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“good addition to Kent”
Review of Kingsley Tavern

Kingsley Tavern
Ranked #1 of 15 Restaurants in Kent
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
New York
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“good addition to Kent”
Reviewed August 9, 2013

Went to the Kinsley Tavern for the first time. Nice updated décor, delicious food, comfortable service.

Visited August 2013
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Any
English first
New York
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Must be kidding?”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

How much did management pay the others for these glowing reviews?

We've visited twice, the second time as an effort to erase the memory of the first. Both times, the place was overrun by large groups of loud, rude customers who took over the place and ruined our evening.

Owner did nothing on either occasion instead leaving staff to deal with my complaints.

Food isn't bad at all, but it can't overcome the unprofessional atmosphere. Why not simply close to the public and make it a club for Kent School Alum?

5 stars, really?

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank PhilENewYork
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Bristol, Connecticut
Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Best people watching in a great little town!”
Reviewed July 18, 2013

I had lunch here with colleagues a few months ago and this place is great! Anna Gowan the owner is warm and responsible. She sweated the details right down to the eco friendly soap in the rest rooms. The food is fresh and delicious. We sat on the porch on a beautiful spring afternoon and watched people walking by. I was there with some locals and it just really felt like a neighborhood restaurant with gourmet food.

  • Visited May 2013
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2 Thank Jody18
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Litchfield, Connecticut
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Delicious food, great wine and beer selection, friendly!!”
Reviewed July 13, 2013

Visiting the Kingsley Tavern is a bit addictive .... you can't wait to go back again. The food is simple with a twist. We have enjoyed the fish tacos, burgers and a number of scrumptious appetizer specials ... the wine and beer selection can't be beat. What is truly outstanding about the Kingsley Tavern is the super friendly staff. Highly recommend...but very busy on Friday and Saturday.

Visited May 2013
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2 Thank Jenna31
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Stratford, CT
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Lovely place for a Sunday Lunch!”
Reviewed July 13, 2013

How surprising to find delicious food and lovely atmosphere at a reasonable price in the beautiful town of Kent, Connecticut. The place is light and airy and filled with art. Out the windows you see flowers, strolling visitors, and the other lovely old homes of Kent redone into boutiques. The food and drink are delicious and beautifully presented. I had authentic iced tea and a (dark meat) chicken salad which was excellent. Be sure to ask for the little pail of homemade tiny cheese biscuits and cornbread. Very delightful!

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Leslie F
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