Very good food and service.
Very good food and service. Be sure to check their Facebook page, which offers specials that are a true bargain.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
My experience at Boitson's
My experience at Boitson's was very nice. Although the space is tight and dark, it adds to the cozy feeling of the restaurant. The staff was wonderful and very attentive. After recommendations from several friends my date and I decided to try the fried chicken with a side of mac and cheese. I was a little disappointed that the fried chicken was burned (I'm use to golden brown chicken, this chicken was dark brown and black in some spots and because of the lighting I didn't realize how burned it was until I brought my leftovers home) however miraculously the meat was very moist. The mashed potatoes w/gravy and the seasonal veggies were delicious and the mac and cheese was out of this world. Will definitely go there again.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Classics with a twist
My husband and I have been thinking about trying Boitson's for awhile. I regret that we waited so long. The food is positively amazing-- fresh, interesting classics with a twist. Wonderful drinks, inventive apps, and lovely mains. They could do a bit better with the dessert offerings, but that certainly wasn't a deal breaker.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
A Gem of a Place!
Definitely has the charm of a small trendy place in the city, transplanted for us in the Hudson Valley. Never anything but the BEST in cuisine and service. Vegan dishes get the same creative attention as every delicious entree. Something for everyone! A consistent favorite for us!
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Love this restaurant. We ate
Love this restaurant. We ate there twice in one week. We particularly liked the Salmon, fried chicken (just right) and lobster. Good wine list too. Great service, smiling and efficient.
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was the 3rd time eating
This was the 3rd time eating here.
Enjoyed the food and the service.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
One of our favorite places
One of our favorite places to go! Great people, wonderful food!
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Stopped in while on business travel and sat at the bar. very cool and eclectic atmosphere. had a great pasta and shrimp dish and some little neck clams to start.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was amazing, and
The food was amazing, and our server was incredibly knowledgable and friendly. Have been twice now, and had weekly specials both times. Vibrant flavors, generous portions and gorgeous presentations.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
New go-to fav
Servers know their oysters! (Which change according to market)
Can't choose between house Pinot Noirs by the glass, you can taste them.
Food choices are labeled for veg, vegan and/or gluten free or not. My steak lovers have not been disappointed. All eat well!
The regular menu is bistro standard, comforting and priced right... The specials are
Boiston's has become one of my favs...
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a scene, what a scene...
Everyone in Kingston is beyond proud of this great place! Cool scene in a really fabulous part of town with food that makes locals proud! Maria (the owner) does such a great job with all details of this hot swinging Uptown spot! It's a cool place for the best LOCAL scene and food we are all so very proud of!
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
great food and atmosphere,
great food and atmosphere, a real gem in uptown Kingston with a New York City feel.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Summertime is here!
Boitson's has opened its deck for summer dining and it is a lovely place to have a drink, a beer, some oysters or a complete meal. And the noise level outside is much more conversation friendly than when the inside dining room is packed, as it often is.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food is fantastic and
The food is fantastic and the owner is always around to answer all of your questions!!!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
My Go-to Restaurant
Uptown Kingston hot spot for great food--taste sensations for everyone from their thick quinoa burger to breast of duck, oysters to filets. Sophisticated comfort food.
5/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good, but not Great...
Based on positive reviews, we tried Boitson's. The restaurant itself is very noisy, but we sat outdoors on the back deck, which was perfect for conversation. Service was okay, though nothing special. The food was pretty much the same. Best item we ordered was my wife's delicious Caesar salad; most disappointing was the brandade which was dry and relatively tasteless. As others have noted, the wine list is not so great either, but there's a nice open bar that serves-up interesting looking and sounding concoctions that might appeal to you. Bottom line: a nice place to dine with a degree of charm, though there are certainly better options in the area.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed it very much
My wife and I celebrated our 33rd wedding anniversary and we both had a great time. I had the Mac and cheese and she had the snapper special. Don't hesitate, get there! Always a great choice!
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went to Boitson's on a Friday evening, sat out on the deck, beautiful place. The food was fantastic. The gnocchi was the best I ever had. The service was impeccable which is very important in a restaurant. Definitely would recommend Boitson's. We plan to go back. Every dish we had, oysters, bbq shrimp, gnocchi and steak frites was delicious.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Ideal for Pre-Theatre Dinner
We had tickets for a show at UPAC that was a substantial distance from home and selected Boitson's for our pre-show dinner. A longer trip than anticipated led to a somewhat rushed dinner, but our waiter was very acoommodating and we were able to enjoy a delicious meal and still get to the theatre on time. Our meal choices varied greatly, but each of us found the food prepared wonderfully. Hope to return when we can enjoy a more leisurely experience.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
You can never go wrong with Boitson's. Maria has created an amazing standard of excellence in Kingston. The fried chicken is always superb. Cocktails are deluxe. Highly recommended!
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sunset on the deck
Boitson's can be noisy indoors, but their outdoor deck, with its bar and couches as well as table is a real find in the middle of Kingston. Grilled peach caprese, lamb chops, excellent pastas bring the dining and the ambience together for a truly enjoyable evening.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a great find!
