Butcher & Singer

4.7
6866 Reviews
$50 and over
Steak
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 6866 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.6
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4.3
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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DianeJ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in the city! The food and service are always top notch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Service was exceptional yet laid back and no upwelling. Dark, moody, sophisticated ambiance. Crab Louie salad, baked Alaska and escargot are to die for. Will absolutely be back!

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Abby
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow!! We had such a great time at your restaurant while celebrating Valentine’s Day. Your staff went above and beyond to make us feel welcome. The restaurant seating was well-spaced and made us feel comfortable and safe. We ordered the wedge salad, 28 day dry aged porterhouse, the halibut special, stuffed hash browns, and creamed spinach. Every dish was delicious. The steak was cooked perfectly, nice char on the outside. The wedge salad was dressed nicely and tasted delicious. The stuffed hash browns were to die for! Great job to this team. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very good food, but kept getting harassed by homeless walking by. If you make a reservation, make sure it’s indoors.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, loved our waiter. Great food and ambiance!

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BrendonD
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food5service5ambience1

Outside setup was horrible. As much money the restaurant makes. It could had been better. The heating vent was blowing cold air. It was very uncomfortable. They way the have it setup online. Is nowhere near how it was when we got there. Very poor accommodations...

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I went there for Valentine’s Day and had a lovely time. We were able to snag a table indoors. The food was incredible, as was the experience. We had a great server who was attentive and conversational.

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vipMargaret
Philadelphia
250 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The food was lovely... steaks, onion rings, mushrooms, all very good. The toffee tipped ice cream was delish but minuscule. Wine choice was wonderful. Our waiter disappeared for awhile... a waitress noticed this and signaled him to pop by. We observed this waitress service was excellent.

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GregnSkippack
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner at Butcher and Singer...once we were moved to inside seating. Verizon workers conveniently set up a generator truck outside right beside the enclosed tables. It was like a jet engine. Management was quick and moved us inside to continue a great evening.Thank you!

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Disappointed
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely amazing.... Service was great.... I’ll we I’ll definitely be returning.... Great for any and every occasion...

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vipLaRagazzaGialla
Philadelphia
166 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants in the city. I think their covid precautions and new dining setup are good. Service and food still excellent. Had a great time and look forward to our next visit.

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JillS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous. Our Server was wonderful. We had a great time overall.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server Stacy was absolutely amazing and made our experience 10 times better. The food as always was super good especially the tomahawk steak.

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vipEpicurian
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Ambience suffered from a snowy Tuesday Covid-infected night that kept the energy level inside the gorgeous dining room at a very low ebb. Room was also a little dark. Service was efficient and friendly. Our filet and striped bass were excellent--particularly the fish, which was cooked to perfection. The green beans amandine were a highlight. Baked potato was...a baked potato. A little pricey, but we were not looking for a bargain.
Will definitely return.

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vipChris
Philadelphia
59 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We’ve been to Butcher and Singer many times and are big fans. This time we sat inside and am not sure if this was part of their safety plan for COVID precautions but it was very cold at our table. Note we were not sitting near the front door. My wife had to put on her hat and cover her lap with her coat. The food as usually was very good but unfortunately got cold very quickly which diminished the joy of a $100 steak.

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vipJTPhl
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always on point. Great night with friends

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vipGary
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I enjoyed an amazing meal with a colleague tonight. The atmosphere was welcoming, the food was phenomenal, but above all we had impeccable service. As a first time guest I felt like the experience was enough to make me a regular guest!

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vipAlex
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very great experience, especially dining outdoor during Covid.

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vipChrisB
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, service, food, drinks, safety precautions.

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vipfoodie
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Despite the cold temps and having to eat in a “bubble,” the food, drinks, ambiance and service were terrific.

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WilliamS
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a fantastic steakhouse! Great service, and even better food. Great for a nice occasion, a little pricey but worth the money

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great we got the porterhouse for 2 cooked perfect

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Sat in the outdoor booths. Food and service was very good. We were pretty warm in 40F weather.

