Kinley's Restaurant and Bar
Kinley's Restaurant and Bar

Kinley's Restaurant and Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.kinleysrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (907) 644-8953
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Dinner: Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm-10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Brett Knipmeyer
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Catering is available. Please contact Marty Kimball at 907-272-8898.
  • Private Party Facilities: Kinley's banquet room can fit up to 48 people for a full sit-down dinner. Details can be found online at http://www.kinleysrestaurant.com/banquets/banquet_room.html
  • Private Party Contact: Marty Kimball 9072728898
  • Special Events: All special events and menus can be found online at http://www.kinleysrestaurant.com/events/events.html

Getting there

  • Public Transit: We have several bus stops within a block or two.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We have a large private lot, free to all patrons.
A word from Kinley's Restaurant and Bar
After graduating from the Western Culinary Institute in Portland, Oregon, Chef Brett Knipmeyer returned to Chicago for a stint at the WORLD RENOWNED CHARLIE TROTTER’S.
After moving to Alaska to be the head chef at Jens Restaurant Brett has now staked his own culinary claim, and named it after his daughter, Kinley.


Kinley's serves fresh Alaskan seafood right from local fisherman, 30 Wines By the Glass, 300 wines by the bottle, and locally brewed beers on tap, as well as a wide selection of Belgian ales


