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Kensington Quarters

4.6
4.6
688 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Kensington Quarters is a full-service restaurant & bar that is centered around whole animal butchery and serving ingredients from the region’s most dedicated farmers producing responsibly-raised, natural products with minimal interruption. It is located along a bustling corridor of Fishtown alongside many popular shops, cafes and nightlife spots. Chef Matt Harper prepares his rustic farmhouse-style cuisine and writes his menus based on what’s fresh and seasonally available from his farm partners.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm Sunday: 5:00pm-9:00pm Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 11am-2:30pm

  • Phone number

    (267) 314-5086

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Matt Harper

  • Catering

    by request: info@kensingtonquarters.com

  • Private party facilities

    We have an event space, main dining room, two bars and an outdoor patio. Please email us for more info with regards to private events: info@kensingtonquarters.com

  • Private party contact

    Sarah Kelly: (267) 314-5086

  • Neighborhood

    Fishtown

  • Cross street

    Frankford Ave and Thompson Street

  • Parking details

    ParkAmerica Parking lot on Front Street, between Thompson St & Master St (1 block away from the restaurant)

  • Public transit

    2 blocks from the Frankford & Girard subway stop in the Blue Line

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 688 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. GG

    GabrieleG

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    All good except food wasn’t as good as the other reviewers said
  2. RA

    RicA

    Philadelphia

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Our party of four opted for the tasting menu... it was fantastic but absolutely more food than four of us could eat so large doggie bags were included.....
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food!!! Drink selection is very one sided (not for the sweeter taste) but was so distracted by food that I didn’t even care!! Highly recommend!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING! Everything was simply amazing
  5. C

    Cherry

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Service was good. Food was a little too salty in some places, too bland in other places - not very consistent. But I would come again just for the brussel sprouts. Not sure if I would come back, but I would definitely recommend to friends and family.
  6. BE

    BrynleeE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had reservations, but it took a minute for us to be seated, so the chef brought out a pastry as an acknowledgement of our patience :)
  7. S

    Smore

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food is amazing! I don't know if $20 for a burger, $5 to add bacon and $4.50 for a glass of gingerale is worth it but... if you have money to burn their burger is amazing and would definitely recommend. I did not like that the restaurant canceled my opentable reservation without contacting me or telling me why but when we arrived there was a table available anyway so we got to be seated right away.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved absolutely everything!!! Can’t wait to return
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Really good food and service, tables are a little close together, which makes the conversation a little difficult. Will definitely come back
  10. E

    Edmyster2

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Always a solid spot for brunch
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    While the food is amazing, I was a little disappointed with the charcuterie - 3x3 thin slices (like pepperoni sized) of meats, 3 pickle slices, a smear of mustard, and some bread for $18, with no cheese in sight. Granted, the meats were very tasty, but it was a scant charcuterie for full dinner menu... it seemed like happy hour portions. They have probably the best burger in philly. Great spot and fun energy but you’re better off for happy hour here
  12. TF

    TFelicetti

    Philadelphia

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is a favorite of ours. We always have great food and drinks. Our recent visit, we did the Chef's tasting menu. WOW. One of the very best meals I've ever had. I highly recommend it. Our service was friendly, informed, professional, and appropriately attentive. Evan, as always, made great craft cocktails!!!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    The "lump crab" and "grits" were not lump crab or grits. The burger I had was not good. I was very disappointed considering the rating. Then to be approached and followed by a pan handler from the moment we stepped out of the restaurant was just the nail in the coffin so to say. My husband's my strip was tasty but very fatty. There are many other great restaurants in the area that I would recommend over this one.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent strip steak. Everything was great!
  15. a

    adelattes

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Although we enjoyed the food, it took 30 minutes to come to the table and our server was also extremely slow.
  16. SJ

    StelaJ

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    My server was amazing and the bartenders were friendly. However, the portion size of the food was extremely small especially for the prices.
  17. M

    Mack

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! Everything was so tasty. The atmosphere was nice as well.
  18. W

    Winni

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had visitors from Germany in town and since the burger was rated within the top 10 burgers on some platform online, we went and loved not only the KQ burger, but also the drinks. Great bartender, made a fantastic Manhattan and got very creative on some non-alcoholic cocktails for the kids. Will be back soon.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    🎂 it was a great place for a big group for birthday
  20. JO

    JOHNT

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great service, cocktails and atmosphere. I understand the emphasis on meat (which was delicious) but would like a few more fish/vegetarian options.
  21. n

    nancy

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We enjoyed our meal, servers were attentive, good options even for vegetarians. The cocktail/wine/beer list was good and prices were fair.
  22. S

