Dine Out : ABC Kitchen

ABC Kitchen Restaurant Review

Jean-Georges Vongerichten's popular ABC Kitchen is probably known as much for being a happening dining spot as it is for it's award winning fresh and organic cuisine. Adjacently located to ABC Carpet and Home, the open space has an eco-chic vibe with homey rustic touches and decor crafted from salvaged materials. The atmosphere is trendy yet laid back and inviting. The seasonal and locally sourced sustainable menu impressively offers a expansive variety of dishes and the food itself was equally impressive. Everything we ordered tasted incredibly fresh and well seasoned with the exception of an artichoke dish that just missed the mark on flavor. The toast options are a signature of the restaurant and the crab toast did not disappoint. The roast carrot and avocado salad with crunchy seeds, sour cream and citrus sounded simple but the texture and taste was unexpectedly flavorful and refreshing at the same time. Our table shared the sundae with salted caramel ice cream candied peanut, popcorn, whipped cream and a rich chocolate sauce. It was such a decadent treat and satisfying at just a few bites. That said, I'm not a dessert person at all. The service was friendly and attentive without being overbearing. I'd heard great things about this place and it lived up to them. This was a very satisfying dining experience overall. One negative against this restaurant is that scoring a reservation can be challenging as you have to make it pretty much a month in advance to the day before you want to dine there. A last minute reservation may be possible if you're willing to dine earlier or later. Another option is to take a chance and walk in and you might be able to get a seat in the bar area which was bustling when we were there.

ABC Kitchen
35 East 18th Street (Park & Broadway)
New York City
212.475.5829

ABC Kitchen Food,  Restaurant Review

48 comments

Monique Codilla Oloresisimo said...

Lovely place!

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Jane @ anothermommablog.blogspot.com said...

Im drooling just looking at the photos. I'd love to try the crab toast. Ive heard a ton about the place. Good to know about the reservations, thanks for the review.

Federica Di Nardo said...

Amazing place :)

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Kizzy Von Doll said...

Wow, this looks fantastic!! I would be here a long time eating and eating, haha!! Super pictures doll, I hope you have a gorgeous day xx

Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

The food looks so beautiful and sounds delicious! x

Emmylou said...

The food looks delicious....no wonder it's hard to get a reservation! That crispy pork confit,,,,yummo:)

Jackie Harrison said...

This restaurant is divine and the food delicious you did an amazing job presenting it.
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Anonymous said...

Mmm that sundae sounds divine and looks even more so. Boy, I just love food. ABC Kitchen looks like a pretty fancy place! Crab toast with lemon and dill? Yummy. Wished I lived where you do. This place looks so nice and we only have small Italians round our area (and as much as I love them I do enjoy a fancy restaurant). Thanks for trying to vote for me on Cosmo by the way. I'm sorry the link didn't work; I didn't realise nominations had closed. Thanks for trying to vote though; I really appreciate the fact that you enjoy my blog enough to cast me a vote. Rosemary x

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Jillian said...

You don't even know. I have been wanting to eat at ABC Kitchen for the longest, but I'm always way too late to get a reservation. Case in point: I attempted to get a reservation for this Friday a few days ago and the only reservation available within 2.5 hours of that time is 2-3 weeks from now. Oh well! Maybe someday I'll luck out with the bar.

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Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

O yes please! It all looks amazing and I love the look of the restaurant. FUN post!

JennLiew | Luminnej said...

Wow! This is such a lovely place to dine, healthy and beautiful at the same time. Look at those dishes! Rowena, you are making me really hungry now *_^ Thanks so much for sharing. Nice pics!

Have a great week!

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Jane said...

my goodness everything looks amazing! i love their fresh flowers too! what a perfect addition to a dining experience!

Sam said...

I don't know how and when, but I have to dine at this place, this is my kind of food, fresh, healthy and amazingly presented! Thanks for your kind visit!

Rinako Camellia said...

The food looks really delish! :)

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Beautetude said...

This place and food looks amazing!
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Margaret Dallospedale said...

OMG Yummy!!!!!
So amazing restaurant Rowena.
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Nnenna said...

I've heard nothing but good things about ABC Kitchen and the pictures you posted are mouth-watering. It's on my list of restaurants to try some day!

