About Kitchenette - Uptown
Home style cooking at its best is our mantra. You are met at the door with our abundantly filled pastry cases. The shelves are filled with our homemade layer cakes, flaky pies, iced cupcakes, fruit crisps and so much more to tempt you on your way to a table. Kitchenette can satisfy all your cravings whether it be an oasis from the cold with our own hot chocolate topped with a homemade marshmallow, or a steamy bowl of chicken soup or a hearty meal of turkey meatloaf and mashed potatoes. We are a home away from home. Please note that we can only hold your table for ten minutes and incomplete tables will be sat until all party members have arrived.
American, Comfort Food, Home cooking
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 9:00AM to 4:30 PM
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM,
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
We do full service catering with custom designed menus to meet all your food service fancies. Check us out on our website kitchenetterestaurant.com to see the variety of special menus we can create.
Trains 1, A, C, B, D
Buses M60 and M11
Ann Nickinson and Lisa Hall
Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Kitchenette - Uptown Ratings and Reviews
Great brunch! The homemade turkey sausag ...
Great brunch! The homemade turkey sausage are a must have!
We've been coming to Kitchenette for a few years and have always enjoyed the experience. It's cozy, tasty and a great spot for brunch. PS. They do a great Thanksgiving pickup service.
As overcrowded as this neighborhood favo ...
As overcrowded as this neighborhood favorite is pretty much all the time, the incredible no nonsense cooking is worth a little wait. To. Die. For. Breakfasts. Real biscuits and gravy. Grits are an acquired taste - well, it's the texture really - but the Kitchenette cheesy grits are amazing. Even the Yankee grits novices in our group liked them. And then there are the stupendous desserts. Yes, they are pricey. But you won't find a better tasting cake anyplace in Manhattan. Cake to linger over. But we took it to go, since we felt guilty about staying too long when others were waiting. Good coffee. Cheerful, fast-paced service. Noisy but cute tin ceiling. DO MAKE A RESERVATION, especially for three or more.
Cute place -- lots of charm. Food was average. Host and server very nice but slow- no hurries here. We ordered two different burgers, mac and cheese with buffalo mozz, chicken with waffles, waffles with compote: all okay, no swoons. Red velvet cake and strawberry milkshake are exceptional.
We have come here twice so far and we go ...
We have come here twice so far and we got the same waiter both times and it's great. Albert M was our waiter and he gives excellent customer service! Try the mimosas and the protein plate. The ice cream is def to die for.
Great Brunch, but waited with a reservation.
We arrived to a very busy scene with lots of people waiting to be seated for their 11:30, 12:00, and 12:30 reservations. Although we waited 40 minutes after our reservation time. We enjoyed a delicious meal which arrived very quickly. Our waitress was friendly and helpful. For Sunday Brunch, I would try to get here earlier in the morning or after the lunch rush.
Yummy Yumm Yumm
Yummy Yumm Yumm
Fish Tacos on Friday fun food, great pla ...
Fish Tacos on Friday fun food, great place for comfort food.
My waitress was abrupt and rude, I'm so ...
My waitress was abrupt and rude, I'm so disappointed.
Very good food, excellent waiter! A litt ...
Very good food, excellent waiter! A little tight for our party of 7. Definitely on the tourist lists! Great Easter meal for our party of 3 adults and 4 teens/tweens.
Yummy Family Brunch
Our first experience at the Kitchenette Uptown and we had a wonderful Brunch! We will definitely that on our list of restaurants to visit again when we are in NYC. The service was great and the food was delicious:-)
Wonderful Weekend Breakfast
Met a friend her family there for breakfast. Menu is fabulous and it's very kid friendly. In addition to having great options, the food was cooked to perfection! I highly recommend. #BonApetit
Great for brunch
I came here with a friend for brunch this past weekend. It took a bit of time to be seated but after that, the service was good. The waitress was really nice and funny. I had the chicken and waffles and it was delicious. The space is small so it may not be ideal for groups but the food is really good. I would return.
