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About Kimball's Kitchen
Located on the Soundside of the Sanderling Resort, Kimball’s offers glorious view of the Currituck Sound and its inspiring sunsets, outstanding service and a world class menu.
Spotlighting Certified Angus Beef, freshly caught local seafood and oysters, the restaurant creates a great dining experience with an upscale coastally casual environment. Daily pasta and risotto specials are accompanied by an extensive Wine Spectator wine and champagne list. Children are welcome and are served smaller portions of the standard menu with a 50% price break.
“Resort Chic” – Relaxed business dress. Dress pants or shorts with a collared shirt for the gentleman and comparable resort wear for the ladies. We ask that you leave the beach behind along with any hats, denim or casual attire.
Please contact the restaurant directly at 252-261-8419 for parties of 6 or more.
Duck, NC 27949
Hours of Operation:
Blonde Onyx Bar: 5pm - closing
May 2nd-October 21st: 5:00pm-10:00pm seatings available
(Please contact the restaurant directly at 252-261-8419 for parties of 6 or more.)
May 38th-October 8th: 11:00am-3:00pm seatings available
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Chef du Cuisine Tyler Powell
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
The restaurant is available November- April for private events. During season it is available Monday.
Kimball's Kitchen Ratings and Reviews
Kimball's Kitchen was the perfect restaurant for our anniversary dinner. After indulging in massages at the spa next door, we took in the view of the sunset with a decadent dinner made up of local ingredients carefully curated into a mouthwatering presentation. Leave room for dessert. You will not be disappointed!
Celebrated Fether's Day with kids home from college. Great atmosphere, wonderful food and wine service. Custom cocktails were wonderful to start the celebration. Knowledgeable sommelier offered interesting pairings for wine with dinner that we truly enjoyed. Food is locally sourced, beautifully prepared. Service was flawless. It's a rare treat that we can get all of our kids in the same place at the same time, let alone for a whole evening. This dinner made a special occasion even more memorable because of the wonderful meal, ambience and flawless service. Highly recommend!!
Celebrated two anniversaries (70th & 45th) and wanted a restaurant more upscale. Atmosphere was just what we were looking for. Food was very good and service was excellent. I called a day in advance and asked if Kimball's could put a few flowers on the table for the occasion. They did and the flowers were right out of their own garden. They looked great. Price was reasonable for five adult diners. Will return on the next special occasion.
Had a "no kids dinner" while on vacation with my wife. We dined at Kimballs previously and it was everything that we remembered. Food was amazing and service was top notch. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a upscale dinner while in the OBX.
We've lived in the Outer Banks for the past five years and this was our first visit to Kimball's Kitchen. We avoid Duck, Sanderling and Corolla in the summer but this was early June and our wedding anniversary, so we were treating ourselves to a new experience.
The pluses: Wonderful ala carte menu with large meat options. We chose the 22 oz cajun ribeye and shared it, ordering fingerling au gratin potatoes, Brussel sprouts, creamed spinach, a wedge salad and a Soundside Seasonal Salad to go along with it. I must say that we enjoyed everything we ordered. All dishes were tasty, contained interesting ingredients and left us more than full. I can't forget the strawberry cream puff. The server said she and her kids picked the strawberries that day. It was delicious! The service was impeccable...I wish I could remember our servers name. She was very knowledge on the wines, made recommendations for choices under each category and was right on hand when we needed her but was not overbearing. In addition the view is wonderful of the sound and marsh...a beautiful choice for sunset.
The minuses: There were many open tables, even one near a window which we had requested when we made our reservation. Instead of placing us in a better location we were placed right next to a large table of at least 18 people including a fussy baby, and several small children who sat together at the far end of the table (next to our table). As soon as we sat down the baby started crying loudly. The hostess still placed us there. My husband had to go out and ask her if we could have the table by the window instead. She kindly moved us but I saw it as a bit thoughtless since so many other tables were available. Secondly, the leather chairs for seating around the tables are tired. The cushions sink in and you feel like you are too low for the table. Prices are a bit on the high side.
Considering the pluses and minuses I would definitely return. We had a wonderful evening.
Wonderful atmosphere with delicious food. The fresh local line caught swordfish was tasty and tender . The speciality potatoe a must have and strawberry shortcake puff pastry was flakey, warm and the perfect ending. Gorgeous view of the sunset and water. Attentive service. Great evening of dining @ Kimball's Kitchen.
Wonderful service and fantastic food! We loved the menu and had the pleasure of meeting the chef. He has done a terrific job of incorporating numerous dishes with his own distinct flair on each.
Certainly a must try if you are in the area.
Kimballs never disappoints. Had a special occasion, any everyone went above and beyond to make it a special night. As always, your staff, cuisine and atmosphere is above reproach. Outstanding in all aspects from the time you enter till the time you leave.
