Butcher & Singer
Butcher & Singer

Butcher & Singer

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.butcherandsinger.com/
  • Phone: 2157324444x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch:
    Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm

    Dinner:
    Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00 pm
    Friday and Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: James Davidson
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: With delectable cuisine and stellar service, Stephen STARR Events brings the experiences of the wildly successful STARR Restaurants to the world of catering. “Re-inventing” the traditional event, Stephen STARR Events prepares unique chef-driven creations as well as signature selections from the restaurants with menus tailored to each client. For more information on full-service catering for small and large private, social and corporate functions, as well as, quick-service options, please contact Stephen STARR Events at 215.923.2675.
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact our Special Events Department for more information.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 15th Street
  • Public Transit: Broad Street Line - Walnut Locust Station. Market-Frankford El – 15th Street stop (City Hall)
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available at $18 per vehicle starting at 5:00 pm.
A word from Butcher & Singer
Butcher & Singer, in the amazing historic location at 1500 Walnut, is an intimate and sophisticated dining experience in a relaxed clubhouse setting. We brought back the true classics from perfect Manhattans and Sidecars to dry aged, hand cut steaks and chops, and freshly caught fish. Timeless and fun for all in the continued age of the American chophouse.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Butcher & Singer reviews from OpenTable diners
387 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (297)romantic (219)fit for foodies (149)notable wine list (128)good for groups (88)hot spot (60)great for lunch (43)neighborhood gem (36)late-night find (16)vibrant bar scene (12)scenic view (5)kid-friendly (5)great for brunch (4)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • Great steaks, wine and service
    LocaldinerVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    All too often when dining out the food is not that much better than what I can make at home and the service is disappointing. How wonderful to find a place that exceeds expectations. Cory, our waiter was very attentive but not intrusive. Very nice wine list though I would have organized it differently. Very nice to see half bottles of great wines. We had the Grgich Hills cab. I have eaten at Palm in NY and Atlantic city, Homestead in NY and Luger's in NY. The steaks here are better. Period, end of subject. Not only is the meat more flavorful but perfectly done. The rolls are fresh baked and wonderful. The calamari was also very well done. Not greasy and with a side of fried onions and peppers. Nice touch. Cannot wait to return.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great everything
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    My girlfriend and I went to Butcher and Singer for our anniversary dinner and we were blown away by the entire meal. Everyone from the hostess to the waiter were outgoing, informative, and very accommodating. This is a friendly, upscale dining experience with excellent food and drink choices. Ask for our waiter, Drew, he was awesome and super helpful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great night
    Dine4fun
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Food and service was top notch. The atmosphere is beautiful, lots of dark wood, cozy arm chairs,and plush cozy booths. Filet was perfect and their special hash brown side dish is a must try. Service was spot on. Great special occasion spot. Pricey steakhouse but we were not disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DgeofbmgVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Have been here twice in the past month. Both times excellent food -- great steaks. The atmosphere is lively and on a packed night can be loud.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Can't beat B and S for an outstanding steak and sides...Tops in Philly...An elegant experience with a casual ease....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • the resturant was for the lovers i
    forthelovers
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My husband took me for our wedding anniversary this weekend and it was amazing. The resturant itself is so beautiful it gives you that 1920's glamour for rich. The food was top notch. I recommend any of their steaks and we had the escargo which was great. It was very pricey but it was worth every dime.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great expectations
    MerryMary
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    My husband and I had one night in Philadelphia and were looking for a good, grown up dining experience. Butcher and Singer exceeded expectation. The decor was warm and welcoming, the acoustics so good that we thought the background jazz music was live. Oh yes, the food was wonderful, made to order and the wine list meet the approval of my discerning husband. The staff were very friendly and attentive - props to waitress, Jen. We will definitely will recommend it to our friends and colleagues.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    My husband had I have been to Butcher and Singer multiple times over the past five years for dinner. It is a favorite for the good steak and very nice wine list. And last Friday night was no different. From the Montauk oysters to the porterhouse for two to the Singer fries it was all delicious. Additionally, both our waiter and the sommelier were attentive and helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best steak
    JGTKMA
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We went to B&S for my husbands 43rd birthday. It was beyond delicious. I had the filet and he the surf and turf. We had creamy spinach, string beans amandine, and garlic mash. Finished up with champagne and baked Alaska. Fantastic in every way.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    food3review
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Will definitely return! Well priced for the amount of food, huge portion sizes. Everything was well made and waiter was spectacular. Friendly, made great suggestions and not over attentive. Atmosphere was great, just like the website and easy to hear/ see. Welcomes kids and noise is quieted by hanging curtains. Easy to have a private conversation without feeling cramped.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top notch
    bnspiredVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Delmonico with Oscar style was outstanding! Service was timely, non-intrusive, and first class. Atmosphere is really neat with high ceilings that enable noise to dissipate and have a dinner conversation with everyone at the table (5 in our party).
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An elegant lunch spot
    LisaLivingston
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Butcher & Singer is a beautifully decorated restaurant, and the food is delicious. I ordered the crab cake appetizer and pan roasted salmon. My boss loved the French onion soup which he said is the best he has ever tasted. Our waiter, Gato, was attentive and personable. Overall, it was a very pleasant dining experience. I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Could not have been better
    justamedic
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    1st time here was special occasion with best friend who has been having a rough year. I had said same in comments when reservation was made. We arrived 30 minutes early and at once was transported to another world by the rich woodwork, the parquet flooring - it oozed ambiance. I gave my name the Maitre d offered to seat us immediately or we could relax in the bar. The only negative comment I have for the entire evening is, the chairs at the bar are somewhat low to the ground. Being 6'3" I'm not. My guest took great pleasure in comparing me to "Kindergarten Cop" but, even this added to the enjoyment of the evening. Due to size limit I can't rave enough about the food or wait staff. GET the dry aged Porterhouse!! We WILL BE BACK!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just..wow.
    AheartJ
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Had an incredible dinner with my boyfriend for our first anniversary together. The service was impeccable as well as every bit of food and wine. It was the perfect choice all around and I can't wait until we can go again. Such a special night only to be made better by him asking me to marry him! Thank you for a beautiful experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best!!
