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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.





777 Harrah
Chester, PA 19013
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steak, Seafood, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:

Dinner:
Thursday 5PM - 10PM
Friday 5PM - 10PM
Saturday 5PM-10PM
Sunday 4PM - 8PM

Christmas Eve: 5PM - 10PM
Christmas Day: 4PM - 8PM
New Year's Eve: 5PM-11PM

Cross Street:
Route #291

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(484) 490-1816

Website:
http://www.harrahsphilly.com/restaurants/the-cove.html#.UyReDc76TCo

Parking Details:
Garage Parking Accessible

Executive Chef:
Erick Jones

Additional:
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

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4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (12)
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Good for Anniversaries (9)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Waterfront (6)
Romantic (5)
Scenic View (5)
Business Meals (5)
Cozy (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Authentic (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Casual (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
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·Dined 7 days ago

EXCELLENT DINING. GREAT CHOICES. EASY ACCESS. GREAT WAIT STAFF, VERY ATTENTIVE AND FRIENDLY.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Seasonal, Fun, Romantic, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

This is the third time I have had dinner at The Cove and I have never been disappointed. The service is excellent especially our server. Very accommodating in special requests. Our entrees were cooked to perfection.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 5, 2017

our server was excellent--he made the experience great
ran out of mushrooms and steak and potatoes were only warm

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Experience Excellent, Seafood tower, Seared Ahi, Calamari, Angus Filet, Seafood Trio, Mojitos all top notch we went to town!!!

Our waiter Juan was Excellent!!!

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Excellent, as usual! Kamal’s THE best!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 15, 2017

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.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

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.

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great food. I went there for my birthday and had a great experience. I will come back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Food here is always great and you can't go wrong. Little pricey, but you get what you pay for. It's a quite oasis from the noise of the casino.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 15, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 15, 2017

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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 8, 2017

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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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 8, 2017

One of our favorites; pricey, but top-notch.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 2, 2017

I've been here many times and as always... this most recent didn't let me down. Food was outstanding (especially the Calamari) and the service was exceptional! Always leave the Cove feeling satisfied.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Enjoyed the food and the service was excellent and friendly. The only change I would suggest would be the background music. I think it was freeform jazz. Neither my wife nor I enjoyed the music. I would suggest some easy listening or Sinatra etc.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Authentic, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Usually leave The Cove for a special dinner, but decided to use our $100 Harrahs voucher....sat at the bar, as usual, to chat w/ our favorite tender. Ordered Prime rib and Strip steak and baked potato. ( specifically asked if strip was prime, she inquired w/ chef and was affirmed) Prime was fine ( not exceptional), but strip steak EXTREMELY tough to cut and eat and baked potato NOT baked through! When brought to attention of staff, was told, " Must be steak knife...they're extremely dull!) , was given another knife and no difference! Decided not to argue...wasn't first time disappointed, but always willing to give another chance, especially if new chef! NOT the first class dining experience one would expect, demand, at a restaurant w/ high priced options after much $$ spent prior in the casino!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We ordered 2 steaks both medium rare. One was well done the other rare. They were redone one came back as ordered and the other looked like it was char burnt. All of our sides were served cold and had to be reheated. They offered us a desert with a candle for the birthday girl which we were charge for 👎

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·Dined on September 1, 2017

The experience was great from the greeting until we walked out the door. The seafood tower was fresh and very good as well as the entrees. Excellent customer service from the bus person to the waitress very nice.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

We had great service from the time we stepped into the restaurant to the time we left. Many different choices depending on your appetite. We had the stuffed flounder and the duck breast. Will return again for the steaks.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Romantic, Waterfront, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

