Pub & Kitchen

4.5
331 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American, Gastro Pub
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Hours of operation
Dinner Nightly starting at 5:00
Saturday Brunch 11:00 am
Sunday Brunch 10:00 am
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Phone number
(215) 545-0350
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
20th & Lombard
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Public transit
University Pennsylvania South Loop
Septa #17
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 331 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.1
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends and I met at Pub and Kitchen for Sunday Brunch and everything was great from the atmosphere to the food. I ordered the spicy Bloody Mary and tuna toast and both were fantastic! I would come back again for sure!

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A
Dallas
27 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a great brunch find for our group! Amazing food!

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DP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Get. The. Deviled. Eggs. Ok, maybe an old fashioned as well. We had an overall great experience. The food was delicious, our sever gave us great recommendations. The atmosphere is quite loud and yet it is a cozy restaurant. Don't forget, get the deviled eggs!

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MA
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food , service and at atmosphere!

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NB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had Sunday brunch and it was wonderful. The weekend before I hosted a baby shower in the upstairs room and everything was perfect-the food, the space, the drinks and especially the staff. It was perfect! Thank you!

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JM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for Saturday brunch. I got the French toast - which is amazing. My vegetarian husband got an omelette that he loved.

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KG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 5

Usually love it here but had a bad experience. Ordered the omelet which did not contain all of the ingredients mentioned on the menu and the toast was black on both sides completely. Additionally, the server did not check on us once until we went out of our way to get our check.

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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and good service!

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P
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I’ve been here a lot and always like it but service was rough during my last visit- two of the three entrees were brought out 15 minutes before the last and I had to get another waitress to grab me a drink because ours went missing. Normally really like it so hoping it was just a one off!

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JH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I went here with some friends for a late dinner. The ambience is really nice and it has a comfortable, laid back feel. The menu has good variety and so did the specials. I opted for the 12 oz NY strip. I was thoroughly disappointed. The meat was bland and undercooked (I like a bleeding medium rare so this is saying something). Quite let down for a $32 steak. Will not be returning or recommending to others.

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B
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Pub and Kitchen is a neighborhood staple - delicious burger and good beer list.

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OT
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Pub & Kitchen for upscale casual dining. The burgers are my favorite!

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SB
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Usually come here for late-night snacks/dinner and drinks, was pleasantly surprised by the solid brunch menu and kid-friendly environment for a large group.

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AG
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Been wanting to eat here for awhile... so happy I finally did. Food was really great, beautiful night to sit outside too.

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R
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The mushroom omelette had a weird taste, almost unpleasant. On the pricey side for $16. The salad was fresh and lovely, that was the best part, as was the sour dough toast.

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P
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great upscale pub atmosphere with tasty food and lively bar scene.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Didn’t actually eat here..the restaurant week menu listed online was completely different from what was offered in person. There was a steak listed online and just a burger listed in person, among many other differences

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K
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server was fantastic. She made our experience great.

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S
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Advertised restaurant week special as 4 course meal - at restaurant they stated this was a “typo” despite being printed on the menu and website, and provided a menu completely different from what was advertised on the restaurant week website. We selected this restaurant based on the 4 courses and the menu originally advertised, so it was disappointing. Also, server kept forgetting items. Overall, unimpressive but not awful.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was great, the service was not.

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PO
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I eat here every time thinking it is going to be good, and it isn't!
The service is really bad.The food is never good,but sometime awful.
The last time we were there we were the only people in the back room ,and we were ignored.
We eat out often,and live in the "neighborhood".We feel with a little EFFORT the restaurant could be
good.Instead it feels like a high school or community college cafeteria.

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K
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

I used to come here a lot and the food was always quite good. But this time my son and I both had meals we did not enjoy. The burger which used to be wonderful was just ok and I had a salad drenched in dressing. Hopefully it was just an off night.

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AB
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

It was extremely loud. My party could not hear each other well but we got over that. The burger was delicious and cooked perfectly. The Brick Chicken entree was interesting. The chicken itself was good but the rice was extremely hard and undercooked. The Brick Chicken entree was honestly a waste of money because we could only eat one part of the whole meal. The calm appetizer and the lobster roll entree was probably the best and tastiest parts of the experience. I would return for drinks at the bar only next time.

