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Kitchen Twenty Two - 71 Reviews - 36 E 22nd St, New York, NY - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (212) 228-4399

Kitchen Twenty Two

36 E 22nd St
New York, NY 10010
(212) 228-4399
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Kitchen Twenty Two - New York, NY


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To start off, this place was incredible. From the get go, Tina, the manager, was extremely professional and on top of everything. Our large party of 50 filled the whole dining r...


$25 prix fixe sounds like a good deal, but dinner was still $100 for two, the portions were small, and the ($35) wine, clearly where the money is made, mediocre. I'd prefer to go ...

its a cute place.. altho had to send back the steak becau... 11/18/2008

GracePoon Provided by Partner
its a cute place.. altho had to send back the steak because it was too rare.. but it was good.. service was good too. more

Took me a while to realize this place was a deliciously u... 11/18/2008

sushi_san Provided by Partner
Took me a while to realize this place was a deliciously understated mexican restaurant. Nice and simple decor and a very good mid week eatery. Bet... more

It's Gone! 6/29/2007

Kitchen 22 was one of my favorite restaurants in the City. Very good food, fair prices. We went last night but it's GONE! The space was vacant. We were very sad unitl ... we went across the street to Bolo. Wow - great meal. Pricier than Kitchen 22 but excellent food and service. I'll miss Kitchen 22 but it's good to know that there are alternatives very close by. more

Great venue for large parties 4/23/2007

To start off, this place was incredible. From the get go, Tina, the manager, was extremely professional and on top of everything. Our large party of 50 filled the whole dining room, and she made sure that everything ran as smoothly as possible with absolutely no problems the entire evening. We have events of this size twice annually, and this was, by far, the best one we've ever had. The food was great and the services was just as good. They kept our glasses full and never once made any errors with our orders or with requests. The space was ideal for our party, and the decor was modern but also traditional. This place is a must for large parties and for anyone who wants a great meal at an incredibly affordable price. Pros: Food, service decor Cons: Wish the restaurant could accomodate more people more

Loved it! 4/9/2007

Love the food and I love the vibe at this place. Our waiter was the best, he brought over free champiagne for my friend Rainey's birthday. He was really sweet. Expect long lines thougn, this place gets seriously packed. more

Just OK 12/21/2006

Food was nothing special considering chef hype. Squash soup was very nice. Pork loin with cipollini onion and garlic mashed polenta was just OK. Chocolate pecan pie was ""good"". I guess I came to realize that with so few options, cooking must end up feeling very formulaic to the kitchen staff, and I think it comes across a bit in the food. I also tried some of my friend's bluefish (something I've never had before) and it tasted quite ""fishy"". Is that normal for that type of fish? Noise level got pretty loud when restaurant became full. Overall, not special enough that I'd return. I've had much more satisfying meals for less money. Cons: noise level more

Okay food, good wine 10/23/2006

Had dinner there Sat. night. Described as ""good value"" but a restaurant is only a good value if the food is good! Risotto for appetizer was bland and boring. Skate for main course was extremely salty! Mixed berries with cream very dessert - simple, but yummy. Cucumber mint martini was great, as was our shiraz selection for dinner. Wouldn't go back for dinner, but would have drinks at the bar. Very charming decor. more

Why waste your time? 7/23/2006

I had heard pretty good reviews of Kitchen 22 so I was excited to try it - boy was I in for a disappointment. The menu is VERY limited and the food descriptions very misleading. Our waitress was cold and inattentive. The food itself is mediocre at best and why does everyone get the same desert? Does everyone have the same taste? No! Basically, this place is terrible. Honestly, with all the great places in New York why waste your time? Pros: None! Cons: Everything! more

This is about value 3/4/2006

We arrived on a Thursday night at 6:30 and were seated immediately (they don't take reservations), but, this small place filled up very quickly, and the bar was overflowing with people when we left. Obviously, a popular place for the young professionals. The prix fixe for $25 offers multiple selections of starters and entrees, the desert is the same for everyone. Our starters were very good, and the most unusual was the fried green tomatos. The entrees were less impressive. The aritchoke ravioli was uninspiring, but elegantly presented. The fish entree was tasty and recommended. All dishes were attractively plated, and the atmosphere a little noisy for across table conversations. This looks like a great place to take your date if you want to impress them, and not spend a lot of money.....ahhhhhh, this place makes me long for those days when I was single, young and unattached. Pros: Value, Decor, Service Cons: Noisy, Size more

