcing a dress code disallowing guests from appearing in tank tops, flip flops, slides (regardless of brand), CROCS, clothes with explicit attire, sagging, some bodysuits, jerseys and attire that does not meet K+K expectation.
Men: NO headwear is allowed. This includes, ball caps, skull caps, hoods, durags, etc.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 102 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food, Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–11:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 659-1951

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American

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What 1,623 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. KM

    KaelaM

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Waiter was really nice. My food came out cold but management and my waiter was really nice about everything.
  2. C

    4Cused

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nice food great. A little over priced but was good
  3. NL

    NaomiL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food1service1ambience4
    This was my 1st time there, Awful table service, awful food. The male waiter was rude, obnoxious, and not customer friendly. He deliberate brought lukewarm water when asked. He had an attitude because he didn't eat, and was unfocused on performing great customer service.. Unacceptable! Never again! For our bill to be $200 dollars, with 28% gratuity. It was a HORRIBLE experience. I felt like I got cheated out of my money.
  4. M

    Mjbmf

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vibes very friendly food great overall i love it
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    The food was just ok. Not worth the commute downtown.
  6. JC

    JayC

    Houston

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience5
    1st and 2nd time I went Service was great at the bar. 3rd time I actually dined in with family and Servicer was slow. Food was salty (seafood gumbo and dark gravy). Tried to over charge me for a drink. I am from out of town and did not enjoy myself when dining in.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    ALL I CAN SAY IS FOR $235! FOR 2 PEOPL I WILL NEVER BE RETURNING AGAIN!.. FIRST THE PEACH DUSSE DRINK WAS SOLD OUT… THAN OUR SERVER..(some like light skin chick wit a ponytail) DIDNT KNOW ANYTHING!.. YET THEY CHARGE 20 PERCENT GRATUITY AND THE SERVICE-WAS TRASH!!.. AFTER ASKING TO SPEAK WITH A MANGER.. I WAS TOLD HE/SHE HAD JUST LEFT!.. THEY NEVER CORRECTED THE PROBLEM!!. NEVA AGAIN WILL I BE RE VISTING
  8. AF

    AntoinetteF

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really loved the fried chicken and honey glaze sauce. First time at Kitchen+Kocktails and enjoyed the atmosphere, food, and drinks. Well worth the $.
  9. AP

    AlaunaP

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First off the service was great. From the time I walked in & left. My waiter was so polite and friendly. I wish I remembered his name but the food is AMAZING! I had the Mississippi catfish and grits with a blackberry margarita. When I come back to Chicago I’m going again. Would highly recommend.
  10. LS

    LatashaS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent . Lamb chops definitely recommend! Server was nice and great atmosphere.
  11. T

    Tan1972

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    This was my second time dining. The first time was almost 1 year ago and the experience was horrible. This time was much better. Arianna was attentive. It was a delay in getting our check but overall much better customer service. Food was excellent. The peach cobbler is 🔥. The downfall is security checking handbags and pat down before entering. This is the only restaurant downtown that does this. I understand it's for safety, however, disheartening that we can't dine with family without fear.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great people, great food, all around great experience.
  13. D

    Donny

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The Greens and fish were salty. Fish fried to hard… Super hot inside
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a wonderful time
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One word… JAZZ! Ask for her as your server! You won’t be disappointed! Amazing service, hilarious personality, sweet, attentive and FUN!
  16. MP

    MelP

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Disappointed...didn't know what to expect. Wasn't sure when I came through the door if I was coming to a nightclub or to dinner. I've never had my purse checked going to dinner. Food was nothing to write home about. Drink was good with the rock candy garnish. I felt I overpaid for what I got mediocre food, busy with people and staff looking like chickens with their heads cut off, no intimacy about the place. Server was nice, but wasn't pleased with food nor price. I saw. I went. I won't be going back.
  17. LS

    LoraneS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waitress was very attentive and aware. Gave good food and drink choices and always had a smile
  18. ED

