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The Butcher Bar

4.6
985 Reviews
$30 and under
American
BUTCHER BAR—the latest restaurant from the crew that brought you Varga Bar, Mercato and Valanni. We invite you to our restaurant that playfully celebrates “meat lovers and comfort foods” complimented with a bar featuring 16 beers on tap, 6 draft wines, and a whiskey-based cocktail program.
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4.5
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Ocxc
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Very overpriced for basic things. Service was horrible. Don’t waste money on the board and make sure your drinks aren’t $25.

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JimP
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a large group (10) and sat outside, excellent food and service, home run!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and perfect for my low carb lifestyle! Food service was fast and waitstaff was so friendly. The outdoor patio was awesome. Would definitely come back for a happy hour!

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MrsD2Be
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Date night with husband in an unfamiliar city turned into a fun dining experience! We were glad to find a casual atmosphere with awesome food!! Definitely a must for meat lovers!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The jerk chicken wasn't close to being authentic but the food was good

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MQ22
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Came here for dinner and drinks with a few friends. The group ordered the petit filet or ribs. Food was good but not very filling, especially for the price. Wouldn’t come back for dinner, however, a GREAT place for happy hour or a night out. The cocktails were amazing - try the butchers daughter, you won’t regret it. Great service too and a fun musical vibe

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AnitaS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Butcher Bar, is a great place to eat.
There are new foods to try, to widen your horizons. I used to HATE brussel sprouts, after I ate them here. I fell in love with them, it is now my favorite vegetable.
The atmosphere is quaint, the servers & hostess were very friendly.
A must stop, in Philly.

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KyleS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Everything was great and a solid beer selection. The only gripe is we first were sitting on a picnic bench which was not ideal for my 60+ year old parents.

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EmiliaA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great brunch place. Big and delicious servings. Loved the meatball sandwich, burger and chicken sandwich. French toast with cinnamon, to die for. All big enough to share!! Only one miss: no expresso or latte available, just regular coffee.

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Preston
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food!

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vipCandiceB
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful environment and amazing food and beer! FUN!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience3

Been before and loved it. Great service. Came again with a friend, had reservation for 2:30, food came out QUICK, which was nice. We finished eating by 3, couldn’t find waitress to order another drink. When she did show up it was to clear our table and hand us the check. It was just awkward to order more because we could tell they wanted us to leave so they could get ready for dinner service. We asked to double check we had the table for an hour and a half, which we did. Food was good, service made it uncomfortable.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and so was the staff !

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vipHannahP
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Good food, slightly overpriced. Would have rated higher if we did not have an odd experience with one of the waiters. We ordered drinks and food and then overheard the waiter giving a quality description of the restaurant's best items/known for while also telling a couple of the daily specials. We were not told the specials, which gave my boyfriend and me bad overall vibes. Would not come again because of that specific waiter. As a restaurant/waiter, you need to treat everyone the same and I feel as if our service was less than others

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NiallM
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was amazing!

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ESH14
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dining experience & really good food. The service was also great.

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Debra
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Visited this place after reading an amazing review on Yelp. Was anxious to try the Royal with Cheese. Upon arriving we were sat quickly but off the bat it was uncomfortably warm in the restaurant. Our server (sadly don’t remember his name) greeted us we ordered water and then he just disappeared. It took him quite some time to come back to take our order.

Finally we ordered, we both got the royal with cheese. On the menu it doesn’t mention it comes with fries so I ordered some an the server immediately said it comes with it as if I was suppose to know that. The burger was AMAZING. Though tiny for the price, the quality of the meat made it worth it. I got the Butterfly Effect drink and that was tasty.

To finish off my birthday celebration we got the cookie skillet and the cookie left much to be desired. But all and all I would go back but maybe sit outside as it was too warm inside.

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vipPoes27
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for my daughter’s 21st birthday. The waiter was really great and accommodating! The food was very good and the cocktails too. Loved the ambience and hope to be back to sit outside some time.

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MadelineR
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easter brunch

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JoanneV
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food and atmosphere were great! Would definitely recommend

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KellyS
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Birthday dinner. Filet and mixed vegetables were really good!

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terryt
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was a nice restaurant. We sat outside due to Covid and the grounds are well kept and inviting. Imagine it is great fun when the outside bar will open again. Food was good, we will return and taste some Whiskey.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The burgers are to DIE for. Kind servers as well.

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vipShannon
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Very slow service. Our food did not come out together, and our server was mission for the majority of the time.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was AMAZING!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

We sat on a picnic table bench that was in an enclosed tent in the back. Service was slow and they forgot about our 2nd round of drinks. I think bc it was late and they were hoping we leave ... Food was good, bill was expensive .. combo that with mediocre service and high cost, probably will never go back

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foodie
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good! and practiced Save distance. Would recommend for a date night.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although, we had a reservation, we were told that we had a hour to eat because they overbooked and we had to sit outside in order for longer than a hour. Otherwise, everything else was perfect!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

This is the second time we go to The Butcher Bar with an Outdoor Dining reservation from Open Table. Both times, when we got there, the restaurant told us there were no outdoor tables available and just gave us the option to seat indoor. They claimed that Open Table does not indicate to the restaurant if the reservation is indoor or outdoor. This has not happened to me at other restaurants reserved through Open Table, and it is definitely an inconvenience because I do not feel comfortable dining indoor. The hostesses were VERY rude and not helpful at all dealing with this situation. We will not be coming back to The Butcher Bar after such an unpleasant experience with the hostesses and reservations.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

I made an outdoor reservation for my fiancé’s birthday and they asked us if we wanted to sit out front (not ideal with windy weather and I was specifically aware of their outdoor patio which is the reason I picked this spot for a nice Sunday birthday brunch). So definitely a rocky start but the food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere, brunch tunes were on point! Brunch itself was delicious. Service was great. It was nice and warm outside bc of the heaters! Definitely want to come back for dinner. Sucks we had to pay $15 for parking just for an hour but worth it bc the lot was right next door.

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Sara
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!! Very good drinks and food, would go back!

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Beachbum2
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything was great and the food terrific. We had a fun night with our grandson.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place w all it’s levels and old school feel. Service was excellent as was the food. The Butterfly Effect cocktail recommended by our lovely waitress was off the charts!!

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RobertaI
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Appetizers were flavorful and the burgers were great. Arnold our server was excellent,-attentive and checked on our table of four at just the right time. We weren't rushed even though it was a busy Friday night.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, had very friendly servers. Loved the food and drinks, great deals for happy hour!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The menu descriptions were a little misleading. I expected something different from the food and it was a little pricy for the portions and items

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Wow that pothole we had to sit inches from is awful. Call the city and get that fixed.Or don’t sit people right next to it and not let them switch tables. Food was blahh. Beer selection was good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Smoked boar ribs were great, tender and tangy but was slathered in BBQ sauce, the 16oz ribeye was amazing, gamey, well seasoned, and tender. Do not order the butchers punch cocktail unless you like mountain dew code red, HI-C, Hawaiian punch or the like

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vipDrDiane
Philadelphia
58 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Normally I like the bacon appetizer but this time it was just too fatty and not enough meat. It was disappointing.

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The Butcher Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 985 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.

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