Pub & Kitchen

4.3
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$30 and under
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Pub & Kitchen is an authentic neighborhood tavern located on the corner of 20th and Lombard in Philadelphia. For over a decade, we’ve served a menu featuring elevated farm to table offerings, alongside an innovative bar program specializing in wine, local beers, and craft cocktails. Our menu is constantly evolving, fluctuating with the seasons and availability of product.

Our lively and comfortable restaurant features a large wood-lined bar, bustling dining room, and charming sidewalk cafe on a tree-lined street. We also have an intimate private dining room upstairs, available for parties of up to 50 guests.

*Outside tables are seated on a first come first serve policy. Outside table cannot be held with reservations.
What 392 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.2
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4.3
ambience
4.2
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going here and have celebrated many special occasions/life events here. Always have Ned who is awesome!! Love this place, holds a lot of great memories and ALWAYS delivers in great food and excellent service!

BS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all the way around; ambience, food and service. We had oysters on half shell and calamari to start; both very tasty. For dinner, had burger, chicken sandwich, pasta and salad. All very good.

OT
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

PK never disappoints, our favorite neighborhood spot. Some nice menu changes, everything was good. Outstanding service.

SS
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Knocks it out of the park again + again! Thanks for a great night, delicious food + drinks, + stellar service. A ++

RR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, and comfortable atmosphere

WF
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I felt that the food has changed in the last little whole. Burgers are different, fries different and the presentation is not as fun

RT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was very happy with our dinner here. We arrived a bit early for our reservation and bar is a nice place to grab a drink and wait for your table. Food was tasty, reasonably priced, and fun ambiance. Wished they had a few more gluten-free hot dish options. Staff were very attentive. Fun, lively atmosphere overall. Would go again.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Brunch was terrific. Especially the potatoes and bacon that came with my poached eggs. Service was a touch slow but worth waiting for!

JT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food. Service was a bit slow.

RS
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Although we were seated in a small room with almost nobody else, it did fill up and so the noise level increased to well beyond the "energetic level" that opentable presents instead of "loud". Too many people crowded into spaces with hard, reflective surfaces. My SPL meter showed around 90+ dB.
The food was very good; the service was also. I recommend the ale from West Sussex which is on tap here (Old speckled hen).

LM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great burger!!!

MM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

This appears to be a neighborhood pub and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. But it is not a date night option. It's more for the "Cheers" crowd. The noise level is horrific, babies are crying, the TV is blaring, the A/C in the back room is too high. The food is good, nothing fancy. The service is friendly, but the waitress has too many tables.

D
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great and understanding service by very helpful staff!

f
Philadelphia
63 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

I don’t know...used to be better, I think? Needs to be updated and improved. They should be a neighborhood staple but have fallen off big time.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We arrived at 11:30 for brunch, restaurant was not even half full, we waited for over an hour and 15 mins with not even the first course served. And the first course was nothing cooked (salad and breakfast cake). No one refilled our coffee. After asking to speak with the server and then manager, NO ONE apologized. They said they had many food tickets to fill. Isn’t that running a restaurant?? The salad came as lettuce and radishes only when the menu included avocado, sunflower seeds, etc. Again no apology from server and 10 mins later she hastily plopped a new salad dish on the table. As of 1 hour and 45 mins we still did not have our second course and 2 people in our party of 5 had not ordered a course so everyone was starving. We asked for the check to just pay for what we had eaten and they brought the full check for the entire 2nd course and desserts despite us never having received it. I have lived in Philadelphia for 26 years, eat out weekly and have never witnessed anything like this.

MD
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

When we arrived at the restaurant, our server did not immediately greet us and when she came to our table did not introduce herself or tell us anything about the restaurant. We had to specifically ask her to describe certain meals. Our drinks were almost never refilled, we had coffee and our cups were continuously empty, despite seeing five people on staff. Also, the door to the outside was left open, so at one point there were four flies circling our table which was extremely gross. In total we were at the restaurant for two hours, and waited an average of 30-40 minutes between each course. If this was intentional, the server should have told us, but we were discontent the entire time.

C
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed the food and the experience. The noise level did get quite high but it looks like they have a quieter space in the back. We will ask for that next time!

L
Philadelphia
82 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu has gotten a little "smaller", but the what was on offer was interesting and the food was great - have always loved this place

R
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good brunch; nice cocktails.
Grilled zucchini bread was a great starter

h
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Bad food. The service was slow but the staff was so nice and apologized! But honestly nothing makes up for food that doesn’t taste good. Esp when its $24+ per entree. Skip this place unless you just want a drink!

