Kincaid's - Bloomington
Kincaid's - Bloomington

Kincaid's - Bloomington

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://kincaids.com/page/home
  • Phone: 9529212255x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:00am - 2:00pm,
    Dinner: Sunday 3:00 - 9:00, Monday - Friday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday 4:00pm - 10:00pm;
    Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm
    Bar/Lounge Hours: Sunday - Thursday til 10:00pm; Friday & Saturday til 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Jessica Jensen
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Upon request
  • Special Events: Happy Hour - 4:00-6:00pm & 9:00pm to close,

Getting there

  • Cross Street: I-494
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample free parking on site! Attached office parking ramp.
A word from Kincaid's - Bloomington
Today's Interpretation of a Traditional Fish, Chop and Steakhouse...
Only Kincaid's recalls the simpler place and time of the Great American Fish, Chop and Steakhouses. Visitors become lifetime guests because Kincaid's recalls the warmth, memories and flavors they know and love. At Kincaid's, Guests savor their dining experience and enjoy wonderfully reasonable prices as well.
Kincaid's. Welcome Home.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Kincaid's - Bloomington reviews from OpenTable diners
284 reviews since May 6, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (199)romantic (120)fit for foodies (84)great for lunch (70)great for outdoor dining (64)good for groups (63)neighborhood gem (61)scenic view (57)great for brunch (49)notable wine list (42)vibrant bar scene (25)hot spot (21)kid-friendly (16)late-night find (9)Show More
  • Great dinner!
    MommaB
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I has the New York steak. It was fantastic. Tender and prepared perfect. Service was great as well!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service not up to standard
    speedlady
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We had a reservation for 4 at 7:00 but our table was not ready when we arrived. When we were finally seated, we discovered little shards of glass all over the table. When we were finally able to our waiter's attention, it was cleaned up promptly. Service was pretty slow overall. It seemed they were understaffed on the holiday weekend. The food was very good. We will return.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous food and service!
    Fabfood
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary, and we couldn't have chosen a better spot. The menu had wonderful choices of food and beverages. Our server was there when we needed her but did not hang around when not needed. Our dinners were generous and delicious. At the end of our meal we were given a complementary crème brûléet, which was lovely. We look forward to dining at Kincaid's again very soon.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Solid
    foodloverVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Great solid experience all around. Inventive dishes (pesto crusted walleye with heirloom tomato risotto, crab cakes with Asian style garnishes) well executed. Attentive, interactive and very helpful service, our server was willing to go above and beyond. Setting is relaxing and beautiful. Truly the only complaint was the small size of the walleye portion - but the wonderful flavors of the accompaniments on the plate made up for that.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not the same
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food here has gone down a bit. We had the prime rib and it had way to much rosemary. It was also a bit more fatty than normal. Service was ok, nothing to write home about. It was not at all worth the money.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • terrible service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We would never ever come back, we drove 500 miles because it was highly recommended, and we ended up paying for our 2 drinks, and walked across the street to a place called, PARMA'S. They took us in, and they were packed, and we were immediately waited on, we had a great time, and would go back to PARMA'S IN A HEARTBEAT. not ever to a broken heart as presented by Kincaid's. Never! Keith P. Besch and Erin, my dear Sweetheart of 10 years, we did our Romantic Evening across the street.. Thanks for listening, KB & E
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Verypleased
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Kincaids never disappoints. Service is impeccable. The food outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Lunch was solid. If I had a recommendation it would be for a couple options that are less expensive, in case someone wants to have a more upscale lunch without spending a lot of money. I didn't think we splurged, and after tip I had spent nearly $50 (for 2). Getting out at $30 didn't seem feasible. But, still, a good meal.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    the steak I had was very good. The walleye dinner my wife had was dissapointing
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Most Enjoyable
    Mike
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We took our grand daughter to dinner on Thursday and had a very good meal and terrific service. We had the prime rib on the date night menu ($60) and our grand daughter had a kid's meal consisting of oranges and strawberries, pasta with red sauce, lemonade, and a hot fudge sunday ($9). The server was super helpful and very kind to our grand daughter. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect date night
    Birthdayladies
