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156 Chambers St., New York, NY, 10007
nr. Greenwich St.

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Food: 6
Service: 5
Décor: 7
"Mixed Reviews"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

53% would go back.

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By Sweetiepie on 3/23/2010

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 9
  • No, I would not go back!

My kids miss the funny lady . Things just aren't the same. We will not be doing our birthday party there this year! The guy that's there does not like kids..This used to be a real kid friendly place. Food was good but not worth the attitude or the price.

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170 out of 328 people found this review helpful.

busy, charming, quirky place

By amf0001 on 11/3/2010

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

I'm not just a regular, I'm there practically every day. I'm really suprised at some of the reviews here, esp about the cakes. We eat those cakes all the time and they are seriously delicious and evil and never stale, ditto the cookies. (do not go there to lose weight, though their salads and soups are great, the cake display is very seductive) I love their biscuits and eggs, and order their breakfast special often. We also eat their burgers and get their chicken delivered. I also love their beef chili, less so the turkey, but that's more about turkey than Kitchenette... I find the service really friendly, the food great and the atmosphere adorable

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206 out of 410 people found this review helpful.

don't let the decor fool you; upscale look downscale service and food and just about everything

By pierpont on 3/27/2011

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

I went there today with my boyfriend and this is the first time that I've ever written a review, bu this particular experience just made me write one. I've been to Kitchenette before in 2005, but I went to the one uptown, and my friends and I would consistently go for breakfast and it was a favorite of ours. Since I'm not uptown anymore, I've stopped going and 6 years later, today, I went feeling a bit nostalgic and unfortunately to the downtown branch. Well, I was quite embarassed to have brought my boyfriend here given that I had ranted about how great it was. Food: I had a Huevos Rancheros and 1) the corn tortillas were straight from a bag, not heated, toasted, or warmed 2) the beans looked like they came straight out of a can or my cafeteria grade school lunch, 3) the salsa/pico de gallo on top was BROWN- aren't tomatos red? It did not look fresh, and neither did it taste fresh. THE SERVICE WAS pretty horrible. The whole staff was hanging out and socializing with eachother, and counting their money on a table, cooks/waiters/hosts-- all were eating their lunch/dinner amongst customers, such as tables next to them. My waitress was eating her lunch right across from me, so when I wanted water, she was too involved with her lunch or counting her trip. She even forgot to log the mac and cheese in the computer so we had to cancel our order because it didn't come out when we were hungry.

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216 out of 433 people found this review helpful.


By dashma on 8/31/2012

  • Overall Rating: 2
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 4
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

I love breakfast foods but was so disappointed with their pancakes. The cherry pie was the worst part- totally inedible. I don't know what all the fuss is about but they don't live up to the hype. All the desserts are sub par

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210 out of 414 people found this review helpful.

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