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.

1701 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
17th and Locust

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 772-1701

Website:
http://www.theprimerib.com/

Entertainment:
Live Piano and Bass

Parking Details:
Valet Parking is $15.00 with The Prime Rib validation stamp - There are also, non-affiliated lots in the area.

Executive Chef:
Eddy Castillo

Additional:
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

Private Dining

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

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (43)
Good for Anniversaries (40)
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Good for a Date (32)
Quiet Conversation (28)
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Business Meals (22)
Live Music (16)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Cozy (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Bar Seating (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Worth the Drive (9)
Fun (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Authentic (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Hot Spot (4)
People Watching (4)
Casual (3)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

We celebrated out first month of marriage and my husband's birthday. Everything was delicious and they treated him to a free dessert!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was not good. Steaks were fatty, ( we ordered the best). I will not be returning. Of note, is that it was our 25th wedding anniversary which was noted on the record. They didn’t even send over a “cupcake”. It was particularly annoying because they sent things to other tables that were celebrating.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful ambience with piano music and flowers
High quality food in a steakhouse
And warm , helpful, And friendly service

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

The service was excellent, but drinks, food, side dishes were below excellent. Weak drinks and skimpy side dish servings. Totally annoyed that you have to go out of restaurant to the rest rooms which was not clean. Most likely won’t return.

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·Dined on November 15, 2017

I liked it a lot. Meal was excellent. I would eat here again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Loved the decor and ambiance. Food was average. Service was very good. The hostess basically had sweat pants on with high heals - it was very odd and stood out from all other servers & staff, not necessarily in a good way. Live piano music was nice. Might be more fun with a big crowd.

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Romantic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Always consistently excellent. Luis our waiter was very attentive without being intrusive. Highly recommend the Prime Rib

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Always the best in every way and can't wait to return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Had a wonderful anniversary dinner, great service, wonderful environment and delicious food.

Tags: Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great atmosphere, group, service, attention, cocktails, excellent food and very good time.

Tags: Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Fun, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Romantic, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Could not get reservations for a restaurant close to The Kimmel Center (we were going to a concert) so this was 2nd choice...turned out to be perfect! 5:45 reservations so it was very quiet, only a few tables seated in their split level dining room (not so at the bar..packed with happy drinkers). The best crab cakes EVER (and I order them frequently) The only gluten free dessert was sherbet or ice cream...perhaps an addition in a cake or pie would add to the variety.
Excellent service which very few restaurants offer these days. Will return for pre concert again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Get prime rib as rare as I love it! My wife and I also enjoyed a well-paired merlot for only $40/ bottle. Service and live grand piano lends really enjoyable atmosphere to impress.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 31, 2017

We went on Halloween night for the Prime Rib special. The blue cheese salad had a bit too much dressing for my liking, but was very good. The prime rib itself was awesome, as it usually is. The grilled asparagus with holandaise was a nice addition. The piano player on this night sounded a bit “tired” - as best I can describe it. But, as always, the food and service was excellent.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 31, 2017

We have dined here several times and receive regular offers and encouragement to return via email. We were enticed to return with an off for the Signature 15 oz.Prime Rib. Two plates arrived, one nearly perfect. The other was a bit too rare for "medium-rare" and upon trying to cut, my wife found the serving unacceptably tough and chewy. It was returned to the kitchen without fuss and the replacement was fine. Otherwise the meal was excellent- especially the 2 sides, grilled asparagus and Brussel sprouts. Very unique preparation of the potato skins appetizer. Usually a quantity of potato is left in the skin and is covered with some toppings. These are nearly stripped to the skin and baked/broiled to a crispy texture, served bare with sour cream and creamy horseradish on the side. Service was excellent, seating near the piano (as requested in the reservation), bar drinks well made. All in all a lovely night.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 30, 2017

The service and food was very good. Highly recommend the crab cakes and the prime rib. The mashed potatoes are also quite good.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

It was a pleasant birthday surprise we had a table of 4...great food and drinks and friendly staff

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

5 stars for dealing with BJ and because Joe got to eat for free because BJ stabbed him in the arm and BJ only took one bite and paid the most

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

A very attractive and comfortable upscale restaurant. Lots of dark wood on walls, with brass accents, crisp white table clothes and excellent food. We found the prices a little high, even for a steak house restaurant. And I'm comparing them to NYC establishments. Dinner for 2, with salads, 1 appetizer ,a side of creamed spinach and bottle of wine came to about $300 without potato dessert or coffee.