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We celebrated my sisters' birthday on "date night" and had a fabulous meal and experience from beginning to end. The chef came out and spoke with us and recommended a couple items for us. Our server, Sarah, was a delight with a great sense of humor. The evening was perfect, the scenery is perfect, and the host and staff are excellent. I would come there again and again. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • newdiner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    My two friends and I came here on a whim and enjoyed ourselves very much. They were from Baltimore, staying nearby; I'm from St. Paul. I've eaten at other Kincaid restaurants so knew the food would be good. We really liked the ambiance and our waiter (Carl) was so friendly, thoughtful and helpful and made us very comfortable. I don't know about outdoor dining since we didn't do that; or the late-night or bar scene stuff since I'm past that age. I'd definitely come for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1AnnaMariaVisitor
    1AnnaMariaVisitor
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Never disappoints. Great menu, food quality and outstanding service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch a Bunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Excellent Sunday brunch. Kincaid's offers a variety of egg dishes, including crab cake eggs Benedict - yum!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Service great as always. Food excellent as always. No complaints. This is our go to spot for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Highly enjoyable celebration
    Bill
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My wife chose Kincaid's for her birthday dinner. We have always had excellent meals with exceptional service at the Minnesota location. This dinner confirms that Kincaid's continues to maintain its high standards after 27 years.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • artmstoneVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I ordered a rare hamburger, it was seared and then baked. It was as any well done piece of meat with the baking of it. I ate little of it. I ordered short ribs for my wife, and this was like pot roast. It was disappointing. We waited at least 20 minutes for the check when we were done. It certainly looked like the restaurant was understaffed at 6:30 pm.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Kitchen scene
    JPSR
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Made reservation on Monday for Thursday 6:15 pm requested a quiet table for dinner meeting. seated where there was a view of kitchen entrance with servers constantly walking by our table and in and out of kitchen. Our service professional was pleasant but on the slow side (restaurant quite busy) Considered the food average. My past experience at Kincaid's have been positive but this was several years past and I realize that restaurants do change over time.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Who' running the kitchen?
    Grantly
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    This one went really lousy. An extra loud group of the Bloomington Chamber of Commerce made plenty of noise and ruined the ambience. The food was prepared incorrectly and turned a potentially romantic evening into a major flop. It will be a long time before returning to Kincaids; and we certainly cannot recommend the food to friends and business acquaintances. We've seen it turn from good service and great food, to now just great glitz. We paid our $100+ for a pretty poor supper. A recent night out a the nearby Good Earth far exceeded Kincaid's service, quality, and price.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Classy & Classic Bloomington Gem
    choclabannie
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I can always count on Kincaids (& have for many years). Tucked into lower ground level of office complex, it doesn't sound like much. But the ambience is romantic, warm and welcoming....The menu features classic meat & seafood dishes...I usually go for the salmon but the prime rib is delectable. Prices are reasonable and fair. choclabannie 8/14
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Notable Meal
    PlatoPremir
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Seating request honored. Great attentive and respectful service. Food was unique (smoked sirloin), tastefully presented and tasty. Memorable overall experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect
    disappointedVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    As always, the food was perfectly prepared and presented. Everything from the maytag blue cheese salad to the fresh halibut right through the bread pudding was delicious. The srrvice was attentive, but not to the point of annoyance. This has been our family's favorite restaurant for years. We had moved from the Twin Cities, but are happy Kinkaids has remained & continues to deliver great food & service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice traditional fare
    P2Len
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Interesting location- on the ground level of a bldg in a large office complex. Even with GPS, I drove by it twice. Free parking in the attached garage, though (on a Saturday). Wanted to give it a try based on internet recs. Nice ambience, elegant but laid back, casual attire, comfortable noise level. Was seated by a window with a view of the garden. Service was courteous , not overbearing. Appetizer crab cakes were good, although they appeared premade. Had the wild rice soup which was also tasty, although somewhat salty for me. Reasonable beer selection. Main course Seafood Louie salad, was good, but not memorable. The choice of greens was a little uninspired. Overall a decent meal. Would be willing to return to try a different dish.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey
    lunchVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I've dined at both the Bloomington and St Paul Kinkaids and had an especially great server this time at Bloomington. He knew the menu and was just that perfect amount of attentive--not too noticeable but quietly anticipating what you would like. Good setting. The food is very expensive and I'm not sure it's quite that good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • cellinaVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The food was real good. We sat outdoor and the weather was great and it was very quite
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night
    Luvofmylife
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed a special date night dinner for the Thursday night special. We each had the prime rib. Our entire meal was delicious, the service was excellent and a good time was had by all. This is one our favorite restaurants. Thank you Kincaids!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ok this time
    Sean
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Salmon & potatoes were way overcooked unfortunately this time, previously the food has been great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely place for dinner
    karena5610
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We had a great dinner with an assortment of seafood, pork, chicken and beef. All were very tasty and beautifully served.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as always
    DenPaul
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Jay, Jason and the entire staff are friendly and professional. The food is always terrific
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth the trip
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We first discovered Kinkaid's 17 years ago upon moving to Bloomington. We moved away -- to Eagan -- 15 years ago, but coming back is always a well worthwhile trip. The ambiance, the food, the service are well worth the miles.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good lunch!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    This is a great place for any type of business lunch. Great food, great service and always easy to have a conversation.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch
    stpats07
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Excellent food, ambiance, and service. Absolutely no complaints!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Anniversary dinner
    Jaguar73
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My wife and I had a very enjoyable Anniversary dinner this past Saturday. The food , as always was outstanding. Service was somewhat slow but acceptable. A nice quiet low key atmosphere allowed us to enjoy each others company and conversation. No one on cell phones. No loud music. Just a high quality relaxing meal
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    One of our favorite restaurants for many years. We enjoy the main restaurant room and the bar area as well .
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite place
    Tablemate
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I have been patronizing Kincaid's in Bloomington almost on a weekly basis for several years. It is convenient to my home and has consistent quality on a menu that is fairly traditional (the only drawback). The servers know me by name and vice versa and I have an emotional connection to the restaurant because it was a favorite dining destination for members of my family who are now deceased. For menu variety and adventurousness, I have to go elsewhere, but I keep returning to Kincaid's. It is my favorite place. And they make a great martini.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mixed experience
    suzywalkVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Gave Kincaid's a try after not being there for several years (we moved out of town.) Patio ambience was excellent - quiet, relaxed with a pretty view. Our server was attentive, knowledgable and friendly. Salmon on a plank was excellent. Walleye was perhaps the worst I have ever had. Small, thin, dry portions heavily breaded that reminded me of the frozen fish sticks I used to have in school growing up. Also, the timing of our service was very sporadic. I ordered a glass of wine with my entree, and received it over 20 minutes later after my entree plate had been taken away. We ordered dessert and waited over 30 minutes for it to be served (after complaining to the manager.) Based on our experience, could not recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant
    deblynn86
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My husband and I went out for a special occasion and we were delighted with the atmosphere, service, food, and the overall experience. The only criticism is prices were a little high, but we'll with it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing halibut
    billy
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    4 of 6 of us had the Halibut special and there was not a bit left on any of the plates. It was done perfectly and it was served professionally by our wonderful server, Laura!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Excellent experience, good food plus great service!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Fish
    BrunchBunch
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    The setting is open and airy and has a contemporary feeling. Despite being known for steak, all 3 of enjoyed excellent fish dishes. The seasonal special of halibut cheeks was absolutely delicious. I was concerned after reading an unfavorable review of that dish, but I quite disagree with that person and highly recommend that dish. My soup of the day was tomato basil. Doesn't sound that special, but it was highly recommended by our server and it was worthy of high marks. The wine list covers all price ranges. We were very pleased with our selection of one of the less pricey white wines. Kincaid's is a little pricey, but worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet