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, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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City Kitchen Ratings and Reviews
My brother and his wife came down from W ...
My brother and his wife came down from Wisconsin to help me celebrate Thanksgiving and I took them City Kitchen for the buffet. It was tremendous, tasty, plentiful, and varied. All of us enjoyed ourselves and were impressed. I would do it again in a heartbeat.
The food was good but not outstanding fo ...
The food was good but not outstanding for the price. The service was awful. Never refill drinks or removed plates from table. Brought check before asking if we wanted dessert. One guest fries were over cooked and replacement never brought.
The hostesses, the first impression of t ...
The hostesses, the first impression of the restaurant, are woefully clueless. We arrived 10 minutes early for our reservation and were told we could not be seated until our reservation time. Fifteen minutes after our scheduled reservation time, while sitting in an empty lobby area directly across from the hostess, we got to watch her gloss her lips and fix her hair while ignoring our presence completely. Finally, I went to ask about the reservation. With a panicked look in her eyes, she said she would seat us now but not at the table she was thinking about for us...reallly? We passed three empty tables on our way to our table.
Everything else was wonderful. The service was amazing. The food was delicious and beautiful. I would go back in a heartbeat with the knowledge that the hostesses need babysitting.
Mushroom sandwich was very good but the ...
Mushroom sandwich was very good but the special quesadilla of the day had very little cheese in it which made dipping it in sauce a problem--the ingredients kept falling out --plus it was pricey at $16 (which wait staff didn't say at the time she mentioned it ). Like the decor and the menu.
We came here to celebrate our daughter's ...
We came here to celebrate our daughter's birthday. Overall very nice place with excellent service. We had a dragon roll, spinach dip (very good), short rib (very tender), salmon (lightly crisp exterior and moist inside), lamb chops (delicious, but tiny), warm crisp dessert (yummy!) and creme brûlée (okay). Overall a nice place for a special occasion, but be prepared to pay a bit of a premium for the ambiance.
Just stopped by for a chat and a quick b ...
Just stopped by for a chat and a quick bite. Coffee was good, Deviled eggs were very good and the Calamari was excellent. The decor is new and modern, tending to darker shades but with good ambiance. THe staff was friendly and available. but I was there during a quiet period.
Their burgers are delicious, and cooked ...
Their burgers are delicious, and cooked to perfection. If you really want to treat yourself, opt for the sweet potato fries instead of the regular fries--they are worth the extra couple of dollars (even though I wish they didn't cost extra!).
I ordered the CK Greek salad and sounded ...
I ordered the CK Greek salad and sounded great. It was supposed to have all kinds of veggies in it and didn't list any greens so I thought it would be loaded with beets, cucumbers, fingerling potatoes, peppers, tomatoes, olives, feta and a great lemon vinaigrette. I requested added avocado. Good thing I did because it was at least 90% romaine lettuce. There was exactly one tiny fingerling, two tiny beets, tiny slivers of cucumber and I don't remember any tomatoes. Hugely disappointing. This is their "signature" salad?
We had absolutely excellent service and ...
We had absolutely excellent service and a wonderful meal! We were running short on time to see a movie and our waiter helped us make dinner choices that would come out of the kitchen quickly. He was incredibly accommodating and he made our evening! He was also fantastic at recommending wines that paired well with our meal. Saed even came over to our table to make sure everything was going well. City Kitchen is so well run--diners can relax and enjoy the excellent food without having to worry about anything at all. Love this place--a true Chapel Hill gem!
While I don't consider it a premier rest ...
While I don't consider it a premier restaurant in the area, my wife and I have never been disappointed when we've dined at City Kitchen. Since it is close to home, it's often a fall back restaurant when we don't want to drive too far, or spend a lot of time making a decision. The menu is fit for foodies, and it boasts often excellent nightly specials. There are also nightly promotions, such as half price bottles of wine on Tuesday, which are worth considering. I have found the food and service to be consistently very good. I should also mention that there is some Asian influences and a surprisingly good (though limited) sushi menu.
The food is usually good tonight it was ...
The food is usually good tonight it was OK we had to send back an appetizer due to overcooking and we were brought another and charged a higher price. Not really how to take care of the customer. just my opinion. The entree had sides overcooked as well. We had the table by the waitress station so lots of traffic. We will gin=ve them another shot later.
We made a late booking for a Friday even ...
We made a late booking for a Friday evening and clearly got last and smallest table near kitchen access. The place was busy. Waitress was very friendly and attentive. Had steak frites: they came as they were apparently supposed to be but to my untrained tourist eye, the fries looked awful. Waitress got me ordinary fries - but charged. Not an inexpensive place to eat. Came away feeling slightly cheated all in but was a last minute booking and I did get the fries I ordered.
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