Mad Rex

3.7
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405 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
Welcome to Mad Rex - a meeting place, dining haven, and watering hole for revelers from “all walks of life.” -where SURVIVORS indulge in food + drink at an urban outpost. An environment where patrons are encouraged to create their own “interactive rites" through virtual reality. Where despite the fallout there’s still a sense of food, culture, community and ART that still thrives.

All Parties of 12 or more are considered a banquet and may require a fixed menu and price per person.
To set up a banquet, please call Mad Rex or email our Marketing Team at madrexevents@rexgryphon.com

Disclaimer: All parties six (6) guests and over will have a mandatory 20% Service Gratuity added to their check. For all Parties of (6) or more the bill cannot be split more than (4) ways. We recommend if you need the Bill Split you bring cash for your convenience.***
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Sun 11:00AM - 2:00PM 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Mon - Thu 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM 5:00PM - 7:00PM

What 405 People Are Saying
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3.5
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4.2
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3.7
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66% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CY
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great first and will be back agaiin thank you ! food was great

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience2

There was no heat, the music made it hard to talk, and we had three different versions of menus

FA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience1

I used come here a lot - since opening night. Would even bring family and friends visiting from out of town. The past two times the service has been so bad I was embarrassed that I even recommended going to this place. I will not be going back, I’m sad to see this place going downhill

CA
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience5

My brother came home for leave on Tuesday and we had been talking up Mad Rex to him and my parents for weeks. My boyfriend and I had been there once before and it was a good experience, albeit a bit pricey. However this time, we found the price was not worth the hassle. The waiter was particularly slow, and it took 20 minutes to get our drinks. He kept disappearing as well (the restaurant only had 4 tables full and more than one waiter on hand) Our app (Rex’s Table) was okay, the wings and the ribs were overcooked, but the sausage and poppers were pretty good. When we received our mains, the sides that came with them were also cold. At this point we just wanted to eat and leave. The table next to us had similar issues and went to complain to the manager - and the manager started arguing back. I had originally made the reservation for 6 people, but one person had canceled. I understanding charging for a table of 6 or more an automatic 18% gratuity, but there were only five of us. Not sure if I’ll be going back.

D
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the food, Loved the service and will definitely return! I was honestly surprised at how good the food was, as it had a very bar-scene vibe about it, upon entering. However, it was a Tuesday night and the atmosphere was very low key. Yigit was gracious (forgive me if I spelled your name incorrectly) and fun! Go check it out for yourself! Steak was excellent, Brussels were superb and the salad was yummy!

DP
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Service was slow and the server did not come to out table for drink refills often, but Atmosphere was cool. Great location to Punch Line Philly!

EL
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Didn’t really expect much given past reviews and with having an “apocalyptic” theme, but I was pleasantly surprised. Garlic PARM wings were great, as my shrimp po’ boy was excellent. Price was a bit high, and the beer selection could be broadened a bit, but I would definitely come back again.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter was amazing and we will definitely be returning!

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived prior to our reservation and enjoyed happy hour with 2 amazing glasses of your house wine. Everything from the wings, our entrees and the yummy fried pita with carrot purée was delectable. We will definitely come back for the VR experience.

OT
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Amazing Decor

MM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Overall this wasn’t the best experience i had here. We went for my boyfriends birthday, we were welcomed at the door with a happy birthday then we we’re sat.. the table was super wobbly so we moved to another... no one came over to us for about 25 minutes, i had to go grab the host to let them know. ON top of it the waiter was starting there on his second day & didn’t give us any info about the menu. i’m not sure why for a special occasion you would throw in a waiter that was brand new. he was a very nice man, good service but you could tell he was just new. the food was great, the drinks are over priced.

my experience here the second time i went i was not happy with, not sure i’ll be going back.

OT
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place for a family Sunday dinner. Awesome steak
Highly recommend

CA
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a blast celebrating my friends birthday! The VR room was a lot of fun, and the food was delicious. Can’t wait to come back!

JC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed our visit to Mad Rex. Fun atmosphere and the food was good.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We went on a weekday evening for my son’s 7th birthday. The hostess greeted him by name and said happy birthday which blew his mind 😂. It was nice and empty when we got there. Our waiter was on point whenever we needed and even helped the kids cook their steak. VR was AWESOME and it was the first karaoke night and my family had a blast!

S
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Mad Rex has been on my list of places to check out for sometime...so being dragged kicking and screaming I finally made it and I must say I was surprisingly pleased with the outcome!

The themed restaurant has paraphernalia that draws upon the movie 'Mad Max'..chain linked fences...weathered leather jackets...blah..blah

I was there in time for happy hour..so we started with drinks and appetizers! The pita chips with the carrot purée and calamari were really much more tasty than anticipated! The entrees were the angus burger cooked on the stone and scallops-both we're succulent and delicious!

What made the experience great was our waiter-he was attentive and patient!

After dinner, we went to the virtual reality lounge! That was a fun time! The game charges $1/per minute!


