The Prime Rib
The Prime Rib

The Prime Rib

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.theprimerib.com/
  • Phone: 2157721701
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Eddy Castillo
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live Piano and Bass

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 17th and Locust
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking is $15.00 with The Prime Rib validation stamp - There are also, non-affiliated lots in the area.
A word from The Prime Rib
Gargantuan cuts of prime beef, extra thick chops, and simply prepared fresh seafood are the straightforward offerings of this steakhouse that evokes the supper clubs of Manhattan in the 1940's. Leopard print carpeting, black lacquered walls trimmed in brass and tuxedoed waiters complete the elegant atmosphere, featuring live piano and bass nightly. Dress code is business casual.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
The Prime Rib reviews from OpenTable diners
187 reviews since April 1 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (140)romantic (115)fit for foodies (53)notable wine list (51)neighborhood gem (38)good for groups (36)vibrant bar scene (20)hot spot (12)late-night find (6)great for lunch (4)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (3)great for brunch (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • best of the best !
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Celebrating my birthday with family. The Prime Rib was beyond my expectations. Great service, location and, atmosphere. The full cut prime rib was huge and delicious. Live music and generous space between tables made my dinner experience delightful.The decor is elegant and not too dark to read the menu. Pricey and worth every penny.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The bartender, Joseph (?), is always superb! The music and ambience is excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • GREAT
    niceVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This is a great place to relax and hear each others conversation without being rushed. Best prime rib any where. Comfort food at its best. A civilized experience. If your looking for a loud music blairing, rushed experience than this is not for you. If your looking to dine then this is the place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Night
    Kcrowell6
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The Prime Rib was a fantastic place for my anniversary. The food was delicious, the service was impeccable, and the atmosphere was out of this world. If you are in Phili for a special occasion and want a great meal, I would recommend the Prime Rib highly.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Outstanding
    JohnP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Have never had a bad meal at The Prime Rib. The prime rib is the best you will ever taste, the lobster bisque and house salad is always amazing, and my wife loves the crab cakes. My wife and I have tried other high rated restaurants in the city and have spent $200 on dinners but we are always disappointed when comparing them to The Prime Rib. By far our favorite restaurant and our go-to place when looking for a nice dinner and night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • disappointed this time
    Jimm
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    i've been dining at the Prime Rib for years, mostly at the philadelphia location, i have always enjoyed great food , however this last visit was disappointing, i ordered the prime rib & lobster "summer special" , both were disappointing. although the oysters & dessert ( key lime pie ) were delicious, so i will return as this was first time this happened to me & as mentioned i've patronized the "Prime Rib" establishments many many times over the years.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The food here is always good. Love coming here when we want to celebrate something special, this is our first choice.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great ambiance and food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The steak is amazing the only place we go in Philly. The seafood is also good. I usually get the potato skins and house salad to start for my meal I love the filet Oscar with a side of mashed potatoes and brussel sprouts, dessert is either mud pie or creme brulee. I also love the wine list it is perfect, and you cannot pass on their coffee after a great meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    EXCELLENT SERVICE.THE PRIME RIB AND LOBSTER WAS SUPERB.HIGHLY RECOMMEND FOR A GREAT NIGHT OUT
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  • top notch
    outandaboutVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We dined at the Prime Rib on Satukrday and found it to be outstanding as usual. It is just a class operation in every respect. Never had a bad meal there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • letteeVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Great steaks in a romantic atmosphere with piano music
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special Place
    TedS
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    First time there. Upscale and classy, an excellent dining experience. Solid and strong mixed drinks, definitely not the typical diluted ones. No rush at all, courses were spread out perfectly. We also like the table separation, not being on too close to other tables and hearing their conversation. Expensive for sure but we knew that going in - the fixed price July special was worth the experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently delicious
    Diningout2nightVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    From the well made cocktails at the bar, to the fabulous beef dishes, the Prime Rib is consistently excellent. The dated decor and piano music create an atmosphere that is part of the charm. We always enjoy an evening there!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent!
    BritTenVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Having dined at the Prime Rib many times my last visit there was the best. This has been the best steakhouse in Philadelphia in my opinion for many years. The menu is classic with all of the usual suspects and the food has always been wonderful, fresh and served by a well trained staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice Choice
    Anniversary35
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    We had our 35th anniversary dinner here. Our server, Vinnie, was a gem. The live pianist was a nice guy and very talented. The food was good, not stellar. Bread was ordinary. Meal was presented nicely, steaks cooked perfectly. Lobster was spiny lobster, not Maine (I'm spoiled, I know). Desserts (creme brulee and key lime pie) very good. We're glad we went.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Classic steakhouse
    LaRagazzaGiallaVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    This was our second time dining at the Prime Rib. The service was very professional and attentive. Great drinks. We opted for the Summer Pre Fixe menu. It was okay. 3 of the 4 members opted for this. The oysters were huge and flavorful. The filet I had was cooked to order and tasted great. The lobster was just okay. I thought the house salad was overly dressed. All in all, still a good time, but I think we would have been better served ordering a la carte, in my opinion. Lesson learned. To be clear, we still had a great time with good food, I just think the pre fixe menu wasn't outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent. Loved it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We enjoyed our entire night it was awesome food and service we excellent
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Prime Rib
    JLJR
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed a fantastic dinner. The service was exceptional and the food was outstandingly delicious.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Summer Sizzler
    JB22VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Took advantage of the Summer Special with another couple, wow ... talk about a deal. Two for $100, your choice of your perfect Surf and Turf combination (Rib eye, Filet, or Prime Rib) with Crab Cake, Lobster or Grilled Shrimp - complete with Cesar salad, and KEY LIME pie for dessert. Add a thoughtful wine list, grown-up service from the talented wait team and you've got yourself a special summer dinner. As good as it ever was, glad we popped in over the Holiday weekend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and service
