About City Kitchen
City Kitchen family welcomes you with wholesome American fare prepared through simple, time-honored cooking methods such as roasting, braising, preserving and smoking. This urban, contemporary neighborhood eatery evokes the warmth and convivial setting of a residential kitchen and gaathering place dedicated to quality and sourcing locally.
American, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3pm
Sunday - Thursday: 5pm - 10pm , Friday - Saturday: 5pm - 10:30pm
Sunday: 10:30am - 3pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Our catering staff shares the same values as our restaurant staff. They are here to create a fun, unforgettable dining experience. We will take care of everything, exceeding your every expectation along the way. Don’t know what you want? We’ll happily walk you through our offerings.. Loved that entree you had last night that’s not on our catering menu? As far as we’re concerned, it is now. Our goal is to create amazing memories that also fit within your budget.
Easy access from Chapel Hill Bus Lines
Private Party Facilities:
City Kitchen offers a venue like no other, its back drop creates a stage to relax, enjoy, have fun citiy kitchen weddings and celebrate. The décor is contemporary, rustic and fun and each defined space is flexible allowing numerous possibilities to create the elements of an amazing event. If it is a ceremony, wedding, reception, rehearsal dinner, shower, bridal luncheon or morning after breakfast, the possibilities are endless. With a detail orientated wedding coordinator on hand at all times you are given expert advice allowing your special event to be tailored to exactly what you desire. We dedicate ourselves to giving you an outstanding experience at a price you can afford. From traditional southern affairs to elaborate fine dining occasions City Kitchen provides the space, the experience, the professionalism and the detailed planning and service to make your event flawless and one you, your family and friends will remember for a life time.
Private Party Contact:
Jessica Myers: (919)928-8200x201
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
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City Kitchen Ratings and Reviews
It is a wonderful restaurant in Chapel H ...
It is a wonderful restaurant in Chapel Hill for many different type of occasions. Always a winner!
Father's Day Brunch there was a huge suc ...
Father's Day Brunch there was a huge success. Everyone was very pleased with his or her selection. Our waiter was very helpful in guiding each of us to the menu item that would be most satisfying.
We love this place
We love this place
Decent, as always
In general, there's nothing too special about City Kitchen other than the look of the place. We happen to have a pretty terrible waiter this time. He knew nothing about Triangle Restaurant Week and kept telling me they weren't participating, and then that they were only doing it for dinner. Of course, neither of those were correct. The food was fine... nothing to write home about, but it's a good location, affordable, and decent.
Really good food and great service. All off the food felt artisan. I went for my girlfriends birthday. She really enjoyed it and I really enjoyed it!
Great Birthday Dinner!
The server brought a birthday plate out without being requested - he was awesome!
City Kitchen is a happening place. Lots of groups enjoying time together. Very nice wine selection. The food was well prepared and tasty, nothing extraordinary. Prices are moderate and up for the value.
Dinner & a movie
second time at city kitchen this month. Nice option for before or after a movie at the SilverSpot.
We've used City Kitchen as a neighborhood standby for years. Three of us gathered for wine, supper and a long-overdue chat. Our server was personable and gave us ample time to sit together; the wine options were varied enough to meet all needs. Our meals were well-prepared, tasty, at proper temperature. All in, we were quite happy and will return.
Great food, nice ambience for our birthd ...
Great food, nice ambience for our birthday celebrations.
One of us ordered the golden beet risott ...
One of us ordered the golden beet risotto. The portion was not only small, the beets and beet flavor were almost non-existent. For the most part, the risotto seemed to be filled with celery and tasted of nothing but chicken stock. This was a disappointing experience. Cannot recommend to friends.
Food was ok, service was terrible. I be ...
Food was ok, service was terrible. I believe our server forgot about us and the timing of the meal was off. Two people at our table received their food 10 mins before the others. It was very unpredictable service. Probably would not recommend.
Celebrating my birthday!
I came to Durham and chose to eat here to celebrate my birthday. Wonderful food, different choices. The waiter was very knowledgeable and helpful. I had the sea bass. We ordered a dessert to share. The waiter brought me a mini sampler for my birthday and wrote "Happy Birthday 29" in chocolate on the plate. He made my celebration even more special. I recommend it highly.
Good but overpriced
Went to city kitchen for Mother's Day brunch. The food was excellent as always but the $40 price tag was too high. Have been here previous years on Mother's Day and ordered off the brunch menu and the food was equally as good but the value much greater. While I will eat again at city kitchen I will think twice before returning for this special occasion.
It was a great place to eat, especially with regards to food and the atmosphere.
