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About Kimberton Inn

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.

2105 Kimberton Rd.
Kimberton, PA 19442
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
International, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 1:30pm;
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm;
Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Cross Street:
Hares Hill Road

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(610) 933-8148

Website:
http://www.kimbertoninn.com/

Entertainment:
We have live jazz in our bar every Friday and Saturday plus most Thursdays and Sunday Nights. Regular performers include Brian Gibson and Jeff Singleton on Piano and Bass, Mike Norris and Dennis Szabo on Piano and Bass, and A Trio Including Larry McKenna and Kevin McConnell on Sax and Bass.

Executive Chef:
Jim Trainer

Private Party Contact:
Jeff Effgen: (610) 933-8148

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Kimberton Inn Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.8

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (60)
Romantic (56)
Good for Anniversaries (53)
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Good for a Date (49)
Cozy (40)
Worth the Drive (36)
Quiet Conversation (35)
Good for Birthdays (33)
Neighborhood Gem (29)
Authentic (25)
Notable Wine List (23)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Bar Seating (20)
Seasonal (17)
Great for Brunch (16)
Good for Groups (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Live Music (14)
Local Ingredients (12)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Business Meals (9)
Casual (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Healthy (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Fun (7)
Scenic View (7)
Happy Hour (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Great Beer (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Organic (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Hot Spot (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Delightful and delicious as usual. Our go to family spot!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Outstanding service, drinks, food and atmosphere which was perfect for Valentine's Day dinner with my sweetheart. Jeff and his team are fantastic!

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Valentines

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·Dined 4 days ago

Kimberton Inn has always been my favorite place . However, for Valentines Day, I had my first disappointment. One thing was a table of 12 loud and happy people were very close to our table of two with an annoying passing around us and behind us trying to get around them as they stand around their table. They should have been in a more secluded place for them and us. My appetizer and salad was excellent. For whatever reason, my entree, woman, was served after her husband. When I received it it appeared it had been sitting under the lights to keep warm with my filet Mignon which was medium rare to well done. I sent it back and we waited to the point my husband had finished and I told them to forget it. They graciously gave us a partial credit and served us dessert. Very disappointed as we had expected the excellent service and food as we have had before. Very disappointed.

Tags: Cozy, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Sunday Brunch was very good although their appetizers didn't quite go well with breakfast items.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We have dined at the Kimberton Inn on many occasions. The food is very well prepared. The service from management to staff is outstanding. A superb dining experience.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

This was our 4th visit to the Kimberton Inn. Even though it is a long drive from Lancaster, it is one of our very favorite fine dining establishments. Very highly recommend it. Go early for a drink at the bar then enjoy the excellent ssrvice and food in the dining room.

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 4, 2018

A classic in a world of trends! There is nothing like it.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We had a terrific time dining with friends. Food was delicious, service was great, and we were able to relax and enjoy ourselves.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent food, good variety, excellent service - - and nice ambience

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The Best pork chop dinner EVER!
And the mashed sweet potatoes are to die for!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 31, 2018

A neighborhood gem! Been going for many years and not once disappointed. Ambiance, staff, consistently excellent food..what more can we say? Oh yes...owner Jeff runs a tight ship at a one of a kind (and vanishing style) restaurant. Highly recommend!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Always, 1st Class. Service, food, and atmosphere. A little on the expensive side, but worth it.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Very Expensive! Lobster tail was tiny for the price.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Very nice evening. Great food and cocktails. Tap beer flat.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We have dined at the Kimberton Inn many times over the years. We have not been there in a while and decided to take our mom for her birthday dinner. It was fabulous. Sat in a cozy room with a fire in the fireplace. Food was amazing. Still a topknot restaurant after all these years.

Tags: Tapas, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We went to Kimberton Inn for my husband's birthday. It is one of our favorite spots for special occasions! The updated menu was fabulous, and the chef wrote a lovely "Happy Birthday" in chocolate on our dessert plate. We love coming here in the winter because of the fireplaces and cozy setting. There's not a bad seat in the house. Even though the restaurant is full and busy, we always manage to feel like it's just the two of us and our table isn't on top of the ones next to us. Very attentive service - the staff here is extremely dedicated, pleasant, and efficient. Cannot recommend enough - we love it here and will keep coming back! Next to try on our list is Sunday Brunch!

