Kitchenette is a cute, cozy, home-style cooking restaurant. Their country-kitchen décor invites you to this small (or rather “narrow”) space. With it being small with as many tables/chairs as possible, it can get quite noisy when it gets packed – and they are popular, especially during weekends. They offer breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner. The servers are mostly friendly and cheerful, the service here is ok.
We went to Kitchenette one weekend for brunch. We started out with coffee and orange juice. The Fair Trade Organic Coffee ($3.25) is pretty good, with free refill, and very reasonable price. It comes in their cute mug. Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice ($4.75) came in the mason jar, which I thought was cute and very country-like. $4.75 might be a bit high, but when it is a good, real freshly-squeezed kind, it is normal price, and yes, it was very good, fresh, and delicious.
For the main dish, we ordered Cottage Breakfast and Lumber Jane. Cottage Breakfast ($13.50) comes with scrambled eggs with bacon, Swiss and caramelized onions and a honey wheat English muffin, and a choice of cheese grits, field greens, or breakfast potatoes. I chose the breakfast potatoes. The scramble eggs were really tasty, with all the ingredients working together to create a great flavor. The potatoes were ok, nothing really speical. I like their strawberry butter, it adds extra flavor to the toast or English muffin. Lumber Jane ($17) came with eggs, two pieces of French toast and bacon or turkey sausage. We substituted baked French toast for additional $2.00. The baked French toast was very rich and filling, and pretty tasty. The rest was ok.
It certainly is a cute little place, and you get good food here, recommend you to go a bit early before the peak hour.
Kitchenette Uptown – 1272 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027