Kimberton Inn

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$31 to $50
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International
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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B
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience5

The Kimberton Inn is an upscale dining experience, with that said, our family of four went for Sunday brunch as a special occasion. Overall I gave it a 3 stars. The place is beautiful, they have lots of wait staff but all the wait staff was young. Our waitress was not that attentive, forgot my husbands drink during his entire entree & didn’t notice until I mentioned it. We declined it at the end of the meal. We had a nut allergy at our table & I had to ask for separate biscuits to be brought out for him after I told her about the allergy as she didn’t think of it. Food was good, mine was over salted. I would go again, but I would lower my expectations.

MS
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service excellent as usual. Thanks Theresa for the wonderful service.

JK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kimberton Inn is a very nice place with great food and an excellent staff! Always a great night out.

AM
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was delicious and everyone was quietly efficient.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place with wonderful food

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing experience from start to finish.

The owner was the most polite and professional operator I’ve met.

We had quite a few special requests on a Saturday night and also were celebrating a special birthday. He made sure that ALL requests were executed to perfection.

The food was exquisite and the service to match.

I highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion.

AH
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and very good service. The food is very well prepared and the setting is good for special occasions. Portions were a little small based on the pricing but if you have an appetizer and entree there will be room for desert.

CH
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Good food. would go back! Very quiet and pleasant

TM
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience! Delicious steak, friendly staff.

LB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal tonight, with each course better than the last. Rave reviews for the tuna tartare, Caesar salad, duck, crab cakes, and white wine selection. And the service was impeccable. A special thank you to the owner for treating us to desert without even knowing it was my birthday. We’ll be back!!!

TR
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We went on New Years Eve so I was prepared for some compromises in service and food. But the food proved to be excellent while the service was understandably slower than normal. It was a packed night.
Victoria, our server was very attentive but the kitchen was a bit slow. Still we enjoyed our night immensely.

The next time we go we will eat at the expanded bar. Excellent bartenders and great ambiance.

g
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinning at Kimberton has always been a wonderful experience for our family and friends. It never disappoints!!!

PB
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service with a smile! Appreciate the small plate options, so as to better enjoy the appetizers. Drinks, as well, are always spot on.

JS
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Owner Jeff Effegan personally castigated my wife for questioning the preparation of her entree. After my wife told our waiter that the entree was over cooked, Jeff came to our table and defended the preparation asking my wife to come to the kitchen to view the entree. She declined, and he called her a "mean spirited women", not once, but three times. We have never been so insulted in over 40 years of "fine" dining. I cannot and will not ever recommend the Kimberton Inn as long as Jeff Effegan is involved. Yes, the restaurant comped our dinner, but his insults were over the top.

DT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

This is our 32nd year going to Kimberton to begin our holiday season and we looking forward to number 33.

MK
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience5

We did not receive our appetizer until 1 hour after we were seated... entree two hours; meal was dry and overcooked- not what we have come to expect from the Kimberton Inn.

b
Poconos
25 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got to Kimberton several times a year when we are looking for a special meal. We know that everything will be top notch. This was an anniversary celebration and we could not have asked for anything better. Dinner in front of a fireplace in a room decorated for Christmas could not have been a better setting. The service was outstanding . The quality of the food was excellent as expected.

EK
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very happy to see you, they seated us right away and treated us like we were the only couple there. The owner Jeff is a great host, walks around and says hello to everyone and personally thanks each person for coming. The food is quite delicious and your hostess is very attentive to your needs.

KB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Kimberton Inn is such a fantastic place to dine. Our experience was such a pleasure ... from the owner Jeff Effgen greeting us when we arrived, having a drink before a great dinner, and having Jeff say thanks for coming as we were leaving. The place is just so comfortable with such great atmosphere, food and drinks. We have been coming here for 25-30 years and have NEVER had a bad experience.

DD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to eat. A very romantic, special delight.

LH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The "Best Salad" really is the best salad I've ever had. It has a little bit of everything and is perfectly balanced. Even my veggie- avoiding husband loves it. We had the new England clam chowder, scallops with pumpkin and the cap steak. Everything was delicious and perfectly cooked. The ambiance is also beautiful with the crackling fireplaces. Our waitress was attentive but never intrusive and the meal was well paced. We split a chocolate pots de creme which was absolutely decadent.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Went on an off night so not very crowded. Great food, drinks, service and seating right next to the fireplace. They are decorated for the holidays which adds to the experience.

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here two times and both have been an amazing experience. Great food and great service. Will definitely be going back.

DE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whenever our son is visiting, he requests dinner at the Kimberton Inn!

h
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoying dining at the Kimberton Inn. The food is great, the servers are very personable and always willing to help with whatever is needed. It is our family jewel for places to dine.

B
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kimberton Inn is a classic country inn. Their Thanksgiving Dinner is one of the best.

Two suggestions: upstairs gets a bit warm with the fireplaces going. And tweak up the stuffing. Otherwise perfect!

SZ
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful Inn, nice place to spend Thanksgiving dinner with family when not hosting at home. The service was excellent and atmosphere was elegant. It is on the higher end to dine here but you don't mind paying more for special occasions. Will definitely visit again.

HH
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything worked well
Great service and food

MS
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I enjoyed another wonderful dinner! We will be back soon!

Mike and Maureen Stepek

CZ
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there for Sunday brunch. Menu was carefully explained. Sat near fireplace warm and relaxing. Good was very good. A variety of good choices from traditional breakfast of eggs and meat to salmon or shrimp and vegetables

HM
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice spot to linger with friends or family over good food. There are real fireplaces which make it nice and cozy in the bar as well as the different dining rooms. Broad menu with something for everyone.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual

v
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jeff and his staff make it a special place ! Sea bass was awesome.
Very romantic.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful as always.

M
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love eating at the Kimberton Inn. The food is outstanding.

F
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a birthday and could not have been more pleased. We sat by the fireplace, which provided excellent ambiance.
The service was attentive, without feeling rushed. The food was delcious, as we expected it would be. The decorated birthday dessert plate was a lovely touch.
We look forward to dining there again in the near future.

OT
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Maybe on a night other than a weekend it would be worth a visit. Food has great potential and service should be on point. This is presumably a well established restaurant in the area, so they should have it all lined up but missed the mark this time.

j
Naples
23 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, Jeff and his staff provided perfect service, food, and ambiance.

DL
Philadelphia
59 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Quaint atmosphere with fair food....

AO
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of 4, all enjoyed their meals. We ordered 4 different entrees and dessert. Wonderful.