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

Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - Chicago

4.3
4.3
2827 Reviews
$31 to $50
Southern
Created to deliver the best in comfort food, drinks and vibes to America, Kitchen + Kocktails is here to please. A dynamic soul 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 ask that you respect our dress code at Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley.
Proper Dress Attire Required. Please see our website for the policy. While we do recognize special circumstances, it is solely at our host and management team’s discretion to allow these exceptions. Thank you for your cooperation. https://kitchenkocktailsusa.com/dresscode/

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 117 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Southern, American, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (312) 847-5543
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American
  • Neighborhood
    River North (Chicago)
  • Cross street
    Grand & Wabash
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Grand Red Line Train Stop
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Brunch

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM,Sat - 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Join us for Brunch at Kitchen + Kocktails from 11:00am - 2:00pm Saturday and Sunday

  • Join us for Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Thu - 5:00 PM - 9:15 PM
    Join us for our high energy Happy Hour!! Mon. - Thurs. from 5pm - 7pm

What 2,827 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

2,827 Reviews
  1. khia

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I came here to celebrate my mother’s birthday. She had a wonderful time. The food was delicious, it came out in a timely manner. Our waitress, Kenya was so attentive and pleasant to speak with. We had the opportunity to meet the chef, Mr. Eddie Washington. Our conversations was wonderful. You can tell that he has a passion for cooking. Thank you everyone for the experience.
    Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - ChicagoResponded 3 days ago
    Thanks for the feedback, Khia! We're thrilled to hear that you and your mother had a wonderful time celebrating her birthday with us at Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - Chicago. It's great to know that you enjoyed our delicious food and found our service to be attentive and pleasant. We're also delighted that you had the opportunity to meet our chef, Eddie Washington, and had a wonderful conversation with him. Your kind words mean a lot to us and we look forward to serving you again soon.

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  2. Andrew

    Columbus

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Top notch! Shrimp and grits and catfish were great
    Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - ChicagoResponded 3 days ago
    Hey Andrew, We're absolutely thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our Shrimp and Grits and Catfish! It's always a pleasure to serve up the best to our valued guests like you. We're so glad you had a great experience and we look forward to serving you again soon. Thanks for the stellar ratings! Best, The Management Team

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  3. AishaR

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and the service was excellent!! I will definitely be back! I will also be trying the one in Dc!!
    Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - ChicagoResponded 3 days ago
    Thanks for the review, AishaR! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - Chicago. It's fantastic to know that our food and service met your expectations. We're also glad you'll be trying our new location in DC. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Really good food however a bit over priced snd this was the first time ever that my waitress was pleasant & attentive with help which I appreciated because I’m a regular but customer service sucks overall.
    Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - ChicagoResponded 3 days ago
    Thanks for the feedback! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our food at Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - Chicago. We're sorry to hear that you found our prices to be high. We strive to provide the best value possible for our guests, and we appreciate your understanding. We're also glad to hear that our staff made your visit enjoyable. We'll take your comments into account as we continually work to improve our service. We hope to welcome you back soon. Best, The Management Team

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My experience was fantastic! After inquiring about a nice restaurant, my sister informed me of this hidden gem. Upon arriving I was amazed at the beauty and ambience of the restaurant. The manager, waitress Olympia and everyone else who graced us with their presence was kind and gracious. I’ll certainly be back because the food was amazing! I’m now telling everyone I know about this hidden gem. Kudos!
    Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - ChicagoResponded on April 3, 2024
    Hey, We're overjoyed to hear about your fantastic experience at Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - Chicago! It's great to know that you felt well taken care of and enjoyed the ambiance and food. We're thrilled you felt our team was gracious and that you felt well taken care of. Your positive feedback means a lot to us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Best, The Management Team

