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Kitchenette

156 Chambers St., New York, NY, 10007
nr. Greenwich St.
212-267-6740

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

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53% would go back.

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Down home friendly neighborhood restuarant

By Gottahaveit on 12/18/2007

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

We just moved into the neighborhood with our 2 kids and fell in love with the food and the friendly staff. They brought crayons for the kids and we got to enjoy our food! We go back every weekend.

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143 out of 300 people found this review helpful.

Charming and Delicious

By pwaddell on 3/3/2005

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

The restaurant is charming and the wonderful baking smells reminded me of my grandmother's kitchen. The service was fast and cheerful and our breakfasts were perfectly prepared. This restaurant packs a lot into a very small space. I can't wait to return and try the lunch and dinner menus.

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350 out of 712 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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194 out of 387 people found this review helpful.

Just like Mother's

By snappyaunt1 on 10/20/2003

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

The cakes and pies just like Mother's, if she could bake. Simple and straight to the shoulder food. Nothing fancy but just good food. They deliver a great lunch too!

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398 out of 793 people found this review helpful.

Restaurants have egos, who knew?

By jaehall on 4/24/2009

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 4
  • Décor: 4
  • Yes, I would go back!

Living uptown, its hard to find a great brunch place. So when I went to kitchenette the first time, i really enjoyed it, but it was a slow day. I've been back on Sunday and let me tell you it can be a nightmare. 1) not all the tables are made to be eaten at so if you get a bad one youÂ’re screwed. 2) They fill that place up to the max and its surely a fire hazard and it makes eating a lil odd when you are seated closely to strangers. Lastly, the waiter takes your order and you often donÂ’t see him until your bill. That is my biggest pet peve! So much like the ppl above the service is def lacking, not in manners but in presence. If they could fix that, it would help! I get that they want to make as much money as possible in this economy, but squishing us all in there isnÂ’t a good thing. Take it for what its worth. i do love the sausage!

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144 out of 292 people found this review helpful.

Consistently good, but slipping?

By colpo on 4/24/2003

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

"Wonderful place. Fresh eggs, bacon and baked goods originate in a small kitchen to the side. Pies and cakes near the fron get your mouth watering. Charming seating area. Good coffee." That was my original review. Lately, though, I've started to take my breakfasts at Square Diner (same neighborhood, up a couple blocks). While S/D's coffee is inferior, their French Toast and sausage are far, far superior of late, and the value can't be beat. My expectations of Kitchenette run pretty high, almost as high as their prices. The grapefruit juice alone would bankrupt a single mother. My last meal there, a breakfast of french toast with strawberries, bacon, and the aforementioned juice, ran close to $20 with tip! Apart from the cost, the french toast was flat-out DREARY!! -- a bit flattened, not glistening with just-made freshness. I don't even recall it being that hot. The bacon was whatever, inferior to the stuff at Good Enough to Eat uptown. And of course, there was the jeweler's choice juice. I don't know if it's still worth it.

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What happened?

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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152 out of 293 people found this review helpful.

Very disappointed

By ElissaN on 7/7/2009

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 8
  • No, I would not go back!

I'd heard great things about Kitchenette, but when my husband and I went there for breakfast a couple weeks ago, it was a huge let down. I ordered a waffle, and it was practically inedible. I didn't even eat a quarter of it, just ate the fruit off the top. Fortunately, I wasn't that hungry. My husband said his omelet was good, but the biscuit wasn't, and the peanut butter cookie we bought for a snack later was fine, but the waffle was soooo bad that I will never go back. Maybe the intern messed up the batter or someone was having a bad day, but they should be ashamed of the food they served me.

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164 out of 319 people found this review helpful.

Where is the old Kitchenette?

By jeremyhall on 3/1/2010

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

In a recent winter time in NYC we decide to order couple times from Kitchenette, our favorite place from the time we live in Tribeca from 1999 to 2004. But what happen? The restaurant not only moved from his original spot on WBroadway ,but seems like everything is changed. Most their signature dishs, like the Lemon Chicken, is less than a half in size that used to be, the cakes (we try 4) are dry and tasted old every single time and even the service and the staff looks to be change to worst. Where is that nice girl who used to take our orders from the phone every night? Where is that amazing brazilian guy who from about 5 years “always” delivery our food hot and perfect? Where is the old Kitchenette? We realy miss that place...

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143 out of 294 people found this review helpful.

Reminds me of Hansel and Gretel

By SWILI on 3/9/2009

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 3
  • Décor: 6
  • No, I would not go back!

This place reminds me of the story Hansel and Gretel because the food is fairly good (if overpriced) but the owner is like the old lady in the story--bring your kids in and she snarls at them. She was just plain rude to my kids, telling them to get out of her way! Frankly who cares about the food when the experience is such that your kids are afraid to go back? The kids are now calling it "Bitchenette!"

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