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Kensington Quarters

4.7
415 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
Kensington Quarters is a full-service restaurant & bar that is centered around whole animal butchery and serving ingredients from the region’s most dedicated farmers producing responsibly-raised, natural products with minimal interruption. It is located along a bustling corridor of Fishtown alongside many popular shops, cafes and nightlife spots.Chef Damon Menapace prepares his rustic farmhouse-style cuisine and writes his menus based on what’s fresh and seasonally available from his farm partners.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Dinner:
Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm-9:00pm

Brunch:
Saturday & Sunday 11am-2:30pm
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Phone number
(267) 314-5086
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Damon Menapace
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Catering
by request: info@kensingtonquarters.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Frankford Ave and Thompson Street
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Parking details
ParkAmerica Parking lot on Front Street, between Thompson St & Master St
(1 block away from the restaurant)
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Public transit
2 blocks from the Frankford & Girard subway stop in the Blue Line
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

we will be offering our normal brunch & dinner on this day

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 415 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We had an enjoyable meal. Three of us shared all the plates. They were all outstanding, from the beet salad, to the fusili pasta dish, mushroom toast, and duck breast. Still hungry, we ordered the fried chicken! Then shared dessert.
Tim Kweeder (sorry if I misspelled that) picked out a lovely Zweigelt red wine to go with everything and it was perfect.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great food and vibe

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Staff was amazing! Food was delicious! Considering Kensington Quarters for an event and they didn’t disappoint!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The service has been exceptional, consistently. One of the best brunches in fishtown !

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

loved every bit of this restaurant it make you feel very comfortable

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The happy hour and food was amazing! Excellent service and environment. Very welcoming.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Excellent!! Enjoy!
The Swordfish was the best I have ever tasted!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Had a delicious birthday dinner at KQ! Definitely get the mushroom toast and the baked cheese. One of us got the spicy beef (so tender and delicious-seriously melts in your mouth), and the rest of us got the KQ burger and have absolutely no regrets. Don't sleep on KQ.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Had brunch on easter and enjoyed it a lot.
Doughnut muffins are a must .
Loved the crispy potatoes .
We all loved our main dishes .
My eggs Benedict with pork shoulder was perfect !!!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Went here for brunch on Easter. I found the place doing a google search of restaurants serving brunch. The restaurant is in Fishtown which is an iffy, but trendy neighborhood that has been up and coming for quite a while but it still hasn't made it there yet. The parking is poor so I parked on the street which made me nervous given the neighborhood. I wouldn't do that after dark for sure. Once inside we found the manager to be friendly and he seated us quickly. Initially we didn't like the table because it was in a narrow passageway in front of the kitchen but we found it to be entertaining as we watched the cooks and servers work. We also got to see the room where they cure their own meats which was cool to see. The menu was very nice. Our initial orders came out quickly and they were delicious. The main courses came out slow and I had to wonder about that. The food was delicious though. The presentation was beautiful and my only complaint was that my egg didn't come out quite the way I ordered it but I liked it just the same. The staff was very friendly and we enjoyed our visit very much. I'd definitely go again.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

It’s known for meats but the parsnip ravioli and mushroom toast were excellent! Very attentive servers, too!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great food and great server! Would recommend the beef tartar.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We had wonderful food and service!! Will definitely be back!!!

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

I've eaten at Kensington Quarters a few times -- this was my least favorite of the times. The service was slow, the food was "okay," and the mixed drink I had was average, but most of the meal was nothing was notable (which was the opinion of everyone at our table).

That said, let me give acknowledgement where it is due -- the parsnip ravioli was delicious and the apple fritters and dark chocolate were outstanding. If the rest of the menu, drinks, and service were on par with these items -- it'd be a top restaurant in Philly. With a little fine-tuning of the menu and service, KQ could be incredible. Either way, we are happy to see places like this thriving on Frankford Ave.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

My wife and I brought our friends from NYC here and had a fantastic time. The space is well laid out, the service was friendly and helpful, and the food was perfect. We had cocktails, which were great, burgers and pork shoulder, spicy carrot appetizer. Even the house made pasta was delicious. I highly recommend Kensington Quarters.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Great time! We had amazing service with our party of 8 people. The food was awesome! The pork shoulder was one of the best things I’ve eaten in months! Mushroom toast was yummy. Great menu with good meat choices but also really good vegetarian options.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

THE PARSNIP RAVIOLI WAS INSANE!!! Can’t wait to eat it again. 💕💕💕

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great brunch and burgers. Originals cocktails aren’t great, but they make amazing mainstream drinks. Also, their deep fried scrapple is the best thing you will ever eat

