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Inside Kinship, the Site of Eric Ziebold's Triumphant Return

A new addition to Shaw.

Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

Breathe a sign of relief, D.C. fine dining aficionados: Eric Ziebold is back in action.

Kinship, one of two adjoined restaurants the former CityZen chef will open this winter, had its soft opening over the weekend in Shaw. The restaurant was designed by acclaimed local interior designer Darryl Carter. The look: lots of stark whites and blacks, a sleek and modern bar, a library-esque alcove with fireplace, geometric-looking booths with slanting seating and modern artwork on the walls.

The food items at Kinship are a la carte, divided into such menu sections as Craft, History, Ingredients, Indulgence, and For the Table (that last section includes an offering of the chef's renowned Parker House rolls). Expect a mix of CityZen classics and new offerings at the modern American restaurant. His tasting menu-centric Metier opens later this winter. The restaurant is already accepting reservations, with a more formal opening planned in early January.

Kinship, 1015 7th St. NW; website.