Currently Obsessed with…. ABC Kitchen

ABC Kitchen

Chrissy and I recently managed to sneak in a moms-only lunch at ABC Kitchen, the Jean-Georges Vongerichten farm-to-table spot in ABC Carpet & Home. Oooh, la, la. Swank. And yummy.

Dying to go back. (Maggie, maybe this should be our next lunch spot?)

The food was delish and the place made for extremely entertaining NYC people-watching — it’s like a little piece of the Upper East Side plopped down in the Flatiron. Sweater sets, oversize handbags, facelifts, and ladies-who-lunch a-go-go. Apparently, celebs, too — Chrissy just *happened* to spy Stanley Tucci‘s name in the reservation book.

We popped in early, sans reservation, and sat at one of the tall bar tables up front — a perch that made the people-watching even easier. But if you want a real table in the main dining room, definitely call to reserve.

On the menu:

Roasted squash toast with ricotta and apple cider vinegar

Mackerel sashimi with ginger and mint

Roasted carrot and avocado salad with crunchy seeds and citrus (surprising and divine)

Smoky lentil soup with herb-infused oil and Parmesan

And, we had no room for it, but of extreme interest for dessert:

Salted Caramel-Peanut Ice Cream Sundae

Here’s what The New York Times had to say about ABC Kitchen…. It’s a thoroughly enjoyable review — let’s just say Sam Sifton had fun with it. And he concedes the food is very good.

Need to schedule a lunch date with a colleague or friend? Want to treat yourself while downtown for a doctor’s appointment? You’ve found your place.

ABC Kitchen

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3 Responses to “Currently Obsessed with…. ABC Kitchen”


  1. 1 Cay March 3, 2011 at 7:48 am

    yum. My mother, sister and sister in law are all coming for a girls weekend in a few weeks. I’ve been trying to figure out some fun things for us to do. What a great place for us “ladies to lunch!”

  2. 2 Melisa March 3, 2011 at 9:21 am

    oh, great, Cay! hope y’all go and have a good time. let me know.

    also, might i suggest…. dinner downtown at Prune — definitely reserve. and pedis at Sweet Lily in Tribeca — they only have 3 big comfy chairs for the pedicures, so you couldn’t all go at once. would have to do 3 and 1 could wait or get a manicure…. but it’s a great place. perfect for a girls’ weekend!

  3. 3 Paula/adhocmom March 3, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    That sounds really fun. I seriously think I need to resubscribe to NY Magazine or something. I have NO idea what’s going on in the real world (meaning NYC of course). NO idea.


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