Keating’s River Grill

Hope everyone is staying warm during the snowstorm (and enjoying the many bonus snow days)! Unfortunately, my power went out early Wednesday morning, so we had to pack our bags and camp out at a hotel Wednesday night. We stayed at the Hyatt Regency at Penn’s Landing in Philly. All of the hotels on the mainline were booked or had no power! But lucky for us, while we stayed at the Hyatt, we were in for a treat when we dined at Keating’s River Grill. My family and I enjoyed dinner and breakfast at the restaurant.

The waiter wasn’t particularly knowledgeable as to what foods contained wheat, however, he was very flexible and accommodating and got all the information we needed from the chef. However, if you look at the menu online, the dishes that are gluten-free are marked as “*gluten-free”. It is very helpful! I ordered scallops with “golden” quinoa. This was one of the few occasions that I have opted for scallops, but after this meal, I am completely sold! And quinoa has become a new favorite. I prefer it to brown rice or mashed potatoes any day! This colorful quinoa was topped with butternut squash, dried apricot, and cranberries. As for dessert, I had a refreshing lemon sorbet to cool my palette from the flavorful meal. Although, considering the terrible weather, it probably wasn’t the smartest choice! If I have the opportunity to return to Keating’s soon, I would definitely want to try the White Chocolate Ginger Creme Brûlée and the Chocolate Framboise (a gluten-free chocolate cake with raspberry sauce).

Thursday morning we were fortunate enough to receive the news that our power was back! We enjoyed a relaxing breakfast at Keating’s and then headed back home. With our room, we got breakfast package, so I assumed I would opt for the buffet and get some eggs, cold cuts, cheeses, and fruit. However, I was pleasantly surprised wen I looked at the a la carte menu. I ordered Almond Pancakes that were made from almond flour and yogurt and topped with brown sugar, yogurt, blueberries, and slivered almonds. It was simply divine! They were hands down the best gluten-free pancakes I have ever had. I will attempting to recreate these at home very soon! And I would never have thought to top pancakes with yogurt… it’s definitely a healthy and tastier option (in my opinion!) than maple syrup or butter.

If you’re in the city and looking for a simply yet delicious bite, Keating’s River Grill is your place! And the Hyatt was an excellent hotel as well.

Bundle up and stay safe!

Cheers!

Anika

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