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Kitchenette Uptown

1272 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY, 10027
nr. 123rd St.
212-531-7600

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5
Food: 5
Service: 6
Décor: 5
"Mixed Reviews"

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44% would go back.

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Hit or Miss

By Mercy on 2/24/2011

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

I guess it all depends on your luck the day you go! Sometimes the food is amazing and the service on point. Such as when I ordered the catfish sandwich which came with these delicious garlic wedge fries. Other times, the food is mediocre and the service clumsy! Such as when I ordered the panini with brie, spinach and tomatoes. It's supposed to be their best dish, but I was underwhelmed by the thickness of the bread for this particular combination, the measly amount of cheese and the tomatoes that seemed out of place. Forget the coleslaw- just horrible and didn't seem fresh at all. A server dropped a cup with some leftover soup in it and it landed on my boots, my coat and my jeans. I don't even think he noticed and I do realize it was an accident, but perhaps it was the tight walking space and the fact that two of them were trying to get by at the same time. It's a cute place with good intentions.

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52 out of 95 people found this review helpful.

Good morning stop

By mmstandard45 on 11/30/2010

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

I enjoying stopping by this place for their amazing scones and tea. I have not had much here besides the sweets and teas so I can only comment on how much I like their fresh brewed flavored iced tea and cookies. The decor is cute and service is quick when ordering take out.

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45 out of 83 people found this review helpful.

The worst breakfast I ever had! I mean it.

By femfoodienyc on 10/14/2010

  • Overall Rating: 2
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 4
  • Décor: 4
  • No, I would not go back!

I ordered the bacon & cheese omelet. The omelet was dry, rubbery, brown in places, it was also lumpy and had way too much cheese. the breakfast potatoes had they been seasoned with salt and pepper actually would have been ok. Next there were the grits despite there being smothered in cheese were also flavorless. finally the bacon in some places it was crispy and in other spots mostly uncooked and greasy. Yuck! Hands down the worst breakfast I've ever payed for

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49 out of 99 people found this review helpful.

Food Like From Home

By dletichevsky on 3/4/2010

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 2
  • Yes, I would go back!

Despite the small and unconfortable tables, the food was very good. The coffee tasted like coffee and the baked goods had a signature taste. In an era of outsourcing services and goods, this is very good news. However, the decor is a bit too much "pinky", and that's a bit offputting.

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72 out of 142 people found this review helpful.

Great food!! Chill place. Good service.

By runjet on 2/26/2010

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

I had the Baked Vanilla Bean Brulee French Toast...which was Great! Soft, not too sweet, lots flavor and you barely need the syrup. A friend also had same order and she loved it too so I'm not an anomoly. Atmosphere is fine...chill brunch spot. Worth the 20min wait.

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77 out of 142 people found this review helpful.

Good food, disgusting owner.

By lucasNYC on 8/11/2008

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 2
  • No, I would not go back!

I stopped in to get a cup of coffee & overheard this awful woman being HORRIBLE to a worker behind the counter. She was degrading and demeaning beyond words! I later found out that the terrible woman was one of the owners who was pissed about this employee stacking something the wrong way or something like that. I don't care how good the food is (sometimes that is), I will never go back to a place run by a disgusting person like that.

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106 out of 193 people found this review helpful.

Great place. Great service. Great ambience.

By thatfigenshugirl on 7/27/2008

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

My husband and I went here for brunch on a Sunday. Although we were quoted a twenty minute wait time, we were seated much sooner. Our servers with attentive and friendly. And the food was great - homemade and just plain delish! If you're headed to Fairway for some weekend food shopping, start out here.

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87 out of 188 people found this review helpful.

I'm a Kitchenette regular

By uwsfl on 2/28/2008

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

I have been eating at Kitchenette since they opened uptown 5 years ago or so. I usually have the farmhouse with turkey sausage which is scrumptuous. The turkey sausage seems to be a healthier choice than bacon but I am not so sure. The biscuits are to die for--I slather them up with the homemade peach jam...omigod!! I've been many times for dinner too. I usually have the cobb salad which is large enought o fill me up--I love the combination of the spicy chicken, the blue cheese and the dressing they put on it which I think is made of buttermilk, believe it or not. I try to pass up the gorgeous desserts but usually cannot. I like the chocolate cake with vanilla icing--I don't know what the icing is made of but I could just eat a whole bowl of that. The service is usually fine, nothing to write home about but good enough. You never wait too long to order and the food always comes out in a reasonable amount of time.

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137 out of 275 people found this review helpful.

great lunch spot

By klg19 on 8/2/2007

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 3
  • Décor: 4
  • Yes, I would go back!

Unlike the other reviewers, I've never had a bad meal here. I come here for lunch quite often. No place in Morningside Heights has good service, so I've given up expecting it, and Kitchenette is no exception. Don't come here in a hurry! But the food is great--I love the chili with everything, the mac and cheese, the warm spinach salad with white beans and roasted tomatoes (though this can be oilier than it needs to be)...and I've never had a bad sandwich here. The Amsterdam Ave neighborhood has sprouted a lot of nice lunch places recently, but I love going to Kitchenette!

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276 out of 593 people found this review helpful.

rude staff and unsanitary!!

By UWSFoodie on 4/19/2007

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

The staff is rude and undertrained and the food is greasy. THIS WAS NOT AN ISOLATED INCIDENT BUT RATHER THE STRAW THAT BROKE THE CAMEL's BACK: Went for brunch. The order was wrong; really wrong: eggs over easy and GREASY when we ordered scrambled, wrong type of toast and burned, EGGSHELL in the eggs(!), regular pancakes instead of the fruit ones which were ordered. The waiter put his thumb IN the pancakes. When we sent back the pancakes (normally wouldn't but c'mon they weren't what we ordered and it was totally gross!) They brought back the same regular pancakes (complete with thumbprint) with some fruit thrown on top and tried to pass them off as fresh (in like two seconds) - when I pointed out that they were the same ones and were not fruit-pancakes HE ADMITTED IT and said it would "take too long to make more." GOOD GOD, DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND DON'T EAT HERE

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