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Posted by RJ on 05/29/2011
Green Kitchen is an okay diner, but I'm not sure I've ever been treated as badly as I was when I placed an order here. Apparently, with "all the orders" they have it's just too much to give certain people the individual respect they deserve. I will never call again.
Posted by d. anastasiou on 12/19/2010
I love the burgers and the spinach pie.
Posted by twsarch on 07/30/2010
My sister who lived in the area 15 or so years ago says she was a regular back in the day. When we were visiting the city she wanted to have dinner there and we meet up with one of her old friends as well. Service was ok and the food, at least what I ate was pretty good, a nice change from the upstate diners in my area that have declined drastically recently. The atmosphere was pretty nice with an interesting variety of clientele. I want to meet someone for lunch that lives nearby and I plan on suggesting this place.
Posted by Anonymous on 07/12/2010
We've been ordering from Green Kitchen for a long time, and generally the food is good, always fast, always hot, but lately, the quality control has been getting worse and worse, culminating in tonight, getting a potato skin with half a thick, jagged toothpick in the food, and someone almost swallowing it. Usually when we order burgers from them, we ask them not to send lettuce or tomato, but lately, even tho we're very very clear in the ordering process, they send it, at the bottom of the tin, with hot fries, and a hot burger put on TOP of the wet vegetables. If you don't know what's going to happen to your hot, dry food when you stack it on something not just moist, but wet, you shouldn't be in the food industry, let alone in a competitive market. The fries come steamed, and drop a piece of white bread in hot water to see what happens to the bun. Who the hell wants to scoop their bun up with a spoon? 75% of the time the people answering the phone are surly, and rush you, even tho you may be speaking a mile a minute. As well even tho they acknowledge your order, they still somehow manage to leave out details like... no lettuce or tomato. 50% of the time! Pros: open 24/7, arrives hot, usually fast. Generally consistent in that you'll get the same flavors every time. Cons: increasingly worsening quality control. Phone staff are surly. Chew your food thoroughly.
Posted by MAXIMILIAN on 05/25/2010
Green Kitchen is one of the better diners around. It has a great interior that is well designed and pleasant. The staff is usually nice and they're as efficient and polite as a busy diner can be. The food here for me has always been great. But I'm the type of person who goes to a diner for standard diner fare like burgers, pancakes, grilled cheese and the occasional meatloaf special. About a month ago I heard a woman complain that she didn't like her fish. Who goes to a diner for fish? That is absurd! If you order something that can't be screwed up, it won't be screwed up. Go to a fish restaurant for fish. Go to Green Kitchen for a cup of joe and club sandwich. Recommended.
Posted by frank on 04/07/2010
so far every time i've ordered (6 now) some delivered, some inside, the food has not been very good. not that it was cooked wrong or bad, it just wasn't very good. I say go up a few blocks same price better food. I will say the service has always been friendly and fast, and the inside is nice.
Posted by Adam B on 01/30/2010
This place has been aroun longer than any other. Since 1930 green kitchen diner has rocked the upper east side. No dish is bad and if it is not what you wanted they would be more than happy to change or fix it.