Kindred team to open two restaurants in Uptown Charlotte
Joe and Katy Kindred, the husband and wife duo behind the beloved Kindred restaurant in Davidson, are opening two restaurants in Uptown Charlotte: A fine-dining restaurant called Albertine and a third location for Milkbread, an all-day café.
Details: Both restaurants will be in the new, 40-story Duke Energy Plaza on South Tryon. Both will open in 2024, according to a statement from the Kindreds.
- Albertine will serve contemporary Mediterranean cuisine. It is named after the mother of Queen Charlotte, the city’s namesake, per the Kindreds.
- The new Milkbread will serve cafe favorites, including milkbread doughnuts, custom espresso with HEX Coffee, chicken sandwiches, bowls and fresh salads.
Why it matters: Kindred has consistently been considered one of the best restaurants in the region since its 2015 opening. The Kindreds have gradually expanded their footprint with a number of new restaurants in recent years, and each has become popular.
- Hello, Sailor opened in Cornelius in late 2017.
- Milkbread in Davidson, about a mile from Kindred, opened in 2021. The following year, they opened a second Milkbread location in the old Dairy Queen building in Plaza Midwood.
Of note: Five-time James Beard Award semifinalist Joe Kindred will lead the culinary team and overall vision for the Albertine menu. Katy Kindred will lead the design, service and overall vision for the restaurant’s guest experience.
What they’re saying: “As a Charlotte native, I am so proud to contribute to our city’s already rich culinary landscape,” Joe said in the statement. “We feel a deep sense of responsibility to create something special in the heart of this growing, vibrant city. We are extremely grateful for this opportunity.”
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