Kinley's Restaurant and Bar

4.5
1021 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
We serve fresh Alaskan seafood, 30 wines by the glass, 300 wines by the bottle, locally brewed beers on tap, as well as a wide selection of cocktails.
Kinley’s Restaurant is based on a rustic-contemporary Alaskan feel. Our trademark is exceptional food and service in a comfortable atmosphere. The combination of unique dishes, knowledgeable and inviting staff, and the extensive beer, wine and cocktail lists appeal to travelers and locals alike. We strive to be the benchmark of an independently-owned, Alaskan casual fine dining restaurant.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Seafood, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Monday 5pm-9pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 11:30am-9pm
Friday 11:30am-10pm
Dinner served until 9pm
Saturday 5pm-9pm
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Phone number
(907) 644-8953
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Brett Knipmeyer
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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
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Private party contact
Marty Kimball: (907) 272-8898
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Catering
Catering is available. Please contact Marty Kimball at 907-272-8898.
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
We have a large private lot, free to all patrons.
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Public transit
We have several bus stops within a block or two.
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Special events & promotions
All special events and menus can be found online at http://www.kinleysrestaurant.com/events/events.html
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Kinley's will be offering a 5 course dinner on New Year's Eve. We will not be serving regular dinner service.

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 1021 People Are Saying
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J
Anchorage
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

I took my 9 year old daughter out to celebrate her accomplishment for music.
We were seated in the bar area - while we were waiting for our food the conversation at the bar increased in volume and several individuals used the F-word along with other curse words.
The waiter spent a profuse amount of time at a table next to us while we waited to ask for bread or our check. My daughter didn’t enjoy the food and wanted to leave your restaurant so much that she refused to order dessert.

In the past this has been one of our favorite spots for birthdays and special events. However, after this last visit we will probably stop coming here. My daughter expressed how sad she was that our favorite place was now uncomfortable.

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J
Anchorage
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Our server was not friendly, gave us our check before we had a chance to order dessert and the halibut on the halibut sandwich was dry.

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BR
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was the first time we had been there. The food was wonderful and so was the attention we received from the staff. We will definitely be coming back. Thanks

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went for a light meal with a good friend to catch up. We had the BEST French onion soup and salad. The menu has many other dishes that look great but this is the best soup in town and it is always so quiet and private for good conversation.

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ER
Anchorage
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

The food was tasty and the staff was attentive. The only problem was that it was so loud we couldn't hear each other talking and felt like we had to shout to visit. That's the second time I've gone for dinner and couldn't hear the other person talking. I wouldn't go back for dinner again. I've been there at different times of the day and it's been better.

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V
Anchorage
8 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 1

Food was average, server never asked about food. Very loud and over priced

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AR
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very Good food and service the whole time. We would definitely come back again and recommend it.

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LR
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 3

Ordered Halibut cheeks, an unusual menu item and delicious if well prepared. The entree arrived having been badly prepared in a tempura style batter which was not crisp but instead soggy and tasteless. The waiter never asked if we enjoyed our meal - probably with good reason.

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MS
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food as always. Special for the night was amazing! Service was fantastic and very thorough. With the gift cards at Costco it really makes Kinley’s one of the best deals in town!!

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WD
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This could possibly be the best food in Anchorage. A little noisy, however, wonderful food!!!!

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OT
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!

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HR
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 2

Our server was pretty dull. We were brought the wrong food. Belonged to the table 2 ahead of us. Salad/app brought out @ same time? Food was anazing. Service was sub par.

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D
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Was disappointed this time, prior meals had been good, this time the noise level was very bad, and the service was off.

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DR
Anchorage
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Kinley's Restaurant and Bar is a fantastic value. It serves some of the best fine dining fare in the city at a great value. The quality of food is almost a steal if you can get by at lunch, but the dinner menu is not to be missed. They consistently serve up the best Alaskan beers and have within the last year or two added delicious cocktails to their amazing repertoire. Their cellar includes numerous great wines and a host of some of the best beers from around the world. Whether you are looking for food or drink, you are not going to go wrong with Kinley's.

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KG
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Good service, great food, on time. good for business lunches, except for noise level can get high.

