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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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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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    Very good
  • 16
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  • 7
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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
Fine dining is alive and well at Kimball's Kitchen

I was a little skeptical of Kimball's having been a fan of the Left Bank. To my surprise the ambience is still simple and elegant and the views of the bay are still the best in town. The cocktails were the best we've had in the obx. We started the oysters from prince Edwards island and then had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
luxurybarginlover
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Reston, Virginia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Reston, Virginia
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71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I was a little skeptical of Kimball's having been a fan of the Left Bank. To my surprise the ambience is still simple and elegant and the views of the bay are still the best in town. The cocktails were the best we've had in the obx. We started the oysters from prince Edwards island and then had the beet... More 

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Wyckoff, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Food is fabulous and views are fantastic! The restaurant has a nice wine list. On the expensive side but definitely recommended for couples; must visit at least once while in Duck or Corolla.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We arrived for the reservation a few minutes early, and were told it would be a few minutes. 25 minutes after the reservation time, we were seated. No apologies offered. Although we requested a window table, we were not seated at either of the two empty window tables. We were placed in the middle of the room. The waitress came... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We had dined here when it was called Left Bank and remembered what a amazing evening we had so decided to go again during our visit to Outer Banks. My husband did it up right - making spa appointments next door at Sanderling Spa with enough time to dress for dinner and head across the parking lot to Kimball's Kitchen.... More 

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sanderlingresort, Manager at Kimball's Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you so much for joining us at Kimball's Kitchen as well as the spa. That is definitely the way to do it! Glad you witnessed one of those stunning sunsets and enjoyed your culinary experience. We hope you will return on a future visit to Duck. More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Service was friendly. Menu selection looked nice. Wine selection was decent. However, for what you pay, the food was not spectacular, merely good. (I categorized this as "fine dining" merely for its price, not the actual food.) My husband had bison and while the cut looked nice, it had little flavor. I had the flounder stuffed with crab and it,... More 

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sanderlingresort, Manager at Kimball's Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We wish it had been a memorable experience for you. We appreciate the feedback. After the Left Bank did have a dress code, we tried not to have one but it was actually at the guests request that we put something in place. More 

Chantilly, Virginia
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Absolutely fabulous. See full review in my review of the Sanderling Resort. Food and wine were tremendous. The view of the Sound provides the perfect ambiance and the service in the restaurant and the bar are peerless in the Outer Banks.

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sanderlingresort, Manager at Kimball's Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you for enjoying a culinary experience at Kimball's Kitchen. We know there are alot of options. We are glad this one ranks up to the top for you on the OBX. We hope to see you again soon. More 

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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We visited Kimball's Kitchen for the third year in a row. It's become a tradition for us.the food was good but not all that exceptional. I had grouper and my husband had filet mignon. We split a salad and a side. We had three glasses of wine between us. I was offended when upon ordering our waitress suggested we were... More 

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sanderlingresort, Manager at Kimball's Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the meal and the service. We regret the flies were a part of that. We believe we have remedied that. We hope you will make it a fourth trip in next year to give us another try. More 

Richmond, Virginia
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

3 out of our 4 meals were fabulous. My husbands steak was overcooked. I would go again. The atmosphere and views are great. Service superior and wine fantastic. Not a place for kids

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sanderlingresort, Manager at Kimball's Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We want all four meals to be perfect! We hope we will have another opportunity to make that right. More 

Ohio
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Beautiful sound-side view from a dining area built to appreciate it from every angle. Everything was top notch from attention to detail on every dish, delectable cocktails, great wine menu and outstanding menu options which catered to the tastes of all of our dinner companions. Our server was both knowledgable and friendly. This spot is a definite for all of... More 

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sanderlingresort, Manager at Kimball's Kitchen, responded to this review

We appreciate the review and that you dined with us at Kimball's Kitchen to enjoy the service and culinary experience. We appreciate the referral and hope to see you next season. More 

Fayetteville, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

My husband and I ate here our final night staying at the Sanderling Resort. The food was superb and the service was excellent. The view of the sunset was magnificent. All round a wonderful dinner - will most certainly return. We had oysters, crab, filet mignon (husband), flounder(me) - all were served artistically and everything was delicious!

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sanderlingresort, Manager at Kimball's Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guest at the Sanderling and choosing to dine with us at Kimball's Kitchen. We are glad it was a memorable night and hope to seat you again in the future. We appreciate the review. More 

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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, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine

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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