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Kitchen

764 MLK Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC
919-537-8167
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English first
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

For day in day out quality, consistency, and bursting flavors, this is my favorite restaurant in CH. The smoked blue fish is almost sublime. No one has better duck confit; it is lofty, falling off the bone almost with your mere gaze. The french tarts for dessert are very good. The mussels are good but what is different is that... More

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Cary, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

For some reason the rating go from "Very Good" (4*) to "Average" (3*). My real rating is 3.5* ("good") We came for lunch, having been there for dinner two years ago. It wasn't quite as good this time. My wife had mussels and fries. It was a Very large portion but they just didn't have a lot of flavor this... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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82 reviews 82 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I had not been back to Kitchen in a couple of years. We went there for lunch. Not very many customers there. I ordered the salad nicoise. It was disappointing. Two small pieces of seared tuna. They tasted fishy and had little flavor. The salad was supposed to have anchovies. There was some sort of small fish, perhaps smelts or... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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58 reviews 58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Dick knows how to cook and Sue, how to host. It was a wonderful dinner, with a triple cheese appetizer followed by mussels/frites and a hangar steak salad. The bottle of Cote de Rhone suggested paired beautifully with the meals we selected. The chocolate creme pot was the perfect ending to share.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We headed to Chapel Hill to drop our first born child off at college. We stayed at a nice condo through AIRBNB, and the owner recommended Kitchen to us. We met the owner at the door, and she was friendly, informative, and helpful. They did not have a table available immediately, so we ran some errands and returned. She had... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We've never had a bad meal at Kitchen. We love the use of local ingredients, the true Bistro feel and the seasonal dishes. Casual and elegance together. Absolutely fabulous and perfect late night romantic rendezvous but also a great place to meet friends

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durham, nc
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85 reviews 85 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Pros: Imaginative, well prepared food, reasonable wine list, ample parking. Cons: No reservations for less than six people. Can get crowded. No wine chillers. The kitchen smells pervade the dining area--not always a good thing. Tips: Bring your own wine chillerif you wish to linger over a bottle of white wine. Overall rating 3.5 stars out of 5. This is... More

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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We've been here many times and the food and service have never failed us. I especially love the rotating smoked fish starter or the salmon on lentils. Portions are excellent. Even better they serve later into the evening- with a smile! Be sure to try the pickle plate, always a treat!

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

My husband took me to celebrate our wedding anniversary and it was really the best place to eat in all the area. The food was absolutely delicious, especially the the goat cheese starter and Thai mussels. Felt like back in Europe! The service and atmosphere were cozy ad welcoming. highly recommend it!

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Melbourne, Florida
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121 reviews 121 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Hard to see from the street. Really nice little French bistro in a small strip mall. Owner's wife greeted us and during the evening made sure everything was great. Our server was Brian and he was fast, friendly and knowledgeable. We shared an order of mussels, beet salad, and short-ribs with mashed potatoes and broccoli. Cherry custard dessert was excellent... More

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

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