Kingswood
Kingswood
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Kingswood

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.kingswoodnyc.com/
  • Phone: 2126450018x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner:
    Sunday 5:00pm-10:00pm
    Wednesday: 5:00pm-11:30pm
    Thursday-Saturday: 5:00pm-12:00am

    Brunch:
    Friday, Saturday & Sunday 11:00am-4:00pm

    Closed Mondays and Tuesdays
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Gastro Pub, International
  • Executive Chef: Gary King
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Greenwich Ave and 6th Ave
  • Public Transit: A, C, E, B, D, F & M trains to the West 4th Street Station. 1 train to Christopher Street/Sheridan Square Station. L train to 6th Avenue Station. 2 & 3 trains to 14th Street Station.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Kingswood
Owned by Australians, Kingswood opened in September 2007.

Situated in the West Village, Kingswood is a neighborhood favorite. The vibe is energetic & refreshingly unpretentious. The bar scene is lively every night of the week, where full dinner service is available.

Accomplished chefs head up the seasonal menu. Top purveyors & careful ingredient selection, combined with the kitchen's polished technique, make Kingswood's menu one of the most exciting & enjoyable downtown.

Menu favorites include a Tuscan Kale Salad, Flat Iron Steak Tartare, and our Grilled Grass-Fed Cheese Burger with cabot cheddar served with a side of our famous Truffle Fries.

Desserts are ever changing with different options. Try some of our house-made cookies and a daily selection of home-made ice creams & sorbets.

