Kimberton Inn
Kimberton Inn

Kimberton Inn

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.kimbertoninn.com/
  • Phone: 6109338148
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 1:30pm;
    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm;
    Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: International, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jim Trainer
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Contact: Jeff Effgen 6109338148
  • Entertainment: We have live jazz in our bar every Friday and Saturday plus most Thursdays and Sunday Nights. Regular performers include Brian Gibson and Jeff Singleton on Piano and Bass, Mike Norris and Dennis Szabo on Piano and Bass, and A Trio Including Larry McKenna and Kevin McConnell on Sax and Bass.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hares Hill Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Kimberton Inn
Kimberton Inn is an owner operated restaurant in a beautiful 200+ year old building. We strive to provide excellent food with influences for all over the world. We have cozy bar with live jazz on Fridays and Saturdays, an excellent wine list and interesting unique cocktail and beer list. The building has 5 wood burning fireplaces operating all winter long. We also have private spaces for parties for 10-130 guests.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Kimberton Inn reviews from OpenTable diners
136 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (108)romantic (95)fit for foodies (51)neighborhood gem (51)notable wine list (50)great for brunch (40)good for groups (29)great for outdoor dining (26)vibrant bar scene (12)scenic view (10)great for lunch (8)kid-friendly (7)late-night find (3)hot spot (3)Show More
  • Lovely brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    My husband and I wanted to celebrate our anniversary with a brunch and chose the Inn. It was our first visit and we were very impressed, with all aspects but the service was truly outstanding! We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • skye
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    we have never been disappointed in the food or the service, or the ambiance of the Inn.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Nothing really to complain about here. The food was delicious, service was kind, and the building is a gem (if you like historical architecture). My only complaint I believe is the coconut shrimp appetizer comes with only 2 shrimp. I felt this was an odd amount. 3 shrimp or 2 larger count size would seem adequate even if the price would have to be raised, but they were still delicious.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful meal, relaxed atmosphere
    MoeatsVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Our meal was spot on and the service was impeccable.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    Mike
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This was an excellent dining experience. Food and service were outstanding. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2nd experience not as good as 1st
    DJFROMPHILLY
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This was my second time eating here. My first experience was very good. As before the service was good, no problems. Our issue was the food. Everything was very bland. In our prior experience they had some type of seasoned bread, very tasty. This time they had flavorless rolls. I had the lobster bisque soup, I had to put some salt in it to try to rescue it. Didn't work. There was one tiny piece of lobster (the size of two kernels of corn). I had a salad called "the best salad you will ever have" Filet Mignon and seared lobster tail. Everything was tasteless. I don't understand. Not trying to kill the restaurant, maybe it was just an off night. I could have paid 1/3 the price and had a much better meal from a steakhouse.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We are frequent visitors to the Kimberton Inn, as it is a few miles from our home. Our most recent visit confirmed why we go there and why we would drive an hour to dine there. Great food, outstanding service and friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch
    mmricco
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Me and my wife went here for the brunch, it was delicious,they give you sticky buns that are homemade.The whole meal was so good. Everyone is very friendly and helpful, they do a good job. I would recommend going. It was worth the money for what they give you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special wine dinner
    Monduck
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The monthly special 5 course wine dinner was well planned with great variety and perfect pairings using local seasonal ingredients.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AWEsome Brunch!
    KimbertonInnBrunch2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Great Service by the Staff!!!! kudos to all! Food was very delicious:-) Desserts were to die for!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • kpconcann
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had a nice evening dinner with our sons future inlaws who came in from Chicago. They all enjoyed the fine dining wine and piano muscic.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We've never been disappointed at Kimberton Inn. Great service, great food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Spot
    Joanienb
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We have been dining at Kimberton Inn for more than 30 years and it continues to be one of our favorites. We are never disappointed with the quality of the food or the attention to detail that the owners and staff deliver!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Snickers
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Very close quarters , very loud and difficult to hear each other talk. Waiters lean over Right in your face to get your plates way spce is so tight. Food was only so so. 2 of us had eggs Benedict dishes and both did not feel well after. Rest of food was just ok. On the plus side it is cute and quaint to look at and the staff are very nice and friendly.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Karen
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    It was a little bit loud. We were seated just outside the bar and they had live music.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Kimbinn
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We made out reservation through open table but when we arrived; the restaurant had no record of the reservAtion. The restaurant was fairly booked but did accommodate us and we were sat in minutes. The good was amazing and the jazz in the bar area was a nice touch as well! We enjoyed ourselves!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in Chester County
    mmazzie
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The Kimberton Inn is by far the best restaurant in Chester County. I've never had a bad meal and I've eaten here at least 50 times over the past 20 years. The service is superb. Tara does a great job behind the bar and Jeff and Jason run a great establishment.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Ambiance and Food!!!
