Boston >Kingston Station
“Fantastic food, nice decor - huge improvement on Peking Tom!”
“Kingston gets a very bad wrap for noise (I don't know who goes to a bar for a quiet intimate experience..)”
“The food is delicious and the atmosphere is great.”
“Great variety of dishes on the menu.”
“The bar does get loud later in the night, but all that said, I will definately go back and continue to recommend this place”
“Drinks were spilled all over and the bartender was really slow.”
“found the wine to be a great price at $6.00 a glass.”
“The long bar is a great spot to meet friends, and then head to a table to enjoy the food.”
Great drinks and apps, but very loud (fair warning).
We've been here twice now. The first was for dinner before a concert, and we had the back dining room almost to ourselves. The food was delicious (the truffle frites are a must), and the drinks are equally good. I love the "Partly Cloudy"--anejo rum and ginger beer garnished with lots of fresh ginger. The service was excellent and we like the decor (see below however).
The second time we went with friends, and sat in the front "cafe" area on a Friday night at 5:00. The drinks and food were great, but it was VERY loud. The ceilings are very high and the entire place is outfitted with subway tile and mirrors--not the best acoustics. My fiance's hearing has been diminished from years of rock and roll, so he had a difficult time hearing anything. Our server told us that they were going to install some baffles or other sound capturing devices in the future and we definitely look forward to that.
Overall: Definitely check it out for drinks after work and some good eats, but if volume is an issue you'd be better off sitting in the back dining room.
Thank you for your honest review. We are aware of the sound issues and have installed acoustical soundproofing panels on our ceilings.
The only additional thing that would make this restaurant a perfect ten would be to dim the lighting for ambiance. That is my only criticism out of everything else: food, service, drinks, were awesome. The decor is majorily white with mirrors and shiny subway tiles (which is very unique), however this reflects and enhances the overhanging lights, wall lights and bar shelf lights. Dimming all of these, eliminating some, or accenting with a deeper color (i.e. red) would make a world of a difference.
p.s. had the organic chicken and mahi with risotto - both meals were cooked to perfection and delicious. the side of pommes frites are a must, although the rolls are also good if served still warm. --kc
Fantastic food, nice decor - huge improvement on Peking Tom!. Saw that this place was now open so tried it for dinner last night. I was surprised to find how refreshingly different this place is from the old Peking Tom that was here, which was kind of dingy and served bad American Chinese food. The decor was nice, lots of little touches to give it a nice vintage feel. There's a huge bar and a big dinner area around the back, though we ate in cafe area at the front. Had tuna tartar and truffle frites for apps, both of which were amazing. I had the pork chop for dinner, which was a nice big portion and was delicious. My friend had the steak frites which he was raved about. I was too stuffed for dessert but they sounded great so will make a point of trying one next time!
Great Place for Dinner. We went for dinner. The space is almost like being in a fancy, old fashion train station with beautiful tiling. The food was really good...I am still thinking about the steak frites that I had. We are definitely going back to try their late night menu.
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