Great food, great drinks, attentive wait staff!
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Gem in Kinston
What can I say: great atmosphere, great design and great food and cocktails!
7/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
The dinner was excellent.
The dinner was excellent. However, we would have liked to have seen a small salad included or some bread at the table.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of kingstons finest
Maria and her staff as usual perform above expectations. A great place to eat. Varied menu and a great deck
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
A restaurant in Kingston that does it right. Great, simple, unfussy homey food, cocktails, and a great atmosphere. The outdoor seating is a real plus and the story of how the restaurant came to be makes it all the more special. Enjoy.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mountain View in City
The outdoor space is very lovely and has a view of the mountains. Food was very good. There were four of us and we each had different meals and they were all enjoyable. This was my first (but not last) time at Boitson's but my friends had all been there before.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We come here for the fabulous fried chicken. Truly amazing! The service is attentive. This is a hot spot with a great bar both inside and outside. There are other delicious menu choices.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
What else can I say? Everything was as it should be. Just fabulous. Thank you.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Hudson Valley Delight
My wife, daughter and I came to Kingston to see a concert at a local venue and made reservations for dinner at Boitson's since it was recommended. We were not disappopinted.
Maria (the owner) greeted us and led us to our table on the deck with an beautiful view of the setting sun. We started with Devils on Horseback (dates stuffed with bleu cheese, wrapped in bacon).
Our daughter ordered Pan seared Quail. My wife ordered to Fried Chicken with mashed potatoes and I got Portobello Mushrooms with Brussels Sprouts. They were all excellent! I do want to single out the Brussels Sprouts: this is one of my favorite veggies and theirs were especially good.
A wonderful meal and Maria is a wonderful host. You can make reservations with confidence.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Keeps getting better
Hot scene on a Sunday night. I love the "trophy" fish on the wall. Reminds me of the sawdust floor fishing wharf dives of my post-war south shore childhood. Gumbo, fried oysters with HOT sauce, shrimp and grits and quail also with grits all terrific. A little too dark for me to read the small print so I'm not sure what the delicious garnish with the quail was. But it looks like the menu specials are constantly varying the details so we'll be back for more yummy surprises!
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our experience at Boistons in Kingston was excellent. The food was great and the mood is exciting. The only drawback is that it is a small restaurant and reservations appear to be necessary. I plan on going back on a regular basis.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food but a little noisy!!
The food was great, I had the braised short ribs and my guest had the turkey both were cooked perfectly. We sat close enough to the kitchen to hear the chef banging the plates around. I asked if it was the owner, it wasn't , it was her night off but the noise was distracting. We would go back again for sure but wouldn't sit near the chef.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great "old Kingston" area
Great "old Kingston" area - friendly, great service, a beautiful full moon the night we went. It is in the middle of the block, but on October 18th, we sat outside to eat, and it was great. The squash soup was more than yummy. The menu offered fried chicken to duck & salmon - anyone can find anything here. Outside bar got a little noisy, but not bad. Worth the 45 minute drive for the four of us!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Boitson's Restaurant review
We met family at Boitson's in Kingston for a Saturday night dinner. Food was excellent and the choice of New York State beers was great. Beer prices were reasonable. We had rib eye steaks cooked as requested, pork loin and fried chicken. Everything was delicious. The owner Maria was very friendly and chatted a few minutes. There was a busy bar scene and several families enjoying themselves. We will return when we are up that way again.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, Small Entree Portions
Boitson's is one of my new favorite restaurants. The atmosphere is cozy, yet energetic. It has a Manhattan bistro feel. The food is excellent and the menu creative, with great pasta and seasonal veg combinations. I love the autumn salad with toasted hazelnuts, cranberries, and chevre. Pasta with butternut squash, parmesan and walnuts was delicious. The entree portions were a bit small, especially for my two boys with healthy appetites. But we all liked our meals and will definitely return.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was magnificent, the staff was extraordinary. Excellent attention to detail, and our waitress appeared at opportune moments, but otherwise left us to enjoy an exquisitely romantic evening. My favorite restaurant in the Hudson Valley. P.S. The gnocchi is divine!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food, service and atmosphere were all outstanding!
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Boitson's Restaurant, Kingston, NY
What a fabulous find! The food is simply amazing. There is simply nothing more to say.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
It was truly a wonderful evening, to be able to sit outside on November first is a delight in and of itself. Then to see great friends and dine on a delicious meal in an upbeat atmosphere. It was a great way to celebrate my birthday.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best spot in ulster
Always enjoyable. Owner gets the vibe just right. Always get a sense that your a welcome guest at her dinner party.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
My parents were visiting from
My parents were visiting from Cape Cod and this was the highlight meal of their trip! My father said these were some of the best fried oysters he has ever had and that means a great deal coming from a Cape Codder!
Thank you for a great evening!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a gem!
Dining at Boitson's was one of my favorite all around evenings in upstate NY this year. I was celebrating and it felt intimate but lively. The service was superb and all or food spectacular. I can recommend short ribs, fried chicken, even the house salad was hearty and yummy. The atmosphere is creative, well curated and well lit. I'm looking forward to going back again and again in 2014!
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM