Restaurant Spotlight: ABC Kitchen
Restaurant Spotlight: ABC Kitchen

Perhaps you have a special occasion approaching, you want to impress a date, or you simply love treating yourself to a delicious meal. Regardless, the restaurant spotlight: ABC Kitchen, is the perfect culinary destination in which to wine and dine. 

This restaurant, which serves up local and organic cuisine, is located at 35 East 18th Street and offers brunch, lunch, and dinner hours.

Brunch is served on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and lunch is served Monday through Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Dinner is Monday through Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Thursday from 5:30 pm. to 11:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. and Sunday from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Chef Jean-Georges, a world famous chef, has opened several restaurants in addition to ABC Kitchen. He was born and raised in France and has received training under several renowned chefs in France, as well as received additional training in Bangkok, Singapore, and Hong Kong. Not only does he create the menus at his restaurants, he is extremely involved with all aspects of his restaurants, including concept, architectural design, and even hiring staff and training them.

Rather than make use of creams and meat stocks, Chef Jean-Georges focuses on textures and intense flavors derived from herbal vinaigrettes, fruit essences, vegetable juices, and light broths. He is committed to using the freshest, organic ingredients available and uses local ingredients as much as possible. The menu changes and utilizes seasonal produce that does not use GMOs, synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or insecticides. All fish, meat, and dairy is locally sourced whenever possible. Microgreens and herbs are grown on a rooftop garden, adding to the amazing freshness of his creations. 

At restaurant spotlight: ABC Kitchen, the dining room is eco-friendly and is  composed of salvaged and recycled building materials. The room has a nice rustic, yet warm and romantic feel.

ABC Kitchen is highly popular and has been highly reviewed. In fact, it has 1,782 reviews on Yelp and has an average 4-star rating. Reviewers rave about the crab toast with lemon aioli and how it is so flavorful and fresh with a generous amount of crab. The roasted carrot and avocado salad, served over microgreens, is also a hit. Crunchy seeds add to the texture of this salad that is dressed in a light sour cream and citrus dressing. The salted caramel ice cream sundae is a "must try" for dessert. Uniquely topped with popcorn, peanut brittle, and fudge, it is the perfect combination of sweet and salty. 

You do not want to miss this restaurant spotlight: ABC Kitchen! Make a reservation to eat at this delightful restaurant today!