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Kensington Quarters is a lovely place to go for brunch. The portion size for the Seven Farms Yogurt was tiny, not worth the money. I would recommend the donut muffin, which was still nice and warm, the fried chicken sandwich, and the eggs benedict.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We had a relatively early reservation (6:30), but the place was already packed. We were seated right away, and overall service was timely and on point. The food was great. The interesting part about the menu are the price ranges - main dishes range from $11 to $68, not accounting for the $100 mixed grill for 4. I am not saying this is a bad thing, but that is a big swing. Otherwise, it was a great experience.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We went for brunch. The food was absolutely amazing! Dishes were unique and creative and sooo delicious. Service was fantastic. Cant say enough good things. Can’t wait to go back!!!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We celebrated a birthday at KQ, with visitors from New York and Spain. It was a terrific venue for an early Sunday dinner. Although 2 of 7 diners were vegetarians (!), everyone loved the food. The menu includes a wide variety of non-meat dishes, which we enjoyed as much as KQ’s specialty meats. We ordered the mixed grill, duck, and burgers to share among the 5 meat eaters; and all of the non-meat dishes. The steak, duck, and burger stood out; as did the cheese, ravioli, potatoes, carrots, and Brussels sprouts. For a restaurant specializing in meat, the non-meat dishes were absolutely stand out. I can’t think of another restaurant that works so well for both food-loving carnivores and vegetarians. The noise levels were surprisingly moderate, even when the restaurant filled up to capacity. So, unlike many trendy restaurants these days, we could talk (and not shout) and enjoy each other’s company. I can’t say enough about the service. The manager (?) was extraordinarily accommodating in every way to make our special occasion truly memorable. For our birthday celebration, we brought a special order cake from Cake Life (Beyoncé’s birthday cake bakery) next door. Although we brought our own candles, KQ staff surprised us by, not only offering to refrigerate the cake while we dined, but bringing the cake to us (with lighted candles), cutting, and serving the cake. All the staff were so amazingly friendly and helpful with everything. This was our first visit to KQ (except for one diner). Our experience exceeded everyone’s expectation, despite friends’ glowing reviews, in every criteria. I was also super proud that our seasoned gourmet guests visiting from New York and Spain raved about the food. Go Philly and Team KQ! We’ll look forward to returning to try the desserts, the charcuterie, and everything else we couldn’t fit on the table.

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

I'm a huge fan of KQ's brunch -- quality dishes with good ingredients and a decent but not overwhelming range of options. Their pork shoulder benedict and scrapple french toast are solid picks. Basically, anything with beef, pork in it -- go for it.

For dinner, I was slightly less enthused but still a decent meal. We had the KQ burger - which is worth coming back for and the roasted brussel sprouts were delish. But the crispy potatoes were bland and needed more salt and aioli. And the fried chicken just didn't quite work for me - the chili sauce was unique but wasn't a fan of the batter - I would not order that dish again.

I still feel that the quality of the ingredients, dish composition (more so brunch menu) and ambiance is worth going for hence 4 stars.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Gina, our server, was super. I asked her about the mixed grill platter. She described it efficiently, but with humor. There were just me and Andrew to eat it, but she said she had seen that done by two people before. We said we would eat what we wanted and take home the rest. Sounds like a plan, she said, but it will take about twenty minutes. Fine, we will split a beet salad.

The beet salad was delicious, and the ENORMOUS platter was fantastic. I highly recommend it to parties of more than two, since you get to sample most of KQ's offerings, so you can plan for your next visit. You will definitely want a next visit. It's that good. And at $100 for all that meat, it's great value as well.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great food and service!! I would highly recommend this restaurant to any foodie out there. Excellent bar program that compliments the tasty food.

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Our server was great, the restaurant itself is in a great location and the ambiance was fun. Our appetizers were delicious, but the entrees seemed under-seasoned and overly expensive. The cocktails were a disappointment, and wine on draft has no visible upsides that I can see...
But must again say that the service was great, managers were friendly and hospitable. I would definitely go again and give it another chance. Thank you, guys!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Great brunch , food was fantastic, service was great

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

KQ is our go to spot at this point for accessible new American quisine. The meat is the heart of KQ but what makes them standout is the consistency in the brand throughout the meal, from pre-dinner cocktails to after dinner drinks, everything on point. You feel like the menu is curated. This was my sixth visit.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

The host and staff were very helpful and pleasant. The drink and food offerings were intriguing.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

The food was fantastic and the overall vibe casual and fun. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

I've been here for dinner and brunch. Both were excellent! The pheasant ragu was really one of the top dishes I've ever had. The wine list is also excellent (the manager is one of the top wine experts in the city).

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Exceptional food and service in a relaxed atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

I had heard great things about Kensington Quarters and they all proved to be true. Our food was great - really creative and well done. Our cocktails were also very good. Our server was attentive, made recommendations and provided facts about the restaurant throughout. We will return!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Very attentive staff, creative menu, delicious food, unexpected flavors. I recommend ending your meal with the dark chocolate pudding and amaro flight.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

A gem in a neighborhood full of good options. My wife and I went in on the 20 ounce steak. You get exactly what you pay for -- a great cut of meat, perfectly seasoned. You should also get the cheese and a plate of Brussels sprouts. The cocktails have a pleasant, mild taste but pack a surprising punch. Excellent value for the quality. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Sunday night dinner with my parents. Superb meal!

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4.0Dined on February 11, 2018

The food is great, but the portions are too small, which makes me not want to recommend it. In fact, I don’t eat much and I still had to order more food later because I was hungry even after we (3 people) spent about $200 there. I’m used to great restaurants and let them skin me for the experience, but this was a bit annoying

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3.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Would not make a Bloody Mary without Horseradish. I was told they use a pre made mix and they couldn’t make one for me without the mix. What a lame excuse for a place that brags on their cocktails.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

So far, one of the best burgers ive ever had. same with the fried chicken, excellent presentation with every dish and great service.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

It was my first visit. It was a pre birthday dinner!

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