Butcher & Singer

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5807 reviews
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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 hand cut steaks and chops, and freshly caught fish. Timeless and fun for all in the continued age of the American chophouse.
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Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great steaks and overall just as good if not better then top steakhouses

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E
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was such a great place to spend my anniversary. The food was phenomenal and the staff was incredible. Thank you Butcher and Singer for such a great experience.

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V
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

We definitely over-ordered, but we were here from out of town so we didn't mind. I ordered the Delmonico on the enthusiastic recommendation of our waiter. The steak was very underwhelming. The seasoning was off (underseasoned) and the fat wasn't "melted" in the meat as the waiter had described in his recommendation. The sides were good, though heavy (which I expect from a steak joint). I think the bacon macaroni and cheese was a little strange with the HUGE chunks of ham in it. The green beans and hash browns were good.

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent sums up my entire dining experience.

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AM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. From valet parking to service to food. Everything was great. I would definitely come here again.

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SR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great experience altogether. Jeremy was our server and he was FANTASTIC! Very knowledgeable and personable!

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EM
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Here's the good, the bad and the ugly. Beautiful restaurant. Our 50 oz. ribeye was a perfect medium rare and was fantastic. The Seafood Tower was good but the clams were not shucked well. Our server was slow. Except for the first glass of champagne that she poured for us -- she was not trained on how to pour sparkling wine -- we had to pour our own wine and food service was slow, too. The stuffed hash browns, creamed spinach and mushrooms and onions side dishes that we had were not hot, but luke warm. We ordered a bottle of red wine that costs $14 in a retail wine store, but a whopping $62 at B&S !! Desserts were great. For the prices they charge, I expect a true 5-Star diamond experience. Getting somethings right, but not all things, doesn't cut it at this price point.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

perfection every time!

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CC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our new favorite "special celebration" restaurant. It is beautifully and comfortably appointed with an outstanding art deco/art nouveau feel. The dark wood paneling and soft lighting lend a sense of intimacy to the meal. The staff works together seamlessly to create a feeling of being attended to but not smothered. The food was absolutely perfect in every way. My husband and I prefer our meat done at different levels and the chef was able to cook our steak for two to both our ideal likings. It is a bit pricey (drinks, appetizer, steak, sides, and dessert was about $200) but it is worth every penny!

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t
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

expensive; lovely setting; dessert was just fair; my vodka martini was not good at all which surprised me; not good service-never could order a second drink. Steak was delicious though.

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J
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best restaurant, hands down. The ambiance, the food, the service...it's all top notch. I fall in love with every Stephen Starr restaurant I eat at but this is my favorite. I'm still dreaming about that steak. Perfectly cooked and so flavorful and the macaroni and cheese is divine.

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was off the charts amazing experience will definitely come back

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San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service!!

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CC
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous room, ...large and elegant, but sectioned into small spaces that feel comfortable and private. Awesome service and excellent food.

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J
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The foods was mind blowing, everything is perfect I’ll advise everyone who want to eat great meal should try Butcher & Singer, also perfect for date night too.

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A
Philadelphia
59 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The filet Oscar was fabulous as was the halibut. The stuff hash browns were great as usual and enough for leftovers the next day. Love that you can order half salads. The waiter was excellent. The seating is comfortable and not right on top of others patrons. Excellent all the way around.

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SR
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 1

To be honest we never have luck on Valentines Day, I don't know why I do it to myself. This could have been a real disaster, but the food saved the day.


We started nearly an hour late to our reservation time due to traffic. I called to let them know 3 x...to their credit, they took great care of us and got us in.
Not the best table for 2, but it was fine.

The noise was out of control, not intimate at all, the high ceilings and table layout...Barcley Prime dining room more imtimate and special. Also, I know the restaraunt has not control, but the place is getting straight up ghetto. Dress code needs to be enforced because it honestly looks like drug dealers are coming in off the streets...


To the service. We were stuck with a new waitress. She was pleasent but everything took a while and she had to keep asking about questions we had. For this ticket price, service needs to be well rained and spot on.