The service was very professional, and friendly at the same time. The escargot was incredibly
delicious and tender with an incredible garlic butter sauce. The large prime rib that we shared
was very good.

The ambiance made for a very delightful 44th anniversary celebration for myself and my
husband!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Prime Rib returns you to a quiet, kinder time! Nightclub feel, lovely wines, delicious food and delicious desserts!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, People Watching
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent service. Wonderful filet mignon, soups, vegetables and dessert.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Always enjoy our evenings at the Prime Rib. Love the atmosphere, piano player, bartenders and servers. Food is always good too.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Gorgeous dining room, delicious food, excellent service

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Best prime rib I have ever eaten.

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Fabulous time !! Celebrated a birthday dinner with my family. Incredible food and terrific service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Although the Sevice, ambiance, and live music were all quite good, the food did not equate to the expense of the evening

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Great food it's so good love the liquor ad well every thing was on point love the soft chairs waa treated like a queen

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Afternoon Coffee, Fun, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Classic in every sense: stellar ambiance, sterling service with attention to detail, quality food, dining with formal elegance yet all the while relaxed.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Love it here, great food ,decor and service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

You always get a delightful meal at this fine restaurant.

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 19, 2017

As usual the food is excellent. Menu is a little pricey but that is expected at a steak house. Steaks were cooked perfectly. House wines by the glass were very good. Tried the Cabernet and Pinot Noir.
Tried the crispy potato skins as a appy. Mmmmmm
Sautéed spinach as a side dish was terrific!
The chocolate chip bread pudding for dessert was also excellent.
Really enjoyed the pianist in the background during dinner.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2017

This is the second time we went to the restaurant and we likes it as much. Food is amazing, good ambiance and great cocktails.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 15, 2017

My husbands birthday. We go every year. Its his favorite spot and always a great time w great food.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 15, 2017

The food is exceptional, just as advertised. My 86 year old father is very particular about his steakhouses and he admitted that this was in the top three steaks he has ever had. Our only complaint was the lack of properly trained wait staff. They tried to make our experience positive, yet were not knowledgeable or available during our meal. Maybe it was that particular crew so we will go back and try again to see if we have a better experience.

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·Dined on September 15, 2017

all i can say is WOW! my husband and I celebrated our 5 year anniversary dinner here last night. Every single thing was absolute perfection. The ambiance, the service, the food!!!

This is one of the first "high end" steakhouses we've ever really been too as we are not the type of people to really dress up and go to a fancy place for dinner, but we did our best to look the part as we walked/ran about 15 minutes in 80+ degree weather from our hotel to make it on time for our reservation because Philly traffic is ridiculous.. (which i was in a very bad mood prior to arriving for dinner, which i'm glad did not negatively affect my thoughts on this place.) & I'm very happy we chose the Prime Rib in Philly.

I could probably sit here and brag about how each thing we had was incredible, but to each is own and you just have to try it for yourself! i'm going to add all of the pictures i took as well to maybe help someone sway in the direction of trying this place out. & in my opinion, the price was extremely fair. If & when I go back to Philly, you better believe I am coming back for this some delicious food at the Prime Rib!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Wonderful place for a special dinner, great service delicious Prime Rib (THE BEST in Philadelphia)!

Tags: Fun, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 10, 2017

The food and service was wonderful. Had a great time .

Tags: Worth the Drive, Live Music, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 10, 2017

The service was great. I believe the food is just a little too expensive. Really nice atmosphere.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Live Music
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Traditional food that is the best with great fine dining atmosphere. Great place to have a conversation as its not loud and obnoxious like all other center city millennium restaurants! People enjoying their actual meals and talking not just experiencing it through their phones!

Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

We met friends for dinner. The service was outstanding. We were in no way rushed and really enjyrd our 3.5 hour dining experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

It's a nice, eye opening place . It motivated me to bettering my bank/pocket

Tags: Romantic
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