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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: $$$

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2 weeks ago

Good Food, Great Service with One BIG Opportunity Made reservations for a celebratory anniversary dinner. Greeted warmly and promptly at the front door. Shown to our table upstairs. We ordered a ribeye which was perfectly cooked and very tasty, a Gem salad which was fresh and well plated, but slightly over dressed. Fresh bread was very good. Also ordered one glass of wine and one cocktail: excellent. Our waitress was charming, timely and very knowledgeable about the menu. The team service insured that water refills, dish clearing and food delivery were quick and efficient. So why three stars? One reason: the upstairs area where we were seated was packed with a party of thirty celebrating a high school graduation. So loud that it was almost impossible to hear each other and we both had headaches when we left. The people celebrating werent the problem. They were just having fun and they paid for the room. The disappointment was that the management thought that seating people in that area (for meals that run around $75-$100 per person) was okay when there was a loud and obtrusive party going on five feet away. Unlike other recent reviews we found that the ticket times for food and drinks were very quick, and all portions were appropriate for the price. Just wish theyd told us when we made reservations that it was Davidsons graduation night and that the table they planned on seating us at was going to be in the middle of a party. Well return, but ask questions about the evening activities while making reservations.


Alan Holcomb

2 months ago

Sublime. Perfection. We were seated on time. Excellent, attentive server. Tastiest food we have had in North Carolina since moving from Scottsdale, AZ. Clean, attractive interior. 10/10. We will be coming here many more times. Truly a wonderful dining experience. Well done!


Stephanie Dawson

2 months ago

First time at Kindred and my service was perfect. The hubby took me out for my birthday and I was not disappointed. The price is worth the experience. The staff was amazing, the food was wicked, the drinks were on point. I'm sorry I can't remember my waitresses name, but she was the epitome of excellence.


Adoum Namde

3 months ago

Lovely food. Waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu. Drink was tasty and the bar tender choice was spot on! I recommend the endive salad!


Austin Lynk

4 months ago

Kindred went above and beyond to create a special engagement dinner for my family and I. We sat 10 people in the chefs table in the kitchen and received nothing short of 5-star service and food. If you are opting for the chefs table (which you should), come hungry. I mean VERY hungry. Compliments to the chef and staff - this truly is the best restaurant in NC.

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