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Kingston Grille & Bar Softly Opens in Downtown Crossing

The rebirth of a popular hangout is underway

Kingston Grille & Bar
Kingston Grille & Bar

A new restaurant has softly opened in Downtown Crossing, celebrating renovations to a popular watering hole. Kingston Grille & Bar took over the former Kingston Station space at 25 Kingston St. and worked with JFS Design Studio to update the restaurant's interior, which includes a bar and café area as well as a contemporary dining room. It quietly debuted earlier this month.

The restaurant's menu consists of bistro-style cuisine, including appetizers like loaded nachos, mussels, and fish tacos; soups and salads; sandwiches and create-your-own burgers; and entrees like seafood stew, ribeye, and a Mediterranean-style half-roasted chicken. On the drinks side, there are cocktails, beers on tap, and 25-30 bottled beers, according to the Improper Bostonian. The renovated space can also accommodate live entertainment and events.

Kingston Grille & Bar's hours capitalize on the lunch and after-work crowd, Monday through Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Thursday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. According to a post on Facebook, Kingston will eventually be open on weekends as well. The restaurant is affiliated with the people behind Abby Lane, Cure Lounge, and a couple other local venues.