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“Ambiance is Everything” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kimberton Inn

Kimberton Inn
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Ranked #1 of 6 Restaurants in Kimberton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Philadelphia
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Ambiance is Everything”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

Dine in the company of fine art and candlelight. This owner-tended historic inn offers good food, extensive wine cellar, seasonal fireside seating, great bar drinks, and a superbly trained staff. The menu additions can be the best choices, especially the fish offering. Wonderful piano music leading into the weekend. The monthly wine dinner is always refreshing. It is the entire experience that keeps us coming back.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
PA
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152 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“A special occasion treat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2013

We have been here several times over the years and recently went for a special celebration. Overall a great experience again. The service was outstanding from the moment we walked in the door. After ordering drinks, we started with a Wedge salad which was actually a bit skimpy but otherwise flavorful. For entrees we had the crabcake and the scallop special. The crabcake is always one of the best in the region and it was exceptional again. We had room for desert and in particular the pecan pie was amazing. Nice place to go for special events - but not too stuffy. I would call it smart casual in an historical setting.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MangiaGuy
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Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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128 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Nice, nothing remarkable”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2013

First visit to the Kimberton Inn. Had heard good things and finally got to visit. Was pleasantly surprised with the onion soup since it is made with a mushroom stock, not beef. The tomato risotto was lacking flavor and taste too much like regular rice. The duck was a decent portion, but was overcooked. The dessert menu did not match the one online, unfortunately as the live menu was not as compelling. The ice cream sundae was small, served in a tiny parfait glass.

May try the inn again, choosing different menu options.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Roger O
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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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126 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Wonderful historical ambience; good food.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013

Excellent bartenders and bartending skills; enjoyable music in the bar and the fire places are wonderful during the colder months. Great ambience in the dining room by the bar with bay window seating, if you can get it. We have had some enjoyable evenings there, but sometimes the ambience and service outweigh the quality of the food. Don't get me wrong, it's not bad, and we will go back, but the filet is not filet mignon, it's a tail, which is far cheaper.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank DiningDs
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Valley Forge PA
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60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Still Among the Best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2013

Had not been to the Inn for a while and called to get a weekend reservation. "Totally booked," was the reply. So we moved to a weekday. Good choice. Nice night. Staff not stressed. Well prepared food, very efficient and pleasant service, small dining room provided an aura of privacy midst the subtle ambiance of the eighteenth century surroundings. Historic venue a couple or when guests come to town. In a nutshell, a very satisfying dining experience.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank foxypanthers
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