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764 MLK Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC
+1 919-537-8167
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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85 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have eaten here three times hoping that each time they will have done something about the noise level, but it hasn't changed. The food is not standard fare - which us foodies can appreciate. But if you don't like mushrooms or peppers and are lactose intolerant, it's not always easy to find something to fill you up. The tables... More 

Thank smlnmyt
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This little restaurant is a real gem: authentic French bistro food in a cozy atmosphere. The owner was trained at the famous Frog restaurant in Philadelphia, and it shows. We always get a least one serving of the cream of mushroom soup, and the duck confit is delicious. They offer quartinos of wine, which is a nice touch, and we... More 

Thank Born_2_Travel1709
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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239 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our neighbors introduced us to this French bistro after raving about it. We visited this restaurant for the first time and thoroughly enjoyed it. We loved the tasty salads (roasted beets and arugula) followed by the moules provencal and hanger steak and frites with the ricotta cheesecake for the final course. The cortina of house wines were a nice compliment... More 

Thank Stephen F
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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172 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kitchen is self-billed as a French bistro and measures up to the pleasure I expect of a one, yet it is unquestionably American with enjoyable French inflections. I had the cream of mushroom soup (minced mushrooms, not puréed) and the evening's special sliced duck breast with roasted Brussels sprouts, all very good. My wife had the Roasted Beets and Arugula... More 

Thank Phil W
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260 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

It was our first visit to this restaurant and I can see that we will make this place a "regular" on our return visits to Chapel Hill. We were warmly greeted by Sue at arrival. Both servers were professional and friendly. We started with the escargots and moved on to mussels/fries with a side order of Brussel sprouts. Portions were... More 

1 Thank bamboola
Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Second time here. Love this place. Great food and service. Braised short ribs and grilled brussel sprouts were excellent. Definitely recommend!!

1 Thank Brian M
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Kitchen is a tiny restaurant that offers both the highest-class dining experience with a casual atmosphere. Okay, I guess it's business casual, but whatever you call it, it's comfortable! Their moule frites, their mains, desserts, how do you begin? My wife and I have been going here for over 5 years, and each and every time it's been one of... More 

1 Thank Z8865EWjamesr
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

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.

1 Thank christineg j
Raleigh, North Carolina
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499 reviews
318 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

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 

2 Thank CarolinaBecky
Durham, North Carolina
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 764 MLK Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-537-8167

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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?