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ABC Kitchen

35 E. 18th St., New York City, NY 10003 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #47 of 11,629 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: Broadway & Park Avenue South
Transit: L,N,Q,R,W,4,5,6 to Union Square
Description: ABC Kitchen with Jean-Georges: passionately committed to offering the freshest organic and local ingredients possible. ABC Kitchen presents a changing menu that is locally sourced and globally artistic in a fresh and articulate space.
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89% Recommend
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new york
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593 reviews 593 reviews
345 restaurant reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Enter at noon and ti is light and bright and empty. The setting is what looks like scavenged tree branch or tree trunk lumber with white--gorgeous. The china is to die for or to buy in the attached ABC store--not cheap. the menu--a little of the recyled schtick as it is attached to corrugated cardboard. I recommend market table appetizers... More

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Fantastic brunch this Sunday. The decor is eclectic mixing Grandma's china plates with modern glassware in a room with exposed rustic beams. The staff are attentive, warm and engaging and seem to enjoy sharing their favorite dishes when asked. Nothing elementary about the dishes served for brunch. They have found a way to elevate scrambled eggs. Highly recommend the scrambled... More

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92 reviews 92 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Where do you start when writing a review of this place - the place is the complete deal! To start - the cocktails - either the Basil lime daiquiri or ginger Marquita are best. The appetizers - all great The entrees - their signature Burger is OMG fantastic! The salmon delicious! The seasonal sides - choose them all! We always... More

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Hong Kong
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I can't say enough great things about this place. I booked my table online and stopped by for lunch, having been recommended their salted caramel sundae by a friend. I couldn't decide on what to have so decided to go with their prix fixe menu (which included the sundae!), and a vermont vodka lemonade, which was fresh and not too... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Love this NYC find, although you should book in advance or expect a wait as it is so popular. The food is fresh and innovative - the price is reasonable, service was great and I loved the ambiance....

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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Understand it is very difficult to get a reservation here. But if you are UNhip (like me) and don't mind an early dinner -- let's say 6pm, then definitely try ABC Kitchen. Great looking restaurant, cool vibe, delicious food, terrific service. Chef is Jean-Georges Vong. We dined on the special salad of the day, the crab toast appetizer (amazing), fried... More

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Portland, Oregon
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

There are so many things on this menu that are amazing. But I have to say that the roasted carrot salad was just incredible. The service was top notch and the decor was edgy. It is pretty noisy, which can be good or bad. It 's good if you don't want your conversation overheard, or you want to bring a... More

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Oakville, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Really not that impressed. Food was ok...but not worth the raving as seen on this site. The service was good...however the place was noisy and tables rather close. I would not go back

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Brisbane, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We ate at ABC Kitchen on two days for brunch and lunch and both were outstanding! The meals and drinks are fantastic, and all so flavoursome and tastefully presented. The service is also very good, some of the best received in the city. Lunch was great I highly recommend the carrot and avocado salad (best we have had) However brunch... More

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Toronto, Ontario
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71 reviews 71 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

So, let me start by saying we may have ordered the wrong mains. Our appetizers (tuna sashimi and beet salad) were great, and the dessert (ice cream sundae - A MUST) was spectacular. But the mains were.... good. So I've averaged that out to a 4/5. Service was also just good, but the place has a great atmosphere. We'd try... More

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