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VM
Anchorage
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great waitress, very attentive staff. Never had to ask for water....very good food. Love to have lunch or dinner at this place. Highly recommend.

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CA
Anchorage
9 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter was home for a visit and we elected to dine at Kinley’s before she had to leave. She had her favorite, the halibut cheeks and I had the scallop special. Both were superb and I look forward to another visit. We also had the fresh oysters and these were excellent, coupled wit the salads we ordered. Service was very good, as usual. We had an excellent evening.

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We decided on dining “tapas” style since many of the appetizers looked so good! We asked specifically for how we wanted our meal to be coursed out, it didn’t happen that way. The food was pretty good, except for the oysters, which, because we did not have our meal courses correctly, came out last after our hot apps

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a great time!

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

I enjoy long-time professional servers & bartenders who obviously like the food industry & give great service...the best in the business tend to go where they are proud to serve the fare, and Kinley's is a great example of this. Our family favs are the tenderloin burger & halibut BLT at lunch, & ahi tuna tacos, lobster ravioli, & halibut cheeks at dinner.

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JY
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We frequent Kinley’s fairly often and always enjoy good service and tasty food. The last time we were there we were a bit disappointed with our scallops and halibut cheeks as they were under seasoned. Otherwise everything as usual was lovely. Maybe just a touch more of salt please.

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AK
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I went for the halibut. I am from out of town and was there for a dinner with local friends in about 2012. I had then what was one of the best meals I’ve ever had. I’ve been there twice since when visiting Anchorage, including last week. It just hasn’t been quite as remarkable as the first time. May give it another chance. It is definitely a better value than other restaurants that offer fresh fish from Alaska waters.

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a
Anchorage
9 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We got seated immediately. Kyle was a great waiter. Food was yummy. Loved the whole experience.

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

Second time to Kinley's and it was fabulous!!! We are locals and like to treat ourselves to places that offer a unique atmosphere without being ridiculously over the top. Kinley's hits the spot with a vibrant atmosphere and décor mixed with a phenomenal menu and wine list! Great people, amazing food, and perfect for special occasions!!

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DC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

Servers were trying to hurry us up, like trying to take my plate long before I finished my meal.

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WB
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and great service. Do yourself a favor and try this place out.

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KM
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was amazing. The restaurant was so loud we could not hear each other in the dining area. That would be my only criticism.

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KB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service and food

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SA
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Expanded bar area, chic decor, great menu, and fun beverages. Convenient midtown location. Parking is fine, but can be encroached on from nearby busy pizza joint and rock climbing gym.

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S
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. We had out of town vendors visitng . Really enjoyed the food and atmosphere.

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G
E. Tennessee
8 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The service was fantastic. I had the red salmon special and it was not only delicious but the presentation was beautiful. The menu also suggests wine pairings with each dish. Great menu selections and daily specials.

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E
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The blueberry sorbet served with fresh blueberries was delicious

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N
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All around outstanding. Food, service, ambiance. My wife's birthday celebration dinner.
Everyone was professional, courteous, friendly.

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N
Anchorage
18 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visit Kinley's from time to time, and each time we visit it seems to have improved just a little bit from the last time. Our server was quietly attentive and very helpful. The food was excellent, the wine and drinks delightful, and the ambience very pleasant. Even the window blinds were set so that we saw very little of the car park, but much more of the trees and grass across the road.
My wife is obliged to limit her gluten intake to almost nothing, and there were good gluten-free options available. She enjoyed her starter and main course and was delighted by the dessert. My duck may have been a little undercooked, but that needs to be balanced against the stuffing it contained and having it survive cooking. Overall, it was excellent.
We will definitely revisit Kinley's. In a vibrant and high-quality Anchorage restaurant community, Kinley's is one of the better places to dine.

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j
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Filets were done perfectly. The service could not have been better. The bar does an honest pour. We love this place Lunch or Dinner

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LE
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal with respectable wine options. Next time I will remember to save room for dessert!

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V
Anchorage
22 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Portions seem small

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SB
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, vast drink menu and very friendly and helpful servers! Meals are reasonably priced and they happily accommodated some of our vegan group members among us. Great dining space for groups and also accomodating for kids. Overall a really good find for us for dining in Anchorage. Highly recommend!

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J
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great here!

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SS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and service!

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