Kingside, located on West 57th street, features Chef Marc Murphy's interpretation of New American Cooking, alongside Gerber Group's renowned bar program of handcrafted cocktails. The accessible menu will take its inspiration from Murphy’s childhood, highlighting items that trace back to his French heritage, Italian roots, American schooling and his love of travel. In addition to an extensive raw and crudo bar, appetizers will include charcuterie and cheeses, salads and small plates, while larger entrees will feature pastas, fish and meats with an emphasis on sharing, including some items, such as a 26 oz. Cowboy Ribeye and a Roasted Chicken meant to be ordered for two.
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast & Grab+Go 7am - 11am
Weekend Brunch 11am - 4pm
Lunch 11am - 4pm
Dinner 4pm - 11pm
Bar 11am - 2am
6th and 7th Avenues
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
A, C, B, D, 1 to 59th Street / Columbus Circle
F to 57th Street
N, Q, R to 5th Avenue
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Full Restaurant Capacity: 100 people for seated event / 200 people for cocktail event
Kingside Ratings and Reviews
I have wanted to try Kingside for a whil ...
I have wanted to try Kingside for a while. So when a friend was visiting from London and staying in a hotel nearby, it seemed like a good place to meet for Sunday brunch. And I was not disappointed. The bartender was friendly and fun and the restaurant was not overcrowded as some Manhattan brunch spots can be. In fact, it was a little light on the brunch crowd, but that probably made the dining experience better. We had such a nice time at the bar that we forwent the table and had brunch at the bar. I recommend the passion fruit Bellini and the frittata (bacon & cheddar). My friend had the breakfast pizza and the house gin & tonic. We enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. I definitely will go back even if just for the chance to have a quiet u-n-rushed brunch (and a passion fruit bellini!).
The atmosphere was fun, the music was gr ...
The atmosphere was fun, the music was great. The lights were turned down too low -- romantic setting which contrasts with the casual tiled room. The food was very good, but overall the meal was pricey for what it was. Recommend the charcuterie and cheese plates, the crispy artichokes (though lose the soggy fried zucchini that came with), the kale salad, the steak for two (though too expensive). We went for pre-theatre, and it was a good choice with a short walk to our destination.
I wasn't happy with the value or service ...
I wasn't happy with the value or service. Waitress took our order and was nice but not that helpful. A different server plopped the food on the table with no eye contact or presentation. We had a big bill for 2 prix fixe dinners and half bottle wine. The "big" plate only had 3 scallops. They were delicious. Spent $80. Lucky husbands weren't with us or they would be hungry. Desserts were big and out of proportion to the meal, too big and too sweet. Unable to eat. Soup starter tomato soup acidic but no bread or crackers offered, had to flag down waitress at bottom of bowl to get bread. I will not be returning . Meal was overpriced.
Although we were excited to have lunch a ...
Although we were excited to have lunch at a Marc Murphy restaurant, we were extremely underwhelmed by our experience at Kingside. Our waiter was nonchalant and we had to flag him down on several occasions to get service that would normally be provided at any restaurant that was functional. The food while tasty was sparse - a $29 prix-fixe lunch choice of tomato-eggplant soup came in a small half-filled cup and the main course consisted of two medium size scallops in a sauce. Definitely not a good value for the money. Will not return.
Went there for brunch with friends. The ...
Went there for brunch with friends. The restaurant was very well decorated and had a pleasant interior - however the atmosphere was dull and we were one of the only tables there. The food varied a lot, certain dishes were pretty good others not so much. However neither the size nor the quality of any of the dishes we had lived up to their respective price tags. Overall average experience.
All the food was excellent, from the bla ...
All the food was excellent, from the black truffle pasta, to the pork chop to the roasted chicken. However the service was a bit off with food not arriving together and the venue was exceptionally loud, despite being rather empty.
Loved my experience here so much! the Fo ...
Loved my experience here so much! the Food was incredible. The restaurant is beautiful. I'm torn, I want everyone to know about it because its amazing, but I don't want anyone to know about it because I don't want to have a "wait time". You can't have your cake and eat it too!
Marc Murphy needs to go back to culinary ...
