Kensington Quarters

4.6
493 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 493 People Are Saying
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JM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most outstanding meal was the Ribeye with potatoes. Superb!
The hardest part was leaving room for it all.
We are all still in a meat coma

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JL
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Burger and fried potatoes were amazing. Great cocktails and beer selection. Outside seating is great if the weather is cooperating.

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B
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love the meat locker with windows -
Definitely for carnivores...

Spicy beef and kimchi very nice small plate ... great salad ...

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OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Food either bland (pasta) or too salty (fish). Great service, but food was lacking

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We made a brunch reservation for a large party (12 adults, 2 children) and were accommodated at two tables, right next to each other. This set-up worked well and we were able to interact, as the tables are close. The service was excellent, our waiter was efficient and kind. Would love to go back and sit on the outdoor patio! Food was amazing!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had family from out of town come for Sunday brunch and with 12 people plus 2 children, Kensington Quarters was perfect. They accommodated us at two large tables next to each other. The food was amazing, beverages were great as well! Our family will rave about this outing for some time :)

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L
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can't rave about this place more. The service was one of the best experiences we have had in dining. The minute we walked in and were greeted and treated well. The bartenders knew how to suggested drinks and were attentive. We shared the mixed meats between 4 people and everything was cooked perfect and delicious. I can't recommend this place more.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Really not impressed with food and prices. Awkward kind of restaurant. More a hangout place to drink it seems.

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TL
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kensington Quarters was a great dining experience! From the moment you walk in the restaurant you smell a certain aroma that makes you instantly famished. Our waiter took care in handling a member of our party with a black pepper allergy and helped pick out an entree. Food came out quick and hot and was fantastic.

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C
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food ! Service was so wonderful and workers were extremely welcoming and kind.

Loved the atmosphere of the place.

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HW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kensington Quarters is dedicated to sourcing from local farms and consistently produces great food with great ingredients. Staff is always professional and friendly. Great atmosphere, great place.

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CG
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a really enjoyable evening and we will definitely return.

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HE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner! Service excellent, and food even better. Note: the fried potatoes are to die for.

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K
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday. They did nothing for it

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G
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been wanting to come here for quite awhile and happy that I did. My wife and I split their mixed charcuterie which was excellent. Next up fried chicken which was good. On to splitting their kq burger which was very good. Also enjoyed their pickles
Service was very good

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

My boyfriend and I always like to try somewhere new for Friday date night. The service was just okay, it took a while for our waitress to come see us and they weren't that crowded. They did give us an appetizer on the house for the long wait for our food which was appreciated. We ordered the baked Brie and crispy potatoes, both delicious. The mushroom toast was just okay, I'm not a huge fan of mushrooms. The duck was the best part of the meal - it was amazing! The spicy beef was underwhelming and disappointing, a little expensive for what you got. Great ambiance though. We sat outside on a nice night. I would return, the burger looked so good!

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c
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

- Food was good, but not outstanding. We had pork chops, pork shoulder, burger and the ribeye, which was good but not worth the $68 it costs.
- Poor list of wine bottles. I went with my family visiting from Chile and we chose the only Chilean wine in the menu, since we didn't know it. Bad selection, we have way much better wines.
- Service was really poor. The waiter seemed bored and in a hurry, didn't do much to explain the dishes.

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AD
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance. My friends and I were really impressed with the happy hour selections. The burger is phenomenal. The entries were expensive without a lot of flavor so that was a little disappointing considering the price.

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L
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again we had a great evening enjoying great food & wine. Glad to hear the Parsnips Ravioli are only temporarily remove from menus.

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J
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

$$ good quality, okay portions

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had the asparagus, potatoes and spicy beef. The first two were very good, but the beef was underwhelming although the kimchi that came with it was good. Service was very good.

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DO
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I had planned on going to another restaurant for Restaurant Week but when we arrived and were seated we were informed that they were not participating in RW despite my call to confirm earlier in the day and no notice on the website.

Not a problem there loss was our gain. We walked over to KQ and had a wonderful dinner with a few extras added in. The food was amazing the service ( Brandon ) was also great. My only issue was they needed to have a cooler dining room. While I will admit that it was extremely hot and humid someone needs to adjust for that and lower the air conditioner. When I left my shirt was soaking wet. Other than that just a great night

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R
Philadelphia
78 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Kind of a fun place with very good food and helpful servers !

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ML
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

The food was very exotic however I think there should be a little more menu options.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Baked Cheese was good. Sadly, the fried chicken was very dry and over cooked.
Menu needs work.

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OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was good, but servings were small for the price. Very nice outside dining space, although there were a lot of mosquitoes.

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l
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This was the best meal we have had all year! I ordered the duck breast and it was so tender it just about melted in my mouth. The red wine sauce, farro and baby bok choy complimented the meal perfectly. My partner ordered the pork chop. The smoky flavor and the juiciness of the chop were better than any chop he's tried lately. We both ordered the beef tartare to start, and it's a good thing we both ordered it because I wasn't about to share any, and nor was he. The potato chips tasted house made and went with the tartare perfectly. The service matched the cooking - not intrusive, but very attentive. I am looking forward to returning to Kensington Quarters many times (as long as I can find a place to park!)

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GS
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really enjoyed our evening at KQ. Food was excellent start to finish and service was professional and just right. We’ll be back soon!

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NK
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food with excellent service. Would eat here again.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! I am so impressed. We had the pork belly Benedict. So so good! It was relatively quiet and I have no idea why. We were going to go to Front St Cafe for brunch, but it was too crowded so we ended up here. However, I felt like it was better than Front St Cafe. More meat friendly.

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CK
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome meal. Great service. All staff is very friendly and go the extra mile to make you meal an enjoyable experience

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W
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Stellar Burger and great options for meals. However, the price doesn't match the portion size or quality. Charge a more reasonable price for the food served. Ambience is nice, dim lit and warm. However, two seat tables are very close to each other, it made it hard maintaining a conversation with your date without hearing the people next to you.

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h
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love bringing people to KQ - and it never fails. Whether a double date, party of 9, or date night we always leave full and happy.

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PN
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Meat eaters take note....prime quality meats. Vegetarians, also a very good but not as many options.

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s
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I were looking for a restaurant in the Fishtown area since we were attending concert.

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AG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Although the service was good, it was horribly slow. We waiting 90 minutes for our meal.

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a
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food and service was great. The only glitch for us was that we went with the impression this was a steak house. There were only 2 steak options on the menu. Both were very pricey ($68 and $100). Fortunately, two of us wanted our steak cooked the same way , so we shared . That’s not always possible, so it would have worked even better if the portion and price were scaled down to accommodate others at the table.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was beyond excellent! Food and ambience and cocktail menu was fantastic

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v
Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another amazing meal at Kensington Quarters! 4 of us for brunch, all us were raving what a delicious meal. Portions were the perfect size, great service, cool atmosphere...what else could you ask for?!?! The GM, Tim, ROCKS!!! Always look forward to returning to KQ!

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M
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was amazing and they brought us out champagne for our anniversary

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