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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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.0

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (18)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Good for a Date (15)
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Good for Anniversaries (12)
Business Meals (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Casual (10)
Fun (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Bar Seating (8)
Cozy (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Romantic (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Authentic (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Tapas (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Healthy (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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 (Cleveland)·Dined 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 13, 2018

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

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on January 13, 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 7, 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 6, 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 4, 2018

A great experience!

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on December 31, 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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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Food is amazing and awesome service!

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·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 19, 2017

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

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on December 16, 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 15, 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 12, 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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·Dined on December 10, 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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·Dined on December 10, 2017

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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