We walked into a very smokey room, I guess there had been something burning on the grill and it was very hard to breath for a little while. They kept the doors open to air it out, but tjat brought flies....not good. It was very hot and humid inside, not exactly what you expect from a $300 bill restaurant. The support staff was rude, walking by several tikes without acknowledging my request for bread or water. The oysters were good quality. The Cesar salads were grilled too much and tuened the lettuce slimy. My steak was cooked incorrectly and had to be sent back. For a primarily steak restaurant this was disappointing. All in all a very disappointing meal. We went here all the time when it was formally the Left Bank, and I never was disappointed...but clearly some things have changed. I suggest trying the Paper Canoe next door.
We were on vacation celebrating our anniversary. Website looked good so made reservations. Unfortunately the meal was very mediocre. Dry overcooked filet. Boring sides. The waitstaff kept forgetting us and then apologizing for not coming back sooner. Meal took very long time. The noise was raucous to the point that we had to move our seats closer together so we could have a conversation. The meal was one of the most expensive boring dinners we have had in the US in recent years and the value was nil. We travel often and this was a huge disappointment.
Food service for entrée very slow. Over 75 minutes to get main course. Way to long! Bread service took over 30 minutes. We were told they were baking more, and when it finally came out it was not warm. Also might think about having bread server fill water glasses. Seemed very under staffed. Our water glasses ran dry on two occasions and we noticed at one point there was NO servers in the entire dining area. If you want big steak house prices - provide the same level of service.
In Outer banks for a quick three day get a way. Kimballs was across the street from our hotel. Our waitess Leslie was a special plus. She was professional, friendly, knew the menu well and answered all our questions. Came back the next night not only about the restaurant but also her.
My husband and pride ourselves being foodies. We will try everything, eat anything, go anywhere. Kimball's was by far the best dining experience we have ever had. It was romantic, the service imbecile, the food beyond orgasmic. Every detail fit together and it was perfect. I highly highly recommend it. Treat yourself.
2nd time at Kimbal's . It remains a very good restaurant choice on the Outer Banks. Nice location and very well done modern restaurant layout. Open kitchen with the head chef watching over the dishes as they are prepared and served. Food is very good to excellent. It is not cheap....but also reasonable for the quality it presents. We will be back again. Enjoyed it ...and took friends there this visit. Thanks to the staff and kitchen .
It was everything we expected except the food. Presentation was average , seafood on the tower was not very fresh, shrimp overcooked, grilled Caesar salad seemed only partially grilled. Won't recommend it to anyone until we try under the new chef.
An elegant restaurant for when you want to get away from sun screen, flip flops and deep fried foods. The menu includes many wonderful selections. The veal chop was superb and the oysters entrée was the best my wife has tasted. They have an extensive wine list. Appetizers and deserts were also a hit. The service is spot on and the bartender makes a great martini. The tables are far enough apart which allows you to enjoy quiet conversation. The view is great as well. We vacation in the Outer Banks every year and Kimball's Kitchen will always be included in our plans.
Usually excellent so may have just been an off night. Service was great. Food is where it feel short. Had the seafood tower the lobster and shrimp were excellent but the oysters were below average you would expect a selection of good oysters here but all are very average. This evening three from VA and one from NY. Had the filet and mushroom bread pudding both were just warm, always served on a metal plate which is usually hot but this too was cold? Both were better as leftovers next day at the right temperature. The bread pudding was also just warm but the portion was huge and had excellent flavor. The bread has been disappointing this year it is served with a lovely trio of butter, salt and oil but the let down is a choice of whole wheat or sourdough roll you can find in the supermarket. Wine list has shrunk over the past few years but still has some nice selections.
What a wonderful place. The staff paid attention to all details, showed great teamwork but yet was unobtrusive. The food was excellent. My husband stated it was the best swordfish he had ever had. My pasta with truffle and poached duck egg was out of this world. We wish we lived closer! Well worth every penny.
The service left a lot to be desired. The server was over loaded with too many tables. Drinks took a while to get. The table next to us, after the customers left, remained uncleaned for more than 15 minutes.-- unacceptable for a 4 star restaurant.
It was a good experience overall, but there were definitely problems. One, I asked several questions on my reservation request and no one responded. Guess you don't actually read them? Two, it was very loud. I was hoping to have a conversation with my wife of 25 years (that's what we were celebrating) but we had to shout most of the time. Not fun. Three, my wife ordered a margarita, salted, on the rocks, but apparently your bartender felt his special recipe was better than anyone else's. My wife's lips were on fire because you use jalapeno's in your recipe. It would have been nice if it were mentioned when we ordered it, but she tried to drink it. However, she had to send it back for a new one since she just couldn't take it. The waiter took it back and when he returned it was the exact same drink only more diluted. Really? She took one sip, called the waiter and had to tell him that she wanted one that did not include anything related to jalapeno's. The one she ended up with was sub-par at best. Finally, the steak she received was terrible. I can cook one better than that and I'm not a chef! For the price we paid for this dinner, I expected things far better than this. I guess some folks just accept what you do since you're so "upscale", but us normal folks think your restaurant needs lots of work. We will not be returning and not recommending it to anyone. Least to say, we were very disappointed. It ruined everything good about your restaurant.
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