    Marshmallow
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The Kimberton Inn is a beautiful historic Inn. Great place to celebrate a special occasion or just a nice intimate dinner. Beautifully presented food (which is also delicious!) and great service. Their brunch is also fabulous!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special dining experience
    Campitts
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We always treat out-of-town guests to dinner at Kimberton Inn - it never fails to impress!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Ambience
    CareB
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The food is great, the service wonderful,...but the AMBIANCE is STELLAR. Each room has a fireplace and cozy little nooks. Love this restaurant. For any occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • tfortwo
    tfortwo
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    always our go to place for special occasions. Old favorites as well as new items on the menu
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Missed Opportunity
    Dave
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We had not been here for some time. We will not let that happen again. We will put on our Favorite Resuarant List. Ambience,service, and food outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • KIMBERTON INN REVIEW
    FRANK
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    FIRST HAD DINNER THERE IN 1969 WHEN SERVING IN THE MILITARY. WE HAVE NOT BEEN THERE FOR MANY YEARS BUT FOUND THE ENTIRE EXPERIENCE GREAT. IT WAS A NOSTALGIC TRIP BACK FOR MY WIFE'S BIRTHDAY AND IT COULD NOT HAVE BEEN BETTER. THE FOOD AND ENVIRONMENT COULD NOT HAVE BEEN BETTER
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy food in a beautiful setting
    MoeatsVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We have lived close to this place for fifteen years but never made it there...now we know what we've been missing. Excellent food, well priced, beautiful setting and great service. Wonderful night. Will be back !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent excellence!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I have been going to this restaurant for more than 10 years and have to admit it may be one of the most consistent restaurants I have ever frequented and that's what keeps me coming back. The inn is very romantic especially in the winter months when the fireplaces are lit and it's still nice to see real candles on the tables when I bring my wife here to enjoy a rather quiet, and leisurely dinner - George and Lisa Hines.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing after all these years!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I use to work in Kimberton many, many years ago. I would eat at The Kimberton Inn all the time, we would go for lunch and work dinners. Now my husband and I get there a couple of times a year. Every time we say, "we should eat here more often" Excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not the norm
    LovegoodfoodVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We have eaten here numerous times, but this time it was not up to the usual standard I expect from the Kimberton Inn. My dinner was great (lobster), but my dining partner felt his was just "ok" and not worthy of the price. They seemed to be understaffed and though they were doing their best, we felt rushed. Hopefully this was just an isolated incident, because this is really a go-to place for our special occasions, and for a nice, quiet dinner out. We will definitely be going back again soon in the hope that they are back to their normally outstanding selves.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top-notch!
    Dinnerfor2
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Went on a Sunday evening and enjoyed a wonderful dinner! Atmosphere was quiet and comfortable yet we still felt "special". The wait staff were very attentive. WE had the crab cake and the pork chop - both were delicious. Went home very satisfied and will be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • nanceVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Kimberton Inns Sunday brunch is fabulous! Food is excellent and the service is always great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always good
    FoodeeS
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I have been eating at Kimberton since I was a child. My parents loved the restaurant. It still has the old school charm. The food is always very good, especially things with mushrooms. The sauces are wonderful. I love the old farmhouse atmosphere and the waitstaff is always attentive. I took my mother, who is 90 years old, and she was very happy with our choice of restaurant. The only negative thing was that they tried to seat us at a table next to the bar. It was quite loud and it would have been hard to hear our conversation. We immediately asked to be seated elsewhere because of the noise and were taken to one of the interior rooms, which was lovely. No problem with changing tables. As always, we had a great dinner and a fun time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good, if a bit dated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Service was very competent, friendly. Ambience? Depends on what you like. This is an old place, the space composed of smaller rooms (vs one huge arena), with traditional furniture, old art work on the walls. Noise level was perfect for intimate conversation. Food is very well prepared. Only disappointment was the menu: the items are, for the most part, old familiar classics. (Shrimp cocktail, lobster bisque w sherry, Caesar salad, tenderloin w béarnaise, crab cake w remoulade, etc.). Not much new or innovative, no unusual combinations or flavors, just high quality traditional favorites.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovely Inn
    maganetVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We had a lovely evening, good food and wine - even the kids thought it was great. thank you!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Country Charm
    gini
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The Kimberton Inn was the perfect venue for celebrating our daughter's graduation from college. She choose an intimate brunch over a large party. The Kimberton Inn did not disappoint.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Flawless Service
    MichaelVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I always say, go there in the winter to experience a real "Country Inn" in Chester County, with its five fireplaces ablaze. Fact is, it's great any time of year.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • perfect
    LIndaKay
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Could not have been a better brunch experience. Wait staff was attentive but not overbearing or intrusive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Well prepared food ,great service
    Takemeout
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Quality food prepared expertly. Service is impeccable. Love dining in the bar area for a treat without breaking the bank.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always FANTASTIC
    NomNom
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    I have been here on multiple occasions, brunch, date night, birthdays, you name it. You cannot go wrong. The food is always delicious and cooked perfectly. The staff is amazing, very attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality food and service.
    SherriC
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    This was my second time dining here and my second time getting a fabulous meal and excellent service. This was also my second time being seated in the "hallway" area where it was high traffic. For one and a half hours people were constantly walking back-and-forth going to the bathroom, going to the exit. It was a bit too disconcerting considering we were trying to have a romantic evening. In the future I will be sure to request a table in a more private area of the restaurant. Also, be prepared to pay top dollar for your drinks if you are waiting at the bar. We had two drinks each and the total was $50. Yes they were top shelf however if we had known they were $12 a piece we might have only had one each.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome meal
    FoodieFrannie
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Took my husband to dinner. Had never been to Kimberton Inn before. Was very impressed. Decor may be a little dated but the atmospher, food and service was impecable. Great dining for a special occassion. Didn't have the opportunity to grab a drink at the bar but the bar looked like it would be fun.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very Pleasant Dining
    Outtodine
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Since we had been away from the area for 12 years, we looked forward to dining at the Kimberton Inn upon our return to PA. We found the service to be very attentive and the food was very well prepared and delicious. Our table was nice despite being in the hallway, since it was somewhat private being set back in an alcove like area. Had it not been set back it would have been very disappointing to be in the hallway area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.