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About The Prime Rib
Gargantuan cuts of prime beef, extra thick chops, and simply prepared fresh seafood are the straightforward offerings of this steakhouse that evokes the supper clubs of Manhattan in the 1940's. Leopard print carpeting, black lacquered walls trimmed in brass and tuxedoed waiters complete the elegant atmosphere, featuring live piano and bass nightly. Dress code is business casual.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
17th and Locust
$50 and over
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live Piano and Bass
Valet Parking is $15.00 with The Prime Rib validation stamp - There are also, non-affiliated lots in the area.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Prime Rib can accommodate parties of 12 to 75 in private rooms, up to 200 in entire restaurant. The Prime Rib offers ideal event spaces for rehearsal dinners, birthdays, and holiday celebrations.
The Prime Rib Ratings and Reviews
Don't Waste Time or Money. Place is rip-off.. prices on menu are higher than those given online.. waiter made mistake of asking us if we wanted a complimentary wine (*which was his error but we were charged for those glasses anyway). Manager refused to take wines off bill but instead took off the tip for the waiter (which was more than 1/2 of price of wine).
Big rip-off.. and very poor experience.
Best Prime Rib I have ever had!!! Cooked to perfection! Side dishes were fantastic as well. Waiter was extremely polite , courteous and answered all of our questions. Management even checked on us to make sure everything was to our liking. Great atmosphere with a piano player playing some soft tunes. I would highly recommend dining here and I always reserve a table here every time I travel to Philly!!!!
Third time in the past 2 months....food is delicious, service excellent (waiters VERY attentive) and live piano music a pleasant background. There were 4 of us...shared 6 clams casino & we each ordered different main courses (each went home with leftovers). Shared 2 desserts, key lime pie & cheesecake...yum. Will definitely return, especially before a Kimmel Center concert, very convenient.
Have spent the last 6 New Years eves at the Prime Rib. Always fun. This year was fun but our waiter was less then attentive. Never asked if we wanted a second drink and seemed to be rushing us through dinner.
Coffee was cold and had to hunt him down to get hot coffee. A restaurant of this caliber should be on point and not serve anything cold.
We also come for Birthdays and Anniversary. The food is always excellent. Waiter was just not up to your standards.
Had dinner there New Years Eve and the service was great and food was even better!
Can't wait to go back for another special occasion.
We did ask to change our seats to the room in the back. We didn't like the overhead lighting in the front room. It was perfect.
Food and service were good enough. My caeser salad was all lettuce with scant dressing. Lobster tail was obviously frozen. Sides were tasty but meager in portion. Prime rib, the signature dish, was excellent.
Warm welcome, good ambiance, piano player, an old- fashioned supper club atmosphere.
Always an excellent choice for special occasions, holidays and romantic dinners. Our favorite for 23 years. We love the ambiance on Christmas Eve. This is our third year for Christmas Eve and new family tradition post mass at the Basilica of Sts Peter and Paul in Philadelphia.
Our Christmas Eve tradition is to let our two adult, steak loving sons pick the restaurant for dinner. Over the years we have visited just about every steakhouse in Philly, and The Prime Rib is the only one they have asked to return to for a second time. The restaurant is elegant and comfortable without being "stuffy" or overcrowded. We go a little early so that we can enjoy a cocktail at their cozy bar before dinner. While this is a steakhouse, and the steaks are fabulous and cooked perfectly, I always opt for seafood which is among the best I have had anywhere. We started with a few appetizers and ended with a shared, decadent chocolate mousse. The service is friendly and knowledgeable (never haughty like some places), and prices are more reasonable than other steakhouses in the city. The Prime Rib has become our favorite steakhouse and I would definitely recommend it.
Unfortunately we had a terrible experience here the service was terrible and offered no apologies. The food was very good, not sure if it deserves the title best steak house in philly! The bottom line is for a restaurant of their stature when service for whatever reason isn’t up to par you offer an apology my friend literally looked at 3 men expressing legitimate complaints the hour wait in between appetizer and entre coming up. The messing up of handling the bill , we wanted to split the bill our waiter didn’t understand that so we said just put it all on one bill but he then split the bill on the same CC but then didn’t understand that he had done that and told us we needed to pay the other half . It was very confusing at the end of a long night of sparse servicecin which they weren’t busy! Unfortunately not one single manager apologized. That was the problem no apology! It’s a culture I will not support! We went around the corner to Parc for dessert and ended our night on a happy cheerful holiday note!
The Prime Rib is the best restaurant in Philly to have a truly romantic dinner. The food is consistently wonderful, the servers are charming and attentive but not intrusive, and the ambiance is glamorous. Live music (piano), art deco decor. Pricey, but worth it.
As always, The Prime Rib was outstanding. My veal porterhouse was cooked to perfection and the service was impeccable. I’ve been to many other well-regarded steakhouses around the country, but The Prime Rib is still my favorite; it’s one of the few restaurants where the dining experience truly feels special. May it never change!
Very disappointed in the quality and taste of the food. My Prime Rib was under-cooked and very tough. The cauliflower was terrible tasting. The Buzz Salad was great, shrimp cocktail was awesome. Dessert was served microwave hot. Way over priced for the quality received. Not once did the waiter ask us if we enjoyed anything. No Maître D' was present.
The waiter was rude and had a distinctly negative attitude problem. He was surly and arrogant throughout our entire dining experience. The final blow was when he picked up our bottle of red wine and emptied the entire remaining 15% of the bottle into my wife's glass, without sharing it with the other three people at the table. My mistake was ordering a second bottle of cabernet. He opened the bottle and poured it into MY EXISTING wine glass(NOT A FRESH GLASS to taste it), and then he walked AWAY. Did not offer any of our 2nd $105 Cabernet to any of the other three diners. I have dined at the Prime Rib in Philadelphia on many occasions, and this will be my last reservation at this establishment. Never again. I will be certain to share this expereience on yelp, urbanspoon, tripadvisor and opentable. UNBELIEVABLE!!!
we were very pleased with our dining experience. It was the weekend of the Army- Navy game and Prime Rib was packed. Our reservation was honored and the service was very good. Our waiter took very good care of us. We would definitely recommend The Prime Rib and we look forward to a return visit
We had a great experience. Our server was terrific. He made suggestions and made sure that we had everything that we needed. The early menu (until 6 PM ) was a good value with 3 courses for $49. We enjoyed the salmon, prime rib, and chopped steak. Everything was cooked the way we liked. The desserts were delicious! Great atmosphere too.
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