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-9pm;
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 11:30am-9pm;
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

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Kinley's Restaurant and Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

service

4.5

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4.1

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (21)
Good for a Date (19)
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Good for Anniversaries (17)
Business Meals (14)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Casual (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Cozy (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Fun (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Romantic (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Authentic (6)
Tapas (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Healthy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great Beer (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Spicy (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Music (1)
People Watching (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (Anchorage)·Dined 2 days ago

Great food, drinks and service! I had the fresh ravioli which were absolutely wonderful! I will definitely be going there again soon!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Great Beer, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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·Dined 5 days ago

We had a wonderful evening. As always the Chefs never cease to amaze our foodie pallets with their culinary concoctions. A must dining experience for innovative, honest cuisine.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Tapas, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Groups, Fun, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined 5 days ago

We have gone to Kinley's for Valentines Day 3 year in a row. Always a great value. The artichoke-jalapeno bisque was AMAZING! Ask for booth seating.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Cozy, Special Occasion, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Took my wife and daughter for Valentine’s Day dinner. Apps 5 star we each got something different and all were on point. Entree 4 stars. I had the strip steak. It was perfect. The two ladies had halibut dish. It was a little over but solid 4 stars Dessert 1 star. Maaajor disappointment. The brownie or cake was so stale that it must have been made two weeks ago. All said a solid meal. Hope you guys get a new pastry chef

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 (Richmond)·Dined 6 days ago

Everything about the place was perfect! The food, the atmosphere and the service. Would wholeheartedly go back!

Tags: Seasonal, Spicy, Romantic, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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 (Anchorage)·Dined 6 days ago

First time customer. Stumbled upon it thru open table app. My wife and I had a wonderful experience. Great service. Great food. Bartenders knew their stuff. Kinsey's is now in our top group of restaurants. And I don't say that lightly. Thank you Team Kinleys!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Anchorage)·Dined 6 days ago

Valentine's Dinner, nice meal with wine paring. Servers could have improved on timing when delivering the components of the meal. Overall friendly staff and nice atmosphere, will definitely eat there again.🤗

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 (Anchorage)·Dined 6 days ago

I’ve always drove by and wondered if the restraint was any good. Truly shocked by how good the food was. We went on valentines, and I hope there daily food is as delicious. Great meal

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 (Anchorage)·Dined 6 days ago

We went for Valentine’s Day dinner date and it was just amazing . Our server Kevin made our night really special . He is very attentive , efficient and kind. He is truly a gem to the restaurant.

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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

The empanadas on the Valentine’s Day menu were amazing! I need that recipe, Please!
The Halibut and risotto was so delicious!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Anchorage)·Dined 6 days ago

We had our Valentines Day Dinner here. Everything was perfect! We had a great table, the staff was wonderful. The menu was well thought out with the wine pairings. The menu choices were delicious! It was a perfect evening thanks to the staff at Kinely's

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Anchorage)·Dined 6 days ago

The fixed menu for the Valentine's Day dinner was excellent...the food was wonderful. However, the food delivery had a very rushed feeling to it. Entrees appeared before the appetizers were finished. Check was laid down while dessert was still being eaten. It was obvious that they expected a tight schedule for Valentine's Day and wanted to move the tables as quickly as possible. Great food, but a rushed atmosphere.

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 (Anchorage)·Dined 6 days ago

Anniversary. Valentines menu was fabulous. Service was adequate.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 7 days ago

Great place to celebrate Valentines day. Excellent service as always.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on February 9, 2018

I always have a great time at Kinley's! The food is always delicious, and the beer and wine list extensive!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fun, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on February 8, 2018

I like Kinleys, it was unusually loud yesterday. They have great food and one of the only places in town that has Halibut Cheeks!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 7, 2018

We enjoyed our food. Yummy flavors in the duck dish. Wonderful server: Tyler. Thank you for a nice evening!

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on February 5, 2018

We have our anniversary dinner most every year here because I like the almond crusted halibut and the great desserts.

Tags: Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We live out of town but dine here whenever we get up to Anchorage.Alwsys a great meal!

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Outstanding menu items, though somewhat limited. Great friendly service & tap beers.
Totally recommended for birthday or date night & great, quality food. The ice cream is made there & is "to-die-for"!
5 Stars!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Our server (Rhonda?) was efficient and knowledgeable. The only downsides were the lighting and the decor, which could use some improvements. Oh, and the hostess gave us one of the least favored tables, even though we had reservations and there were better tables available.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Food is excellent, maybe among the best in Anchorage. The ambiance, however, is awful. It's very loud with bad acoustics. I would recommend Kinsley's for a casual dinner, but not a date night.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Paleo Friendly
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We decided to sit at the bar and enjoy the newly renovated space. The bartender was our server and he was attentive and friendly. I had the special tonight (scallops, shrimp, and pork belly in a coconut vegetable stew) and it was amazing. My husband had the duck schnitzel and it was crispy and delicious. Overall a very lovely experience and we will definitely return.

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Good wine, good food, good service and good company, very enjoyable lunch

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on January 16, 2018

i was disappointed in the hummus appetizer which i've ordered before for lunch. Presentation was very blah, used to be served as more of a mediterranean dish with some veggies, olives and hummus which all add to presentation. just hummus this time, no veggies or olives, very good flavor, but not well rounded for a lunch or appetizer.

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Amazing service and food was very good and portions were on point. Love the experience!

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The food was delicious but the noise level was very loud. It became all most too loud to hear the two people across the booth from us. We were there for a business meal so that made it a little hard. Our server was very nice but also hard to hear when she was letting us know the specials. The food was very good though so we will be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We arrived for an early reservation and were seated immediately. Our server, Kristie, was awesome. We have had her before and she is just wonderful. The food was delicious as always. if you have never been, get the bacon wrapped dates as an appetizer. Just do it, and get your own order. It's worth it. I had the filet mingon and my date had the duck confit, both are excellent.
Kinley's is my go to spot for special occasions and the other times when you just want something a little extra special.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 5, 2018

The reason we down graded the food is because our Filet steaks were served unfinished and the server had to go back to the kitchen to retrieve the prosciutto that was supposed to top our steaks for 2 out of the 3 filet dishes ordered by our party. Also, the prosciutto was served cold when we did finally get it.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 3, 2018

A great experience!

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We were not WOWd at all. We have been to Kinley’s for lunch many times and absolutely loved it. Tried dinner, was not impressed. We so wanted to be WOWd. Not horrible but definitely disappointed

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The Greek salad was delicious and topped with perfectly cooked chicken.

Tags: Fun, Cozy
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Food is amazing and awesome service!

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on December 19, 2017

I like the "redo" but the noise level was high during the lunch hours.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for a Date, People Watching, Tapas
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Kinley's is a good place for business meals and it is likely that you will see other colleagues during your visit. The daily specials are worth trying. It can be a noisy so I recommend going at less busy times.

Tags: Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Rather bland/cold Diner-like atmosphere. Uninspired menu with limited Alaskan fish entrees.

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on December 15, 2017

We were seated in the back section between two tables of approximately 12 people, who had obviously had quite a bit to drink. There were 2 of us, and it was SO loud and raucous that we couldn’t hear each other across the table. We left without even considering a second beverage or dessert. Why put 2 people between 2 party tables?
Very disappointing.... this has happened to us twice now, doubt we’ll be back.

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on December 14, 2017

We were at a table with a wall where you felt enclosed. I would have preferred a more open area to see and enjoy the new remodel.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on December 11, 2017

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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 (Anchorage)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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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