156 Chambers St, New York, NY | Directions 1000740.715829 -74.010110
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Tribeca
Kitchenette has grown from its tiny beginnings in a 9 stool diner to become a bustling cornerstone of hearty American cuisine. Touted as having the best brunch in NYC by Citysearch as well as Time Out magazine, Kitchenette serves up stacks of fruited pancakes and fluffy scrambled eggs with melt in your mouth biscuits to neighborhood people, business people and tourists alike. Dinner is also served 7 nights a week so if Turkey Meatloaf with gravy and mashed potatoes or Chicken and Biscuits is what you crave, Kitchenette is sure to please. Catering has also become an integral part of Kitchenette. Whatever the occasion-business or personal, Kitchenette will customize just the right menu. Stop by any time and you will be transported you from your busy NYC life to a relaxed country diner in the heart of New England.
Usually "cozy" is a synonym for a cramped dump, but this tiny Tribeca restaurant really is cozy. It's warm, welcoming, and the homey food hits all the right notes, especially the brunch which is one of the most beloved -- and busiest -- in the city.
Friendliest staff – We had a most wonderful brunch! The service was delightful. We did wait a bit for our food but was well worth it. I especially enjoyed the chocolate cake!
Great service, great food – Best service I had in NYC! These people made me feel like I was at home in Texas. Staff was friendly and responsive, something that has been rare on all my trips to the city. Everything we had was GREAT! Ask for jelly and you get homemade peach preserves. The bakery case is also very temping and made the decision tough. Try the carrot cake cupcake or the herb and goat cheese omlette.
Order it for delivery, and you won't have to deal with the bad service! – I live by Kitchenette and love the food. Their red velvet cake is dreamy. But the other reviews are totally right about the terrible service. Even the hostess/manager on the weekend is snappy with her customers. Weekend before last, she barked at people to wait outside and moments later the huge sign for the restaurant fell to the ground. If the people she'd ordered out had really listened to her, they'd be in the hospital or worse. Just order it for delivery. Don't bother going.
Poor Food & Service – I don't understand why this place always has a line. I live in the neighborhood and go out of convenience. Though the decor is cute, the food and service consistently disappoint me and everyone I take there. The Huevos Rancheros are bland and were served over stale tortillas and without any sauce, beans, or cheese. The French toast was dry and lacked any flavor.
I'm drawn by the comfy atmosphere, but will no longer go...the food is just too subpar.
worst service, didn't even get to the food – My husband and I went for Saturday brunch where we waited for 10 minutes to get seated even through there were several empty tables. After placing our order we waited for 35 minutes until we realized that three tables who had been seated after us had already received their orders. According to the waiter the kitchen was behind on pancakes and it would only be another 5 minutes. 15 minutes later we noticed yet another table getting their order - which included pancakes and was exactly what my husband had ordered. We then were unable to get the waiter's attention, did not get our order, and ended up leaving the restaurant on an empty stomach after having been there for over an hour.
Terrible service, disgusting food – Ordered through sorporate web site dinner worth USD 500 ( for the team). Although we received message confirming dinner will be delivered within 35-50 minutes, it arrived after 1.5hrs.
Crabcakes which were suppose to come with sauce on the side and order of wilted greens and four cheese macaroni were burnt, covered with sauce and served with some unidentifiable bun ( no macaroni at all).
Save yourself money and eat some place else.
good place for breakfast – i came here for sunday brunch around 2pm. the place is small but we were lucky that that we didnt have to wait, though a line quickly formed behind us. i chose the farmhouse special 2 eggs, turkey sausage, cheese grits, and a biscuit ($9). the portions were large and the food was satisfying. the big, warm, square biscuit with the sweet strawberry butter was especially good. the turkey sausage was definitely on the dry side (ill choose bacon next time). cheese grits were standard though not especially flavourful (the potatoes looked better). my bf had the kitchenette special (eggs, bacon, cheese, on a biscuit) which he said was very good. there was only 1 waitress and a busboy working so service wasnt great. ill probably come again for the biscuits.
Great homestyle breakfast – Very small, quaint, neighborhood place for breakfast with the locals. Good food, good value, great coffee, nice selection of the usual breakfast fare as well as some unique offerings.
They Upgraded and Now It's Just Charming! – We used to go to the old location because it was close and we were usually too lazy to get on the subway...now that they have changed locales and chefs (and seem to have done a staff overhaul) we go because it's excellent. The atmosphere is comfy and cute, the food is flavorful and fresh and they serve your drinks in adorable little jars. The value is excellent for the city and the desserts are top notch. It's not fancy, it's quaint and it will have you coming back again and again, I promise :) Check out Century 21 for a little post-brunch shopping.
Mixed but inexpensive – I've been here a couple times now. When I get there I'm excited by the possibilities laid out in the menu - breakfast until 4 pm, macaroni and other comfort food - but my expectations have been too high. Today's country breakfast was a poor choice on my part. The eggs were runny, the turkey sausage was dry and almost brick-like and the potatoes were odd. I don't recommend this dish. The person I ate with, however, chose the Friday lunch special - fried catfish sandwich. The catfish has been recommended and because the price is right I'll probably try again another time. A nice thing was that, even though a line was starting to form for a table, we weren't rushed out. If you don't want to have to wait for a table at lunch time get there before 12:30.
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