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The Prime Rib
The Prime Rib

The Prime Rib Details

  • 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: Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood
  • 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "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"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We have never had a bad meal or service at the Prime Rib. Great food."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Wonderful. Great evening, great wine and great food"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I thought the Chef's special for the evening filet/Oscar was over priced."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Love it! Great food and, if you go during restaurant week, a great deal!"
    Dined on 9/16/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Very great special occasion restaurant. The owner came over and said hello. Very special"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "The Prime Rib Is excellent. The food was awesome; service was fantastic and atmosphere was perfect."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "This was the perfect place for us to celebrate our 20th anniversary: Quiet ambiance, live piano music, and spectacular food, wine, and service. Food was perfectly prepared. Wine list includes lots of wonderful wines, and a full page of great wines at less than $50 per bottle. I had the signature prime rib - really prime. My wife had rack of lamb - perfectly prepared, with mango chutney. Dessert option included a 70% cocoa chocolate ice cream that was to die for. Service was absolutely perfect - waiter was there instantly when we needed him, but otherwise very unobtrusive. Cost was similar to other very good restaurants."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "This was our first dining at The Prime Rib. The booking of reservation was easy a and user friendly. The hosts greeted us immediately at the desk. We were seated n promptly met by our staff member for our drink order. All staff employees were well dressed n quietly unnoticed. Our meals come out to us timely. Our selections were well received n to our liking. Ample amounts of entrees, appetizers, and side dishes. We were not rushed or forgotten all evening. Very enjoyable evening of dining for a couple out on the town for the evening."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We've been here for dinner on special occasions (birthdays, anniversaries, graduation celebration) 8 or 9 times. Food, service, and overall atmosphere have consitsently been outstanding."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Always have the most delightful meals at The Prime Rib. Just love going on Sundays as there is a prix fix menu plus byob with no corkage fee. The choices are varied and all are scrumptious. Service is totally top draw-you feel so very special and pampered. Will continue to go to The Prime Rib and bring friends along to be able to enjoy one of the best restaurants anywhere!!!!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "All things considered (great basic, but varied upscale menu, atmosphere, service, welcoming environment, etc.), The Prime Rib is my favorite restaurant in Philadelphia. It's the closest one can come to the experience of the elegant supper clubs which formerly appointed every major city. If you haven't yet had the pleasure, deny yourself not one week further."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "If you love prime rib... They have the best in the country... Wonderful service .. Food is great. Nice atmosphere. Piano player nightly. Always very consistent great food "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The Prime Rib excels in service, food and ambience. We were escorted to our table in a professional and friendly manner and there was never a feeling of being rushed. The recommendations from the waiter sounded delicious and we did share on e of those on his list. The prime rib served to my guest was cooked perfectly to order and my dish, rack of lamb could not have been better. The jazz on Friday nights is as good as one finds in NYC. I'll return again and again. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "As good as it gets.. staff accommodated my request to borrow the microphone from the piano singer :). Food was lights out! Wait staff was great - very formal. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "PR does not miss a beat ...Always right on and never too creative and great service and we feel like family... Great Place!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "PR does not miss a beat ...Always right on and never too creative and great service and we feel like family... Great Place!"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "It was a great place to go for an anniversary and it was very nice to have a wonderful waitress"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The atmosphere is classy, the food was delicious and the service was great. We were celebrating a special accomplishment, and the meal was perfect for the occasion. The live piano music added a nice touch. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "We were sitted first right next to the kitchen, everybody was passing us, there was a noise in the kitchen, so we asked to be moved to a quieter table. New table was better, but still in a "traffic" area, and it was not romantic what so ever, even live piano did not help. I actually felt bad in front of my husband, that I invited him to celebrate our 5 year anniversary to this place. It was very pricey and steak was good, but not the best that we tried, and noise level and passing people and waiters, it was just not a good choice for quiet celebration. "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "I was blown away. We never had to ask for water. Our waiter, Kellan, was outstanding. I would recommend this place to anyone. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "If you like prime rib this is the place to go. It was perfect. The service was excellent. The wine list provides a couple of wines at really reasonable prices. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Get the excellent 4 course dinner! Great food and value Parking is a big challenge "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Steak was awesome!!! Quite place. Pricey but good food and great for Anniversary or special occasion"
    Dined on 5/17/2014