About The Cove Steakhouse and Raw Bar
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The Cove planted roots at Harrah's Philadelphia overlooking stunning views of the Delaware River. The rich tradition of American seafood and steak houses most enjoy down the shore can conveniently experience here at The Cove. One can appreciate our impeccable chef-driven cuisine, extensive wine list and unparalleled hospitality.
Chester, PA 19013
Steak, Seafood, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Thursday 5PM - 10PM
Friday 5PM - 10PM
Sunday 4PM - 8PM
Christmas Eve: 5PM - 10PM
Christmas Day: 4PM - 8PM
New Year's Eve: 5PM-11PM
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Garage Parking Accessible
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Cove Steakhouse and Raw Bar Ratings and Reviews
We were at the Cove about 6:30 on a Sunday during frigid weather so it was not crowded. Our server, Hasim (?), was very good. We ordered the Wagyu burgers, which were good but not outstanding. The horseradish catsup that accompanied them was way too spicey. Not sure if I'd go back without a Groupon, but with one it was a decent deal.
It was somewhat disappointing, I expected an upscale experience based on the prices, but it was a pretty casual atmosphere, the food was no better than a restaurant chain steakhouse.
My wife wanted to order a steak, however, the smallest steak offered is 16 oz. and way to much meat for her, she ordered clams casino as an appetizer and it appeared they were no better than frozen clams casino that you purchase in a supermarket. My wife settled on the chicken marsala and it was definitely not what we were expecting, it was served on a bone and you had to carve the chicken off, but that said, the food was good, but for the prices we were expecting exceptional. Overall, I don't think we would return.
What a wonderful night good friends good food great drinks. The Cove is a special place for friends to get together. The bar tender greeted us right away with a Happy New Year as soon as we walked in witch made the night already with a happy person greeting you. The food was cooked perfect as we all sampled each others because they were so tasty. Keep up the good work we will be back.
Bone-in NY Strip was very tasty. Prepared perfectly. Lamb t-bone was undercooked and had to be sent back. Returned cooked fine. Very thick lamb. Sides of fried Brussels sprouts, garlic mashed potatoes, and sauteed spinach were good. Bread was cold not fresh baked. Ice cream hadmade at table. Exquisite. Overall, very good.
My wife and I had a very pleasant exp. at The Cove. The wine selection isn't extensive, but it was good wine at the typical 300% upcharge. Travis our waiter was very efficient and very courteous throughout. "Wolffie", who assisted Travis was funny and courteous, all while entertaining the entire restaurant by making fresh Nitrogen Ice Cream. Its a very close easy getaway and great for cocktails overlooking the Delaware. We had fun.
Greeted by a very nice hostess and seated at a nice table. Being a chef myself of a fine dining #1 rated on trip advisor/DiRONA award/wine spectator awarded restaurant I have knowledge of dining. Juan our server was very pleasant and knowledgeable on the menu/drinks/apps. First of all Juan told plus they were out of salmon and Prime Rib. It's such a shame that a steakhouse would run out of any steaks!!!, so that was the first disappointment. Ordered the calamari and clams casino. Clams were flavorful, but most of the breading on the squid fell off, what I had was quite delicious though. We ordered a glass of wine each to enjoy. The breads were warmed and presented with whipped butter, nice touch. Our meals came out in a timely fashion with every course and I had the bone in KC Strip. Ordered medium and came out the better part of mw to well done, very disappointed. My girlfriend had the Filet. Neither of out steaks were seasoned at all and actually tasted pretty bland. Did not send back or complain cause I just don't do that. Ordered roasted garlic pot which were luke warm and the fried Brussels sprouts, which were probably the most flavor/best thing we ate that night. We did not have dessert but a few of the choices seemed they would be delicious. Time to pay the bill and Juan presented us with complimentary Christmas ornaments that was a very nice touch at the end. So all in all the service and FOH gets a 5 star and BOH was not too impressive as well as running out of food 1-2star as well as the KM for lack of product. Not sure I will return as so many option the in Phili area, but glad I went to try.
As always, the Cove did not disappoint. My husband had the seafood trio - scallops, shrimp, lobster and I had the mushroom ravioli. Absolutely delicious. The only issue was that the ravioli came out warm and not hot - still definitely flavorful and I ate it all. We always sit at the bar since Karen (the bartender) is always friendly and attentive. Will we go back? Absolutely.
