ABC Kitchen

New American
$ $ $
35 E 18th St (btwn Broadway & Park Ave S)
New York, NY 10003
(212) 475-5829
12:00pm - 3:00pm
5:30pm - 10:30pm
12:00pm - 3:00pm
5:30pm - 10:30pm
12:00pm - 3:00pm
5:30pm - 10:30pm
12:00pm - 3:00pm
5:30pm - 11:00pm
12:00pm - 3:00pm
5:30pm - 11:30pm
11:00am - 3:30pm
5:30pm - 11:30pm
11:00am - 3:30pm
5:30pm - 10:00pm

ABC Kitchen is a celebration of the best ingredients that each season has to offer, all served in the classically elegant style for which Jean-Georges Vongerichten is widely known. The original driving force behind ABC Kitchen, Dan Kluger, left in mid-2014 to work on his own projects, but chef de cuisine Karen Shu hasn’t missed a beat. Market-fresh dishes like roasted carrot and avocado salad with crunchy seeds, sour cream, and citrus stand alongside Vongerichten mainstays like pretzel-dusted calamari. The décor is fresh, with an utterly cool urban sophistication that pairs perfectly with the style of the home furnishings store it’s connected to, ABC Carpet and Home. The restaurant remains in the rotation for serious restaurant-goers in New York City.  

— Arthur Bovino, 101 Best Restaurants, April 1, 2015



  • Its not only the best place to catch the vegetables are the new meat trend, its one of our favorite restaurants of the year. Featured in Where to Eat 2011!
  • Taste the wages of someone elses sin: Healthy, haute-organic food that happens to be great, from the prolific Jean-Georges Vongerichten.
  • In a dining world overrun with offal, Qubcois heft, and pasta, it's nice to have a meal where a roasted carrot can blow you away. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Brunch? Get the Varun 3 course dessert tasting menu: doughnuts, French toast, salted caramel sundae. You're young. Enjoy yourself. You'll have years to recover.
  • Don't let the homey atmosphere fool you; make a reservation at least a week in advance. Popular lunch items include include the turkey sandwich, cheeseburger, and the whole wheat pizzas.
  • Really the food is healthy and the main thing is that vegetables are always fresh.
  • ABC serves best dishes .The taste is good and specially the vegetables is always fresh.
  • Chef Dan Kluger met boss Jean-Georges Vongrichten at the Union Square farmers market, where he buys local ingredients for his sustainable menu. The farfalle with kasha and veal meatballs is perfect.
  • The crab toast is the best toast in NYC, making our list of "The Tastes That Make the City: NYC Edition."
  • ABC Kitchen serves some of the city's best salads, as well as great pizzas and a fancy cheeseburger. And save room for the popcorn-topped ice cream sundae for dessert.
  • The salted caramel ice cream sundae is the best dessert in the city
  • Jeffrey Steingarten tells us this is his "favorite new Manhattan restaurant" in his New York Diet. He's a particular fan of the sauteed squash with parmesan.
  • Can we talk about the salted caramel sundae? Yes, theres caramel-coated popcorn and peanuts on it. Yes, its sitting in a pool of hot fudge sauce. Yes, its famous for a reason.
  • ABC Kitchen serves some of the city's best salads, as well as great pizzas and a fancy cheeseburger. And save room for the popcorn-topped ice cream sundae for dessert. [Eater 38 Member]
  • The dcor is absolutely stunning, and it doesnt outshine the excellent food. Try Fluke Sashimi, Kasha and Bowtie Pasta with Veal Meatballs and the Salted Caramel Ice Cream Sundae.
  • If you're by yourself on the weekdays around lunchtime, there's almost never a wait if you eat at the bar.
  • The suckling pig, lobster, and brussel sprouts were amazing. But seriously... get the salted caramel ice cream. Just. Do. It. Seriously.
  • Leave room for the salted caramel and popcorn sundae
  • I love The Local juice at ABC Kitchen. Its always my weekend treat after a tough workout. -- Jenna Autori, Fitness Magazine editor
  • The multitalented Jean-Georges Vongerichten picks up the farm-to-table locavore zeitgeist and runs with it, resulting in a menu to make Californians envious.

Nearby places

888 Broadway (at E 19th St)
1 Union Sq W (btwn 14th & 17th St)
200 5th Ave (at W 23rd St)