From the day they opened their doors, Kindred Davidson has been winning awards and the hearts of everyone who has tasted their food. Kindred Davidson has been welcoming guests to experience their contemporary cuisine since February of 2015. This family owned and operated restaurant sits in the heart of Davidson’s downtown at 131 Main Street. Their seasonal menu and years of culinary experience make this a can’t-miss restaurant on your visit to Davidson.
Kindred Davidson isn’t the only restaurant you’ll want to experience when you come to Davidson. Check out our Davidson, NC Vacation Guide for tips on where to go and what to do once you arrive. The guide lists off restaurants, outdoor activities and upcoming festivals in the area. Did we mention our vacation guide is free?
When Kindred opened, they hit the ground running and came in at #7 on Bon Appetit’s hot 10 list. It is no wonder that Kindred Davidson is so successful. Joe Kindred has been working in the restaurant industry since he was just 14 years old. He has many accolades including the 2013 Chef of the Year award from Charlotte Magazine for his work at Roosters Uptown and was a semi-finalist in the James Beard Foundation awards for Best Chef for 2 years in a row. Kindred Davidson also received the highest honors: a 4-star review in all 4 categories from The Charlotte Observer.
So what’s next for the Kindred family? A brand new concept opening in Lake Norman this summer named Hello, Sailor. The restaurant will open in the former Rusty Rudder location in Cornelius. This swanky lake hot spot will feature a multi-level deck and tiki bar. Their menu will feature seafood and unique cocktails, perfect for toasting friends while overlooking the lake.
So what makes this duo so successful? Combined, they have traveled the world and have worked in fine dining. When it comes to the Kindred menu, they feature items made with local seasonal ingredients. Because of that, the menu is constantly changing and always fresh. Their dinner menu is diverse and features everything from Wagyu Beef Tartare to Scallops a la Plancha. Lunch is lighter with items like Caesar salads, shrimp rolls, and Falafel. Stick around for dessert and you’ll sample their chocolate birthday cake, cinnamon ice cream with butterscotch cookies and lemon sorbetto.
Kindred Davidson is open Tuesday through Saturday for lunch from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm and then open for dinner from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm. The restaurant is also available for private events. They are available to host a private lunch or semi-private dinner event. They can even accommodate 10 guests at the Chef’s table for an up close and personal dining experience.
We think Davidson is the next big restaurant destination. When you come to the area to experience the food, be sure to spend a night or 2 with us at the Davidson Village Inn. We are located just around the corner from Kindred on Depot Street. We offer guests 18 rooms with 5 different types. The Inn has quite a few packages to consider when booking your reservation. Be sure to ask us about our Craft Beer Tasting for Two or Movie Night in Davidson packages. Or if you are celebrating a special occasion, we can help with that too. Spend some time in Davidson soon. We look forward to showing you around!