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Butcher & Singer
Butcher & Singer

Butcher & Singer Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.butcherandsinger.com
  • Phone: (215) 732-4444
  • 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, Steakhouse, American
  • 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Diner Reviews
  • "Amazing! One of the best meals I've had. Impeccable service and ambiance! Try the hash browns"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Over-cooked shrimp cocktail (with only four shrimp, not five), overly bitter chopped salad (too much radicchio) and a single roll to go with supper that gave my jaws such a workout... For the price and rating on TripAdvisor, this dining event didn't match up to what I expected. Having enjoyed my local Capitol Girlle and NYY Steak House, B&S far underachieved. The steak was good, the sides were good but that's all it was... good. Nothing that made me smile and not up to what Philadelphia can offer. I'm glad we had much more enjoyable dining events on our trip to Philadelphia."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Went for a birthday dinner on a Thursday evening. Ordered a $60 seafood appetizer and told the waitress to hold off on the entree for a bit. Once we finished and they took our plates the steaks arrived within a minute. We looked at each other and said, really. Of course, no apology. Anyway, a good meal but complete appetizer, meal, dessert & coffee in an hour. I wanted a romantic dinner and got fast food!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "I found this location through Trip Advisor and immediately booked it because of all the pictures. It looks like an old Hollywood restaurant. Absolutely gorgeous. I would definitely do a nice date-night here. Please dress nice even though the website doesn't state it. I saw a woman come in with shorts and flip flops on. Was annoyed by it since I was all dressed up. The service was great and we were seated quickly since we had reservations. The food was very yummy too! I had the 8 oz filet, and it was sooooo tender! The mash potatoes as a side was great. To top off the meal, definitely had the huge chocolate cake."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "My husband and I celebrated our 13th wedding anniversary. This fabulous restaurant was the perfect choice. The ambiance was exquisite and the steak melted in your mouth. The service was superb! We will definitely dine at Butcher and Singer again."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Awesome steak, seafood & sides. Amazing service. Worth the price!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "My Anniversary dinner at Butcher and Singer was absolutely fantastic. I had the Filet Oscar and Lobster Tail entrée....AMAZING...and it looked so beautiful on the plate. The filet melted in my mouth like butter. I this even possible with beef?? Well it seemed so. The lobster tail was cooked perfect! The crab was great...and I'm from Maryland so I would say I am an expert in the crab department. We traveled to Philly for a concert. Now we will travel there for dinner. Thanks to the Chef and our Waitress. I wish I was better with names but our table was to the left of the restaurant, window seating, 5:30 reservation for a party of 4 going to the Beyoncé concert. THANK YOU SO MUCH."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We went here for our Anniversary , it was fantastic. The ambiance is awesome, customer service is amazing, these people go the extra mile. The appetizers we had were the shrimp cocktail & the crab cocktail which were both great, then we split the porterhouse for two. This steak knocked our socks off! Every bite was mouth watering, perfectly cooked, amazing. The sides were nothing special, potato is just a potato and the Brussels sprouts were peeled leaves, more like a salad, we wouldn't get that again. But overall this is an excellent restaurant for any occasion."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We were celebrating a special occasion, and could not have picked a better place. The ambiance and decor was awesome, the service was flawless, and the food was so great that we will remember this meal for a long time."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Service, food, drinks and atmosphere are all outstanding."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Stephen Starr never fails to impress, as if the good weren't enough of a reason to go, the ambiance is great as well. Pricy but definitely worth every dollar"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We had a wonderful Father's day meal at Butcher & Singer! Our server, Brian, made this a memorable evening for all! He was courteous, attentive, professional and kind to me and my son and daughter. The food was delicious and served at a pace in which we could enjoy the evening and not feel rushed. Our compliments to the chef! Our steaks were cooked perfectly! My son and daughter loved the "mock-tinis"! My daughter has chosen Butcher & Singer to celebrate her 15th birthday. Thank you!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The food was really good but too expensive. I think you pay more for the location and name of the restaurant than the food."