    Steve3

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall3food4service5ambience1
    Good food and excellent service spoiled by loud music forcing diners into even louder conversations. Overall noise level so excessive that, rather than stay for desert after dinner or more drinks, we had to leave.
  23. MG

    MichaelG

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great time. Thanks!
  24. 3

    38steaks

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Date night with the wife during the week was a treat! Crowd was very small, easily booked a table. Ambiance and vibes were definitely nice. Appetizers that were recommended by the waitress were tasty. Drinks were very enjoyable as well. I would say the only part of the meal that I wasn't completely satisfied with was the 30 day dry aged ribeye. For $80, I wasn't too impressed. The Mrs. seemed to enjoy it, that's all that matters!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food and drink were great, but mains did take a long time to come out. Super cool building too!
  26. DB

    DeeB

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Excellent food with great service! Loved the wine our waiter selected and loved even more that it was poured from the barrel, reducing packaging and waste. Only complaint was the portions were so small, I left craving a big mac! Our table of six shared three starters, we each had a pasta main and shared two desserts and we were all still hungry!
  27. KR

    KR472

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and atmosphere are great and the food was superb. I had the best duck entree of my life, hands down.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Boise

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The New Years Eve dinner and wine pairing was fantastic!
  29. PP

    PamP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful brunch with family. That apple nut whatever bread with the cream on top was out of this world. We had to order a second for the table.
  30. c

    cfoodie

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was unarguably the best dining experience I have had in the city in recent memory. The atmosphere was great, the food was beyond delicious, and our bartender/server/excellent human being, Jason, was unparalleled. The experience would have been great regardless, but his knowledge, shared opinions of the menu, and personality made this more than a five star experience. Cannot wait to return.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    Food was cold and under seasoned. Was really disappointed
  32. JO

    JacksonO

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We’re regulars and always enjoy KQ. It is winter, of course, but it was rather cold in the dining room. Drinks are kind of pricey. Other than that, food and service are always excellent.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    It was simply a great experience- great service and awesome food and wine!
  34. DM

    DaMook

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner for 6 on a Friday night. Server checked with chef about making a custom meat tasting app, serving up several meats from the butcher family style, in addition to several vegetable based smaller plates(beets with mole, Brussels sprouts, apple/radish salad) that we ordered. This was really nice and set the right mood, allowed good conversation and an experience that was about our group and slower pacing, vs about the restaurant. Brought an outside cake and the plating fee was modest, and the server added candles, nice touch. Overall this is a somewhat pricey establishment given the more casual vibe and casual presentation of the food(presentation only, the flavors and execution were very pleasing and seemed to take some successful risk), but overall delivered good value for money spent.
  35. c

    catb

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The KQ burger was saturated in oil and pretty much not eatable. However the skirt steak my father in law got and the Brussel sprouts made up for it, and were both delicious!
  36. MD

    MDRNWNDRLST

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've been to this restaurant before and the food is always super tasted as are the cocktails. I made a reservation for a large group and called ahead since one person in our party was vegan. They noted it in our reservation and mentioned it on the phone when they called to confirm. When we arrived at the restaurant the wait staff worked with my friend and the kitchen to craft a bespoke dish that she loved and when we ordered starters to share the wait staff consulted with her on how and what to modify with the apps to accommodate her. Overall our entire party was super thrilled with their meal and no one felt like they had to compromise!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great! We really enjoyed dinner here
  38. JK

    JessK

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere. Our waitress was really nice and gave excellent recommendations for my dietary restrictions.
  39. PH

    PHLFoodie

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Food was tasty, atmosphere was great. Server was rude, didn't even crack a smile, and barely spoke to us throughout our visit. Portions were far too small - we all left hungry!
  40. D

    Diner

    Philadelphia

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We loved our meal at Kensington Quarters! Our table ordered a variety of small plates, a pasta, and a few mains and shared and enjoyed every single dish! The only (mild) disappointment was dessert. The selection was small, and the one we ordered to share (chocolate pudding) was fine but not up to the level of the rest of the meal.

FAQs

Kensington Quarters offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (267) 314-5086.

Kensington Quarters is rated 4.6 stars by 688 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Frankford Ave and Thompson Street

  • Neighborhood

    Fishtown

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm Sunday: 5:00pm-9:00pm Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 11am-2:30pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    ParkAmerica Parking lot on Front Street, between Thompson St & Master St (1 block away from the restaurant)

  • Public transit

    2 blocks from the Frankford & Girard subway stop in the Blue Line

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Matt Harper

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (267) 314-5086

  • Catering

    by request: info@kensingtonquarters.com

  • Private party facilities

    We have an event space, main dining room, two bars and an outdoor patio. Please email us for more info with regards to private events: info@kensingtonquarters.com

  • Private party contact

    Sarah Kelly: (267) 314-5086

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