For good reason, critics and amateur foodies alike were smitten when Kinship, the restaurant from husband-and-wife team Eric Ziebold and Celia Laurent, opened its doors in January 2016. A fireplace warms patrons who walk in. The music is present but unobtrusive. The bar and 85-seat dining room are visually arresting but immediately and obviously welcoming. And the food? Well, it might be some of D.C.’s best.

The team takes its wine program just as seriously, with a well-curated list that’s packed with classic producers from Burgundy, Bordeaux and California.

Known For
  • Bordeaux
  • Napa
  • Sonoma
  • grower Champagne
  • Burgundy
  • Rhone
  • vintage wine
What to drink
Pinot Noir. The list is packed with great bottles, ranging from Talley Vineyards' 2015 Bishop's Peak at $55 to Domaine de la Romanée-Conti's 2008 Romanèe -St-Vivant Grand at $1,850.
Directly below Kinship is one of D.C.'s fanciest and priciest spots, Métier. The two restaurants share a cellar, but Métier offers a second list-dubbed "From the Cellar"-that's packed with vintage Bordeaux, many of which come from Ziebold's personal cellar. Kinship patrons are welcome to order from this list.