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The Butcher Bar, Philadelphia, PA
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The Butcher Bar

4.4
4.4
1190 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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Booked 16 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 1,190 people are saying

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. DM

    DagM

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was absolutely phenomenal, service was stellar, and the aesthetic of the restaurant was incredible. Very, very highly recommended.

  2. M

    Muttum

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Great staff, good food, enjoyed cocktails

  3. CS

    CrystalS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1

    The food was nasty and it was so loud it was so hard to talk to the person sitting right in front of me

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great happy hour menu & deals!! The Gouda mac n cheese was to die for.

  5. MH

    MilesH

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Gracie was a great server, and the Royal with Cheese burgers were fantastic..as always. See you again soon!

  6. AM

    AnnMarieD

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Wonderful food and cool vibe - we stumbled upon this place and were pleasantly surprised

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2

    Food all came out together. Ended up getting cold because the salads came out with the entrees. Short rib was not short rib. I don’t know what it was. It was really overdone and I had to tug at it to get it off the bone

  8. AS

    AndreiS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Just a tad bit too loud for me, maybe literally one notch down on the music volume would have been perfect

  9. RS

    RyanS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service are always good here, and the mixed drinks are spot on.

  10. MM

    MattM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    We were disappointed while the quality of the food was good all of our dishes were sadly overseasoned. Three steaks. Cauliflower appetizer and fries were all overwhelmed by salt and pepper. Hard to get through.

  11. DH

    DavidH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best medium rare steak and bone marrow in Philadelphia 💯

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was amazing as always!!

  13. HP

    HowardP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Arrived early at outside table for two but too noisy, so retreated inside. Great service, very attentive. Menu very restricted with little in the way of vegetable dishes and choice was difficult, but food was well prepared. Excellent dessert. All-in-all a good experience, but at a price.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience1

    Went for brunch upon arrival Vern that over 50% of the menu was sold out ended up getting one round of drinks and leaving

  15. K

    Kathleen

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience5

    Great menu and venue

  16. T

    Tea42

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great brunch spot! Bloody Mary was terrific, and our eggs benedict with crabmeat was excellent.

  17. ND

    NatashaD

    Philadelphia

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    I was excited to try the duck wings based in reviews. They were good, as well as the short ribs. It was good for a.quick pre-show meal.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and delicious food.

  19. N

    Nickname

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience3

    Food is over priced, wait time is long and driving to this place was a waste of time

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was just great! One recommendation is to include bread with the meatball entrees. Having just a ball of meatballs with nothing to dip into the sauce feels very lacking

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    great food! came out quickly and our server, Arnold, was so friendly!

  22. JS

    JeffS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Birthday dinner

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff was very friendly and the food was delicious! Even though it was busy we didn’t wait long at all for food and drinks.

  24. VN

    VanN

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience1

    Don’t come here for business meeting, people are so loud. People has no manner at all.

  25. T

    Top23

    Philadelphia

    49 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    Our server was outstanding. Food was okay. The bison burger was delish but meat:bun ratio a bit skimpy. Grilled octopus was overwhelmed by the melange of sausage and potatoes (and super salty). Not bad for bar food but I expected a notch higher from perusing the menu online.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    Underwhelming. Food was okay, service okay. The outside bar /patio is pretty neat. The burger was served rare when we asked for medium. The bacon on the burger was chewy and the onion rings fell apart. So I was left with the onion ring breading on the burger. The dinner felt rushed and lacked attention. On the other hand the meatballs were great and Cole Slaw outstanding. There are pros and cons but overall they need to be more inventive to stand out in the Philadelphia restaurant scene.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Everything was above average good but the price was a little bit steep for just what it was.

  28. l

    lovetoeat

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Very good food. Was squeezed into small table for 2 in between 2 full four tops. Too tight . Wanted to eat outside but they said it was reserved. We saw few empty tables all while we were there…the food and service were very good though.

  29. RB

    RobB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First, the offerings at Butcher bar are pretty eclectic and, from our experience, we'll executed. The location is nice and well decorated. The staff was nice and just attentive enough not to be annoying (a rare feat, in my experienc). The drinks were well thought out and paired well with the food choices, if you're into that sort of thing. The only thing I will say is that the portion sizes are a bit wanting for the money. Two apps and 4 meals with probably 6 drinks was about 300 USD with tip.

  30. SD

    SexyDiningCompanion

    Philadelphia

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience3

    So. Much. Meat

  31. LM

    LindseyM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1

    Overall, our experience was terrible. Sat in the back of the restaurant with no other patrons where we were easily forgotten by our server. Items we ordered were forgotten. Mac and cheese came out cold. Steak was poor quality, wouldn't spend $10 on it again let alone $58. Beer was served in a hot glass. On top of it, a credit surcharge was added to a $100 bill.

  32. G

    Grace

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    delicious food, great drinks, and good service. perfect brunch place!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a great experience. We went for dinner and the selections were great, everything we order was delicious!!! I want to go back and I live 3 hrs away !!!

  34. KL

    KarenL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Fresh ingredients and good service. The menu is limited and it felt really tight in the restaurant but I thought everything was fairly priced for the quality of the food. Service was good also

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing! Drinks are the hidden gem here

  36. M

    Marian

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a great surprise! We decided to try it and fell in love. The service from when we entered the door was amazing. The food and cocktails were great. I want to try the outdoor seating/bar next time I come - it looked like fun.

  37. BM

    BrennaM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2

    First visit- will never return. Steaks were totally over cooked, charred black hockey pucks. Our waitress offered to replace the steaks, which would take another 30 minutes, or remove the uneaten steaks from our check. After several rounds of cocktails, appetizers and sides, we opted to not order more steak and rather another around of drinks. After our uneaten steaks sat untouched for 20+ minutes at our table, the manager decided he was no longer going to take them off the bill. We expressed how unprofessional this was to our very sweet waitress but ultimately she had no decision-making power. Terrible food and even more disappointing service/management- will steer friends or family away from dining here.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place is amazing. We randomly found it and am so happy we did. We ordered apps and tried the duck confit wings that all the reviews raved about. They lived up to the high marks. We will be back for burgers with are boys for sure!

  39. S

    Sarah

    Charleston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had an excellent server who was attentive and friendly. He was helpful in hiding a birthday surprise at the end. The food was great - we got the “mini trough” and each part was delicious! It was an incredible amount of food too, worth the price! Overall the vibe and decor was fun..

  40. LM

    LeighM

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was awesome, good attention to detail and the food was fantastic! Great atmosphere !

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

The Butcher Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 1190 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

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Booked 16 times today

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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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