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 WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
The Prime Rib reviews from OpenTable diners
259 reviews since July 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (196)romantic (169)fit for foodies (94)notable wine list (68)good for groups (68)neighborhood gem (51)vibrant bar scene (24)hot spot (21)late-night find (14)great for lunch (9)great for brunch (7)scenic view (5)kid-friendly (5)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • Could Be Better
    DebbVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    The major flaw was our wait person did not listen two of us ordered a sparkling rose and the waiter brought plain rose denying what he said. A salad ordered without egg also arrived without the cheese. Our waiter said the salad did not come with cheese Wrong again The wines by the bottle were too expensive
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Banal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Overall, a disappointing experience. Good beef but nothing exceptional. Limited menu with uninspired accompaniments. Our meal started with stale rolls that should not have been served. My lobster bisque was more like a can of Campbells cream of chicken soup. Waiters seemed uninterested and were merely going through the motions. Atmosphere is dreary steak house that went out decades ago. Expensive but not a good value. Nor was it any fun.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always hits a high note
    BunnyLadyVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    There is no better prime rib, the veggie plate is excellent and a great value. My husband and I order both and share with lots of leftovers. Great soup and salads and the key lime pie and mud pie are wonderful. I ALWAYS WANT TO DRESS WELL HERE. While the formality has eased up on attire, many men are in jacket and tie. The restaurant and staff deserve that respect. Did I mention a killer Long Island Ice tea? Jazz is always on, now at 10 on Sat till close, great for a night cap or snack.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bigmoose
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Just super all the way around. Best steak in a very long time
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect
    luvtoeat
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    The food, service and ambiance are always Perfect. We use this restaurant for dinner out , and special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • steaklover
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    A very good steak house. The service staff was highly attentive but not intrusive.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always What You Expect
    tata48
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    From setting to service to the excellence of food. You are never disappointed. Specials like this night's Dover Sole was memorable.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Little Disappointed
    FauxBlonde
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The restaurant is lovely. The service was great. The food...not so good. The prime rib was nothing special and the beans we ordered were overcooked and mushy. I expected a lot more from this restaurant with regards to the food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First Date Place
    TallFoodie
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The food was quite good and I would say it is a great "date night" restaurant.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great prime rib and steak
    likasteak
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Prime rib and steaks were outstanding and cooked to perfection. I must admit that I was tempted to order the special fish offered, fresh Dover Sole, which is a personal favorite.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Prime Rib was primo.
    n2dsouthVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I would highly recommend the Prime Rib to anyone looking for a posh, classy place to go for a wonderful and excellent dining experience. The Prime Rib reminded me of night clubs from years ago, with live music. It was refreshing to go to an establishment where service is the top priority and people come dressed appropriately for a night out on the town. I hope to dine at the Washington, DC location in the near future.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good and not so good
    bbebVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We were hoping for a special dinner to celebrate a special birthday which was only acknowledged with a gratis dessert. We were seated promptly and then waited quite some time and after others arriving after us, if we were interested in drinks. Wine and martini fairly priced for the venue. We perused the menu and had to ask for bread which while good, consisted of one roll and a small loaf. Our shared escargot appetizer came with no plates, so we used our bread and butter plates. The lamb chops were tasty, but poorly presented. The crab cake had a lemon and cocktail sauce on the plate which provided some detail. The side vegetables were lukewarm and over priced. We selected the Prime Rib because of its reputation, but now wonder why.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Absolutely fabulous!!! Great food! Went here for my husband birthday! Great service!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Big City afficio
    foodie1
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Prime Rib was a top steak/seafood dining experience-on par with top places in NY! Wife ordered seafood(sole/colossal shrimp)-I ordered a perfectly done dry aged strip. Evening went without a hitch, including a complimentary dessert for our anniversary. Piano player was a great addition. Place is pricey but that's what you pay for great food these days!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We recently went for a birthday dinner~ the service was wonderful, the restaurant very pretty, the piano player was nice...I just felt that for the price the food was just so-so.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always Outstanding
    Bellagirl
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The Prime Rib is always, without a doubt, outstanding from beginning to end. We recently went for my birthday and I would say hands down best service we have ever received & Patrick was so friendly. It was my birthday & I really wanted surf & turf (not on the menu) and Patrick said that's not a problem! We can make it happen. Really? You never hear that anymore. I honestly can't say enough about Patrick & The Prime Rib. Love it there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very upscale
    Twins2mommyVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We enjoyed the food! The steaks were delicious! They had a pianist playing which was wonderful. This is a place for older people though. We were the youngest people there. It's dated and looks like your in the 50s. Waiter was kinda snobbish. But the food was amazing.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our favorite place to eat in PHL!
