Kensington Grill

★★★★☆
  • 4055 Adams Ave

    San Diego, CA 92116

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  • 619-281-4014

About Kensington Grill

Hours
Sunday To Thursday From 05:00 PM To 09:30 PM Friday To Saturday From 05:00 PM To 10:30 PM

Food

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This place is a little too classy for my tastes (i.e. wallet), but I have admit their fried calimari bowl is pretty damn interesting, tasty and well priced. Keeps me dropping in at the bar occasionally. The staff is super nice, too

2
★★★★☆

This place is a little too classy for my tastes (i.e. wallet), but I have admit their fried calimari bowl is pretty damn interesting, tasty and well priced. Keeps me dropping in at the bar occasionally. The staff is super nice, too

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The food is fabulous, the staff is attentive and very professional. Ask for a "Love Martini." Godiva white chocoloate liquer, Chambord & Vanilla Stolichnaya Vodka. Mmmmmmmmm!

5
★★★★★

The food is fabulous, the staff is attentive and very professional. Ask for a "Love Martini." Godiva white chocoloate liquer, Chambord & Vanilla Stolichnaya Vodka. Mmmmmmmmm!

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I really like this quaint, uptown place, it is a bit pricey but worth it. I had the monkfish and it was to DIE for! Really good service, perfect for a date.

4
★★★★☆

I really like this quaint, uptown place, it is a bit pricey but worth it. I had the monkfish and it was to DIE for! Really good service, perfect for a date.

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After hearing rave reviews, we tried it out. We tried the brunch- it was unpredictable. Skip the seafood papardelle and eggs and potatoes (very salty) but don't miss out on the "cinnamon roll." It's really rich puff pastry w/ cinnamon and citris butter- not the traditional cinnamon roll most of us are used to. The place is cute, customer service is pretty good, but the prices are steep.

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★★★☆☆

After hearing rave reviews, we tried it out. We tried the brunch- it was unpredictable. Skip the seafood papardelle and eggs and potatoes (very salty) but don't miss out on the "cinnamon roll." It's really rich puff pastry w/ cinnamon and citris butter- not the traditional cinnamon roll most of us are used to. The place is cute, customer service is pretty good, but the prices are steep.

Pros: ambiance and customer service

Cons: extremely salty food and expensive

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What a find! I know this restaurants been around for quite some time now, however my wife and I have only recently discovered it being new to San Diego. We have both been to Laurel and Chive and think that this is our favorite out of the three restaurants operated by the same restaurant group. The service is friendly, casual and attentive and you can't go wrong with anything listed on the menu. At the time of this writing, they have a nice "early bird" special from 5~6pm worth checking out.

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★★★★☆

What a find! I know this restaurants been around for quite some time now, however my wife and I have only recently discovered it being new to San Diego. We have both been to Laurel and Chive and think that this is our favorite out of the three restaurants operated by the same restaurant group. The service is friendly, casual and attentive and you can't go wrong with anything listed on the menu. At the time of this writing, they have a nice "early bird" special from 5~6pm worth checking out.

Pros: Never have to wait for a table.

Cons: Prices are a little steep.

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RestaurantsEvery tourist in San Diego is told about the Gaslamp Quarter and Hillcrest. Both areas are wonderful, but for something special that is a local secret, try the Kensington Grill. The Kensington grill is next door to the Ken theater which nightly plays different art films. It is a small and secluded place on Adams Avenue in the Kensington section of San Diego.

The grill items, as you might guess, are delicious. The vegetarian grilled vegetable lasagna I had there my last visit was enough to make me want to recreate the sandwich scene from When Harry Met Sally. It was that good. Other items on the menu have had similar effects on myself and friends when we have gone there.

For a good romantic date, start with dinner at the Kensington Grill and finish with a foreign movie at the Ken or start with the movie and end with one of the Kensington Grill's desserts.

The only strike, for me, at the grill is that some of the tables are a bit dark and shadowy. Of course, depending on what you do between courses, that might be a plus.

PROS: Great service, great price, quick turnaround time
CONS: some tables are slightly dark

4
★★★★☆

RestaurantsEvery tourist in San Diego is told about the Gaslamp Quarter and Hillcrest. Both areas are wonderful, but for something special that is a local secret, try the Kensington Grill. The Kensington grill is next door to the Ken theater which nightly plays different art films. It is a small and secluded place on Adams Avenue in the Kensington section of San Diego.

The grill items, as you might guess, are delicious. The vegetarian grilled vegetable lasagna I had there my last visit was enough to make me want to recreate the sandwich scene from When Harry Met Sally. It was that good. Other items on the menu have had similar effects on myself and friends when we have gone there.

For a good romantic date, start with dinner at the Kensington Grill and finish with a foreign movie at the Ken or start with the movie and end with one of the Kensington Grill's desserts.

The only strike, for me, at the grill is that some of the tables are a bit dark and shadowy. Of course, depending on what you do between courses, that might be a plus.

PROS: Great service, great price, quick turnaround time
CONS: some tables are slightly dark

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Kensington Grill is located in a great pocket of San Diego. Adjacent to the independent "Ken" theater, it is an excellent restaurant for a "dinner and a movie" date. The restaurant is beautifully decorated in neutral colors. The bar is well stocked and they offer half price bottles of wine on Wednesday nights. They recently added a small boutique of gift and gourmet items in the waiting area.

The menu chagnes through the seasons. I highly reccomend the carmelized onion tart and mango-brie quesadilla for appetizers. The entrees are well done, though the vegetarian options are hit-or-miss.

4
★★★★☆

Kensington Grill is located in a great pocket of San Diego. Adjacent to the independent "Ken" theater, it is an excellent restaurant for a "dinner and a movie" date. The restaurant is beautifully decorated in neutral colors. The bar is well stocked and they offer half price bottles of wine on Wednesday nights. They recently added a small boutique of gift and gourmet items in the waiting area.

The menu chagnes through the seasons. I highly reccomend the carmelized onion tart and mango-brie quesadilla for appetizers. The entrees are well done, though the vegetarian options are hit-or-miss.

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Owner Tracy Borkum's Kensington Grill remains a favorite, not only for neighborhood folks but for all of San Diego. Remodeled for the second time in its 15-year history, it includes both a sophisticated foyer-cum-gift shop and a more…

 

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