It has been a while since I went to Kingside, the restaurant of Executive Chef Mac Murphy. I went there a week after they opened and I still remember their caramel pudding that was to die for (they still have it on their menu).
This time, we were looking for a place for brunch on a Saturday and went there. I was surprised to see that it was not that crowded, thinking that they probably benefit from the clients of the Viceroy Hotel it is part of. But no: there were not that many people. Well, I understood why...The food was subpar, sorry to say it. There are much better places for similar prices in New York. Here is what we had:
To start, I went for a cold pressed juice from Liquiteria. It was the Royal Flush, made with pineapple, apple and ginger, a lot of ginger...I loved it!
Then, Jodi ordered the shaved brussel sprouts salad that was topped with gouda cheese and dressed with an oregano vinaigrette. It had lemon in it, too much of it, so it overpowered unfortunately the whole salad.
With it, she got a side of roasted mushrooms that at least was delicious.
On my side, I ordered their breakfast pizza made with maple bacon, aged cheddar, scallion and a baked egg. I opted for it simply because I was curious to see if they would put their own spin on it. Well, that was a wrong choice: the pizza did not look good and was just doughy, not even crispy. Very disappointing.
We passed on dessert, thinking that we would have a better chance somewhere else. What happened to Kingside? I do not know and I am not sure I would ever go back there. Definitely not for brunch!
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