Kinkead's, An American Brasserie
Kinkead's, An American Brasserie
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Kinkead's, An American Brasserie

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.kinkead.com/
  • Phone: 2022967700
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm Raw Bar / Cafe Menu: to 11:00pm Nightly
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Bob Kinkead
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Room available for parties of 12 or more. Limited times and seating for parties of 6-8 in dining room
  • Private Party Contact: Allison Haight 202)747-8570
  • Entertainment: Live jazz nightly Tuesday through Saturday from 6:30pm to 10:00pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 20th and 21st
  • Public Transit: Foggy Bottom Metro (Blue & Orange lines)
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: VALIDATED parking, evenings only beginning at 5:30pm. The Colonial Parking garage is located on the left side of 20th Street between H Street and Pennsylvania Ave. Please bring in your parking ticket to the host stand for a validation stamp.
A word from Kinkead's, An American Brasserie
Kinkead’s is an American Brasserie, with a heavy emphasis on seafood. The restaurant, located just four blocks from The White House at 2000 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, is a two-story, 220-seat restaurant offering a choice of two settings – the more casual street level bar and café, and the upstairs dining room featuring a kitchen open to full view. Chef Bob Kinkead adapts unique dishes from around the world to American ingredients and tastes, resulting in a light, yet intense and full-flavored, experience.
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Kinkead's, An American Brasserie reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Last night of the restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/22/2012
    Last night of the restaurant was as gracious, fun, fabulous and delicious as it has always been, we raise a glass to their classy last act. And to Bob Kinkead who came around to every table .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • will miss it a lot but look
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/22/2012
    will miss it a lot but look forward to Bob's new venture
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I always get the grilled squid.
    samyVIP
    Dined on 12/22/2012
    I always get the grilled squid. Today Bob Kinkead was running the show for the last night. It was the best I eve had. Too sad they are closing. Hopefully it is just a relocation.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were seated as soon as
    ItalianinVAVIP
    Dined on 12/22/2012
    We were seated as soon as we got there. Quiet table. Food is well prepared and menu is diverse. Fresh ingredients mostly. Service was mostly professional though sometimes spotty. Spread too thin?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of my favorite restos
    nixiedcVIP
    Dined on 12/21/2012
    One of my favorite restos in DC, run by one of my favorite chefs of the past 25 years. Can't wait for him to reopen/open his next place.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Thanks for all of the great meals.
    ArlingtonNativeVIP
    Dined on 12/19/2012
    Sad to see this gem go. Everything would have been excellent except for the fact that they would be closing their doors in three days. I believe some of the staff had already moved on and they were slightly understaffed. Bob Kinkead assured me that he would be reopening in a different location soon. I cannot wait.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Last chance to eat here before
    DHPX2VIP
    Dined on 12/18/2012
    Last chance to eat here before it closed. Can't wait to see what Kinkead comes up with next.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too bad Kinkead's is closing.
    DCRoland
    Dined on 12/18/2012
    Too bad Kinkead's is closing. Funnily enough, this time service was only OK, last time it was fabulous.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I usually have good service
    OTvipNdcVIP
    Dined on 12/18/2012
    I usually have good service at Kinkead's but my last visit I had subpar service. Waiter, who, though friendly, rarely checked on us to refill drinks or check on food quality. I has to flag him down to refill our drinks. Appetizers came out right away, which was good, but our lobster rolls took much longer than they should have. I can always count on the food being good at Kinkead's, so that was the saving grace of this trip.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I was able to book a table
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 12/17/2012
    I was able to book a table here 5 days before their closing date, to celebrate my and my wife's 7-year anniversary. All I noted under "special requests" in OpenTable was that I had proposed to my wife here and was hoping to be seated at the same table. Although they weren't able to grant the request, they were very on top of honoring the occasion for us in other ways. From the warm greeting at the top of the stairs, to the customized menu that read "Happy 7th Anniversary!" in the heading, to the gift mugs we received at the end, it was definitely a memorable experience for us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So sad to know that this restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/17/2012
    So sad to know that this restaurant is closing on 12/22/12. For our last meal, stayed with the classics (fried clams and pepita crusted salmon). Both were prepared to perfection. Hopefully, it won't be too long before Chef Kinkead announces his next DC location.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Kinkead's Is DC's Loss
    ArtMVIP
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    Too bad that they have to close their doors, as they have always been an outstanding place for great seafood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good and Gone
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    They closed. However on the good side, the food was still of outstanding quality on the third to last day of business.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Kinkead's is closing this
    yummy
    Dined on 12/14/2012
    Kinkead's is closing this Saturday so this is pointless. Still, I've got to say it's a fabulous restaurant with fabulous service.
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  • i JUST HOPE HIS NEXT VENTURE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/14/2012
    i JUST HOPE HIS NEXT VENTURE IS OPEN SOON AND JUST AS GOOD
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So sorry to see it close -
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 12/14/2012
    So sorry to see it close - it has always been a favorite of ours!
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  • unfortunately bob kinked is
    IsabelVIP
    Dined on 12/13/2012
    unfortunately bob kinked is closing this lovely restaurant this month. gasp. i hope and understand he'll open a new one next summer. loved this place -- especially for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The staff was very friendly.
    Kathleen
    Dined on 12/13/2012
    The staff was very friendly. The seafood options were mostly fish. No crabcakes as an entree. Sea scallops was the only alternative to fish. Best part of the meal was the table (by the window) and the dessert, pecan tart. The waitress' remarks were not so engaging said them as if they were rote..."enjoy" "very good"
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sorry to see it go. Looking
    VermontAvenueFoodieVIP
    Dined on 12/12/2012
    Sorry to see it go. Looking forward to the next reincarnation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So why is it closing? On
    Becky
    Dined on 12/12/2012
    So why is it closing? On the top 5 in DC for years........why? you have my email address so why are you asking..........
