The Hamilton Kitchen & Bar

4.4
1042 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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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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
9 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
2 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
4 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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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
42 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a most enjoyable experience at the Hamilton! Our server, Gloria, was AMAZING - helpful and attentive. Our cocktails were very good and the food (sandwiches) was tasty and well prepared. A most enjoyable meal for a reasonable cost.

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ScottandDesiree
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience5

Overall, we were very disappointed with our dining experience. We viewed the menu on line prior to making our reservation and the menu looked great, with many choices.
When were arrived and were provided with the menu, with only a fraction of the on line menu. The menu was essentially a pub menu, but with less options than a typical pub. There were only 4 real entree choices: salmon, chicken, pork chop and a petite fillet.
The server asked us for our drink order. My wife asked if they had proseco and they said they did, despite not being on the menu. She ordered the proseco. It arrived in a regular wine glass and was a darker color with very little fizz. When my wife asked why it wasn’t served in a champagne flute, and they said they had a wedding reception in the back room and they used up all their flute glasses. My wife tasted her drink and said it tasted like sweet grape juice and nothing like proseco. I wanted to order a glass of wine to pair with my appetizer, but the choices of wine, which they called wine on tap, was very skimpy with only 3 red and 3 white wines to choose from. I asked if they had any other Wines to choose, and they said only by the bottle. I said fine and asked for the bottle menu. The bottle wine list was actually pretty good, and had some nice higher end wines, like William Selyem Pinot Noir, which I would have loved to order, but there was nothing on the dinner menu that was worthy of such a nice bottle.
The positives were the food, especially our entrees, was pretty good. Better than what we were expecting based on everything else and the ambiance of the place is awesome. It is just a shame how poor the menu and wine by glass choices were. This place has a lot of potential. They seem to not know if they want to be a fine dining place or an upscale pub, and they pretty much do both poorly. Hope they get their act together because the place has a great look and vibe.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Menu change was horrible, old menu was much better
No changing table in bathrooms

We will not be returning until things change and would advise people not to eat here

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Tony
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic. The server was awesome and the food was top notch. The menu was short but understandable due to the environment.

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Emily
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

My mom and I were looking for a nice place to eat that had a great ambience and good food. We definitely found what we were looking for at The Hamilton. The staff was extremely friendly, the restaurant was beautiful and very clean. The booths are huge and very comfortable. At night, the outdoor seating has a very cool vibe. The food wasn't anything too special but it was very good! I ordered the steak which was cooked very nicely. It had a bit too much pepper but that's just my personal taste. I would definitely go there again and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a place with a good vibe and somewhere you can dress up.

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MichelleH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

somewhat disappointed with the menu, my fault should have looked at it beforehand.

NO DESSERTS , that was a big surprise. Our waitress was very apologetic for having us

wait to be seated, having to wait 15 minutes to place our order per instructions from the

KITCHEN. Would we come again? Yes we have been before and everything was VERY

GOOD I guess Mother's Day was a little too busy for the amount of help that day

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Tori
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall a great restaurant! Food was a bit salty for our table's preference but still good taste. Service was slow but understandable with the holiday and pandemic. Server was working hard and still had a smile on her face!

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KD25
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice setting and great food for a Mothers Day Brunch!!!

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Fig27
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Waiter took care of our families needs.

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nGee
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The restaurant ambiance, service and food were all good. It would be nice if the menu had a little more to chose from.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had erik! and he was absolutely amazing! we will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service. The staff was very attentive snd courteous. I definitely plan to go back.

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karP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place downtown to eat. The price was good, service very good... even with a wedding party in the back room. We had the salmon, the chicken dip was different seemed to be popular so we ordered it! I would highly recommend. Very tasty. They seem to have a limited menu with covid but enough choices.

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Frankie
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stayed at the Renaissance Hotel across the street for the weekend. Ate here both nights. Cocktails were excellent with a great bourbon selection, food was solid, but our server, Ashley was amazing! Great service often makes a place special.

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vipChristinaH
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Great ambience and food. Poor service was not our server's fault - we were a party of 9. They needed more servers/bussers to clear the table in a timely manner and provide fresh cutlery/plates without being asked. Also, we were there for a 50th b'day party and indicated as such when we made the reservation. They didn't do anything special when they brought the desserts (e.g., candle in one of the desserts) which I would have expected.

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LennoxM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great establishment will go back again with the family, wait staff was A1

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vipMatt
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service, great drinks and a familiar, but limited, menu provided a delightful Friday evening event.

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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 1042 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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