About Kinley's Restaurant and Bar

After graduating from the Western Culinary Institute in Portland, Oregon, Chef Brett Knipmeyer returned to Chicago for a stint at the WORLD RENOWNED CHARLIE TROTTER’S.
After moving to Alaska to be the head chef at Jens Restaurant Brett has now staked his own culinary claim, and named it after his daughter, Kinley.


Kinley's serves fresh Alaskan seafood right from local fisherman, 30 Wines By the Glass, 300 wines by the bottle, and locally brewed beers on tap, as well as a wide selection of cocktails


In Kinley's first few years they have been voted Anchorages best new restaurant, best restaurant for wine, and best restaurant for service.

3230 Seward Highway
Anchorage, AK 99503
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Fusion / Eclectic

Hours of Operation:
Monday 5pm-10pm;
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 11:30am-10pm;
Friday 11:30am-10pm;
Saturday 5pm-10pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(907) 644-8953

Website:
http://www.kinleysrestaurant.com/

Catering:
Catering is available. Please contact Marty Kimball at 907-272-8898.

Parking Details:
We have a large private lot, free to all patrons.

Public Transit:
We have several bus stops within a block or two.

Executive Chef:
Brett Knipmeyer

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

Private Party Contact:
Marty Kimball: (907) 272-8898

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
All special events and menus can be found online at http://www.kinleysrestaurant.com/events/events.html

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Kinley's is offering a 5 course prix fixe menu for $65 per person. Optional wine pairing for each course is $35 per person. Come ring in the New Year with wonderful culinary creations from Chef Brett and Chef Rob. Reservations start at 5 pm.

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Kinley's Restaurant and Bar Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (21)
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Good for Anniversaries (12)
Business Meals (12)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Casual (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Fun (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Romantic (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Worth the Drive (4)
Authentic (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Cozy (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
Comfort Food (1)
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 (Anchorage)·Dined 5 days ago

Never had eaten there before. Food was excellent but the food was SLOW coming out. I’d give it another chance

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·Dined 7 days ago

We had the baked oysters and unfortunately there were many shell pieces, large & small, in them. We also both had the rockfish kabobs. While the fish was great, the sides didn't compliment the fish. The vinegar salad, sour cream sauce, and the spices used in the rice and beans didn't leave the best taste in our mouths; it needed something sweet or hot & spicy. We surly will try again, this was unusual.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined 7 days ago

We enjoyed the diversity on the menu. Three of us for dinner enjoyed Spanish, Italian and Indian cuisine, all very well done.

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Made reservations, table for two at 8 o'clock. Got there at 745, promptly shown to our booth. Server was very friendly. Food took awhile because there was a large group in the same section, but our crabcake appetizer was out fast and was delicious. When our meal came it was great looking and tasted just as good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Never disappointed with Kinley’s. Great good , service and location.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

First visit. Hosted a good friend and his family whom I hadn't seen in over 30 years. Service was excellent from the moments we walk in to when we left. Food was excellent. Pork chop was amazing. Wait staff was very attentive when needed - allowed us uninterrupted time to catch up and was right there when we needed a refill or dessert. Overall could not have been a better place to visit with friends over good food and cold drinks. Thank you!!

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 6, 2017

We had a lovely meal. Patrick B took great care of us. The lamb loin special with brussel sprouts was one of the best entrees ever. Absolutely delicious!

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

It was my first visit to Kinley's and we had a great time - unusual dishes that were delicious, good drinks and great atmosphere! I would definitely go there again!

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Wrote this message to kinley’s management but didn’t hear from them.... Hi just to let you know for the future. My husband n I are regular customers of kinleys . When you re-opened I ordered the paella which I loved so much ..the way it was plated and the flavor so last night we came for dinner m cocktails and it was a big disappontment. I ordered the paella again cause I loved it from the last visit but unfortunately the flavor taste different , shrimp was way over cooked almost curled and rubbery and my clams mostly are just shells. I’m writing you this cause I love eating at kinleys . I’ll send you the pics of my paella from the first visit and last night’s visit.

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·Dined on November 22, 2017

The food was outstanding! Our waiter was efficient but abrupt. Before my friends even had their coats off, he wanted a drink order. The place wasn't packed so I'm not sure why the rush but it didn't fit with a nicer place to eat. It also seemed like the overall lighting should have been dimmed down a bit for dinner.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Not as good as in past. Halibut filet was dry. It is usually so moist and perfect compliment to house salad.

