Kinship

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Kinship: a feeling of being close or connected to other people.

Kinship is a modern American restaurant by acclaimed Chef Eric Ziebold, formerly the Chef of CityZen, and his wife and business partner Celia Laurent. Designed by Darryl Carter, the restaurant is located in an historic building dating back to 1907.

Kinship's à la carte menu celebrates the rich diversity of influences that have come to shape American cuisine and inspire Ziebold.

The restaurant dining room offers 59 seats, a private dining room for 16 guests, a 15 seat bar with lounge area and fireplace.
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Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Went here for an anniversary dinner a few weeks ago and it was a terrific experience. We used to live in Manhattan and couldn't help comparing the experience to the likes of Le Bernardin, Babbo, etc. It was definitely up there in all aspects- attention to detail, knowledgeable wait staff, perfect execution. The actual dining room itself was okay but we were there for the food and I was definitely glad to be surrounded by 30+ age group diners.

J
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very special restaurant!

a
Washington DC
12 reviews
Reviewed on March 22, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

kinship is a calming, soothing, elegant oasis where the food is taken seriously but the people are down to earth. it is a lovely dining experience.

l
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our evening at Kinship ranks up there, with memorable dinners at the two or three top restaurants in the Washington, DC area. Our visiting out-of-town friend, who regularly travels around the world (literally),
was awed, as my spouse and I were, with the consistently superb quality of every dish, the perfection of preparation, and the elegance of presentation. All of this was enhanced by correctly recommended wines, highly professional service, and a "classy" ambiance. We can't wait to return!

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and service was exceptional

l
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience here was fantastic. Our server was knowledgeable, astute, and friendly. Food was all fantastic, and my boyfriend's drink was the "best old fashioned he's ever had." We had a small food allergy and they were more than accommodating about it. We will definitely come back for more special occasions!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is simply exquisite. We enjoyed the flavors of each dish very much.

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and very accommodating. We had a baby with us and they were more than willing to help in any way possible.

AS
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I was pleased with my experience at Kinship, but I don't believe that I will be going back. I enjoyed about half of the dishes that we ordered, including the tuna appetizer, the grilled shoat, and the Vietnamese banana fritters. However, I was underwhelmed by some of the other dishes.

I enjoyed going to Kinship as a one-time experience to check off the list, and I'd recommend it for adventurous eaters willing to take a chance and potentially be disappointed. Service was really amazing, and the ambiance is exquisite.

SA
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sam AND his barback/assistant WERE AWESOME!!!
Had a great Sunday, we mentioned we would be back EVERY SUNDAY.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely, cozy setting with very attentive staff! Sunday dinner so we were all going for a lighter dinner, so order several apps to accompany a shared entree. Sea bass to share was lovely, came with roasted cauliflower, mini-porter house rolls. We enjoyed also the crispy taro root appetizer, too. We also enjoyed the Vietnamese banana fritters for dessert.

LL
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I've ever had! The Kinship chicken is a must.

OT
Washington DC
260 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Remains one of the very top restaurants in DC. Beautiful setting, great service, excellent wine and amazing food. And Chef Eric having red chile chimichurri on his menu?! Definitely try the piri piri beef.

j
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great birthday experience with my boy friend. I will definitely be back again!

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday for wife

TM
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was incredible and the food was even better. Is it a bit pricey? Sure, but it's also worth every penny. The Chicken is as good as everyone says it is.

d
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect dining experience.
Food, service, ambiance... 5 stars

OT
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What I can say about Kinship is....... it all makes sense. From the walk through the door you are welcomed by people who care and want to make your experience an exceptional one. It was our anniversary so when sat at the table there was a card to congratulate us and I knew we were in for a great meal. The service is almost robotic in a way where it doesn’t seem fake but a guiñe care for the customer. Food pace is perfectly executed while the service team replaces and replenishes your water, silverware, and bread. Food is being prepared in the back awaiting for the arrival.
The food is just as amazing as the service. The sunchoke with Avocado and Ají Dulce peppers is a must try. So is the quail. Entres of Duck confit and Braised Shoat shoulder really sent it over the top.
Eating here you really understand and see what a great restaurant is about. The team here has all bought into the concept and work like clock work. It’s a pleasure to come here and I will continue to sing the praise of your team and your restaurant. Very well done Kinship! Thank you!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good, great atmosphere, and great (very friendly) service. We’ll be back.