    Michael
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We have never had a bad meal or service at the Prime Rib. Great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We had the best time. The food was outstanding. Tjis is my husband's facorite place. We will be back. We went there to celebrate my 60th and my husband's 61st birthday. We both had a great time
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Prime Rib--You Can't Beat It
    PaulVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We went to the Prime Rib for a belated Father's Day celebration. The prime rib and pork chop were superb. The service was excellent, especially given the need to keep my 3 & 6 year old granddaughters happy, which they were. Although menu lists a service charge for sharing, my three granddaughters shared a prime rib and there was no sharing charge on our check. The extensive wine lists tends to be expensive, but our waiter pointed out an excellent and moderately priced red. If only my wife enjoyed prime rib as much as I do
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Classic
    Foodlover06
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Put on your sheath dress, kitten heels, and pearls and take a trip back to 1962! Martinis, oysters, giant slabs of perfectly cooked meat, creamed spinach, mashed potatoes, charming and excellent service, and the piano player indulged our request for Moon River! Amazing. Next time we will be bringing our grandma (ex-PanAm stewardess who hung out with Sinatra) this will be her absolute dream restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a Steak like no other
    PhiberOptically
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    From the moment we entered the restaurant to the moment we left I felt like the staff was there to help with anything. The food was amazing, though based on the long standing history of stellar reviews I was expecting nothing less.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at Prime
    Liv23
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Once arriving to Prime Rib, we were greater by a polite hostess. After being seated we ordered right away. The service initially was slow but after the appetizers it picked up. Everything was delicious and our server David was kind as could be.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome
    ronn
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    always have a great meal at the prime rib. I had the flintstone sized cut of prime rib which was cooked to perfection. my wife started with the steak tartar which she claims she could have eaten as a meal. They then brought out her steak which was the biggest rib steak we have ever seen. It was cooked perfectly and she is still nibbling on it 2 days later. One of the finest restaurants for an overall experience that we have been to. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ginkel
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Wonderful. Great evening, great wine and great food
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Quiet
    UncleBillVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    This is a wonderful place to gather with friends who enjoy good conversation. You can actually hear what each other is saying. The menu lists many wonderful items and it is hard to make up one's mind. The food is very well prepared. It's for very special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chef's special
    Janet
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    I thought the Chef's special for the evening filet/Oscar was over priced.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelming
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Setting foot in this place is like going back in time to the 60's. The decor and menu is from that decade which would be great if they could pull it off. They had a pianist who was talented, however he played the happy birthday song every five minutes which took away from what was already turning out to be a mediocre dining experience. The food was okay at best and they charged for what would be expected of excellent food. I had the seafood platter which was an absolute joke. It was tasteless and served on a leaf of lettuce not to mention it was supposed to serve two and literally had: two oyster, two clams and two shrimp. Their steaks are decent, mine was very sinewy, but decent that aside. All in all I would not recommend this place.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    As expected, service was excellent and food was delicious. Lobster bisque was excellent. We also ordered appetizers to share (shrimp, oysters). Steaks were cooked to perfection, tender, juicy, and sweet. Family style veggies allowed us to share several veggies (beans, corn, broccoli). Lastly, I highly recommend the dark chocolate ice cream -- I order this every time because it is so good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous Super Club
    yuck
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    The food is wonderful and perfectly cooked. The service is impeccable and centered on each diners wants or needs. The bar drinks are mixed expertly and the staff is wonderful.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Father's Day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    While my review from March was not stellar and we were hesitatant to go back, The Prime Rib redeemed itself this time. Even though it was Father's Day and crowded, the prime rib meals were all perfectly prepared this time, and our server was attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The soft shell crab was too greasy. The Chilean SeaBass was somewhat over cooked. The broccoli didn't seem very fresh and it was not seasoned, buttered or flavorful.
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  • Always a winner!
    SteakLovers
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Always a winner, never had a bad meal at The Prime Rib. The actual prime rib cut of meat is always on target with exceptional flavor and texture. It's huge, there's always meat leftover to take home for lunch the next day. The Crab Imperial is out of this world. Big chunks of crab in a very light, barely there sauce. The flavor of the crab really shines through. The wait staff is very knowledgeable and friendly.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JeffH
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Very great special occasion restaurant. The owner came over and said hello. Very special
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing service from favorite
    Sarg
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    My favorite dinner spot in Philly. However, on this evening the service was uneven. We started at the bar. When the bartender pours your champagne and then you thank him, etiquette compels the response of, "You are welcome", "My pleasure" or otherwise. Not a thank you to one guest but not to another. We then proceeded to dinner. We were provided with the newest member of the waitstaff, I fear. While his service was acceptable and pleasant, it failed to match my prior dining experiences at The Prime Rib. I have been here many times, consistently promoted it as my favorite and recommended the restaurant to friends, colleagues and family. A significant component of the dinner experience is service and on this evening The Prime Rib failed.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Frank was very attentive
    SpecialEvening4four
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Excellent staff, wonderful food, small prime rib is huge... don't be afraid to ask that you share. Everything is ala carte so trying several sides and sharing is fine too. Was told that the cocktails were perfect.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    The Prime Rib Is excellent. The food was awesome; service was fantastic and atmosphere was perfect.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with Collegues
    smiley3306VIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    From start to finish everything was superb, from the hostess to our wait staff. They were attentive and friendly. The food was excellent! We all had a great time. Thank you, Hilda
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate