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About 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.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Steak, Steakhouse, American
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00 pm
Friday and Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
$50 and over
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Valet parking is available at $18 per vehicle starting at 5:00 pm.
Broad Street Line - Walnut Locust Station. Market-Frankford El – 15th Street stop (City Hall)
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Butcher & Singer Ratings and Reviews
Enjoyed dining at Butcher and Singer. The service was excellent thanks to our server Brian. The food was just ok. Filet was not flavorful at all. Had to get sauce to go with it. Maybe because it's restaurant week. I thought that was the purpose of offering special pricing. Restaurant week helps to expand your customer base and return diners. I can't imagine paying regular menu prices for what was served last night. The best thing I ate were the biscuits. AMAZING!! But if this is any indication of the food, we probably won't return. I expect to be wowed considering this is supposed to be "top of line" dining in Philly with prices to match. Don't mind paying when the food match what's being charge. Tip to restaurants participating in restaurant week: It's optional.. Don't participate if you're not going to serve the same quality of food you serve on a regular night.
i was very disappointing i was so excited to try this restaurant and was let down! i had to send my drink back twice because it was extremely to strong... also my food didn't taste the best either i feel like because it was restaurant week they just gave out anything i have been to other 5 star restaurants in the area and i have to say this was by far my worst experience!
We usually go to Butcher & Singer for special occasions. It's pricey but by far my husband and I's favorite restaurant. Usually the food is impeccable and the service amazing. The actual dining area is beautiful and very old school done well. With restaurant week, though, you're sacrificing the usual dining experience for a reduced price. You really do get great value with the restaurant week menu but with that you get tables jammed together where you are practically sitting with the people at the tables on either side of you. Also, the food suffers. Our filets which are usually amazing were tough, overcooked and obviously spent too much time under the heat lamp. The wait staff were having a hard time being their usual attentive selves with such a crowd. They were all obviously frazzled.
As much as I appreciate the reduced cost for my favorite place, I don't think it's worth the sacrifice you have to make. Go when restaurant week is over and then truly experience what Butcher & Singer has to offer.
Services was wonderful ask for tall Brian. His knowledge of the food and wines were magnificent. He was polite, attentive and knowledgeable. He added that extra special touch on top of the ambience and the decorative surroundings. He explained the menu with passion as if he was making the food himself. Once the food arrived it was even better than the way he explained it.
This is my favorite steak house. The decor is lovely; employees are very friendly. My favorite food is the French onion soup; I have never tasted anything so delicious. It was restaurant week so I ordered from the 3course menu. Everything was delicious. I t was my son s birthday and they brought him a lemon tart with a candle. The staff was very courteous and helpful.
Restaurant week - Jan 16 meal. My husband and I each had the crab cake for app, then the filet for entree. Both the app and entree were excellent. Steak was cooked to perfection and very tender. I had the lemon tart with blueberry, which is essentially lemon meringue pie with blueberry compote - excellent! And my husband had the pot o’chocolate - hmm- clear glass when he was finished! Ryan was our server, and he was excellent! On point for our drinks, and not intrusive otherwise. Overall, this was an excellent experience. Well done Butcher & Singer!
Restaurant week - hence the great value review - was really good. The standout was the lemon tart. The salmon was dry and chewy on the outside, but super moist on the inside. The crab cake was good but did not blow my mind.
Service was great - although I wish they served fresh bread. Not likely to pay full price, except for the lemon tart (Yum!)
The place is really nice, the old hollywood theme was very well done (not too cliche or anything). Despite the intention of creating an intimate/personal atmosphere with the dim lighting, it was too dim, making it hard to see what I was eating, taking good pics, and overall enjoying the ambiance with my friend. Our server was attentive and funny, made sure to swing by my table every 10 min or so. The food was well... OK at best, nothing really stood out.
Crab cake - The plating for this looked a little sad. Almost as if someone got one of those frozen crab cakes and decided to throw some coleslaw on the side. Tastewise, both food components did not compliment each other in anyway. The crab cake tasted fresh, but didn't taste as if it hard any sort of seasoning on it. The coleslaw might as well have just been a salad with a weak dressing.
Salmon - There were several things very good about this dish, but also some things that could definitely have been a lot better. The skin was nicely crisped/seared. The salmon itself was light and the sauce accompanying it went really well with it. The fingerling potatoes were a bit of a disappointment though, I wasn't expecting it to be shaved very thinly and to be so.. bland. I am not even sure that there were mushrooms in this, but the salmon itself makes up for it.
Lemon tart - Hands down, don't order this unless you enjoy super tart desserts (more tart than average). This looked really good, but the reality of it was so far from expectations. The lemon wasn't even to sour or zesty, it just tasted like the bottom remnants of bottled lemon juice. The blueberries that came with it did not add much to the dessert. I didn't eat much of this.
I went here for a "date night" with my husband, and we were very impressed! Our waiter was very knowledgeable and friendly. The steak was melt-in-your-mouth, and the drinks were phenomenal! The 40's decor and theme was very classy. It's a bit pricey (and fancy) for an "everyday" sort of outing, but I highly recommend it for a special occasion!
Delightful experience all around! The food was delish!!! The most perfectly prepared salmon I have ever had the pleasure to experience and the portion was just right. My fiancé’s burger was reportedly superb as were his fries. The cocktails were served quickly and were exceptional. Our server and other wait staff were cordial and informative and cleared unnecessary items before you had an opportunity to notice. Additionally, we had a schedule change and they were willing to accommodate an earlier arrival. Excellent!!!!!
We tried this restaurant on the first night of the Winter Philadelphia Restaurant Week 2018. It had been recommended to me prior to the restaurant week, so I figured it was as good a time as any. Our reservation was for 5:45, and were sat immediately when we arrived during a full dinner seating. While the seating can be a bit close during a full dinner service, we were never uncomfortable. The decor was beautiful, with dim but appropriate lighting and low, unobtrusive music playing. Our server Andrew was incredibly charming and helpful, and his service was some of the best I've had. We never waited a noticeable amount of time for anything. The cocktails came out very quickly despite the full dining room, and the food came out of the kitchen with excellent timing. The cocktail menu is nicely sized, with a full range of spirits used. The best part of the cocktail menu to me was the multitude of variations on the classic Manhattan cocktail, one of my favorite drinks. I ordered an "Investment," with rye whiskey, sherry, grand marnier, and orange bitters, and it was absolutely fantastic. The restaurant week prix fixe menu was sort of standard for a steakhouse in my experience, and the food was really quite good. I had the caesar salad, the filet with creamed spinach, and a lemon tart with blueberry compote. I would certainly repeat for the price we paid, and will certainly think about repeating regardless.
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