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Great food and great service. It was my Fiancée birthday and the dinner was fantastic. Loved the loaded hash browns"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Butcher and Singer is my family's go-to restaurant for a special occasion. The food is always outstanding and the staff creates a real experience for their diners. They have the best Manhattan in the city (the trick is they use chocolate bitters which makes it unbelievably smooth), and their delmonico steak is the best steak I have ever had. The baked Alaska is a must try for dessert. I can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Usually awesome but terrible this last time. My medium rare filet came well done and horribly over salted. Fried oysters were banal and devoid of flavor."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Lovely experience, server was a bit slow collecting orders, but friendly and attentive otherwise. Delmonico was a chewier and fattier than I've experienced in the past, cooking to medium-well may have helped some of that. Delicious Brussels sprouts and stuffed hash browns. Calamari for starter was satisfactory but a bit heavy on the batter. Shared a slice of chocolate cake which was nothing worth remembering. Two of us commented that it was similar to Pepperidge Farm. Would come back to try a non-steak dish, but overall nothing blew my hair back."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Went to Butcher and Singer with my in-laws on 06/21/14. We went all out on dinner and it had to be one of the best meals we have ever had. Service, food, drinks all outstanding!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Service was excellent! Food was great! I'll be back!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This restaurant continues to provide great service and delicious food. I had the 21 day aged Porterhouse steak which was flavorful, tender, and cooked to perfection. The side of hashbrowns was memorable to say the least. Finished it off with the apple crumble which was to die for. You have to experience this place. Truly a gem in Philly."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Went here on Thursday for my birthday and a late Father's Day celebration too. The server was very friendly and patient with us. I asked for a dessert menu right off the bat in order to plan my attack. Four out of 5 of us had the Delmonico. It is simply the best steak in the city. Split the hash browns, creamed spinach and onion rings (special) all delicious. The carrot cake ( and I say cake, not slice), was very good too."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "I've dined at Butcher&Singer in my last two visits to Philly. It is conveniently located near Holt's cigar shop so I get into town, check-in to my hotel, grab an evening smoke, and then head over to Butcher&Singer. We always know what we want so we get quick service. Steaks are always properly cooked to desired temperature. This most recent visit our waitress was incredibly knowledgeable about the menu, preparations, and meet temperatures. I highly recommend this restaurant and will return."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "I think more selection for lunch nothing eye catching for a beautiful place the menu was plain."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "My family and I were traveling to Philly to attend my graduation from Drexel and were looking for a nice place to go for dinner after. Butcher & Singer got really good reviews and was a close walk to our hotel so we went there on Friday night. The inside is super nice, it looked exactly like a classy steakhouse should with high ceilings, leather booths, and white tablecloths. Our server was Ed, and he was amazing. He was nice, friendly, knowledgeable and just an overall great server. The drinks were good, the steak (I had the filet) was cooked perfectly, and the sides were pretty good. There were four of us and all of our steaks were cooked just like we ordered them. A great experience, I would definitely come back."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We had a wonderful time, the food was AWESOME and the service was top notch!!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I've had great steak a lot of places and B&S was amoung the best. We had the Porterhouse for 2, the preparation was simple, which allowed the diner to truly experience what quality, dry aged meat tastes like. (It tastes delicious). And while the steak was great...the side dishes were even better. Two days later, I'm still thinking about the loaded hash brown, but it was the Brussels sprouts that stole the show. So good!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We celebrated our 5th Anniversary dinner there on Friday the 13th and during dinner the song, In a Sentimental Mood began to play which was the song i walked down the aisle to on our wedding day. It made dinner that much sweeter although the restaurant had no idea. This place continues to hold a special place in our hearts and bellies. My husband and I absolutely love coming to this restaurant because we always know that the food will be top notch along with the service! We have been coming to this restaurant for several years and will keep coming back. This place is AMAZING!