1272 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10027
Phone: (212) 531-7605
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Cuisines: Southern, Soul, Family Style, American, Cafeterias, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Dessert, Bakeries
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Average
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The question to ask yourself when ordering delivery from Kitchenette is, do you want your food cold, or do you want it at all? The food was 1:40 minutes late, and was cold. Our office meeting had already finished by the time it arrived and then over 25% wasn't even there. And half of what they brought was inedible. Sad, because we really wanted to love this place.
Apparently they think that if you used seamless web to order your food you don't have to answer to your customers. When the list went around I thought to myself ""self, what food would still be edible when its delivered late and cold?"". I chose the turkey meatloaf and mashed potatoes. After missing out delivery time, and hanging up on our co-worker in charge of the order, the food arrived. Having lunch was like playing the lottery - is my food there? Will it be edible? I was one of the (un)lucky 9 who had their food show up - as opposed to the 3 people who got no food. The best thing I can say is that yes, in fact my food was mildy lukewarm, and meatloaf w mashed potatoes is still edible after being 1 hour 30 minutes late. My co-workers with the burger and Caesar salad were not so lucky. They eat took one bite and threw the food out. Frankly I think we should refuse to pay the bill - our meeting was over before food arrived. If you had a power lunch meeting for a client planned - guess what - you better go order from someone else because you food will not be arriving in a timely fashion. If I was served this food by a client I'd fire them and hire someone else.
I will never order from here again. I urge you all when thinking about ordering your food to come to your senses and go somewhere - anywhere - else.
06/26/2007Provided by Citysearch -
We waited at least 20 minutes for a table at Kitchenette's Uptown restaurant and while the tables were packed and we had to sit close to a neighboring table, we got water at our table right away, the server came by to ask for drinks within a reasonable amount of time and we ordered when we were ready. It was packed and when we asked about our pancakes taking a bit longer than we anticipated the waitress told us that their grill is only so large and when a lot of orders go in at once it takes a while to get them lined up on the grill. Made sense to me.
FYI - this isn't a place to go for a leisurely weekend brunch if you want to linger over your coffee or whip out your laptop because there is almost always a line of people waiting to get in - but the food is good and you can get in and out without a hassle once you sit down.
I did notice that the waitresses were stressed out but it seems to me that with a restaurant that crowded they are bound to be a bit overwhelmed. When my husband made a joke though, our waitress smiled and seemed to lighten up. A touch of kindness can help - I was a waitress once too - so smile at your overwhelmed server. NYC diners can be harsh on their servers. Lighten up and chances are your service will improve!
11/01/2006Provided by Citysearch -
I have been here for brunch on a number of occasions and I have been consistently happy. Oftentimes, I come here with 3 or 4 friends for a mini-book club while dining on the extremely delicious comfort food. At no point are we ever rushed or asked to leave. One of the greatest things about this place is that once you are situated you are not expected to get up and leave to make room for the next table once done eating. I will continue to go back!
10/22/2006Provided by Citysearch -
At first impression, we wrongly assumed we were in for a nice dining experience. The place is decorated nicely. But the dining experience was miserable. Right after ordering, we asked to move because the sun was blaring right in our eyes and the staff refused saying we just placed an order (not sure why that would matter). We inisted and were reluctantly moved and they never waited on us again after bringing the food. On top of that, the staff were visibly eating in the corner like a pack of feral dogs.
As far as the food, both the quality and the taste were very disappointing. I've had better waffles out of a frozen breakfast package (Eggo waffles, $1.99 at your local supermarket). The omelette was average at best, the meat inside tasting extremely processed. The prices were expensive, particularly given the very subpar quality.
Walking out, we were shocked that there was a line to get into this place. Don't be fooled by the decor. Very disappointing, skip it.....
07/09/2006Provided by Citysearch -
The writers of the kitchenette menu had a knack for making the dishes sound really tasty, if perhaps a little exaggerated. The food was pretty good, but nothing to write home about. My tex mex eggs tasted a lot better than they looked (thank goodness! UGLY!) and my sister's peach crepes were flavorful, if overly chewy.
The dining room is very crowded, with precious little space between different parties, which can be awkward. We were also unimpressed by how ridiculously loud it seemed. We asked to be reseated in a quieter area, but by the time our lackadaisical waiter got around to move us, we decided it was no longer worth the bother.
05/31/2006Provided by Citysearch -
I went here last Sunday for brunch for the first time. It was very good. I had the Berry pancakes with the turkey sausage. The decor was cute it had a rustic like theme. You will see alot of Columbia University students there. I recommend everyone to try it. I was even lucky enough to find a parking space around the corner but it is hard to determine whether or not parking is always easy to find.