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Feb 10, 2014 12:03 PM

Kitchen view tables?

I'm interested in taking my wife to a place with great food that has reservable seats overlooking the kitchen - like Hearth in the East Village? Anyone know of any others?

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  1. Perla
    ABC Kitchen
    Some tables at Lincoln overlook the open kitchen but are not directly on it.

    1. You should also consider Momofuku Ko and Atera.

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      1. re: ellenost

        Other than sitting at the sushi bar at Masa, these two would top my list.

      2. Traif in Brooklyn is a great one. I know this is a little different but Eataly does a class (with wine tasting) where they cook for you.


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        1. re: exploringny

          Speaking of Eataly, Verdure and Pesci both are counter seating that surround the kitchen and prep areas. No matter where you sit, you are part of the action. Also, at their restaurant Pranzo, which is only open for lunch (and doubles as the school mentioned above), the kitchen is right out in the open plus you can see the cooktops on the video monitors.

          1. re: ttoommyy

            I've had a few excellent meals at Verdure yet haven't been recently

        2. Degustation or Kappo at Ma Peche

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            1. re: JC2

              Unfortunately Kappo at Ma Peche is being discontinued after Saturday, 2/15. I was lucky to have enjoyed it two weeks ago.

              1. re: ellenost

                That really is a shame. I had a fabulous bday dinner last summer, and kept meaning to go back. Anyone know why?

            2. At casa mono there is bar seating in front of the service kitchen, but its first come first serve (go on the early side during the week)
              Hecho en Dumbo, set menu