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Portabello's of Kennett Square

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115 W State St, Kennett Square, PA 19348-3020
+1 610-925-4984
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 16:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Wed - Sun 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 April 2017

A quieter night during the week. our waitress was very good and answered our million questions about the specials and menu items. Mushroom soup was exquisite. The mango salad was lovely beautifully balanced flavors and textures. We tried the Senegalese Cassoulet and the Scallops. Enjoyed every bite. I wanted to lick the last molecule of the shiitake sauce of my... More 

1 Thank Lynne O
Wilmington, Delaware
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

The 4 of us has a great meal. Started off with Calamari and the Portabello Fries, followed by the mushroom soup and the arugula salad special - all delicious. I had the Veal Maderia and I was in heaven. Absolutely delicious!! My friend had the lamb chop special and there wasn't a scrap of meat left she said it was... More 

1 Thank bg0tt
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

The food was well-prepared and presented, although the pace was a bit too fast. I had duck, a large portion and moist; my husband had beef stroganoff, which was essentially short ribs with a rich sauce. The BYOB policy is a plus. Our main complaint was the noise level. We had trouble hearing our waiter and we heard much too... More 

Thank susansM3116HS
Wilmington, Delaware
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67 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

"Wonderful" is the right word for everything - the menu, food prep, friendly staff and owners - BUT definitely make a reservation, sometimes well in advance on weekends, and be prepared for a rather noisy experience on crowded nights - the rather long narrow space and low metal ceilings from stores of another era, although charming, can do alarming things... More 

1 Thank Drew and B M
Baltimore, Maryland
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

The greeting and service were top quality. The food was equal. Very good selection, very good quality and sensible price. I can not give 5 stars because the "atmosphere" took away from our enjoyment of Saturday evening dinner. The restaurant needs to put some type of sound adsorbing material on the walls and/or ceiling. There was a party of around... More 

Thank Bob S
Corolla, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Found this place through TripAdvisor. What a find!! One of my best dining experiences ever. From the friendly greeting, server and THE FOOD! "Painting the plate" was done with care and precision. My shrimp "special" was truly special with saffron risotto. Highly recommend this outstanding gem!

Thank DK B
New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 March 2017

After spending the day at Longwood Gardens, we went back to our hotel and asked about a descent place to have dinner. We were told about this restaurant. We arrived at 5:00pm sharp, all of the tables but two were empty. The hostess who hesitated to approach us, said we couldn't eat here since we did not have a reservation.... More 

Thank KauaiGalNewYork
Kennett Square, PA
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

It was ok. My children took me there for my birthday. We had to wait a little while. With children it was a little hectic. Food was good. Little pricey. Service was medium.

Thank angelonearth
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Several couples went with us for a Saturday night dinner and everyone left impressed. Staff were very pleasant and attentive, but not overbearing. Asian meatball soup special was light and flavorful. My husband had scallops that were some of the most delicious I have ever tasted. My salmon was perfectly cooked and accompanied by root vegetables that were yummy. The... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
York, PA
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48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I recently had lunch at Portabello's, a restaurant we visit anytime we are in Kennett Square. Our perfect day is to go to Longwood Gardens until we are hungry then head to Portabello's. They stop seating at 2:30 but, if you get there before that time, you will have a fantastic meal. I believe dinner is served after 5:00 pm.... More 

Thank Sandy K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$29
American, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 W State St, Kennett Square, PA 19348-3020
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Kennett Square
  • Phone Number: +1 610-925-4984
Located in the heart of historic Kennett Square, Portabello's has something for everyone. Chef Owner, Brett Hulbert's menus offer tempting selections for lunch and dinner! Amazing burgers, artisan soups and sandwiches along with signature dishes which include, Firecracker Shrimp, Mushroom Crepes, Crispy Duck, Short Rib Stroganoff & Shellfish Fra diavolo! Come visit us...we look forward to cooking for you!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?