Butcher & Singer

4.8
7170 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 7170 people are saying
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Clor
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an absolutely amazing time celebrating my birthday here. Incredibly gorgeous restaurant with great lighting, friendly staff, and quick but non-imposing service. Very accommodating and everything we ate was delicious and cooked perfectly! Our waiter John was a delight and we will be coming here for special occasions again in the future!

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vipRachelW
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our anniversary dinner at Butcher & Singer last night and my husband and I were very impressed. We loved the atmosphere, the food and the vast drink selection. Service was great and we enjoyed our night. We will be back!

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JohnP
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The biscuits were excellent and just melted in your mouth. The filet was so tender you could cut it and eat it with very little effort. The overall meal was very well prepared, and the ambience and service were great.

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vipAmarillo
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ambiance, professional service, and great selection.

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FoodScientist
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are excellent. Great place for a special occasion as affording to eat here regularly is only for the very well to do! The Delmonico was excellent as was the filet. Oysters were amazing. You'll enjoy it but bring a credit card that has a healthy balance :)

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Dennis
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

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MIke
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, definitely recommend to celebrate a special occasion!

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MichaelC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waiter Alex was great! The sides were awesome. Ordered the tomahawk steak which was huge, but sadly not much favor in the steak, guessing since the cut is so big. Couldn't really season it, maybe. Salt and pepper would have been great on the steak. And then maybe cooked in butter. That's why it's 4 out of 5 stars.

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kate
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose B&S for our special dinner to celebrate getting married the day before. It is always outstanding!!! Our waiter made our night so special. I had my leftovers today at lunch and they were still delicious!

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AmandaSM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We came as first timers to celebrate my husband’s birthday. The main reason for my 3 star was our server was pretty terrible and never really delivered the wow factor for the style of restaurant that it is. I specifically said it was for a birthday when I made the reservation and after hearing other servers ask who/ what they were celebrating at other tables she never once asked if we were celebrating anything. I think we saw our server a total of 3 times our entire dinner and she always seemed like she was in a huge hurry when she did stop.Never went over the menu, when asked about the stuffed hash browns she just said they were shredded up potatoes( and hadn’t I had hash browns before?!)
There was always about a 20-25 minute empty space between the time our apps came and then when there food came, meanwhile our glasses were empty and she walked past multiple times without ever touching the table.
After dining at other like steak houses in the city, I can say our server really did leave us leaving pretty bummed about the experience. It pretty much felt like the forgotten table that our server had for most of the night.
I can say that the food was excellent and the ambience of the restaurant was very nice.

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DanielleH
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and the food was phenomenal! We celebrated our 10 year anniversary and couldn’t have been happier with our experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We were celebrating my boyfriend’s birthday.

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vipPH13
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique atmosphere for a steak house. Food was outstanding as was the service. Come hungry!

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Isaac
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was worth the price. The Bone in Filet Mignon with truffle butter and the hash side made the taste experience over the top!!

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vipMacrooster
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is beyond gorgeous. Very high ceiling with lovely decor. We figured that it must have been an old bank building? The music was beautiful jazz that fit the surrounds perfectly. We were greeted graciously upon arrival and checked in promptly. Our waiter was outstanding, without being fussy or stiff and formal, he was funny and delightful.

We were celebrating my husband's birthday, just the two of us. We started with house cocktails which were both delicious. I asked to replace the tequila with gin in my cocktail and my request was accommodated, no questions asked.

My husband had 1/2 doz oysters on the half shell, three of each kind offered. I had the butcher salad. If you order a salad, I would recommend sharing it with 2 or 3 people. I noticed the Caesar Salad at the next table was split 4 ways and everyone seemed to have an ample portion.

For our Entree, we decided to have the Surf 'n Turf and shared it. The 8oz. petit fillet and lobster tail along with the side of mashed potatoes (more like puréed potatoes, but with a great spuds flavor) was plenty of food for us.

We saved room for the Baked Alaska and their special cheesecake. Both divine!

As we were leaving the host checked in on us to ask if we had enjoyed our evening? Loved everything about this restaurant. My new favorite steak house in Philly.

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Deebo
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

great place! great food! Good service! I would definitely come again.

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DanielG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Butcher & Singer is one of my go-to Philly spots, especially for clients. The food is great, the drinks are well made, the servers are top notch, and the atmosphere is as classy as they come.

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vipNicholeM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every meal at Butcher and Singer is fabulous from start to finish. We request Brian as a server. If you get the chance, you should too. This place is a Philly institution

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Portlandia
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great services and great experiences.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent customer service and attention, went for a birthday and they treated us well. The place is very nice and it is great to enjoy a nice classic steak meal.

I also appreciate that they had half-size bottles of wine available, which was perfect for our needs.

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AshtonM
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience5

I did not feel welcomed at all. Server rarely asked how meal was and was very unwelcoming. Food was ok but my server needs a re training.

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ChenL
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Great looking restaurant and wonderful energy and ambiance. Wine list is slightly limited, but cocktails are good. Only downside is service is too slow. Even with reservations, it took almost an additional 30 minutes to be seated. and after being seated, it took a long time before menus are provided, or order to be taken.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Typical steakhouse nothing stood out except for the obnoxiously loud music. You couldn’t hear the server or anyone talking to you. Definitely won’t be back. If you like dining and feeling your at a football game than this is your place. Nothing elegant or fancy about it when you playing music like your at a club than get a bill for 400 dollars. Lol

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DavidO
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good. Great service. The server was on point and for a sat night being packed we were in and out in just over an hr.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little pricey but the food was delicious! The portions were exactly as described, and everything came out the way we have requested. Our server was knowledgeable and friendly. Overall, a great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Waiters amazing the biscuits are the best

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Andy
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Another excellent meal at Butcher & Singer. An anniversary meal with four of us together. Our steaks were perfectly prepared, the appetizers (Raw Oysters and Oysters Rockefeller) were spot on. Sides (stuffed hash browns and mushrooms and onions were delicious). We had desert too! (Baked Alaska). Going on a diet today, but the experience at B and S was well worth it. Beautiful, elegant space and very attentive service. One cannot ask for much more from a high end steakhouse. Yes, it is extravagant to dine at Butcher & Singer. But once in a while, a dining experience like this is necessary, and recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brian was amazing we ordered the Delmonico steak with the truffle butter and it taste amazing.. the atmosphere and the restaurant is beautiful I have been here multiple times and can’t say one bad thing about the restaurant or the service!

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SteakLuvr
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great environment. Would recommend and visit again

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a beautiful time. Chris was awesome in making sure my allergy needs were met. Cannot wait to return.

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Wc2w
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience! Terrific food and service. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Stacey was fantastic and food was delicious

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Service was initially slow.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience at Butcher and Singer with our server Brian (aka Tall Guy Server Brian). The food was amazing and Brian did an exceptional job of making our sure we had a 5 star dining experience

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DeborahD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We dined at Butcher and Singer during the flooding from IDA and Tornado alerts. At one point everyone's phone went off with a tornado warning. Yet the food was perfect and Bryan's service was impeccable. A most enjoyable way to spend a scary evening. Can't wait to return.

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JohnB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First tine dining here. Won’t be my last. The epitome of everything you want in a true steakhouse. Can’t be happier

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PamelaD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Genuinely feel like my life has changed. PLEASE have their Baked Alaska

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vipLaRagazzaGialla
Philadelphia
178 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in Philadelphia. We celebrated our anniversary this evening. The food was delicious as always. I love the shellfish platter. Service was excellent and friendly. I always recommend this spot.

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 7170 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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