Mad Rex

3.8
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415 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

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3.8based on recent ratings
4.1
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3.6
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4.3
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3.7
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience5

We have been coming here for years, but I doubt we will ever be back. The ambiance remains the same, which is clearly the main draw, but everything else has been left to suffer. The menus have changed from apocalyptic leather bound tomes to laminated sheets of paper. We waited 45 minutes for our drinks and half our party's food was never rang in at all. The Himalayan cooking rocks are showing their wear, and one of ours has a huge piece missing. I'm not someone who likes eating until the whole table is served, which is impossible to do here unless food comes out at the same time due to the rocks cooling off quickly. So half our party watched us eat until their lackluster pita pizza that looked like it was uncooked and heated under the lamps in the window made its way to the table. Additionally, our food came before the sauces and sides we ordered, and when sauces did come they were neither flavorful nor very appetizing, and our meat was already cooked and getting cold. The sides were still good, and the appetizers were tasty. Come for drinks, apps, and vr games, dodge the sit down dinner entirely.

RL
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Every single drink was watered down more than I have ever experienced. We thought is was just the first round, gave it a second try, just as bad. Food was good though.

K
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

First time here and our service was HORRIBLE. It took forever to get our drinks served to us and they all came out scattered, one by one and very far apart AND when my wine finally came back it was very flat and just didn’t taste fresh — sent it back and the second glass tasted the same. And I NEVER send wine back. Similar thing happened with the food - one dish came out 20 mins before everything else AND once all the food was served our waiter never even came back to check on us... it was by far some of the worst service I’ve had in terms of attentiveness and timing. Our food was actually good but the service just kind of ruined our experience which is very unfortunate — and no it was not even busy — it was a Sunday night!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience4

We went to a drag brunch and the service was pretty terrible and the food came out wrong and our server just really acted like he could care less it was like pulling teeth to get our server to give us service and he barely came back to check on us meanwhile there was only one other table besides our table in the whole place was a pretty awful experience to be honest

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Everything was great - from food to drinks our party had a great time. My only complaint was speed. The restaurant was pretty much empty but we had to wait over an hour for Food. There were plenty of people in the kitchen area and only maybe 5 other tables. But the food was amazing! Despite the wait times, we will definitely be back!

CM
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent overall.

MG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

good variety of food and we enjoyed it all. only complaint is the mediocre beer selection there (no IPAs or dark beers [stouts, porters])

L
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I enjoyed dining at Mad Rex because the theme was amusing and the concept of cooking our food on the black lava rock was fun. The food was good but my only complaint would be the pricing is a little too high. The hostesses were not very attentive but our waiter was fantastic.

CM
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time. Awesome experience overall. Their heat was broken but more than accommodating.

CY
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
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 on November 8, 2019
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.

CM
Philadelphia
11 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.

NN
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Once we arrive I stated I had a reservation And I was told it did not matter because they had very few guest . So while be seated we were told they Had No Heat !! It’s 40• outside and the host seats us Right by the door with NO HEAT I ask to be place to the warmest area of the restaurant and Was told it was cold every where As she Still sat us By the Door! As guest came in and out the door even my steak was cold by the time it was bought to the table!

CM
Philadelphia
11 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