Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen

4.4
146 reviews
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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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Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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

Service is great but food is mediocre

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

Mother’s Day

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Philadelphia
114 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.

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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.

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Philadelphia
15 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!

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

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

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

Great view and food

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AK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very few menu options, and very expensive. We had to return the soup to be reheated.

Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen
Responded on April 16, 2019

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

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g
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food. We started with calamari..simply delicious. Farmers Salad. So big I had to share with my husband. finished with the salmon dish. So good. Husband had the fried fish. Very large portion. Great vibe, attentive server. A+

Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen
Responded on April 5, 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 and Anchor Bar + Kitchen, and that you enjoyed some of our tasty onsite dining options. It will be a pleasure to welcome you back in the future!

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T
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not your typical hotel restaurant. We were politely greeted by Brittany. The service, from start to finish, was excellent. Request Andy as your server. He delivered service at a five-star level.
A nice variety of menu options to choose from. The quality of food was outstanding.

Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen
Responded on April 1, 2019

It’s pleasing to learn you felt welcomed and accommodated by our staff and thrilling you would consider returning to us in the future. I’m glad you found our restaurant convenient and that your overall experience was satisfactory. It would be a pleasure to host you again at the Keating's Rope and Anchor Bar + Kitchen!

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TT
Philadelphia
158 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Keating’s was a very nice place to dine. Food was fabulous, especially the crab cakes (all crab and only a bit of fillers), and the shrimp and scallops over squid ink pasta. Fine service.
Great views of the water. Nice bar for before or after dinner drinks.

Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen
Responded on April 1, 2019

Thank you for taking a moment to share your review with us. It is pleasing to hear you had a great dinner with us at the Keating's Rope and 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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GH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was beautiful and the service was excellent. We really enjoyed the Buffalo Cauliflower. The waiter was very attentive with not being over bearing. Looking forward to going back. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen
Responded on April 1, 2019

I’m pleased to hear you were so impressed by our customer service and meals! 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 and Anchor Bar + Kitchen in the future!

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Food only average. Staff very nice. No ambiance. Tables close together

Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen
Responded on April 1, 2019

Thank you for sharing your review of the Keating's Rope and Anchor Bar + Kitchen. 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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J
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

Located in the Hilton Hotel. Seemed more like a hotel restaurant than a stand alone. Menu was limited. Would have liked lunch menu items added to dinner menu.

Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen
Responded on April 1, 2019

Thank you for sharing your review of the Keating's Rope and Anchor Bar + Kitchen. We appreciate your feedback as it helps us make any modifications to our operation. It was a pleasure to host you, and we look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back.

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JA
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I stumbled upon this restaurant while searching for places to treat my hubby for his birthday. The value with Travelzoo was great but the service and night was excellent. My hubby loved it. Everyone was so friendly and once they found out it was his birthday, they helped me with making his night memorable. Our waiter Hassan was the best, he catered to us with such finesse and professionalism. The food & atmosphere was amazing. Definitely two (2) thumbs up!!

Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen
Responded on March 11, 2019

Thank you for taking a moment to share your review with us. We are excited to learn that you visited our restaurant to celebrate your husband's birthday. Your compliments of Hassan are appreciated, and I will be sure to pass them along to the rest of the team. I am glad you had a satisfying overall visit, and we look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back to the Keating's Rope and Anchor Bar + Kitchen soon!

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Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Keating's for Valentine's Day dinner and had a wonderful experience. Service was attentive and professional, there was both a prix fixe and regular menu available, and the view of the Delaware River from our table was an added plus.
Each course offered a variety of choices, with more than adequate serving sizes (we shared the calamari appetizer), and food was prepared perfectly.
This was our second visit to Keating's, the last one being for lunch, and we have been impressed both times with the quality of food and great service in a relaxed dining room with a great view.
We'll be back again!

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OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff were exceptional. They treated the birthday boy fantastically. Thank you again!

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J
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

5 of us had dinner to celebrate a 50th birthday. We ranged from age 18 to 71 and we all enjoyed the location as well as 3 apps we sampled and 5 different main dishes. Our waiter, Andrew, was very helpful with menu suggestions and answering our questions.
Thank you for a enjoyable experience!!

Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen
Responded on January 18, 2019

Thank you for taking a moment to share your review with us. It brings a smile to our face to hear you had a great birthday celebration with us at the Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen. Your compliments of Andrew and our staff are appreciated, and I will be sure to pass them along to the rest of the team. I am glad you had a satisfying overall visit, and we look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back soon!

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M
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a wonderful lunch to celebrate a friend’s birthday! Food was good and atmosphere and service was excellent. We will return to Keatings.

