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City Kitchen

201 S Estes Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-7001
+1 919-928-8200
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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Closes in 8 min
American, Bar, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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201 S Estes Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-7001
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Both the bar area and the restaurant area are rather large, so you can choose either the more relaxed bar area or the more formal dining area. Its not cheap, but the food was delicious. I had the chicken and it was cooked perfectly as...More

Thank Sloan13
Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all the restaurant is a great space. Beautiful interior - high ceilings, colorful, nicely decorated. Bar is nice - be sure to check out the concrete bar top. All of the dishes are delicious. Nice serving size. Staff is very attentive and friendly....More

Thank Phyllis S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect spot for a business lunch. I typically bring my corporate guests here and they love it! Great atmosphere and service too!

Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

We stopped by this restaurant for lunch the other day and were surprised when we entered that it is so nice on the inside. The staff were attentive and the food was tasty. I would recommend this restaurant to see if my friends.More

Thank SonomaRichard
Sydney S, Guest Relations Manager at City Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are happy to hear that you were pleasantly surprised SonomaRichard! We will be sure to share you compliments with our service and culinary teams and we look forward to serving you and your friends again in the near future! Warm Regards, The City Kitchen...More

Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Great atmosphere, interesting menu, good food. My go to spot for business meetings with Corp visitors or clients.

Thank Lisa G
Sydney S, Guest Relations Manager at City Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Lisa! We look forward to seeing you soon!

Reviewed 27 January 2018

My wife was inbetween meetings and we were meeting for lunch. We had about 45 minutes so we were going to be a quick in/out. When we first arrived, this was explained to the hostess who received and sat us. After 5 minutes, no one...More

Thank Treke101
Reviewed 22 January 2018

giant design of walls, impressive. Unfortunately the food and service are average to poor. Been there three times for lunch, never again. Hard to get waiter's attention; They seem to lack training and supervision. the food is nothing special; Elmos is far better!

Thank Bill B
Reviewed 3 January 2018

I like the menu, great salmon entree; the breads they offer are fabulous! Menu changes for dinner but both are good!

Thank Smaertmove123
Sydney S, Guest Relations Manager at City Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your kind words. We look forward to serving you again soon! Warm Regards, The City Kitchen Team

Reviewed 30 November 2017

Huge bouquets of fresh flowers greet you upon entrance; enormous calla lilly-looking light fixtures softly light the way. Quirky oil paintings and wise sayings line the walls. Wait staff is attentive, professional. Food was outstanding.

Thank Merlin T
Sydney S, Guest Relations Manager at City Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2017

Thanks for noticing our eclectic interior details Merlin! Our staff goes out of the way to make our ambiance match the quality of our delicious menu. We look forward to serving you again soon. All Our Best, The City Kitchen Team

Reviewed 29 November 2017

We gave City Kitchen another try about 18 months ago and since then have had a number of positive and fun experiences - and some wonderful meals. We eat at the bar for the good vibe. We went again Monday night before Thanksgiving looking forward...More

Thank Cheryl S
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Giorgios. This used to be a Spice Street & he roped it as City Market
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 S Estes Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-7001
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-928-8200
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City Kitchen family welcomes you with wholesome American fare prepared through simple, time-honored cooking methods such as roasting, braising, preserving and smoking. This urban, contemporary neighborhood eatery evokes the warmth and convivial setting of a residential kitchen and gathering place dedicated to quality and sourcing locally.
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