Steak 38 Restaurant

4.6
61 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Steak 38 is a classic steak house that is rich in history and unique in its dining environment. Our guests will experience a one of a kind table-side meal including Caesar Salads, carving of our famous Steak38, and Bananas Fosters Flambe.

Our skilled wait staff will ensure your next date night, event or night out is one to remember.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 61 people are saying
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4.6
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MikeR
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great and came out hot. Wife had 14oz NY strip and was done perfect. Lobster ravioli with lump crab meat was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time when I mean this pace is so good

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Disappointedexperiences
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Our first Steak 38 experience. The manager and host were great, the bartender, gentleman from Belfast, was awesome. The server was the worst. We bussed our own table, waited an exorbitant amount of time for drinks, as well as replenishment. I party of 6, none of us will return. I recommend the Library in Berlin for a steak dinner.

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Classycook2004
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was me and my husband's first time eating at Steak 38. Don't be alarmed by the outside and that's it's adjacent to well run down motel. Once inside your taken back to another era when Frank Sinatra came to eat.

The Service: Michael, our server was amazing. He was perfect and I rarely say anyone is perfect but he was perfect.

The Food: We ordered: Tableside Caesar salad. The young woman was very personable and knew how to make a Caesar salad. It was by far, one of the best I've had. I ordered a special, filet mignon with lobster sauce and crabmeat. My husband ordered to NY strip. The meat just melts in your mouth. Perfectly cooked and seasoned. My filet was a bit under seasoned but the favors of the lobster sauce and the juice from the meat really complimented each other. The seafood was amazing.

Dessert: Lemon Pound cake with filling. It was light, airy, moist, delicious.

The hostess was the MOSTEST in the best way possible. She was (is) amazing. She obviously loves her job and being around people. And I noticed that she was very observant of not only us but other tables and helped the servers out where she could. I like to see servers and hostesses working as a team and obviously they work hard and are big on TEAM work.

I will most certainly return.

Steak 38 Restaurant
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review! It was a pleasure to speak to you and your husband and we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed a great evening with us. We are eager to have you dine with us soon! We will have the Prosecco Rose on ice and ready for you! -Steak 38

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susanb
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The “singer” was a bit annoying as the space was small! Service was amazing and all the employees were attentive and pleasant! Good was delicious and cooked to perfection

Steak 38 Restaurant
Responded 6 days ago

We are so am happy to hear that you enjoyed the service and the food. We would be more than happy to move you next time to a different table that works for you. Our singer is with us on Thursdays only. We hope to see you again soon! -Steak 38

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ribeye was excellent!

Steak 38 Restaurant
Responded on June 13, 2021

Thank you for your 5 star review!

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vipLazarus
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The waiter was very nice and the service very good. The parking situation is bad. Even though no charge for valet, I prefer to park my own car. The inside of the restaurant is dated.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience2

One steak had to be returned inedible. They replaced the steak but over cooked the second one. To make things right they comped our drinks and dessert. We may go back

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vipMichaelC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting. Food and service was excellent!

Steak 38 Restaurant
Responded on June 8, 2021

Thank you for your 5 star review!!! -Steak 38

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adamt
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food; drinks; and service were good. Only issue was that the valet service was poor as upon return of my vehicle it smelled like cigarette smoke inside my vehicle leading me to believe the attendant was smoking in my vehicle. Other that it was a pleasurable experience.

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CharlesO
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite place for date night. Love Steak 38. Staff is friendly and accommodating

Steak 38 Restaurant
Responded on June 8, 2021

Thank you for your review. We hope we see you again soon! -Steak 38

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vipKathy
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our server Sam was tremendous. The staff is so nice, and goes out of their way to make it the best experience possible. Great food, wine and people.

Steak 38 Restaurant
Responded on June 8, 2021

Thank you for your review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your night with us. -Steak 38

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our 3rd anniversary dinner. Our waiter was friendly. Food was good but I got my steak Aux Poive and the alcohol wasn’t cooked out of the sauce. I had to scrape it off because it was too boozy.

Steak 38 Restaurant
Responded on June 4, 2021

Thank you for celebrating with us and for your feedback. We will take a look at our sauce and ensure that is perfect for your next visit with us. We hope to see you again soon -Steak 38

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William
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent. Lobster ravioli was marvelous

Steak 38 Restaurant
Responded on May 27, 2021

William, Thank you for all of your feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon. -Steak 38

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cindyK
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and atmosphere. Loved the back in the day music!

