The Prime Rib
The Prime Rib

The Prime Rib

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.theprimerib.com/
  • Phone: (215) 772-1701
  • 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 WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
The Prime Rib reviews from OpenTable diners
262 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (203)romantic (168)fit for foodies (88)good for groups (71)notable wine list (69)neighborhood gem (49)vibrant bar scene (22)hot spot (20)late-night find (14)great for lunch (8)great for brunch (6)kid-friendly (5)scenic view (4)great for outdoor dining (4)Show More
  • Good but not great...
    2bCLaBan
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The ambiance was a bit cold, not very inviting. The host staff seemed a bit snotty, though our waiter was very nice. We went during Restaurant Week, and the food options were satisfactory. We got the prime rib with two sides and dessert. The prime rib was good; however we have had much better for much less. It tasted like the mashed potatoes were from a mix, though the chocolate mousse pie was delicious. Service was good and our waiter was very polite and attentive. It was a nice experience for Restaurant Week, though I would recommend other restaurants before this one.
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  • Awesome
    Hungrytiger
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    My sister and I met up at the bar for Restaurant Week, the drinks were very good and the bar is gorgeous. We got a booth seat and from the time we met our waiter Vincent our dinner turned into the most Awesome experience!! The food was delicious and our waiter was gorgeous with a personality to match!!!! Vincent is the most charismatic, caring, funny, and attentive waiter I've ever had, he's such an asset to the Prime Rib. My sister wanted to come back the next day and do it all over again, the crab cakes were delicious and the sweet potato was huge and more than enough for us to share. We had a great time thank you.
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    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Prime Rib still a Prime restaurant
    Archie
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I haven't dined at Prime Rib in a long time, but glad to say it is still great. It is still a very classy upscale restaurant and the food and wine are great. Our waiter matched up a perfect wine for our Prime Rib.
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    kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic
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  • Good as always
    STeatout
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Prime Rib is a reliable stand by. Good food, surroundings and music. Kind of old supper club feel, Mobbed because of restaurant week ; service slow but pleasant.
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    romantic, special occasion
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  • memorable!
    fav2dine
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Delicious prime rib, perfection. The desert was divine.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great service excellent restaurant
    antoinetteVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    One of the most romantic restaurants I have ever visited. Great food, service and wine selection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    lizzie369
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    prime rib was delicious, sides were also good but very small amount. The chocolate dessert was the best I've ever had. The ambience is really nice and the staff is super pleasant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!
    Linda325fromNewtown
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Gorgeous restaurant, outstanding service and wonderful food! Love everything about The Prime Rib!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Very good restaurant
    Nat1VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Very good food. Wonderful service. Beautiful restaurant. The prices have really gone sky high. So we now only go for very special occasions.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My wife and I travel to Philadelphia at least 3 - 4 times each year and have never missed having Saturday Night Dinner at the Prime Rib. The service and food are always excellent. Our friends often ask why we visit Philadelphia so often and we always say "Because of the Great Food". Anyone visiting this wonderful city should experience the Prime Rib I can assure you won't be disappointed. Mark Stankiewicz
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    romantic, special occasion
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  • VERY NICE OVERALL EXPERIENCE
    BUDDY
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    ALL AROUND EXCELLENT. WINE LIST PRICES WERE REASONABLE AND WINES WERE VERY GOOD. EXPENSIVE BUT WORTH IT. WE WILL RETURN.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Celebration Dinner
    nikki722VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    My husband and I were celebrating our 22nd wedding anniversary. The decor of the restaurant was great for a romantic evening for two. We were greeted by friendly staff and our waiter was superb. There was a live pianist accompanied by a bassist that played dinner music throughout the evening. The food was great and our waiter surprised us with a complimentary creme brulee for dessert. We also received a $10 anniversary credit on our bill. Awesome night!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • The Downfall
    nonnaVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    My husbands cherrystone clams were too large and could not be chewed in one gulp and could not be cut into two. It was all he could do but gag. Our salads (good) were served on plates too small to contain the contents and lettuce kept falling off the plates.Two of the four of us ordered prime rib which was so tough that even with lots of sawing with the steak knife could neither be easily cut nor chewed. The waiter took them back and returned with what he hoped would be better. It was not. The potatoes au gratin were disgusting, a horrible mess of inedible stuff.bread was a cheap and stale. The bus boy spoke little English and grunted when he came to remove the plates. The price of the dinner left us thinking we had been swindled.
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  • dinner
    dinner
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    the prime rib was actually terrible and very disappointing. dry and seemed like it was sitting under a heater lamp. cold seafood cocktail was great. service was great
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    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Prime Rib
    MargaretVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    A delightful restaurant, great ambiance. Service was off on this visit not up to usual.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food just ok
    teresa
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Service was great. Food was just ok. We had crab cakes and lobster and both were just average.
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  • Truth in Advertising
    Nettie
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    It had been a number of years since I dined at The Prime Rib. It will NOT be a number of years before I return. I went because of a special deal they were offering. Their 15oz Prime Rib was $25. It was worth $50. This is one restaurant I will visit even when it is not restaurant week, or even if they are not offering a special deal. Truly worth every penny, and the service was Top Notch.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Prime Rib
    VirginIslandGirl
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Excellent Steaks - We think the best in Philadelphia!
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good, always predictable
    SherzVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    This is a place that you can depend on. The atmosphere and service are impeccable, no surprises on the menu. It's the standards, and they do it very well. If you love steaks, chops, seafood done and presented perfectly but not imaginatively, this is your place. Fabulous potato skins, good vegetable sides, extensive wine list. Their signature prime rib is always perfect. However, if you're looking for creativity in the kitchen, this is not your place. Be warned that it is very expensive... everything is a la carte. A vegetable side dish is $10, a potato $10, for instance. The only disappointment was the apple pie for dessert. Pitifully ordinary, it was dry and bland.
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    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved It!!!
    ImAGe
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    To my wife for her bday n they made everything perfect... Food was great she said it was the best steak she ever had... I loved it
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    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special/Retro
    anniemouse
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I come to Philly from the burbs for my birthday dinner. I love the retro 'supper club' atmosphere. One expects to see Fred and Ginger appear to dance to the piano music. The service is professional and the prime rib always terrific. Add a perfect gin martini and shat else could a girl ask for?
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    romantic, special occasion
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    My favorite restaurant. The quality of the prime rib is the best.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Dine for a Perfect night
    Just3ngage
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Best restaurant I have ever been to. The food was on point. The waiters did everything but feed the food to us. I couldn't recommend this place anymore then I tried already. Propose to my now fiancee after the perfect dinner.
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    romantic, special occasion
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  • disappointing
    Disappointing
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Booked this place months in advance for boyfriend's birthday. I enjoyed the crabcake and shrimp cocktail. My salad was ok, my steak was terribly underseasoned with a bizarre grill mark pattern. My boyfriend had the Lamb and was pleased with it. I did not complain because it was a celebration and my boyfriend enjoyed his meal. I just made a note to never return again. I have been to all the major steak houses in the surrounding area and Del Frisco's is by far my favorite. TPR has a romantic setting and lower noise level, perfect for a special occasion however, the bland food leaves me no choice but to celebrate elsewhere in the future. I've been to TPR a few times in the past, and I don't recall being as disappointed as I was last night.
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  • Excellent as expected
    PADiner
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Had a delightful "date night" prime rib dinner. Tried 3 different wines by the glass, all very interesting and good.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    always good, never disappointed --servers are professionsal don't forget to try the potato skins
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    romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Delicious
    CeeCeeVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Basic steak house menu but in a beautiful upscale setting and always delicious. Soft shells were amazing, prime rib the best, love those potato skins and their house salad is yum!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb service
    EarlyDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The entire staff of this fine establishment is the best in the city. The host and hostess are friendly and efficient. The waitstaff goes above and beyond to provide their guests with a memorable experience. It's a joy to dine there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • A fine night
    JLJR
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I have enjoyed many meals at The Prime Rib over the years and each time I leave I am looking forward to returning. From the initial cocktail and appetitizer to dessert everything was outstanding. I look forward to returning in the very near future.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebration
    Tammy
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    A favorite place to celebrate birthdays which we do quite often at thePrime Rib. They honor my request for a specific table. The waiters are always cordial and most accommodating.
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    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Chocolatte
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    There nothing I can say but GREAT, everything about this restaurant was great the service, atmosphere, and food. Our waiter Theo was phenomenal. Five stars all the way.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lost in the 60's
    PhillyPhoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    But, what a wonderful way to be lost. A great classic old-style sophisticated steak house. Excellent beef and raw-bar selections. Pleasant evening piano. Sunday night is BYOP night. Professional service. Great for an occasion. Or, just a good piece of prime rib.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced and pretentious
    mrsAP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The food was very good but definitely overpriced. The ambiance is very pretentious and we weren't granted the same attention as many tables around us by virtue of being young.
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  • Civilized Dining
    ros44VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    What a civilized dining experience. No need to shout or strain to hear conversation. The piano music in the background is a lovely touch added to the excellent service and delicious food made for a lovely evening out.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Outstanding as Usual
    RosieVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Wonderful ambiance with pianist performing a medley of tunes on a recent Sunday night. Service continues to be outstanding with servers providing a refined touch to the whole dining experience. Prime rib perfectly prepared. All enjoyed the prix fixe menu which combined with the BYOB on Sundays is one of the best deals around.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ed Callahan
    BigEd
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    As always, the superb. The prime rib is the best in the country and I have had it all over. Great service too.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • ChrisHeather
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We had an excellent time celebrating my birthday! Great romantic spot, piano player, good food and excellent service! We will definately be back!!! :)
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    romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dining experience
    alteredegoVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Seated promptly, cocktails quickly followed. Excellent meat choices with fine appetizers and sides. Excellent service in comfortable surroundings. Great desserts. A fine, upscale steakhouse. We will return!
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  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Loved everything about this place. Reminds me of a 1930's place. Quiet with soft music in background. Great food and service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful setting/average food
    tootsieVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We were very impressed as we entered Prime Rib. It is stunningly elegant and beautiful and there was a pianist playing lovely music. The food, however, was not impressive.
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    good for groups, special occasion
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