    KewlKelly
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Awesome service, delicious food, and sophisticated surroundings! Able to hear each other speak w/o straining while having a the murmur of other diners in the background! It is the whole package of fine dining!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Prime Rib is a classic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We have been to the Prime Rib several times. Each time, I have been impressed with the food and the service. The restaurant elevates the dining experience, too, as the jazz is wonderful and just the right addition to a wonderful climate for eating classic food. We loved it!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding!
    msu1985
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The food, service and atmosphere were outstanding. This was by far the best prime rib I've ever had!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the best in Philly in all respects
    JimandJo
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    From the moment you enter you know it is going to be great. Just to sit and have cocktail then head off to your table for the best meal you will ever have. The service is great and when you need any questions answered it is done without fuss.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dine there frequently
    Mish
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    as always it is a "silk amongst wools!" my only issue was that the waiter, kep filling our wine glasses to almost 3/4 full, instead of allowing it to breath, and not "gulped" like grape juice. actually had to tell him to stop! also asked him to de-cant the wine, never showed up with de-canter.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • anniversary dinner
    diner1
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    This is my favorite restaurant. I like everything about it
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mark
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The waiter was not attentive. It is not necessary to continue my review
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Stellar Service and food
    Bobo
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I've been here before. They extended restaurant week to the end of the month! I took advantage of it. My cousin is a big meat eater and she is very picky about her meat and the way it is done. She has been very disappointed at the many top notch steakhouses like Ruth's Chris, etc. As soon as took the first bite, her eyes lit up. She confessed to me that she was scared to be let down at such a beautiful establishment and the reputation it withheld. She was happy!!! As for me, I don't eat land animals! I had the salmon and it was not disappointing! It melt right in my mouth, the way it should be! I highly recommended and will be back again! The piano and the ambiance was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Terrific atmosphere, staff really took care of us. Piano played Happy Birthday while they brought my wife's dessert out with a candle. Excellent meal.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent place to go!
    romanticdiner
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The Prime Rib is an excellent place to go for a romantic dinner. The server was exceptional and made sure we were happy. We both had the prime rib and it was done to our liking.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant week special
    Pdug
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Restaurant week was extended and the results were delicious!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary
    Iljb
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    My husband and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary at Prime Rib and could not ask for anything more! The food was fabulous, the atmosphere was very nice(love the piano player) and the service was wonderful!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • everything was impeccable!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    I am definitely a foodie and this place tops the charts all the way around! ...u will not be disappointed! ....loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dreamy atmosphere
    SweetiePiex3
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This was a spectacularly romantic spot for couples and a perfect place to dress up a little and hit the town. Loved the food, the atmosphere, the service and especially the piano player singing Louis Armstrong. Superb.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant week
    Hillary
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I was at prime rib bcs of restaurant week.I choose the angus sirloin for the main course and it was fine.But we have to wait for a while for it probably about 45 mins.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dineking
    dineking
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Great food and service. I would recommend to any one as a special occasion restaurant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    Andy
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We went to the Prime Rib for a birthday dinner and had a great time. After a slow start, the service was consistent and attentive. We didnt know it was Restaurant week and were thrilled to have such a tremendous meal at a great price. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Lovely Restaurant Week Spot
    FrequentDiners
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The Prime Rib hides in a hotel but don't let that deter you. Wonderful ambiance and service (not too attentive), the prime rib melted in your mouth and was a very good portion.
    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.
  • Excellant Prime Rib
    DeeJ
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This is one of my favorite resturants. I have been in for resturant week and special occasions. I love the Prime Rib. My family and friends have had the salmon and chicken. Everything is always wonderful. The service is excellant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really good ribs
    Shannnon
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Tender and great ribs, nice setting, good service. Would recommend for restaurant. The normal menu is quite expensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Prime Rib was a great find.
    KMofFoxChase
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I was looking for somewhere to take my husband to celebrate his birthday. After reading through reviews for local restaurants, I selected The Prime Rib. I am so glad I did. The food and service were excellent. They helped us pick a nice wine to go with our dinner, from their extensive wine list. We both had a fabulous time and can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We love Prime Rib
    LeeC123
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Every bit of every dish is delicious! Our server Frank was excellent and helped make this birthday dinner special! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    ILikeFood
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Delicious Food, warm atmosphere, excellent service, prompt delivery of food.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.