Following its sister last week, Kinship opens tonight with a menu filled with approachable dishes from L3 Hospitality Group, which also behind the Late Bloomer — the restaurant that replaced Lyfe Kitchen in Lincoln Park. Chef Marco Bahena, a former Eater Young Gun semifinalist heads up the menu with a different twist than Next of Kin, the market next door.
Dishes include a Moroccan-inspired lamb shank, slow braised and served over bread lentils with house-made za’atar with preserved lemons. Other plates feel slightly more traditional, like a short rib served over a “heavenly mash,” a buttery, smooth potato puree. Dishes are “medium sized,” not necessarily meant for sharing, but with options to add on extras without feeling overwhelmed.
Like its sister, the restaurant will serve eclairs from pastry chef Jenny McCoy, with a mini bakery display inside the restaurant to pair with coffee service. A burger and waffle fries paired with honey butter round out the menu. The restaurant will serve wine and cocktails and have a happy hour program.
Weekends will bring brunch, filled with mimosas and baked challah French toast, roasted in the restaurant’s hearth. The pair of restaurants could be spots locals would feel comfortable coming in multiple times per day, with a wide variety of options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Kinship opens tonight, check out the menu and photos below.
Kinship, 625 Davis Street, Evanston. Open Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.