Marc Murphy needs to go back to culinary school. Kingside's food is lousy. The kale salad tasted like a plate of grass, the seafood brodo was tasteless and the peach in the peach pie tasted like canned apples with tons of cinnamon added to cover up a tinned flavor. The thin, unripe peach slices that accompanied it were an insult. Murphy needs to spend less time on TV and more in the kitchen, if he can cook at all.
I had the restaurant week menu -- kale s ...
I had the restaurant week menu -- kale salad, chicken, peach pie for $42.00. I also had a glass of Pinot Grigio. My friend ordered scallops @$36.00 and received 3 small scallops. She also ordered a side of Asparagus. Food was good, but should have been a larger portion of scallops. Total bill with tip was close to $150.00. A little pricey for the amount of food served.
I love Kingside. However, I found it ver ...
I love Kingside. However, I found it very stingy of the restaurant not to include ANY sides with the steak and salmon main courses. The protein was served on the plate solo... and the price point was not low. Just a few fries and green beans would have been sufficient. This is not the kind of restaurant that should be charging for every extra side dish.
The cost of the food was not equivalent ...
The cost of the food was not equivalent to the taste. Nice presentation but lacked taste or quality. It seems everyone in the neighborhood knew not to patronize this restaurant except my party as we were the only ones there and were prevented from going anywhere else because of the credit card hold.
Overall a great dinner date here. Pros ...
Overall a great dinner date here. Pros - delicious food, friendly wait staff and nice décor. Cons - portions were on the small side (okay with me, just meant I got dessert) and there was no one in the restaurant. This was not surprising when we sat down (6:30 on a Saturday night) but I would have expected things to pick up by the time we left (8pm). This actually wasn't a con for us since we were having a quiet date night but for those looking for more of scene it may not be the place. A shame because the food was quite good so I hope business picks up! The space has great potential too.
I had guests from LA staying near the re ...
I had guests from LA staying near the restaurant so it was convenient. The waitstaff were pleasant but need additional training when it comes to table settings. The wine list was good and we ordered a bottle, but they don't stock more than 1 bottle of the same wine?
Breakfast is Better than Lunch
I made a lunch reservation at Kingside with great anticipation. Early in the morning of the day of my meal, I walked from my hotel to the restaurant to make sure I knew its exact location. When I discovered it was open I went inside and ate breakfast, an egg and sausage sandwich. Although it took a bit longer than I expected to get my food (considering there were very few diners in the restaurant at that time of day) it was well worth the wait. It was excellent. It made me even more excited for what I would eat later at lunch. As good as my breakfast was, my lunch was very disappointing. Again, the wait time for the food was bothersome. However, unlike my breakfast, the food I ate at lunch was mediocre at best. A nondescript salad, an overly seasoned roasted artichoke dish, and a disappointing lobster toast. In summary, with all the good food options in Manhattan to choose from, I cannot recommend this to a fellow diner with the exception of breakfast.
a disappointing business lunch
I've been to Kingside about half a dozen times, and I'm writing because I was disappointed this time. The tuna nicoise salad ingredients were all so raw and hard that they were difficult to cut with a knife, tho the tuna itself, what there was of it, was nice. No bread was brought to the table until we asked for it twice. When we finished our lunch a big smear of butter was left in the middle of the table, and neither the bus person nor our wait person thought it was their job to clean it up, tho the wait person brought the bill and the bus person returned to the table to refill our water glasses. The butter just sat there. This was a business meeting and the butter was distracting so finally I used my napkin to clean it up myself. I like the venue, it's a lovely room, but the service and food this last time (April 26, 2016) were a letdown. Don't think I'll go back really soon.
Good food, slow horrid service
We were staying next door at the Viceroy so went here both for dinner and brunch. the menu was great, the food tasted really good but our service was awful. For dinner, they forgot part of our food and had to bring it out 10 min after our main course arrived. For brunch, had to flag down server multiple times to take our order, get water, get check, and then when the food came I ordered the bacon & avocado toast and they forgot the avocado. Hmm... important ingredient considering... and by the way, for brunch we were 2 of maybe 6 people in the entire place and still the service was that awful.
