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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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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
201 S Estes Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-7001
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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.

Thank SonomaRichard
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
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 23 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 4 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
Reviewed 1 December 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
Reviewed 13 November 2017

We attended a rehearsal wedding dinner here and the venue was really nice. Staff warm friendly and very helpful. Smiles all around and a very welcoming. We had a reserved upstairs room and it was very tastefully furnished and very clean. We had a fixed...More

Thank 699valb
Sydney S, Guest Relations Manager at City Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2017

What a glowing review, thank you so much for your kind words and recognition. We look forward to that return visit! All Our Best, The City Kitchen Team

Reviewed 9 October 2017

I have eaten at City Kitchen before and it has a great vibe, an interesting menu, and normally good food. Hopefully, my experience was a one off but I ordered the North Carolina trout and it was uneatable. It smelled fishy as soon as it...More

1  Thank eladd82
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Fantastic dinner here with friends and family! Be sure to get a Community cocktail - a portion of the proceeds benefits a local non profit! Drink up - it's for the kids! Delicious cheese plate, seared scallops, steak salad, swordfish, shrimp w/ linguine, and Valhalla...More

Thank CarsonsMommy
Sydney S, Guest Relations Manager at City Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Thank you for your kind words! We just released our brand new Winter menu, so we hope to see you and the fam soon for a sampling ;) All Our Best, The City Kitchen Team

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Response from LPLoveToTravel | Reviewed this property |
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
USD 30 - USD 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
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
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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