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Kinkead's
Bob Kinkead's jazzy, relaxed seafood brasserie.
Reviewed By Todd Kliman, Ann Limpert, Cynthia Hacinli
Comments () | Published October 17, 2006
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Kinkead's (Closed)
Address: 2000 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-296-7700
Neighborhood: Foggy Bottom/West End, Downtown
Cuisines: Seafood, Modern, American
Opening Hours: Open for lunch Sunday through Friday 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Open for dinner Sunday through Thursday 5:30 to 10 PM; Friday and Saturday 5:30 to 10:30 PM.
Nearby Metro Stops: Farragut North, Foggy Bottom-GWU
Price Range: Very expensive
Dress: Business Attire
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Recommended
Best Dishes Ipswich clams; oysters on the half shell; any of the rotating list of chowders; crabcake; a filet of cod topped with crab imperial and sided with spoonbread; skate wing, either pan-seared or crusted; apple tarte Tatin.
Price Details: Dinner entrees, $26 to $30.

From January 2006 100 Very Best Restaurants

THE SCENE. This Foggy Bottom roost isn't a favorite only of the K Street business crowd--it's also popular with out-of-towners and legions of locals who cherish it for providing the pampering, but not the fussiness, of fine dining. Regulars know to dine at the lively downstairs bar, packed at lunch and dinner and alive with the sounds of terrific jazz piano.

WHAT YOU'LL LOVE. Pristinely fresh, carefully sourced seafood, attentive service, and consistency through the seasons.

WHAT YOU WON'T. If Kinkead's has a lingering fault, it's that the place runs so efficiently that it feels like a well-oiled machine--hardly the spirit of the brasserie it claims to want to invoke. Expect a perfunctory greeting at the door and service that can be more stilted than personable.

 

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