I felt like I was on an old cruise ship, golden oldie. The food taste like it was prepared on a cruise ship too, like a Carnival boat from 1990. It was awful, weird textures, either under or overcooked no in between and lackluster flavor. The servers seemed to be very busy even though their was barely anyone in there. The view was bad though otherwise this place sucks.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We arrived just a few minutes late for our 6:30pm reservation, and despite many empty tables in view, was told to wait while the hostess checked for our table. We were waved in, ordered drinks and meal, and were happy with our soups. The french onion was classically prepared, and the she crab soup a velvet cream with plenty of crab. Things went downhill after that. We waited over an hour for our entrees to arrive, and our plates arrived shortly after asking the hostess to check on our meals. Steaks seemed to be featured here, boxed out on the menu. My husband ordered the bone-in aged KC strip steak. At $38 we expected to have something much better than anything I can get from Acme and grill, but no such luck. There was a french friend onion garnish, but the steak was small. He struggled to cut a piece with the regular knife, as no steak knife had come, and our waiter was not able to be flagged down. We finally got another staff person to supply a steak knife, which did not improve things much. The side of french fries ($9) was huge, but no ketchup was made available. 8 grilled asparagus ($9) was a highlight. My caesar salad was fresh but nothing special. We were not able to get refills on beverages until we finished our meals and sat back for another half hour. A very pleasant hostess approached our table and inquired about our meals, and offered to take the steak off of the bill, but we were using a Groupon and it didn't matter much. It was explained that the slow season results in a cutdown in staff and the waiter was overwhelmed, which was evident. But that does not excuse the poor quality of a very expensive meal. Desserts were provided on the house, and I'd recommend the ice cream over the rice pudding. Apologies were accepted but we probably won't return. The view is gorgeous, but the prices hefty for a much less than optimal meal.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 20, 2017

The seafood tower and she crab soup were excellent, so yummy, magnificent.
Hope more voucher in the future.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 18, 2017

wife loved the stuffed flounder; took a portion home for a second meal. I ate all my steak and baked potato. Juan was an excellent server.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Good service but overpriced for what we got. Prime rib was grisly and fatty for the price. Service was good but not outstanding and the decor and ambiance was nothing special.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Delicious seafood tower, attractively presented. Service was excellent.

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·Dined on August 5, 2017

We loved it, from start to finish. The she crab soup was delicious as were my scallops. My husband thoroughly enjoyed his stuffed flounder also. Our server was Alyssa and she was exceptional. We had a great anniversary dinner that we toasted with really good cocktails. Thank you so much!

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

After experiencing other Total Rewards restaurants, this one leaves something to be desired. There are no tablecloths and they try to sit you in top of other people. The dress code is left to the individual which makes you wonder if a mirror was available to some who walk in looking like they just rolled out of bed. They use to have live piano music but now it's just piped in and the food was mediocre at best. My husband ordered a sirloin steak medium rare which was charred on one side, raw on the other. He left 1/4 of it which is very unusual but I didn't want him to complain. I'm sure they would have made it right but we didn't feel like waiting. Kamal was an attentive waiter and very sweet, but this restaurant needs to step up its game to be in line with the restaurants in the other locations.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Both had queen size prime rib. Both prime ribs were up to excellent quality. Always enjoy Cove. We request Alisa as our server.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Alissa was so attentive and made us feel important! Had a problem with my steak but she was quick to get it resolved.........

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

The service was phenomenal, with our attentive waiter Kamil. The atmosphere was quiet so we were able to have pleasant conversations at our table. The food was delicious except for the Ceasar salad that had brown edged lettuce and too much anchovies that made the flavor overbearing. The prime rib was very well seasoned and cooked to perfection. The stuffed flounder had abundant crabmeat and also was perfectly cooked. The food was plentiful and even though the side dishes were a little expensive, or so it seemed, there was plenty to share at out table of 4. Even though our meal was filling, we all had a few desserts to share. The Crème Brulle was delicious as was the cheesecake and gelatin of the day. We had a very pleasant experience and we will try to plan our next celebration at the Cove.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Service was nonexistent . NEVER was asked if I wanted a second drink or if we needed anything during the meal. Waitress was more interested in setting-up table for new customers.
For a restaurant with business casual dress code, when does construction advertised sweatshirt and jean become appropriate attire.
Food was good but expensive.
Walked out of restaurant into casino and was appalled at crowd attire and behavior. Not a good ending for a upscale dining experience.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

This Place is An Hidden Gem for Dinning and Cocktails. The Flounder Stuffed with Crab Meat is Top Notch & A MUST TRY FOR SEAFOOD LOVERS ❤️

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 22, 2017

As usual the service and the food was excellent. We had the stuffed flounder which was cooked to perfection. Our waiter Juan made sure everything was just right.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Celebrated my birthday best day ever at the cove

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Restaurant understaffed, service slow and not all entrée sides arrived on time. Mgr apologized and stepped up with compensation for the service. Will try again it could have been a isolated event, the service took away from a good meal. Hope next review will show improved service. They are on the pricy side??

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