30 Prince St, New York, NY | Directions 1001240.723003 -73.994919
Neighborhoods: NoLita, Downtown
the most angry owner and service in nyc – The owner needs to be medicated. She's literally looks to fight with her patrons... I'm not sure what happened to her life, or her hair, but she is out of control.
I guess the help follows her lead, cause they're just as insecure and rude to make you feel like a jerk when you are there.
btw... did this place close? looks like all these comments must've been true. good riddance. hope she's working at Starbucks.
We left after thirty minutes – Would love to tell you how the food was, but after waiting a half hour for a drink on a Saturday night, I decided to get up and leave instead. Too bad the service was so bad because I heard the food is good.
They "don't do" leftovers !! – i had a nice dinner there, but when it came to taking my leftovers home the waiter said that they don't have any containers or bags. (?!) then he finally found a plastic container that he ceremoniously put on the table for me to do it myself ! geez. i work all day long for one meal where it's all about me... and he put me to work.
romantic and tasty – i stumbled into Kitchen Club on a busy sunday afternoon with my mom & brother... what a great surprise! The scenery is charming and homey, the atmosphere very relaxed but still very sophisticated. The brunch menu was creative and delicious---asian traditional flavors meets french cafe? In any case, my boyfriend and i were in the neighborhood last evening and popped in again for supper. Wow- i didn't realize how romantic the place could be on a warm early summer evening! The owner herself seated us- charming, very professional. Chibi, her fabulous diva dog, kept watch on the dining room, even sat next to us for a bit. Our server was knowledgeable about the menu and offered delicious wine pairings for our amazing, carefully prepared entrees (lamb tenderloin & miso cod, that is). Everything was so fresh, so beautifully simple. We were relaxed, happy, satisfied and walked out of the place holding hands. Take your loved one, now. Run.
Great food but rude service – The Kitchen Club didn't have our reservation when we arrived. They somehow managed to get us in after parading us around the restaurant, through the kitchen, etc. They seated us at the worst table right by the door with a very cold draft. There WAS a space heater which did help some. The waitress spilled red wine on my white coat. She made a lot of effort to get the stain out, but nobody offered to clean my coat or compensate me in any way. They even told me what kind of stain remover I could buy myself. After they gave us the dessert menus and we said we didn't want anything, the obviously relieved waitress said it was better that way because they had another reservation and we needed to be out soon anyway. I do have to say that the food was excellent, but after that treatment, I would not go back.
Our large party had a great time – I recently booked a family dinner for 8 at The Kitchen Club, and we had such a lovely evening I felt compelled to write in to counter some of the other reviews. The wait staff were friendly, and were happy to seat us early even though the rest of the party hadn't arrived yet. The dumplings were delicious and disappeared in a flash. The entrees were perfectly cooked, paired with interesting flavors in the sides (filet mignon side was especially good), and portioned appropriately for fine dining. If you want to stuff yourself with big plates of inexpensive food (and there's nothing wrong with that), this is not the place.
As for Marja, the owner, she called me personally to confirm the reservation and discuss the menu, stopped by our table througout the evening, telling jokes and whisking away empty wine bottles, and gave us some sake on the house. She has been in the neighborhood for some 15 years, long before it was hipster wonderland. How often do you see a restaurant owner?or anyone, for that matter?who clearly cares so much about her business and is so passionate about what she does? Chibi was unobrusive, didn't go in the kitchen, and is there because he adores his owner. In a city where people carry their dogs in designer handbags everywhere they go, his presence is not so strange.
I understand that all this may not be everyone's cup of tea, but if you are concerned, I'd suggest stopping by when the restaurant is not busy and seeing if you can meet Marja and check out the menu. You'll know if The Kitchen Club is for you. I hope it is?it was a unique and wonderful experience for us.
Editorial Review – European and Japanese fusion restaurant in Soho serving more than 20 different sakes.
As always, a wonderful experience! – My partner and I have been "members" of The Kitchen Club for almost three years and even today it continues to surprise us with wonderful new dishes and that remarkable romantic feeling we felt on our very first visit one evening in late September. Tonight we even managed to sit at the same table with a perfect view of the original St. Patricks Cathedral. The service was wonderful and well paced. And of course, there is Chibi, those in the know will know who I am talking about.(Ask where is Chibi?) everything on the menu is delicious especially, Marja's(the owner) dumplings. Anybody looking to spend a leisurely evening with friends and loved ones, join The Kitchen Club, still taking new "members" even after 15 years since it all started.
HORRIBLE SERVICE & overpriced food – Food took so long & doesn't worth for the high price. Service bad, waitress never come back check on us and charged us 20% service charge for 4 party people just because she think we are tourist. She was mean when we asked her about the service charge she included in the bill. DON'T WAIST MONEY TO GO EAT AT THIS PLACE. BAD and HORRIBLE!!!!
HORRIBLE SERVICE! – I arrived at the restaurant on time for my reservation at 7:30pm on Saturday April 1st. The restaurant was not full but the host wanted to seat us in the back dark bar room. When asked why we couldn't sit in the front room, which was not full, he said I just can't sorry. He was extremely rude and when I asked to see the manager he stalled. So, we went to Public around the corner and had a great meal instead! If you like being treated badly go to this restaurant, otherwise don't bother!
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