The only problem we had was that the service was slow because our server had too many tables to tend. He even had to bus his own tables. He was a very good server . It was not his fault that he was over worked. He was busting his butt trying to please us. Harrah's needs to hire more servers so that customers are not waiting.
This restaurant is fairly typical for a successful formula. Somewhat upscale pricing, one page menu, excellent food with excellent execution, attention to details with silverware, very nice service. We use this restaurant as a place to go as a treat or special occasion. Have been here close to a dozen times in the roughly five and a half years it's been open. We have never had a complaint.
Been there a few times..keep ending up with the same server and he is terrible..i always walk away thinking how things could be better somehow..for being a high end steakhouse that is only open like 15 hours a week you would expect them to be top notch..service brutal
O.k. Honestly, I wasn't going to try this place again . Reason being, my mother and I came here the week before on a Sunday and was disappointed. However, we decided to give it another shot and let me tell you. They knocked it out of the park. Our server Travis was wonderful. After we explained our prior visit Travis guaranteed us it would be different. Let me tell you, it absolutely was. The food was delicious, cooked to perfection. We had the stuffed flounder, grilled asparagus and garlic mashed potatoes. It was absolutely amazing.
We had a very good waiter , happened to be the same one as last visit.
Only issue we had are food took 1 hour and it wasent real busy and tables came after us and got their meals before us. I know the waiter felt bad and offer us dessert but declined, it was late enough after we got out there.meal was excellent, just disappointed on how long we sat there to receive it.
The service was fine. The was ok, except for the so called prime NY strip. The steak was
Filled with gristle. I had a hard time cutting it with a steak knife. I tried to find a tender
piece but could not. I think it’s a disgrace to claim a steak prime, when it is not.
Was it government inspected prime? I was extremely disappointed. I am 78 years
Old and it was probably the worst steak I have ever tried to eat. They did take the $51.00
Of the check, but are anniversary dinned was ruined.
The 3 of us were very happy with all 3 courses. Two of us had oysters from the raw bar while one had the calamari. Our entrees were rack of lamb, prime rib and flounder stuffed with crab. The desert was an ice cream made table side. We were all happy with our choices and our server, Juan, was attentive and pleasant.
The atmosphere of the restaurant and the service provided by the staff is top shelf. My wife was very pleased with her Salmon dinner. I was disappointed with my queen cut Prime Rib. It was difficult to cut and more difficult to chew.
Juan, our server, was outstanding as was the other staff members who assisted us.
Unfortunately, the quests at another table were loud and disturbed our quiet celebration of my wife's birthday.
The pricing was as expected for a higher end restaurant. It seems that the portions are large in order to justify the prices. Based on my personal experience, the Cove would be better served to consider the quality of their offerings over the quantity.
The menu has changed and price went up since last visit. Food was good and so was the service. The view was great looking toward the racetrack . I do enjoy coming to The Cove Steak House have dinner and relaxed. This is one of the better restaurant throughout the casino.
Hadn't been to Harrahs in several years but had enjoyed The Cove several times since it first opened, so we went for our anniversary dinner. The menu is pricey, but we figured we'd treat ourselves. Surprised that there were no specials offered by our server, who was nice but did not come to check on us during the appetizer, and then we had to flag him down because there was an issue with one of our meals, which was nearly inedible. He sent the manager over, who apologized profusely, and offered to comp a beverage. We're not ones to complain and don't seek compensation but I would have assumed the entree itself would have been complimentary.
Overall, the restaurant is very lovely but several times men in t-shirts and work clothes went walking through the main dining area and it definitely detracted from the ambiance. After we paid we went next door to the Guy Fieri restaurant for a drink, and after looking at that menu and our great service there, we regretted not just starting here in the first place. If we go back to Harrah's, we'll be eating at Fieri's restaurant.
I took my wife out for date night and it was not a good experience. The ambience is was good but everything else was not. The service was slow. I ordered the bone in ribeye medium. It came out extra well done I sent it back. When it came back out it was still well done and it was the wrong steak. I will not be dining there again.
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