Hands down, the best meal I’ve had in DC—and I’ve been to more than a few of the area’s top restaurants.
I came to Kinship with a group of 4 for a friends special meal together. We ordered 1 appetizer, 1 entree, and 1 dessert each. Everyone was pretty happy with their selections - ranging from a delicious pear salad and sunchokes to perfectly done duck (though not really peking style), tasty black bass, and the most delicious lamb I've ever had. All the desserts were great, too. We took a 9:30 reservation, seemingly the last of the evening, and the kitchen closed soon after we ordered. We did feel a bit rushed because of that. Lots of staff came to our table to take care of us, which was great. Our main server forgot our 5th appetizer (the lobster french toast, which we were most excited about) and the kitchen closed before he could rectify it, but he apologized profusely and the desserts were on him as a result (which we appreciated). Additional bonus - the toffee that you break with a small hammer that comes with coffee. Overall, a great restaurant with delicious food and pretty good value for the quality of the food and experience you're getting.
The food was fabulous and the attention to detail made it perfect.
great for anniversary or celebrate for birthday
Fantastic meal from start (baked potato chowder and an Asian pear salad) to finish (braised short rib on top of risotto and toro poke). Save room for the old fashioned cake donuts- the dopplebock ice cream they come with is phenomenal.
Kinship is a wonderful place for special events - we've been for birthdays and this trip was an anniversary dinner. The ambiance and lighting make a perfect environment for intimate conversations. The food was fantastic! In particular, the lobster french toast was fantastic, much lighter than I expected from a dish with a butter sauce, and the corned beef and cabbage was delicious! The old fashioned doughnuts dessert, particularly the doppelbock ice cream, was amazing, too. The service was also very good.
Food was amazing!
Good but pricey. Be prepared to spend some money when you dine here!
Everything was perfect!!! It was also a nice touch to see my friend Matty whom gave us a warm welcome and walked us through the menu.
We thought the food was good, not great. We weren't big fans of the lobster french toast; the lobster was chewier than expected. The lamb seemed a bit overcooked as well. The scallops were excellent. The sommelier suggested a fantastic wine for us, and our server was great too.
Amazing experience will surely be nack
Fabulous restaurant. I work only a few blocks away but they are "hidden" by surrounding construction and subtle signage. I actually found them on line rather than walking by. So glad I found this place. You must try this restaurant! Drinks at the bar friendly chatter, perfect cocktails followed by a truly amazing menu. we'll be going back to try EVERYTHING.
I had the lobster french toast-I wanted to lick the plate, followed by the monkfish. Both perfectly prepared. My husband had the asian pear salad (good) and the chowder because he had had a business lunch. We're headed back for the chicken and/or lamb on our next visit. Also, service was impeccable.
Wonderful food and service.
The food and service were great. Our server explained the uniquely organized menu very well. It was a little loud at times and I could not hear my husband over the noise.
Great dinner, atmosphere & service!
Two of us dined there earlier this week. The food, wine and service were wonderful, but alas our server forgot my husband's entree order. By the time we realized it, it was too late to prepare in time to enjoy with the rest of the meal. Our server gave us the dish in a to-go container, but it wasn't the same. Dang.
Lived in DC 1 year and am always out trying new restaurants. This one had been on my list for awhile and is the best meal I have had in DC thus far. Only thing to lookout for is reservation availability. You definitely need one and they only book one month out, and they go fast!
Perfection! The birthday treat I received was so cute and delicious.
One of the most delicious meals I have had in the DC area and Jeff was an incredibly kind and thoughtful waiter by bringing out an awesome dessert for my anniversary with my girlfriend
Just a fantastic eating experience that is very hard to find these days. Great food, service and overall experience. If you have not experienced either Kinship or Metier, do yourself a favor and make a reservation today! You will not regret this decision.
I was really excited to try Kinship. I came away disappointed because I'm vegetarian, and the choices for people like me were extremely limited, and tasted only okay. My companion though, an avid meat-eater, enjoyed himself thoroughly.
Everything was amazing - especially food and ambiance. service was excellent but would have liked to have been visited by a somm, especially after explicitly asking for one
Bread service was poor and had to follow up. Incorrect beer served. Server was personable and knew the dishes. Also on the lamb chops dish - noticed on yelp and other
places that typically 3 chops are served - we were served just 2.
We ordered the lobster french toast, the Kobe beef carpaccio fried rice, and the doughnuts (among other things, including individual entrees). The french toast was a little overrated, we thought, but the fried rice and the doughnuts lived up to the hype. They were both outstanding.
Really interesting menu, food was beautifully presented and delicious. Service on point.
The food and service was spectacular. Well worth the price. A new eating experience!
Wonderful as always. The roast chicken and the cod were fabulous
We had an amazing family dinner. Great service. The roast chicken was a huge hit with our family.
Every single dish was expertly crafted and delicious. Creative flavor combinations and excellent technique. Relaxed but seamless service. Chef Ziebold really knocked this lineup of dishes out of the park. One of the best restaurants I've sampled in the past 5 yrs.
everything was excellent. I will definitely return!!!
From start to finish this place was outstanding. I loved every disk I had!
I recently made my second trip back to Kinship in as many months and was just as pleased as the first time! I am very impressed with the service - the staff is professional, attentive, and friendly. The menu has more than enough for everyone with options ranging from seafood to meat to vegetarian dishes. They range in size from smaller portions to larger portions to be shared by the table. The menu seems to change seasonally, with some additions that incorporate fresh seasonal ingredients (ie: the asian pear salad). Highly recommend the tuna tataki and short ribs! The sea bass is also delicious. The Roma Spritz is a refreshing cocktail that pairs nicely with all the food. I would recommend Kinship to anyone celebrating a special occasion or a night with close friends or family!
The food delicious
The mango risotto orgasmic
Sometimes had to wait for the service
Meh - for the price it wasn’t great. The food was solid but not a top 5 restaurant as Washingtonian said it was. Service was great though.
Excellence, continued. Returned to Kinship to find it as creative and delicious as in previous visits - once again a treat. This is NOT Food for Dummies. Here you can actually ask your server for details on ingredients, how a dish was composed and other food ephemera and they actually are expert enough to know! Thank you Kinship for sustaining an inviting and compelling dining experience; a true cut above most every where else in the region.
The service and the ambient is excellent. The food was ok. The appetizers were delicious but the entree, was the "famous" chicken was nothing special at all. You have to wait more than and hour for this and the expectations were too high. Maybe this is the problem. For me was a little bit dry and I prefer legs and they serve it mixed with the salad. The potatoes were very good.
All was great except the pork. It was too salty. Definitely do not recommend the pork. But lobster French toast and peanut brittle amazing.
My husband and I went specifically to try the whole lobe of foie gras. It was delicious. We also enjoyed the tuna appetizer and the Granny Smith apple dessert. Everything was wonderful! The dining room is beautiful and the service was very nice. I would absolutely go back.
It was amazing. Our waiter was absolutely perfect and super helpful, and the food was to die for.
Amazing from start to finish. We’ve been to multiple 2 and 3 Michelin starred restaurants and my wife characterized it as the best meal of her life. I would have paid twice the price for this dinning experience.