This award-winning and James Beard-nominated namesake restaurant of power culinary couple, Joe and Katy Kindred, is located in Davidson across the street from Davidson College. More than a college town restaurant, Kindred is a flagship dining experience – from their milk bread to their squid ink pasta. With a seasonal menu, and serving lunch and dinner, you can expect something different each time you visit.
Cuisine Type: Farm-to-table
Ambience: Fine Dining
Price Range: $$$
We drove 2.5 hours just to eat at Kindred, and it was worth every mile! The staff was very kind, and every dish we ordered was immaculate. The squid ink pasta was my favorite though.
Kindred was absolutely amazing! The ambiance was modern art deco and although we didn't sit outside, the side patio looked lovely as well. We started with the pickles and duck fat potatoes and split the gnocchi ragu and mushroom tagliatelle. All of which were stunning - we literally ate every morsel of food they served it was so good. Our server was also well informed about the menu, attentive, and friendly. Bonus that you could scan a QR code on the bill and pay virtually! We will definitely return and recommend to our friends!
A+ service. These people legit want you to have a great experience, and it SHOWS. The food is satisfying and well-prepared, the drinks are delicious, and MY GOODNESS that milk bread they bring out is truly amazing. You'll like it here.
I proposed to my girlfriend last night. Manager Tammy and waitperson Abigail were absolutely perfect in executing everything I'd asked for ahead of time. They were generous, flawlessly professional in all ways, and celebrated along with us. The food was amazing, as always. We will carry fond memories of this night and cherish our evening for years. Bravo Kindred!
Fantastic food service bread. The only challenge is the wine pour. The smallest glass of wine I've ever been served in my life. Get a bottle or bring your own.