EC
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service with genial and well-trained staff. Food was incredible. Small plates with distinct flavor profiles that reflect the skill and talent of the chefs. Each waiter is also sommelier trained and had excellent wine recommendations with each course. Very accommodating with allergies (gluten free bread is unreal!) and thoughtful touches for birthdays. We are definitely coming back!!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

the taste of food is a little bit heavy for us

j
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Celebrated Valentine’s Day dinner at Kinship. The customer service was wonderful. The cocktails were great. As for the food, am not sure if I am happy or disappointed. I mean, it was great overall. However, comparing it to other fine dining restaurants and/or one starred Michelin starred restaurants, I don’t think they are at par with them. For example, if I haven tried Marcel’s boudin blanc, I would say it’s great. But, I have to say Marcel’s is better. And, I would stay away from their Moulard Duck Foi Gras Confit. I love foi gras and never had a bad one. I have my favorites and not, but I would say theirs is the worst for me. Overall, it’s a great restaurant. I just can’t say it’s the best one out there.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was excellent! Really enjoyed our dining experience.

RZ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would absolutely and have already recommended Kinship to multiple friends and colleagues.

AG
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best food I have had in DC, the menu was exceptional, the lobster french toast was out of this world, and the service and ambiance were something I would expect from a much more expensive restaurant. I would go back in a heartbeat, the staff decor and food were an experience unto themselves. Will recommend to anyone looking for an elevated food experience in DC

b
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at kinship. The portion size was just right. The quality of the scallops and the overall venison dish were superb. The Jerusalem artichokes and pommes anna were very tasty starters. The 4/5 stars was because of the chocolate tart with lapsang souchong; very smoky taste. Maybe others love it, but we found it a bit odd. Service was outstanding. We will be back often.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I specifically selected anniversary under special occasion when I made the booking, but nothing was done differently for the occasion. We found that surprising and disappointing, epecially the fact that the two tables next to us received cards, complimentary desserts and were wished a happy anniversary.

AG
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very well taken care of and everything was timed out at a nice pace.

n
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

service was great - food was a little better than average given the price point.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible service, amazing innovative food, all-around fantastic experience. Top 3 must try...lobster french toast, Maine scallops, chocolate souffle cake.

JG
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time to kinship, but not our last. The menu is creative and organized in columns of "style/feeling" with a couple of starters, a couple of entrées, and a couple of desserts in each. The food was first-rate and well priced for the quality. There were a number of locally sourced meats and produce. The wine list was smart with a good variety. Especially noteworthy was the list of very good 375ml bottles.

r
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kinship is simply outstanding. Great place to celebrate a special occasion. The food and service are terrific. Can't wait to return.

RR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and creative dishes with excellent service

F
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal at Kinship. Service was polished, food was spectacular.

t
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience. Service was amazing. Food was amazing. Just go.

GB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal! Loved the lobster appetizer and roasted chicken. Service perfect! Thank you. Ill be back soon.

U
Los Angeles
144 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional in every way though you can’t have the 4# chicken unless you can commit an extra 80 minutes to the cooking process. The sausage and cod were our second choices and they didn’t disappoint

ST
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly enjoyed your unique dining experience. Loved the booth we sat in for the 4 of us. Food was fresh, flavorful, eclectic, right size portion, that allowed each of us to taste/enjoy each others dishes. All of the staff was most helpful. Recommendations for tasting multiple different dishes was great!

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