    EricaD

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time! A little pricey but the portions were worth it so it worked out. Enjoyed my meal and love the variety of foods & especially the drinks! They were strong lol
  19. c

    cdm1221

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall2food5service4ambience4
    While the food, drinks, and service are decent, the pricing is ridiculous. High priced entrees with $15 sides and $25 drinks. The restaurant is located in a high priced area but the restaurant itself is not aligned. Please rework your pricing to at least include 1 side with all entrees.
  20. m

    msnitmo

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second visit. We had reservations and were seated as soon as we arrived. We had the fried green tomatoes for an appetizer. The Mississippi Catfish and Grits for the entree. All were delicious. The service and atmosphere were great as well. Check them out…
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place and love the people!!!!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! Was amazing and had lots for the next day!
  23. L

    Laura

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was very tasty and drinks during happy hour were great! I would suggest going during their happy hour specials. Our waitress was wonderful! Overall nice experience and would recommend!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great 💯 experience
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time going in the daytime, and the atmosphere was different but nice! Catfish and grits with Peach Dusse ….best combo ever
  26. TW

    TiaW

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I were skeptical because of other reviews, I’m so glad we didn’t listen. The food was so good, and drinks were amazing . It’s such a vibe, our waitress was Emma she was so sweet and accommodating. And again the food was actually good! I don’t know too many soul food places that I actually like and taste like home cooking. I love it here, and can’t wait to visit again when we’re in the chi.
  27. TM

    TimothyM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Our waitress was very good. Great sense of humor. Other than a loud party that was leaving everything was excellent. Will definitely be back!
  28. JW

    JustinW

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Very un-attentive waitress. Food was average for soul food at best. Most of options came out warm not hot. Ive never been to a resturant that claims to be a cocktail resturant that serves basically kool aid as a rum punch. Im certain there was no alcohol in that drink for a whooping $17 bucks. Expected to spend at least $200 but this place isnt the place to do that. Much better options for BOB soul food in chicago and much better food options in downtown area.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience was really excellent. My family and I were just in Chicago visiting. Food was great, our server Kiara was so sweet and the vibe was unmatched
  30. D

    Deena

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The dinks were not good. I asked for a different drink I was denied. And still had to pay for it.
  31. TH

    TaylorH

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The food was good but definitely not worth the price.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall great experience, food and service was excellent
  33. B

    Bunny

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Kitchen and Kocktails was swanky and food was very good. The service however was below par. Waitress was not attentive at all. Maybe under staffed? Besides that cute restaurant. I would return and also recommend
  34. MR

    MariaR

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for brunch , the music is amazing and the food is amazing. I would definitely recommend. I was only visiting town but if I lived here , this would definitely be my spot to go to.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    My only complaint is relating to the tipping policy and interactions with staff. There was a 20% mandatory tip placed on the bill. That's generally the percentage we would tip anyway but didn't enjoy being asked by the server to consider an additional tip that would go directly to her.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food vibe and atmosphere is definitely good.. the waitress Jazz was wonderful. I will definitely be going back !
  37. BB

    BrotherBill

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Our first visit. The decor in some areas was energetic but in our area it was subdued, mostlt done in black. The atmosphere where we were was more like a lounge. The music was loud resulting in loud conversations. The service was very good but at first there were some communication issues with the staff. The food was superb! Everything we ordered was on point. They do not label it "soul food" but it was soulful food. Too, there is a nice variety to the menu but some of the sides were overpriced ($9.00 for cornbread?) But the experience was great and we plan on returning at some time.
  38. F

    Foodie248

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Welcoming atmosphere. Nice ambiance. Good music. Spacious. Food was excellent. Perfect for pictures, if that’s your thing. Will definitely revisit.
  39. LE

    LEONARDB

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service, I went two days in a row. First day we had Jazz as our waitress for dinner great service. Next we had Dominique for our waitress at brunch also great service.
  40. B

    Bean

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience and service. Highly recommends.

FAQs

Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - Chicago is rated 4.2 stars by 1623 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 102 times today
Google Map for Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - Chicago

444 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-5622

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    River North (Chicago)

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–11:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food, Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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