While I don’t agree with the recent assertions that Washington DC is the restaurant city of the year, it very well may be the most improved. After a very long and stressful work day Kinship provided a calm oasis in an extremely well designed space that did make me think “Am I really in DC?” Overall a very solid meal with some unexpected and creative menu items like the lobster french toast which was certainly a loose interpretation but delicious. My only small complaint would be that the amount of dashi gelee overwhelmed the tuna tataki but once I pushed the majority of it aside, a delicious dish. If I lived in the neighborhood exactly the type of place where I would want to be a regular.
Yellowfin tuna tataki – spring onion and butter pickle salad, shiso tempura and dashi broth
Pan seared redfish – shrimp and ham hock jambalya
Sauteed atlantic halibut – spring asparagus, royal trumpets, potato confit and tarragon-asparagus emulsion
Parker house rolls
Beef rib eye
Lobster french toast