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764 MLK Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 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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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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417 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank CarolinaBecky
Durham, North Carolina
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars 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 

Thank PVS2012
Chapel Hill, NC
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95 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank LiveWellTravelWell
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71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Our time at Kitchen was very nice. It's a small place & the atmosphere was pleasant. There was a wait for a table so we went to the bar & had a glass of wine. The bartender was very knowledgeable & reviewed the menu with us. I have to be gluten free & one other had an allergy to garlic.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
French, Gluten Free Options, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
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?