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Kimball's Kitchen

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1461 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949-4635
252-261-8419
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: If a special evening of dining is in your plans, look no further than...
If a special evening of dining is in your plans, look no further than Kimball’s Kitchen, formerly the Left Bank. Located on the Soundside of the Sanderling Resort, Kimball’s offers glorious view of the Currituck Sound and its inspiring sunsets, outstanding service and a world class menu. Kimball’s Kitchen offers everything that is special about both the Sanderling and the Outer Banks. Spotlighting local, grass-fed prime steaks, freshly caught local seafood, and an extensive raw bar selection, the restaurant creates a great dining experience with an upscale coastally casual environment. Of particular note are the numerous varieties of local oysters and the classic seafood tower, with a daily changing list of locally caught fish and seafood. Daily pasta and risotto specials are accompanied by an extensive Wine Spectator wine and champagne list. Children are welcome and are served smaller portions of the standard menu with a 50% price break.
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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great filet, slow service

The food was great! We had a ribeye steak as well as a filet mignon. Both were delicious. The service, however, did not match the service expected to be given at such an expensive restaurant

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2015
Katherine S
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Dallas, Texas
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We ate here last year and had a good time, but the food was problematic, so we tried it again this year, and it was terrible. I had the Oysters again this year. Last year they were chilled, and tasted fresh as the ocean, this year they were not very cold, and the wonderful liquor was missing from the oyster,... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Over the years, I have always chosen the Sanderling for the tranquility, attention to detail and quality. I have never been disappointed with the service extended by Sanderling and its staff and this encompasses Kimball's Kitchen. Kimball's Kitchen completes Sanderlings dedication to quality. Perfectly cooked food throughout the menu along with an outstanding selection of oysters. Service staff is on... More 

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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Fine dining at it's best with a view unmatched on the Outer Banks. We dined at Kimball's, which was especially convenient staying at the Sanderling Resort, for an early anniversary dinner. Not disappointed. Excellent menu, friendly staff and one of the best bar drinks I've ever had. (Not sure of the name, but it has Blueberry Stoli and Chambord.) Trying... More 

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sanderlingresort, Director of Sales at Kimball's Kitchen, responded to this review

Happy Anniversary! We are glad this was a memorable one for you. The name of the drink is Blueberry Rain and it is Blueberry Stoli, Chambord and Lemon. We hope you will join us soon. More 

Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The portions are small,specialy the fish plates.stay away. The ribey is the only deal.The atmosphere is OK nothing exceptional,poor decoration or none.The sunset is the attraction if you never saw one.The service is not at the level of pricing,Staff are not fine dining trained with a y'all and leisure attitude.

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sanderlingresort, Director of Sales at Kimball's Kitchen, responded to this review

We are sorry that we did not meet your expectations. We will continue to strive to offer the best culinary and service experience on the beach. More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The food, the service, and the atmosphere at Kimball's are top notch. Every course of the meal got better. And, the macaroons at the end are a delightful surprise! The wait staff was professional and friendly. The synchronized raising of the shades to view the sunset is an impressive touch. I have dined at some excellent restaurants and this is... More 

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sanderlingresort, Director of Sales at Kimball's Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and recommendations to other diners. We are pleased to be your Top Choice and look forward to having you dine with us again in the near future. More 

Horsham, Pennsylvania
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86 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Good meal! Was treated to a well prepared meal of swordfish which was the fresh catch. The only comment to make negatively is the table we sat at. From my chair, my wife had a great view of the setting sun while I had a great view of the wall behind her. As we sat down, my wife offered me... More 

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sanderlingresort, Director of Sales at Kimball's Kitchen, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your meal at Kimball's Kitchen and we appreciate the review. More 

Newport News, Virginia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The atmosphere and sunset views were wonderful-the food itself however, left something to be desired. The filet was fatty and undercooked, the lobster ravioli bland, but the service was wonderful. While in a beautifully arranged dining room with spectacular service, the food itself is not worth the price and will not be returned to by this unimpressed couple.

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sanderlingresort, Director of Sales at Kimball's Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We appreciate you sharing what you did and did not like about your experience and it will help us to improve. More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We had a little bit of everything on the menu and it was fantastic. I would highly recommend this restaurant!

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sanderlingresort, Director of Sales at Kimball's Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad you had a sampling and enjoyed everything. Thank you for recommending to other travelers. More 

Baltimore, Maryland
Level Contributor
18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Recently we visited the Sanderling Resort to celebrate a friend's milestone birthday, capping off the visit with dinner at Kimball's Kitchen. We had dined at this location previously, when it operated as The Left Bank, so we expected a special experience. Sadly, we were disappointed. While we made our reservation well in advance, asking for a table by the window... More 

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sanderlingresort, Director of Sales at Kimball's Kitchen, responded to this review

We are sorry you did not have a memorable dining experience at Kimball's Kitchen. While it is very different than the old Left Bank the quality and flavors of the meal should exceed expectations. We apologize it did not. Unfortunately everyone requests a window seat and while we wish we could honor all the requests each night we apologize we... More 

Dallas, Texas
Level Contributor
34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The food was great! We had a ribeye steak as well as a filet mignon. Both were delicious. The service, however, did not match the service expected to be given at such an expensive restaurant

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sanderlingresort, Director of Sales at Kimball's Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and dining with us at Kimball's Kitchen. We appreciate the compliments to our culinary team and we will ensure our level of services matches that experience. More 

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Additional Information about Kimball's Kitchen

Address: 1461 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949-4635
Phone Number: 252-261-8419
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Duck
Open Hours:
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 48 - 90
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1461 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949-4635
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Duck
  • Phone Number: 252-261-8419

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 48 - 90
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients

Description

If a special evening of dining is in your plans, look no further than Kimball’s Kitchen, formerly the Left Bank. Located on the Soundside of the Sanderling Resort, Kimball’s offers glorious view of the Currituck Sound and its inspiring sunsets, outstanding service and a world class menu. Kimball’s Kitchen offers everything that is special about both the Sanderling and the Outer Banks. Spotlighting local, grass-fed prime steaks, freshly caught local seafood, and an extensive raw bar selection, the restaurant creates a great dining experience with an upscale coastally casual environment. Of particular note are the numerous varieties of local oysters and the classic seafood tower, with a daily changing list of locally caught fish and seafood. Daily pasta and risotto specials are accompanied by an extensive Wine Spectator wine and champagne list. Children are welcome and are served smaller portions of the standard menu with a 50% price break.
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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