RG
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We hadn't been to Pub & Kitchen in quite a while and were delighted to find the menu updated and the food - outstanding. In addition - with new updates to decor, a good atmosphere too!
I imagine we will be returning very often from now on!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience5

The drinks we’re delicious. The fries and burger were good. The “heirloom tomato salad” was disgusting. Sliced tomatoes soaked in ranch with croutons on top. Gross.

RL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time sitting outside with a friend. Great food, excellent drinks, nice waitress.

PS
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Menu offered did not have a lot of what was online so we didn’t get to have some things we wanted. Ordered wings honey chipotle but got buffalo. Food was actually good just found the menu very limited as also you should note if meatballs are also pork and not just beef. Put the grilled romaine salad back on the menu! It’s the best salad. Thanks.

Pub & Kitchen
Responded on June 19, 2019

Hi Peggy, Thank you so much for the review! So sorry we didn't have the menu items you were looking forward to. We have recently had a change of chef and are in the process of adding lots of new and delicious salads, sandwiches and appetizer to the menu. We hope to have you in again as we are very excited about our new offerings and cant wait for all of our amazing guests to try them out and let us know their thoughts!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Travis is awesome! Great service and food!

DS
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was AMAZING! Food was so good, and the service was beyond 5 stars. When we arrived, we really wanted to sit outside and it ended up taking a lot longer than expected but they accommodated our every need and let us order apps and drinks while we waited. We got the cheese plate which was so good I can’t even explain! And the deviled eggs are also great. Both of us got burgers for dinner and Brussel sprouts on the side. The burgers were SO good and so were the brussel sprouts. Their moscow mules were stellar. I 10/10 recommend Pub&Kitchen for a nice summer dinner, especially outside :)

TC
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Service was absolutely terrible. Server took ten minutes to greet us, at which point we ordered everything because it was evident she wasn't coming back in a hurry. No mention of specials, no smile and forgot our drink order. It took over an hour for a burger to arrive on a Monday night with only 4 tables being used. It's overpriced and not worth your time. Acoustics are terrible; if you're hoping to speak to your dinner companion, this is not the place to go. Trying to be trendy but can't master the bascis. Your local pub is a better option.

SH
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and awesome atmosphere

CM
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was very good. Service was very slow. Time between initial drinks coming and when our order was taken was too, too long. It was particularly bad because all the area parking is 2 hours...out whole dinner there was 3 hours. Too long.

JS
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was good, atmosphere was very cool vibe. Service was slow as our waiter seemed to be working outside and inside and would disappear for prolonged period of time. Should be able to get another drink and not have to flag someone down in order to do so.

L
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had an amazing birthday dinner ! The staff was nice and the food excellent ! I even received my dessert with a candle :)

OT
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

P&K was a great spot for brunch! We enjoyed the beet salad appetizer, cheddar and ramp omelette, and the burger was fantastic! Highly recommend.

HJ
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We’ve been coming to P&K since it opened and we’re never disappointed. The menu and specials are refreshed often. The bar cocktails are well crafted and the beer selections usually have a gem or two. Noise can be a problem in the main room with the bar especially early dinners with parents who negotiate with their screaming child instead of taking them out for a walk to settle down. No consideration for other diners. Kids can’t behave...Applebee’s or take out. Anyway, service is exceptional without intruding. Food quality, creativity, portions and value are always worth the trip.

F
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Every thing was great except there was an unruly child melting down at the table behind us and that put a damper on the experience, so we removed ourselves. Appetizers were great and the special pasta was also exceptional.

TM
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service we're great! We will be back soon

B
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good burgers

L
Philadelphia
82 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a standard - the food, service, atmosphere - have always been excellent

D
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Menu was interesting. Execution a bit lacking. Some items slightly burned.

OT
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

My husband and I have been coming here for about 3 years. I was a huge fan of their burger. The French fried onions, whisky sauce and skinny shoe string fries. However, we went this past Saturday and their burger had changed. The burger had regular fried onions, regular fries and dijonaise sauce. I was so disappointed, the burger was just okay. I most likely wouldn’t come back from the burger, and would go somewhere else. We asked the server and she said they change their burger all the time? However, every time I’ve gone it’s been amazing until this past visit.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great local spot with fun atmosphere and vibe.

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