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Rittenhouse Grill

4.6
4168 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Gargantuan cuts of prime beef, extra thick chops, and simply prepared fresh seafood are the straightforward offerings of this steakhouse that evokes the supper clubs of Manhattan in the 1940's. Leopard print carpeting, black lacquered walls trimmed in brass and tuxedoed waiters complete the elegant atmosphere, featuring live piano and bass nightly. Dress code is business casual.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
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
What 4168 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Happytobeout
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food, ambience, and social distancing was being very well maintained. Waiters were carefully masked at all times.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious enjoyed the piano playing.

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KimS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day dinner was amazing

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mothers Day we had a great night with family

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best prime rib in the city

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Gigi
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Excellent service. I recommend potato skins, lobster bisque, filet mignon, and prime rib. I felt safe given that the staff kept their masks on properly.

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vipRich
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience4

food was overpriced for quality received - both steak and veal were bland
Caesar salad lacked any taste of dijon - garlic - or anchovie
escargot was recommended and lacked garlic taste and was bland as well

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an awesome evening. Great food, great service and great ambiance. The piano player was the icing on top of the cake. We will definitely be back !!!!

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Lin1
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I was pleasantly surprised to find two table tops distanced for Covid reasons at the bar. Since I was dining alone I was more comfy seated in that location and surprised that they had a lovely piano player available! I enjoyed the coconut shrimp and had a lovely Caesar Salad. The bartender at this establishment was excellent at preparing super cocktails! I will definitely be back!

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LorraineB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been coming to this restaurant for many years and it never disappoints! Impeccable service and excellent food selection. Definitely recommend for a special occasion!!

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vipChubbyBubby
Philadelphia
69 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The man at the check-in desk we found rather rude. We arrived and he kept saying wait and he would go someplace and then he was supposed to seat us and two other men walked in and he waited on them and totally ignored us.
I do not find that behavior professional.
On the other hand our server, Marco was very nice and accommodating and the Chilean Seabass that my husband ordered was outstanding we can’t wait to have that again.

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vipoutandabout
Philadelphia
226 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I returned to the Rittenhouse grill a few days ago and an honesty it was giving them a second chance I know the owner and mentioned to him that in two previous times the prime rib was subpar tough and grisly. He reassured me it was the same provider etc etc I'm very happy to report that the quality of the meat was back to where it had been in the past the prime rib was delicious. I will be happy to return because it has been always one of my favorites.

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Ronj
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect evening. Food and service were flawless. It was so nice to return to some form of normal.

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EllenW
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Rittenhouse Grill and go any chance we have. Garth Weldon and his team provide a perfect dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Overall food was good.

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harriet
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall great service.

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vipBrianC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High end steak house with all of the amenities. Carlos was a great waiter and the live piano music was a unexpected plus. Thanks so much!!

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vipFrankS
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Garth and staff are the BEST in the business!!!! Maybe the cleanest restaurant I’ve ever eaten in And it’s like that no matter how busy they are. Food service and bar are above any restaurant !!! I’ve eaten all over the world and still they are the best bar none. Thank You Garth

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vipJamesM
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After all these years, still the classiest and overall best steakhouse in Philadelphia. Great steaks. Unsurpassed prime rib. And the gold standard for Clams Casino, roasted tomato soup, and potato skins. Uniquely elegant, romantic setting.

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vipDave
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. This is our go-to Steakhouse in Philly.

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TrevorD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great experience. Food was fabulous and service impeccable. Going there is like checking out for 3 hours in totally relaxation. It’s what going out to dinner should be.

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vipDRVJR
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience1

Terrible. Will
Never return. Customers had backwards hats on, high top sneakers, inappropriate revealing clothing. The place is no longer a fine dining establishment. There were three young girls climbing all
over the banquette taking provocative pictures. Management was oblivious. The prior owner (Buzz) would be appalled !!!!
Terrible experience. I was once one of the Prime
Ribs biggest fan. Sad. There are many other fine dining establishments in phila where this kind of dress/behavior isn’t allowed.

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vipWalterS
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in Philadelphia! They treat us like family and we go often as we can to support them . Don’t want to lose this gem. Great food and great service along with very good decor

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JoanneL
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we arrived staff was courteous and friendly. Food was excellent - prime rib, filet mignon, lobster tail and desserts - ice cream sundae, raspberry sherbet and crepe brûlée. Will return for sure!

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Shatira
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really good ! Me and my boyfriend enjoyed everything we had . The ambiance was romantic and the staff was friendly

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AndrewF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Did not seem the same as it's former Prime Rib. Something was missing, I don't know what...just seemed a little different!

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ToddF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meals and great ambulances. Great service and gracious.

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vipsawosaz
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this restaurant is amazing, we had a good time. The staff's are so welcoming.

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vipNickPinto
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chilean Sea Bass (incredible), Key Lime pie , martini - and steak

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vipWilliamL
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still the best steakhouse in town.

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JAMESD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food was perfectly prepared and served in a very timly manor.

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MillieF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely classic style steak house. Everything was great!

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vipListonK
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Disappointed with this experience. Not up to the standards of the previous ownership. Not happy with the restaurant forcing a gratuity especially when I always leave at least 20% or more depending on the service. Hope they improve, I have always enjoyed this spot.

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vipMickey
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Philly. The swank design harkens back to a time of exceptional fine dining. Generous cocktails. Classic tuxedo-clad waiters. And a superb and flavorful cut of meat.

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TAMICAJ
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

I came to this restaurant to celebrate my son 13th bday . First time there and the food was not good , service was not great . I felt like the waiter seen very tense and nervous to serve African Americans.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Birthday celebration for my daughter.

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vipChrisB
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything we had was very good and so was the service. Our only issue is the automatic 20% tip added to the bill, including on the bottle of wine and then taxed on the tip also. It was just my wife and myself not a party of 6 or more. I also think if your going to do that it should be stated on the website. menu and phone or website when making a reservation.

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KathyC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Same great food and ambience when it was The Prime Rib!! Excellent service and can’t wait to go back!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every part of the meal was exceptional. Service was phenomenal as well. Highly recommend

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BOBBIE
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best in every way!! Wish I could eat there every night!!

FAQs

Rittenhouse Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 772-1701.

Rittenhouse Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 4168 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.