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing cocktails. Decent food. Cinnamon waffles were too sweet. However, Waitress Butter and Manager Von made it worth coming back many times.
    Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - ChicagoResponded on April 2, 2024
    Thanks for the review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our cocktails and found our food decent. We're sorry to hear that the cinnamon waffles were too sweet for your taste. Your feedback is valuable and will be shared with our team to ensure our guests receive the best experience possible. We're glad to know that our service made your visit worth it, and we look forward to serving you again soon. Best regards, Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - Chicago Management Team

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  7. MeganG

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I went to brunch alone and had a really good time! The music was great the food and service even better!
    Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - ChicagoResponded on April 2, 2024
    Thanks for the feedback, MeganG! We're thrilled to hear that you had a great time at Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - Chicago and enjoyed the music, food, and service. We strive to provide an exceptional dining experience for all our guests and your kind words are a testament to our efforts. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great time to eat here. Food was outstanding
    Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - ChicagoResponded on April 2, 2024
    Hey, thank you so much for your glowing review! We're thrilled to hear that you always have a great time dining with us at Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - Chicago. It's wonderful to know that you enjoyed our food and found it to be outstanding. We appreciate your support and look forward to serving you again soon. Best, The Management Team

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  9. Nique

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, service and drinks were great. Layloni, our waitress was OUTSTANDING!! The restaurant waa a tad bit pricey but worth the $. Definitely need Reservations. Be menatlly prepared to either get patted down or your purse searched at the door though. They are being proactive about the safety of customers and staff.
    Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - ChicagoResponded on April 2, 2024
    Hello Nique, We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - Chicago! It's great to know that our food, service, and drinks hit the mark for you. We always strive to provide exceptional service and we're glad to hear that our team made your experience memorable. We appreciate your feedback on the safety precautions at the door. We're always working on improving our guests' experience. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best Regards, The Management Team

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  10. AudreyC

    Columbus

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding! They food was excellent , especially the blackened lamb chops. Everything was tasty? Would definitely dine here again!!
    Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - ChicagoResponded on April 2, 2024
    Hey AudreyC, We're over the moon to hear about your fantastic dining experience at Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - Chicago! It's fantastic to know that you found our food excellent, especially the blackened lamb chops. We're glad everything was to your liking and you'd definitely dine with us again. Your kind words mean the world to us! Best regards, The Management Team

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  11. Brandy

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pro: great food quality and portions. The drinks were on point. Con: devil egg appetizer took a while to come out
    Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - ChicagoResponded on March 30, 2024
    Thanks for the review, Brandy! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our food, drinks, and service at Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - Chicago. We're sorry to hear about the delay in receiving your appetizer. We strive to provide timely service and your feedback helps us improve. We hope to serve you again soon!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We sat there for 30 minutes without getting any service. We were only offered water and she never came back. We left.
    Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - ChicagoResponded on March 30, 2024
    Thanks for visiting us at Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - Chicago. We're truly sorry to hear about your disappointing experience. It's not the standard we aim for and we apologize for any inconvenience caused. We appreciate your feedback and will use it to improve our service. We hope you'll give us another chance to provide the quality experience you deserve.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Being a person who’s in the industry and was told to come here by colleagues, this was a sad experience. Our reservation was at 8:45, we arrived at 8:40. As we’re getting escorted to our table the host realizes that it’s not even clean and directs us to a bench to sit down for any extra 15 minutes by the bathroom(Gross) . We waited about 10 minutes before our server came. We ordered drinks and food around 9:10. Our food came out around 9:45, before even getting our cocktails. The manager with the neck tattoo stopped at every single table around us asking “how everything is” except our table. When asked for a sharing plate we had to wait another 10 minutes. The server kept apologizing but when service is going that bad, you automatically send a manager. The manger kept walking around recording the establishment on his phone rather than actually making sure service is going smooth. I barely finished my greens which weren’t that good and boxed my fish and grits to go. I wouldn’t ever pay 175 for something like that ever again.
    Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - ChicagoResponded on March 29, 2024
    Hello, We're truly sorry to hear about your recent experience at Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - Chicago. It's clear that we fell short in meeting your expectations and for that, we sincerely apologize. We understand how important cleanliness and prompt service are to our guests and we regret that we failed to deliver on those aspects during your visit. We also apologize for the inconvenience caused by the wait times and any confusion regarding the order. We take all feedback seriously and will use your comments as an opportunity to improve our service. We hope that you will give us another chance to provide a better dining experience. Best Regards, The Management Team