Alicia Mackin said...

Oh mu this sounds soooooo good!! I will have to check this out sometime soon. Yes I will let you know if I take that class. It just happened in NY so may be a while but I will let you know.

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Style and Paper said...

Everything looks so delicious!!!

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Lilli said...

Hi Rowena! This sounds like a very nice and classy place! The food look so delicious and very good, Im a dessert person instead so Im literally drooling over the sweets!:) Hope your week is kicked off fine, hugs and kisses my friend xo

Paola Lauretano said...

Lovely place and delicious food!!!!!!
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Audrey Allure said...

I've been there before -- it's great!

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Madaline said...

For that dessert I think I would take a reservation for any time that they had one! The interior looks great too.

MaysaAndSunshine said...

Fresh and organic cuisine immediately get me interested, I like the beautiful decor. I am literally drooling when you described each dish, Rowena.

Lady parisienne said...

Cool post!

Kim Alston said...

The food looks so delicious Rowena! I like the roasted halibut! Yum!!! Love the ambiance. Wow, a month in advance. I bet that deters a lot of people. That's a long time. Excellent review!
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Mary Jo Matsumoto said...

Lovely review, Rowena.The meals I've had at Jean-Georges at the trump hotel are on my all-time favorite list - this place looks fab, I can't wait to try it in person!

xo Mary Jo

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Marcela Gmd said...

Wow delicious!!! nice place!!
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Tiny Tang said...

When i saw these photos at the start i thought it was an advert;p Your photos are incredible! And the place looks absolutely amazing! If I'm ever in NY I'm definitely going to give this a go:) Thank you so much for passing by my blog, i really appreciate it! x
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Diana Ashuayem said...

Ah! This is one classy restaurant! Yummy food too.
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Pip Addis said...

Looks like such a great place and I want that carrot and avocado salad!
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Anthea Lau said...

this sounds like a fantastic place for a dinner date! love that it's still fancy yet not too formal, just nice to spend some quality time with friends or loved ones over a nice meal! and awesome food photography there too!

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Melissa said...

Wow, that just look so pretty and delicious! It sounds like the perfect place!

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Faye Fearon said...

wow, this restaurant looks so amazing! I visited NYC in 2012 for christmas and I absolutely loved it; all of the restaurants were lovely, especially in SoHo and Tribeca! Lovely blog!

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Jenmarie said...

I've actually never heard of this place before! It sounds and looks so nice. The way you described the carrot and avocado salad left my mouth watering!

Jessica (Coco & Mingo) said...

Wait. What?!? I LOVE ABC Carpet and home! I wish I could live in that building! But I most certainly did not know that there was a restaurant! It looks beautiful! I need to check this place out - thanks so much for sharing, Rowena!! xo

Mindy Fan said...

Ohh this restaurant looks so nice and the food looks delicious!
I was actually near this place ( I was around that street!0 a few months ago when I was in ny! I'm trying to go again soon so I'll keep this restaurant on my list of places to eat!! =)
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JC Cross-Jones said...

Wow all that food looks amazing!
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Maru Ramirez said...

Oh this looks like such a nice place! everything looks delicious!

FASHION TALES said...

Oh my goodness, I will have to put this place on my list, uh soft-shell crab, roasted halibut? Everything delicious! This place sounds like a gourmet goldmine! :)
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Rosemary Nardone said...

Great place to eat in the city Now i am hungry!!

Vanessa N said...

DAMN, this place looks fance. Loving the interior, and I'm all down for organic cuisine!...but it is a little sad about the reservations, though it is understandable. You can only hope that the month of waiting will be worth the hype XD

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Federica Colombo said...

Cool place and photos!

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jeanine said...

If this is the one you can see downstairs at ABC I've peeked in but never eaten there. The food sounds good and organic makes it sound better! I like how the people in the first picture all match the restaurant. :)

I wrote a whole comment responding to your sox comment but it didn't publish and I lost it....I never pay attention to Coach either but the window I found was so bright I liked it for spring. Perhaps it was on Madison Ave so they felt like they had to step up their game?

Have a great weekend! I hope your weather is as beautiful as ours today!