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Mount Vernon Square
0.6 km from Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Kinship is a prominent fixture in DC’s culinary scene, thanks to Chef Eric Ziebold and wife/partner Célia Laurent’s inspired cuisine. They have earned ...
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One MICHELIN Star: High quality cooking, worth a stop!
Very comfortable restaurant
About
Kinship is acclaimed Chef Eric Ziebold and partner Célia Laurent’s restaurant. The restaurant is located on the first floor of 1015 Seventh Street NW in an historic brick building dating back to 1907. A second restaurant, Métier, opened in the bi-level space offering a seven course tasting menu in April 2016. Both restaurants commit themselves to offer creative and contemporary American cuisine with a continued dedication to hospitality. Kinship is Chef Ziebold’s vision of what the modern American restaurant can be and offers an à la carte menu celebrating the rich diversity of influences that have come to shape American cuisine. The restaurant offers 59 seats plus a 15 seat bar with lounge
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
American, Contemporary
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic atmosphere with a comfortable yet diverse menu and accoutrements. We had a big enough group to pretty much run the whole menu. Drinks were crisp with good flavor and smoky undertones from the bourbons and whiskeys. Most of the menu is small plates...but even the mains at the bottom of each menu column are meant to be shared. The seafoods were well prepared, fillets were flakey and flavorful but not oily or heavy. The French toast lobster had a good juxtaposition of sweet and savory flavors. And the beef dishes were fork tender and flavorful. Even the roast chicken which could have have the makings of being mundane was beyond expectation. Service is exactly what would be expected of a Michelin rated restaurant, attentive and personal without being intrusive. If you you are lucky enough to have the opportunity for such fine dining, Kinship provides an apt experience.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 25 July 2021 via mobile

We had an excellent meal at Kinship - superb service from all the staff. The food was excellent and interesting and we would happily go back again.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 24 May 2021 via mobile

I had dinner with my wife and daughter tonight at Kinship. There are not enough superlatives! This was dinner by foodies for foodies, but with zero intimidation or pretense. Service was impeccable. The vibe is sophisticated but utterly relaxing. And the food was simply spectacular....I had a soft shell crab Louis, followed by grilled Australian Wagyu beef on tagliatelle that was just phenomenal, down to the fois gras rubbed bread crumbs, and royal milk tea tapioca for dessert. The three of us took tastes from each of one another’s plates, and I would have been thrilled had I ordered anything I tasted. We lucked out with last minute reservations. For fine dining, I thought it offered a really good value. I hope to be back whenever I am in DC.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 19 April 2021

This was a fantastic experience. We came here on a weekend and had an amazing time from start to finish. The decor was awesome. The service was impeccable. Our server did a great job with explanations and suggestions. The cocktails were awesome. We tried a...variety of things. We tried the “chili” appetizer which was a deconstructed version of chili. We tried the saganaki which had a great flavor profile. Both of these appetizers played with hot and cold aspects which was an interesting experience. For dinner we got the tuna confit and the duck. Both were amazing. My favorite was the peanut butter bar for dessert! We had a great time and plan to come back (even if it’s just for dessert!)More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 2 November 2020

The menu and the set-up, as read online in advance, were the major draws for my wife and I. Exploring amazing food both in variety and presentation is one of our favorite "hobbies". Arrival at the entrance, gas lamp and large windowed door, welcomes you...into a open, yet intimate space and staff were immediately attentive in their greetings. I would say smiling greetings by tone as they were all masked and working within local guidelines to aid in this time of Covid - which was greatly appreciated as a sign of how well they care for their customers. The menu options are aligned by cooking technique, classic sourcing, ingredient focused or for table "family style" presentations - but mixing and matching is fine, and encouraged. We started with the spinach tart and the cauliflower soup. I cannot recommend the cauliflower soup enough, the flavors were phenomenal. The tart was a great pick as well and if going with two (you should!) then make sure it is your second choice. Our entrees were the duck aux olives, three perfectly cooked slices of roast duck on some of the best polenta I have had in many years, black and green olives circling the main focus of the dish; and the crisp skinned bass, which sat amidst fabulously prepared vegetables with a balanced sauce. The service was spot on - informative - prompt and friendly - with twine wrapped dinnerware supplied at each course as needed. Pairing with the duck was the by-the-glass Pinot Noir which was delicious - and the rose partnered with the fish dish, which by all accounts was the perfect match. We finished with the butterscotch custard and the fritta with the coffee sorbet and seeing as we went into the dessert course fully expecting it to be a taste or two - the nearly empty plates would tell the tale on those as well! There is much more on this menu we look forward to trying in the future. To those considering - if you are the sort willing to put some money into your dining experience (which since you can see the menu and know where you are aiming with this fantastic restaurant) - I cannot more highly recommend a visit to Kinship. Some meals are worth the expense and this certainly was.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 21 September 2020

Very good place to have a nice dinner for a date or any other special occasions. The honey glazed ham is amazing!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 13 September 2020

Very special food, service and ambience... Kinship was the first indoor restaurant we have visited in 6 months during covid restrictions. We appreciated the attention to safety details and felt comfortable during our dinner. Shared the roasted chicken, lobster french toast, panna cotta and crepes...Suzette. The menu is like a little story - they encourage you to "have fun" choosing the items from different categories related to preparation styles, chef's travels and more. The special atmosphere inspired us to share special stories and make memories... NikkiMore

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 16 August 2020

We started with a great cocktail and then after a thorough explanation of the menu, we decided to start by sharing the Lobster French Toast and the Fried Soft Shell Crab. Both were delicious with props to the jicama salad, which made the crab dish!...Then we shared a foie gras dish with carmelized onions and cherries which was also fantastic. Last but not least, the main courses were a maple glazed pork and a curry halibut which were amazing! To top it off, I had the pastry chef make a special cake of chocolate mousse, lemon curd and hazelnuts....with a cappuccino that had a large piece of toffee on top which was amazing! The food, the service and the amazingly safely run restaurant made it a night to remember. Thanks again and we will recommend Kinship to all of our friends....next time we come back we will try Metier if it is open! Best regards.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 24 March 2020

Kinship has always been a favorite of ours and when the city went into lockdown because of corona virus and many restaurants closed, Kinship rose to the occasion by offering takeout. But this isn't just any takeout! It's their delicious roast chicken, housemade lasagne, and...more! Thank you Chef Ziebold and your staff for making these tough times more bearable by offering the comfort of your delicious nourishing food!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 17 March 2020 via mobile

We had a special take out meal during the Coronavirus panic. At the time of this review they were offering specials a couple of days a week. We had lasagna with breadsticks and salad. Have to say the lasagna was some of the best I’ve...ever eaten. Layers and layers of gooey cheese and delicious meat sauce with tomatoes. The bread was garlicy and cheesy. Wasn’t too impressed with the salad which was a lot of mostly ribs romaine. Can’t wait to dine in!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5