The Hamilton Kitchen & Bar

4.4
1059 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Please call the restaurant for tables of 8 or more for complete table availability.

A welcoming approach to old-world hospitality with an urban vibe and new-
world flair. The Hamilton will take you back to the days of the public house, where both locals and visitors gathered for a heartwarming, good meal, great conversation and flowing libations.

The Hamilton will showcase seasonal American cuisine, featuring takes on regional classics from around the country and the family dinner table.
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4.5
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Nice ambience. Highly recommend

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SueK
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Server Eric was great! Food and drinks were both delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience5

Food was not very good at all. Drink made incorrectly. Server was the best part of the experience.

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vipTinaK
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Had dinner here before a show at the PPL Center. Probably one of the best burgers I’ve had locally. Great service, great food, great vibe, however very noisy when the restaurant is full so something to keep in mind if you’re looking to have a conversation. Would definitely recommend it, though!

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vipPatB
Hawaii
19 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

We were celebrating our moms 85th birthday with dinner and the Michael Buble’ concert at the PPL Center across from The Hamilton… perfect location we thought but it turned out to be extremely disappointing. First off, on entering the restaurant the noise level was deafening. My mom wears hearing aids so the noise level to her was amped up even more… she ended up taking them out as the noise was unbearable… the rest of our group could barely carry on a conversation. We all ordered drinks except mom. They did arrive pretty promptly and everyone was satisfied except for my THK Old Fashion… the worst I’ve ever had and I’ve been drinking them for years.
Next up, salad… which were fine, Caesar was delicious. For the main course 3 ordered the petite filet and 1 salmon. We waited an extremely long period of time between salad and entree. The waitress seemed to avoid our table so as not to be questioned on the delay. After about 45 minutes of waiting the food finally came out… no apology for the wait. The filet was a huge disappointment… The presentation was horrible… everything was put on one side of the plate as if done on an incline, not at all attractive. The steak was disappointing as well; Tough and dry isn’t how a steak should be. The salmon was acceptable but not exceptional.
Because of the delay we had no time for dessert as we needed to get to the concert. All and all my moms birthday dinner was very disappointing and returning to The Hamilton Kitchen will be a no go.

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RobertH
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Active, fun, and enjoyable along with excellent food and very good service.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The menu has changed and we were not impressed by the food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was creative and a fun spin on some traditional items. Onion rings were massive with great season, the sour cream & chive smashed tots tasted great, and the bacon Brussels were well…they had bacon so they were wonderful! The filet was cooked perfectly and tender. All in all the food was something definitely worth trying.

As for the service, our waitress (and I wish I remembered her name as I’d give her a shout out) was politely, up beat, and very friendly. Everything you’d want in a server and what the hospitality industry needs more of! Well done and I’d highly recommend a visit to Hamilton’s as I know ill stop by again next time I’m in town!

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Business
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good and our server was very attentive. I was there on a business meeting so it was a balance of attentiveness and being able to have our meeting.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Margherita pizza. Wings are so good and falafel is super tasty.

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vipIzzy
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding brunch, lovely outdoor seating. There was live music that was a little loud so something to be aware if you're sitting outside for brunch. The chilaquiles was amazing!

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Joey
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very good addition to downtown Allentown. My wife and I will go back!

Food was very good with limited menu. Seems like they want fewer choices but do them all very well.

Only drawback was the size. The place is cavernous!

Waitress was great!

Enjoy!

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WilliamN
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating at The Hamilton. Very, very clean, professional, elegant. Good food with good service. What else could you ask for?

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Anonymous
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Menu is not for picky eaters. Server was very friendly and nice but not very knowledgeable or experienced. Menu said 2oz pours, made order was asked single or double we said regular thinking a regular was 2oz as stated on menu, and we got 1oz. He just seemed very unsure and we had to wait awhile for water refill and also had to wait for drinks since he got our drinks and a table of 4's drinks and then told us he got them all at the same time as if that justified why we had to wait. $3.00 for a diet soda is outrageous.

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Bobby
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was pleased with the server and the quality of the food being served. The ambience was good.