    Freefall1
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This is the third year in a row that we have gone here for our anniversary and as usual it was great!!! The food and service were great! We will be back again!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great ambience
    Sunny
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The restaurant decor flows well and it creates a special feeling for the guests. The service was superb. I saw a waiter pulling a chair out for a guest who was coming back to the table. The staff was constantly looking out for an opportunity to make the experience excellent for the guests. The food was not so impressive. There was not much creativity added to the menu. No "wow" element. Very consistent to what you might expect for a steakhouse restaurant, which does not command the bill you get at the end. Very happy with the service we received, but I did not feel like this was a place that I would die to go back to.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not great
    JasR
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I guess the saying, 'You get what you pay for' really rings true when it comes to this place. My boyfriend and I went for Restaurant Week on September 19th. While I did not mind the food selections, the taste left something to be desired. Perhaps it was because we went on a Friday night and the place was busy or it could have been that the owner of this restaurant wanted the most bang for his buck. Whatever it was, my boyfriend and I both knew upon tasting the mashed potatoes we had ordered to go with our entrees was boxed mashed potatoes. There was no denying that cardboard, instant microwaveable taste. My half baked chicken was ok, the roasted veggies I got on the side equaled about a spoonful...what a joke. Skip this place and the price.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food!
    KingJay215
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Went out with my girlfriend for restaurant week.Very upscale type rerestaurant with amazing food and great service. I had the fillet mignon, which was amazing, and my girlfriend had the seared salmon, also amazing. I would definitely recommend this place for a date night or special occasion.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place for a business lunch
    RaggyboysVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Have taken clients to lunch here twice in the last month and feel it is a good environment for a business lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Food was very good, seasoned just right. A little too noisy for my tastes. The curtains didn't seem to go with the decor. Service was very good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Butcher and Singer: the Best!
    MargaretVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    With a fabulous waiter, Donovan, and superb food and ambiance, we had all we needed for a fantastic evening! Can't wait to return for salt caramel and chocolate tart, amazing dessert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ambience; food OK
    Cindy
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We ate off the Restaurant Week menu which was limited. Only beef choice was a hamburger which was very good but did not surpass those I have eaten elsewhere.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant Week Win
    DeAdraW
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Between my boyfriend and I, we got the 8 oz filet mignon, the chicken, the mashed potatoes, the green beans, the oysters, the salad, and the sorbet and the chocolate tart from the Restaurant Week menu. Everything literally melted in our mouths and was absolutely divine. Our waiter Brian was attentive and friendly without being overbearing, and we both left satisfied. Definitely a great spot for a special night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappointed
    Qrich
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    This restaurant has once again been a great dining experience. Server was awesome, food was great. Nice ambiance and great for an early after work dinner with friends or a romantic dinner for two.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    They seat tables for two too close together, feel like you are dining with another couple.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Meal I had in a long time!
    JRocks888VIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I was very surprised with this place. Granted it was pricey, but it was worth it. I ordered the salmon and he ordered the filet. Both were cooked just great and the flavoring couldn't get more perfect. The ambiance was nice and the service was just as excellent. We will definitetly come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Philly Restaurant Week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Everything was fantastic! Amazing cocktails, attentive but not overbearing service, and great food. Definitely a place to go for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Daddy did good!
    PumpsnPampers
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We came here for my fiancées Birthday dinner and she absolutely loved it. We have been to every steak restaurant in the Philly area, she had never been here before and I knew she would enjoy it, but it was even better than I thought. Then we walked down the street and had a cigar at the Ashton, we really enjoyed out evening. The Baked Alaska she had for dessert was delectable, we will be back sooner than later
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was excellent.
    Gottoluvfood
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I enjoyed myself and the service was excellent! Great ambiance!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LoveBYOs
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    One of the best selections for restaurant week! The filet was perfectly prepared with sides included. We had a great experience. Will definitely go back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • neighbor
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The food and service were good, not great, and the wine was disappointing for the price ($120).
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious
    BlueXVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Great service, great food. I'd highly recommend for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Comfort food
    OpenTableaddict
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    The experience was excellent from entry to service to meal. The price was reasonable for the quality. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still great.
    jojottVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Have been here 5 times. Each time dry-aged beef does not disappoint. Service is very good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • super lunch
    Realtorchef
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Clubby atmosphere. Very civilized. Perfect for business or date.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night
    babybette1VIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We went for Restaurant Week. I ordered from that menu and my Boyfriend ordered from the regular menu. I eat my steak medium well and he eats his Rare. We are used to issues when we both order steak. They both came out at the same time and perfect. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Our cocktails, escargot, and steaks were delicious. We asked for our steaks to be prepared Pittsburgh medium and they were cooked perfectly. Although, I was disappointed that they replaced the regular lamb chops with a mutton chop.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • SJones
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We went during restaurant week. Very friendly and attentive staff. The food was excellent....definitely on my list for a return visit.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great location! Great building! The ambiance was perfect!! Food from start to finish was out of this world!!! All six of us enjoyed every second of this restaurant and meal!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best in Philly
    Dinewithc4
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We have dined at every top notch steak house in philly and this was in the top two if not number one. Everything was perfect down to the baked Alaska (don't miss it ). You will not be disappointed. Enjoy.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.