we will be offering our normal brunch on this day
Sunday, May 13, 2018
We will be open, business as usual.
Sunday, April 1, 2018
THE PARSNIP RAVIOLI WAS INSANE!!! Can’t wait to eat it again. 💕💕💕
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
Great food and service!! I would highly recommend this restaurant to any foodie out there. Excellent bar program that compliments the tasty food.
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!
Great brunch , food was fantastic, service was great
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.
The host and staff were very helpful and pleasant. The drink and food offerings were intriguing.
The food was fantastic and the overall vibe casual and fun. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable.
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).
Exceptional food and service in a relaxed atmosphere.
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!
Very attentive staff, creative menu, delicious food, unexpected flavors. I recommend ending your meal with the dark chocolate pudding and amaro flight.
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.
Sunday night dinner with my parents. Superb meal!
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
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.
So far, one of the best burgers ive ever had. same with the fried chicken, excellent presentation with every dish and great service.
It was my first visit. It was a pre birthday dinner!
I am a huge fan of the wonderful creations and fabulous tastes that Kensington Quarters comes up with. This occasion was a date for me and my boyfriend and our seat was right outside the window of where the meats were being cured and cared for. He was thrilled! I know that seat may not be for the faint of heart or stomach, but it brought to light the care and genuine focus of this restaurant - which we love! The service was outstanding, we have food allergies and the server was very keen on taking care. We will only frequent this place due to the cost, but when we do - we are always amazed. Thank you.
Kensington Quarters is one of my favorite restaurants in Philly! I always have a great experience - delicious food and wonderful service.
Our server Megan was extremely professional, sweet and knowledgeable. All of the staff were efficient and professional - very good training. Also like the open kitchen, open butcher concept. But, seeing raw sides of pig may not be for everyone. If you are squeamish, request for a table away from the hanging sides of pig. 🙂
Had the roast pork and grilled beef. Both were well executed; each had something creative and interesting as a part of the dish. Shared crispy potatoes...yum! I like their cocktails also which are modern adaptations of classic flavors. Definitely worth a visit!
Always delivers. Service a little off tonight, but only noticed bec as use it is usually impeccable.
Birthday dinner for a friend. Everything was lovely.
We had asked for a regular table in the reservation but still got a high top. Restaurant was not busy and there were tables available.
A bit pricey but you get what you pay for and it was great food! The service was very attentive and pleasant. Water and drinks were refilled quickly and efficiently and plates and silverware were cleared and refreshed immediately. Recommended.
Delicious meal! Introduced our friends to the Mixed Grill -- gorgeous meats, seasonal sides and those crispy potatoes! Once again, a wonderful night - ending with a round of after-dinner drinks courtesy of management thanking us for coming back. A true gem!
Food was very good. Straight us flavors. Not trying to do too much. Meats are well prepared the veggies were a great accompaniment
Wonderful place! Food was amazing. Perfectly cooked Rib-Eye steak was the highlight of the meal. As well as the fried chicken. Definitely bring your appetite!
This place is always fantastic. Everything made in house and delicious. Great servers and bartenders. Bring 4 people and get the meat plate and have a great time. Happy Hour is a great deal and the outdoor patio is relaxed and vibrant. I live close and have been many times and always have a great experience.
Love discovering new chef and new neighborhood. No wonder Philadelphia is known as a restaurant city!🍷👍
The menu was imaginative and creative. It had "adventurous" entries, and also dishes to satisfy the more cautious. The portions are a bit small, but the food is rich and (ful)filling, or at least the brussel sprouts, cheese melt, pork shoulder and duck breast we ordered. I am on no carbs, and they were accommodating. The killer was watching my daughter eat the dessert by herself: apple fritters, home made cinammon ice cream, and salted caramel! The room is very cool, too. Enjoy.
This is one of the best restaurants in the city, and with good reason! Every dish is very thoughtful and creative. Of course, the highlight is the meat, which is butchered on site. Spring for whatever dry aged cut they have on the menu and order it rare...it'll change your life. Also, definitely take advantage of the wine list and ask for Tim's advice - it's a guarantee of a great cocktail, wine, or after dinner drink. All around great experience every time!
PS - request outdoor seating when it's open. Amazing atmosphere!
Wonderful in every way!
Came as a suggestion of a friend and the meal was fantastic! Drinks were equally as good! Will definitely be coming back!
The service and food was great! A little pricey, but worth it!!