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  14. ShastaC

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved the experience! The food was great! Our waiter was rude and he could work on his customer service skills.
    Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - ChicagoResponded on March 27, 2024
    Hey ShastaC, We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - Chicago. It's wonderful to know that our food met your expectations. We sincerely apologize for any dissatisfaction with our service, and we will strive to improve on this. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best, The Management Team

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Experience was horrible. No service was provided for 45 minutes of being seated even after witnessing 3 guest tables that arrived after us be served. Though the manager tried to change our experience around and our new server was polite we never recovered from the experience. Food was salty and the seafood Gumbo did not look like the advertisement in the menu ( no crab at all, not even the crackers). Drinks were ok, music was good though. Probably won’t return 👎🏾
    Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - ChicagoResponded on March 25, 2024
    Hi, We're truly sorry to hear about your recent experience at Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - Chicago. We always aim to deliver a great experience, and we regret that we fell short during your visit. We appreciate your patience and understanding, and we're glad to hear that you found our server polite. We're also sorry to hear that our food did not meet your expectations, as we strive to provide flavorful dishes. We'll definitely take your feedback into consideration as we continuously strive to improve. we would love to have you back in to dine with us so we can turn this 1 into a 5 star experience. We hope you'll reconsider and give us another chance to provide you with the experience you deserve. Best regards, The Management Team

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Me and my friends had an amazing time and the waitress was awesome…Also the music they played was top tier. Will definitely be coming back soon❤️
    Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - ChicagoResponded on March 27, 2024
    Thanks for visiting us! We're thrilled to hear that you and your friends had an amazing time at Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - Chicago. It's great to know that you enjoyed our top-tier music and found our service excellent. We're looking forward to your next visit. See you soon!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Catfish and lobster fried batter was very salty. Customer Service needs to be worked on. We were greeted by one server and waited her return and she never brought any water or her recommendations back to the table. A new server then appeared and it took forever to just get water or even our order in. We waited over 30 minutes for drinks. Appetizer was very quick and delicious deviled eggs with shrimp. The fried catfish and grits with the fried lobster tails was very good but very salty. The waitress also too my form of payment and forgot to bring me back my card until I reminded her. I know gratuity is included which is great but the servers and waitress still have a job to do and they lack great customer service skills.
    Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - ChicagoResponded on March 27, 2024
    Thanks for the review. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our appetizers and drinks, but we're sorry to hear about the issues with the food and service. We take your feedback seriously and will use it to improve. We hope that on your next visit, you'll have a more enjoyable experience.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was wonderful but only problem I had was the fact of reservation I don’t understand why to make a reservations for a wait of 20-25 min, than get seated in get charged for water. But overall other than that the vibe, waiters, drinks, food was good asf will be back but not making a reservation!!!
    Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - ChicagoResponded on March 25, 2024
    Thanks for the review. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the vibe, drinks, and food at Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - Chicago. We apologize for the wait you experienced, and we appreciate your understanding about the reservation system. We're committed to improving our service and we hope to provide you with a more seamless experience next time. We would love the opportunity to have you back in to dine with us so we can turn this 3 into a 5 star dining experience!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    GREEEAAATT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!¡!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - ChicagoResponded on March 24, 2024
    Hi, thank you so much for your wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - Chicago. We're glad that our food, service, and value met your expectations. We appreciate your kind words and look forward to serving you again soon. Best, The Management Team

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Bday, good service
    Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - ChicagoResponded 6 days ago
    Hi, Thank you for choosing Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - Chicago for such a special occasion. We're thrilled to know that you enjoyed your experience with us. We always strive to provide excellent service and it's great to hear that we met that goal for you. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back for another memorable celebration. Best, The Management Team

