100 Very Best Restaurants: #18 – Kinship

Roast chicken. Photograph by Scott Suchman

About Kinship

1015 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

Eric Ziebold and Célia Laurent’s Shaw dining room, with its firelit entry room and cozy gray booths, has a luxe-­minimalist, and very French, sensibility. Ziebold’s menu—divided into sections like “history” and “craft”—is eclectic, with hearty dishes such as stuffed pork loin (a Ziebold family recipe) next to a painterly dish of sea scallops “avgolemono” with creamy orzo. To start, there’s a lovely pâté de campagne with tangy-sweet marinated cauliflower. Or head to the “indulgence” section for longtime standbys like lobster French toast or chips with caviar and crème fraîche. Expensive.