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.
Sunday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm,
Thursday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
- Private Room for seated events for up to 16 Guests in Kinship
- Semi Private Lounge with Fireplace for standing reception for up to 10 guests in Kinship
- Restaurant Buyout for up to 70 guests at Kinship
- Private Room for seated events for up to 12 in Métier
- Restaurant Buyout for up to 40 guests in Métier
- Entire Restaurant Buyout (Kinship and Métier) for a standing reception with stations for up to 250 guests
Street parking available.
Closest Other Lines: (Red, Blue, Orange and Silver lines): Metro Center, 607 13th St. NW, Washington DC 20005, 0.5 miles.
What Insiders Are Saying
Kinship does fancy-ish American food in Shaw. Go for a special occasion, and get the lobster French toast.
Absolutely gorgeous setting-especially the waiting area and bar!-and the food was creative and delicious. The lobster French toast and pommes Anna were my favorites. Service was impeccable, and the wine list was great. Would absolutely recommend! Expensive, but worth it for a special occasion.
Kinship was absolutely wonderful. I took my husband there to celebrate his 50th birthday. The food is amazing and it’s a beautiful environment in which you can really connect with the company you’re with.
This restaurant is absolutely incredible. The food was amazing and the prices are not unreasonable. The service was excellent!
Wonderful dinner. attentive staff, very knowledgeable sommelier, incredible taste and presentation.
Excellent across the board!
Really really stellar. Excellent friendly staff. Great food.
Everything is good except the neighbor seat is a little noisy.
Ribeye great as always and tuna for the table was excellent addition. Always top-notch service. One of the best restaurants in the city.
A friend who lives in DC recommended Kinship for celebration meals. It was my birthday and I couldn’t be happier with the choice. The staff is wonderful, the food was fantastic and I can’t wait to go again!
Everything was amazing! We had the caviar, sea urchin ravioli, rock fish and halibut. Every dish was cooked to perfection. Highly recommend the fig sundae for dessert!
I took my boyfriend here for his birthday dinner and They absolutely rolled out the red carpet! The service was outstanding, and we enjoyed speaking to both our waiter and the sommelier. Every dish was absolutely divine. We seriously cannot stop talking about that Kinship Chicken!! We ordered a huge amount of food since we wanted to try everything, but I would say for two people, a appetizer the chicken, and a dessert to share is probably an adequate amount of food for dinner.
Kinship was incredible. Great ambiance and friendly/knowledgeable wait staff.
Amazing display of American Gastronomy with flavors to match!
Had a wonderful meal at Kinship, would highly recommended it if you are looking for a great meal for a special occasion.
Service was knowledgeable but approachable/friendly. Food was expertly prepared with a familial heart. Really good place.
My husband and I were celebrating our 20th Anniversary. The staff was super friendly and wished us a happy anniversary and even had a personalized card at our table. The food was amazing. Portion size just right. Everything we ordered was fantastic. Will definitely go back to try some other dishes.
We had our anniversary dinner and it was a great experience for us. Entries were great and the waiter was extremely friendly and helpful. Would come back again for family gathering or with friends.
The dishes we had at Kinship were absolutely phenomenal. I ordered their lobster french toast, one of their staple dishes and my husband and I ordered the BBQ beef ribeye for two. First of all, I can tell you that the hype around the lobster french toast is real. Omg, one of the best dishes I've ever had. They bring you crusty, delicious bread to dip in the lobster broth which is just tip of the iceberg with the kind of service you get at Kinship. The ribeye was perfectly cooked. It also came with this corn gravy that was just delectable. I've never had anything like it. Our server was also very friendly and incredibly knowledgeable about every single item on the menu. She also seemed very genuine about how delicious her recommendations were. We are definitely going back!
Top five meals of my life, simply unforgettable food and service. I could celebrate my birthday there every year!
Food was good, I liked the menu options and the prices and portions were great. The restaurant itself is not inviting at all, looks like a doctors office or a business office with cold colors. I get it, they went for the modern clean cut look but it def doesn't match the colorful and vibrant menu and food options.
Wonderful Staff and fantastic food
Superb service! Food is creative and fresh. Excellent all around!
Excellent service and very delicious food. Will definitely recommend to friends and we will go back again!
One of DC's really exceptional 1 Michelin star restaurant. I prefer it to some of our other local options as it serves a-la-carte not just a tasting menu. Really spacious and quiet, magnificent ambiance.
The meal was amazing and the service was impeccable.
Service was attentive Food tasted great and presentation was appealing
Great food and service. Some plates overpriced given portion size.
We went for my wife’s birthday had reservations for Monday the 20th xlld due to flooding so we got one for crSaturday nite. Our waiter Jeff was outstanding. We ordered the lobster French toast for appetizer followed by the tuna Provençal and the signature roast chicken everything was beyond exceptional.Kinship well deserves its Michelin star. Will repeat bravo.
One of the best meals I’ve ever had! Service was amazing as well.
Every dish was very tasty. Maybe a tad bit salty, but overall, delicious.
Appreciate that they had water mane issues that required them to be closed for a week. Do not appreciate that they didn’t notify me until 6 hours before reservation, and in a not helpful way.
Number 1 restaurant in DC.
How can food look and taste like a piece of HEAVEN.
Wife’s bday. Great food and service. Highly recommend
Good food and service however not what I expected from a Michelin star restaurant. Couple of the dishes were entirely too salty. Roasted chicken was great as well as the lobster waffle. Peach cobbler and oolong ice cream great with the ice cream portion being excellent. A good meal but nothing to go back for a second time around.
Creative and unique menu that asks you to step outside your usual dining box. Well Done!
WOW! A Genius in the kitchen and in business, its a 3 Michelin star disguised as a 1 Michelin star....fortunate to get a reservation.
This is my second visit. As before, the menu is very interesting. I wanted to try everything, but with only 2 people, that wasn't going to happen. As expected, the food was memorable. The service was even better. Delayed by an hour due to Friday DC traffic, the front desk was happy to hold one of the bar booths for our late arrival. While slightly disappointed to not be in the main dining room, the experience may have been better. The booths are quiet and private; it is easy to have a conversation. The dining room seemed a bit energetic - it was Friday evening.
We started with cocktails. They were terrific. Of course, you may expect that from a bartender that can discuss the merits of aging spirits in Madeira casks vs. red wine casks. Our server had encylopedic wine knowledge and the by-the-glass section is excellent - a couple dozen choices that give a variety of styles and intensity that match the food. She suggested a French Malbec and it was a great match for my main course. The full list has a great selection, too. While I might like a larger Madeira selection for dessert, they have a Sherry, a Maderia, a ruby Port, and a vintage Port by the glass.
Everything was superb. The food knocked my socks off. Well done, Kinship.
My new favorite restaurant.
All of the food was excellent! Definitely try the lobster french toast.