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Green Kitchen Restaurant - 25 Reviews - 1477 1ST Ave, New York, NY - Child Care Reviews - Phone (212) 988-4163

Green Kitchen Restaurant

1477 1ST Ave (at E 77th Street)
New York, NY 10021
(212) 988-4163
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Green Kitchen Restaurant - New York, NY
Green Kitchen Restaurant - New York, NY
Green Kitchen Restaurant - New York, NY
Green Kitchen Restaurant - New York, NY
Green Kitchen Restaurant - New York, NY


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Awesome as ever!!!


Finally went to this restaurant on a recommendation from a friend- she said they had a great deal for brunch. Well, you get what you pay for...First of all, they had a line of pe...

Editorial review from GrubHub 8/25/2013

by Amir at GrubHub Provided by GrubHub
Awesome as ever!!! more

Editorial review from GrubHub 8/18/2013

I will never order from them again. This was a pick up order and the staff there are very rude. No one greets you or asks you why you are there. I walked in and told the lady in the front i was here for a pick up and she told me to go to the back. I was standing and waiting for 10 mins, while some guy was on the cell phone. I tried to get his attention a few times and he ignored me. I will never order from this place again. more

Editorial review from GrubHub 7/11/2013

it wasa niiiiiiice! more

Hot food 7/25/2009

I wanted to eat in but not cook so I ordered from the Green Kitchen. The food came fast and it was still hot. more

Overcharged Everytime 6/16/2009

Food not good, overcharged & rude delivery guy. Save your money and order somewhere else. more

A Cut Above a Diner 3/3/2009

We wandered in one evening when we were too tired to cook and were pleasantly surprised. Both the service and food were a notch above typical diner offerings. Entrees are extremely generous and tasty, rival some of those at ""nicer"" restaurants and come with large salads and a bread basket. We went back the following week and were treated like regulars, with the waiter brining us complimentary appetizers while we perused the menu. The dessert offerings are surprisingly poor for a diner but there are plenty of bakeries nearby to pick up something on the way home. Overall, this place offers a pleasant, tasty meal and a great value. more

Good everything 2/23/2009

My father took me here with my family and we had a blast. Despite there being a line, we only waited a few minutes to be seated by a window :-) away from the crying baby on the other side of the restaurant. I kind of felt bad for the people behind us though who actually were seated next to crying baby. I do not think their review will be too bad though, the baby was removed after it regurgitated it's apple sauce just 5 minutes after they were seated. Anyway, our low priced breakfast came warm and just as ordered. We tipped very well and will certainly be back again. In fact, just that next week, my girlfriend and I enjoyed a quiet breakfast again by the window where the crying baby was the week before. Lucky for us, that family left the baby at home. Pros: great food, service, and atmosphere Cons: crying babies more

best diner around 1/15/2009

I love green kitchen's food. There are a lot of healthy choices. My own qualm is they often mess up on my deliveries. Always forgetting something. Pros: gret breakfast!! Cons: delivery often wrong/ more

Editorial review from GrubHub 8/26/2008

THE WORST! Horrible food, horrible service. You would be better off popping a lean cuisine in the microwave. GAH-ROSS! more

Good food, Clean 3/10/2008

I was there just the other evening after about 20 years without a visit! May I say the food was great, waiter pleasant and accomodating. The whole experience was great compared to the Chelsea diners I have been frequenting. I am very picky and I check for everything ,stains on glasses, dirty forks ,etc. and this was good! No complaints. I don't know why I've been away so long. I will be returning. The bathroom should be a little roomier. more

Bad service! 11/28/2007

I came in with a friend for lunch. The place was pretty much empty. We were seated somewhere we didn't want to sit, in-between 2 chatty tables, so we moved, and the waiter made a very unpleasant unsatisfied face in our direction. After a few minutes we started ordering. I asked to have greens instead of fries with my sandwich. He said "" we don't do that"", meanwhile some sandwiches on the list actually came with mixed greens. So I said ""charge me extra if you need to, I don't want fries, I want mixed greens"" he refused again, saying that the chef in the back will not do that no matter what. So we got up and left. They lost business, for no reason. more

excellent food,great service 9/24/2007

They are so many things I like about this place.First of all has excellent food with a very interesting menu.The service is very good and friendly.I also love the decor.It is elegan,beautiful,comfortable and thank God, nothing in there remind you of a tacky, over done dinner.I also like and I really appreciate as a new mom that the place is kids friendly Pros: excellent more

Wonderful find! 8/21/2007

This place calls itself a diner, and is open 24/7, but is much nicer than your stock diner. It has a European feel. Their menu is extensive like any diner, but everything is actually good. They have gourmet grilled cheeses and make desserts in-house. Dinner entrees are also very good, and they have a steady brunch crowd. Prices are very reasonable. The walls are mostly floor to ceiling windows, which they open on nice days, so you almost feel like you are sitting outside. If you live in the neighborhood, they are very quick on delivery. Pros: Extensive and good menu, reasonable prices Cons: So-so service more

Rude service, mediocre food 3/19/2007

Finally went to this restaurant on a recommendation from a friend- she said they had a great deal for brunch. Well, you get what you pay for...First of all, they had a line of people waiting to be seated and no organized list, so people were getting seated out of order, and the servers had no idea when someone was seated in their section. So people who were seated after us, had their order taken first. When we finally had our waitress come to our table, she didn't look at us or say a word. Nothing, not even a ""can I take your order"" I understand if you're busy, but a simple- ""sorry 'bout the wait, but thanks for your patience"" makes the difference between a good and a bad tip. Our food took forever to come out, and it tasted ok, but by then we were so miffed about the service, it was hard to enjoy the food. They were out of several kinds of pie- which was part of the brunch deal! Maybe if we came when the place was empty then service would have been better, but not ever going back there for brunch again Pros: Open and airy decor Cons: service, service, service!!! more

Great service, great food and decor A+ 2/20/2007

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. \r 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.\r You should too! Pros: 2 thumbs up! Cons: Couldn't find not even one con more

not so bad 1/29/2007

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 more

watch out for the broken shard of glass in your water 1/12/2007

I was excited to come back to the Green Kitchen. I frequented this place when I used to stay out to the early morning. \r 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. \r The other thing was my friend ordered toast with her omlet and it never came.\r Pros: food was ok Cons: bad service, rude manager/owner more

good french toast 12/7/2006

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. Pros: good breakfast, location Cons: service more

Poor Food, Horrible Service 10/25/2006

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. \r 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!!!! more

Thoroughly disappointing 6/10/2006

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 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.\r Pros: clean environment Cons: everything else more
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Owner Message

  • Located on the Upper East Side, Green Kitchen, named after the original green tile that once covered the walls in 1931, has long been the gathering place for folks to get a great breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner at any time of day or night, seven days a week. Our menu offers everything from baked goods, sandwiches and wraps to soups, chili, salad and even diet dishes for those of us who are watching our weight. Green Kitchen is also a kid-friendly restaurant with a menu especially for them that includes a gooey grilled cheese sandwich or chicken fingers and fries and smoothies. Whatever your desire, Green Kitchen is sure to please with everything you're hungry for and more! Come see us anytime - we're always open!


  • 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...

  • 6/26/2006 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    10am-12am 9am-12am
  • Payments:

    American Express, Visa, Discover, Master Card, Diner's Club
  • Neighborhoods:

    Southeast, Greater Hobby Area, Midtown, Upper East Side