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American, Steakhouse

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City Center West
0.4 km from City Hall Visitor Center
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Reviewed 11 October 2020 via mobile

I can not judge the food as my visit did not even get that far . Menu looked pretty good prices a little high but was still excited to dine as I had the tomahawk in mind . When I reserved my table I chose...outdoor seating assuming like any other restaurant seating would be in a quiet designated area. Not knowing you are literally outside on the side walk with pedestrians walking by . Did not feel comfortable we asked the hostess who had stated she may have something else but she never came back. I just was not comfortable with all the passers-byers literally being able to eye up my dinner . Not really a comfortable ambience for us to dine . So with dissapointment we chose to leave .More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 7 September 2020 via mobile

Not great ... for the money! We appreciated the matre d finding us a table over a grate ... however we did not appreciate the server forgetting about us the whole time! When you pay that much for a meal you expect the service to...be just as good as the food! Not in this case ...server forgot the bread ... so it came with the meal ... seriously ....and then gave us our side items 20 minutes into our meal! She tried at the end to comp us a dessert but we weren’t interested! My NY strip was ok ... the potatoes and bread were very good! When we got them ...just not what we expected for a high end steak house and two starving adults!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 22 April 2020

Their roasted butternut squash soup is totally worth going back for. Don't think about it and just get the Butcher Burger: A wonderfully juicy and massive 10-ounce dry-aged prime beef patty with caramelized onion and English cheddar, fried onions on a house-baked bun. I had...trouble putting my burger down, how can anyone resist this one. I highly recommend that Butcher and Singer consider calling their Burger "Butcher Heaven Burger." Chocolate Caramel Tart for dessert? YES, please. Who would resist this baby! Its any chocolate lover's dream! The sweet pastry tart shell was flaky and delicious. The dense and rich bittersweet chocolate ganache was incredibly smooth! I cannot find words to describe how much I loved the homemade salted caramel. This is one of the best desserts I've ever had!! Our waiter, Andrew, was exceptionally knowledgeable, very patient, and kind to everyone. There were ten people in our party. Everything was delivered to the table in a timely manner. Another winner from Stephen Starr! At Butcher and Singer, there are way too many delicious ways to get fat.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 7 March 2020

Our dinner at Butcher & Singer on Sunday, February 23rd, was exceptional. The restaurant is a classic design with a very low noise level. From the time we arrived and until we were finished our dinner we found the staff at Butcher & Singer to...be warm, friendly, courteous and efficient. Our waiter was Matt and you couldn't ask for a more perfect gentleman. He was very informative and efficient and always made sure that we were not in need of anything. Our meals were outstanding! My filet was cooked perfectly to my satisfaction and was delicious while my wife ordered the Branzino and she found it to be delicate to the taste and quite pleasing to the palate. In addition to our entrees we also ordered the butcher salad which was exceptional and large enough to share. For our sides we also ordered the stuffed Hash Browns and the roasted brussels sprouts. Both sides were very good and were also large enough to share. Needless to say our dinner at the Butcher and Singer was enjoyable and very memorable.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 5 March 2020 via mobile

Impossible to dine here without feeling the gravitas. Privilege. 25’ ceilings, 6’ diameter chandeliers, wood paneling. The feeling of a gentlemen’s club circa 1928. Superb service, excellent bartender. Exceptional waiter, if a wee bit too chatty. I love these basic menus, steak, potato, salad, veg,...all cooked to perfection. Leave your budget behind and go. Make it a point. This is one to write home about.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 3 March 2020

#1 - You have to have a lot of money to eat here. All the drinks are super expensive - a tiny portion of the cheapest wine is $13 and a bottle can run over $1000! Most are $200 - $500 each. If you don’t...place a big order for a lot of food at the get go, you will get the snub treatment - the bread is superb, but don’t ask for more than the allotted little biscuit they bestow upon you - it’s almost a sin and takes forever - I had to ask 3 different people 4 times and after our meal was complete, they bring a roll! Meanwhile I saw a whole basket of them up on their counter. The waiter was really snobbish because it was clear we were not going to order a big meal. We had a late lunch and weren’t up to eating $100+ meal each, so we had our biscuit, oyster’s rockafeller - which normally is a real treat - one shell did not have an oyster in it; the other 5 were so full of spices you may as well grab a swath of grass. There was nothing redeeming in this. I saw our neighbor got a $25 “pile” of crab - it was so small they each took two bites and it was gone. They also got a filet and it was just a plain glob of meat on a large plate and a cheap piece of lettuce. So boring. No bearnaise? We opted for the Butcher’s salad - sorry so much stuff in there, meat, garbanzo’s, 25 other flavorful ingredients it tasted very confusing - it was a mess, Neither of us finished our salads. Piped in music in this elegant place - no real piano player - shame. Go outside and poor beggars are sitting around broke and starving. We gave them our salad. This place is pitiful. AVOID.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 23 February 2020 via mobile

Simply the best steak place around. We have been here 5 times and yes expensive but worth every penny. We had filet, rib eye and porterhouse. The chicken dish was a hit for the non meat eater. All were cooked to perfection. The sides were...has browns, mushrooms and spinach. We can’t wait to go back.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 8 February 2020 via mobile

Birthday dinner with my family. Perfect evening. Filet mignon with bone in was the best steak I have ever had. Side dish of hash browns was a wonderful surprise. The restaurant is located in what was originally a bank but the feel is 1940s Hollywood....Our waiter Brian was great. So informed about all the dishes and quite a singer. Not inexpensive however I felt it was worth it. A memorable evening.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 25 January 2020

Really enjoyed dinner here. I had lunch here a couple of years ago and enjoyed it too, but I had never had dinner here. Definitely on my short list of Philadelphia favorites.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 20 January 2020 via mobile

Came here for Restaurant Week and had a fabulous evening. We arrived early for our reservations just so we could hang out at the swanky bar they have. House cocktails did not disappoint and the bartenders were very professional. We we seated at a table...for two on the upper side level. Table is just big enough to accommodate the required glasses and plates. The styling and ambience make me think that this is where the cast of Mad Men would go when they wanted a steak dinner. And what a steak dinner it was. My piece of fillet was as tall as it was round. Cooked a perfect medium rare and rested long enough so no juices were waisted yet the meat was still warm. Alas, the stuffed hash browns were not on the prix fixe menu. However the creamed spinach was delicious. Everything about our evening here had polish and class. The staff was welcoming and helpful both to guests and each other. Working as finely together as the jazz bands that provided the soundtrack for the evening.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Our bill was $315 but we had a really expensive bottle of wine as it was my husband’s 40th. You can manage a de bet meal in there for $150-200.
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  • Butcher and Singer is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4.5