Nothing beats a night out at a great steakhouse; the good news is that the steak in Philadelphia is some of the best you’ll eat. Big, juicy and oh-so tasty.
With such endless choice and so many world-class options, we decided to pick the best of the best, with seven must-visit places in the city. It’s a delicious mix of gourmet steakhouses and creative, modern restaurants.
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Barclay Prime provides a sleek and sexy space for world-class cuisine. Taking cues from a European library, with comfortable banquettes, marble surfaces and crystal chandeliers, the dining room is a chic but comfortable setting perfect for any experience.
Their seafood is well known as being superb but to come here and not try the steak would be missing out. Basically, it’s everything that a good steakhouse should be.
Step back into the bygone era of Hollywood with the perfectly charred steaks and old-world charm at Butcher & Singer. The decor is an homage to the 1940s, with a menu of iconic entrees like the Twin Lobster Tails and Shrimp & Crab Louie, and classic cocktails like martinis and manhattans.
But let’s get on to those steaks: there’s Tomahawk rib eyes, filet mignon and more, with the option to add on an Oscar (jumbo lump crab with asparagus and bearnaise).
Butcher’s cuts of heritage-bred beef takes the spotlight on the menu of this superb farm-to-fork steakhouse. There’s some great cuts on the menu, including the option of a New York ‘steak tasting’: 6oz pieces of grass fed steak, dry aged and other distinct flavours.
With a charming atmosphere and add ons such as South African lobster tail or candied bacon and bacon jam, it’s easy to see why it’s one of the top spots for steak in Philadelphia.
For more than 50 years, this elegant Italian-American restaurant has been serving up incredible food and drinks in Philly. It’s classy, with a consistency to the steak and other dishes that never fails. Try the 12-oz New York sirloin in a Marsala porcini mushroom sauce with Yukon Gold mashed potatoes.
An absolute joy of a dining experience.
The Prime Rib has been serving the highest quality cuts of meat and seafood for more than 40 years and is still a real Philly staple. Throw in some great cocktails and a superb wine list and it’s the sort of place you’ll linger for a couple more drinks after you’ve polished off that delicious steak.
The best bit? You’ll dine to the sounds of live jazz every evening, with musicians playing at the Baby Grand piano.
The Argentinians are known for cooking great steak all over the world and this is the spot to have it in Philadelphia. The room is relaxed and informal, with the steak itself very much the star of the show.
The steaks here are chargrilled for that proper, authentic smokey flavour, with divine toppings such as melted blue cheese.
For a classy night out that will really impress, come to Davio’s for a steak feast. It’s located in the historic Provident Bank Building and is well known for its menu of prime dry-aged steaks. Try the center cut filet mignon or Japanese A5 Wagyu, with sauces such as port wine, gorgonzola or Davio’s signature steak sauce.
You’ll be raving about this place for weeks.