Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Welcome to Keating’s Rope & Anchor, Bar + Kitchen, a social eatery where friends gather over waterfront views, toast to milestones and retreat to savor a taste of culinary craftsmanship.

A riverside respite, Rope & Anchor serves up contemporary American cuisine with an emphasis on sustainable seafood, locally sourced ingredients and hand crafted cocktails. Our refined menu pares perfectly with magnificent views, live entertainment and nautical flair.

With weathered textures, maritime influences and bold spaces – Keating’s Rope & Anchor, Bar + Kitchen embraces the heritage of Penn’s Landing in a artistically curated way. You’re invited to step out of the bustling city and into our urban oasis along the Delaware River. Cheers!
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New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Food was excellent, service was good.- Ambience was nothing special

AA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service was great. I loved the floor to ceiling windows and the amazing view.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

A lovely spot on the waterfront with calm ambiance. Everyone was friendly and service was prompt. The food was mostly delicious, our group enjoyed their cheesesteaks and fish and chips, but the grilled shrimp tacos missed the mark. Unfortunately we couldn’t sit outside because of the lanternflies. The only true downfall of the restaurant is the lack of reasonable parking. Options are either $32 for valet at the hotel, or waiting in a ridiculously long and slow line for $20 public parking lot that fills up quickly. Overall though, we had a lovely time catching up and enjoyed ourselves. We will be back!

Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen
Responded on September 19, 2019

Thank you for taking a moment to share your review of Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen We are thrilled you were impressed by our view, and the cheesesteaks hit the mark! I am especially glad you found our staff friendly and accommodating. I am sorry to learn about the experience with the valet. Your comments do not reflect a typical experience for the hotel, and I apologize for this. It was a pleasure to host you, and we look forward to the opportunity to do so again in the future!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Had to wait because understaffed at 6pm Saturday. Free tables but would not seat the 2 of us. Fish and chips was awful. Tough fish very salty. Salmon over cooked. Why would I recommend ? I would give another try to maybe sit outside and have just appetizers. But it was disappointing so maybe I'd just go somewhere else.

Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen
Responded on September 14, 2019

Thank you for taking a moment to share your review of your stay with us. Is disappointing to learn some aspects of your stay missed the mark. Your comments do not reflect a typical experience at our restaurant, and I apologize for this. It is our hope we may have another chance to host you, as we wish to provide you with the experience you expect from us.

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AD
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

We were very disappointed as this was my birthday dinner. It took a long time for someone to seat us, we waited at the host stand until someone came to seat us 10 minutes later. Then it took a very, very long time for a server to come over. He seemed miserable and like he couldn’t wait for the night to be over. Then we learned that the “rum runner machine” was broken when we tried to order drinks. I got a margarita instead which was the worst margarita I’ve ever had. And the appetizers were less than sub par, especially the “firecracker shrimp”. The raw tuna & avocado app, which usually comes with some kind of chip to eat it with, did not come with anything and we weren’t sure how to eat it. We asked for crackers, and the server dropped 7 packs of saltines on the table. The food was so bad I decided not to order an entree. Unfortunately, I’ll have to tell friends & family to stay away.

Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen
Responded on September 14, 2019

Thank you for taking a moment to share your review of your stay with us. Is disappointing to learn some aspects of your stay missed the mark. Your comments do not reflect a typical experience at our restaurant, and I apologize for this. It is our hope we may have another chance to host you, as we wish to provide you with the experience you expect from us.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

We did reserve a table in advance when we got there there were open tables out side and was told we would have a 20 min wait for out side which was not a problem after almost 50
Mins of waiting for an outside table I went to see what was going on and the table magically appeared and was available. We then waited 15 mins for someone to come to the table! And when I asked the server if our food can come out with the appetizer meaning if I didn’t need to wait til we were done the appetizers to get our meals she gave me attitude and said well we are really busy. I would have responded to a customer as I’ll
See what I can do NOT we r really busy !!! CUSTOMER SERVICE was HORRIBLE
FOOD WAS pretty good though !!! We prob will not return !!!

Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen
Responded on September 14, 2019

Thank you for taking a moment to share your review of your stay with us. Is disappointing to learn some aspects of your stay missed the mark. Your comments do not reflect a typical experience at our restaurant, and I apologize for this. It is our hope we may have another chance to host you, as we wish to provide you with the experience you expect from us.

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SS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place, decor is open and clean, windows allow for a nice view of the river. Food and staff were awesome. We had a nice meal.

JB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very pleasant and helpful staff, delicious food (especially the ahi tuna tartare!). Found the temperature in the room a bit too cold.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Slow on service, small drinks

CH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious! The service was awesome! I have food allergies. Our server helped me choose my meal. Super place to eat at Penn’s Landing! Great view in the dining room.

Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen
Responded on August 24, 2019

Thank you for taking a moment to share your review with us. It is pleasing to hear you had a great overall experience with us at the Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen, and that you enjoyed some of our tasty dining options. It would be a pleasure to welcome you back in the future!

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T
Orlando
29 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Inside hotel but great water view. The salads were VERY fresh and tasty. Tuna was also prepared perfectly.

Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen
Responded on August 22, 2019

Thank you for sharing your feedback. It's great to learn that you enjoyed your meal selections. Your comments are appreciated and valued, as they help us provide all of our guests with a first-rate experience. It was a pleasure to host you, and we hope we may welcome you back in the near future.

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LS
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The mixed reviews had me a little hesitant about booking for a party of 12 of us on a Friday night, but I am SO glad I pulled the trigger and booked. Everything was flawless! The service by Andy was great, everyone loved their food, and the atmosphere was great! No complaints whatsoever!!

Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen
Responded on August 22, 2019

Thank you for sharing your review of the Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen. It is great to hear you enjoyed several aspects of your experience with us, and that you would consider returning to us in the future! It was a pleasure to host you, and we look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back.

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OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

We were ignored for five minutes when walking in. After being seated we were told they needed to make copies of the kids menu for our three kids. It took 15 minutes and they handed us one menu. We had to ask the waiter if we could order drinks. We were charged $16.95 for a margarita on the rocks in a small glass. The crab cakes and shrimp tacos were barely even warm. One kids meals was super hot and the other two kids got fish and chips and for $24 for that they fish was mostly batter and hard. We seemed to be a bother from the moment we walked in.

When washing your hands in the men’s room if someone opens the door it was slam into you.

I wouldn’t recommend this place and other than a nice view, if we had been able to sit outside, it doesn’t have anything else going for it.

Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen
Responded on August 17, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. I apologize for any inconveniences caused you during your visit. It's disappointing this affected your impression of us, as we strive to provide a first-class guest experience. It is my hope you will give us another chance, as we wish to restore your trust in us!

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KO
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 5

Took my wife here for her bday. Ordered the 35.00 crab cake dinner which I don’t mind paying for good food, however the crab cakes were mushy, small...ordered with mashed potatoes and broccoli. The mashed potatoes were awful and the broccoli was not seasoned at all. We wind up sending the sides back but was still charged for the full meal, with 10% off. I wouldn’t recommend going here for great food, the upside is the view is amazing!

Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen
Responded on August 17, 2019

Thank you for taking a moment to share your review of your experience with us. Is disappointing to learn some aspects of your meal missed the mark. Your comments do not reflect a typical experience at our restaurant, and I apologize for this. It is our hope we may have another chance to host you, as we wish to provide you with the stay you expect from us.

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s
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Sat outside with great view. Food was adequate, definitely overpriced given the basic nature of the menu. Service was atrocious, for example we asked our waitress what the soup of the day was, she replied she wasn’t sure and would go check. She came back 30 minutes later, forgot to check that, this pattern continued pretty much the entire meal, forgotten wine, challenged to refill a water glass.

k
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service was very good. I had the scallops and they were cooked perfectly. The restaurant is connected to the Hilton Hotel. Also it overlooks the boardwalk at Penns Landing. There is live music on their deck but not enough space to listen to it. So we went to the Boardwalk and listened to them there.

Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen
Responded on August 22, 2019

Thank you for sharing your review of the Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen. It is great to hear you enjoyed several aspects of your experience with us, and that you would consider returning to us in the future! It was a pleasure to host you, and we look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back.

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BS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Nice, but just average place for the cost of dinner.

Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen
Responded on August 12, 2019

Thank you for sharing your feedback of your experience with us! Your comments are appreciated and valued, as they help us provide all of our guests with a first-rate experience. It was a pleasure to host you, and we hope we may welcome you back in the near future.

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m
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Perfect night to sit outside on the patio. Food good, service good. Creme Brulee was not toasted on top which was a big disappointment .

OT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service.

Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen
Responded on July 29, 2019

Thank you for sharing your review of the Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen. It is great to hear you enjoyed several aspects of your dining experience with us, and that you would consider returning to us in the future! It was a pleasure to host you, and we look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back.

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ZH
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I ate here for our anniversary and it was incredible. Service was quick and eating outside under the flowers was beautiful.

Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen
Responded on July 22, 2019

I’m pleased to hear you were so impressed by our customer service! We strive to provide a first-class experience and I’m glad we hit our mark during your visit. We loved having you as a guest and we hope we may welcome you back to the Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen in the future!

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SR
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Soup was delicious
Chicken was dry and overdone
Potatoes almost raw
Beautiful location a shame the food isn't good

Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen
Responded on July 14, 2019

Thank you for taking a moment to share your review of your stay with us. Is disappointing to learn some aspects of your visit missed the mark. Your comments do not reflect a typical experience at our restaurant, and I apologize for this. It is our hope we may have another chance to host you, as we wish to provide you with the cuisine you expect from us.

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DK
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Service and food was very good

Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen
Responded on July 14, 2019

Thank you for sharing your review of the Keating's Rope and Anchor Bar + Kitchen. We greatly appreciate and value your feedback of our restaurant! Your compliments of our staff bring a smile to our face, as we strive to provide all of our guests with a first-rate customer service experience. It is pleasing to hear you had a satisfying visit, and we look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back soon!

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DB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

I went to Keating's Rope & Anchor with a group of 5 on July 3rd 2019. The menu was very limited. 3 of us ordered the fish & chips. I have to say it was the worst fish & chips I had ever eaten. One person in party returned her fish and chips. It was substituted by Keating's version of New England clam chowder, which was clumpy and mainly potates. This also was inedible. I wish I had returned my fish & chips also but the waiter did not come back until much later. I was extremely disappointed especially due to so many good reviews. I can only assume that the previous chef had quit.

Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen
Responded on July 14, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. I apologize for the disappointment in your quality of culinary cuisine that you received and any inconveniences this caused you during your visit. It's disappointing this affected your impression of us, as we strive to provide a first-class guest experience. It is my hope you will give us another chance, as we wish to restore your trust in us!

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WA
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The top crust of the crème brûlée was not crusty at all so It was not what I was expecting at all.

Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen
Responded on July 6, 2019

Thank you for sharing your review of the Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen. It is great to hear you enjoyed several aspects of your visit with us, and that you would consider returning to us in the future! It was a pleasure to host you, and we look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was not very good especially for the price.

Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen
Responded on July 14, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. Your comments are appreciated and valued, as they help us provide all of our guests with a first-rate experience.

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

We were seated. No one came to take our order after 10 minutes. Finally a manager came . Took our order. Gave us bottled water for inconvenience and left. After long wait for food we never saw anyone again. We had a hard time trying to get our bill. No one knew who waited on us.
Left very disappointed

Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen
Responded on July 6, 2019

Thank you for taking a moment to share your review of your experience with us. Is disappointing to learn aspects of your visit missed the mark. Your comments do not reflect a typical experience at our restaurant, and I apologize for this. It is our hope we may have another chance to host you, as we wish to provide you with the stay you expect from us.

