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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
When we arrived, the restaurant was smokey. We thought something burnt in the kitchen, but it turns out there is an air conditioning issue, so they have a temporary unit which is too close to the kitchen ventilation. The waitress informed us that it was the best it has been in over three weeks. The building is beautiful with a great view. The food was very good and the wine was reasonably priced. Still a $500 dinner for four with two sharing a meal and one vegetarian that got only sides. Doug the sommelier was awesome. I would go back, but only after the air conditioning/ventilation issue is fixed.
We had a great dinner here, including a lovely gimlet, an interesting watermelon salad, potato pancakes with caviar, good swordfish and filet, and scallops. Nice wine list.
The disappointment was chicken and waffles-- waffles were good, but chicken medallions included some gristly areas. Not acceptable at those prices.
Unbelievable ambiance with a gorgeous sound view. So much better than when it was left bank! Ghastly expensive but absolutely delicious. I had scallops with lump crab and although slightly cooler than I would have liked, still delicious. Only downside was the ridiculous wine pour! 20 dollar glass should be at least 4 oz, and I kid you not, I received about a 2.5 oz pour. Also, behind bar could be tidier. Love open kitchen! Daughter had lanb and it was surreal.
We have not found a "favorite" Outer Banks Restaurants since Elizabeth's closed several years ago. We have tried Aqua and The Blue Pointe - but each year we are a bit disappointed by our one "fancy" night out on vacation. This year was a welcome surprise - and our new FAVORITE Outer Banks vacation date night. Our waiter, Jon, was wonderful. Great sense of humor and all of his recommendations (Bloody Mary, Foie Gras and Bread Pudding) were perfect! The view of the sound was beautiful even though we had just had a huge storm - and the food was above and beyond. My husband had a Filet and I had the Scallops. They were both fabulous....and I would highly recommend. We will definitely be back next year.
Lovely place and very good food. The noise level was high and the acoustics so poor that we had to really lean across the table for the 4 of us to have any conversation. While the service was good, we all felt rushed - and we were! Cocktails, appetizers, entree and dessert and we were out of there in one hour. Not what I would have wanted in a $$$$ restaurant.
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.
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.
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.
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