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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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