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.