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is AWESOME!!! Food was delicious. Friendly staff. A little pricey if you’re ordering drinks tho. Other than that the food was priced perfectly to the decent sized portions. In the immortal words of Arnold “I ‘LL BE BACK!”
    Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - ChicagoResponded on March 24, 2024
    Thanks for visiting us! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - Chicago. We take pride in our delicious food and friendly staff, and it's great to hear that we hit the mark. We understand that the prices may seem a bit high for drinks, but we believe in offering quality food in generous portions at a reasonable price. We're looking forward to your next visit. Best, The Management Team

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  22. TRuss

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is definitely a vibe! Can’t wait to come back! Food was 🔥, service was amazing & the vibe was impeccable! The food was ready quick & tasted amazing! My one small gripe is that there are not a lot of choices for vegetarian folks….
    Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - ChicagoResponded on March 24, 2024
    Thanks for the feedback, TRuss! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - Chicago. We take pride in our food and service, and we're glad to know you felt the same. We appreciate your note about the vegetarian options and will certainly take it into consideration. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I've been to all 3 locations and this is my favorite one.
    Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - ChicagoResponded on March 21, 2024
    Hello, We're overjoyed to hear that Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - Chicago is your favorite location! It's always a pleasure to serve our guests and we're thrilled that we've been your go-to spot for so many enjoyable meals. Your high ratings for our food, service, and value are truly appreciated. We can't wait to welcome you back soon for another great experience! Best regards, The Management Team

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Butter was an incredible server. Felt welcomed and well taken care of. Amazing food (shrimp and grits in pic) and atmosphere, will definitely visit again!
    Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - ChicagoResponded on March 18, 2024
    Hi, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that you felt well taken care of and enjoyed our shrimp and grits. It's wonderful to know that you appreciated the atmosphere and service as well. We strive to provide a memorable dining experience for all our guests and your kind words are a testament to our efforts. We look forward to welcoming you back to Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - Chicago soon!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    I got to the restaurant at 7:50 for my 8pm reservation and was told to set to the side on a bench where I was left for 25 minutes before my fiancé had to walk up to the front and remind them that we were still there once seated you could tell they were in a rush to close because our waiter was MIA most of our visit. The only good thing about the dinner is they comped our 1st drink other than. Bag the service was trash. The food was amazing which is why I am giving 4 stars if you can over look the poor service their food is amazing!!
    Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - ChicagoResponded on March 19, 2024
    Hey, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - Chicago. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our food, and we're glad to hear that you found value in your experience with us. However, we're truly sorry to hear about the delay you experienced and the service you received. We strive to provide excellent service to all our guests and it seems we fell short during your visit. Please accept our sincerest apologies for the inconvenience. We appreciate your feedback and will certainly take it into account as we continuously work to improve our service. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future. Best regards, The Management Team

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  26. MelissaA

    Cincinnati

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I really enjoyed the vibe in the restaurant, very lively and fun. The food was moderate in taste, and some things significantly overpriced. I would probably return more for the atmosphere than the food.
    Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - ChicagoResponded on March 21, 2024
    Hi MelissaA, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the lively atmosphere at Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - Chicago. We take pride in our food and strive to provide a quality dining experience for all our guests. We're sorry to hear that some aspects of your visit didn't meet your expectations, especially with regards to pricing. We appreciate your honesty and will definitely take it into consideration as we continuously strive to improve our offerings and service. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future. Best regards, The Management Team

