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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
THERE'S A REASON IT'S POPULAR

The reason Kitchen in Chapel Hill is popular is simple: very good food in the French style, friendly staff; small and intimate, but not fancy: no white table cloths or rigamarole. I sat at the kitchen end of the bar and could watch the cooks through the kitchen door. What fun. Periodically, the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

The reason Kitchen in Chapel Hill is popular is simple: very good food in the French style, friendly staff; small and intimate, but not fancy: no white table cloths or rigamarole. I sat at the kitchen end of the bar and could watch the cooks through the kitchen door. What fun. Periodically, the head chef/owner would come out to greet... More 

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Bay City, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Quite some variety in a limited menu - small plates and full sized entrees provided options for everyone. A good selection of wine and beers. Does not take reservations so you might find yourself waiting but the wait is worth it.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Kitchen is our favorite bistro in Chapel Hill. One of their special events (occasional wine or even cider tasting dinners) Included a champagne brunch to celebrate their Fifth anniversary. As usual, the owner and her wait staff were charming. The simple brunch was delicious-borscht and blintzes for me while my husband opted for all oysters. Mimosas completed the meal. Our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

Off the beaten track, and a favorite of locals, you would probably never even consider Kitchen if you drove by it. Assuming you would even notice it. A small place that won't take dinner reservations, but absolutely excellent food, friendly service, and reasonable prices for this level of quality. I feel conflicted writing a review. Telling more people may make... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

My husband and I decided to try Kitchen after reading the reviews, as we are exploring the restaurants in Chapel Hill. We welcomed to the restaurant and seated quickly. We did go soon after they opened at 5:00pm and there were already many tables and most of the bar already taken up with patrons. This was a good sign. We... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

My first time at Kitchen. Joined 3 friends for lunch. Two had been there in the past and recommended it. Good choice! We all ordered different items, and all were very pleased - one of us in currently on the Atkins Diet, so requested hamburger, no bun, no house special sauce, and those adjustments were no problem. Service excellent -... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Kitchen is alive with farm fresh ingredients!! Always expertly crafted and prepared with affection. Kitchen is relaxing not pretentious with a staff eager to guide you towards a memorable meal. Great for lunch or dinner.. Kitchen offers everything you need to enjoy a great Carolina adventure.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I enjoyed Kitchen so much for dinner that I went back for lunch today. Dinner was perfect with four renditions of extraordinary mussels. You have to ask for bread, but they are happy to give it to you when you ask. Great waiters who could really explain the menu. Today I met a friend who had never been there. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We went here before the theater. As usual the food was great and well presented. We had Oysters on the half shell (two types), Duck confit which we have had many times before and lamb belly which seemed appropriate for the first night of Passover, somehow. They were all terrific. The lamb belly was particularly tasty this evening. For dessert... More 

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Durham, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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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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