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Anyone know whats going on with "Kingston" in Downtown Crossing?

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thericker Jul 18, 2007 06:23 PM

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    fsesusan Oct 3, 2007 11:39 AM

    It's a restaurant called Kingston Station - an American bistro with good food, moderate prices =
    worth trying!

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      ellbell Oct 4, 2007 08:46 AM

      Went last night:

      Unfortunately for me I did not have a great experience. It was really slow overall, service and food. I felt like I was in a lab; very bright, stark white, & echoey. When we finally got the food it was all just "ok": rather bland and uninspired...an underseasoned omelet and a steak sandwich that was mostly lettuce and bread. I will give it another shot in a few months to see if they get it together.

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      weston Sep 28, 2007 11:31 AM

      Just came back from lunch there. Found this thread before I was heading over to meet a friend. We used to meet at Peking Tom to catch up and were surprised to find out the place changed hands but went there anyway.
      We both ordered salads, his was chicken and mine was steak au poivre. The salads were good, though smallish, the meat was done right (i.e. rare) and the balsamic vinaigrette was very balsamic. But the waiting for food was an hour! There were about 4-5 times that someone stopped by to assure the food was on the way. It was a nice lunch but not a good experience. The manager was courteous and didn't charge us for the lunch entries.
      It could be a good place if you're not under any time constraint.
      Not crazy about the deco. Tiles on the wall and floor, and it has the feel of a big old bathroom from an art deco building of the 30's. The worst part is that the tiles echo a lot, so the front area has this constant white noise from superpositions of the echos.
      But it's fun to check out and see who's the successor to the place w a funny name.

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        btkid Sep 30, 2007 08:25 AM

        When i went for dinner it wasn't too busy and we got our food pretty fast, so hopefully it's just some kinks from being brand new which will be worked out as I work nearby and am planning to try it for lunch soon!

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          hellohi1968 Oct 2, 2007 01:55 PM

          I had a great experience there and am going back tonight to meet some friends that work in the area. I hope it does well. I will report back on tonight's dinner tomorrow.

      2. MC Slim JB Sep 13, 2007 12:57 PM

        Kingston Station is going into the old Peking Tom's space on Kingston Street.

        I won't miss Peking Tom's: overpriced American Chinese food a couple of blocks from cheap, excellent, real Chinese food, and crummy Polynesian cocktails, like a saccharine version of a Scorpion Bowl. I guess it ended up functioning more like a nightclub than a real restaurant, and those always have a short shelf life in this town.

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          gardgen Sep 14, 2007 11:38 AM

          Space looks almost complete, they are just missing banquettes...I hear they will open Tuesday..

          I did attend a pre-opening event in the space. Food that we tasted was really good, exceptional shrimp and Scallops. While I didn't get to try them I hear the pomme fites are killer. It looks very promising. I will write a full report next week.

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            btkid Sep 26, 2007 11:36 AM

            Had dinner at Kingston Station last week and everything we had was great. Started with scallops over risotto which was incredible...the two went great together and the scallops had a nice soft texture. I had the organic chicken and my girlfriend had the papperdelle pasta...the chicken was a nice portion cooked just right and the pappardelle was simple but delicious. I also did a side order of the frites...a must order at this place in my opinion!

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          Kbee Sep 13, 2007 12:03 PM

          According to the new "Improper", it will serve "an American-inspired menu (with entrees priced at $30 or less) and will be open for lunch on weekdays and for dinner Monday through Saturday" and will open in mid-Sept.

          1. finlero Sep 13, 2007 11:45 AM

            Now called Kingston Station, the website says they open this coming Monday, 9/17.

            www.kingstonstation.com

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              kbw18 Jul 19, 2007 01:23 PM

              Is this the same Kingston that is the new location of the old Kingston Deli?

              Never went in to the Kingston Deli. Was it anything special?

              1. lissy Jul 18, 2007 07:40 PM

                What do you mean? What have you noticed?

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                  thericker Jul 18, 2007 10:43 PM

                  Well I know I read that it supposed to open in Mid August but I walked by the restaurant on Kingston near JJ Foleys and there is nothing there, I dont understand.

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                    finlero Jul 19, 2007 07:59 AM

                    Last I heard, it's now scheduled for a mid-September opening.

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                      bowmore36 Jul 19, 2007 12:40 PM

                      Anyone know the concept?

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