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About Kensington Quarters
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.
Philadelphia, PA 19125
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Lunch: Friday: 12pm-3pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 11am-2:30pm
Frankford Ave and Thompson Street
$30 and under
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ParkAmerica Parking lot on Front Street, between Thompson St & Master St
(1 block away from the restaurant)
2 blocks from the Frankford & Girard subway stop in the Blue Line
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Kensington Quarters Ratings and Reviews
Good ambiance, good cocktails, but ultimately the food isn’t very good. I’ve been to Kensington Quarters a few times now and I don’t think I’ll be back. Last time I was there was for brunch and I ordered an overpriced cocktail (to their credit, it was well made) and the breakfast sandwich which consisted of some flavorless, chewy beef and was supposed to have kimchi but what I got was more of a slaw. Something about a soft egg and cole slaw that just doesn’t go together. Pretty gross sandwich. A friend who I was there with spent some time wrestling with a pork shoulder before sending it back. It had so much connective tissue that a steak knife could not get through it. My gripe about the sandwich may just be a personal thing but when you advertise meat as your big seller and serve someone a cut that is completely inedible, that’s a pretty big mistake. As a hunter and someone familiar with butchering large animals, the meat we were served was better suited for a grind pile rather than what we got.
Amazing locally sourced meats and produce with the most unique and thoughtful wine list in the city. My husband and I love Kensington Quarters and just brought my entire family (4 year old nephew included) to dinner. Everyone was blown away with food and service- especially how accommodating they were to our 4 year old diner. Can not recommend this place enough!
Great food, great service, KQ remains excellent for steak and pretty much any other kind of meat (mixed grille contains sirloin, spiced beef, goat skewer, kielbasa, Hungarian sausage, duck, chicken, and more). Also great pastas and veggie sides. Some items are pricey, but worth it.
Our experience was great! We had a party of 4 adults and 2 kids (5 and 2). We all enjoyed our food; salad, entries and desserts. Our server was perfectly attentive. The space, and the neighborhood, itself has a fun atmosphere. (The only slightly confusing issue was that they offer highchairs but don't provide changing are in the restrooms.)
Recently had brunch at KQ. The standout of the restaurant is the food. Highlights are the burger, and Pork Eggs Benedict. My friend thought the bacon was stellar!
Here are the downsides: hostess stand. Was acknowledged when we arrived and then stood for at least 10 minutes while the hostess sat the patrons ahead of us.
The server, although nice, was extremely slow. She didn’t deliver drinks quickly, requests for refills of coffee were either slow or ignored. We wish we could have had more beers or mimosas - but the server didn’t offer.
While I’ve been to KQ before for happy hour and that was a good experience, with other locations in the area for brunch, I’e Mulherins, Cheu, not certain I’ll be back for brunch.
The crispy potatoes and cherry grove baked Brie were superb, as was the swordfish,
However, the aged ribeye at $75 was not as tender as I expected given the price and reputation of KQ as a fine purveyor of meat. Furthermore, the 24 oz serving (which is presented sliced) was very undercooked (we had ordered Medium) and had to be sent back to the oven. While the staff handled the miscue sympathetically, I am surprised that the ribeye would have been served very rare given the specialization of the restaurant. I’ll return since the swordfish was amazing and the potatoes the best I’ve ever had!
Next time we will try the hamburger instead!
The food was absolutely outstanding. My husband & I ordered the Mixed Grill, which is a plate that features "all the meats" from the menu. Our waitress warned us that it would probably be too much food for just two people, but we were curious enough about trying all of the meats that we ordered it anyway. They were kind enough to separate the meat (one sausage) that contained gluten since I'm sensitive to it. It was a fantastic meal and we brought home leftovers for the next day's breakfast. Can't wait to return someday soon!
The food was spectacular. As a vegetarian I normally lower my expectations for a animal protein focused restaurant but the options and the dishes were great.
The wait time was ridiculous. It took two full hours for dinner - and the restaurant was nearly empty. It was very disappointing. Especially because the dessert menu looked great. But after an excruciating wait for everything- being seated, having our order taken and waiting for the meal to arrive - we were exhausted from being there and needed to get out!
Great meal. Our poor waitress seemed spread too thin and we felt bad for her. The entire staff, including our over-stretched waitress, were very nice. Bartender and manager were great, too. I chalk it up to an off night and will definitely be back. The swordfish was the best I've ever had. And the potatoes were to die for.
Came here with family and friends and everyone had a great experience. Even my vegetarian wife was able to find three menu items that worked for her. We ordered the meat plate ($100) which served four, as well as several appetizers and additional sides. The waiter politely suggested that the meat plate came with sides, but we wanted to try almost everything. It was good of him to advise that we might be ordering too much, but, respectfully, he had never seen us eat before. We had no trouble finishing.
We enjoyed a round of cocktails, a bottle of wine, and brandy at the end. Everything was spot on. We will definitely be back.
After sitting for at least 15-20 minutes without any acknowledgement I was starting to get annoyed. We were thinking of leaving but I had heard so much about the place. So my first wine took the edge off for the wait of the food but my glass did not last and again I was without food or drink for at least another 20-30 minutes. It's a shame I think the vibe is great and the food was wonderful but the wait staff was absolutely awful! The waitress would come over with a big grin like everything was normal. It took everything I had to tell her to forget the smiling at everyone and get her butt moving. It was a very frustrating experience. I am not sure if I would give it another shot.
There was one item on the entire menu that could be for a vegetarian guest. The staff was unhelpful with this request, and let me eat some bread and baked cheese for dinner. The food that the meat eaters got was okay, but not anything amazing, especially for a butcher. Very disappointing yet expensive meal.
Made a reservation for a Saturday evening after discovering how great their Sunday brunch is. We were excited to finally try their dinner. I ordered the special which was a suckling pig and my date ordered a pasta dish. My entire dish was honestly disgusting. It was way too salty to eat. I saw the reviews on here saying the same thing but I thought they were overreacting. However, our drinks were nice and the service wasn't bad. The best part was the charcuterie plate. Just beware the entrees.
Excellent service! Very attentive staff from what was possibly the owner/manager to the waiter to the bus people. Food was amazing and well prepared. The plates were portioned so the table could share. The pricing was more than reasonable as well. All around an incredible experience.
We had been once before & had a wonderful brunch: the best hamburger & pulled pork sandwich in recent memory! However, this dinner we were not so lucky. Loudness was tolerable but the music was irritating & didn't help. We shared charcuterie plate which we felt sausage was overly smokey/salty. Then for dinner I had the duck which was delicious but too salty. My husband had pork shoulder (& greens which were so salty he couldn't eat them). The pork shoulder itself was very well cooked (moist & tender) but too smokey & overpowering. Portions were not terribly large & we were for the price not enough to satisfy. Probably won't go back.
Went to Kensington Quarters for my son's 18th birthday - he is a foodie and meat lover - the mixed grill did not disappoint!!! The spicy carrots were delicious but for the price it would have been nice to get at 2 or 3 more slices on the plate - Beef tartare was perfect especially with the homemade potato crisps - I wish I could have ordered a bag of them to take home
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