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764 MLK Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Kitchen is a tiny restaurant that offers both the highest-class dining experience with a casual atmosphere. Okay, I guess it's business casual, but whatever you call it, it's comfortable! Their moule frites, their mains, desserts, how do you begin? My wife and I have been going here for over 5 years, and each and every time it's been one of... More 

Thank Z8865EWjamesr
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

This is a tiny restaurant that feels like someone's hosted a big dinner party. The servers are very sophisticated with describing the food and spirits. The providential French food is delightful. We've been several times and just love the food and atmosphere.

Thank christineg j
Raleigh, North Carolina
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481 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

Kitchen is a small unpretentious Chapel Hll restaurant in a strip shopping center a bit away from the campus and main business district of Franklin Street. They only take reservations for 6 or more and while they advise you on better times to arrive we found that their prediction was not accurate the Saturday night we arrived so we had... More 

1 Thank CarolinaBecky
Durham, North Carolina
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

We ate pâté, vichyssoise, saffron shrimp artichokes risotto, clams with vegetable sauce. All were delicious! Small and very unassuming place. What s pleasant surprise.

Thank snance13
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

This small intimate French-style restaurant is inconspicuously tucked away in the corner of a small shopping center, but boasts a consistently excellent menu, an eclectic wine list, and a loyal clientele. House specialties include mussels and duck confit. A perfect venue for couples and small groups.

Thank thomasjO8893UX
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

We have been here several times on date nights and with the family. The space is small and often packed. Last night, I ordered the Basque mussels and a glass of Muscadet wine. The mussels were fresh and delicious (cooked just right), and I used the bread to dip into the sauce. YUM. I've had ALL varieties of their mussels... More 

Thank Rachael D
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

I love the food here and have yet to be disappointed. The quarters are rather tight and the service isn't always spectacular, but I'm not complaining about either. I've had the pork, the salmon and daily specials (fish), plus desserts. All excellent.

Thank Jayelle13
Cincinnati, Ohio
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

By recommendation, I stopped at Kitchen during a recent business trip for dinner. I was told the mussels were excellent. After hearing the specials, I decided to try the soft-shell crab over green beans and potatoes. The presentation was awesome, the two crabs were beautiful. Being a northern, I asked about eating the crab. I definitely thought the waiter was... More 

Thank Bob M
Raleigh, North Carolina
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016

Had heard great things about this restaurant, but what I experienced was below average. Soup was bland and lukewarm. Tried the shrimp salad, and the shrimp were only partially deveined, with the veins smeared down the sides of a couple of the shrimp. The avocado was not nearly ripe, and the paltry amount of lettuce and dressing were really not... More 

1 Thank PVS2012
Chapel Hill, NC
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105 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Farm to table local and fresh. We had a big group. Mussels were delicate, fresh and flavorful. This appears to be their best known dish with several options. The saffron risotto with shrimp and some of the most tender artichokes I have eaten was my favorite on this visit. The lemon white wine sauce was exceptional. Salmon with niscoise salad... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?