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m
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

The service was super slow.

Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen
Responded on June 24, 2019

Thank you for sharing your review of the Keating's Rope and Anchor Bar + Kitchen. It was a pleasure to host you, and we look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back.

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n
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Passed on food. Too much of a hotel bar) restaurant feel for me

Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen
Responded on June 24, 2019

Thank you for sharing your review of the Keating's Rope and Anchor Bar + Kitchen. It was a pleasure to host you, and we look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back.

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J
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed Father’s Day lunch today. The staff was amazing and accommodating. The food was very good and we felt relaxed. Very enjoyable!

Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen
Responded on June 24, 2019

Thank you for sharing your review of the Keating's Rope and Anchor Bar + Kitchen. We greatly appreciate and value your feedback of our restaurant! Your compliments of our staff bring a smile to our face, as we strive to provide all of our guests with a first-rate customer service experience. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back soon!

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AS
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The first thing you need to know is that this restaurant has a lovely patio area. However, they cannot seat groups larger than 6 out there. As a group of 8, we were disappointed to discover this. However, the manager and every single employee we met were so accommodating and nice (even setting up a table for us outside that tried to fit 8 people at a 6-person table) that in the end, it didn't matter. We sat at a lovely table inside and everyone had a great time. The second thing you need to know is that brunch ends at 12noon here, even on Sunday. We got there at 12 and only had the option for lunch. Again, we didn't know this at the time and were initially disappointed. However, every one of us agreed that the lunch food we ordered was exceptionally good. The salads with fresh fish (ahi tun and salmon) were particularly good. The prices--especially considering this restaurant is inside the Hilton Hotel--were reasonable, and the service was great. So while this wasn't the experience we thought we were getting, it was overall a great experience and I would definitely recommend this restaurant for those looking to be in the Penn's Landing/Society Hill area after you are done eating.

Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen
Responded on June 24, 2019

Thank you for sharing your detailed feedback of your experience with us! I am glad your overall experience was satisfactory, and that you found our staff welcoming and accommodating. Your comments are appreciated and valued, as they help us provide all of our guests with a first-rate experience. It was a pleasure to host you at the Keating's Rope and Anchor Bar + Kitchen, and we hope we may welcome you back in the near future.

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JI
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend & I sat outside & had the best experience ever!

JW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

This restaurant is nice and on the water, but it's inside the Hilton so keep that in mind. It's very busy and very tourist-y.

d
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful location for excellent waterfront dining! Food and service were both wonderful! Can’t wait to go back!

OT
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Service is great but food is mediocre

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Mother’s Day

BR
Philadelphia
118 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Mother’s Day dinner for 6 of us. When we arrived and were seated the first thing I noticed was a lot of dirty tables from the brunch that had just ended. The restaurant didn’t seem fully ready to be seating for dinner. Overall the food was good but not great. Service was good but 5 out of 6 of us went with the dinner buffet. Then we get our bill and see that 20% gratuity was added on. I understand that we were a party of 6 but that seemed excessive considering that it was primarily buffet.

JW
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience. The food and atmosphere was very nice. My company also enjoyed the experience.

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

Great Outdoor Dining Experience! We were dining to celebrate Mothers' Day and had a great first-time experience. We dined outside and had a great view of Penns' Landing. We enjoyed sitting outside in the sunshine while people-watching. Our hostess and waitstaff was professional and attentive. Our meal was good and well-portioned. The Red Sangria was quite yummy. The restaurant was busy but not crowded.

We're Philadelphians and never heard the restaurant. It's located in the Hilton Hotel on Penns' Landing. We just happened to do a google-search on Philly restaurants with a view and this came up. We will certainly return and spread the word. For those not familiar with the area, you can find on-street parking on the other side of Delaware Avenue (aka Columbus Blvd).

Happy Dining!

h
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place, scenic view at waterfront, great food and service

OT
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great view and food

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