In Kinley's first few years they have been voted Anchorages best new restaurant, best restaurant for wine, and best restaurant for service.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Kinley's Restaurant and Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
79 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (51)special occasion (34)good for groups (27)notable wine list (27)great for lunch (22)neighborhood gem (21)romantic (16)hot spot (13)great for brunch (4)kid-friendly (4)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (3)Show More
  • Memorable Birthday Celebration
    Scott
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    THANK YOU for your flexibility in accommodating our large party which started out with 15, down to 13, and ended with 17 people. Our waiter was very attentive and was there when we needed him. Everyone raved about how delicious their dinner tasted. Most of us, including me, ordered the filet mignon......yummy! Our waiter brought out 17 dessert plates, forks, a knife, and serving spatula when it was time to serve the cake, without me having to ask. For majority of us, this was out first time dining at Kinley's and definitely will not be our last. THANK YOU again for a memorable birthday celebration!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kinley's was an excellent choice for staff dinner
    akreviewer03
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Our staff, board chair and spouses chose Kinley's for dinner after wrapping up our annual meeting. The service was superb. Our server was friendly, knowledgeable and timely. The food was delivered to the table with excellent timing. Beer and wine selections were very good. The atmosphere is pleasantly understated and elegant. Overall we had a fantastic evening. It was relaxed like having dinner at a friend's home.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seasonal Menu made me Return
    Foodie25
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The fall menu has so many good choices, I returned 3 days after my first visit so I could try something new.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Foodie25
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Consistently good food with seasonal variety. I had a very hard time trying to decide between the entrees because they all sounded very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • If You Like Good Food...Come Here!
    Drfood
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    A great spot for fine dining and great wines. If you are a "foodie", you MUST come here to eat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So-so
    Alaskandiner
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Calamari was very good, everything else we had was average. Service was slow, both having water refilled as well as the wait for our food.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nice after work
    anninalaska
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    This is a good place for convedsion with imaginative food. The specials are always intriguing and worth trying.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amond crusted halibut- oh myyyyy!
    RobinAnchorage
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The server was friendly, efficient, and knowledgeable, but it was the entree and dessert that were the stars of the evening. Fantastic blend of flavors and perfect cooking on the halibut and the rockfish. The white chocolate miso cheesecake and lemon meringue ice cream were unbelieveable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb Perfection!!!!!
    RoyceVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Excellebt dinner ... calamari was as usual scrumpious, Filet was cooked to the perfect temp and the veggies were also done perfectly. Wine flight was very educational, as I'm not a Moscato fan, but enjoyed all three wines.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent food, but so slow!
    Alibaba
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    While the food was good and the service was better than average, it took over an hour to get our meals. Don't go here if you are in a time budget. on the plus side, they have a more than decent beer and wine selection.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Group dining
    friendsdine
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Our group of six had wonderful dinners and very good service from the wait staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Huge disappointment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Was suggested we try it- after 90 minutes we left still hungry. Not worth the money or time. Overpriced and the wayyyy to casual server came off rude and inexperienced. The only good thing we ate was the lamb sliders.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fantastic wine and excellent food
    Deshka
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Highly recommend! Always a treat to experience the unique menu options.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Meal
    EatinAK
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    It was very noisy when we walked in since the restaurant was crowded. Service was very slow, but food was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Can't get enough of them dates
    YummyVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The dates are the yummiest appetizer I've ever had. They need to make a main dish out of it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad Pot Roast, good dessert
    akjt
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    When I ordered the beef brisket the waiter let out a slight groan. That was a warning sign because what he served was not brisket at all. A plate of bland, unseasoned pot roast on a bed of what tasted and looked like instant mashed potatoes - for $26 dollars. My wife tasted it and said it reminded her of bad 1960's school cafeteria food. That said, the pecan chocolate tortes we had for dessert were very good. We only dine at Kinley's armed with a Groupon to shield us from the high prices. For the same price better food is available at Glacier Brewhouse and Sacks Cafe.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Good :) !
    AlaskanMariner
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Kinley's is one of my favorite "special occasion" restaurants. They have the best calamari in Anchorage and the bacon-wrapped dates are scrumptious! In addition to an extensive wine list, they also have a good selection of local brews on tap.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Our evening was great the food was incredible ( go ahi tuna tacos).
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dinner
    Anchorage
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The food at Kinley's is always exceptional -- interesting, fresh, prepared to order. The waitstaff is concerned about the guests, and helpful in providing special service. The chocolate pecan torte is the best. It was throbbingly noisy because of a concert at Moose's Tooth, but we still were able to have a pleasant evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good evening out
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We went early so there was not a huge crowd at the restaurant. The wait staff was friendly and attentive. The food was presented well and also delicious and the right temperature.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch!
    pharmboyVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Enjoyed lunch with my mother-in-law. Great menu selections and wide variety. I am vegan and this menu accommodated me well. I had the Mediterranean Vegetable sandwich, sans the feta. MIL had lamb sliders and soup. All of it was great! Pleased we have this quality of choice in Anchorage.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great menu
    Lunchgirl
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Have my favorites - halibut blt(w/o bacon) add avocado. Creative turkey sandwich with apple slices. Wonderful salads and creative desserts!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    Katy
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Along with great friends, enjoyed dinner in the bar area. Great help picking a wine to go with 4 different meals. Great menu, something for everyone's taste.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad Manager
    JimAlaskaVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    It was our waiter's first night, and he blew it. It took 45 minutes before our drinks arrived. We had to ask for them twice. Entrees came 20 minutes later, omitting the salads we had ordered. The waiter was trembling when he poured the wine; he knew everything was screwed up. But the worst part is that a hostess and another server acknowledged it was his first night, but they didn't jump in to help. They just let him fail, ruining our chance to have an enjoyable meal. The manager, or someone, should have jumped in to help. They might have coached him to offer us a dessert, or buy another round. The waiter was too rattled to think of this. We left unhappy, more at those who didn't help, than the waiter who tried.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nothing to get too exceited about
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Food was OK but nothing to get too excited about. Server was friendly and helpfull.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food is consistently good.....
    wackykhaki
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Another great meal...the BLT is absolutely the best.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of the best in Anchorage
    akh2oguy
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    It's away from the downtown corridor, they always have a "fresh or specials" sheet, the wine list is good, the service is great, what more can I say? Cheers!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hit and Miss
    FlounderVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Fairly decent restaurant. Had their appetizer and entree specials. Appetizer (Kobe slider) was just OK and seems to lack flavor. Couldn't bite through the bacon as it was very tough. Entree (white salmon) was very good and the highlight of the evening. Simply prepared with a nice selection and presentation of starches and veggies. Dessert was an absolute bust and couldn't eat but a few bites so stay away from the creme brule.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 51 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 516 reviews are from the Kinley's Restaurant and Bar reviews archive.
  • 7 for dinner
    mywifesagoodcook
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Our server was pleasant and friendly. The fish dishes were slightly undone as they should be and the fish was obviously very fresh. The appetizers were very big - too large for individual servings, but good for group grazing. The side vegetables etc on the entrees were just dumped on the plates with no attempt at making them neat and attractive. Nevertheless the food was very ample and tasty, if a bit slapdash.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great dinner!
    ttaniceVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We had a super dinner - the food was fantastic. We could tell it was local and fresh. Super delicious.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The good was delicious and the portion sizes were great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I moved here 7 months ago, stumbled on this restaurant. I would say it is the best restaurant in town. Calamari is the best I have ever had. Good job hiring Shelbe she made our night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Chuckles
    Chuckles
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We have dined here on many occasions and wanted to bring special company here. The appetizers were delicios as was the dessert. Our waiter was very attentive and fun. The support wait staff were outstanding! My disappointment, this time, came from an undercooked piece of King Salmon and over cooked roasted potatoes. This has never happened to us here. I can only assume it was a one time flaw.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food always good, service not so
    JenniJS
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Food always good, restaurant is comfortable and lively. This time, not a usual thing, our service was very slow and inattentive. The server left for long periods of time without checking on things, forgot to bring drinks and left empty glasses on the table, three of the four of us were without drinks for about 10 minutes. Not good for a business. Fortunately, we wherein good company and the food made up for the servers lack.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Merits Repeat Visits
    JGBKRBVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Nice menu of well-prepared food with great service from beginning to end.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth It
    aksuedot
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    It was a birthday occasion for a special friend. Everything was perfect , the food was outstanding in flavor and aroma. Appetizers were yummy and great for leasurly fellowship.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great!
    Lovetoeat
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We live in the neighborhood almost right across the street and will be back! Had the filet and it was awesome!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food terrible service
    WorstServiceVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I hope it was just an off night for our Server, but it was the worst experience ever. Once she took our order she never checked back on us until 25 minutes had gone by. One of our friends had asked for Ketchup with his potatoes & she said "you're kidding. You don't have ketchup with potatoes." It was very uncomfortable for all at the table. She was so rude that we didn't order any more alcohol or desert from her. Doesn't matter if we even wanted to though because she never checked back on us again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Kinley's
    TLA4
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Check out my review on Urbanspoon and Kinley's Facebook page being that I can't post my full review here due to its size.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    I was disappointed with my meal for the first time in many visits. It was far from the normal quality I have come to expect from this establishment which it is normally a very pleasant and memorable experience. I had ordered the rockfish and was truly was surprised with the disheveled appearance of the plate, the overcooked Kinley's version of hush puppies which were virtually inedible; hard and cold. Our meals were delivered by someone other than our waiter who took our order and did not see him again until he delivered our bill.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate