Kinship

4.8
813 reviews
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$50 and over
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American
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Dinner:
Sunday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm,
Thursday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(202) 737-7700
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Eric Ziebold
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Private party facilities
The following private dining options are available at Kinship and Métier:
- 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
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Catering
We do welcome inquiries regarding off premise events.
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Cross street
New York Avenue
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Parking details
Valet service is offered at $10 per vehicle.
Street parking available.
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Public transit
Closest Metro Station: MT Vernon Square/7th St Convention Center, 700 M St. NW, Washington DC 20001, 0.15 miles (Green and Yellow lines).

Closest Other Lines: (Red, Blue, Orange and Silver lines): Metro Center, 607 13th St. NW, Washington DC 20005, 0.5 miles.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Kinship does fancy-ish American food in Shaw. Go for a special occasion, and get the lobster French toast.

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New York Area
28 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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DF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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CB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is absolutely incredible. The food was amazing and the prices are not unreasonable. The service was excellent!

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner. attentive staff, very knowledgeable sommelier, incredible taste and presentation.

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P
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent across the board!

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AC
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really really stellar. Excellent friendly staff. Great food.

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OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is good except the neighbor seat is a little noisy.

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OT
Washington DC
131 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ribeye great as always and tuna for the table was excellent addition. Always top-notch service. One of the best restaurants in the city.

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m
Hawaii
29 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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DJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kinship was incredible. Great ambiance and friendly/knowledgeable wait staff.

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing display of American Gastronomy with flavors to match!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful meal at Kinship, would highly recommended it if you are looking for a great meal for a special occasion.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was knowledgeable but approachable/friendly. Food was expertly prepared with a familial heart. Really good place.

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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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K
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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OT
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top five meals of my life, simply unforgettable food and service. I could celebrate my birthday there every year!

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OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

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.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Staff and fantastic food

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GM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Superb service! Food is creative and fresh. Excellent all around!

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BH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and very delicious food. Will definitely recommend to friends and we will go back again!

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CB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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D
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The meal was amazing and the service was impeccable.

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LA
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was attentive Food tasted great and presentation was appealing

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AM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. Some plates overpriced given portion size.

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d
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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BS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I’ve ever had! Service was amazing as well.

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Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Every dish was very tasty. Maybe a tad bit salty, but overall, delicious.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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.

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J
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Number 1 restaurant in DC.
How can food look and taste like a piece of HEAVEN.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wife’s bday. Great food and service. Highly recommend

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w
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

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.

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LA
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Creative and unique menu that asks you to step outside your usual dining box. Well Done!

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MJ
Columbus
29 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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MK
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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A
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was superb. The food knocked my socks off. Well done, Kinship.

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L
Richmond
20 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My new favorite restaurant.

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P
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

All of the food was excellent! Definitely try the lobster french toast.

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