My spouse and I had lunch yesterday at Kinkead's. We arrived at noon and were among a relative handful of customers. I had a virgin Mary; my wife had ice tea. We split a very good Ceasar salad. My wife had a fried clam roll (the clams were as good as ever); I had an interesting haddock dish with rissoto, artichokes, mushrooms, peppers, and other good stuff.
Comments: The food was excellent. The service started off slowly but improved and was, overall, fine. My biggest reaction was to the prices -- they seemed considerably higher (and less justifiable) than the last time we were there (admittedly at least a year ago). The aforementioned lunch totalled $62 before tip (but after tax). Has anyone been there for dinner lately? I'm just curious if these rising prices are an attempt to compensate for declining patronage. (Of course, one shouldn't attempt to judge the continuing success, or lack thereof, of a downtown restaurant based on the number of people eating lunch there on Sunday afternoon.)