We had such a good time at ABC Cocina that we decided to hit up ABC Kitchen this month. The two restaurants are right next to each other and are only separated by a glass partition. ABC Kitchen is connected to ABC Home, and it had slightly more traditional decor than ABC Cocina did. Everything was clean and crisp, and we were served with shabby-chic china with rose patterns and mis-matched cutlery. I didn’t take any photos there, mainly because it was early and I forgot my camera as I dashed out the door Saturday morning, so I’ll keep this short and simple.
(Photo from the ABC Kitchen website)
Richa had train-issues and wasn’t able to join us, but Iris and I happily split the buttermilk cheddar biscuits (deliciously overpriced, and you can ask for a side of jam). Iris’s mushroom and egg pizza was the star of the brunch, while the omelette I ordered was a well-executed but kind of boring entree. The egg was a perfect fluffy yellow, but the potatoes were bland and the presentation was lacking. If I go back, I’d order the pizza in a heartbeat. It’s really heavy and packed though, so I’d recommend splitting this and a lighter entree with a friend.
The Bloody Mary on ABC Kitchen’s menu is called the “abck bloody mary.” It contains housemade lemon vodka and was a little thicker and spicier than its “Sherry Mary” sister at ABC Cocina. It came in an identical glass, but with an added olive. I am not a fan of olives, so I always take them out of the drink, but this was just another sign of the slightly more traditional fare on the ABC Kitchen menu. Just when I thought I found a winner at ABC Cocina, I actually preferred the spicier and less sweet Mary here. The lemon vodka wasn’t as sour and overpowering as Oyamel’s “Bloody Maria”, so I was able to enjoy the drink from beginning to end! We’re going to Jacob’s Pickles next month, so stay tuned!
Liquor Base: Vodka
Viscosity/Texture: A little thicker than at ABC Cocina – almost slightly pulpy, but not quite chewy. I rather liked it!
Spice: It had a very nice heat to it, you may want to take a sip of water in between sips.
Fixin’s: A lemon wedge and an olive
Overall Rating: 5 out of 5
ABC Kitchen is located at 35 East 18th Street, New York, NY 10003. www.abchome.com/eat/abc-kitchen/