Need help - steakhouse in Philly ?

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2008/01/31 18:28:48 (permalink)

Need help - steakhouse in Philly ?

Going to be stuck in Philly alone on a weekend night - any recommendations for a steak house where I'd be comfortable (male) going alone and reading my book ? I like top-end places, and on the same trip will be dining at the Palm in DC. Thanks !
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    phlmaestro2000
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    RE: Need help - steakhouse in Philly ? 2008/01/31 18:49:28 (permalink)
    The Prime Rib at 17th and Locust is probably good for what you're looking for. It's a little more traditional and less "happening" than some of the other upscale steakhouses in town, but it's very good.
    You may want to check if they still have a jacket requirement if you're going to make a reservation. I know I read something about them loosening that, but it may have only been for certain nights of the week.
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    RE: Need help - steakhouse in Philly ? 2008/01/31 19:34:19 (permalink)
    Can't go wrong with Morton's or Ruth Chris!
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    RE: Need help - steakhouse in Philly ? 2008/01/31 21:16:36 (permalink)
    Was hoping to avoid chains, sorry - should have specified !
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    RE: Need help - steakhouse in Philly ? 2008/01/31 21:56:42 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by jockey52

    Was hoping to avoid chains, sorry - should have specified !

    But you're going to the Palm?
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    RE: Need help - steakhouse in Philly ? 2008/01/31 22:55:22 (permalink)
    Most of the upscale ones are chains. The one with the best reputation among those that aren't is Barclay Prime on 18th Street next to Rittenhouse Square. And I know some people consider it to be the best steakhouse in Philly, chain or not. I haven't been there, but based on what owner Steven Starr's other restaurants are like, I imagine it to be fairly happening and a little loud for someone who wants to read a book while dining. Maybe someone who has been there will inform you otherwise though.
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    RE: Need help - steakhouse in Philly ? 2008/01/31 23:14:49 (permalink)
    wish I had your expense acct. my heart goes out to you. GOOD EATIN'
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    RE: Need help - steakhouse in Philly ? 2008/02/01 00:09:55 (permalink)
    Michael, somehow the Palm manages to avoid feeling like a chain, in my experience - unlike Ruth's Chris with its sizzling butter, Morton's with its tiresome dog and pony show exhibition "this is our one pound baked potato" and Capital Grill.
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    RE: Need help - steakhouse in Philly ? 2008/02/01 07:51:21 (permalink)
    Engine 46 steak house on Columbus blvd.
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    RE: Need help - steakhouse in Philly ? 2008/02/01 07:53:08 (permalink)
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    Engine 46 steak house on Columbus blvd.

    Sorry to say that they actually closed this place-just looked on line.
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    RE: Need help - steakhouse in Philly ? 2008/02/01 09:17:02 (permalink)
    Pats and Gino's :)
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    RE: Need help - steakhouse in Philly ? 2008/02/08 15:01:49 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by phlmaestro2000

    The Prime Rib at 17th and Locust is probably good for what you're looking for. It's a little more traditional and less "happening" than some of the other upscale steakhouses in town, but it's very good.
    You may want to check if they still have a jacket requirement if you're going to make a reservation. I know I read something about them loosening that, but it may have only been for certain nights of the week.

    The Prime Rib does require a jacket for men at all times. It's the one reason that I've never eaten there.
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    RE: Need help - steakhouse in Philly ? 2008/02/08 15:10:19 (permalink)
    I highly recommend The Prime Rib. Only two other locations (D.C. and Baltimore) so hardly a chain, and a swanky, supper-club experience unlike, Morton's, Ruth's Chris, The Palm, or any other expense account steakhouse.

    True, a jacket is required at dinner, (they do have some loaners) but for a (possibly) one-time experience
    The Prime Rib is it. Be sure to get the crab Imperial as well as a (phone book sized) slab of prime rib, or any of their excellent steaks. Take a cab as the drinks are also behemoth sized.

    Thanks,

    Kevin

    http://www.theprimerib.com/
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