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
376 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (294)romantic (214)fit for foodies (141)notable wine list (126)good for groups (81)hot spot (61)great for lunch (36)neighborhood gem (35)late-night find (17)vibrant bar scene (13)great for brunch (4)scenic view (4)kid-friendly (4)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • 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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    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.
  • Daddy did good!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still great.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Steaks came out cold ...were sent back and were still cold when re-served. Very disappointing and not at all expected at this level of restaurant!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went for restaurant week
    BB615
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    My girlfriend and I went for a 9:30p restaurant week dinner; atmosphere was great, we had a booth seat which allowed us to see the whole beautiful restaurant; we ordered the filet, which was amazing. Everything was top notch; we split a bottle of wine which complimented the meal. Great service; we'll be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One Amazing Night
    Hazelo9
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This old-Hollywood style restaurant is a city gem! Their Restaurant Week menu is legendary, and second only to the cool, hip vibe. You would be hard-pressed to find anything else quite like Butcher & Singer in Philadelphia.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good
    Lindsay
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Went here for restaurant week, the petite filet is the bomb!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I Just Loved It.
    Controlah
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The atmosphere was elegant and the service was impeccable. Everyone was knowledgable and friendly. As you can tell I like things simple and the food was simply fantastic. The waiter recommended the Delmonica and I just loved it. The crab cake appetizer was excellent and a great start. Try the onion rings they are a rare treat. The carrot cake was prefect. I can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    Fee01
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The service was wonderful my server knew the menu very well and the food was delicious
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old school atmosphere
    Robby
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Just what I was looking for in a steak place, the old school charm of Sinatra. From the music to the decor to the drink list. It was perfect. The dining room is fantastic and the steak was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Was very good. Portions for restaurant week were appropriate.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • resturant week
    hamiltonian
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Steak cooked perfectly. Bread and buttet is to so, so yummy. Baked Alaska is a must.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good
    Dana
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We went for restaurant week. Everyone's filet was done to perfection and the service was excellent. The ambiance is just beautiful. My only complaint is that the sofa seating at our table was not very comfortable. The sofas are like cushioned benches and are hard on the back. They look cute but lack function.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The food was excellent. The first steak that I ever eaten without A1 sauce
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Disappointment
    Manilaman
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We had lunch here. The menu for restaurant week was limited and uninspiring but the food was good and so was the service. The noise level was however quite unpleasant and the proximity of the tables was slightly disconcerting.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • QueenCulver
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Overall our experience was great; I brought customers and we were able to have conversation because the noise level was perfect. Or service was also very attentive without being obtrusive; excellent when conversation is the reason for dining out. The menu was not at all descriptive -- all selections are listed in as few words as possible. You have to ask, "What is the Butcher Salad?" to find out what it contains. This always makes me wonder if it will contain whatever chef has left from the day prior. One of our diners had a salad with a ton of cilantro and he is not a fan -- had he known the salad had cilantro (our server had not mentioned it in the verbal description) he would not have ordered it. Burgers and caramel tart were fantastic!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was okay
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Came here to restaurant week. . I ordered medium rare, and my steak was pretty much raw
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sandy
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Oysters Rockefeller were delicious and steak excpeptional. Ordinary mashed potatoes.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    The meal was outstanding!!!! Service..matched that!!! Thank you for a wonderful meal! We brought friends from Arizona..high school buddy...last time I saw him 45 years ago...you made an impression.!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service and food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    This was one of the nicest dining experiences for us this year. This was the first time we went to this restaurant, and it was fabulous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • very enjoyable experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Very clean. The service was fantastic. The food was very good. The tables are candle lit and provide a great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great service excellent restaurant
    antoinetteVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    A wonderful restaurant. Great food, service and decor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Great food. Great service. Will definitely be returning and would recommend to everyone I know.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dining experience
    Bridgeplayer
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at Burcher & Singer. The food and the service were exceptional. I can't wait to dine here again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable
    mswunion1976
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We went for our anniversary on the first night of restaurant week and ordered from the restaurant week menu. The food was prepared simply and well, but nothing outstanding. The service was the best thing about it - very low key but attentive and professional. When the waiter found out it was our anniversary he brought us a little scoop of their delicious ice cream. It is a big open space so it is a little noisy, and tables are set up very close together so that the couple next to you is really next to you. I got contact bad breath from the garlic in the snails they ordered ;). It did make for an enjoyable evening, and I'm sure the food off the regular menu is a notch better.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    While service and food was good, I felt we were a little rushed, given it was Restaurant Week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • AMAZING AND DELICIOUS
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Everyone who worked there was so helpful and knowledgeable about all the food. All of the food was amazing and the wait time was very minimal.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic