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The Butcher Bar, Philadelphia, PA
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The Butcher Bar

4.3
4.3
1241 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak, Beer Garden

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Bar Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 563-6328

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    We are available for special events and private parties.

  • Private party contact

    Jennifer Margaretta: (877) 366-0598

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What 1,241 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super friendly staff, great atmosphere, AMAZING FOOD.
  2. SB

    StefB

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    This was restaurant week. Food was good. A little chilly where we sat (next to outside area) where door was open. Otherwise nice experience overall. Will be back in the future.
  3. A

    Autumn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was so amazing, especially the monkey pretzel bread and the gouda mac. The people working there were so friendly.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Solid food.
  5. J

    Jordan

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Food was ok, my main course was the burger and all I tasted was char. It was very disappointing, I had high hopes for the place. The atmosphere was amazing and the staff was very friendly. Almost seemed forced at times. But that’s fine with me.
  6. GD

    GladyceD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a very nice experience. We will definitely come back.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The food was great. My family and I really enjoyed our time and the interior of the restaurant was so fun! It is loud in there but not overbearing, my family and I could still hear each other. The drinks and the service were good. We will be coming back!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    Host wasn’t at the hostess stand, so we got a drink at the bar first. We arrived a few minutes early to our reservation but couldn’t check in just to let them know we were there since he wasn’t present. Bartender was very nice & had really good knowledge of all the drink choices. Waitress was nice, but she didn’t speak up and it was a little loud inside.
  9. V

    Viretarmis

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great pub and grub for 20 and 30 somethings. Be prepared for a liquor tax as well as the sales tax and a credit card surcharge. (Most places roll the liquor tax in with the price of the drink) I don't know how common a credit card surcharge is, but this is the first one I've noticed. Do they want us to go back to cash? I suspect so, as it shields their $$ from tax authorities.
  10. LC

    LeticiaC

    Philadelphia

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Came for restaurant week, and had a pleasant experience. The service was great, and the portions were generous. I really enjoyed the cauliflower/brussel sprout app, but was disappointed with the salmon entree. The fist was overcooked for my liking. Overall, it was a nice Philly outing.
  11. j

    jackr

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience2
    Went for restaurant week. Food was mediocre at best. Steak was over cooked and dry. Salad dressing on the wedge was gloppy. I know it was a $40 price fix dinner but this was not a good advertisement for coming back.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    Restaurant week deal was fantastic. I got the Brussel sprouts and cauliflower as an app and the salmon for my entree. Both were outstanding. My partners steak was cooked to perfection and the peppercorn sauce was very good. Interesting music choices, mostly playing rap/hip hop. Service left a lot to be desired. Drinks took a long time to get to us. Would probably try again as the stellar food made up for any problems.
  13. GD

    GeorgeD

    New England

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Overall pretty good. Not impressed with any of the food. Don’t get me wrong it was good! Just nothing amazing. The drinks were the standout! Incredible drinks. Server was very nice but VERY SLOW. overall good time but expected better.
  14. O

    Olivia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful vibes, wonderful food, and super friendly and helpful staff.
  15. LL

    LateefahL

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They made our 1st anniversary special by giving us a glass of champagne.
  16. BC

    BreC

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience2
    Food was mediocre. Quality was not good and the upstairs seated is cramped.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Fun spot to grab a drink and a bite to eat.
  18. L

    Luvtoeatout

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was really great but the noise level is crazy. I would go back again even though its noist
  19. A

    Ades

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    My steak was not cooked to how I wanted it , we went there for restaurant week and they were out of things that we really wanted on the menu and it was only the first day of restaurant week.
  20. j

    jeffreyb

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    i was an ok outing could have been better service and food
  21. ON

    jONATHANf

    Atlanta

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place. Good selection of bourbon!!! Good food!!
  22. W

    Walaitswendy

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had steaks ribs and cocktails. The steaks were very good. The ribs were luke warm so it was ok. We had to be somewhere so i didn’t have time to send back. Cocktails were creative and good. Staff was super awesome.
  23. MS

    MegaSushi

    Los Angeles

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great burgers. Filets ok, not great. Probably more fun vibe on weekends.
  24. V