Ordered 2 mimosas, they were out of cham ...
Ordered 2 mimosas, they were out of champagne. They substituted with super watered down sangria. Ordered hot chocolate with marshmallows, they were out of marshmallows. Ordered french toast, they gave me pancakes. No amount of blueberries or syrup could fix the pancakes or French toast. I chose this restaurant because of the great ratings and feedback. Maybe they had an off day but I would never eat at or recommend this place to anyone.
Delicious! The biscuits and grits are outstanding. I also loved the frequent coffee refills!
This was a unique experience. Very crowd ...
This was a unique experience. Very crowded and small and they need more staff. It was so crowded- wouldn't recommend for an intimate experience.
Very good food, friendly service. Luckil ...
Very good food, friendly service. Luckily we used Open Table for a reservation because there was a long line for walk ins.
Great Comfort Food
kitchenette Uptown has really first rate traditional, homestyle "comfort food. Not fancy but really good. Also excellent baked goods, particularly cakes and cornbread. Be sure to leave room for dessert.
Perfect spot to meet some old friends for brunch. We sat for a long time and the coffee kept coming. All of our egg dishes were well prepared, the bacon was crisp and the biscuits......so good!
Nice neighborhood place with friendly se ...
Nice neighborhood place with friendly service, hood sized portions.
Great authentic food. Good service, grea ...
Great authentic food. Good service, great local find
Great spot, awesome food. Relaxed, casua ...
Great spot, awesome food. Relaxed, casual, not formal nor private for a business meeting, but the service and food overcame that
amazing food. many great options to choose from.
The food was so tasty. Great service. Bring cash you get 10% off the check. Can't wait to return!
Great find for Christmas in NYC
This was an unexpected Christmas Day gift in the form of great food and great service for those of us in NYC for Christmas. Dustin was an outstanding server who added such flair to our outstanding Christmas Brunch. The Apple Pie Mimosa was a great touch. Hot chocolate with homemade marshmallows for my kids. The pancakes were delicious. The turkey sausage was the best I have ever had. Highly recommended for locals and out of towners.
FUN FOR BRUNCH
Kitchenette Uptown is a lot of fun for brunch. The menu is full of delicious comfort food options. The staff is super friendly, and the service is very good. My only complaint is the noise level . . . We go here whenever we're in the neighborhood--I just wish we lived closer!
I love This place been MANY times..FOOD ...
I love This place been MANY times..FOOD is great..CAKES are wonderful SERIVCE this time was terrible ... Server was SO SWEET and adorable but OMG NOT A waitress !!!!
Wait staff..makes all the difference!
Great little find for brunch and lunch. Loved the neighborhood vibe on Amsteerdam.... Delicious treats, cakes, milkshakes..fun Sunday find. Despite what has been said about Open Table reservations....ours was honored and with a gracious hostess and one fabulous waitress (Judith?) who used to be a caterer...It showed...and we made sure she knew how pleased we were with the food and her awesome service...we will be back...soon!!
Our server was a bit rude and we felt ki ...
Our server was a bit rude and we felt kind of rushed, but the food was amazing!
Brunch was really, but that was our cho ...
Brunch was really, but that was our choice. Regardless it wasn't rushed. Great country diner feel with that off street convenience. I touch of southern spice to traditional brunch fare. And smoooooth coffee.
Great food: Problems honoring reservation times
The food is great and the ambiance is fun. Busy, busy but fun, fun. However, we made a reservation through Open Table for 5 people. I know it can be difficult to manage seating precisely but we were not seated until 30 minutes after our reservation time. In fact, walk-ins were seated in the same amount of time as we were leaving us with the question, "What is the value of using Open Table and making a reservation at Kitchenette?" The answer: apparently none.
The waitress had a delightful personalit ...
The waitress had a delightful personality and energy. The food was excellent.
