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Kimball's Kitchen
Kimball's Kitchen

Kimball's Kitchen Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.sanderling-resort.com/restaurants-and-bars/kimballs-kitchen
  • Email: hostess@sanderling-resort.com
  • Phone: (252) 261-8419
  • Hours of Operation: Blonde Onyx Bar: 5pm - closing
    Dinner:
    April 30th-October 31st: 6:00pm-10:00pm seatings available
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), View, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Kimball's Kitchen
If a special evening of dining is in your plans, look no further than Kimball’s Kitchen, formerly the Left Bank. Located on the Soundside of the Sanderling Resort, Kimball’s offers glorious view of the Currituck Sound and its inspiring sunsets, outstanding service and a world class menu. Kimball’s Kitchen offers everything that is special about both the Sanderling and the Outer Banks.

Spotlighting local, grass-fed prime steaks, freshly caught local seafood, and an extensive raw bar selection, the restaurant creates a great dining experience with an upscale coastally casual environment. Of particular note are the numerous varieties of local oysters and the classic seafood tower, with a daily changing list of locally caught fish and seafood. Daily pasta and risotto specials are accompanied by an extensive Wine Spectator wine and champagne list. Children are welcome and are served smaller portions of the standard menu with a 50% price break.
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Diner Reviews
  • "After eloping on the beach (6/21/13), my husband and I chose to have dinner at this lovelly restaurant. We couldn't have picked a more appropriate place:)"
    Dined on 6/21/2013
  • "This restaurant is at the Sanderling Resort in the Outer Banks. My young adult daughter and I ate their for my birthday diner and enjoyed it very much. The seafood was fresh and nicely prepared. What stood out to me though, was the friendly and professional service. The sommelier came over and advised my daughter about selecting a wine by the glass -- he was warm, not intimidating, and very knowledgeable. He took her seriously and gave her excellent advice, and made me very happy!"
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "The food was good, my meal was better than my husband's. He had steak. We thought the wines were a bit overpriced. The coffee was especially good. The star of this restaurant was the waitstaff, at least on this night."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "We've been traveling to the Outer Banks for 25 years, and this was the best restaurant meal we've ever had in that span. It was my wife's birthday, and they were spectacular. A terrific location overlooking the Currituck Sound, with food to match. We cannot wait to return."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Food was great - - halibut was particulalry great. And Matthew, our server, was one of the best we have had anywhere. It is beaucse of his excellent service that I am taking the time to write this review."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "Great location! Great service! Great food! Located across from the Sanderling Resort with great views of the Currituck Sound. Upscale with very good food. The waiter even gave us a desert on the house. Menu has a bit of everything, steaks, seafood, and very interesting appetizers. I tried the steamed buns stuffed with pork belly and they were excellent. This is a great restaurant for "date night" but bring your credit card!"
    Dined on 10/16/2013
  • "Great food. The atmosphere was impeccable and the service was excellent. Will come back on our next stay."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "All aspects were excellent. Our waiter was superb. The food was expertly prepared. We enjoyed the evening immensely."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "Let me start off by saying that Kimball's Kitchen is a big step up from its predecessor the Left Bank. Gone is the pretentiousness and fixed menus. In its place we now have an excellent addition to the Outer Banks. The wait staff is extremely attentive, and then there is that amazing view! Food was top quality, although my wife said the mashed potatoes were too salty. She had tuna which comes with one of three sauces. Since she couldn't decide so they brought her all three. I had scallops which were quiet nice. The arugula salad is worth mentioning. Overall we will go back to Kimball's Kitchen whenever we visit. We did hear that they are closing for the season in midOctober. Should reconsider and have limited opening during colder months."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "Disappointing overall. The Sanderling should be scoring 5s at all times. We enjoy fine dining, and casual dining on the Outer Banks. Service was excellent, waiter Matthew did all the right things. Beyond that, the food was, ehhh...a little bland and overpriced. We'll return again and hope to be surprised some day with a better menu to go with the price."
    Dined on 10/10/2013
  • "my husbands steak was wonderful, and he is picky. I had an oyster dish wich should have been left as an app rather than an entree. Overall food was exceptional."
    Dined on 10/1/2013
  • "Beautiful room, food was hit and miss, service ameturish, cost was expensive. We have much better experiences elsewhere, probably would not go back."
    Dined on 9/26/2013
  • "Great food, spectacular view, and excellent service. A little pricey but worth it for a special night out."
    Dined on 9/26/2013
  • "The service was outstanding, the ambience was elegant the sunset was accommodating and the food wonderful"
    Dined on 9/20/2013
  • "Had a wonderful dining experience and watched a beautiful sunset at the same time. Service magnificent and surprise little extras brought to the table. We will definitely be going back."
    Dined on 9/20/2013
  • "drinks were fantastic! everything but the asian dumpling was wonderful!"
    Dined on 9/10/2013
  • "Our first time back since it changed from the Left Bank. Very happy with the more approachable and enjoyable menu, our seafood was very good and the bread pudding dessert one of the best I have ever had. The view is hard to beat and perfect for a special occasion dinner. Service was exceptional."
    Dined on 9/19/2013
  • "Put Kimball's Kitchen on your OBX vacation dining list. The food, view and service are outstanding !"
    Dined on 9/1/2013
  • "This restaurant is quite the romantic find. Quiet with beautiful views of water and sunset! They made our 30th wedding anniversary very special with complimentary champagne to celebrate our special occasion. The service, food and ambience was top notch! Pricey but well worth it for a special, memorable occasion! Would highly recommend for anyone looking for a very romantic dinner!"
    Dined on 9/12/2013
  • "Although I made a res for 8 and wasn't seated until after 8:15 (which annoyed me); the service was impeccable, the food was delicious and it was worth the wait. It was a pretty loud space, that is my only complaint."
    Dined on 9/7/2013
  • "5 star New York style steakhouse in a magical setting. Wasn't sure when the new owners at Sanderling were changing from the Left Bank to steak but they have hit a home run. Best dinner of the week. It is still a beautiful location with the best sunset views of the area. Frank, Sean end Rhonda took great care of us.....lobster bisque so delectable, lamb chops perfectly seasoned and huge, yummy veal chop, some of the best mashed potatoes ever! A great place for drinks whether before or after dinner....the best Key Lime martini! Wine list is very good also. We can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 9/6/2013
  • "We formerly knew this as Left Bank and thought with a new name like Kimball's Kitchen it may have lost touch with what everyone remembered it as. My situation reflected in the title here is that a friend of my parents wanted to set up a dining experince and pick up the tab at the end. I set up the reservation via Open Table (which was oober convenient since the restaurant was closed the day I want to make the reservation) and worked with the extrememely friendly and helpful staff to make the evening a night to remember. The hostess (Natalie i believe?) was very friendly and the bartender, Sean, made a fantastic cocktail (a bit pricey though). I speak for my parents when they say they had a great experience and enjoyed the food very much."
    Dined on 8/29/2013
  • "A basic steak house with some excellent local seafood and not so basic additions. The sides were delicious. I had a fabulous risotto with summer vegetables after starting with terrific oysters on the half shell. My husband had lamb chops and melt in your mouth sauteed spinach. The wine list was ample and the bar served terrific cocktails. Our server, Matthew, was attentive and very helpful in suggesting the wine. The site is the former location of The Left Bank. We were disappointed to hear that the Left Bank had closed but this is a very worthy replacement."
    Dined on 8/20/2013