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Every time I come to Chicago, which is around the time I have my business trip I always always have to make it a priority to stop in at this restaurant. I absolutely love it I always get the cat fish and grits which is my absolute fave. I love this restaurant
    Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - ChicagoResponded on March 18, 2024
    Thanks for the feedback! We're thrilled to hear that Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - Chicago is a priority stop for you while you're in town. We're glad to know that our catfish and grits are your favorite. We're always striving to provide the best food and service to our valued guests like you. We appreciate your kind words and look forward to serving you again soon!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was exceptional; however, very overpriced. A bit of a wait for the entire experience from waiting despite having a reservation, food delivery once ordered, and drinks arriving after appetizers.
    Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - ChicagoResponded on March 19, 2024
    Thanks for visiting us at Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - Chicago. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our food and found it exceptional. We're sorry to hear that there were some issues during your visit. We understand how important timely service is, especially when enjoying our food. We'll certainly take your feedback into account as we continuously strive to improve our guests' experiences. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again soon.

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  29. MoJames

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The waiter was very friendly, but she had too many tables, therefore was inattentive to us. The food and drinks took about an hour to come out. However I will say, the food was worth the wait, as it was very delicious!
    Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - ChicagoResponded on March 18, 2024
    Thanks for visiting us, MoJames. We appreciate your feedback. It's great to hear that you enjoyed the food and found it worth the wait. We're sorry to hear about the wait you experienced, especially since you felt our service was lacking. We'll certainly work on our attentiveness to ensure we provide the best service possible. We're thrilled that you found our food delicious and we hope to see you again soon for a more flawless experience. Best, The Management Team at Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - Chicago

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  30. ShawnS

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and drinks. Ambience was really cool it’s really nice place. I highly recommend it. Nice variety of food and very special place. It’s a must must do in Chicago.
    Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - ChicagoResponded on March 18, 2024
    Hi ShawnS, We're thrilled to hear that you had such a fantastic experience at Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - Chicago! It's wonderful to know that you enjoyed our food and drinks, as well as our unique ambiance. Your recommendation means a lot to us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best, The Management Team

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and drinks were delicious. Highly recommend the blacked shrimp and grits, and Remy short ribs. Service was a little slow, but it was also a holiday weekend, so understandable.
    Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - ChicagoResponded on March 17, 2024
    Hey, thank you for your high ratings and for recommending us! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our blacked shrimp and grits and Remy short ribs. We apologize for the slower service during your visit, but we're glad to hear that it was a holiday weekend. Your feedback is invaluable and we're committed to making improvements. We hope to see you again soon at Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - Chicago!

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  32. KimG

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My party of 4 arrived on 3/16/24 at 12:30pm. We were greeted at the door and was asked if we had a reservation. We didn't and was told to go to the hostess stand and be added to the list. The hostess told us it would be at least an hour way due to the high volume and it was St. Patrick's day weekend. After waiting 1 1/2 hr my friend went back to the hostess and was told if would be at least another hour wait because they have to seat people with a reservation first. We asked to speak to a manager. A young lady came by and we told her our story. She told us the same thing , we needed to make a reservation. We told her if we had known, we would have made a reservation. She basically dismissed us and walked away. So we went back to the bench we were sitting on and waited until our reservation that was at 3:30pm. At that time it was 3:00pm. Executive Chief Eddie walked by and saw the look on my friend's face. He asked her what was wrong. After she explained the situation he said "let me see what I can do". We were seated in minutes. He was very apologetic for the wait and sent a different manager to our table. Anthony, the new manager was very nice and apologetic. He brought us over a strawberry remy hustler cocktail. It was soooo good. He stated I hope this get you back to your happy place. Olivia was our waitress. She was just as amazing. She recommended food choices and drinks. Chief Eddie came back to check on us and we were so glad. His customer service skills were off the charts! Our food was just as amazing!. Although the experience was bad in the beginning, it all worked out great. We will definitely go back to Kitchen and Kocktails!
    Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - ChicagoResponded on March 19, 2024
    Hello Kim G, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with a review of your experience.Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley strives to deliver the best elevated southern comfort food in the nation! We really take pride in ensuring our guests have an outstanding time and meal with us! We are pleased to hear that our team made your experience pleasant and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Although there was a long wait time, the edit staff was friendly. The food was delicious. They even knew that it was my second time there. I brought my mother and they offered to bring a chair if there was no seating available in the waiting area. The fried green tomatoes was awesome along with the lobster Mac and fried chicken. The lamb chops weren’t bad.
    Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - ChicagoResponded on March 18, 2024
    Hi, Thank you for your kind words and for choosing to dine with us for your second visit. We're thrilled to hear that you and your mother had a wonderful time and enjoyed our delicious food. We always strive to provide friendly and efficient service, and we're glad to know we hit the mark for you. We appreciate your feedback on the fried green tomatoes, lamb chops, and value. We hope to see you again soon at Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - Chicago.