Tags: Fun
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food. EVERYTHING was delicious & the presentation was great. Friendly staff & nice environment. We’ll be back!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Kinley’s is great as always. Had fava bean soup, it was spicy and really hit the spot. Like their ambience, service and food.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Tapas
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Though the restaurant was packed, our party was promptly and warmly greeted and led to a comfortable table. The server was delightful; warm and friendly, attentive and professional. The food met our expectations; nicely presented and delicious.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Quick Bite
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on November 8, 2017

The food was great, good presentation. The service was excellent!

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The smoked tomato sauce on the ravioli was so overpowering it ruined there dish. The paella was good but not anything remarkable. Our server was friendly, knowledgeable, and on point.

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on November 2, 2017

First time I have been disappointed in what I ordered. The special which was steak tacos was dry and almost tasteless. Never before have I rated their food liner than a 5 star.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Great service and food. Falafel sandwich was a delicious and different item. My co-workers enjoyed the African peanut soup as well. The bldg was a little cold otherwise all was comfortable.

Tags: Great Beer, Fit for Foodies
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Great service, flavorful food.

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 11, 2017

We came for our Anniversary dinner and we're very pleased with the food and the service. We will come again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Kinleys food is always fresh and delicious. Their staff is accommidating and their service is always great, lunch or dinner!

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 10, 2017

The calamari is by far the best I have eaten in town. Also our waitress Mariah was outstanding she is extremely polite and professional!

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Overall excellent. The staff was knowledagble and very professional.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Fun, People Watching
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

The place is a gem. The quality of the food was worth the price. Went on a date there. Will definitely keep this place in mind for another time.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

I eat here frequently, but last night did not go well. My entree first arrived with the incorrect vegetables, and when returned (with no vegetables, they arrived separately later), the pork chop which had been ordered medium, was grossly overcooked (dry and white throughout). I ended up with a bowl of French Onion soup, being unwilling to wait for another complete entree to be prepared. So, not a terrific experience.

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Still at the top of our favorite restaurants in town. Always have great experience and friendly staff.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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·Dined on September 27, 2017

Excellent for business meetings. Has booths. Excellent food. Great service. Can talk with the group and be heard.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Great food and comfortable except for the high level of noise, the acoustics are pretty bad! It was very busy for a Monday night and very loud!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Service and the food were great. The steak was properly cooked and tender

Tags: Casual
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Halibut cheeks with pea risotto is delicious! We were seated immediately and the service was outstanding. Very good beer and wine list.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

The staff was courteous and friendly. The server allowed us time to visit before ordering and was attentive without hovering or interrupting during our leisurely lunch. The food was excellent - top quality and perfectly prepared. Neither of us could finish our meal, but I trust my associate enjoyed her take-out box as much as I enjoyed mine later.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Anchorage)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Generally, the food and service were great. The server was able to get us in and out in time to make a concert.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 1, 2017

We had a very nice business lunch at Kinleys, tasty food and great service.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Best restaurant in town. Is superior chef. Great cocktails. And great service.

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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Hands down the best food in town. Everytime I order something different, and every time it is truly awesome. Ambiance is pretty good- some tables are quieter than others. Great wine list. Service is good, but the food is why I keep coming back.

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on August 25, 2017

The drinks were good, everything else was just a shy away from Good.

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on August 23, 2017

This is high on my list of anchorage restaurants for food and service. I've never had a disappointed lunch or dinner here.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Food was good, server was pleasant and friendly but the noise level was a little excessive for me. It was hard to hear the person across the table from me.

Tags: Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Good food. Friendly server. Reasonable prices. Very casual atmosphere. Halibut cheeks were good but could have had more seasonings.

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·Dined on August 10, 2017

I have been to Kinley's several times every year since it opened. The food remains consistently good, but not exceptional. The wine list is worthy but one of the others in my party tried to order a mid to upper shelf scotch (Laphroaig) that they did not have.

My main objection to Kinley's is the noise. It is a very loud location to have a business meal or to go to if you have someone in your party who has trouble hearing. Unless you are in a booth the atmosphere is very exposed.

Tags: Good for Groups
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