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Kinkead's is one of my favorite
    Tesa
    Dined on 12/11/2012
    Kinkead's is one of my favorite restaurants, I heard it was closing and wanted to go one last time. I wasn't disappointed
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My girlfriends and I decided
    Aimee
    Dined on 12/10/2012
    My girlfriends and I decided to have our annual holiday get together dinner there since it was closing shortly thereafter. I can see why they are closing. Dinner was okay but the menu seemed stuck back in it's heyday. The few grilled fish options included salmon, and I forget the other. However, they were nice and allowed us to get the cod on the appetizer menu grilled for our meal choice. Perhaps when it re-opens elsewhere, the menu won't get stuck in a distant era.
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  • Sad to say goodbye
    VocalOneVIP
    Dined on 12/10/2012
    I'm very sad to see Kinkead's go. I have very fond memories of after-work happy hours back when I used to work at 2000 Penn, and after-class happy hours back when I was doing my graduate studies at GW. Kinkead's is a true gem. It will be missed.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We are very regretful to learn
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/8/2012
    We are very regretful to learn that this fine restaurant will be closing. Our joint birthday meal here was *exceptional.* The attention from the servers was outstanding, as was the meal itself. The capstone of souvenir birthday gifts made the entire experience very memorable. Our regards to the entire staff!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Alwasy a Good Experience
    northernvirginiadiner
    Dined on 12/7/2012
    So sorry that Kinkead's is closing. We have always enjoyed the food at Kinkead's and Colvin Run, before it closed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Sad Goodbye
    AllieBVIP
    Dined on 12/7/2012
    Such a shame Kinkead's is closing: it's one of my favorite restaurants. Having said that, the food didn't seem to be as good on this occasion as I've experienced the many times previously that I've patronized this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Only the good die young!
    RestaurantWeekRW
    Dined on 12/5/2012
    Seven of us gathered to enjoy a last lunch at our beloved Kinkead's. Outstanding food and our friendly waiter underscored why Kinkead's has been a fovorite for over 20 years. Bittersweet, as we bid it adieu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sorry to see it go!
    Slouch
    Dined on 12/4/2012
    I had always meant to come to Kinkead's before the announcement that it would be shuttering for good in December and it was constantly in the Top 20 of foodie destinations. For whatever reason, that never happened. I wish had made there sooner. My first selection was an exceptional example of fried Ipswich clams. To follow that up, I opted for the mussels with saffron broth which was excellent. My dining companion had the scallops with salsify and loved it. Room was saved for dessert/coffee. Our service was attentive without being intrusive and we felt like we were the only ones in the restaurant that night. I was glad to have a meal at Kinkead's and am sorry to see it go.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor seating
    Pete
    Dined on 11/29/2012
    With a fairly light Thursday evening crowd, there is absolutely no reason to be seated in the far back, small room. I did not bring someone to DC for a special dinner for that complete lack of atmosphere. After years of considering Kinkead's my first choice for out of town guests, now I will have to think hard before going back.
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  • Don't leave!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/29/2012
    This was perhaps our last visit to Kinkeads before they close the doors. Best seafood dishes in town!!!!! WIll miss them but hopefully they will reopen in another location.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome as usual. Bob, the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/28/2012
    Awesome as usual. Bob, the owner and chef, stopped by to make sure everything was great. As usual, it was.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food and service was the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 11/27/2012
    The food and service was the best I've experienced in years.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Excellent food, as always
    StevensonVIP
    Dined on 11/27/2012
    I am devastated, as were my guests, to learn that Kinkaid's will be closing soon. For years, Kinkaid's has been our "go-to" place for wonderful food and a civilized atmosphere. The other night, I had a wonderful tuna with a kind of Mexican mole sauce, which was so good. One of my guests had a dozen fresh oysters and mussels. Where else are we going to go for such bounty?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a great time for our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/20/2012
    We had a great time for our social/business dinner.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was well prepared
    JDB35VIP
    Dined on 11/18/2012
    The food was well prepared and delicious. Our server left much to be desired. She was unfriendly, inattentive and aloof. Smiling was not in her repetoire. She took our order, delivered the food and check - Period. No social interactions whatsoever. Really amazing for a top rated retaurant
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    fit for foodies
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  • Excellent meal. We have always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/17/2012
    Excellent meal. We have always had a great dining experience at Kinkead's.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Have eaten at Kinkead's in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/16/2012
    Have eaten at Kinkead's in the past but was disappointed this time in the menu. Many offerings seemed overly fussy, detracting from the pleasure of a piece of well-cooked fish.
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  • Nice restaurant and reasonably
    DrScott
    Dined on 11/16/2012
    Nice restaurant and reasonably priced. Food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • We all had the pumpkin ravioli
    Carol5VIP
    Dined on 11/14/2012
    We all had the pumpkin ravioli which was expertly prepared and presented. I can always count on that. My only disappointment is that for the price the portion is too small.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our party of 6 dined at Kinkead's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/12/2012
    Our party of 6 dined at Kinkead's on Monday, Nov. 11, 2012. We each ordered something different. Everyone thought their meal was outstanding. Service was efficient but not overbearing. Our table was not in one of the main dining rooms, but off to one side separated by a partial partition, allowing our group to have a quieter and more private dinner (we had not requested that, but it was a nice location). There was another similar table in the next room behind ours where, we learned later, a leading U.S. Senator and his wife were dining with friends (we not only recognized his voice but he and his guests walked by our table as they left). Excellent food and ambience. Would highly recommend Kinkead's!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet