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Keating's River Grill

Enjoy spectacular views of the Delaware River with regionally sourced seafood and American classics at Keating’s River Grill. A stylish, nautically-influenced restaurant at the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing, Keating’s is perfect for business lunches, pre-theater appetizers or romantic dinners. Weather permitting, you are welcome to join on our terrace for an experience you will not soon forget.

Keating’s proudly serves contemporary American cuisine with an international flair and is fully committed to featuring local produce, naturally raised meats, and sustainable seafood whenever possible. Keating’s River Grill is the ideal spot for an elegant dinner after a night in town or to simply unwind and have fun over pre-dinner cocktails or Happy Hour. Keating’s offers patrons a wide variety of local microbrews and cocktails expertly created by our staff, on top of an extensive signature wine list.
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22 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
3.7 / 5
(Very Good) 3.7 / 5
(22 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 22 reviews
5 stars
(4)
4 stars
(12)
3 stars
(2)
2 stars
(3)
1 star
(1)
Food 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
Service 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
Ambiance 
3.7 / 5
(Very Good) 3.7 / 5
Noise Level
1.9 / 3
Moderate
Value 
3.7 / 5
(Very Good) 3.7 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • scenic view(10)
  • great for outdoor dining(6)
  • good for groups(5)
  • great for brunch(5)
  • great for lunch(5)
  • fit for foodies(3)
Keating's River Grill Reviews List
Review 1 for Keating's River Grill
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/04/2016
 2016
Dined on 3/04/2016
 2016
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 3/04/2016
 2016
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 2 for Keating's River Grill
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/28/2016
 2010
Dined on 2/28/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/28/2016
 2010
Special Features: great for lunch, scenic view, great for outdoor dining
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Review 3 for Keating's River Grill
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 2/13/2016
 2006
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Review 4 for Keating's River Grill
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 2/21/2016
 2006
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Review 5 for Keating's River Grill
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Wine SOS

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/20/2016
 2013
Dined on 2/20/2016
 2013
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"We requested three different wines that were on the wine list, none of which were in stock. We then settled for a Malibu Bay Breeze, only to be served a Sea breeze. Totally different drink. The service was also very slow. Will not return."
Dined on 2/20/2016
 2013
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Review 6 for Keating's River Grill
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

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Dined on 1/09/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2012
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2012
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Review 7 for Keating's River Grill
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/01/2016
 2014
Dined on 1/01/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/01/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 8 for Keating's River Grill
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Good food and view - slow service

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We had reservations at Keatings because we were attending a show next door at the Seaport Museum. I asked for a window table to see the fireworks and was accommodated. Did not know that there was a fixed menu that night - New Years Eve. Selected off the menu rather than the buffet. Waited over twenty minutes for our first course. The main entrée was very good as was the entire meal. A little noisy but expected for the time. Overall experience was very good."
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2011
Special Features: scenic view
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Review 9 for Keating's River Grill
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Very Nice New Year's Eve

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Had a very good NYE dinner. Service was excellent. Viewed fireworks. No rush for turnover"
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2007
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
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Review 10 for Keating's River Grill
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Lost reservation

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Staff Quickly corrected error & set up nice seating for six on busy new year's eve. Great location for fireworks on deck. Returned to bar after theatre for delicious cocktails.
Bay breezes were tops. Champaigne good! Fun night with delightfully frienzed bar staff.
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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, scenic view, great for outdoor dining
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Review 11 for Keating's River Grill
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Thanksgiving Dinner

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The steaks were wonderful however I was surprised that even though they had soup on the menu that they had no crackers or bread. The waitress brought me out two slices of white bread when I asked and the bread was hard, old. We had to ask for my daughter's soda twice and service was ok but could have been better, it was Thanksgiving and it was not busy when we were there at 6pm. The views however were amazing of the water and ships."
Dined on 11/26/2015
 2009
Special Features: scenic view, kid-friendly
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Review 12 for Keating's River Grill
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 11/26/2015
 2014
Dined on 11/26/2015
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/26/2015
 2014
Special Features: great for brunch
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Review 13 for Keating's River Grill
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Nice buffet for a reasonable price; fun location overlooking the river"
Dined on 11/22/2015
 2008
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Review 14 for Keating's River Grill
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 11/20/2015
 2009
Dined on 11/20/2015
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/20/2015
 2009
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Review 15 for Keating's River Grill
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

We both enjoyed our meals.

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/15/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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Review 16 for Keating's River Grill
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Not Actually Worth the Expense

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Waitstaff was attentive, but food was overpriced to quality and portions."
Dined on 11/11/2015
 2005
Special Features: scenic view
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Review 17 for Keating's River Grill
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Nice place

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Enjoyed the meal at Keatings Grill had tickets for a musical at Penns Landing Playhouse very convenient. Was concerned from the start there was no hostess on duty had to give open table info to the waiter very pleased that he passed it on to the proper people. The food quality was excellent very pricey over $100 for 2 people."
Dined on 11/06/2015
 2011
Special Features: scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 18 for Keating's River Grill
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/01/2015
 2009
Dined on 11/01/2015
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/01/2015
 2009
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Review 19 for Keating's River Grill
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Keating's for dinner, NO

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Might be nice in summer on terrace for lunch
Hopelessly boring and bad food. They do NOT know how to make a Philly Cheese steak!! They used ordinary hamburger and cheddar. Soup (onion) was from a can.
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Dined on 10/27/2015
 2015
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Review 20 for Keating's River Grill
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/10/2015
 2015
Dined on 10/10/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 10/10/2015
 2015
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Review 21 for Keating's River Grill
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/08/2015
 2014
Dined on 10/08/2015
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/08/2015
 2014
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 22 for Keating's River Grill
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Pretty good place

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I needed a place to meet two old friends from out of town who were visiting Philadelphia. We needed somewhere close to the waterfront, with parking, and not too noisy. Keating's was perfect for what we needed. Staff was courteous, and it was easy to hear the interesting conversation. Menu wasn't spectacular but it was what we needed and the food we ordered was very good."
Dined on 10/05/2015
 2015
Special Features: scenic view
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