I was disappointed. I made the reservation at Kingside because it is close to Carnegie Hall. Every year my cousin invites me to share his box seats, so I get dinner. The wheat berries in the warm grain "small plate" were under-cooked. Ron said his scallops were good, but my agnoletti (sp?) were thick and, again under-cooked. The butternut squash filling was delicious, so I cut through the pasta and ate out the filling.
I thought the ambiance and decor were nice, but we won't be going there again. It is a shame because it is so close to CH.
The association with such a chic hotel a ...
The association with such a chic hotel along with the promise of a menu designed by a celebrity chef made my dining experience at Kingside even more disappointing. In brief, the service was sporadic slash odd and the food was amateurish at best. With proximity to stellar NY restaurants like Quality Meats and Il Gattopardo one would think that Marc Murphy would up the ante at this uptown venue but based on tonight's meal he basically folded.
The Ceasar salad with anchovy panini was a promising start but the subsequent entrees quickly let the wind out of my sails. My roasted chicken over polenta was cooked well but unremarkable in both seasoning and size. But it was my dining companion's butternut squash "agnolotti" that were the true low point of the meal. Even in the the worst Italian restaurants I've ever been to, I have never been served such poorly executed pasta. The dough surrounding the filling was so incredibly thick that at its center it was completely raw and the overall shape and size of the agnolotti were nothing like the small rings they purported themselves to be. When the server placed what appeared to be a plate of gyoza in front of my friend we were both taken aback. Had we walked in to Joe's Shanghai by mistake? But alas, that was not the case because that would have actually been delicious and this, my fellow diners, was most certainly not. I won't even bother with the brussel sprouts or the caramel pudding as they're not worth mentioning.
Despite ordering no alcohol we still managed to spend a considerable amount on a mediocre meal. Cuisine aside, the overall value for what we received was beyond low and sadly I'm just going to have to chalk this up as a loss and steer clear in the future.
Have been to the Kingside three times in the last month for dinner, and each time is a little less interesting than the last. A $65 organic chicken for two that was on the dry side, over a huge bed of grilled carrots, potatoes and celery with no noticeable attention to flavor or art, marked my last visit. While our waiter was strong, the table settings were poor--appetizer sized plates too small to accommodate chicken breasts and vegetables, and no arrangement made for the bones to be discarded to make room for the next serving from the skillet. Really made a mess. Terribly over-priced. Get the $10 whole chicken from Whole Foods and save yourself $55. You can grill your own carrots and celery and you wouldn't know the difference. I previously tried the ancient grains salad and enjoyed it, until I had serious gas issues the next morning. Maybe there's a reason some ancient grains are not commonly served in the modern world?
On the plus side the cheese board and charcuterie board are both ample and excellent. Go for the drinks, and the bar scene and the small plates and skip the limited main course menu,
which is lacking in appealing options.
a crown for a King
great roasted snails, fried artichoke (hearts) , PORK BELLY yum and lobster pasta special was out of this world
okay wines by the glass selections but could be expanded....
great location for City Center and Carnegie Hall
waiter and overall service was wonderful....we followed his selections
Fresh yet simple
The decor is simple diner set in an old style NYC; booths, subway tile, piping, etc. The service was friendly, professional and prompt yet casual. The prices were NYC typical a bit high. The food was fresh, simply prepared and plentiful. Two opportunities: the food lacked spices which let the ingredients speak for themselves but depending on what you order you could have a very bland meal. The biggest disappointment was that Marc did not have any signed cookbooks available for his fans. As a celebrity chief this is a must.
good food and good prices-lovely atmosphere
I would recommend this restaurant for a midtown lunch. Varied menu with something for everyone. Our waiter was attentive to food allergies and dislikes. Prices were moderate and ambiance was nice. It was quite during lunch. Met with Marcus, the manager, and he even took the time to take pictures of us.
Special Birthday dinner
This was an outstanding experience! We were greeted with warmth and professionalism. Our waiter was attentive and offered poetic descriptions of the menu. We all loved our entree's and I especially liked the extra attention paid to my sweetheart on his birthday. The entire experience was a treat!
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