Kinmont is the very first sustainable fish and seafood restaurant in Chicago. We believe in ethical fishing practices, and feature rough fish — some of the most sustainable on the planet. Our menu is ever-changing, as we source seafood daily and supplement local fish with ethically sourced product from both coasts. While seafood is our focus, there's still plenty of food for landlubbers, including vegetables, meats and our celebrated burger.
Seafood, Contemporary American, American
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday-Saturday 5pm - 10pm
Between Sedgwick and Hudson
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
Ample street parking
1.5 blocks west of Chicago/Brown Line
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Kinmont Ratings and Reviews
This was our third visit to Kinmont and ...
This was our third visit to Kinmont and once again it was spectacular. We had a small platter of seafood and everything was so fresh. For dessert we had key lime pie and the beignets. They were decedent and the right amount of sweet. Their cocktails are also awesome. We recommend the Evil Doer. The cost is a good balance. You get more than what you pay for sure.
5 stars for the third time.
Our waiter was amazing. He was knowledge ...
Our waiter was amazing. He was knowledgeable about all of the items on the menu and his recommendations were on point. When he found out it was our wedding anniversary, sent us champagne. Very nice touch.
The mixed drinks were amazing. No fillers. Not heavy on the gun. Fantastic.
We found this restaurant via a google se ...
We found this restaurant via a google search on restaurants serving trout in Chicago. The restaurant is hidden away on a street with little traffic. We are glad we found it. The trout and lake michigan perch were excellent. The sides were also very good - I recommend the carrots with pumpkin spice granola. And the house made key lime pie was also excellent. If you are looking for a great seafood restaurant in Chicago that is off the main street, this is the place to go. Also, it is only about 2 blocks to the brown line El train (Chicago street station). Get off at the Superior street exit and walk west.
We ate here last Saturday night...The at ...
We ate here last Saturday night...The atmosphere was very casual and the service was good..The food was just okay for me...didn't live up to the price point in my mind. Perhaps this place is better to come for the many daily specials that they have here... like their oyster happy hour and 3$ burger special. We did have a great mussel appetizer...was in a red sauce with fennel and it was excellent. Our entrees were just okay...I had the skate..which had a hint of ammonia in the after taste which is very off putting to me..I've experienced this before in Italy when eating fresh fish and just couldn't get past that aftertaste. Other than the mussels everything else just cowered in taste and quality in my eye...not sure i will try this place again as there are so many great seafood restaurants in Chicago these days
Love Kinmont! I ate there 2 nights in a ...
Love Kinmont! I ate there 2 nights in a row. Had such a great time Friday sitting outside. So I went back on Saturday. With a holiday weekend, I knew it was going to be slow. Plus, I really wanted to try the skate special. Delicious! And the burger on Friday night was divine!
Our group's visit at Kinmont was good, b ...
Our group's visit at Kinmont was good, but not great. We dined there on at 8:00pm on Friday, but barely a third of the tables were in use. We opted for the more lively 6-table sidewalk seating. Service was attentive and knowledgeable. We tried a few of the craft cocktails, enjoyed a plate of delicious oysters and not-so-delicious hush puppies. Entrees were also a bit hit-or-miss. The trout was a perfect portion and generously garnished, but the small salmon main left a bit to be desired. We also ordered a side of the squash which was way over-seasoned. I am not a dessert person so I can't speak to the key lime pie that my fellow diners ordered. Overall, Kinmont is good, but falls short of exceptional due to the inconsistency of dish quality
We are regular visitors to Kinmont, and ...
We are regular visitors to Kinmont, and don't often submit reviews as there seems to be a limit to the number of times we can say how good the food is and how wonderful the staff is. But this past Saturday night we visited with a friend who had never been before. It gave her the opportunity to try three appetizers, three mains, two sides and two desserts. She raved! She loved the room, enjoyed the service and couldn't say enough great things about the food.
We were glad she enjoyed herself and it was really nice to hear her say the thing we should say more often...THIS IS A GREAT RESTAURANT!
Our raw seafood was not consumable. We h ...
Our raw seafood was not consumable. We had a major issue with cleanliness of the oysters and weren't even given a discount on the overall bill. The bar staff was very nice and knowledgeable. I will not be returning and will not be recommending the restaurant to anyone.
We started off with the fish charcuterie ...
We started off with the fish charcuterie and roasted mussels. Both were very good, but the fish charcuterie was the best we have ever had. For dinner we had the catch of the day whitefish and skuna salmon. Both were cooked to perfection.
Kinmont is a gem! The food is always ama ...
Kinmont is a gem! The food is always amazing, the burger is the best I have ever tasted, yes it's better than Au Cheval, the fish is always fresh, the oysters are always delicious! Their wine menu is awesome and the people that work there are the BEST! Greg, the manager, is magic, he always makes us feel welcome, and we get a 5 star treatment every time we go there! Greg and his team, create a wonderful dining experience every time! An absolute must, hidden gem!
Branzino, Hush Puppies, and Scallops wer ...
Branzino, Hush Puppies, and Scallops were great. Would recommend stressing severly if you have dietary restrictions, or allergies, as mine were over-looked. I was appalled when I noticed bacon in my dish after asking multiple times for NO bacon.
We made a last minute reservation here b ...
We made a last minute reservation here because it was close to where we lived and we were very impressed with our experience. The service and the food were fantastic and we would recommend this place to anyone. Very friendly staff and great atmosphere.
As always, Kinmont does not disappoint. ...
As always, Kinmont does not disappoint. The service, food, and drinks were great.
I tried their lobster roll for the first time and it was delish! It came with chips, which were also amazing! Kudos to Dennis and the team!
Food was great. Was craving oysters for my birthday and this place delivered. They had a large variety of oysters which was fantastic. Only problem I had was that they ran out of certain fish that were on the menu, but I guess that is expected when there is a certain quantity of fresh coming in each day. The Lobster Rolls could also have used a little more lobster meat. It was more heavy on the bread side, which was delicious by the way, but a little more lobster meat goes a long way. Service was great. Waiters were very friendly and knowledgeable. I had a few old fashion's that were delicious. Overall great experience.
We had visited Kinmont once in the past ...
We had visited Kinmont once in the past and we were very excited to come back. Superior service, our waitress was helpful and knowledgeable. The menu offered many options including kid friendly alternatives. Main dishes were well executed. However (and very sorry, there were flaws), French fries that were cold and soggy also made their way into the table. Definitely not the worst thing ever. We will certainly come back, get another evil doer ready.
The service was outstanding and our waiter was incredibly knowledgeable, food was delicious, and ambiance was great.
The only thing I could possibly include as negative from this experience was that one of our party complained of the chair being a bit uncomfortable. I will definitely be returning.
The shellfish and fish were superb. We got a Kinmont tower and it was outstanding. The whole Branzino was fabulous. The staff could not have been any nicer or more accommodating. The wine list is good not great, but they have very reasonable corkage. Overall we were very pleasantly surprised by this place.
Both my husband and I got food poisoning from here so I can't recommend it.
If we hadn't, I'd probably rate the food a 3.5, service was and ambience were very good.
Fish charcuterie was pretty good, I liked the trout spread, tuna was decent and the salmon wasn't very good.
Parker house rolls were decent but were room temp even though they come out in a cast iron pan.
Ordered white fish with a caper lemon beurre blanc sauce which was awful. Tasted like they poured a jar of capers over it and called it a day. Fish decently cooked but fishy.
Crab roll was good on nice warm bread.
Beignets were the highlight- warm and pillowy.
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