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Jan 4, 2012 06:21 PM

ABC Kitchen or Greensquare Tavern for graduation dinner

Hey folks. After my wife's graduation ceremony later this month we we're hoping to celebrate at a restaurant that focuses on local,seasonal and organic cuisine. There will be five of us in the party. I've already made reservations at ABC Kitchen and Greensquare Market. Both are proximal to each other (U. Square area) and both seem to specialize in the type of foods we're looking for. Any thoughts on which to choose?

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  1. I don't know much about Greensquare but the only benefit to ABC Kitchen is they have large tables for big groups. The downside is a good portion of the place is filled with large tables for groups. It's not a great place to take family, if you're having that type of gathering.

    As for the food, the seasonal ingredients are lost in the kitchen's execution. Not even the baby radishes essentially presented untouched weren't anything special. It misses the point, and the food misses the mark. A lot of hype in this case.

    ABC Kitchen
    35 E 18th St, New York, NY 10003

    1. The food we had at ABC Kitchen during our one late supper there was delicious. However, though I had no objection to the shabby chic decor, our table for two was uncomfortably close to the ones on either side, and the noise level was quite high, much more so than I prefer.

      ABC Kitchen photos:

      We recently ate at Greensquare Tavern for the first time. It was brunch, and the food was excellent. The lighting was bright (I would hope they lower it somewhat at dinner), tables were nicely space, and the noise level was a bit on the high side. (Regulars on this board know that noise is a huge issue for me.) We were seated in the rear dining section which, imo, is way more preferable than the front area. There was at least one round table in the rear area that can accommodate a party of five (no round table in the front area).

      Greensquare Tavern photos:

      ABC Kitchen
      35 E 18th St, New York, NY 10003

      Greensquare Tavern
      5 W 21st St, New York, NY 10010