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Rittenhouse Grill

4.5
4194 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 4194 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Maria
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience3

First time and last time

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food1service4ambience4

The roasted chicken was dry…The sides are small and not tasty at all…We paid $388 for nasty food….Never again

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JaniceB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

My husband enjoyed his Father's Day surprise dinner!

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10Babs
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have an excellent meal with great service at this restaurant!

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vipBrianC
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

John was a great server. He was engaging, told jokes, and enhanced our evening!! Thank you! The martinis, oysters, dinners, sides and desserts were great. The Oregon Pinot Noir went with everything. A perfect Fathers Day Eve dinner. Just exceptional!!

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vipjackthetraveller
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Veal chop was below standards and tasteless. Small quantities of several side dishes despite high prices. Bread not very sophisticated

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cmcharles
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was amazing, I really enjoyed the piano player as well. The food was amazing, our server was light-hearted and dealt with all our demands with ease!

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Gigi
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! I recommend: potato skins, shrimp cocktail, and lobster bisque for appetizers. Prime rib and filet mignon for steak. Cheesecake and raspberry sorbet for dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Surprised when waiter said he added tip to our bill, especially without asking and / or telling us why, and how much he tipped himself.

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vipKatieL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Avoid. The style and music is the only thing this restaurant has going for it. Food wasn't awful, but definitely not a high end restaurant that you would have expected. Add in terrible, slow service that involved us having to ask them to remove dirty plates multiple times and I never need to go back here again.

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vipLarryinSD
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful service and food … truly excellent. The room itself was a bit underwhelming… stark, easy way too over lighted…. Like a classroom not evening dining room, old cheap suspended ceiling tiles…. This place could use some monetary investment and a dimmer switch and it would be lovely.
The piano player was good technically and artistically he just needed to slow his tempo by 20% to make it more of an evening dining experience vs a race to the finish
Having critiqued the surroundings … you come for the food and service experience primarily and that was excellent I would certainly return.

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MarcyF
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegant dining ambiance, gourmet food, excellent wine and service and great jazz music at an appropriate background volume level

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tremendous meal and we’ll served. Everything that I expected and more. Will definitely return as soon as the opportunity presents itself!

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Shae
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service from start to finish. Our server, Djordge was excellent and definitely an asset to this company/restaurant.

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vipGregoryA
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Horrible server. Built in tip.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and ambience and fantastic service

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vipGeorgeK
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect. Everything.

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vipDean
New York Area
243 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolutely “over-the-top” experience. Our DE dinner guests were totally blown away with the venue, food quality and service. It was an evening to remember. It felt so good to return to our top favorite Philly restaurant after 18 long months… It was really great seeing Garth, as always. Joe, our server, did an amazing job with his food suggestions and attention to detail. Can’t wait to return on Sat, June 19th with our party of eight !

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vipCraig
Washington DC
822 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice as always. Great food, excellent service.

Fernando was great, the hosts were as well.

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vipBetsymom
Washington DC
73 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We were celebrating my son and daughter-in-law’s anniversary and expected something quite different from what we received. Although we were there almost 3 hours, it wasn’t a very enjoyable experience. We were expecting the very high prices, but we anticipated we would get quality and service for the money. Not so! The food was mostly average. My husband and I had the prime rib. His (cooked rare) was unbelievably tough; we took the leftovers home, but it didn’t get any more tender and it was thrown out. Mine (medium rare) was at least able to be cut but had little taste. Both were small. My son had the steak, which he said was tasty but also tough. The same toughness pervaded the veal chop my daughter-in law had. The sides were minuscule. The service was so slow that at one point we waited over half an hour for a glass of wine that the waiter eventually admitted he had forgotten about. Another wait was just as long. He was covering all the tables in our section, yet was rarely there. The fact that he took the desserts off the bill (his idea) “because of the anniversary.” At that point it seemed more of a bribe to try to make up for the poor service. The table had one forlorn fake candle for decoration. The piano playing was the best part of the evening. And, to add insult to injury, having the tip added on automatically not only is an insult to our intelligence but discourages the waiter from making a decent effort to actually do his job. If he treated all his customers the same way, he must still have made thousands of dollars that night without putting forth the effort to earn those tips. And to top it all off, we had to pay more than we were told we would owe in the garage because the meal service took so long.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall it was great!

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vipChubbyBubby
Philadelphia
71 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Chilean sea bass was divine.

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TonyN
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food Experience nice waiter
Didn’t like gratuity was Included 😡

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vipCheunger
New York Area
202 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They auto added 20 percent tips to the tab despite my party of just being 3. Never seen this before. A little weird imo.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Terrible from the beginning. Long time for a waiting in a line to be seated when we didn’t have to but the hostess didn’t acknowledge us. Long time sitting waiting for a waiter to even bring us menus. Seated next to a couple with small children with loud iPads who were out too late and crying. Husbands appetizer was good, my salad was good. We were given an extra appetizer because we waited so long to have a waiter. Forgot lemons we asked for 3x. My Lobster was good. Husbands steak was over cooked. Brought us 2 mashed potatoes when we ordered a mashed and a mushroom. Got us our mushrooms when we asked. Mushrooms turned out super bland. Waiter asked if we wanted dessert. We said no. Then asked if we wanted dessert on the house since we waited so long in the beginning. We still said no. Got our bill. We were charged for the appetizer “on the house” we were charged for the extra potatoes that the waiter messed up. The waiter said oh my bad. And took the bill back and gave us a $37 discount. While the appetizer and potatoes were still left on the check. That covered our drinks. But due to “covid” gratuity was included. Except the waiter drove up the price giving himself a better tip. The “discount” came off after the tip. The waiter gave himself a 44% tip somehow due to “covid”. And he was terrible. Will not be going back.

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vipWalterS
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around excellent place to dine! Very high standard for customer service ! Food is great!

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vipSteve
Pittsburgh
23 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best in Philadelphia!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Over priced for what it is

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

My server was awful and inattentive. Never checked on us , just bought me over the check , when I didn’t ask for it . Never offered desert , coffee tea or anything. Food was good, but terrible service . Will not be returning .

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REDS
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great

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lafayetteb
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Wonderful. From A-Z! The staff were amazing. The food and cocktail were great!

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GinaG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very elegant, live piano , rack of lamb was perfect !!!! Valet was available. Seated right away .

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AjanaeC
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been twice, the steak is probably the best in Philadelphia!

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Happytobeout
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
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 on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious enjoyed the piano playing.

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KimS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day dinner was amazing

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mothers Day we had a great night with family

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best prime rib in the city

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Gigi
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
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
15 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
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

FAQs

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

Rittenhouse Grill is rated 4.5 stars by 4194 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.