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While on a last minute trip to New York City, I stayed in Midtown West’s new Viceroy hotel, which opened late last year. Great stay. I even received amenities and a note from the general manager (ooops, too bad it was addressed to a Ms. Lisa ___). Thanks Lisa!

Having done no research for this trip, I was happy to discover the hotel had a gem of a restaurant, albeit a loud one. Despite a few flaws, I very much enjoyed Kingside and Chef Mark Murphy’s dishes during my three days in the city.

The Fast 5:

  • The oysters. I went through a six month period last year in which I ate at least six oysters every night. Aka — sometimes I can barely look at them these days. Still, I tried them for dinner after getting off the Acela at 9pm. A half dozen turned into a dozen, and I went back the next day for some more for happy hour and then Sunday for an oyster brunch. They are light, and the jalapeño mignonette and marinated beet mignonette were to die for — the poor cocktail sauce was left untouched.

  • Jalapeño margarita*. What’s not too love about a margarita with a kick? I even ate the jalapeño.
  • Grilled Skirt Steak & Eggs. My new favorite brunch dish. The steak was cooked perfectly, and I would love to know their secret for the chimichurri sauce.
  • Fried Egg Sandwich. This brunch dish comes with sautéed greens, white cheddar and smoked ham on a cheddar biscuit. Yum. Had this on Sunday and asked for a cheddar biscuit to-go so I could eat it on the train.

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Egg sandwiches are always a good idea ???? #kingsideEats

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  • Portion size*. A great reminder that you don’t have to eat like a sumo wrestler in order to be satisfied.

Kingside
124 W 57th St.
Between 6th and 7th Ave.
New York, NY 10019
(212) 717-8000

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