Kingside

4.0
429 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Located on the street level of Viceroy Central Park New York, Kingside features New American classics highlighting fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, paired alongside hand-crafted cocktails. The seasonally-driven menu at Kingside highlights small plates, pastas, fish and meats with an emphasis on sharing, including a 28 Day Dry-Aged Cowboy Rib Eye for two. The bar at Kingside features an extensive selection of regionally brewed craft beers, a wide range of small-batch spirits, and exceptional international wines. The cocktail menu includes an ever-changing selection of innovative house cocktails which highlight market fresh ingredients, in addition to classic cocktails with a modern twist.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
OPEN DAILY
Breakfast & Grab+Go 7am - 11am M-F 8am-11am Sat+Sun
Weekend Brunch 11am - 4pm
Lunch 11am - 2:30pm
Dinner 5pm - 11pm
Bar 11am - 12am
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Phone number
(212) 707-8000
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Fernando Navas
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
6th and 7th Avenues
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A, C, B, D, 1 to 59th Street / Columbus Circle
F to 57th Street
N, Q, R to 5th Avenue
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Full Restaurant Capacity: 100 people for seated event / 200 people for cocktail event
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 429 People Are Saying
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3.6
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3.9
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Seattle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Pasta was so over cooked and awful! Food was generally not good.

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Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Food was ok. Service was awful. Restaurant wasn’t crowded and service was beyond slow. Second time with this place and the weak service. Won’t go back

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 2

The service is really bad and the ambience is weird - like a diner. Not a good place.

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J
New York Area
157 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Kingston has a very "light" menu which is great before going to CArnegie Hall or theater. The food was sushi focused or healthy focusted with quinoa and simply cooked chicken . Price is a bit high for the food but it is a pleasant restauarnt to dine at...

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HB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Our waiter had all of his table sat at one time and they completely forgot about us. After 15 min of no return I had to go get him. Then they just tried to ply us with free dessert and they were even out of that. The space is cool, the food is just so so. Don’t waste your time.

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SK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Please note due to kitchen issues (per the Kingside team), there is a significantly limited menu consisting of items that do not required to be cooked.

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BA
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Super average across the board!

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JR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

12:30 reservation on thanksgiving. Was looking for lunch food. We got the brunch menu . Lunch started at 12:00. They wouldn’t offer anything else. So our choose we’re pretty much all breakfast food. Nothing on the menu to feed my children besides eggs and pancakes which they had for breakfast already there. Service was horrible. Waited 20 mintiea for drinks and another 15 to order. Asked for a cappuccino with cinnamon and the server gave me cinnamon sticks on the side. I didn’t think asking for cinnamon with a cappuccino was such an odd request.

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B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

Limited menu options No dietary restrictions acknowledged

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c
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The restaurant was not busy yet no staff to be seen. We had finished our coffee before we got the milk for it. The meals were akin to diner meals and waited ages for our check. disappointing

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G
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

One of the best spicy bloody Mary’s I’ve tried and comes with shrimp or chicken or olives or all of the above. More options than you could imagine!

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Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 5

terrible inattentive service for a party of 10 during offf-peak 2pm thursday lunch.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Slow service

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j
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Service is a major issue at this restaurant. Everyone is polite and helpful, but that's only if your ever server shows up, and then comes back again.

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SR
Baltimore
99 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Only brunch served Saturday midday. So limited options. Only about 8 tables filled yet service between courses extremely slow. Servers were perfectly pleasant but inexplicably leisurely. Food was hot, which we appreciated, but lacked body/flavor. Great look but would appreciate more ‘oomph.’

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S
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the architectural ambience. The food was good. Even the small plates were delicious.

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H
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great hostess and server!

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BP
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was outstanding but the service was VERY slow. We ate at Kingside the Saturday of Labor Day weekend and were one of only two occupied tables...but the service was excruciatingly slow. Hope that's not the norm.

