Pub & Kitchen

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For more than nine years, P&K has been one of Philadelphia’s quintessential restaurants for quality dishes, craft cocktails and elevated farm to table offerings. Pub & Kitchen has been a comforting neighborhood staple with its selection of local beers on tap (“Pub”) and mouth-watering gourmet fare (“Kitchen”). Menu additions like fresh seasonal pastas and amazing seafood helped us garner a “three-bell review”: from Inquirer food critic Craig LaBan. The ever-evolving menu places an emphasis on seasonal ingredients and satisfying flavors. At the bar, enjoy a quirky selection of bar snacks, crafted cocktails or a nice glass of wine. Brunch offerings include dutch baby pancakes, classic egg dishes and powerful cocktails like the Wrangler, our spicy take on a Bloody Mary.

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Philadelphia
61 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

I don’t know...used to be better, I think? Needs to be updated and improved. They should be a neighborhood staple but have fallen off big time.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

We arrived at 11:30 for brunch, restaurant was not even half full, we waited for over an hour and 15 mins with not even the first course served. And the first course was nothing cooked (salad and breakfast cake). No one refilled our coffee. After asking to speak with the server and then manager, NO ONE apologized. They said they had many food tickets to fill. Isn’t that running a restaurant?? The salad came as lettuce and radishes only when the menu included avocado, sunflower seeds, etc. Again no apology from server and 10 mins later she hastily plopped a new salad dish on the table. As of 1 hour and 45 mins we still did not have our second course and 2 people in our party of 5 had not ordered a course so everyone was starving. We asked for the check to just pay for what we had eaten and they brought the full check for the entire 2nd course and desserts despite us never having received it. I have lived in Philadelphia for 26 years, eat out weekly and have never witnessed anything like this.

MD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

When we arrived at the restaurant, our server did not immediately greet us and when she came to our table did not introduce herself or tell us anything about the restaurant. We had to specifically ask her to describe certain meals. Our drinks were almost never refilled, we had coffee and our cups were continuously empty, despite seeing five people on staff. Also, the door to the outside was left open, so at one point there were four flies circling our table which was extremely gross. In total we were at the restaurant for two hours, and waited an average of 30-40 minutes between each course. If this was intentional, the server should have told us, but we were discontent the entire time.

C
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We really enjoyed the food and the experience. The noise level did get quite high but it looks like they have a quieter space in the back. We will ask for that next time!

L
Philadelphia
76 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu has gotten a little "smaller", but the what was on offer was interesting and the food was great - have always loved this place

R
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good brunch; nice cocktails.
Grilled zucchini bread was a great starter

h
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

Bad food. The service was slow but the staff was so nice and apologized! But honestly nothing makes up for food that doesn’t taste good. Esp when its $24+ per entree. Skip this place unless you just want a drink!

RG
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We hadn't been to Pub & Kitchen in quite a while and were delighted to find the menu updated and the food - outstanding. In addition - with new updates to decor, a good atmosphere too!
I imagine we will be returning very often from now on!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

The drinks we’re delicious. The fries and burger were good. The “heirloom tomato salad” was disgusting. Sliced tomatoes soaked in ranch with croutons on top. Gross.

RL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time sitting outside with a friend. Great food, excellent drinks, nice waitress.

PS
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Menu offered did not have a lot of what was online so we didn’t get to have some things we wanted. Ordered wings honey chipotle but got buffalo. Food was actually good just found the menu very limited as also you should note if meatballs are also pork and not just beef. Put the grilled romaine salad back on the menu! It’s the best salad. Thanks.

Pub & Kitchen
Responded on June 19, 2019

Hi Peggy, Thank you so much for the review! So sorry we didn't have the menu items you were looking forward to. We have recently had a change of chef and are in the process of adding lots of new and delicious salads, sandwiches and appetizer to the menu. We hope to have you in again as we are very excited about our new offerings and cant wait for all of our amazing guests to try them out and let us know their thoughts!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Travis is awesome! Great service and food!

