Barnes and Noble Kitchen-Eastchester

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$30 and under
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American

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Barnes & Noble Kitchen is an upscale casual American restaurant. Barnes & Noble Kitchen celebrates classic cafe culture, featuring whole, thoughtfully sourced food, craft beer and premium wines, all set in a casual and approachable atmosphere.
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great brisket burger, and avocado toast with soft scrambled eggs.

LS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pasta Primavera-
Something different but something I would order again.

TE
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love coming here with my 3-year-old. Good food and good service. Since it was a holiday, it was quite busy and service was just a tad bit slower than normal. Definitely recommend making reservations if going on a weekend or holiday.

LS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to meet up for a light lunch or just coffee. Wait staff is attentive

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Waitstaff didn’t write down order (is this supposed to be flattering bcs we all hate it FYI) and so my salmon came with a salad I was allergic to. My lunch companions finished theirs before the fix of my order arrived. I told waitstaff they could use the salmon of the original that cross contamination wasn’t at issue. When I tried to flag someone down as the wait became longer, there was a distinct annoyance. I go here a LOT. I never leave cranky reviews. Just. Write. The. Order. Down. I know I’m special. I do not need it to be proven to me by your waitstaff.

J
New York Area
115 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a problem with something foreign on my friend’s hamburger. After alerting the waiter, he took it away and the kitchen made a new burger. In the meantime, the manager came over to apologize and comped our table an order of guacamole while we waited for the new burger to be cooked. This is how it should be done when having an issue with your food and I thank B&N for their first class service.

JB
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love being here! It just gets better and better.
Wednesday nite half price wine and sometimes live music. What more could anyone ask for?

LT
New York Area
99 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was surprisingly good and the location is great given there are no real food choices within this vicinity.

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was the first time I ate at Barnes and Noble
I enjoyed it very much-the ambiance-pretty cool being part of a bookstore
The food selections for lunch were good
The service was pleasant and efficient

K
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience4

The tall waiter wasn’t very nice to us.
The other one was nicer.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We frequent this location and are usually very pleased with both food and service, however on this visit we were hugely disappointed with the service we received. Once our food was brought to the table,
Appetizer and main course brought together, we were never checked on by anyone at all, no one asked if we wanted another round of beverages, no one brought water and it was clear we were being blatantly ignored while all the tables around us were being checked in, no one cleared our plates, and
There was no offer of a dessert menu ,
the server’s excuse, sorry, it got busy....
I’m not one to complain but the way I see it, if you can’t handle a bit of a dinner rush, that may be something the managers may have to think about...

JB
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu is limited, but everything is delicious!

J
New York Area
116 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is very good. Hope B&N stays a long time in Eastchester.

m
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Excellent salads and great ambiance. A little lunch gem

RF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is surprisingly and consistently excellent.

J
New York Area
116 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, ambience and service!

MJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were incredibly accommodating when we mentioned that we were in a rush, and we were so grateful. We had a wonderful meal and made it to my son's Christmas concert!!

LL
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and burrata was delicious!

M
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Barnes and Noble Kitchen in Eastchester is a great effort at creating a community gathering place in the atmosphere of a great book offering. The setting is lovely, the people who work there are really nice and responsive. Don't go for the food. I suggested it for myself and friends for dinner. Nothing stood out and many of the items for our table of seven were disappointing. I had pasta which was supposed to have snap peas, mushrooms, and asparagus. All it had that I found was ricotta and barely cooked asparagus stalks - the almost white hard ends that if I were cooking would have been broken off and tossed. It wasn't good and not worth the price. However, that said, I'll go back for coffee and a muffin or scone which are always wonderful. B&N, thanks for trying.

n
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience5

Very disappointing this time! The server didn’t write down our order (not sure why this is a thing!) and parts of the order were missing when it came out: The chicken to go with my salad and
the cheese and meatballs to go with my son’s spaghetti. We had to keep asking for them, and by the time the (very dry) meatballs came out (still with no cheese), my son was done with the spaghetti. So we asked for some extra sauce - took awhile to get it and then they attempted to charge us $3 for the sauce per the chef. To go on the dry meatballs that they forgot to give us. Each item came out one at a time - very disorganized and took longer than necessary. Usually have a good experience here but it will be awhile before we go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good. I had the Avocado omelet on bread, the portion of eggs could have been larger.
It was my husbands birthday, but they didn’t do any special dessert or singing for him. It’s more like a cafeteria.

CB
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Great for a casual relaxed bite to eat in a comfy setting.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I come here often to meet friends for a quick bite to eat and I am never disappointed.

T
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food is good, service uneven, check in desk confused. We checked in and were seated. I received a call 30 minutes into our meal saying we had not shown up. Went to front desk and they said they would correct it. In the interim Open Table canceled the dining rewards gift card unbeknownst to us. So we were unable to use it to pay for our meal. After we paid ourselves we were able to resolve it by getting the points back, but the whole thing was unnecessary.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Lunch with friends.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

SS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Tasty menu, attractive setting, one waiter assigned for entire cafe--they need more help. Although vastly overworked, the waiter was pleasant and as efficient as he could be under the circumstances.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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d
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The menu is not huge but everything is delicious!! They have added a few new items which are also very good. The wine is very good also. Just be sure that if you are a B&N member that you use your membership card for the discount. The servers do not always ask if you are a member.

KK
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect every time and loved my shrimp salad! Loved making the most of a sunny day and sitting on the patio.

CB
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Great ambiance, food is very good but menu is limited & it’s definitely quality vs quanriry. Super for a snack & coffee or glass of wine or beer friending in time of day.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Ordered a burger. Asked for it to me medium rare. Was assured that it would be. It was well done. For $17? Not a great experience. Complained. Waitress stared at me, looked down and then walked away without a word. This was my second visit to the restaurant in B&N. The first time no one came to take our order. After 10 minutes, we walked out. B&N, service sets food establishments apart. Next time I’ll just go to 5 Guys and call it a day.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Harold, our Kitchen server/waiter was excellent! Very rare to experience such top level of service anywhere let alone Barnes and noble kitchen. Thanks Harold!

FF
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Setting is nice and peaceful. Food is good but slow to come. Not the best place if you are in a rush or hate waiting at your table

RG
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Server forgot our appetizer. We felt ignored by our server. We had to ask 3 different employees for coffee, check.

P
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience2

Food portions are good. However, the noise level is loud because tables are so close together. I was seated at a table without a napkin nor cutlery and did not receive them until I asked. I also asked for water with lemon and was brought one lemon wedge.

p
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot for books and dinner

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Great for kids. Easy parking. Reliable food. Reasonable prices. Poorly managed staff and kitchen typically provide indifferent and often frustratingly slow service (with occasional exceptions). Yet it remains one of the best family eating out options in the area.

DC
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Its a cute spot in an unexpected place. The menu offers much more than you would expect and the service is great.

DK
New York Area
146 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed a lovely Caesar salad with grilled chicken and a lemonade. My son loved his salad with steak and his friend enjoyed her kale salad. It was a nice ambiance and the server was very nice to all of us.