Keating's Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen
Responded on January 18, 2019

Thank you for sharing your detailed feedback of your stay with us! I am glad your overall experience was pleasant, and that you found our atmosphere and 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 & Anchor Bar + Kitchen, and we hope we may welcome you back in the near future!

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P
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

I went to New Years Eve with my son to have a good time and enjoy the fireworks on Penn’s Landing. The restaurant is beautiful, however the hot food was cold, I saw a waiter returning a ceasar salad to the station after someone didn’t eat what is unacceptable in all restaurant for sanitary conditions. No one food was really good, I went for many different New Years Celebrations including to watch the fireworks in Copacabana (Rio de Janeiro) and the food was really exceptional.
The music was really aloud and no one song was for a New Years occasion, impossible to talk.
The service was less than ok, we were in a small table for 2 and it was an eternity to remove the plates. We were eating the deserts with plates piled.
To order something was another eternity as the same to pay.
Finally, the fireworks, the view is not so good we can see the fireworks in the sky but not entire scene due the location, what’s not the restaurants fault but is another point to consider.
Honestly I read similar reviews here but I decided to go since my son is 18 and it’s not easy to find events that he can go (minor 21).
We left really disappointed, I expected at least a medium event in general but neither this we had.

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TS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

$200 for a buffet?
No meat, lukewarm items.
Half empty...major disappointment. NEVER again.
Fool me once, shame on me...fool me twice?

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JE
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Way over-priced for NYE and for what was offered. Might be good otherwise but it will not be a NYE destination ever again. Server was very attentive and did a nice job.

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AQ
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

This is my 3rd year going to Keating’s on New Years Eve. We had friends join us this year & I was embarrassed that they (and we) paid so much for so little. No music or festivities of any kind (unlike the last 2 years). Food & service was sub par. I will not be returning next NYE. We spent $250 on buffet dinner for 4 + cash bar & it was definitely not worth it! I think the party I invited is upset b/c it was a huge waste of $$

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Hasan, our waiter, was great. He recommended some amazing dishes. The ambiance was great as well.

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TF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waiter was amazing. The food was delicious, the filet mignon melts in your mouth. Couldn't have asked for a more perfect evening celebrating a birthday.

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MT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My group of Golden Girls went for breakfast to celebrate our Christmas exchange and all the girls were so happy with my choice of restaurant - good food and great staff. We are in the process planning another get together at Keating’s Rope n Anchor.

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JR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 1

Nowhere on the website does it say this is a hotel restaurant. It felt like a large diner with bright lights, not romantic or intimate at all.

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DD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the Thanksgiving brunch. There was a nice selection of food. We will return.

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N
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

We were staying in the hotel and needed something easy with our five year old.
The food was good(next great but good). The server was attentive and wanted to please us and make it easy with my daughter. The decor seems new and was bright and comfortable with big tables.

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f
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Didn’t say real clear it was in the Hilton hotel. And parking was 10$.

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KM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

Food was really good; ambience could be better. Felt rushed by our waiter, which was unfortunate as everything else was great.

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M
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Great way to relax after a long day. Views are awesome and service was spot on.

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H
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 4

My husband and I ate at Keating’s for the first time and will not be going back!! After ordering our food we waited for what felt like forever and when our food finally came they brought our entree’s first, then our salad and then our appetizer....crazy!! The food was room temp at best and wasn’t anything to rave over. We were seated outside on the deck which was nice because of the view of the water etc. Keating’s needs to step up its game with all the fabulous local eateries flooding the area!!!

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RS
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

The food was mediocre at best. The decor was nice but the carpet was dirty.

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K
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Nice place to watch fireworks Food was good. Only complaint was that there were signs everywhere for Hilton Awards when you spend a certain amount for food. Wait staff directed me to front desk only to find out the deal had expired.

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SD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

location great and very nice restaurant but food was very sub-par. guacamole was pre-made and not fresh and suspect the burger was frozen and lacked any flavor. Overall the food was under seasoned and not very good.

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SH
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good breakfast buffet with excellent omelettes and pretty good coffee. Nice views of the river and Camden waterfront. Great place for breakfast if you are staying at the hotel. Sunday morning breakfast was pretty crowded so a reservation is a good idea.

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P
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing food experience just prior to a night out!

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SW
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

I had the shrimp tacos...the menu description was better than the actual meal. I was expecting fresh shrimp at least, no I got frozen breaded shrimp out of a bag. My wife's flathead was horrible and she couldn't finish it. The waitress was in a bad mood and believe you me the tip reflected it.

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