Steak 38 Restaurant
Responded on May 24, 2021

Cindy, Thank you for your 5 star review! If you enjoyed the music we invite you to come in on Thursdays where we have a singer that sings all of the great songs you heard throughout the night! We hope you can join us for another night of great food and entertainment. -Steak 38

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JudyP
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a little deceiving from the outside however, once inside, your hesitations disappears. The ambiance was wonderful and the food was outstanding. It’s a little pricey but we’ll worth it.

Steak 38 Restaurant
Responded on May 24, 2021

Judy, Thank you for your review. We are so happy that you enjoyed everything on your night out and we hope we can serve you again soon. -Steak 38

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DesireeD
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was very good. My husband said the steak was cooked to perfection. He orders a medium rare ribeye steak and got it. The french onion soup had a lot of flavor.

Steak 38 Restaurant
Responded on May 24, 2021

Desiree, Thank you for your review. We hope we see you again soon to enjoy another great night out with your husband. -Steak 38

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MaggieG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every aspect of our meal (the cocktails, the food, the service) was outstanding. We loved the table side Cesar salad and Banana Foster! Would highly recommend!

Steak 38 Restaurant
Responded on May 21, 2021

Maggie, Thank you for your 5 star review. We are so happy that you enjoyed the cocktails, food and service. We look forward to providing you with excellent table side service again soon. -Steak 38

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ShannonM
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday party, Anniversary, Work party, or a night out with friends...if you feel it's your time to celebrate an occasion that this LIFE has to offer and you want to do it with delicious food and quality drinks, Steak 38 is your place, bonus part, the staff is very attentive and always happy to help!

Steak 38 Restaurant
Responded on May 21, 2021

Thank you for all of the compliments. We take pride in being able to provide 5 star service and food. We are so happy that we could make your evening so memorable and we look forward to serving you again soon! -Steak 38

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere was amazing!

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ChuckN
Washington DC
104 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were a bit disappointed that Streak 38 is not as good as we remembered from before the remodeling a year or so ago. The Prime rib was fatty and the chicken dish drowning in butter sauce. Gone are the fried seafood options and the menu is about half the size as before. Sure missed that crab ball appetizer. The service was terrific. Hope they regain their str1ide because the place was awesome and should be again. Would recommend with a few caveats. Order steak, get the fried calamari and the Millionaire Manhatten.

Steak 38 Restaurant
Responded on May 21, 2021

Chuck, We are sorry to hear that we do not meet your expectations. We will take your feedback and work on earning a 5 star review from you. We are working to expand our menu, including happy hour soon once we do not have capacity or bar restrictions. We hope we see you again soon and have the opportunity to wow you. -Steak 38

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have gone to Steak 38 for our Wedding Anniversary multiple times over the years. It was our 28th anniversary yesterday and Steak 38 did not disappoint. Ambience is perfect, food and service are excellent.

Steak 38 Restaurant
Responded on May 21, 2021

Thank you for celebratory your anniversary with us! We are so honored that you spent your special day with us and look forward to seeing you again soon. -Steak 38

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JosephS
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time going there and will definitely be going back!! Great atmosphere good music and service ...price is reasonable no complaints from me

Steak 38 Restaurant
Responded on May 16, 2021

Joseph, We are so happy to hear that your first experience was a memorable one! We hope that we see you again soon. -Steak 38

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CindyLou
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I always love Steak 38! This time was no exception . . . they are pricey, though!

Steak 38 Restaurant
Responded on May 13, 2021

Thank you for your review. We are eager to serve you again soon. -Steak 38

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Sedonna
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First time since new ownership. Just small things- Missed the roasted peppers given with the bread though. Bread was not the best. But food and service was excellent

Steak 38 Restaurant
Responded on May 13, 2021

We are sorry to hear about the missed opportunities. We will ensure that this doesn't happen again. We hope that you can join us again to experience our excellent quality food and service again soon. -Steak 38

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camps
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Delicious food!! Staff was nice and very accommodating

Steak 38 Restaurant
Responded on May 13, 2021

Thank you for your review. We hope to see you again soon.

