Kitchen on Cary Wins Open Table Diner’s Choice Award

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Kitchen on Cary is pleased to announce that Richmond-area diners recently ranked the restaurant as one of the region’s best, naming it to the February 2017 list of OpenTable Diners’ Choice restaurants. Located in the historic Shockoe Slip at 1331 E. Cary St., Kitchen on Cary focuses on a Farm to Table philosophy, seeking to provide a high quality and affordable dining experience for all guests.

“Our team at Kitchen on Cary could not be more honored to receive this award,” says General Manager Bill Greco. “Since opening, Kitchen on Cary has sought to provide customers with top-notch food, service and restaurant atmosphere, and we are excited to see this had paid off with such a positive response from Richmond-area diners.”

OpenTable is a real-time online reservation network that provides diners with access to thousands of the country’s best restaurants. The Diners’ Choice list is designed to give top-voted restaurants additional visibility and inspire new diners to eat there. OpenTable features the monthly list of Choice restaurants on its website and distributes the list to diners near winning restaurants. Kitchen on Cary received positive feedback from OpenTable diners for everything from its cocktails to desserts.

“We are pleased that OpenTable diners have recognized the effort our staff has made to create an exceptional dining experience for our guests,” said Kitchen on Cary Executive Chef Michael Macknight. “We are grateful for their feedback and will continue to work to exceed their expectations.”


About Kitchen on Cary

Located in Richmond’s historic Shockoe Slip neighborhood, Kitchen on Cary features locally sourced and seasonal American dining and is the recipient of several Open Table Diner’s Choice Awards. The restaurant’s commitment to locally sourced and seasonally inspired cuisine has proven popular among its diners. Buying from local producers with its Farm to Table strategy allows chefs to offer fresh, bright flavors of the region while providing the healthiest and highest-quality food at an affordable price.

The restaurant is owned by Education Corporation of America which operates Virginia College in Richmond, along with 70 other ground locations nationwide. Additional restaurant locations include Century Restaurant & Bar in the Historic Tutwiler Hotel in Birmingham, Ala., Kitchen on George in Mobile, AL., and Kitchen on San Marco in Jacksonville, Fla.

About Executive Chef Michael Macknight

Chef Michael Macknight joined Kitchen on Cary as executive chef in July 2015 and brings more than 30 years of experience in the food industry. Chef Macknight has created a new seasonally-based menu that increases local and regional products and vendors. His style of cuisine unites global and Southern regional flavors, grounded in both modern and classic French cooking techniques.

A Johnson & Wales College graduate, Chef Macknight has owned and served as executive chef at some of Virginia’s top restaurants. He has previously worked at the award-winning Trellis Restaurant in Williamsburg, Va., and Lemaire in Richmond’s historic Jefferson Hotel. Chef Macknight has also owned three restaurants and catering businesses: Charles City Tavern, Café Lafayette and Catering Company of Williamsburg/Williamsburg Manor Bed and Breakfast.

Chef Macknight’s excellence in cuisine has resulted in numerous awards including Best New Restaurant 2003 by Richmond Magazine for Café Lafayette, Best New Restaurant 2008 by Richmond Magazine for Charles City Tavern, and his Bourbon Pecan Bread Pudding with Bourbon Caramel Glaze was featured in Richmond Magazine’s 50 Best Food Finds.

For more information on Kitchen on Cary or to make a reservation, please call (804) 643-1315 or visit