I dined here three years ago and really enjoyed it. This time I was underwhelmed with the food and the process for making reservations. I made a brunch reservation Saturday around 10:00 AM for that afternoon. When we arrived we were told they do not honor reservations made after 9:00 AM. This information should have been posted on their website or perhaps they should remove the OpenTable reservation option all together. Our server was fantastic, but the food was average.
Comfy diner-style UWS/Harlem brunch joint
Brought Mt parents and a friend here on a Sunday for brunch and everyone was pleased. Nice atmosphere, not too busy but busy enough to have some activity around and the food was prepared well. Great grits.
Love that KITCHEN...ETTE!
We used to go to the downtown Kitchenette, and the. They closed. Went uptown once and waited a long time to get in, so made a reservation this time. Good idea! The Highland Falls eggs, with an indulgent side of cheese grits, was fabulous, and my husband loved his pancakes with multiberries! Good strong but not bitter coffee, but no decaf...so rink accordingly! My husband had had his regular coffee at home before we walked the almost 3 miles up there, so he drank water.
Always a pleasure
Simple and delicious, never a disappointment. Will go back again and again.
Amazing food, awful service
We have made a point to have breakfast at Kitchenette downtown each time we visit New York for years. We love the ambiance and the food. With the downtown location being closed now, we took a 30 min cab ride to come to the uptown location for a late breakfast. Although we were seated quickly, we had to wait at least 15 minutes before anyone took our drink orders, and then another 15 minutes (and having asked a couple of times) before the waitress got to us to take our orders. Although she explained to us that they were understaffed that day, my 12 year old daughter was really desperately hungry by this point. Also, we noticed that 2 groups who arrived after us seem to have been waited on first? When our food eventually arrived (about 45 minutes in, now) we were so starving that we inhaled it. I think it was delicious, but we ate so quickly that it's hard to say! Unfortunately, waiting for the cheque, and even to pay it, was another exercise in frustration. Our waitress was friendly enough, but painfully inefficient and seemed disorgained. Sadly, after this experience, I don't think we will go out of our way to continue our 'Kitchenette tradition'.
Even though we had reservations the service was still great. Our waiter was a gem and was very helpful in helping us in making good choicest with our meal and he new the menu very well. We didn't wait long for our food which we were well pleased in eating it!!
Adorable place but stressed atmosphere
This is truly an adorable place with good food and yummy baked goods. But it's also a stressful place with a moody "host" and a rushed, curt wait stuff. The staff seems to be in complete contradiction to the cuteness factor of the restaurant—a dolled up diner-y type style. The tables are rather small and cramped and one member of our party had her elbow slammed several times. I really want to recommend this place because it's adorable and the food is good but I have a sense that the dining experience itself really impacts it's likability. I might come here on a weekday for breakfast or lunch but perhaps skip it on a Saturday or Sunday for brunch or lunch.
Good food, unprofessional/unaccommodating staff
The food here was great but our dining experience was one of the worst I have had in a while. When we sat down my friend apologized jokingly t our server for being picky and he responded- in all seriousness, pointing to the table adjacent to us that we could not be "nearly as bad as them". Very unprofessional. The "bad" table (2 women) then had two guests come in and sit across the aisle at an open table. Said visiting guests did not order anything and proceeded to speak so loudly my friend and I could neither hear one another speak nor enjoy our meals. The 2 guests stayed for almost 30 -45 minutes and did not eat or order anything at all. We complained to the host that they were disrupting our meal and the host said "sorry I have nowhere to move you". When I pointed out that we were paying customers and the visiting guests were not he replied that he would "see what [he] could do." He did absolutely nothing. The obvious choice was to ask the two non-patrons to leave in a discreet manner but this never happened: even after the restaurant filled up the host proceeded to sit two separate two-top tables at the same table for four, instead of asking the rude, loud, non-dining patrons to sit at the same table as their friends, order food, or leave because they needed their table for reservations. Although I live nearby and enjoyed the food I would be hard pressed to ever go back.
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