DS
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was AMAZING! Food was so good, and the service was beyond 5 stars. When we arrived, we really wanted to sit outside and it ended up taking a lot longer than expected but they accommodated our every need and let us order apps and drinks while we waited. We got the cheese plate which was so good I can’t even explain! And the deviled eggs are also great. Both of us got burgers for dinner and Brussel sprouts on the side. The burgers were SO good and so were the brussel sprouts. Their moscow mules were stellar. I 10/10 recommend Pub&Kitchen for a nice summer dinner, especially outside :)

TC
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Service was absolutely terrible. Server took ten minutes to greet us, at which point we ordered everything because it was evident she wasn't coming back in a hurry. No mention of specials, no smile and forgot our drink order. It took over an hour for a burger to arrive on a Monday night with only 4 tables being used. It's overpriced and not worth your time. Acoustics are terrible; if you're hoping to speak to your dinner companion, this is not the place to go. Trying to be trendy but can't master the bascis. Your local pub is a better option.

SH
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and awesome atmosphere

CM
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was very good. Service was very slow. Time between initial drinks coming and when our order was taken was too, too long. It was particularly bad because all the area parking is 2 hours...out whole dinner there was 3 hours. Too long.

JS
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was good, atmosphere was very cool vibe. Service was slow as our waiter seemed to be working outside and inside and would disappear for prolonged period of time. Should be able to get another drink and not have to flag someone down in order to do so.

L
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had an amazing birthday dinner ! The staff was nice and the food excellent ! I even received my dessert with a candle :)

OT
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

P&K was a great spot for brunch! We enjoyed the beet salad appetizer, cheddar and ramp omelette, and the burger was fantastic! Highly recommend.

HJ
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We’ve been coming to P&K since it opened and we’re never disappointed. The menu and specials are refreshed often. The bar cocktails are well crafted and the beer selections usually have a gem or two. Noise can be a problem in the main room with the bar especially early dinners with parents who negotiate with their screaming child instead of taking them out for a walk to settle down. No consideration for other diners. Kids can’t behave...Applebee’s or take out. Anyway, service is exceptional without intruding. Food quality, creativity, portions and value are always worth the trip.

F
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Every thing was great except there was an unruly child melting down at the table behind us and that put a damper on the experience, so we removed ourselves. Appetizers were great and the special pasta was also exceptional.

TM
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service we're great! We will be back soon

B
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good burgers

L
Philadelphia
77 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a standard - the food, service, atmosphere - have always been excellent

D
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Menu was interesting. Execution a bit lacking. Some items slightly burned.

OT
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

My husband and I have been coming here for about 3 years. I was a huge fan of their burger. The French fried onions, whisky sauce and skinny shoe string fries. However, we went this past Saturday and their burger had changed. The burger had regular fried onions, regular fries and dijonaise sauce. I was so disappointed, the burger was just okay. I most likely wouldn’t come back from the burger, and would go somewhere else. We asked the server and she said they change their burger all the time? However, every time I’ve gone it’s been amazing until this past visit.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great local spot with fun atmosphere and vibe.

AB
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So good that you might want to move — just so this place can become your neighborhood place. Never disappoints.

OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met with a Hinge date is been texting with for about a week. Ambiance was perfect for a first meet up, and food was amazing too (burger was cooked 👌).

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!

JF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The grilled Romaine lettuce and the Brussels sprouts were very good, as was the service. The major drawback was the noise level, which had all the diners yelling to be heard. As a result, Pub & Kitchen is not a great place for conversation. It would benefit from more sound-absorbing materials on the walls and ceiling.

AR
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food here is always so delicious and creative. It is not the "pub fare" you expect! Our waitress was both incredibly well informed as well as helpful and appropriately personal and engaging.

EM
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service at Pub & Kitchen are great. I had the seafood pierogies for an appetizer and they were tremendous. For my main course I had the pork chop - it was a very nice piece of meat that was cooked perfectly. The sauces of both dishes were excellent. The one drawback to the restaurant is the noise level. We were seated in the small room to the side and large table was seated in there as well. We could barely hear each other talk. Not sure if there is anything the restaurant can do about this but I would still go back for the great food.

G
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great winter menu full of delicious comfort food classics with a perfect twist! Thank you!

AH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent menu and execution would highly recommend!

J
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, drinks and food. Standouts are the burgers, brunch, well-curated beer list, and aperol spritzes. We stopped going to P) Waitstaff and hosts are outstanding.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome restaurant week meal

VS
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good food, just a bit short of great, supported by excellent service. A very friendly neighborhood restaurant that presents a feel at home atmosphere. Bartenders treated you like an old friend and P anticipate they will be tasty, too!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Was during the eagles game but very loud and the food was ok but nothing fantastic.

D
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family gathering. Very accommodating and good hearty food . Great burgers! Noisy, so be aware of that.

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