Just opened in Decatur, Kindred is from the chef and partners of Oak Grove Market, who also operated Kitchen Six, whose space this modernized steakhouse concept now occupies. The menu offers an eclectic take on farm-to-table and butcher-sourced dining, in a space with colorful alfresco-styled portraits painted on the interior walls, plush turquoise banquettes, and a funky black subway-tiled bar area. Begin with burrata, beet terrine, or perhaps the chile-garlic crab claws, before beefing up with your steak choice.
Which, you’ve got three options on cut: hanger, filet and rib eye, and four styles for preparation, including “bistro” for bacon jam and blue cheese, “gaucho” for chimichurri and pickled onion, and others (including classic salt and pepper). Wines run the gamut from German pinot noir to Napa cabs, riojas and Côtes du Rhône, assuming you’re staying red. But there are also non-steak main dishes like crispy braised Springer Mountain chicken thighs, a Hatch chile bouillabaisse, and pork chops with collards, grits, and cornbread crumbles.