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TannerLayton
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We dined in an outdoor igloo. There was nice heat pumped in and good ambiance, minus the glaring police lights from the cars blocking off the street. The plastic chairs were uncomfortable and left us feeling as though we were leaning forward the entire meal.
The onion soup, lamb chops and stuffed hashbrowns were the highlight of our meal. Skip the filet. It was flavorless.
Service was good, though getting a beverage refill was tough throughout the evening.

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Philly
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was almost perfect. Outside seating was great. Warm, enough intimacy, and comfortable. Service was excellent. Our waiter Chris was perfect. Only negative was that I asked for our steak to be Medium but it was almost rare. If I’m paying $300 for dinner at a steak house, I think the steak should come out exactly how you ask. All the food tasted great though. Black truffle butter definitely worth the extra $.

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vipRandyS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the service was also excellent

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was as good as any high end steakhouse of this caliber. What struck us the most was the sidewalk dining. Honestly I was expecting to feel an occasional cold breeze blow through which is not what anyone wants.
A+ on the construction of the table/booths with HVAC!
It was so warm we had to close the vents...not like one of those propane heater things.
Food and drinks were what I expected.
Did not expect such a comfortable “side walk” dining experience. Thank you!

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ElizabethH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

superb start to finish. we dined outside in the little cabins. it was charming, warm, and entertaining including an ongoing street dig.

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vipDiana
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience and great food!!

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GordoM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Given the COVID-19 restrictions and having to eat outside on a busy street in downtown Philadelphia, the restaurant did a fantastic job. Staff was extremely courteous, attentive and professional. Seating environment was warm and intimate although a little noisy due to ongoing repair work under the street near the restaurant.

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Meicy
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This place provides outdoor seating that are seperated and has forced heat...Dinner for 2 ran a little over $170....Caesar Salad delish
Porterhouse w/sauce amazing...Shrimp were large and fresh...mac and cheese pretty good...Baked Alaska mouth watering not to mention there biscuits are the best around.

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KristynA
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We haven’t been out to eat in about ten months. We decided to get early reservations and do their outdoor dining to treat ourselves and our kids. What a great dining experience. Our waiter was fabulous and our meal was delicious. It was such a nice treat.

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Foodguru
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here after the first place we went to was much too freezing to bare. Their outdoor seating was cozy and easy to forget the cold. The food was amazing as usual, as were the biscuits. Our server was super sweet, and hospitable. Definitely will return.

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Nicole
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals we have ever had. Service was outstanding and outdoor dining was heated and a great experience.

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vipRenataB
London
16 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food is simply fantastic. I ordered the salmon and I might say it was one of the best, if not the best salmon I had. The sauce was very elegant and unique. Cauliflower also delicious. The only con was the structure they built for the pandemic, it’s not as fancy as other Starr restaurants and the heater was not working properly and it was pretty cold!! Counting the days when can have indoor dining again!!

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BenL
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Absolutely wonderful. Great tasting food with sufficient variety.

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vipmbf6288
Philadelphia
159 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner.

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vipNewWebber
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We always have a good experience at Butcher & Singer. This year it was definitely different but still very enjoyable. They have outdoor enclosed seating with heating that helped the comfort level to the extent possible. Our server, Chris, was spectacular given the cold he had to endure just to make our experience great. The food was good and warm, still not sure how they did that given it was freezing out. We dined with our coats on and huddled together but it felt like a bit of normalcy for New Year’s Eve.

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vipRory0525
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

New Year’s Eve outside - great experience due to the circumstances. Tables are small so it gets cramped with plates but everything was delicious ! Has heat but one side is open so towards the end of the meal I was getting cold !!

FAQs

Butcher & Singer offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 732-4444.

Butcher & Singer is rated 4.7 stars by 6866 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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