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“Great Onion Soup”

Kingston 1686 House
Ranked #10 of 15 Restaurants in Kingston
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed May 18, 2017

While visiting family in Brentwood NH the week before Easter we had tried dinner at The Kingston 1686 the evening before Easter. Not many other folks were dining, assuming the big rush would be Easter afternoon. They had a large room set up for the Easter Brunch crowd and it looked like it would accommodate a large group.
Service was very slow and the there were very few dinners, plenty of servers. My main interest in the dining was to have the onion soup. It was excellent and served very hot. Unfortunately the rest of the dinner was average and served cold, again the service was very slow. Don't think our next trip from California will include dinner here.

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1  Thank Michael D
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Reviewed March 16, 2017

Many years ago, my wife and I loved this place. We dated there and always had a great meal with a nice bottle of wine.
Since it changed hands, it has really gone south.
We had a large group for a surprise birthday celebration. The server came over and said "So this a birthday?" So much for the surprise.
We had a wine connoisseur in the party that saw the shingle out front advertising an extensive wine list, only to find the choices were ONE Chardonnay and ONE Pino Gregio . Both bottom of the barrel! Very embarrassing for us.
The food was over priced and mediocre at best.
We won't be going back or recommending this restaurant to anyone!

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Reviewed February 8, 2017

Loved the atmosphere and food. The building is authentic and it was fun imagining what life was like in 1686 while dining. Waitstaff was very friendly, however, achingly slow. It's nice to have a relaxing dinner, but this visit went beyond just "giving us space".

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Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

I've always wanted to try the Kingston House- as it was one of my parents special occasion places many, many years ago. Decided to have my birthday dinner with family there. What a disappointment. Our waitress was not interested in us or really in even doing her job. We had to ask for the dinner specials as she was not forthcoming with any information. The food was mediocre at best and the service was far worse. With only three other couples in the entire restaurant, I don't know how they stay in business. Gordon Ramsey could have a field day there!

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Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

The variety was about what you would expect for a $10 buffet. It was not crowded but they seated us next to another group, and the woman sitting next to us did not feel the need to pull her chair in so getting by her was pretty tough. They kept the coffee coming and the food was decent but nothing exciting.

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