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JB
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Ran into my daughter, husband and Grandson at your restaurant . they were leaving with their food packed up it’s disappointing you only have booster seats Please invest In some high chairs. It would have been a nice dinner had their son not had to sit in the booth.

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FS
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Fried Chicken in Philly!

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PS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It is very noisy inside, making it difficult to have any sort of conversation. Food is delicious, but pricey. Wine by the glass is also expensive. Service is terrific & the outdoor seating is very nice.

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DL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

I used to LOVE Pub and Kitchen and my husband and I used to go there all the time. But recently, it has gone downhill. Maybe it's the summer months, when the staff might be different (and perhaps servicing the owner's other restaurant in Avalon?) But I must admit, I was disappointed. The menu had been updated - which is great - but the salad we ordered was really really salty (I couldn't eat it); they were unwilling to adapt any of the menu items (adding a protein to a salad would require additional preparations from the kitchen, but not a crazy ask from a customer). And the service was just OK.

I really want to go back, but will need to give it a think before doing so.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was good for those who could eat it. We had a gluten free guest and the menu options were limited to basically one thing. Check first!

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N
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Nice atmosphere. Nice sidewalk cafe. Have enjoyed brunches a lot, but find the dinner food just so so. Much too much salt and trying too hard in ways. Simpler might work better.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Breakfast options were underwhelming and the bloody mary was downright awful. I would give it another chance but overall not entirely impressed

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f
Philadelphia
252 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a great brunch...a new item on menu- the focaccia bread pizza with broccoli rabe, ricotta and egg was interesting and delicious. The marinated tofu Bahn mi was also really tasty. The special Aperol Spritzer was lovely for a warm spring day. It's always lively and LOUD inside. We love this neighborhood gastropub!! There is something for everyone on the menu.

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H
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Haven’t been to P&K in years. This was a brunch visit. It was good, but nothing special really.... Baked eggs with fennel sausage in tomato sauce, similar to a shakshuka, was decent. Friend had an egg sandwich. Also decent. We heard their Bloody Mary’s were out of the world. Nope. My regular one was tiny, with one lonely olive, served in a wine glass, weirdly. Friends bloody was the Wrangler, a spicy version. Tasted ok, but was a salt bomb. Everything was overpriced. The bacon was super fatty and disappointing. Oh well. Service was great - friendly and attentive.

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SM
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This place remains a strong neighborhood go-to for good food and decent drinks.

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r
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Back again to phenomenal oysters
The East-Coast oysters at six for $10. are the most delightful bargain in town. The oysters are so good, don't put any sauce or vinaigrette on them; they are superb by themselves and much better than the buck-a-shuck at the Oyster House, I am not happy to say. I used to love coming to the Oyster House on Sansom. I can't say I've liked anything else at Pub and Kitchen, not so much the famous hamburger and not the brussel sprouts with grated cheese on top. I say these are the best oysters in town and a phenomenal bargain at Happy Hour (4-6!). As for the sauce, ask for bread. They don't have oyster crackers or saltines, OK. But you ask for bread, and they give lovely slices of grilled baguette. Get that to savor their excellent oyster sauces, but the oysters are too delicious on their own to put the sauce on. All the specialty beer was half price too, a big deal, but not for me, and I thought the cocktails were a bit watery.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were visiting from out of town and celebrating our anniversary. The food was outstanding, cocktails and beer were great and the service was fantastic. It was St. Patrick’s day - so probably a little louder than normal, but I was glad we were seated in the back room.

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s
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The gnocchi was amazing!! Would definitely go back.

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M
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good, we enjoy P&B but wish the menu were a little more extensive. Sometimes we bring friends who aren’t familiar and they’re surprised at how limited it is. That said what we chose was delicious, root vegetable pie, vegetarian pasta, Brussels sprouts, wings. All were perfectly prepared and flavorful. Not your typical bar food!!

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SS
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place always knocks it out of the park!

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OT
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have had 2 great dinners and one great brunch. Really like this place as a neighborhood go to.

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RL
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 2

Noise level extremely high

Salad starters average

Braised short rib very poor and stringy

Bronzino good beans bad

Olive oil cake inedible

Apple dessert excellent

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