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Posted by green kitchen lover on 06/12/2006
I live on 77th Street and walk past Green Kitchen every day on my way to work. I couldn't wait for the renovations to be complete. I went in for dinner the first day it reopened and had the smoked salmon panini with a side salad. Delicious! Healthy, great sized portion, not too huge, and quite tasty. My friends had the warm goat cheese salad and chicken quesadilla, both great. I went back last week and all three of us ordered the mini burgers. AMAZING! I am obsessed with burgers and these were perfectly juicy. Our appetizer was great too- the portobello mushroom and goat cheese. Perfect cheese to mushroom ratio and the roasted red pepper sauce was a scrumptious addition. The only downside was that the service was a tad bit slow when we finished up our meal, but it didn't bother us because we used the extra time to digest and reflect upon our wonderful meal. I'll be returning ASAP, possibly even tonight!
Posted by Green in the face on 05/23/2006
Anticipating the re-opening of the neighborhood diner? This one is not worth the wait. Sure the green decor, the wooden interior and the open space is much more appealing than the old, but the food and the waitstaff is disappointing. For one, my friend and I casually put our napkins in our lap, and two different waiters came over with confusion, asking if we had napkins at our setting. My friend ordered a burger, which was "eh with a shrug," and I ordered the "grilled vegetable and cheese panni " - which was literally one slice of zuchinni and eggplant on each half with cheese crumbs (like when you shake the bottom of the bag to see if there is any stuck to the side). The eggplant was most likely raw before being it was put in the sandwich maker and was rubbery upon chew. Oh the side salad, is merely some leaves with vinigrette. One of the many owners who will be sitting, staring at you from the bar, came over. Instead of apologizing or asking if I'd like to reorder, he walked away! And proceeded to talk to his buddies while pointing at my table! Other mishaps occurred, and come bill time the sandwich was not taken off the bill. What was intended to be a quick bite to eat at the Green Kitchen, left us feeling greener than ever.
Posted by upper east sider on 05/22/2006
What happened. Have beenm looking forward to the reopening of GK...only to find this tryng to be upscale wannabe. Cannot beat the all night friendly atmosphere, good hearty food of the former GK and was anxiously anticipating its return..only to find this...disappointing rendition of a wannabe upscale coffee shop. Waiter was rushing for us to order saying the kitchen was going to close. It`s a good thing there are other staple all night coffee shops in the neighborhood. I will not be returning here!
Posted by Are You Kiddin' Me??? on 05/10/2006
For around 75 years this place used to be a classic all-night diner. I'm not sure what bit someone in the you know what, but they decided to close down for eight months and completely re-invent themselves as some sort of high-end eatery (I emphasize the "some sort of" and question "eatery"). Granted, we should have been forewarned. The other half dozen tables around us that had people looking mystified, frustrated and angry should have tipped us off. We're young and adventerous, however, and decided to stick around. Our server would be better off working at a fast food joint, they were out of their special for the night, among several other items, at 7:30 and they left us wating for over an hour for food that was very subpar. Please bring back the old Green Kitchen and do what you've done for over 75 years.......Good food, good service, good prices
Posted by secret knowledge on 10/26/2005
The place is just that, decent. The food is middle-of-the-road as far as diners go (the gyro platter is pretty good) and the prices are reasonable. The service is usually okay, although at times slow, and the atmosphere isn't great, but it's a perfectly fine place to have a diner lunch or dinner.
Posted by Anonymous on 08/25/2005
This place is awesome. The service is good, the food is wonderful. My fiance and I have been there dozens of times and we have never once had anything other than great food for very little money. The specials are always a lot of good food for a little money. Feels just like a diner tucked away in the countryside of upstate. Highly recommend.
Posted by Anonymous on 07/25/2005
It has great Burgers. The service to kids at night is really great. Otherwise it is great. Looks Very clean. It has a good prices. I will go back again and again.