Birthday Lunch Celebration
We had a party of seven for lunch to celebrate a birthday. Unfortunately it was the Friday before UNC Chapel Hill's graduation so the menu was condensed and our choices were limited. However, our waitress gave us the run down and everyone was able to find an item they wanted and we all enjoyed everything. Several members of our party had not been there before but are definitely going back to try the full City Kitchen experience.
I stopped in for lunch on a Tuesday afternoon, and ordered the poached shrimp salad, with the orange slices on the side. The shrimp were very nicely poached and there was a good amount of them, the avocado, radishes and bibb lettuce were fresh, and it was just plain tasty. The waiter was attentive, my water glass was always full, the check arrived and was collected when I was ready, and then my change was returned promptly. It was a very nice experience, and I will definitely be back!
Food and service were great.
Food and service were great however the noise level too high. It made having a conversation difficult.
Our waiter (think it was Ahmid?) was won ...
Our waiter (think it was Ahmid?) was wonderful. Very personable and attentive.
Great food ! Was very noisy.
Great food ! Was very noisy.
the service was great---the food was good even though one of us didn't get what we ordered but the noise level was so bad that the four of us could barely carry on a conversation.
Our date night dinner was absolutely delicious. I won a gift card from work and we thoroughly enjoyed our dinner experience.
Excellent, fresh food. Just an all aroun ...
Excellent, fresh food. Just an all around excellent experience.
Decided to grab dinner with my daughter. Had a great meal with great service. Will come back again.
Wish we had eaten outdoors, but ate well
Indoor seating was dark and noisy making communication exhausting. Food was really tasty and healthy: great mussels, salads, mains. Great value on Wednesday with half-off glasses of wine.
The most amazing ribs and excellent wine ...
The most amazing ribs and excellent wine combined with first rate service. Couldn't be happier with the experience.
Took over 10 min to be waited on, the fo ...
Took over 10 min to be waited on, the food was not worth the price that's for sure and will not be going back.
We have been here several times for lunc ...
We have been here several times for lunch and dinner. Never disappointed. Service from bar might be slow but all meals came with just a short wait. The specials for the day have always been outstanding. Worth a try. Despite being noisy, the is an excellent restaurant.
Really a neighborhood treasure. Fantastic Food!
This is a great spot in Chapel Hill, that is fun and has great tables for a family dinner as well as a fun bar with good selections. The food is outstanding and the service gracious. Highly recommended!
Great atmosphere and delicious food.
This was a fantastic choice for our Easter brunch.
We have been to Mother's day brunch in the past and was excited to come back. The salads were amazing. However, the meat selection was a little disapointing. We look forward to returning!
Great for veggies for Easter Brunch Lots of other tasty dishes to eat for breakfast or lunch as well
Disappointed with dinner
We were disappointed with the dinner menu, food, and prices. We had a good experience there at lunch but wouldn't return or recommend for dinner.
Didn't realize no sushi served on a Sund ...
Didn't realize no sushi served on a Sunday night. Was difficult to find Gluten Free and Vegan choices. Average tasting swordfish special, even with the mango salsa...just not exciting flavors. Waiter forgot to bring apprentices we ordered and didn't check in much, despite it not being crowded. Have been here twice before (and have loved it) when visiting kids in college, but a little disappointed this time unfortunately.
We were passing through town and sought ...
We were passing through town and sought out City Kitchen - we were not disappointed. Great venue and well thought out decor and artwork. Broad menu, but well planned. Fantastic choice of wine and beers, supported by well executed food (good portion size as well) If we lived in this town, it would be a regular go to spot.
Great calamari appetizer, great roasted ...
Great calamari appetizer, great roasted chicken, and great salads. Nice later-night spot.
Good menu but not well executed. Short r ...
Good menu but not well executed. Short ribs good but mashed potato accompaniment cold. Duck confit pot pie a nice idea but the reality was soggy crust, light on duck but heavy on celery, bland flavor. Because of low quality of food it became a very overpriced meal i.e. Not worth it.
Wonderful lunch experience
The food was delicious and had enough variety for light eaters as well as those with hearty appetites. Our waitress was very knowledgeable, personable and gave excellent recommendations.
Outstanding short ribs!
We had a great experience at City Kitchen! It was a busy Saturday night, but I was able to make reservations the day before for 4 people. We had excellent food (the short ribs were AMAZING!!) and the service was fine. We did feel that the the server was rushing us a little, continually asking if he could remove plates while people were still eating, but overall it was great!
Awesome place will continue to visit
Awesome place will continue to visit
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