Need help - steakhouse in Philly ?

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jockey52
Junior Burger
2008/01/31 18:28:48
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 !
phlmaestro2000
Cheeseburger
RE: Need help - steakhouse in Philly ? 2008/01/31 18:49:28
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.
doug_ua
Hamburger
RE: Need help - steakhouse in Philly ? 2008/01/31 19:34:19
Can't go wrong with Morton's or Ruth Chris!
jockey52
Junior Burger
RE: Need help - steakhouse in Philly ? 2008/01/31 21:16:36
Was hoping to avoid chains, sorry - should have specified !
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
RE: Need help - steakhouse in Philly ? 2008/01/31 21:56:42
quote:
Originally posted by jockey52

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

But you're going to the Palm?
phlmaestro2000
Cheeseburger
RE: Need help - steakhouse in Philly ? 2008/01/31 22:55:22
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.
sk bob
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Need help - steakhouse in Philly ? 2008/01/31 23:14:49
wish I had your expense acct. my heart goes out to you. GOOD EATIN'
jockey52
Junior Burger
RE: Need help - steakhouse in Philly ? 2008/02/01 00:09:55
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.
mikez629
Cheeseburger
RE: Need help - steakhouse in Philly ? 2008/02/01 07:51:21
Engine 46 steak house on Columbus blvd.
mikez629
Cheeseburger
RE: Need help - steakhouse in Philly ? 2008/02/01 07:53:08
quote:
Originally posted by mikez629

Engine 46 steak house on Columbus blvd.

Sorry to say that they actually closed this place-just looked on line.
doug_ua
Hamburger
RE: Need help - steakhouse in Philly ? 2008/02/01 09:17:02
Pats and Gino's :)
Mack184
Cheeseburger
RE: Need help - steakhouse in Philly ? 2008/02/08 15:01:49
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.
KOK
Cheeseburger
RE: Need help - steakhouse in Philly ? 2008/02/08 15:10:19
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/