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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
Ok experience. We had the scallop appetizer, very fresh and delicious. I had the Steak Frites, the steak was cooked perfectly and was very tender but because the steak was put in top of the fries, it made them greasy and limp, they were also under salted. My husband had the short ribs which were very tender but very underseasoned. The sides of brussell sprouts were delicious but the sweet potato purée was too much like baby food. So the dinner was 50% good and 50% ok. Waitress was very pleasant to start but didn't really bother with us after we had ordered.
This was a Mother's Day Brunch Buffet so we were prepared for disappointment however we were very happily surprised by the choice, presentation and quality of the food. The service was attentive and friendly so combined with our food choices made for an excellent brunch and some very pleased diners. (ages ranging from 3 to 73). Thank you.
We enjoyed the Mothers' Day brunch after UNC graduation. The variety, presentation, and taste were all top notch. Something for everyone and we really liked how easy the buffet was to pick and choose a great many things. Our waiter was attentive and extremely upbeat.
It was the perfect ending to our graduation weekend celebration.
Took my family here for Mothers Day brunch and we all agreed that is was delicious! I appreciated that there was such a wide variety of foods and not the usual standard breakfast items. The dessert selection was especially wonderful. Everything was prepared and presented well. The service was great. We will definitely return.
We ate at City Kitchen the night before UNC graduation. The food was very good, but the restaurant was so loud that the three of us could not all hear each other. Also, the tables were pushed close together so that made it a little uncomfortable. So I would go back, but not on a night when I anticipate there would be a large crowd there.
It was an extremely busy night (graduation weekend), so the place was packed. We had a great waiter. Unfortunately, they had to limit the menu because it was such a busy night and that was disappointing. However, my children really enjoyed their meals. And because it took over an hour to get our food, the waiter brought a flourless chocolate dessert -- and it was absolutely delicious.
City Kitchen provided a pleasant and unrushed atmosphere to host colleagues who seldom have a chance to spend non-professional time together. The menu allowed those with dietary restrictions to have several choices. The food was good, and the $5 wine offering was taken advantage of and enjoyed.
Will never return. We have been to City Kitchen many times and only had one good experience and that was at lunch time. How does this place stay in business! We did give it a chance but failure is always the outcome. The food is way over priced for what is delivered. Under seasoned over cooked very small portions and tasteless meals...or sooo salty it's not eatable. The wait staff is horrendous and poorly trained if trained at all. Saw the manager walking around and he had a sour look and bad attitude as well. So as they say...comes from the top I suppose. Don't waste your time or money even if it is close to the theater it's not an option for dinner. ..ever.
Love your restaurant - and would change nothing; but had a bad experience, it was pouring down rain when we arrived, I left my brand new handsome black umbrella (actually my husband had just bought it) and someone stole it - don't know how to remedy this. I should have taken it to the table, never, ever had this happen any time in my life.
Went for Easter brunch. Large food selection, some good, some okay. Desserts were unimpressive. Table staff was friendly and attentive. Very crowded, they added extra folding tables along the back wall. Tough to get in an out of with the legs. Because of crowds the buffet area was not kept very tidy, and the floor was very sticky. We were visiting relatives in the area, so maybe next time we might try it on a non-holiday.
I have always found that City Kitchen is the one place I can go to for the whole package; great food, great service and great surroundings. For me, I can go in, have lunch or dinner and think, "life is good!" Never more so than at their Easter Brunch buffet. They have the usuals, scrambled eggs, bacon, mashed potatoes etc., but it's the Greek foods that I go for. A huge variety of dishes including lamb, salmon, roasted vegetables and many,many more dishes that I couldn't name. Nothing boring. The service was excellent as well. Attentive, but not intrusive.
We often take clients to City Kitchen because the menu offers choices for everyone, they are reasonably priced, the food is delicious and the service is spectacular.
I ordered the chicken Cobb but with shrimp instead of chicken and goat cheese rather than bleu cheese - they honored my request without batting an eye. The staff is always prompt and friendly!
Will be back for more business and personal meals!
I had been to the City Kitchen twice in the past for business lunches and I was impressed. Therefore I thought I would take my Wife there for her birthday and we were all disappointed in the food . There was 5 of us. (2) had Flounder, (2) had Short Rib and (1) had Trout. It was tasteless and bland. The price was also too High . We also had a Rib appetizer which was over cooked and dry. It really was a let down especially with it being my Wife's special night. (4) glasses of wine on special for $5.00 a glass and (2) beers. The bill was $196.00 less tip. It is tough to spend that kind of money and no one was satisfied with their meal.
We usually never complain but you asked I am just being honest. The best part was the Service which was very good. Wade was our Waiter.
Hopefully this was just a bad night and this will improve.
Caveats - it was Saturday night and 7:30. So, please understand why it's rated as such. Good food overall. VERY loud so I laugh at the term "energetic", hence the 2-star ambiance rating. Server was at least double if not triple sat so, although she was nice, service was very slow. Mushroom pasta a hit. Cheeseburger was good. Wine list ok but nothing stellar. Enjoyed it, but not the best for a quiet date.
I ordered a Cesar Salad (which was a bit bland) and the Frenched Chicken. The chicken was excellent. Instead of the carrot puree I asked for a low carb alternate and they gave me roasted Brussels Sprouts. Although I'm not generally a fan of Brussels Sprouts, theirs were delicious. My friend ordered the Calamari (lovely - not too greasy and not a lot of breading ) which was tender and yummy. I didn't try her Hangar Steak salad but it was huge and looked delicious.
We enjoyed our dinner by having salads and appetizers. The food as fresh , well presented and delicious. The Calamari was really good, as were the mussels. We each had a Greek Salad and wine and every bit of it was great. It is noisy and the high ceilings, loft-like decor and cement floors echo noise a lot. The bar area was so loud that you couldn't understand anything without shouting.
We had 3 adults and 5 kids, and everything was great. The kids' menu had several offerings (pasta with meat sauce turned out to be the biggest hit). Special short rib quesadilla was wonderful and the chicken skewer is always excellent. Server Shelley was terrific, especially with the kids. They devoured their ice cream!
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