User review by appsfan 2/6/2006

The 25 prix fixe meal is surprisingly good. The hummus rocks. It is a small place so be prepared for a wait if you don't have any reservations. The food is basic -- nothing exotic and there's nothing on the menu that you can't pronounce. more

Great night despite the long wait 11/12/2005

I went on a date with my boyfriend to Kitchen 22 this past Friday. We called to be put on the waiting list at 6:50PM but were not seated until 9:00PM. However, during the wait, the restaurant manager accomodated us by giving us complimentary bar food and by also giving us excellent service when we were seated. They made sure we were well taken care of. The food was quite good. The egg toast appetizer was delicious and the seared salmon was very good. $25 for 3 course cuisine is unbeatable, even cheaper than restaurant week! Despite the long wait for a table (they have a no-reservations policy, wait list only), we ended up having a great night and will be back. more

Great Scene Great Deal 7/4/2005

I have been to Kitchen 22 several times with only great experiences. The $25 prix fixe can't be beat and the wine list is also a steal. I laso enjoy grabing a drink and a quick bite at the bar, the sliders are fantastic. more

Definitely worth the money! 1/19/2005

My boyfriend took me here for dinner one night and we thought it was great! We were seated immediately and the waitstaff was very sweet. Everything was delicious and the meal was timed perfectly. Definitely worth the money! My only advice is to check the menu before you go. more

not worth the effort 1/19/2005

Our estimated 45 minute wait turned into a 75 minute ordeal - when we complained, the host's only response was a mock-apologetic ""it happens."" Once we were finally seated (the last seating, but by no means close to the restaurant's posted closing time), we were rushed through our meal (the check appeared three minutes after the dessert did). We won't return. Pros: good value more

Good Food, Great Value 12/9/2004

Went to Kitchen 22 on a Wednesday night. Restaurant atmosphere was cool. Quiet enough to have a conversation, but not dull. Not really a bar scene either. The food was good, especially for the price. It's a trendy menu and the wait staff is very attentive. Free coat check too! Would definitely recommend. Good first date or friendly dinner spot. Not too pricey, not overly romantic. Pros: Pri fixe menu, creative chef more

Great deal 10/13/2004

Went there last night. Host and waiter were very friendly and polite. We had excellent service. Food was better that average but not fabulous. For the price however it was a great deal. Cocktails were only $7.50, which is a deal for a place like this. The 3 course pre-fix makes it easly to decide and will likely have something on it for everyone. We had 3 people in out party and come dessert time the wiated brought us one of all 5 desserts to same. Definately will go back. Pros: $25 pre-fix, good drinks, great service more

Great meal 6/25/2004

I had been looking forward to going here for quite some time and it totally lived up to my expectations. The food was really good and presented nicely. There were good choices on the menu that it was hard to decide what to choose from. The server was attentive as well and friendly. I think it is one of the best deals in NY and I would go back! Pros: Decor, Value, Food more

What A Horrible Menu 5/22/2004

They change their menu every week so before you wait the hour plus make sure to take a look. We went on a Friday night, the menu choices were horrible, the food was tasteless and not even worth the $25 price fixed meal. The butterscotch pudding looked and tasted more like mustard than dessert. They had some nerve too, while we were waiting they would not even let us order an appetizer at the bar. Pros: nice bar Cons: , long wait, bad menu more

good not great 11/10/2003

I was lured in by the prix fixe deal, but wary since I'd read some of the more negative reviews. My starter was excellent -- a hearty veal crepe that almost could have been an entree had there been two. It was savory and rich, delicious with a glass of merlot. My mustard seed crusted salmon was more interesting than tasty -- a mismatching of small sides (4 small chewy gnocchi) and a carmelized onion/celery dollop. The tiramisu was good, and a nice end to the meal. Wines were a bit on the expensive side, all things considered. The service was fine and friendly enough... We went on a Monday night and didn't have to wait for a table. I might go back...I wouldn't give it an 8 or a 9, but anyone who's rated it as a 1 or a 2 probably has a grudge for some reason. Pros: prix fixe, decor, good bread/olives Cons: small side w/entree, curious fusion more

Best Prix Fixe in the City 10/19/2003

Beautiful interior, friendly service, unique menu, great bang for your buck, good wine selection and a *new* options. Can't beat that in this town. I leave pleased every time.. more
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  • Hours:

    Mon-Thu 5pm-10:30pm Fri-Sat 5:30pm-11pm
  • Payments:

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

    Flatiron District, Midtown