    Voytek

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Butcher Bar is my favorite spot for catching up with friends. Friendly ambiance, great food and outstanding beverage selection makes for the perfect combination!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    I noted in the reservation that we were celebrating my husband’s 45th birthday. There was no acknowledgement, not even a “happy birthday” as the server delivered the dessert w/ the birthday candle — that I had to request b/c the server clearly wasn’t thinking to provide one. That, in addition to the ludicrous 3.25% surcharge for credit cards — if you’re not able to cover a basic cost of doing business I. This century, perhaps consider not engaging in business — soured the entire evening. The food was decent but not sufficient to overcome the deficiencies including being somewhat overpriced — $24 for an 8 oz cheeseburger and a handful of fries?!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Was just bad
  27. N

    Neil

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food. This was my 2nd time. Last time was in 2020. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Had a great conversation with the manager. He and my Brother (who is a Butcher) went off on their own little tangent 😂 I’ll definitely be back for a 3rd visit! Always a great experience ‼️
  28. JN

    JustineN

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this restaurant. I would go every week if I had the time.
  29. j

    jkm1968

    Philadelphia

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Haven't been in awhile, but Butcher Bar is always good.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Overall disappointing experience. Most of the menu options were already sold out. The dry aged rib eye steak we got was supposed to be medium rare but it was way over cooked and under seasoned. The drinks were very average. All the serving plates were so small it was impossible to eat food comfortably - something I’ve literally never encountered in a restaurant before. And the bill was extraordinarily high for what we got. Wish it was better - was very excited for this. Won’t be coming back.
  31. SM

    SteveM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    We couldn’t have been more disappointed with our meal Saturday. Three dishes we were interested in ordering weren’t available and another had a substitution. Looking through your reviews, this doesn’t seem unusual so I’m not sure why it hasn’t been corrected. We started with the monkey bread, which unfortunately was the best thing about our meal. When we got our appetizers, we sat for awhile with no silverware before we could get anyone’s attention. When we were finally able to eat, we found the blue cheese dressing on the wedge salad bland. The Brussels sprouts were completely charred and the cauliflower underneath was soggy. The cocktail I got was uninspiring and it was hard to get another drink after we finished the first round. For my entree, I got the Korean shirt ribs. They were inedible - completely charred and way too chewy. And they tasted like nothing. There was no seasoning. (Full disclosure- they did take my entree off the bill.) Even the burger and fries my fiancé got were bland and kinda meh. Service overall was spotty. And the credit card surcharge was outrageous. It’s a really cool space though so hopefully whoever inhabits it next does better.
  32. KD

    KeishaD

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The experience was great! And thanks for making ma friend's birthday special!
  33. NE

    NicoleE

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was wonderful. Great drink menu, good food. Had a good dinning experience with friends.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and the atmosphere was fun. Loved the back patio dining!
  35. DD

    DanielleD

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food, excellent service…why more could you ask for? We came for a special dinner, were warmly greeted by the door hosts, the servers were friendly and attentive and the manager came to chat with us at the end of the meal and was so kind. The steak and ribs were cooked to perfection, the sauces were insanely good and the wine was excellent. Definitely visit if you’re nearby. Thankyou to all the team for such a wonderful dinner!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tokyo

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    Separate credit card charge….c’mon!
  37. T

    Tyrone

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    This restaurant charges so many fees (credit card surcharge, liquor fee, service charge) and only has happy hour in certain places (I dont recall seeing that anywhere on the website). Would not recommend if you want somewhere affordable. Food was OK and service was fine but I don't like the "hidden" aspects of the visit. Restaurant was also hot an uncomfortable for summertime dining even inside.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    It was my partners birthday and they never wished him a happy birthday
  39. S

    Snowman

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The octopus was amazing; save room for dessert and after dinner cocktails.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    Food has gone down hill.

FAQs

The Butcher Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 563-6328.

The Butcher Bar is rated 4.3 stars by 1241 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Butcher Bar

2034 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Bar Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak, Beer Garden

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (215) 563-6328

  • Private party facilities

    We are available for special events and private parties.

  • Private party contact

    Jennifer Margaretta: (877) 366-0598

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