Our Wine list offers both Australian & old world selections with a wide range in price & styles with 11 labels available by the glass.
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Kingswood reviews from OpenTable diners
  • They were closed.
    jacksonpanixVIP
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    We were able to book a reservation for Thursday, May 8 at 7:30pm, but when we arrived we found the restaurant closed for renovation.
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  • Not as good as it once was
    Alig72VIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Limited menu, lackluster meal. Service was inconsistent. I won't be going back anytime soon.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not even open
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    Restaurant was completely closed although open table and the restaurant's website listed the hours as being open on Mondays. Fail.
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  • Nice place, disorganized service
    PanthyVIP
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    I like most of the food there, I've been a couple of times, mostly on Sunday evenings when it's empty and sat bat the bar comfortably to enjoy a drink and some oysters and appetizers. I tried it for dinner on Thursday and, in spite of the food being good, although menu is limited, they just messed up the order - like bringing oysters after the rest of the food - so made dinner not ideal. Other than that, nice atmosphere and decoration, nice cocktail and wine list.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So so experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    It was very easy to reserve at Kingswood for dinner.. Right off the "C" rating at Kingswood made me skeptical. When my friend and I walked in no one was having dinner but instead were at the bar. I thought that was fine, but overall the food was okay (we both liked the Kale Salad and risotto). The bread was fine and there was particles in my water. I didn't feel rushed which was really nice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It deserve it C notation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    It was awfull, food not good at all and bad service
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  • It was my second time in Kingswood.
    MEEM
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    It was my second time in Kingswood. Loved the food and atmosphere as usual. Although our table waitress was cordial and efficient, the bartender was truly a b....TOTALLY unprofessional and impolite. We were a pax of 4 and we were just hanging around the bar until the table is set up, only to be frustrated with the manner with which this bartender attended to our questions and orders....Very disappointing for a great place like this...
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Noisy and close
    Chocolatelover
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    This may be what most people like. Table were very close together, fortunately, one side of us was vacant the whole meal. We did eat a little early. Bar looked like fun, but made the small restaurant quite noisy! Menu is small but food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible service
    sethryan67VIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    It took forever to be seated and for the server to come over. 15 minutes for drinks and 30 for the first course with bread finally arriving after 2 requests. 45 minutes into our experience, we’re told there is no duck. When the new entrées came out, my steak was covered in salt, it was completely uneatable. We were there for so long with so many issues I didn’t even bother to order anything else, I ate the sides using my guests knife since my utensils were taken away. I asked for another fork 3 times before I got one. This was all voiced to the manager (who didn’t even introduce herself). We’re told this “isn’t their standard and they’d see what they could take off the bill.” No apologies were sincere, and their response was patronizing.
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  • Where was the service?
    NycfoodieVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    I almost never write reviews but the service was so bad I felt obligated. Not only did our server not come back to ask how our food was or if we wanted more drinks, but there wasn't even a host to get our checked coats at end of meal. The bar tender had to go get them!! And we didn't close down the place.... What happened?
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Still great
    NeighborVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    I haven't been tonKingswood in awhile not for any other reason except there are so many restaurants in the neighborhood. The food was as good as we remembered.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful atmosphere
    scooke
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    beautiful bar, nicely appointed restaurant Delicious meal overall but the stars were the risotto, french fries, brussel sprouts, and special rib eye (for 2 ppl). Highly recommend toffee pudding dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun place.
    DrewVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    The food was very good and my old fashion was amazing.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food,Poor Start, good Finish
    RA11
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    Food was great, unfortunately I booked a table for 5 and they tried to squeeze us on a table for four or on a communal table. Mainly because the owner was in and took the only five top. The host was pretty unhelpful. Otherwise the food, decor, drinks and ambience were great!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    Kingswood is a lovely restaurant, just the right size for a great dinner. The wine and food are delicious and the menu is not overwhelming. It's a restaurant that knows what to serve and does it very well. We were a group of five and asked for the music to be lowered, which the management did right away. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing Brunch Menu Selection
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    I remember this place being pretty great for brunch however the menu was very limited and the place was practically empty; for comparison the restaurant next door was packed. Would come back for dinner, but not brunch.
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  • solid brunch
    dinerVIP
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Great brunch spot. Food and ambience were great and they were also pretty accommodating of kids.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Eating
    Sally
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    We had a table at the front which was so loud and busy that we couldn't hear each other. People were even bumping into my chair and the waiter was having trouble getting through. This place turns into a bar scene and is terrible for eating. Maybe the back tables are better?
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • For starters, the décor in
    pcrthreeVIP
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    For starters, the décor in Kingswood is spot on - the reclaimed industrial apothecary blend works really well and makes for a cozier atmosphere while maintaining a sleeker and still refined look. Each person in my party ordered something different so I got to try it all. The kale salad was excellent, a little oily/salty though, the trout was amazing, the octopus was tasty, and the chicken was delicious. I got the monkfish - which I believe was a special, it was good but I wouldn't say it was outstanding, a little lackluster. All in all - a great meal, great service, etc.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jackets Required
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    Solid food and cocktail list but the acoustics in this place make it almost impossible to have a conversation for a party greater than 2. Also, they need to do something about the draft that enters the place during the winter months. We were sat by the front door and the meal was overshadowed by trying to keep warm enough to enjoy the meal.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Warm and cozy
    Crs123
    Dined on 11/24/2013
