The Polaris area isn’t exactly restaurant row, which could be why Kitchen Social has been so popular since it opened in 2019. Even on a Tuesday night, the airy dining room and bar (which opens up to a big patio on warm days) is crowded with suburbanites who would rather starve than eat at a nearby chain—but also don’t want to trek 20 minutes downtown for decent seared salmon. The menu skews sophisticated but still has broad appeal, with shareable plates like cheddar scallion biscuits and Korean BBQ cauliflower, so it’s good for groups with varying tastes and budgets. They also have a newer Dublin location in Bridge Park, a walkable retail development with lots of bar and restaurant options.
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