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Usually excellent but off tonight. My girlfriends medium well filet came out way overcooked and almost inedible. I ordered a Delmonico with blackened seasoning. It was well prepared, but the chef must have forgotten the seasoning until after it was done as it came out with a quarter inch of seasoning just dumped on top. They did offer me a new steak but it was late. One bad experience after many good ones"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Expect a formal dining experience. Most men wore well-cut suit jackets/sportcoats, all ladies in semi-formal/formal wear. From seating to dessert, this was a class act. The only detractor to our experience was the noise level. With so many people in the room you can forget about being able to hear your table companions unless you are a loud speaker."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Everything was great the food and wine was excellent. Nice time"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Butcher and Singer was our pick for a nice dinner before a show at the Academy of Music (around the corner) and it did not disappoint! Kind of pricey but the food was delicious, definitely the type of place we would only go once in awhile or for a special occasion. Three of us split the escargot appetizer, which was my favorite part of the meal. They were fun to eat and so delicious with the bread they provide. The drinks were very good - I ordered two gin drinks, Singer Collins was pretty good but the other gin drink was out of this world! We all tried each other's entree and the trout was the best, with the swordfish being next. Softshell crab was also ordered (the special) and it was okay. The Baked Alaska dessert was PHENOMENAL."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Although it can be pricey - $75+ per person - we had a great time. Excellent service and the food was fantastic - especially the stuffed hashbrowns! Great place for a romantic evening or for a celebration."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • " Im not a fan of driving into the city to eat, but it was a Sunday and wasnt busy like a Saturday, (Yay)! Everything was great! This is my new favorite restaurant. I have all good things to say. The service, food, ambiance, and the music wasnt loud or overbearing. I SOOO dislike loud restaurants! perfect:)"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "The decor is huge and elegant. The soundtrack fits the atmosphere perfectly, with Frank Sinatra and similar artists. Perfect, and I mean perfect, service. No clearing of plates while someone is still eating, unobtrusive filling of water glasses,etc. And the food, oh, the food! Best steaks ever, no fooling around here, and perfectly cooked and seasoned. No need for extra salt, though it is on the table. Try the incredible stuffed hash brown side, and save room for the baked Alaska dessert. Yes, it is expensive, but so worth it for a splurge meal. And we had leftovers the next night as well! Second best meal in Philadelphia for me (so far!). Thanks to Amy, a great server."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "While pricey, this place really delivers on food and service. The steak is one of the best we've ever had, and their specialty side (stuffed hash browns) are a great addition. Highly recommended for a special occasion"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "A friend took me and another friend out for my birthday dinner and I chose Butcher & Singer... so glad I did. We all had an amazing meal and an amazing time... the soft shell crabs appetizer, the escargot and the chopped Butcher Salad were superb. But my Delmonico steak was sublime! Can't wait to eat the other half for dinner tonight with the leftover hashbrowns and brussel sprouts. Our server (Jenn, I believe) was fantastic.. the right combination of friendly and professional. Thanks for a memorable night!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Amazing dining experience. Incredible food and service. Would highly recommend to friends and family. Ideal for special occasions... cost prohibitive for most to dine frequently."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Dinner at Butcher and Singer is a meal you talk about for months afterwards. Whether steak or fish, the dishes were cooked to perfection, fork tender and absolutely delicious....evoking yums on both sides of the table. Our Martini and Butcher Manhattan were the best ever. The servers were knowledgeable, attentive and pleasant. A restaurant that is great for a casual drink or for a special dinner. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "I was very pleased with my dining experience at Butcher and Singer. The staffing was terrific and the food was amazing. The atmosphere was incredible. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Successful switch from investment banking to restaurant! Food was outstanding (oysters, lamb chops, Delmonico steak, stuffed home fries) and service was truly excellent (Brian, our server, and everyone else). Pricey, but expected and we felt the value was there. A great contribution to a 55th anniversary!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014