1477 1ST Ave, New York, NY | Directions 1002140.767089 -73.956515
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Upper East Side
Great service, great food and decor A+ – If you're looking for a place to dine but you don't want to put a whole in your pocket... Green Kitchen is the place you want to go. The prices are more than reasonable considering it's the Upper East Side. I had a fabulous dinner and the service was up to par. Usually you give up on good service and food once you pick a place that's affordable but not here. I definitely will and have recommended this place to everyone I know.
I must say, I don't like the idea of an open area with windows as walls to a restaurant but I really enjoyed it at Green Kitchen. I'm planning on bringing some friends to dine with me real soon.
You should too!
not so bad – i've been there few times. lunch and late evening. place looks very nice. food wasn't to die for but it wasn't bad either. however, their service needs huge improvements, i asked for tea with lemon got it with milk. asked for a rye toast got a white toast...lil bit annoying
watch out for the broken shard of glass in your water – I was excited to come back to the Green Kitchen. I frequented this place when I used to stay out to the early morning.
I had pancakes for brunch, which were v. good. The only big issue I have was that when they refilled my water glass. Thankfully my friend notices a huge shard of glass in there. We told the manager and he grabbed the glass and walked off. I did not get another glass of water, or even any sort of apology.
The other thing was my friend ordered toast with her omlet and it never came.
good french toast – I don't understand the reviews about small portions or expensive prices.....I'm from Texas (used to big portions) and the portions at Green Kitchen are big and ridiculously cheap. Of course, I only ate here for breakfast, which is the most difficult meal to make poorly. I would go back for breakfast, but based on the other reviews I am skeptical about any other time. I was a bit confused that the restaurant was the only one on the block that stepped out and landed on the sidewalk.
Poor Food, Horrible Service – I tried Green Kitchen when it first reopened in July and the fried chicken my friend ordered was not cooked all the way through - and then they even tried to put it on our check after we sent it back and didn't want it.
Then it closed for a few months and I gave it one more chance for breakfast since the sign outside said "new management". It was the worst service and the pancakes tasted like they were made from biscuit. We were basically ignored and had to flag down a manager just to get the coffee that was ordered and then the food that was forgotten to be brought to us. And no one apologized. Even when we asked for the check no one could find it or our waiter and we had to repeat the whole order so they could write it up. Never Again!!!!
Informal neighborhood fixture delivers no-frills fare from the family. – In Short
Opened more than 75 years ago, this airy family-owned diner still attracts groups and solos on the Upper East Side. The green exterior paint makes it easy to spot, and the natural theme continues inside with light wood floors and potted plants. As a wall of old New York scenes hints at the history, waiters in the signature-color shirts focus on the present and scramble to serve egg dishes, sandwiches, burgers, pastas, and hearty entrees.
Thoroughly disappointing – I think many people who live around the Green Kitchen used to frequent it. In fact, my family and I used to go every sunday for breakfast, it was ALWAYS frequented..at any time of the day. We visited the newly renovated restaurant this past weekend with high hopes. What we got was very poor service from a terribly unfriendly waitress who didn't know the menu well and a very limiting selection of food. We miss the friendly faces of the staff and the diner like food that we used to get. The old saying goes true in this case: if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
"New" Green Kitchen is a bust – I've lived in this neighborohood for 15 years and for the longest time,
Green Kitchen was the best standard diner, for hangover breakfast/ burgers/ late night snacks etc.
About 9 months ago it closed down for renovations and completely remodeled.
Now reopened, the new look is OK but if you can actually get beyond the abominable service (waited 10 minutes for a table 11 AM Sunday with at least 5 tables available, )the food is just lousy. Their omelettes are 1/4 the size of any other establisment around, and home fries aren't even available.
Maybe you're trying to be something else?
By the way, the prices are about 40% more expensive.
I know this must have been a huge effort guys, but I'll take the old Green Kitchen back in a heartbeat.
Slow...small breakfast portions...overpriced – Green Kitchen has recently been renovated and the new decor is rather pleasant. However, the diner definitely DOES NOT HAVE their act together (at least not yet). They are short staffed. Their menu is limited, they serve miniscule omelettes that may be suitable for a child (with what seems like a teaspoon of stuffing) with a salad (have to pay even more for fries) for $10- which was poorly washed and there were bits of soil all over it!! Toast wasnt toasted, tea was served without any teaspoons, after asking the waiter, I got one spoon and had to share it w my boyfriend as the staff didnt deem it necessary to bring a spoon for EACH person at the table).
Bottom line - after waiting around, and still feeling hungry - we went to our favorite diner 3 blocks up.
User review by liddleone – Very good food! But...do not order the calamari!! Otherwise i would highly recommend it.
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