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  34. Reedy

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The BEST brunch spot on this vacation. Everything was excellent. Waitress was soo kind and sweet can’t remember her name but it sound like Infiniti I believe she was amazing. Meet the Chef he was amazing but the hostess was rude!!!
    Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - ChicagoResponded on March 27, 2024
    Hello Reedy, We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your brunch at Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - Chicago! It's wonderful to know that our team made your experience even better. We're especially pleased that you found our hostess to be kind and that our chef made an impression on you. We appreciate your kind words and look forward to serving you again on your next vacation. Best, The Management Team

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time great experience definitely worth coming to
    Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - ChicagoResponded on March 17, 2024
    Hey, We're thrilled to hear that you had a great first experience at Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - Chicago! It's fantastic to know that you found our food, service, and value to be top-notch. We always strive to provide an exceptional dining experience for our guests. Thank you for taking the time to share your positive feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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  36. Clau

    Houston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Catfish and grits were just okay overall. The grits were extremely salty. The other dishes were better.
    Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - ChicagoResponded on March 21, 2024
    Hey Clau, We're sorry to hear that your experience with our catfish and grits didn't meet your expectations. We appreciate your feedback and will definitely take it into consideration as we continuously strive to improve our dishes and overall experience. We're glad to hear that some of the dishes were better though! We hope you'll give us another chance to impress you with our food on your next visit. Best, Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - Chicago Management Team

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My experience at this establishment was wonderful. Our server Ashely was amazing…
    Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - ChicagoResponded on March 15, 2024
    Hello, We're overjoyed to hear that you had a wonderful experience at Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - Chicago! It's fantastic to know that our team made a positive impression on you. Your high ratings for our food, service, and value are greatly appreciated. We strive to provide a memorable dining experience for all our guests, and your kind words are a testament to our efforts. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm Regards, The Management Team

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The service is sucks foreal they automatically ad 20% gratuity so the waiters and waitresses service suck I wanted almost an hour for my appetizer and at that point didn’t even want to order an entree because I was going to have to wait another hour. Their overhyped and over priced.
    Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - ChicagoResponded on March 13, 2024
    Hello, We're truly sorry to hear about your recent experience at Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - Chicago. We always aim to deliver a great experience, and we regret that we didn't meet your expectations on this occasion. We understand your frustration about the gratuity and the delay in your appetizer. We also acknowledge your feedback about our food quality and pricing. We assure you that your comments have been noted and will be addressed. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again and provide a better experience. Best, The Management Team

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The waiter was completely un attentive the entire time we were there.
    Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - ChicagoResponded on March 13, 2024
    Hello, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We're sorry to hear that you didn't have the experience you'd hoped for, especially with our service. At Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - Chicago, we strive to provide attentive, friendly service to all our guests. We appreciate your honesty and will use your feedback to improve. We hope you'll give us another chance to make your next visit a better experience. Best regards, The Management Team

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food came fast, service was great. Definitely will be back again.
    Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - ChicagoResponded on March 13, 2024
    Thanks for the review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your meal and the service at Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - Chicago. We strive to provide the best food and service possible, and your feedback reaffirms that. We're already looking forward to your next visit.

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444 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-5622

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Grand & Wabash
  • Neighborhood
    River North (Chicago)
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Southern, American, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Grand Red Line Train Stop
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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