Steam

4.3
264 reviews
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Gastro Pub
Steam is a unique, casual upscale restaurant and pub with an emphasis on service, ambiance & entertainment.  STEAM offers innovative alternatives to the standard ‘bar fare’ and take-out options that currently exist. Steam's menu consists of new American cuisine using homemade and natural ingredients. With an award winning menu that changes with the seasons there is always something new to try.
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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Decor, Energetic crowd. Amazing Gastro Pub Food!

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n
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

CesAr salad was missing dressing and cheese. Guys we're handed cans of beer without a glass. Overall it was a nice experience.

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MS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my 1st visit to Steam. I made reservations for a party of 3 for lunch. We arrived early and we were seated immediately. The staff was very attentive and the food was good. We all enjoyed our selections. Between the 3 of us we ordered an appetizer, a soup, a side salad, a burger, sliders, and a wrap. The one complaint we all had was the parking situation. The restaurant shares a lot with other stores and none of us could find a spot near the entrance. I also don't believe they are handicap accessible. In order to get to the main entrance, you had to climb a series of steps which could be a challenge for some patrons.

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RM
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was amazing..a little loud but we will definitely go back with our kids

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r
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We made reservations, which was a good thing because they were busy for an early Friday night. I changed the rsvp to a regulate table the day before but we still received a high top. We didn’t complain because we didn’t want to wait.
We had the crab dip and it was a tad bland. The beer lacked real selection as most kegs were “kicked”. I had a steak that was very good and my sister in law had a burger she liked.
The most disappointing aspect of the night was the service. The gentleman we had was not engaging, seemed annoyed we asked about the beer, and never checked on us, not even after our food came. We waited forever for our food and check. I wouldn’t definitely give it another try but I was underwhelmed by my first experience.

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AC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

Would recommend as a casual drink place only, the food was ehh. Service was very good, our waiter was very attentive.

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r
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed Steam! Our Waiter Now was the best!! Food and atmosphere were great!

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MK
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food at Steam Pub was good, especially the Burgers are awesome. They have a lot of beers on tap, unfortunately, the most of the specials were already gone.
The waitress was friendly and recommended the right food for us.

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SS
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere! Great Food! Love the food and drink selections!

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RS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Only draw back was not enough servers on the floor, we felt bad for our server as she had most of the tables.

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f
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We are frequent visitors; and this time we were not disappointed. Our server James was very attentive and knew when to ask for a beer refill. The food was very good as we expected... the ahi tuna appetizer and crab chowder were a very nice start to the meal. My chicken toscana was tasty and plentiful; my husband also enjoyed his Black and Blue steak. Enjoyable evening.

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KV
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the food. Our server, Brian, was very friendly. We're looking forward to going back soon.

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S
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service was very good !

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SS
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Steam is an unexpected find. This is our third time and I remained impressed with the quality of the food. When you walk in you say, "it's just a bar" but the food is excellent. Service is good. We ask to sit in the back at the low tables to avoid some of the bar noise. We'll be back.

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MS
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food. Amazing service. Bahar is the best waiter.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service, bad timing though, eagles game was on so noise level was insane.

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MS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

On OpenTable this looks like a classy establishment... in real life it’s not much more then a dive bar. I’m all for dive bars but the pictures they have on here are false advertisement.

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v
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

This neighborhood bar and restaurant has consistently good food.

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OT
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Busy for New Year’s. Food is consistently excellent so we keep returning. Probably our 4th or 5th time at Steam.

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t
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 4

Server disappeared for long period of times. Had too wait for beverage refills and the check. All else is about the experience is great.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas lunch with mom

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A
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

6 dollar burger special was great.

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A
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The nachos to toppings ratio was a bit off. Still delicious, but we could’ve used some more nachos. It sounds crazy to say that, but I’d rather not eat the toppings with a fork after the nachos run out. However, Steam never disappoints, just wish people would leave their young children at home.

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our second time going to Steam and it definitely did not disappoint. Our server was friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive. The food was absolutely amazing. My husband had the breakfast burger which was just an insane amount of food. I had the Boursin burger which was absolutely amazing. The burger was cooked perfectly and whoever came up with the idea to put Boursin on a burger is a genius. We will definitely be back. As others have mentioned, it is pretty loud inside but I didn’t have to shout to be heard so it’s manageable.

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MS
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bahar is the best waiter. Great service. Fun atmosphere
Food is great.

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JL
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Worst Philly cheesesteak ever! Luckily we went to downtown Philly and got a real cheesesteak

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GR
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Good bar food for the sports enthusiast. Our waiter was very attentive. It’s very casual and comfortable. Nice atmosphere but not if you’re into conversating

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D
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The food arrived cold, the portions small except for one appetizer ~ the server had zero sincerity and it appeared to be a bother we were there. Prices were moderate to high for nothing that taste good. Disappointing to be sure.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible food too dark

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Waitress was overwhelmed, kept getting my drink order wrong and had to ask three times for ketchup. Eventually my husband got up to get himself.

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l
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came to Steam for a birthday brunch and we were seated right away, despite it being during an Eagles game. Everyone is always so helpful and the food is always good.

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S
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

I’ve been here many times and this was the first time I was not impressed at all with the food. I ordered the banana fosters French toast and the bananas/sauce were sour. I scrapped it off the first two halves just to eat the actually French toast and that was average. It was dry and may have been overcooked even.

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AF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an amazing time. Great food, great drinks, great atmosphere.

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CA
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Love going to Steam! Good drink selection and good food.

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S
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I had the pumpkin Mariani for a drink it was very good !
Our service was pretty good loved the wings apps

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DN
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food is delicious. My only criticism is that the noise level is quite high ( eagles game was on) and it is not the place to go if you want to have a conversation. They also did not bring out the birthday dessert I requested as a surprise for my husband. If you make this request via open table I suggest calling the restaurant to confirm.

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l
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We have been here multiple times in hope that one of the times will be positive; however, they had 4 of their IPAs kicked on their draft menu; food is nothing special; and the noise level is so loud, you can hardly hear the person next to you. We waited way too long for mediocre food. We wont be back

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LN
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently great food - although I have yet tried the nachos (next trip). Burgers and prime rib weekly special are excellent.

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LA
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Brunch drink specials have been downsized, which was disappointing. Omelets were ok, but the Apple cinnamon French toast was a winner. Stayed afterwards for the eagles game; very loud even though the team did not do so well.

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SM
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Steam is always a good go-to place for me. Brunch is great! Dinner, to most diners, is good to better than good. I'm not a spicy person, so my choices are limited on the menu. The lump crab is real crab, which is a plus in my book. The appetizers are good and big enough to make a meal. I have never ordered a full dinner so I can't comment. Great burgers! Very open space; can be quite loud but friendly. Chefs are creative to a point, but can't veer off the menu recipes. Guess it depends on who's cooking that night. Wait staff is friendly and work very hard. I have nit been there for music at night, but I would strongly recommend this place.

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