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DaylB
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food Good Service Nice People Nice place Very friendly Staff

Steak 38 Restaurant
Responded on May 13, 2021

Thank you for your 5 star review! We hope to see you again soon. -Steak 38

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JoeDeb
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Still ok but not as good as it used to be. Raised prices, did not serve bread until we asked, for some reason they butterflied a medium well steak where one piece was well
Done and the other piece was medium. Been there many times but this was the first time we were disappointed.

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LynneD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I think it's a little overpriced, but the service was great and the employees are very friendly. My boyfriend ordered the 32oz prime rib and wanted it as rare as could be. It came out rare, but the cut was tougher then a prime rib should be. He actually enjoyed my filet mignon better then his prime rib. For what he paid for his steak, he should have been able to cut it with a spoon.

Steak 38 Restaurant
Responded on May 7, 2021

Please see our private message . We want to ensure that you enjoy your meal the next time you dine with us. We would love the opportunity to make things right and invite you back to do so. -Steak 38

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JoanNR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, husband’s birthday, we came on the recommendation of a family member, thoroughly enjoyed, from our contact with the hostess, waiter and your staff that came by to see if we were okay. The food was great, an overall great and positive experience, will certainly return.

Steak 38 Restaurant
Responded on May 7, 2021

Thank you for your 5 star review! We are so glad to hear that we could make celebrating your husband's birthday a memorable experience. We hope to see you again soon. -Steak 38

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! We celebrated my man’s birthday. Food was top notch! Experience was one to remember

Steak 38 Restaurant
Responded on May 7, 2021

Thank you for your 5 star review! We appreciate you celebrating a birthday with us and enjoying your experience. -Steak 38

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Wineman
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Steak 38 is always great, but this visit was especially good because of Sam Murray. He made our night special. Thanks for an enjoyable evening, we'll be back soon. By the way, everyone who approached our table was great.

Steak 38 Restaurant
Responded on May 7, 2021

Thank you for your 5 star review! We are so happy to hear that Sam and the rest of the staff did an excellent job. We hope to see you again soon. -Steak 38

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AnnF
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service is excellent. Indoor dining.

Steak 38 Restaurant
Responded on May 7, 2021

Thank you for your review! We hope to see you dining with us again soon. -Steak 38

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vipLaurenH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

We have been here before and it was an amazing experience from start to finish, and food was in point for what we paid, unfortunately this time around was disappointing. For 3 of u

Steak 38 Restaurant
Responded on April 28, 2021

Lauren, We apologize that we disappointed you. We would love to make things right and have the opportunity to show you our excellent service and high quality food that you have received from us on your previous visit. If you could please send us your contact information we would love to speak to you about your experience and what we can do to improve. We look forward to hearing from you. -Steak 38

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vipFrankL
Atlantic City
35 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visit at least once a month. Although it’s very pricey the food is outstanding. The prime rib is to die for.

Steak 38 Restaurant
Responded on April 28, 2021

Thank you for your 5 star review! We hope to see you again soon. -Steak 38

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Came here for our 8th anniversary for a quiet/intimate dinner. Was not disappointed and had an excellent meal with even better service. Fresh Caesar salad made table side with fresh spices, garlic and anchovies the way it should be. Steak was just a touch over cooked (asked for medium) but was still delicious. I ordered a filet royale and my wife got surf and turf. The lobster was HUGE and ended up splitting it. Service was on point and the waiter, Sam, was very engaging and knowledgeable. Would definitely come back

Steak 38 Restaurant
Responded on April 25, 2021

Happy Anniversary and thank for letting us be the place to help you celebrate! Thank you for all of your positive comments and we hope to see you again soon. -Steak 38

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the time we walked in until the time we left everything was excellent. I will definitely be coming back

Steak 38 Restaurant
Responded on April 25, 2021

Thank you for your positive feedback. We can't wait to see you on your next visit. -Steak 38

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JosephN
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed here

Steak 38 Restaurant
Responded on April 25, 2021

Thank you for your 5 star review! -Steak 38

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TabathaC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful time at steak 38 food is PHENOMENAL!

Steak 38 Restaurant
Responded on April 25, 2021

Thank you for the 5 star review! We love to hear our guests are having a wonderful experience with us. -Steak 38

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vipDaveS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was predictably amazing!! As alway, the food and the service was top shelf. Steak 38 is one of our favorites...

Steak 38 Restaurant
Responded on April 25, 2021

Dave, Thank you for all of the kind words! We appreciate your 5 star rating and look forward to seeing you again soon. -Steak 38

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Steak 38 Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 61 OpenTable diners.

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