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The Kitchen at the Imperial

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208 High St, Chestertown, MD 21620-1518 (Formerly Imperial Hotel)
+1 410-778-5000
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10:00 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon 11:30 - 21:00
Wed - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Collingswood, New Jersey
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191 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove about 1.5 hours to Sunday brunch buffet on a recommendation. The towne is so quaint! The historic hotel in which "The Kitchen at the Imperial" is housed is lovely. Honestly, I was a bit surprised at the price relative to the food. It was truly average. The best part of the experience was the surroundings. To be completely... More 

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Church Hill, Maryland
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Excellent food,tastefully prepared, lunches have more modestly priced entrees but for lunch or dinner hard to beat the Imperial.

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Thank jrdurham132
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

My husband and I dined here over Valentines Day weekend during our stay at Brampton B&B...and it was truly a great experience. My filet was cooked perfectly and the crab cakes were to die for! We loved the food and atmosphere so much we returned for Sunday brunch, which was also superb. We'll definitely be back!

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Thank nichaa5222
Steve Q, Owner at The Kitchen at the Imperial, responded to this review

Thamks for the great review. I am glad we were able to be a part of your Valentines celebration! More 

Maryland
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This was our fourth time dining at The Imperial. Their service and food have always been superior. It is a small and rather romantic setting in downtown Chestertown. Reservations are recommended. Somewhat limited menu. Excellent meal.

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Thank surferboyMaryland
Steve Q, Owner at The Kitchen at the Imperial, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. Make sure and stop in the window and say hello next time you are in. Steve More 

Delaware
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We had brunch buffet and it was excellent. Raw Oysters, and almost everything you could think of. The staff was excellent and very friendly, but gave you space. Fantastic Bloody Mary Bar.

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Thank DELAWHERE58
Steve Q, Owner at The Kitchen at the Imperial, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed the buffet. We try hard to keep it fresh, but the oysters are there to stay. Steve More 

Chestertown, Maryland
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74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The Kitchen at the Imperial is a good upscale resturant here in Chestertown. A bit on the expensive side, but excellent service, understated atmosphere. Great Bartender in Rob.

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Thank David R
Steve Q, Owner at The Kitchen at the Imperial, responded to this review

David, thanks for the review. Glad you like the service and atmosphere, we worked really hard on both. Yes, Rob is fantastic! I do have to throw the penalty flag on the expensive comment however. Not only are my prices comparable to other restaurants you have reviewed in town, in many cases I am cheaper. Crab Soup, Cakes, Crab Dip,... More 

Chestertown, Maryland
2 reviews
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Very well prepared lite fare. I like to eat outside at a table and take in the view on downtown. Dinner inside is also good. I had brunch once - very nice. In an old hotel next to the theater. Two blocks from the river. In the middle of the historic shopping area. The owner/cook Steve is a great guy... More 

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Thank RidgeRunner801
Steve Q, Owner at The Kitchen at the Imperial, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review. See you soon! Steve More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Celebrated our 17th anniversary and food was good, service very good and the ambiance quaint. Would recommend without hesitation and will visit again.

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Thank Welltraveledellicott
Steve Q, Owner at The Kitchen at the Imperial, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. See you next time you are in town. More 

Chestertown, Maryland
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

I had an excellent meal with co-workers. I tasted the Pan fried oysters and crab dip for apps - both delicious. For a main course, 16oz Rib Eye cooked to perfection and very flavorful. Washed it down with the highly recommended chocolate bread pudding - very rich, very chocolate, and probably best shared. I did not see the total bill... More 

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Thank Jeff N
Steve Q, Owner at The Kitchen at the Imperial, responded to this review

Thanks for the fantastic review Jeff! Steve More 

Baltimore
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94 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

This is the second time I have eaten here, both times was during the Sultana Downrigging. Last year was a lot better and I take it they were having problems this year. The wait was long, and they seemed a bit short staffed. However, we made reservations early, and did not have as long a wait as other folks who... More 

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Thank BmoreExplorer
Steve Q, Owner at The Kitchen at the Imperial, responded to this review

Thanks for the review great review! Yes, Downrigging is a challenge so extra thanks for being so understanding. It is one of the busiest days of the year and very easy to get overwhelmed, especially since staffing is always problematic for all of the restaurants in the area. Steve More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$32
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 208 High St, Chestertown, MD 21620-1518 (Formerly Imperial Hotel)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Chestertown
  • Phone Number: +1 410-778-5000
Description
Casual fine dinning in a relaxed environment. All food made from scracth. Offering lunch and dinner 5 days a week, with a tapas menu available in the Tavern. Sunday offering a Bloody Mary Brunch with a build your own Bloody Mary Bar starting at 10am, dinner on Sunday starting at 5pm. Outdoor seating both front and back.

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