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121 W. 10th St., New York, NY, 10014
nr. Greenwich Ave.
Reliably great food and hot crowd
By SydneyClair on 6/7/2009
The Kingswood is one of my top 5 go-to restaurants for a reliably great evening. The food is consistently delicious, perfect portions and affordable. The staff are lively and attentive and the bar crowd is always fun. The bar snacks could improve for after work drinks, but the hot bartenders make up for it! I hear the lounge downstairs has been relaunched and can't wait to sneak in one night soon and order a delicious (if expensive) cocktail.
worst service in years
By sladeny on 3/2/2009
food was good, service was shockingly unpleasant. not worth the bother to go again. you can get this kind of food elsewhere.
Lounge is a mess
By bkln417 on 3/1/2009
The lounge downstairs doesn't know what it's doing. one bartender charged me 11 for a martini, the other 16. or maybe it was 10 then jumped to 14, whatever. when i pointed it out, they brought a manager over who offered no apology and charged me the higher price for my second round. totally ridiculous. and the crowd was fug-tastic.
Worst service ever
By aussiefoodlover on 2/23/2009
This review is continues from the previous one....Chapter two. When the manager brought the food out we were laughing and were having conversation with the couple next us who began making comment on how bad the service was and they shouldnÂ’t charge us. I had a one bite of my eggs benedict and found a string. I called the waiter and showed him the string and you won't believe what he said....he said "it could be part of the egg" has anyone seen a chicken lay strings???? As you can imagine I was beyond upset. We complained to the waiter and his response to us "do not be rude"....again, we got no apology. People next to us were also flabbergasted. The manager never showed up and we decided to walk out. We met the manager on the way out. To sum it up, the manager never apologized but made a comment that we laughed at him when he came to our table so he decided to just walk away. I am Australian and I am so shamed of this so called Australian restaurant and their HORRIBLE service.
By aussiefoodlover on 2/23/2009
My story is very long but necessary to tell so I will post it in two different sessions. First chapter.....I came here for brunch with a friend last saturday and had the worst experience ever in a restaurant. The restaurant was less than third full. We ordered our drinks and they arrived pretty quick but about 45 minutes went by and the table next to us who ordered after us got their meal and were about to finish. By this time no one bothered to come to our table to check. We called waiter and ask where our food was (the table next to us also let the waiter know that our food was order before theirs). He comes back and tells us that their computer is down. Again, the restaurant was almost empty....back from kitchen he informed us that our food is ready. We waited over 15 minutes and finally the manager came out with our food. By this time there was no apology from either the manager or the waiter. 2nd chapter follows
Better to skip dinner than to eat at Kingswood
By triq on 1/9/2009
I headed to Kingswood without preconceptions, but I can't remember the last time I was this disappointed with a meal. Maybe I should have been clued in when upon approaching the door I was rudely blocked by a man asking me if I had a reservation. 'Scene or not, itÃ‚Â’s Thursday at 7:30pm and it was rude. The pumpkin galette was a heavy clump of blandness topped by a thick jam whose sweetness did nothing to elevate this dish. Next - flavorless beef, accompanied by bitter puree and soggy chanterelles. My date had a so-so risotto saved only by fresh herbs and then beer battered fish tasting of raw batter. We did polish off the brussel sprouts side. Service is almost non-existent. The wine - an expensive $16/glass of pinot noir from Argentina - was the only saving grace. The only inquiry on the food we received was from a runner clearing my full plate. Apparently the servers know the food is bad and avoid the question. Unless you are only looking to have a drink in a loud overcrowded bar in an admittedly attractive setting, do yourself a favor and eat somewhere else.
By EmilySaladino on 1/8/2009
Beautiful space, helpful staff, and great menu (including possibly the best burger south of 14th St-- sorry, Spotted Pig). It is admittedly a bit noisy, but who goes for the peace and quiet?
By celine69 on 12/11/2008
decor and accoustic of a bad dinner -- no wonder you never hear about australian cuisine - it took me 20 years in ny to find service as bad as in france - the dishes were the equivalent of a bad hospital meal - the difference is that the hospital staff would be more amicable and compassionate - when we asked to meet with the so called chef no one showed up - the manager took no responsibility or trying to have what we call cusotmer service in this country...i recommend this restaurant for people that want to loose a few pounds - they will be forced to - two more words NEVER AGAIN
more club than restaurant
By jakiek on 9/8/2008
Why no mention of the dance club downstairs? It seems like the owners have shifted their focus to taming the meatpacking masses than running a decent restaurant. Lines outside, bad and chaotic service inside, terrible acoustics, lots of people who look like they belong on "The Hills"... skip it unless you like that sort of thing.
Worst Service in NY
By paolocioppa on 6/11/2008
Very aggressive and pushy Aussies give a horrible taste of an otherwise very beautiful country. Food is extremely heavy, drinks overpriced (and priced very differently depending on the bartender you pick). Definitely a "forget about it" place.
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