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

Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - Chicago

4.1
4.1
2012 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 283 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) 877-5336

  • 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

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4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.7Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Celebrated our 4 year anniversary at this restaurant! Very busy, had to wait a bit for a reserved table, but the food was definitely worth the wait!!! Cannot express how delicious and well balanced eat dish was and seasoned absolutely perfectly! Would 10/10 recommend👏 we ordered the fried catfish and grits with a side of greens and a grilled lobster tail with a side of Mac n cheese. 😋
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall1food5service3ambience5
    We were traveling to Chicago for my fiancé‘s birthday weekend, so I made reservations two weeks before hand. We arrived 20 minutes earlier before our scheduled time so I figured that we would probably be seated closer to the reservation time since it was crowded. An hour later, after witnessing several individuals who came in after us being seated before hand, one of the hostess looked up and said that we had been standing there for a while so she would go to find us a table. When she came back, she took us to the back of the facility, and had us on a couch in the middle of the dining area, telling us to wait 5 minutes while she got a table cleaned up. While sitting there a man came and sat near us at another couch and started to look at us funny while he took a personal call. Turns out he was the owner. While waiting, One of the other hostesses had said to me when I asked if the restaurant did anything for peoples birthdays, that I just needed to ask the waiter, and he would do something. Once we sat down at our table, I mentioned to the waiter that it was my fiancé‘s birthday and asked if they did anything for birthdays, and he said no, they do not, They are still trying to figure out what exactly to do. This would’ve been fine except for the fact that every so often the music would change, and the waiters would start joining around other tables and wishing people happy birthdays, and singing to them with treats. The food was great, but the hour long wait, even with the reservation and our waiters obvious lie Will not make this a restaurant for us to try again
  3. TL

    TeonnaL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great food good vibe a little pricey but overall great staff was super friendly
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A friend and I celebrated his birthday at K&K, for it was his first K&K experience. We were pleased with the atmosphere, the music selections, the decor, the personalities of the employees, the food was delicious flavorful and not salty. The service was outstanding! Thank you for being a positive asset to our celebration!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Great food. Drink samples given to assist with making choices. Definitely plan to visit again. On the pricey side but worth it.
  6. g

    gloriadeeler

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    very overpriced, chicken was still bleeding .. lost my appetite .. you could get wayyyy better service and food from anywhere else in the neighborhood … tried to support black business.. save your selffff
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Service was slow, food was good and the waiter was accommodating. The waiter was very helpful, friendly and nice.
  8. A

    Acenupe

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food2service4ambience3
    Unfortunate to have my first time here during Restaurant Week, be ruined by them running out of waffles (and eggs) for their chicken & waffle entree that was one of 3 main entrees for the prefix lunch. The waitress we had was fantastic, but to have another server just come out with 3 plates of chicken with no waffles like that was ok....didn't sit well. The proper response would have been to offer another entree. Our waitress and one of the Managers eventually got our meal together and offer a discount on our meal, but I know that I will probably not revisit.
  9. SB

    SylviaB

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service, and ambiance are fantastic! My only complaint is that the food, especially the sides are extremely overpriced.
  10. SB

    SonjaB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Arrive early to avoid the wait. Reservations is recommended. I went during brunch. Ordered the omelet, deviled eggs, chicken and waffles, grits and potatoes. Everything was good excepts for the grits. Would definitely come back. They do not sell coffee. I would like to see that as an option on the menu.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Birthday it was nice
  12. SE

    StarEats

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service….Food was amazing and outstanding aesthetics
  13. K

    Kelly

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Off the bat, I noticed that the dress code was not equally enforced. When we walked in, there were a lot of people hanging around and there were several hosts talking amongst each other. No one greeted us except for the security guard who patted us down. Initially, our server was friendly and attentive. The gumbo took awhile to get to our table, but we were understanding because it did seem like a busy night for them. However, as the night went on our serve took longer to check in on us and bring us our food. The jerk chicken noodle soup was very salty, so much to the point that I couldn't enjoy it. Once our entrees finally arrived, we had been there for at least an hour. I ordered the Southern Style Fried Chicken, at best it tasted like KFC. The chicken was juicy and tender, but there was nothing unique about the flavor and it definitely wasn't worth $59, It took at least another hour to get our dessert and by that point I started looking for another waiter to flag down. We had to remind our waiter twice to refill our water and since the place was abnormally hot, we were sweating and very thirsty. We were at the restaurant for three hours, not by choice. When we finally got the bill, the waiter had the audacity to hover over me as I signed even though 20% tip was already included and the service was poor. We spent close to $300 and the food was from worth it. The place seems like a great bar to get a drink with some friends to celebrate a birthday, but I definitely wouldn't go there for dinner.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Was in Chicago visiting for my boyfriend’s birthday and we made a reservation here. The ambiance is amazing, the decor is so cute. Good music. Our server Netta was hands down thee best. Great attitude, super knowledgeable about the menu and very attentive. 10/10!
  15. AC