The food... My NY strip had to go back as a medium came out blood rare. Fortunately within minutes the steak came out perfect and was "Vegas Celebrity Chef" quality, something you just dont get around here. It was the best strip I've had in a while. My wife's scallops also were initially cooked too rare, even after sking to be cooked through, but the return provided perfect scallops. Salads, shrimp cocktail, wines by the glass and cocktails were all fantastic.


For a higher end steak and seafood house this is a tremendous value for quality. $200 not including tip and we were a prime 14oz NY steak, 6 U10 diver scallops, appetizer, salads, 2 cocktails and three glasses of wine in. Impressed with the food and value.

Keep the trash out and I might come back.

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KB
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We spent Valentine’s Day and had a wonderful experience as usual.

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RW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 4

I found the food to be average for the $238 I paid to eat there.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time here and we absolutely loved it. Everything was really perfect. Can’t wait to come back!

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JS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing atmosphere and amazing food. The steak was incredible and cooked perfectly.

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Ordered the Porterhouse for 1 and temperature was perfect, but it was almost inedible given the amount of salt added. The Chef(s) is/are very heavy handed with this particular condiment at B&S and I’ve actually had to mention it a couple times before when ordering the fries that accompany the Butcher Burger. If you’re not a fan of excessive salt dominating your palate, make sure to ask for light (or no) salt on anything you order or you might possibly have a similar experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steaks we have ever had!

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TD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was in Philadelphia for a meeting and my colleagues wanted a good steak house. THIS IS IT! The steak was unbelievably delicious, sides were great, wine list outstanding. The service was just as outstanding as the food. The ambiance takes you back to another place in time circa 1920's - really cool.

If you are in Philly and craving steak I highly recommend Butcher and Singer

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

We enjoyed our server Drew a lot. He was great. I do feel as though we were celebrating a birthday and a complimentary dessert or drink would have been nice since we did spend $600. I know many other restaurants in the area would have done that. A bit disappointing. It's a simple gesture especially after having spent A LOT of $$ on dinner.

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S
Jackson Hole
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Another steakhouse in a cool old building. New York strip was excellent, halibut was ordinary. Service was very good. Nice ambience, dark snd cosy. Mostly executive diners on expense accounts.

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A
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Butcher & Singer is always phenomenal. Arguably the best steakhouse in Philly.

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M
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love coming back to Butcher. Had a new server Drew who was absolutely fabulous!

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SA
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was fabulous! The restaurant was amazing. Steaks were good, but not sure they were as good as the price dictated, but good none-the-less. Veggies were great. Stuffed hash brown a bit over done. Dessert was most excellent. I would honestly recommend Butcher & Stinger. It was a great experience!

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great service!

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JR
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely phenomenal from the drinks to the food to the service!! A must go to if your from the area and ask for Drew, BEST waiter we've ever had!! A+++++++++++++

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AB
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the service was outstanding. Will make this our "steak house". For those going to an evening production at the Kimmel Center valet your car at the restaurant and walk the three short blocks to the theater to save yourself a few bucks and some time after the show. (ask for Matt to be your server)

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CH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING– loved the entire experience and the food was amazing!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best of the Best! Hands down! Don’t go anywhere else!

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M
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Drew was awesome!! We were there two years ago and he remembered us!! He is super friendly and extremely attentive.

The food was also great! We will be back for sure the next time we are in town.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service.

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H
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday and it was a first time at the restaurant for us both. We liked the ambiance and the style of the inside of the building. The lighting was perfect. It was a pretty busy Saturday, but our server Chris handled all our needs and was very attentive and friendly. Our drinks and food were exceptional, and the birthday dessert with candle (an amazing chocolate cake) was a great touch to the end of the meal. We will definitely be returning.

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KM
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very expensive, but the food was amazing! Excellent service and beautiful ambience.

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E
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Molly was great!! She was very personable and humorous.

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CR
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Server Jeremy is the best - we can't wait to go back and request him again

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