Butcher & Singer

4.8
7051 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
What 7051 people are saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was A1!!! Food was amazing as always. Definitely one of our favorite steakhouses in the city!

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jpran
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent dining experience. Food and drink were impeccable and delightful.The staff always friendly and cordial. The atmosphere is most desirable from the decor to the wonderful music being played. My favorite dining haven in Philadelphia.

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Jmoore
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great. Nothing much to say! Spent a pretty penny well spent !
I didn’t like their house made steak sauce (they don’t have A1 steak sauce ) and I didn’t like the Lamb. It was still great but I prefer it made / seasoned another way..... tried the oysters , weren’t too fond of the herb seasoned bread topping however , I still recommend . Get the turtle cheesecake !

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service our server Brian was amazing. So was the food loved the bone less rib eye (I forgot the name on the menu ) sooo delicious.

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JayLW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Food was excellent and the service was also great!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing.! Our waiter Brian was incredible, so friendly, knowledgeable, attentive he really made the experience! Food was incredible as well steaks were so flavorful I am still full from dinner last night! Can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have gone to Butcher & Singer for our anniversary every year for six years (skipping 2020, for obvious reasons).

Each time we have an amazing experience start to finish, and not just because the food is exceptional (it is - our tomahawk ribeye was a thing of beauty) or because the service is amazing (Brian, who has served us before, recognized us immediately and settled into an engaged and comfortable patter) but because all of the little details work together to make dinner magical here.

For this particular reservation, we booked before indoor dining in Philadelphia had reopened, which meant the reservation was for outdoor seating. After indoor dining opened, the indoor space booked up immediately (we are all hungry for fine dining again, it looks like!) but despite the busy schedule, a call to the restaurant and an incredibly kind and accommodating manager was able to find us a table inside.

The space is beautiful - an investment bank built in the early 1900’s frames the whole experience with towering wood and marble even as the room is bathed in warm light to soften the drama.

Cocktails were spectacular as always - two manhattan variations that never cease to disappoint even as they vary dramatically. The raw bar is a delight, oysters perfectly shucked and served with (among other things) the best cocktail sauce I have ever tasted. And of course the steaks. My gods what a perfectly prepared piece of meat. This time it was the ribeye, but steak for two is a classic also not to be missed.

We are also wine nerds who love talking to the sommelier at a place like this. We’ve never been disappointed - for this dinner we discussed our favorite varietals and flavor preferences, ending up in a delightful blend that met both of our palettes in a perfect intersection that just happened to compliment our steak flawlessly. But in previous years we have played in many different spaces with an excellent and varied cross section of bottles.

All out of all Stars.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday experience. Hope to be back for more celebrations in the future.

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vipMelissa
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We lucked out again by having Brian as our waiter. He takes the dining experience to the next level! Everything was perfect!

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vipJeremyN
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were celebrating our anniversary and the restaurant acknowledged it immediately upon check in. From the chilled seafood platter to the wedge salad, entrée and dessert, service taste and ambience were exemplary. Will definitely return.

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vipHannahM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stace is the best server - we love her! Amazing service and food as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious service was great, as always!

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vipMilaW
Jacksonville
11 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Beautiful restaurant

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ChristinaS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an exceptional experience for a birthday dinner. Everything was cooked to perfection and the ambiance was perfect.

JP
vipJoeP
Atlanta
48 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sat outside- otherwise it would have been 5 stars across the board!

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vipmizzk
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

B&S always does it right. It’s all in the details - consistency in service, quality of food and overall presentation - and they excel in all, every time I’m there for a meal.

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Ciate
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Definitely seems like a steak house for a quiet dinner with mom rather then a night out with the boys! Food was great, Whiskey selection was at par, wine selection was a bit better. Seating was a cramped, we were seated at two top and felt like we were eating on top of the couple in the booth below us. Steaks were amazing but at that price point most are.

Overall if someone suggested Butcher and Singer as an option for a night out with friends I'd steer toward something that had a stronger pulse. For a quiet meal with mom and Great Aunt Carol! Absolutely!!

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briank
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had our anniversary dinner there last night. Sat out in the booths along the street. Some road noise, but not too bad. Food was excellent, as always. John, our server, was very helpful - providing information and trying to take our needs into account. The steaks were perfectly done. Stuffed hash browns were very good, as were the green beans. My wife's key lime pie was spot on.

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Racer
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, we were in town for baseball game, wanted a good steak dinner within walking distance of our hotel. Worked out perfectly.

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vipDinewithc4
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Early Father’s Day. A fantastic dinner and wonderful place. Excellent staff I highly recommend

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Mainemizz
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food! I would definitely recommend!!

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MassaK
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was on point! The server was amazing🙏🏾

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RyanR
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing! And you need to ask for Brian as your server! The guy is hilarious, helpful, and made our anniversary dinner so fun and special. We love Butcher and Singer!

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vipAlex
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience, food and service - thank you Alexander.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Alexander, went above and beyond. On point suggestions for drinks were really appreciated. The Butcher & Singer Private Select Manhattan was sublime.
The food was delicious and the service was excellent.
Highly suggested.

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vipChristy
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordered the seafood tower appetizer. So. Much. Food. Came with 2 toes of oysters, crab, lobster, and shrimp.

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vipmickeyc
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and it was a great experience!

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MikeL
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience taking my wife here for her birthday. We were sat at a two top table near the front and the hostess, Alina G., sensed that we wanted a better table in the middle to help make the occasion extra special and re-sat us elsewhere. I was blown away with the friendliness of the staff and our waiter, Tim. Food was delicious, but a bit pricy, and the ambiance was amazing. We plan on coming back next time we are visiting Philadelphia.

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vipLindaDes
Philadelphia
62 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fab meal…tomahawk for two was perfection. Sides were divine. Service was impeccable. Can’t wait to go back!

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vipKellyA
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a special birthday celebration. Service was great and the food was even better. Looking forward to going back soon.

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KB21
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a wonderful night dining at Butcher and Singer. The filet with truffle butter is delicious and cooked exactly as expected.

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Paul
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Our waiter was very nice and personable but ultimately it took 30 minutes before we had our drinks and 45 minutes before we even got bread. I can only assume that they were very short staffed in the kitchen and at the bar. Food quality is very good but over priced.

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Sarona
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wish we could dine here every night. The service is always wonderful, the staff is so professional. The steaks were cooked perfectly. The cocktails were delicious (Key Largo, yum). Music is groovy (think Ella Fitzgerald). Everything was fantastic. Thank you.

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vipMicheleM
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic meal and experience all around! Beautiful restaurant, staff was wonderful and very kind. Made my boyfriends birthday very special! Meal was absolutely delicious!!!

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ScottN
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ashley our server was very personable and attentive and made sure we had an enjoyable time.

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vipDave
Philadelphia
48 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfection. Some oldies and goodies on menu.

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vipMISTERJTHOMPSON
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect. Every element.

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KevinR
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Food and service were outstanding.

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BrianG
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great time with friends.

FAQs

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

Butcher & Singer is rated 4.8 stars by 7051 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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