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764 MLK Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC
919-537-8167
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Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Kitchen doesn't take reservations for parties under six people but it is so worth eating here you should figure out the best possible days/time to come so you get a table. We came late on a Saturday night at 9 pm and were seated right away. It is a cozy restaurant and really does remind me a French... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Holly R
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Kitchen doesn't take reservations for parties under six people but it is so worth eating here you should figure out the best possible days/time to come so you get a table. We came late on a Saturday night at 9 pm and were seated right away. It is a cozy restaurant and really does remind me a French bistro --... More 

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Thank Holly R
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of our favorite spots for special nights and 'just because' dinners out. Food is always delicious and interesting, and atmosphere is like a cross between a small European restaurant and your own kitchen table. Thinking of the French lentils beneath trout or salmon, fried egg on top of salad, and delicious kitchen fries! We will definitely be back!

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Thank Karen A
NC
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181 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Went for the first time for lunch earlier this week. Had the chorizo mussels - no complaints, only rave. Excellent broth, meaty mussels, wonderful. Waitress matched me up with a good glass of wine that was perfect -- she also tasted wine before she served it, discovered it was bad and tossed that bottle. Wife had salad and oysters and... More 

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Thank simnznc06
Durham, North Carolina
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

I shouldn't tell you that because then you'll go, and there will be a longer wait for a table, and we'll have to eat at the bar again, and well..... oh. Wait. That's not so bad either. We've had dinner here many many times, and never has it been a disappointment. Favorites are the mussels, and whatever is on special.... More 

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Thank AmyHoo
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

KITCHEN was a favorite when it first openend. In the last several visits it has been mediocre, most recently yesterday's lunch. I ordered Thai Mussels in a coconut broth, always served with Fries. While the broth was excessively spiced due to a misunderstanding on the waitresse's part (I had requested that the meal be served hot) the French fries were... More 

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Thank ghminiter
North Carolina
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85 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Upon entering Kitchen the atmosphere is dark and small but the hostess was welcoming and quickly seated us. The tables aren't very cozy and the bright light from the kitchen was distracting. The server read the specials from the board on the wall & didn't seem overly informed about the dishes. The Butternut Squash Risotto was ok but not good... More 

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Thank MoJoJane
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

We have eaten many times at Kitchen. Always enjoy the food, the wine and the friendliness. You can have small plates or a full entree. I love the atmosphere. Very cozy ambience that makes me feel like I am part of a neighborhood bistro.

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Thank Carole_from_GE
Raleigh, North Carolina
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59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Outstanding cuisine fresh inventive and so very delicious!! Lunch or dinner you'll be so very pleased with the casual comfort...relax and enjoy the staff will add to your dining experience. We have always been extremely pleased you will too. Just a short ride from Raleigh or the Bull City.

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Thank Wayne W
Greensboro, North Carolina
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269 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

We dined here on a Saturday evening and were welcomed pleasantly and seated. The restaurant is relatively small. We had the house viognier which was very nice. We ordered the special trout almondine for me and my husband go the special scallops. Both were delicious. The bread on the first serving was light, airy and crusty........yum. They asked if we... More 

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Thank Linda B
Wisconsin
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79 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Warm, intimate restaurant with a welcoming vibe and very good service. Excellent chicken breast and seared salmon. Good well-priced wines by the glass. The pot de creme proved a very satisfying finish to to a very good meal.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 764 MLK Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: 919-537-8167

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, American

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