Kevin’s Bar & Restaurant is located at 247 Wyoming Avenue in Kingston, Pennsylvania. Finer dining in a casual atmosphere with delectable dishes from Chef Matt Gilbert and his team. Speciality cocktails are featured daily. I decided to go to Kevin’s for the first of many local food blogs. I enjoy a well prepared dish and prefer someone else cooking for me.
I decided to start the evening off with their “Butternut Squash Soup”, which was garnished with pumpkin seeds. It was creamy, dense and delicious. The house made “Artisan Rosemary Bread” mixed with their “Garlic & Basil Olive Oil” was out of this world, I’m a huge fan of garlic and they had a mixture to perfection. My server, Jenn was knowledgable with the menu, specials and drinks to mix with my courses. She advised me to sip on the “Spiked Cider” which was a blend of bourbon, Brace’s apple cider, barrel aged maple syrup, Angostura bitters, lemon juice and a pinch of cayenne. I enjoyed sipping on that beverage, it was very good.
For my second course, I ordered the “House Salad” which is mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumbers and carrots. The “Pistachio Dill” dressing was pleasant tasting, very light and enjoyable. By the time I was finished with the salad, I thought to myself, I’m full and contemplated how people eat several courses. The beverage for the salad and main course was quenching. The “Cranberry Mint Martini” is a blend of vodka, unsweetened cranberry, mint syrup, fresh mint and lime juice. It’s like a twist on a cosmo.
To the main course, the “Chicken Orecchiette” minus the chicken and pancetta. I’m a vegetarian, which means the majority of my posts with food blogs with be vegetarian or vegan dishes, since that’s the diet I prefer to consume. Considering I was full by this time, I made sure to sample this plate to discuss how yummy it was. There were caramelized pearl onions, baby kale, crimini mushrooms and sun dried tomatoes in a roasted garlic cream sauce. I was very happy to have this as left overs the day after. It was soooooooo good!
The manager Bill asked if I wouldn’t mind photographing his plate to show a seafood dish that is currently available. Of course I couldn’t decline, the service was amazing and the staff let me photograph everything I needed to start this blog. This is the “Pan Seared Dorado Filet” which comes with apricot, cranberry and black mission fig quinoa, sautéed spinach and a blood orange mint reduction. Bill was pouring the glass of wine to add depth to this image. I had fun with the staff at Kevin’s!
Chef Matt Gilbert makes his dishes look like art masterpieces. I love that about chefs, they take pride in their recipes and plates.
To the final dish, desert, a baked to order “Chocolate Lava Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream”. I made sure to save room for this and I’m glad I did, it was scrumptious.
The decor and vibe at Kevin’s is warm and relaxing. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants to enjoy an afternoon or evening out with family and friends with fantastic food and awesome vibes. Plus, there are two murals from the Street Art Society NEPA nearby. Kevin’s has outdoor seating on their patio with a view of one mural and they have several rooms to choose from for private parties. The Chandelier Loft, the Private Dining room and the Upstairs Private Party room with bar are all options you can choose from for your event.