    AbrieC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Service was great, music selection was a vibe, and the food & drinks are very good, I’d recommend the candy cloud!!!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing! The food reminded me of when I went to New Orleans. The food, service, the music was great. I can’t wait to go back!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I want to thank the entire staff for a great date night and dining experience. Our waiter was Nicolas and he was working hard and we understood. Did a good job with explaining the menu and suggestions. We came for restaurant week. A shout out to Laloni who brought food to the table when Nicolas was busy. She has an awesome personality. Definitely leadership/trainer material. Also to Candance(sp) manger for checking on us to make sure everything is was living up to expectations. We had a small issue with the bill but she took care of it in a polite and professional way. We will definitely be back. Great time.
  18. B

    Babatunde

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    The server was horrible, she took our order and never returned we ordered appetizers but didn’t get them until we got our meal. Everything came out together 45-50mins later. When everyone near us that came after us had gotten their food. We had to notify the manager.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our waitress Karen was excellent!
  20. C

    Chigirl

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    My friend and I tried their Restaurant Week menu. We both had catfish with a side of Mac & Cheese. The catfish was okay but the Mac and Cheese was absolutely delicious!!! It’s a must try. The appetizer Dream Eggs, deviled eggs topped with blackened shrimp was also very good. They have great cocktails that are a bit pricey but worth the money. Our server Tiffany was GREAT!! Very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. Overall, our dining experience on a early Thursday evening was very pleasant.
  21. LC

    LeleC

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time enjoying this beautiful restaurant and it was definitely a great vibe. Our waitress Monet was amazing. The food was delicious and the drinks were on point. We definitely plan on going back. The vibe was everything loooovvvved the music as well. Thank you so much for a great experience. Look forward to coming back soon.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! The food was phenomenal!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience1
    Based on the music and the pungent smell in the early afternoon they cater to a certain clientele which makes for an uncomfortable dining experience. I will not be back. We couldn't enjoy our food took everything to go.
  24. JN

    JamikaN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Overnight food if I’m spending that much fresh food
  25. MS

    MoStone

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Ordered from the restaurant week menu. Fried Cauliflower, Fried Catfish and banana pudding. Fried Cauliflower was delicious and well seasoned. Fried Catfish was salty but cooked well. They didn't have any banana pudding. Nor did they have any white wine. Service was okay. This place is trendy, decor is fun.They missed the mark on the food and drink offerings. Extremely over rated. Will not return.
  26. KG

    KenishaG

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Food took forever to be brought out and it was not even crowded. Server was very forgetful and used profanity while talking. Bill included a $15 gratuity that was not earned and to top it off the food made me and my coworker sick
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Over priced
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome experience and even better food.
  29. KH

    KenaneH

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    The atmosphere was horrible, and the services was not great with the employees. Our food was cold when he brought it out to us. And it was just to much going on in there. The only great thing is we was seated on time but, even thing else was horrible. I DEFINITELY WILL NOT BE RETURNING!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    Food was outstanding, service was poor. Waiter forgot our kids drinks and our cocktails and 2 side items. Automatic gratuities are added no matter how poor the service is. Very expensive
  31. DF

    DemetriousF

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Upon entering we informed that we had a reservation. The hostess checked us in and informed that we were a bit early and there would be about a 15 minute wait. Then security came over to us and informed that he would need to search us. I was shocked. I couldn’t believe that you needed to be searched to eat at a restaurant. After we were searched:-( we proceeded to go to the bar where all the seats were filled. There was very loud music playing. I couldn’t believe how loud the music was. I couldn’t hear my partner speak over the music. It was more conducive of a club environment than a restaurant with a bar, or any one I have gone too. After waiting for nearly 30 minutes I went to the hostess again and asked when we would be seated. She stated that once a seater comes back that they would seat us. 10 minutes later we were seated at a dirty table that I wiped with my hand once we got seated. We then waited again for 10 minutes while seated and no one came to say anything to us. No waitress, no drinks, or anything. I asked my partner if they wanted to stay and they stated that we should probably go. We got up and put on our coats and left. The seater that seated us minutes earlier informed us to have a good night. I guess she hasn’t recognized us from minutes earlier… what a shame! However the food looked good that was on the plates of other people. We really wanted to try this spot but I guess it wasn’t in the cards.
  32. c

    courtneyb

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food
  33. O

    Obieg

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    This place will dazzle those who do it for the gram and the top. But not for an intimate quiet meal. The drinks were expensive but it was also a heavy pour. The catfish was excellent as well as the candied yams.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Had a great time!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Major kudos to our server Monet, she was very attentive and made our overall experience even better.
  36. R

    Renee

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We had dinner and drinks on a Thursday night. Our waitress Diamond was outstanding. She provided great recommendations and great service. Our only suggestion would be for the owners to include sides with the entree.
  37. q

    queenbee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    10s all across the board i highly recommend this restaurant ‼️
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent! Our host was very nice. The music and atmosphere set the mood, and the drinks was awesome!!! It was my birthday at the end of our meal the waiter gave me complimentary peach cobbler and banana pudding, will definitely be going back!
  39. L

    Lynn

    St. Louis

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    I was expecting a more upscale environment and ambiance than we experienced. This would be an ideal date night establishment if there was an enforced dress code after 6 or 7pm. The music selection was good but the volume made it difficult to even have a conversation at your table. I wish more attention to flavor and detail would be put into the menu items. The food was okay but some items were definitely over cooked.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is amazing. The food is great, the service is as well. Portion for price is great as well.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - Chicago is rated 4.1 stars by 2012 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 283 times today
Google Map for Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - Chicago

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 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

  • 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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