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The Kitchen at the Imperial

208 High St, Chestertown, MD 21620-1518
+1 410-778-5000
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good22%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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Open Now
10:00 - 21:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
208 High St, Chestertown, MD 21620-1518
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1 - 10 of 136 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Went for the Sunday Bloody Mary Brunch and was not disappointed. Food was fresh, eggs were made to order and the staff was top notch.

Thank JudgeZman
Steve Q, Owner at The Kitchen at the Imperial, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for the great review! Staff has been working very hard on the brunch and it is fantastic when they get some love back the other way. Steve

Reviewed 1 week ago

I spend every weekend in Chestertown and intend to move their full time in next year or so. I have been to the Kitchen multiple times over last year and have always enjoyed my meals. The menu has been refreshed recently and there are some...More

Thank FrancoS1M
Steve Q, Owner at The Kitchen at the Imperial, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the great review! I also love the Arancini. I tell my staff that it is what Italian grandmothers do with left over Risotto. See you next time you are in town. Steve

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here upon recommendation of our Innkeeper and it did not dissapppoint. The chef himself came out to greet us and suggest a stuffed oyster appetizer, which was delicious!. I had a crab cake / soft shell crab combo and my wife had a risotto...More

Thank levh01
Steve Q, Owner at The Kitchen at the Imperial, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to review us. We do get a great vibe in the tavern room, not so much boisterous as lively I think. I love it when that happens. Steve

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A group of us ate there for lunch, and ALL raved about the freshness and quality. The sandwiches were all good (the "make-your-own" was especially good). Although t was not especially cheap, it was still a good value. The only downside was it was rather...More

Thank Doug W
Steve Q, Owner at The Kitchen at the Imperial, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Doug, Thanks for the great review. Glad you enjoyed the sandwiches. Sorry it was slow, but you caught us just as I am breaking in an entire new kitchen staff. As I have told them, job one is to make sure you are doing it...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't miss their Lavender Lemonade-so refreshing and tasty! Enjoyed their BALT, bacon, avocado, lettuce, and farm fresh tomatoes. Yummy!

Thank FlowerLady27
Steve Q, Owner at The Kitchen at the Imperial, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

You can't go wrong with a Craft Cocktail for lunch. Thanks for the kind words and hope to see you soon. Steve

Reviewed 15 August 2017

This restaurant has changed owners and chefs more times then we can count but it continues to be mediocre at best. It is a shame as there are very few places to eat in or near Chestertown. The bakery across the street is excellent, Blue...More

Thank dennis h
Steve Q, Owner at The Kitchen at the Imperial, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dennis, Sorry your experience was so….ehhh. Can’t comment on specific because, well, there aren’t any. I am of course disappointed since we have been working very hard at being consistent and I am hoping we have turned that corner. This just goes to show how...More

Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Casual dining abounds on the Eastern Shore, but if you want a beautifully prepared meal at an upscale spot, visit the Kitchen! My husband and I both ordered the surf and turf: crab cake and filet mignon with local squash and mashed potatoes. Wow! It...More

Thank Bunny22314
Steve Q, Owner at The Kitchen at the Imperial, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Bunny, Thanks for the great review. Was nice to meet you both and hope to see you next time you are in town. Steve

Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Wow what a surprise for a place that advertises itself as 'gluten free', certainly not on the brunch "a la carte" menu (some fun eggs-Benedict options but w only English muffins, and non-GF crab cakes! :( Note: if you want to pay $25-35 for the...More

Thank Rob C
Steve Q, Owner at The Kitchen at the Imperial, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Rob, as a local, I would hope you would TRY EATING AT THE RESTAURANT before you review us. I am going to guess that you are the gentleman who called me, right in the middle of a busy Saturday night dinner service to ask about...More

Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

We've enjoyed dining at The Kitchen since it was located in Rock Hall Md. We recently had a reunion of boating friends in Chestertown and enjoyed another superb dinner at The Kitchen at the Imperial. The menu is extensive and servings are always prepared in...More

Thank Bill B
Steve Q, Owner at The Kitchen at the Imperial, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Bill, Thanks for the great review, hope to see you soon! Steve

Reviewed 10 July 2017

This facility is an interesting mix of Chestertown and Rock Hall. The facility has been there for over 100 years, and you get a very interesting feeling of a small town with a log of history. The food is in the OK category. It fits...More

Thank businesstraveler44
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DianeB361
26 January 2017|
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Response from Steve Q | Property representative |
Diane, no one likes to hear bad things, but when they happen, as business people, we need to know. As I am sure it is with you, I can't be everywhere, but I can fix it if I know about it. As far as trip advisor, why don't... More
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Stephen M
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Hi Stephen, No you don't unless it is a big party. If you are 6 or more, I would say get reservations just to be on the safe side. Steve The Kitchen (410) 778-5000 Ext. 1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 32
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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
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Description
Casual fine dinning in a relaxed environment. All food made from scracth. Offering lunch and dinner 5 days a week. 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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