Butcher & Singer
Butcher & Singer

Butcher & Singer

  • 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, 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.
Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Butcher & Singer reviews from OpenTable diners
406 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (315)romantic (229)fit for foodies (158)notable wine list (114)good for groups (86)hot spot (70)great for lunch (49)neighborhood gem (46)late-night find (16)vibrant bar scene (14)kid-friendly (6)scenic view (5)great for brunch (5)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • Another Wonderful Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/25/2014
    Butcher and Singer is our favorite Philadelphia steakhouse. We love the ambiance. Stephen Starr's restaurants are all so well detailed. Our server, Brian, was friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. He made the evening more enjoyable. When we visit again, we will request to be seated in Brian's area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I loved it here -
    Happyeater
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    I loved it here - yes it's expensive, but for that money you get excellent, caring, cheerful, but not overly familiar service, and really delicious food that's simple, but elegantly prepared and presented. Perfect cocktails, chose from an informative menu. Really comfortable seating, and it's quiet - so you can hear and enjoy the people you came with - and you don't have to contend with conversations from the next table or the bar - Yes, it's not an edgy bar scene, and it's probably not even cutting edge food, but if you are going to a steakhouse, you can't do better than this - and the graphic design is also wonderful. I had one teeny criticism, which is that all of our plates came with slightly wilted, not very attractive watercress - I would have skipped and gone to parsley - other than that, perfect - enjoy the feeling of luxury.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints!
    LizzyMVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    I always enjoy dining at Butcher and Singer. The steaks are fantastic and the service is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak Is King
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Great porterhouse for 2. Meat was cooked perfectly. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid steakhouse
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    This would have been really great if it hadn't been so noisy. There were only 3 of us but we couldn't hear each other across the wide tables very well. Food was great, service excellent, and they do have a wine list you can spend all night reading.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great old school ambience
    Gkevin
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    The Deco,r the servic& & the food are all top notch I haven't chevked out the bar scene biut the location & interior area all are positioned for great times I plan on returning soon I had a great experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classy place
    Veryfull
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Excellent food and service. We had Brian as our waiter and he was AWESOME!! Ask for him if you go.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    JuliaP5
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    We celebrated my wedding here and had a phenomenal experience. Everything from booking the reservation, to the ambience of the restaurant, to the FOH staff, to our server Ricky, were beyond perfect. They seamlessly accommodated our party of 9 at a table that was spacious but intimate. We all love steak and left feeling like we'd had some of the best cuts we ever had. My filet was so perfectly cooked you almost didn't need silverware. At the end of the meal my husband and I were treated to an adorable scoop of ice cream with an candle in it to help us celebrate. If you are looking for the perfect spot to celebrate a special occasion or to have a expertly crafted meal I can't recommend Butcher and Singer more highly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service. Request Brian! A+++
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Outstanding service and great ambiance and the food was delicious. Brian was out server and he was impeccable. I don't have a single bad thing to say about this restaurant. I'd highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food service, & ambiance
    Suzy
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    The appetizer of shrimp cocktail was excellent. The Butcher salad was disappointing as it had too many onions in it and took away from the other flavors. The Delmonico steak taste was excellent, but just a bit too fatty. The stuffed hash brown & creamed spinach were perfect! The decor, service, and over all ambience were wonderful! A great experience!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • shortstop01
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    I had the Delmonico and it is on my top 5 steaks ever. Our server was perfectly attentive, and made excellent wine suggestions. Great for a romantic night, I would suggest you request a booth for a more intimate dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    The food is always great and it was again. The only disappointment was that they asked if there was a special occasion when they called to confirm our reservation and it was - we were celebrating our engagement by going to the restaurant where we had our first date. However, I was surprised that they really didn't do anything to make us feel special on this occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Steak
    MGJB
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    We do an annual trip to Philly and always make sure that The Butcher and Singer is one of the first places we go! The steak is wonderful, the sides delicious, and the wine divine!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Vibe
    DBLChi1
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Soaring high ceilings, old-school kind of vibe but in a very refined space. Clubby but not overly stuffy. We were in from Chicago (so high expectations for top-notch steakhouses...) & went with a couple of Philly locals who recommended it. Great ol' school drinks, great steaks, server was a bit uptight but professional. Overall a great night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Almost perfect
    Crazy4steak
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The hostess and bartenders were wonderful but our waitress left a bit to be desired. Our steaks were great but I would recommend ordering steak more well done than you normally order it (the waitress suggested this but I didn't listen). The bartenders were fast, knowledgeable, alert and friendly and the hostess kept things moving like a Swiss watch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing!
    EricaWIPVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I took my boyfriend to Butcher & Singer for his birthday and he was over-the-moon ecstatic with the choice! He is a huge fan of those by-gone days where men were men and women were women, men wore hats and suits, drank stiff drinks, ate big steaks and found the little things important. This place certainly fit the bill. The room looked like it was pulled straight out of an Errol Flynn movie, with dark wood, candle light, large fixtures and stone floors (just begging for a woman like myself to slip and fall in her heels). We placed our drink orders, and he loved his Corpse Reviver #2 and my Manhattan made with Woodford Reserve was perfect! We ordered the steak tartare, and it is my belief that you don't put that on your menu unless it is amazing and it didn't disappoint. Our mains, he with his Delmonico and me with my filet, were cooked to our very precise specifications, and delicious, along with the best mashed potatoes I have ever had and green beans that tasted like they were picked from the garden out back. Certainly one of the best meals he has ever had and (as I travel extensively for work) it ranks high on my list as well. Totally worth the money and time, as a special occasion, something to look forward to again in the years to come.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great anniversary spot
    3yrsandcounting
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I took my wife there for our anniversary this year and had a very nice time. The food and device was both top notch and I will definitely be going again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday celebration with my hubby
    ladyjackson
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Andrew our waiter was great. The food was excellent and plentiful! We're eating leftovers from our doggy bags tonight and they're amazing! My husband had a really great time for his birthday. One thing though, our table wasn't ready and we waited at the entrance for 15 minutes. Despite this little bump, we had a nice dining experience!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Vibe
    MAlston
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Food was really good! Service was great. Really like the Delmonico Streak and Seafood platter
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and Service was amazing!
    lucaboy1
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Waiter was awesome. I think he said his name was Drew. Food deeeelish. Stuffed hash brown amazing. Filet was tender and cooked perfectly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Regular visitor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The room is excellent - certainly one of the most impressive and attractive in Philadelphia. The menu promises classic meat and seafood, and delivers consistently.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never Been Disapponted
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    I've been here a few toms and I have never been disappointed. The Butcher burger is the best!!!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Wonderful Evening
    Carmen
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    We had reservations for two and a third joined us last minute. The place was packed but that did not deter our hostess from finding us a great seat to accommodate our third guest. The waiter was fantastic, making some excellent suggestions on the menu. When we decided to order 3 entrees from the menu and all wanted to sample it was not a problem. He had the kitchen prep the courses so we could easily share. The appetizers, salad and entrees were prepared to perfection. A notable wine list and suggested pairings were a hit. We spent 4 hours at the restaurant and there was no rush to turn the table. It was a perfect and memorable dining experience. Kudos!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great steak
    asherVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Simply stated, a solid steak house with good atmosphere, a little noisy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Excellent food, a bit loud, hard to have a cross table conversation.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Wonderful spot - they whiffed on the birthday girls Delmonico Steak and offered a replacement with a filet mignon which was okay BUT that is NOT what brings steak lovers to their door - really put a crimp in the whole night.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food and service were wonderful
    Grammyd
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    We had a great experience at Butcher and Singer. Everything was so good. From the rolls, the Onion Soup to my perfect filet Mignon and my husband's swordfish, we had a great meal. The stuffed hash brown potatoes were to die for, so yummy. Our server, Rickie was wonderful. not only knowledgeable of the food but also the history of the beautiful building. It was very quiet but we were there on a Sunday at 4PM after seeing a show so it was not too crowded. My husband has eaten there often with clients so I was looking forward to going there after hearing his raves about it. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Night at Butcher & Singer
    Drdree
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The Service Was Excellent. Donovan Our server was outstanding, he made suggestions that were on point. This Was The Best Steak Dinner, That I Totally Enjoyed. The Drinks Were Great, And The Wine List Was Outstanding
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Time!
    southphillygirlVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Went on Saturday night with significant other. Had a wonderful time. The filet mignon and the delmonico steaks were perfect. The side dishes, hash browns and asparagrus were wonderful. The dessert was wonderful as well - baked alaska. Cannot wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Luv2eat
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    It was a special occasion. The restuarant was very accommodating. I would recommend this restuarant for all occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't go!
    XxxxVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Mediocre overpriced food Lousy service Crummy chairs
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • First time there. Will return.q
    Burdman
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    1st time there. A great dining experience. The food and service are the best in the City. I highly recommend dining there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent steakhouse!!
    JnsoVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    I was a bit skeptic as I'm not from Philly, but a very nice and good restaurant, service was outstanding and food great, will go back again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Steak in the Area
    Grizz
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    We recently had a business dinner at Butcher and Singer in Center City and although I had been to the predecessor, Striped Bass, this was my first time at Butcher and Singer. The food and ambiance were second to none and it was the best steak I have had in a long time. All of my colleagues felt the same and the prices were fairly reasonable, given the quality of the food and type of establishment. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone considering a business dinner or special occasion with someone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Great experience ! Beautiful impressive restaurant! Great food! Just what a classic steak house should be
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High end steak house. Great food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Wonderful waitstaff. Excellent Service. Creative drinks. Can't wait to go back for another special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sublime dining experience
    AhtalonVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Great food and creative takes on drink classics are only the start. The setting and service complete the package for a thoroughly enjoyable dining experience. Butcher & Singer exceeded expectations and ranks with the top steak houses in the country.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Must in Philadelphia
    Steven
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    If you are in Philly, you must put this on your bucket list! The ambiance could not have been better and the service (thank you Ed) was superb! My husband and I went overboard eating and drinking because everything was so fabulous! Thank goodness we could walk back to our hotel. Ed, our server, recommended the mutton (hate that word.....BUT nothing short of fabulous!!) and the Delmonico steak. OMG without his recommendation we would have missed out on the meal of a lifetime!!! then we topped off the evening with Baked Alaska...can't get that in many places. It was worth every fattening bite. a 5+ our of 5
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Buthcher and singer
    2014black
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    The service and the food were excellent. Restaurant was on the pricey side, but it was well worth it. I would definitely return and recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was amazing
    LilGriff
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We went on a Sunday it was quiet the service was excellent and the food was amazing. They serve a carrot cake that melts in your mouth. I was very pleased with everything
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet