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764 MLK Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC
919-537-8167
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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent and casual

The food at Kitchen is excellent. Three of us had five different dishes (2 of us ordered the same entree). Everything was superb - absolutely delicious! It's got a fairly casual vibe - no reservations, a hand-written menu on the wall, friendly service. Most of what we had were specials from off... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Durham, NC
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Durham, NC
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99 reviews 99 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The food at Kitchen is excellent. Three of us had five different dishes (2 of us ordered the same entree). Everything was superb - absolutely delicious! It's got a fairly casual vibe - no reservations, a hand-written menu on the wall, friendly service. Most of what we had were specials from off the board, so I can't recommend anything specifically.... More 

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W. Hartford, CT
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135 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

our first visit here, rec'd by daughter who lives in CH. Three of us had mussels with three different sauces, all very good. Came with delicious frites, but no toast or bread for dipping, had to ask for that. One had beef shank, tasted good and tender but had some gristle. Nice wine and beer selection. Service was fine, a... More 

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Chapel Hill
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Kitchen is a lot like our own kitchen: small, a bit overcrowded, mostly populated with faces we know and love, family favorites served on every plate. The mussels never disappoint. The wine and beer are trustworthy and rewarding. The vegetarians, pescetarians and meat-eaters always find something to savor on the menu or the specials. The servers are well-trained and It's... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Kitchen is located in an unassuming strip mall in north Chapel Hill. Another review mentions that it's dark, loud and crowded. Well, that's all true, so if that bothers you Kitchen might not be for you. I'd prefer to be glass half full and look at it as cozy and lively. In any case, the food and service are great... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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68 reviews 68 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

Kitchen is a small restaurant with an emphasis on freshness . It has fewer offerings but different from most restaurants. The wines are diverse. You can make reservations for six or more people so get there early to be seated. It is dinner only. The entrees range up to $28.00.

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Washington DC
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108 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Dark, crowded, loud for starters - with a TV going on at an open bar visible from the entire restaurant (ick for anything BUT a bar where you want to see TV). Menu ordinary - food preparation more so especially at the price. And people stand in line for THIS? You have got to be kidding.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

There was a saying in Manhatten that the worst thing that can happen to a restaurant is a great review in the New York Times. The place gets very busy, the chef demands a raise ( which he doesn't get , then quits) and high standards fall by the wayside. Hopefully , things are different here in the South. That... More 

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Virginia Beach, VA
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129 reviews 129 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I am not a foodie. Not a connoisseur of anything. I just like good food and I don't want to pay till it hurts to get it. That being said, the dinner that my husband and I enjoyed Sunday night at K was truly amazing. Here's what we liked: 1. Nice wine list. 2. Chewy, crusty bread with fresh butter... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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: American

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