Join us for Easter brunch in addition to a la carte specials.
Sunday, April 1, 2018
We stayed in the hotel and decided to have breakfast.
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.
Very nice Brunch good service good food. Restaurant was quiet but very nice.
W found the food to be very good but the place was quite empty for brunch which makes me wonder.
Server was aloof, and inattentive.
Food--Eggs Benedict came with cold meat and cold hollandaise sauce.
Manager did take the cost of the Eggs Benedict off our bill, and I left a meager tip for the server.
Best advice is to stay away from this place.
We had been here a year ago and everything was good. Something has changed and not for the better.
The front bar is so loud as to be teeth-jarring, but don't let that put you off, as the rear dining room noise is at a tolerable level, and the delicious house-made pastas are worth it.
Food was fine and priced for mid town, but the service was simply unacceptable. We had a different waiter each of the four times we interacted with someone. Water came with the food. Appetizer came after main course. Just bad.
Unfortunately one of the meals had a hair in the salad greens. Did not make a fuss with the server but was not pleased to see such.
All the staff made our night so special! Thank you so much for helping us celebrate.
I do a lot of business lunches, and the last two times I've been to Kingside the service has been awful. I've done several lunches at Kingside before, and have even booked small events there, and have never had issues, so I'm not sure what changed. The first "bad" experience I had, two of us were seated in a corner and it took at least 10 minutes for someone to notice we were there. After we ordered it took 40 minutes for our food to arrive - with no apology. It took forever again to get our check, again with no apology. We could help but laugh at how neglected we were - it was almost comical. Deciding that must have been a fluke, I returned a couple of weeks later to give them another chance. It was a little better, but when the time came to get the check, I had to ask for it multiple times. I finally stood up and walked back to find our server and ask him to give us our check (nicely), at which point he printed it and dropped it on our table without even looking at us or saying anything. All our jaws dropped. It was VERY rude. Needless to say, I won't be back.
Overall it was an Okay place. I have to say I was disappointed due to the fact that the menu online is vastly different from the one actually being used In the restaurant which is what I based my decision on as whether to go or not. The service was fast (too fast for me as I had planned for the pre-fixe menu which they no longer provide) and efficient. The ambiance is dim/cozy, and the seating area is spacious. The food (strictly speaking on what I ordered the pasta ragu) was tasty if minimal in size for the price and did not come with any side/table bread.
Service was terrible. Insanely slow. It took an hour and half to complete our breakfast experience here. Avoid.
I had a frittata and it was tasteless. Service was so-so.
I eat here frequently and was a HUGE fan, but I'm sorry to report that the quality of the food has declined. The BLT w/ maple bacon was a rare treat - but no more maple bacon☹️; the grilled chicken sandwich used to come on a beautiful firm roll - now a pedestrian hamburger bun. Unless change come to Kingside, I won't be back.
Service was really good, food also really good. Seemed to be a lot of business dinners there so it must be good for those...
The food was good but the wait staff situation must be fixed. From the waiter coming over to greet us to the end of the meal everything took way too long.
Très bon établissement, service sympathique bonne nourriture mais la musique d'ambiance un peu forte a mon goût
Even though the restaurant was barely a quarter full, it took so long for our order that the server brought us an additional appetizer. The food is okay, not spectacular-- but more importantly, there just seems to be no management presence at all, and the staff is sloppy. Despite us checking in at the desk when we arrived, the restaurant then sent an email saying that I hadn't showed up for my reservation. It just doesn't appear that they know what they're doing.
We were visiting New York on vacation. Went
To this restaurant twice for dinner. Shared a salad both times. Had a hamburger, skirt steak and fish and chips. All the meals wee delicious.
Food was ok but service was terrible. Our waiter could not be bothered. Other tables around us were served first and we had to ask other servers to please bring our drinks, water, etc
I was staying at the Viceroy so I had a quick bite at the bar Thursday evening and it was a much better experience. Food was great and the bartender was amazing.
Had an exceptional Kale + Chicken Salad. The only negative was the noise level. The restaurant was virtually empty with the exception of 3 tables. However, one table was so loud we could not even hear ourselves speak. The sound proofing is clearly very bad...
I enjoyed every bite of my food and the decor fit the name Kingside.
This is a solid hotel dining room which does everything reasonably well and not as expensive as say Marea. But then the food and the service are not as good. The tables are reasonably spaced and if you want a place for an Ok lunch and a conversation with a friend it is a good option.
Had to wait 10 minutes until a server actually came to the table. There were a total of 6 employees talking to each other before anyone actually came to the table. The restaurant was not busy only had 3 tables. We almost left when the server finally came to the table.
The meal I ordered was not correct. And the excuse given was that the menu changed and the kitchen wasn't informed. Since we were going to a broadway show we didn't have time to have the kitchen remake the order. The meal was removed from the bill but the waiter's apology was not very sincere.
Poor waitstaff and undercooked fish. Will not return.
Food was excellent. Wish I could say the same for service. We were one of only 6 or 7 tables and we were made to wait an inordinate amount of time.
Good restaurant week menu. Only problem was the restaurant was freezing- uncomfortably cold. Couldn't wait to get outside to warm up!
Food and drinks are very good. Wish they could improve service.
RW food was good and service was great--so warm & friendly. Makes a big difference!
We met friends for brunch and this was the perfect venue since we were able to sit for a long while. Everyone was very pleasant!
Service not good. Food great. Prices high. It’s a hotel restaurant... expected
Service: waitress was attenive at first then no where to be found when it was time to get the check or to pick up our credit cards. The half chicken was very over priced and could have been split between two people. Very salty! I was so thirsty for the rest of the evening.
Went for a light evening meal. The hummus dip was great. Rest of our meal was salads and all of these were excellent. Good wine list. Service was so so. Had the treat of going to the rooftop bar after dinner and were able to take our wine from dinner up for the view. Would return again.
Lovely spot for lunch. Great service and menu selection.
Great service, food option was excellent and the area was not congested with plenty of street parking. Great bar too.
Went on a Sunday afternoon for brunch and the restaurant was relatively empty. Food was okay, nothing special.
Cool bar area, great atmosphere. Great neighborhood place to meet a date for a drink or for drinks with friends after work, would definitely come here again for that. I'd pass on dinner, though. Place was not crowded but service was slow. I had a kale salad and a skirt steak, my friend had a ceasar and the fish. All was just OK, not horrible but not noteworthy. The food quality did not justify the price. Too many other dinner options in NYC with much better food.
Great spot before performance at Carnegie Hall. Small plates were all good!
We are visiting New York from Australia and read a poor review in Time Out but decided we would visit this restaurant as owners had good history . We found food, service and ambience totally satisfying.