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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Kimberton Inn reviews from OpenTable diners
128 reviews since July 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (99)romantic (91)neighborhood gem (56)fit for foodies (51)notable wine list (46)great for brunch (39)good for groups (29)great for outdoor dining (19)vibrant bar scene (13)scenic view (10)kid-friendly (8)great for lunch (7)hot spot (4)late-night find (3)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    We have dined at the Kimberton Inn several times, and have always been impressed with the friendliness and professionalism of the staff, the romantic atmosphere, and the quality of the food. We will be coming back, and we will be recommending the Inn to all of our friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    PhillyMovieGoer
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    First time at the Kimberton Inn. Seated at a table near the entrance as opposed to the main dining room area which was fine but would have been nicer in the dining room - likely a function of out reservation time. Pork chop, lamp chops, deserts - all fantastic - really an exceptional food and service experience. Will be going back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best in Chester County
    budgetwino
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Tremendous dining experience. An historic setting that gets it right. The service is impeccable, but not over bearing. Likewise with the wine list; plenty of choices but not ten pages long. The grilled pork loin and the grilled lamb chops were superb. The piano player is also a nice touch. It's not cheap, but it's worth every penny.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Special
    FrequentVisitor
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We go to the Kimberton Inn frequently. Conveniently located to our home, the food and drink are fantastic. Always great specials every evening in addition to the regular menu which is also great. Out most recent visit was to celebrate my wife's birthday and anniversary - the staff took extra care to ensure a wonderful evening. We have been fortunate to have Tara tending our table for the last several visits. Her level of high quality service and knowledge of the wine list makes the evening even more special. Highly recommend Kimberton Inn for any dining occasion
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Underwhelmed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    I was so excited to try Kimberton Inn based on the reviews. "The best salad..." was very good, although clearly pre-fab, as it came out about a minute after I ordered it. When our entrees came out, I almost laughed at my wife's tenderloin. This was no better than Iron Hill food, just disguised in a fancy ambiance.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MichaelVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    As the season changes and a cold breeze fills the air, this Inn is not to be missed. The smell of wood fires ablaze in five working fireplaces, adds to the already stellar experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Charming location and delicious foo
    OwlSaver
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We have eaten at the Kimberon Inn several times. It is always good and the setting cannot be beat. I love it in the winter when all the fires are going. Funny how the title limit left me with foo instead of food. Oh well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local Gem
    threshershark1
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    My wife and I go to the Kimberton Inn ever year since we had our wedding reception there. Each time we go, year after year, the service and food are always top quality. The menu is not as extensive as larger restaurants, but the Chef has perfected what is on the menu. You will not be disappointed with any item on the menu, it is all delicious and attention is given to the presentation of the food on the plate. This last time, I had the Australian Lamb Chops and my wife had the Salmon Fillet. Both were excellent, which wasn't surprising as again, everything we've had there in the past was absolutely excellent. The service staff are all professional, warm, happy, knowledgeable, and ensure you will enjoy you time there.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jordan
    notPretentious
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We have been here twice and loved it both times. The first time was during a snow storm, so the restaurant was nearly empty. There were a few louder groups during our more recent visit, but in general, the ambiance was still very nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a delight!
    ATLtransplant
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The service is exceptional...not in your face but subtle, vigilant, and responsive. Ambience is perfect and the noise level is quiet. Food never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Uneven
    19490localVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Presentation of the food was awful for such an elegant, pricey place. Food was good, but there were no vegetables. Two pieces of potato sliced lengthwise on the crabcake platter. Chester County is known for their farms. Green beans are in season. Maybe they could have put a few on the plate. Service was beyond slow. Waitress asked us if we wanted to order additional drinks, AFTER we got our food. By the time we got the wine list, our meal was half over. We kept hinting that it was our friend's birthday and nothing was said until we were about to leave. When I made the reservation, they specifically asked me if it were a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Don't get a glass of wine
    Goodvalueman
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This use to be a go to place for us since it was romantic, good food and a good value. Not so much anymore. Food was still good but portions went down and prices went up. My wife fit a glass of Chardonnay and she received about 1/5 of a glass for $9.50. I would have been embarrassed to serve that. When she did not want another glass our server changed her attitude and the service went down hill from there. Save you money. Go somewhere else!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Dinner!
    FirstTimer
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We have been at the Kimberton Inn several times for brunch and my wife had been wanting to try it for dinner. When her birthday arrived this was her place of choice. We had lived in CT. for 10 some years and upon moving to the outskirts of Phila, we've found it difficult finding a restaurant worth anything outside Phila. The Kimberton is most likely going to be our new special restaurant. Form the appetizers to the deserts, the food was fantastic. Without a doubt the best meal I've had outside the city in 4 years!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely brunch
    vinogal48
    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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
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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
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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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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.