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LC
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was good but lobster roll was extremely small compared to other sandwich options

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p
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to share several dishes.
Service was very attentive if not a bit subservient. The waiter practically bowed.


Food and drinks were great. Their in-house tonic makes a big diff in the cocktails.

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Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Very disappointed ! We have wanted to try this restaurant for a while.
My food cane when my husband was already done
And I finished my glass of wine .
The idea of going out for dinner with my husband was to eat dinner together not watch each other .
I asked fir my salad with shrimp and dressing on the side. It came with so much dressing on it. I had to wait for a new salad. The waiter just made like it was no big deal. We left it alone and did not complain .
Wish we picked another restaurant .

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Scelto perché vicino all'alloggio, il locale è carino ma molto pretenzioso. Servizio scarso e cibo appena decente.

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f
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Very overpriced sides and small portions. $10 spinach for one serving?!😳

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FR
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Did not love. First went when it opened for brunch. Had bad experience with service and food. Gave it another chance (a year or so later) and was not impressed. Waiter didn't pay much attention to us, forgot our fries, seemed disinterested. The food was mediocre as the best.

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a
Memphis
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Got quick appetizers here when out shopping. Such a hidden gem!! Cute place and good atmosphere. Definitely order the salted beets!

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SV
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved everything about it. Will definitely go back!

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Good food, service sucked. But I was sitting in the bar

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New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding experience! Food was absolutely delicious, service very attentive. Bar area was noisy but we were able to get a table off to the side which was quieter. Really an excellent experience.

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A
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The menu is very limited and is not the same as posted on the Open Table site. The sushi was good and very fresh. The chef likes to combine fruit with savory items which is not my preference. We couldn’t get a salt and pepper grinder that worked. After 3 attempts, some were empty and others were broken. GF items are very limited.

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MK
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

good location for Carnegie Hall visits.
We had Breakfast, the breakfast menu has enough choices, but nothing special/remarkable.
The desert was good, but expensive for the amount and quality we got.
Alcoholic Drinks are expensive, compared to other locations.
Overall I can recommend it.

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KM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always my go to. Too bad it was rainy or I’d have gone up to roof top bar.

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w
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We were there for brunch. The food was delicious.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

All our food was cold or luke warm. Food was forgotten. Even the salt shaker was empty. Server completely disappeared. Just a big disappointment, especially since we have been here before.

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GF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

6 for Brunch at Kingside on a slow Saturday. Unbelievably slow service, very inattentive waiter, and the food was disappointing - for example, the eggs benedict were overdone. Will not return.

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S
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Service was really nice but the chef had a heavy hand with the salt shaker. My fish was fine but my husband had the farrow bowl and it was way too salty. It’s supposed to be a healthy dish, but not when you load it up with salt!

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N
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food in a nice atmosphere. We had 6 for dinner and the honored our reservation promptly. Drinks were very good and the entrees were very good. Recommended!

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New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

the artichokes rock, as do the lamb meatballs. We had a pre-Carnegie Hall dinner, small plates, v nice.

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Ottawa
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Came for breakfast on a Sunday with a reservation. Eggs took 42 minutes to get there and the restaurant was not even a quarter full. Barely an apology from the server about the slow service and not a single cent taken off the $50.00 bill when it arrived (2 breakfasts, a coffee & a cappuccino).

Food was nothing special; omelet with goat cheese was something I could have made at home and the side salad it came with had an oil dressing on and not much else (no flavour).

With all the fantastic places to have breakfast/brunch in NYC, I would recommend you skip this place. There is better food and customer service elsewhere.

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l
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

We stayed in the hotel and decided to have breakfast. Service and kitchen were slow. Food was cold and salty. Restaurant was not full.

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G
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Service was painfully slow. Bread and butter requested but never appear though it was listed on our check at no charge. Flank steak was tough and nearly impossible to eat. Seafood stew was excellent. It took about 20 minutes to get a glass of wine from the bar.

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