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podcastdope
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were looking for a brunch spot when driving through town, and I impulse picked The Hamilton (a few menu items looked interesting). We sat in their beautiful outdoor space, where a live band played during our meal. The staff was friendly, and the food was delicious!

We had a baby with us, and they had no problem accommodating.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a great evening at Hamilton Kitchen. Our waitress Ashely was attentive and provided us with good service. Old Fashioned order from the bar was on point and my wife and I both felt our dinners were delicious. We highly recommend this restaurant.

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GIGISHOPPER
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful and happy to be there again. Our server was amazing - fun, attentive,everything you want

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vipNoelleK
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greeted and seated immediately, very friendly and attentive staff with great teamwork. Server was able to help me customize a cocktail to my liking and it was perfect. Appetizers and entrees were so good we didn’t have room for dessert which was sad because they all sounded amazing. Will definitely be back, hopefully on a night when it’s not 90 degrees and we can enjoying their outdoor dining.

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Martinl
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Great venue, but middling quality food. Some of the apps were good - wings, deviled eggs

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RickS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food & service. Very upscale restaurant, however where we were seated and able to look in to non dining areas peeling paint was observed in one side room area and in another side room area stacks of plastic rack observed which should have been secured in another area and with walls repainted in the other side room.

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Treefrog
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Meals were quite good, menu was diverse, but a touch boring. Strawberry shortcake was strange.

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MattyB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

That porkchop was fantastic! Wife ended up stealing about a fourth of it. I'll try to recreate it at home.

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Mason
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good drink, good music. GOOD NIGHT!! Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We were there for a Blues night that happens every first Friday. The music was great and the food outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Awesome food!

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vipKLR9
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Eric was wonderful. Thank you! The food is delicious, the wings are a must. The salmon could have used less peas but still really great.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal—delicious food, nice ambience and excellent service.

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vipSiobhan
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our meal. The corn chowder was delicious, as was the pork chop and petite filet. Loved the ambiance. If we were locals we would definitely be back often.

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Evan
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Service bad but very good food and atmosphere for a date

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HollyJ
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy Hour: great drinks and bites, lovely place to eat inside or out, luxury restroom, charming wait staff. Will return!

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LatoyaM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place. Definitely a place to go after work. Decorations were great.

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crnp2001
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our server was outstanding. The food was excellent. The only complaint is that our second Bloody Mary was literally tomato water with olives. It seemed like someone forgot the mix. As we were in a hurry to get to our son's graduation, we did not say anything at the time (which generally, I would do).

Happy to have a brunch option for sure. Glad they brought it back.

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vipPaul
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Want a great spot and the food is amazing !

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TimC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We booked a late dinner after graduation and the staff was friendly and efficient! Food was delicious and the cuisine was creative.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My wife and I have been to the Hamilton a few times over the years and it’s always been a good experience. This time was no exception! The food was fantastic, the service was great, the drinks were wonderful. All in all, we had a lovely anniversary dinner! Standouts being the Espresso Martini, Black Cherry Manhattan, and the Cider Brined Porkchop!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent all the way around.

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KevinM
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate in the bar at a window table to hear the band playing outside, great ambiance & staff were all real nice, we loved it, a great night out!

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TinaA
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Service was outstanding. Food was.. ok. Had the falafel which wasn't what you typically expect with the hard, grainy outside.. was more like a fried hand patty and still good. Husband ordered "crispy skin salmon " which for some crazy reason, they served skin side down on top of mashed potatoes.. so yeah, soggy skin salmon not as good. I had Nashville hot chicken. Was supposed to come with honey aoili but tasted like lemon.. not sure I got right sauce. Again, it was alright. Nothing great

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We came to this restaurant as part of a bourbon and blues kick off event. The food was great but we were not provided with the bourbon and blues menu for the event in which we were attending. Upon leaving we discovered many other tables were provided with those menus and we were not. The food was amazing the music was amazing. But then our waitress ended her shift or left somewhere and never insured that our check was cleared out and we were sitting around waiting for her to come back. We ended up needing to take our own check into the bar area to get a paid prior to our departure. But food was great the musician was great

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The Hamilton Kitchen & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 433-3535.

The Hamilton Kitchen & Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 1059 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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