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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.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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:
Kim Sikkel: (919) 928-8200 ext. 201
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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City Kitchen Ratings and Reviews
We had an 8:00 reservation on a Saturday night and were surprised to see so many empty tables. We soon realized that was probably the work of our server, who must've been trying to win a contest to see how fast he could rush us through a meal. Despite my ordering a dish which he "warned" us would take 20-25 minutes to prepare, we were in and out--including drinks before dinner--by 8:45. Too bad; this was a cool place I'd visit again, but only if I could be sure to have another server.
Start with being seated next to a work station at a small table in an almost empty restaurant. Continue with entrees being served halfway through the appetizers. Finish with dirty dishes from appetizer never being cleared until after meal. Too bad because the food was good. Never an apology or even recognition that there was a problem. Symptoms of bad management. First and last visit.
The restaurant was lovely, but the food was so so. The grilled cheese was limp rather than grilled and crunchy. We had to pay extra for toast with our eggs. Tbe best thing was the Greek salad...a combo Greek and French Nicoise. The dessert was a joke. Considering the fact that we told the waiter we wanted a shareable dessert. We all laughed when the cake arrived...it was a bite of cake, at best.
Lovely staff and atmosphere! We wish we could have eaten the food. Not safe for peanut/legume allergy, sadly. Peanut flour and cross contact noted, but thankfully our server was brutally honest. Kudos to her for keeping us safe. Our food rating was a guess since we did not consume anything. I bet it's great for non-allergic folks!
We were seated right away. Shelly, our waitress, was awesome. Me and my friends were catching up and she was very patient while we decided on drinks ($5 glass of wine) and appetizers. Dinner was very good with a healthy portion. Definitely recommend for a date; business or hanging at the bar.
My wife and I had a rare date night. Our server, Michael did a wonderful job executing a wonderful evening of great service and made some nice suggestions about wines by the glass and dessert options. This restaurant does a nice job of creating ambiance and personality despite being a large space.
We came to taste the food as a potential caterer for our daughter's wedding next year. We enjoyed the atmosphere of the restaurant. The food was excellent! I was most impressed with the service. Dane, our waiter, was very articulate, personable and professional. In addition, several other servers, cleared dishes, refilled drinks and made themselves available to make our visit very enjoyable. This is not just a restaurant but an excellent dining experience!
City Kitchen was wonderful! Our server, Dane-- "like Great Dane"-- was knowledgeable and very accommodating. It was our first time at City Kitchen and who knew such a gem existed right next to University Mall! The food was delicious and the decor is top top top.
Pleasant but less than attentive wait staff may have been responsible for the cold food, but the kitchen is likely to blame for the overcooked mussels and salmon. While good company meant that these limitations did not hinder our having a good time, greater attentiveness to the doneness and temperature of the food would have elevated the evening.
We enjoyed our meal and didn't think it was too loud. I actually enjoyed the atmosphere very much.
We had the scallop appetizer to start. My husband had the steak frites and I had the BBQ short rib. We enjoyed everything, but weren't blown away by anything, and I do think the entrees were overpriced. $30 for a ribeye and fries? Meh. That's a lot for nothing special.
Also, they serve the bread with olive oil and tomato paste. The tomato paste is super weird. I dunno why anyone would want to spread tomato paste on their bread. All that said, we'll go back to try the sushi! Oh, and their drink specials are fun - I tried the featured wine and really liked it.
Visiting UNC and wanted a great place for dinner after a campus tour. The restaurant doesn't look like much from the street (tucked into a small strip mall) but inside was big and beautiful. Service was excellent. And the scallop appetizer with spaghetti squash was one of the best things I have ever ordered in a restaurant. Delicious.
Enjoyed a delightful lunch arriving ahead of our reservation but seated immediately. Loved the art work and fabulous music and fascinating light fixtures--very unique. We were very hungry having fasted prior to medical tests so ordered the fried calamari with classic marinara. It arrived hot, crispy and delicious with lots of tentacles. Our waiter explained that there wasn't a soup of the day because the kitchen "forgot" to make it the night before but otherwise everything on the menu was available. I ordered the spinach fettuccine with poached egg and it was creamy and very tasty. My companion ordered the turkey club on sourdough which was served with french fries or a house salad. All portions were very generous including the large thermal pots of coffee that accompanied our meal. Overall, it was a delicious lunch and we look forward to returning to sample selections from the raw bar and pizza oven.
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