The Kensington’s dining team strives to make each meal a satisfying experience in every way. Excellence in cuisine, presentation, service and atmosphere is our goal.

We strive to please our residents and families every time they dine so they are eager to return.

Our main dining room is sophisticated and elegant. We urge families to dine with their loved ones often, as they would if their loved ones lived elsewhere. Our talented and professionally trained executive chef creates meals that are flavorful, nutritious and presented well.

Weekly menu selections are diverse and rotated regularly. Because taste and nutrition are priorities, ingredients are of very high quality. Meats include prime cuts.


Kensington Falls Church Dining Room

Dining Highlights at The Kensington Falls Church

  • All day dining with table linens, china and crystal
  • Menu selections such as prime rib, grilled salmon, fresh vegetables and much more
  • Accommodation of special dietary needs and preferences
  • Daily cocktail hour
  • Weekly themed cocktail hour
  • Wine with lunch and dinner
  • Wait staff service in main dining room
  • Café stocked with refreshments and snacks

About Executive Chef Samir Labriny:

As the eldest of seven children growing up in Casablanca, Morocco, Chef Samir’s parents urged him to become a doctor. He had other plans. He learned his passion for cooking from his mother, who visited the market every day to procure the best and freshest ingredients for their family. Samir reflects on her cooking as “phenomenal,” and recalls she had a unique talent for making even the simplest dishes with immense love and amazing flavor. He credits his mother with teaching him techniques and instincts that he never otherwise would have learned in culinary school (although he attended a prestigious culinary school where he graduated with a degree in French Cuisine, Theory and Practice).

Nothing is more satisfying to me than preparing food with love for people who enjoy it.

From humble beginnings to local celebrity chef, Samir arrived in the United States over 30 years ago, and found himself working his way up through some of the most famous D.C. restaurants. After branching out on his own at Casablanca Moroccan Restaurant and later Bistro du Soleil in Alexandria, Samir had really achieved his dreams. His renowned cooking earned him many awards, inclusion in local publications (Old Town Crier, The Washington Post, and Washingtonian Magazine to name a few) and appearances on several TV shows including Broadcast House Live. He is excited to lead the Dining team at The Kensington and takes pride in fusing health and nutrition with flavor and flair.

My biggest reward is feeling that I have made a difference in someone’s life and contributed to living healthfully.

– Samir Labriny