    We picked Kingswood for a reunion brunch with a dear friend I haven't seen in 4 years. The staff couldn't have been sweeter, more helpful or more accommodating. Our ample bench seat was very comfortable, especially with my infant son. The staff was great with the baby and didn't rush us at all through our lengthy meal. And, the food was great and the drinks were excellent. Only wished there had been one or two lighter options on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I went with 2 friends and
    sasvdkVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    I went with 2 friends and we had to put our winter coats on - it was uncomfortably cold in the restaurant!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    BKCMJ
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    We had 7PM reservations on a Saturday night, so you can imagine our surprise that they had already run out of one of their main entrees. There seemed to be some confusion over this, as the server initially told us they were out of the item, then returned to tell us they had it, then the hostess subsequently confirmed they were out. Disappointing, especially being so early in the evening. The server failed to mention the specials until asked. The drinks were enjoyable, albeit somewhat delayed. I would expect them to comp something (drinks, dessert?) for the inconvenience of an incomplete menu...while obviously not standard operation, it would have been a good move on their part. It ended up feeling like amateur hour.
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  • Poor Service but overall alright
    PSB1VIP
    Dined on 9/29/2013
    Had a brunch reservation for 11am but the doors were locked until 11:10 because the staff were still setting up. This wasn't a big deal but after we after being seated and the only people in the restaurant we expected service would be decent since they were clearly not busy but this wasn't the case. Overall the food was good but the eggs in the Eggs Benedict were very overcooked and not runny as they were supposed to be.
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  • Love it
    FoodGirl
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    I love this place i always bring my boyfriend or a close friend or two.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Needs some serious attention QUICK!
    TeeJay
    Dined on 9/25/2013
    The place was pretty empty for a Thursday night, which really impacted the ambiance. Menu was limited to the point that three of our party (of 4) opted for the burger, which was not worth the $24 they're charging. Overall a fairly disappointing experience, would struggle to recommend it anybody.
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  • What a find
    FeasterVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2013
    The food, service and ambience were all wonderful and we are so pleased to have found this place! Fresh , farm to table menu that fuses ingredients in a most enjoyable combinaton. We will be back...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy table next door. Wish
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    Noisy table next door. Wish there was a way to eliminate rude, loud guests.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place
    Foodie75
    Dined on 8/21/2013
    The food was really good and the service was excellent. Our server Britney was really professional and attentive. I definitely would recommend this spot to others.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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  • Wanting more...
    VodkaSoda
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    The food was delicious at Kingswood (Starters: fluke crudo, octopus; Main: Hanger Steak, Swordfish; Truffle Fries awesome!) however, the portions were a little small. Had the portions been slightly larger I would have give this 4.5 stars. Drinks were pathetic. Smallest glass I've ever had for a weak vodka soda. Especially one that's $15. Overall I liked Kingswood but the portions and the drinks more than anything were extremely small.
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    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything was incredibly
    jdjdVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    Everything was incredibly oversalted---even the whipped cream in the dessert
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  • Out of character bad meal
    Meri
    Dined on 8/7/2013
    I've been to Kingswood twice and my most recent visit was a real miss. Not only was the Restaurant Week menu restricted to "everyone at the table or no one" (a rule I did not notice anywhere in advance), but the service was incredibly slow and our main courses finally arrived heavily salted and sloppily plated. Though the waitstaff was fairly attentive and provided complimentary dessert to apologize for the slow kitchen, it was a disappointing visit and hopefully not indicative of a new, lower level of service at the restaurant. It's a great spot with a nice menu, will still likely give it one more chance...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem
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  • Very Small main courses
    SoleVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    The place is really nice. The food is godo. Although the appetizer was fine, the main courses were really small. They trastead godo, but definitely small, especially for the price
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    fit for foodies
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  • We dined at The Kingswood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/2/2013
    We dined at The Kingswood for restaurant week. The food was great, the staff was attentive. My only complaint is that we were seated directly next to other people at an otherwise empty communal table. They were quite loud but otherwise we had a great experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic
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  • Kingswood: a restaurant week gem
    BintheBigApple
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    I really respect Kingswood for offering a fantastic Restaurant Week menu. So many places short-change the patrons with the options they put forth, but the dishes I had at Kingswood were delicious. Do wish they had a wine pairing however
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Took advantage of restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/23/2013
    Took advantage of restaurant week menu and was not disappointed. Great food and excellent service.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious but not memorable
    senoritaVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2013
    the food was delicious but not outstanding - the mussels were small but in a delicious sauce of beer and bacon - the hanger steak was delicious but not to die for - i liked the spinach but my godson thought it had too much salt but the main reason i would not go back is that the price of wine per glass is outrageous as far as i am concerned -I mean $15 for a glass of Shiraz which i didn't like at all and not a large serving - that is extremely high in my experience - and charged only by restaurants of a much higher category - The Modern, etc. also it was so noisy that one couldn't hear oneself think if none of that bothers you, i would recommend it
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  • This place is a next
    FrequentDinerVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2013
    We went in and the place was SOOO warm we started to sweat. They didn't even bring us ice for our water. They were out of about 20% of the menu. Apparently there had been a power outage a few days earlier, we were later told. I wish they would have explained at the start or even closed if they were not ready for customers (no fresh fish, ice, A/C). Plus our steaks were grizzly and chewy. I took a date there and was frankly embarrassed for picking such a second rate place.
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  • Kingswood is great for brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/30/2013
    The avocado toast is to die for and so is the cheddar bacon. If you're in the mood for a burger, these are locally imported from Ruby's and redic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice brunch spot
    CityVisitor
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    Lots of great natural light and friendly staff. Its a short, simple brunch menu but all the dishes I sampled at our table were quite good. Great for a low-key, delicious brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.