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
Had a delicious meal at our favorite nei ...
Had a delicious meal at our favorite neighborhood restaurant. Ordered the daily special appetizer (melon soup), grilled halibut with a paired wine. Everything was delicious and came out a an appropriate pace. They make a great gin martini too!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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