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Kimberton Inn continues its notorious reputation of fine food & service. We were there recently for a birthday celebration with a table of ten. The owner, Jeff, is the epitome of professional service to his guests with a hands-on, "can't do enough", and VERY personal approach to the clientele. Thus, the venue has drawn many "regulars" over the years. The ambience is cozy fireside & candle-lit dining with numerous fireplaces in what is a charming historic Inn. It is particularly nice in the winter months. Their talented bartenders are experts with martinis and other specialty drinks. Recent expansion of the bar offers an improved layout, but the crowd is so intense (because it's so popular) that it is difficult to maneuver around on a typical Saturday night. Make reservations well in advance if you desire a weekend night! Live piano music adds to the cozy atmosphere. The food quality is outstanding & well presented, but portions are a bit small, leaving some diners craving a "second helping"...because it's so good. Many patrons dine right at the bar, but this adds to the crowd and hinders those just coming in for cocktails to find a seat. Nevertheless, if you are looking for fine service and good food, I highly recommend the Kimberton Inn! Perfect for special occasions or just a night to have a romantic dinner with your spouse or partner.

Tags: Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Always great food and presentation, Country atmosphere, and very good service have never been disappointed.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 14, 2018

As usual we had a great experience and look forward to another one.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The food was amazing! Everything was cooked perfectly. Our server was not the best. She wasn’t bad but not very attentive after our food arrived. This is definitely an early dinning spot. Our reservation was for 7:45 and we were among the last people in the restaurant when we finished at 10:30.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Another great meal at the Kimberton Inn. The scallops and shrimp with root veggies were awesome.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The Kimberton Inn is on our ‘favorite restaurants’ rotation. The food is dependably good (many of the dishes have been on the menu for years), the service is excellent and the ambiance is wonderfully warm and cozy.

Tags: Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Authentic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We were trying to think of a place to go and had been to Kimberton Inn years ago and decided to go again. It’s an old Chester County inn and the decor has not been updated at all. However, the most important thing, the food, was outstanding. My husband’s rib eye was cooked perfectly as was my daughter’s duck breast. My salad with almond crusted chicken was also very good. The parking lot is awful and the decor could use some serious updating ( even historic inns need updated), but I would highly recommend it for the wonderful food and the very good, friendly service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The ambiance was perfect, the food was ok. My $42.00 lobster tails looks like large shrimp and we're not tasty. Served on what looked like left over vegetable soup. No greens, no potatoes, just two small bread sticks. The service was the worst I have EVER experienced. Our waitress did not tell us her name, never refilled our soda or iced tea all of which were empty half way through the meal. We should have been there 60 to 90 minutes but we're there close to three hours because she was so slow to take and deliver our food. Dessert took forever as well. Very disappointed , will never go back, my friend agreed and will not recommend this place to anyone.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Kimberton is a gem. Wonderful food and exquisite service !

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great meal in a nice atmosphere. The authentic fireplaces brought a nice warmth to the dining area.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We had an outstanding dinner for our anniversary. The service was excellent, along with the food, wine and ambiance. We would highly recommend this restaurant for a special event or a fun weekend outing.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Service and food quality are top notch, we love the Kimberton Inn for special occasion meals - a real treat to help you celebrate. Great dessert!

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 5, 2018

had duck i though the breast could be done more leg was exellant

Tags: Healthy, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Authentic, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Dinner was so so! Lobster over cooked and for 105.00 a person the value was not there. Wasn’t sweet tender lobster. And was 1 1/4 Ibs . Would expect more for price. Also they rushed you! No time between courses.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Amazing food sitting by a real fire.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The Kimberton Inn is always excellent. Jeff and his staff always go above and beyond for thier customers. We celebrated New Years Eve yearly on Saturday and had a wonderful time and the food was exceptional. After our meal we sat at the bar for a night cap. A romantic evening at the Kimberton Inn. Thank you!

Tags: Seasonal, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The Kimberton Inn has become our family's go to spot for a nice holiday meal and we plan another visit in the summer months. Since myself and many of my siblings live a far distance from our mother's house we travel back to spend Christmas with her. Great food, beautiful ambiance. Kimberton is lovely without being pretentious.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Old country charm - great food, great service and wonderfully comfortable sitting in front of the fire!

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We had my wife and mother-in-law for a pre-Christmas dinner. It was very nice. The hostess/staff was very helpful to move our reserved table to the first floor so my mother-in-law could avoid the stairs. Loved the fireplaces and ambiance.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Food was mediocre and service was slow and inattentive. Multiple flights of steps were difficult for some members of our party. Disappointing experience, especially considering the price.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 19, 2017

There is no place better to be on a cold Chester County night than the Kimberton Inn. With the fireplaces ablaze (real wood fires), it's a must see, especially during the holidays.

I know they were busy the night we dined there, what with a full house and a holiday party in progress, but we felt a bit rushed. One thing you want to do while you are there is drink in the atmosphere of the old inn, and we felt we got less of a chance to do that being rushed. Otherwise I would have given them an "outstanding" for all categories.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Cozy, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Excellent as always. We have visited this restaurant several times over the past 15 years. The food and service are always top-notch.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We are never disappointed with the food or service at the Kimberton Inn. It is our favorite place for a special occasion or a get together with friends...so beautiful!

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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