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Hell's Kitchen

#1,212 of 11,362 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Midtown
Mexican
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679 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10036-3618
(212) 977-1588
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very pleasant dining experience

My husband and I are in the 68-72 age range so this restaurant may be more geared for the "younger" and "hipper" crowd. Even saying that......we had a really special night and our server, Melissa, was absolutely the best. Both of us sampled the trio of tacos and found them interesting and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
judy4710
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Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We were greeted right away with drink order taken swiftly. Two marguerites on the rocks took almost 15 minutes to arrive but we weren't in a rush so that was ok. Unfortunately , they came with giant ice cubes and were not as good as I recall from previous visit. Waiter took our food order which did not arrive for... More 

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Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

My husband and I are in the 68-72 age range so this restaurant may be more geared for the "younger" and "hipper" crowd. Even saying that......we had a really special night and our server, Melissa, was absolutely the best. Both of us sampled the trio of tacos and found them interesting and delightful.....and, you will most certainly get enough to... More 

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Bergen, Hordaland, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Mexican food this evening. Smoked Margeritas, ceviche and tacos. The service was friendly. The food was good and the price reasonable. The area is splendid for different taste :-)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We went to Hell's Kitchen at the recommendation of someone I work with - looking for a casual pre theatre dinner on a Friday night. The decor is nice and the place was quite lively! Our server was fantastic. He was super friendly and helpful - he must have checked on us six times during our dinner. We ordered a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The ambiance is Mexican style and you have at the entrance a bar full of tequilas and a menu of them explaining different characteristics. BUT BUT BUT they did not what Sangrita is!!!! Not the waiter, not the bartender. I showed them an Internet page and recipe, but did have even the ingredients. The food and service are really good... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We were wandering around the area and decided to eat at Kell's Kitchen. The interior is beautiful. They paid great attention to detail. The washroom were beautiful. Unfortunately, the food wasn't on par with the interior. I don't mind smaller portions (Not american). But I DO mind average food. My tacos were very average. Guacamole was nothing special. Meat was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

First, this place is really pretty on the inside. We went for a friends birthday and they had no trouble seating 7 of us. The staff is friendly and knows the menu inside out. The drinks are STRONG. I would not suggest their margarita on an empty stomach. The guacamole, while not completely traditional, is nothing like you will have... More 

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Heyfield, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Very welcoming when we went in with on booking, great service, drinks arrived quickly, loved the sweet potato fries but the best was the Buffalo wings.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This has been a go-to for me every June when I am in town. Was surprised to see it moved across the street. Bigger location, nicer décor. The food is a little less adventurous and more what-you-expect than before. A lot less "nuevo" cuisine than it was. That said, it was prepared well, and it still has a good vibe.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We were staying in the neighborhood and wandered around for an early dinner while waiting for our laundry to be finished. Pleasant, informal and airy atmosphere on the corner. Service was slow and a bit uncoordinated. We seemed to have four servers attending to the different aspects of our drinks and dinners.... each one assuring us that "everything " was... More 

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Additional Information about Hell's Kitchen

Address: 679 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10036-3618
Phone Number: (212) 977-1588
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 679 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10036-3618
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: (212) 977-1588

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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