Overall, I would come back to hang out for drinks...the food is somewhat expensive!

TK
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Place was awesome! They had hookah after 9pm which was different but I enjoyed it! Menu was unique! Virtual Reality Room was awesome! IV drink was so cool! Mixed crowd!! Only thing I would say wrong was our waitress! She rarely checked in on our and appeared to be overwhelmed & annoyed

TB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Came here before a show at the Fillmore. Hostess would not seat me at the table before my friend arrived even though it wasn’t busy. Sat outside which was nice because of the weather. Food was ok but service was terrible-long waits to order, and then food came out not specified to how we ordered. Waited so long to pay we had to go into the bar to close out. I don’t expect to visit again

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a fun time and a great experience thanks to the host Yari I think, she was amazing telling all about the VR Lounge!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

EF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible service - took forever to even get drinks

DF
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We had an outside table. Food and ambiance outstanding. Delivery of drinks were very slow including the very first drink. Regardless we plan on going again.

DO
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

After arriving at 5:30, waited 15 min to be sat. Only to wait another 15 for drink order. Only to wait another 15 for drinks to be served & food order to be taken. At 7:10 with still no food, left. Never will go back.

TC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my grandmother here for her birthday and she loved it! The aura is very peaceful. The waiter were pleasant, the restaurant was clean. The price wasn’t bad at all.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an absolutely amazing experience, food was a little slow coming out but it was amazing. They were also completely full, so we understood. The Virtual Reality Lounge was mind blowing!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great and original atmosphere, food was delicious, service was great, and they had plenty of seating for a random tuesday night out. Would be a great place for young adult birthday parties, as they have a VR room in the back as well. Restaurant is also directly next to the Fillmore, across from Goose Island and PunchLine Philly, so if you're going to a concert or stand-up comedy show, I'd suggest trying to eat here before or after to make for a solid night out.

CF
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The Drag Brunch was amazing! Looking forward to attending again!

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We were greeted at the door, we did arrive a little early for our 830 reservation so the young lady took us over to virtual reality which was something different to do I enjoyed it as well as the VR guide.. we were taken to our table it took about 20 mins before the sever came, and she wasn’t rude or anything she just wasn’t very enthusiastic, nor was she informative about certain dishes and drinks... someone spilled something and ppl were about to fall this went on for about 20 mins so I found a sign and put it over the spot so no one would fall, it still took another 30 mins before someone cleaned it up... however the food was good even though our main meals came out before our appetizer... the manager did apologize for the delay etc so it wasn’t the experience I was told about however I’m going to go back and give it another try...

p
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good place for cocktails and bar-food. Music was very loud even far from the closest speaker.

AF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Need to work on the service. Waited so long for the check and food took forever

CM
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Everything was just mediocre

M
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Terrible service. Throughout the whole meal food runners would come up to the table and ask if we ordered that specific food they were carrying. Clearly they did not number the tables to make it easy on the staff. Because of this, my date got her food but my food was set down on another table. So as her meal got cold mine had to be rushed out. Also while finishing up our entrees the check was sat down on the table without asking if we wanted another drink or anything. I absolutely do not recommend this place. The price is not indicative of level of service. I will not be back

KD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service could be better (slow) - we were checked on once. Nice outdoor seating - except if it rains, check to make sure seat cushions are not wet. Music was too loud outside. Food was great, good price.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was good! Service was great!

SV
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Kitsch but fun. We ordered chicken in hymalan salt rock. Food was good but hard to control salt level. Messy to eat & they should offer hand wipes or extra paper napkins at the very least. Pricey for what it is and seems very touristy.

OT
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience. Ideal for anniversary dinners
Best steak in town Great Service

AW
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience5

This is a yes and no thing. It took forever to get waited on and the food was mediocre
I’ve had better one and done situation when it comes to eating but I’d go back for drinks.

E
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Saturday evening I dine at Mad Rex. I had a 8:30 (party of 2) reservation, we arrived at about 8:20. We were seated right away. The hostess was lovely. Our server came over promptly and took our drink order. Then came back to take or entree order. After that the service became super slow and our food took an hour to come to the table (we ordered off of the survivor menu so we still had to cook our own food). Prior to the food coming out our server did not check back with us for additional cocktails or the telling us the status of our food. We had to ask another employee to go get him. Although he was friendly just not attentive. The restaurant was not that crowded nor did he seem to be “in the weeds”.
The food and ambiance was nice but the service was lacking.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, love the theme! The lava rock cooking was mind blowing, never experienced such a great time at a steakhouse, after our IV Drinks which is a MUST I tried Virtual Reality for the first time.

KT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

I was here before and our waiter was amazing and everything was such a great experience...this past time was a disappointment. Our server started out super cool then kind of forgot about us....one meal was incorrect and a side was never given that was ordered. Couldn’t check the bill because it wasn’t itemized. It was a Birthday celebration and the sever said he ran out of candles so we didn’t have anything special. The manager was wonderful and made up for the disappointments.