Kingside Diner is a new take on an American classic: delicious food made to order and served quickly by a friendly staff that gets to know you and how you take your coffee. It’s a great place for breakfast — whether you eat breakfast at the crack of dawn or in the afternoon.
In addition to terrific breakfasts, we have a complete menu of sandwiches, salads, shakes, snacks, and a variety of desserts made right here. Everything on the menu is available to carry out and you can order online before picking it up from either the Clayton or the Central West End restaurant.
We’re open late three nights each week in Clayton. Join us for KINGSIDE: After Dark on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings. You’ll find great food and drinks from four o’clock until Midnight, including signature cocktails, wine, draught and bottled beers, boozy shakes, sliders, wings, salads, burgers, and some of the best desserts in town. And we have TWO Happy Hours each night: 4-6p and 10p-Midnight.
While the daytime menu mirrors that of its flagship location – with popular items such as biscuits and gravy and slingers – the evening is geared toward finger foods to pair with an extensive beverage list. Kingside’s executive chef, Eric Prophete, developed the set of offerings, which begins with salads and pizzas such as a Margherita topped with pizza sauce, basil, mozzarella and balsamic reduction.
Popular highlights from the menu include Kingside chicken wings, dressed in flavoring options such as Buffalo, General Tso’s and bourbon sauce. Appetizers include fried green tomatoes, fried cheese curds and stuffed roasted jalapeños filled with cream cheese, bacon, green onion and green apples.
The new interior is resplendent in black and white in keeping with the chess theme of the original restaurant, as well as a nod to classic diner decor. A wall of windows offers a view of Shaw Park and allows plenty of natural light to suffuse the space.
“We want it to be comfortable for everyone,” Teitelbaum said of the Kingside vibe.
Chef Eric Prophete has been “a game changer ever since he came aboard, night and day stuff” says Teitelbaum. Prophete, who spent five years at The Shack, another successful breakfast-and-lunch concept, now oversees both Kingside locations. “Think about it,” Teitelbaum says. “How many diners have chefs—good ones?”