Our Favorite Places to Get Steak in Philadelphia

If there’s one thing everyone knows about Philly, it’s that this city is full of culinary experiences that you can’t miss.

With so many restaurants, it can be difficult to pick the right spot for the right occasion. When celebrating a special night or event, I would argue the best place to have a meal is a steakhouse.

Luckily, this town has plenty of steakhouses with refined and classy atmospheres perfect for your celebration.

restaurant chef serving steak to a lovely couple in philadelphia at a steakhouse

I’ve put together a list of my top picks for steakhouses Philadelphia in this town, so you’ll have a guide to follow the next time you’re looking for a restaurant.

While most of these spots are more upscale, there are also a few casual spots for when you’re just looking for amazing food. Keep reading to learn a bit about each place!

Barclay Prime

237 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: (215) 732-7560
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If you want great steaks and equally impressive ambiance, check out Barclay Prime directly on the popular Rittenhouse Square in downtown Philadelphia.

This popular Stephen Starr steakhouse serves world-class cuisine in a European library-influenced interior.

Though the restaurant is sleek and refined, it’s still casual enough for a day-to-day date night yet sophisticated enough for an anniversary.

Serving high-quality meats and seafood, this is a great place to indulge in something a little fancier than usual.

World famous for their $100 cheesesteak, primes meats, Japanese Wagyu steaks and authentic Kobe beef. Be sure to take a look at their extensive wine list!

Butcher and Singer

1500 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: (215) 732-4444
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Another Stephen Starr Restaurant, Butcher and Singer is a Center City favorite for meat lovers in a classic setting. More specifically, this restaurant emanates the atmosphere of an Old Hollywood steakhouse. With delicious food and classic cocktails, you’ll have plenty to enjoy here.

Serving steaks, seafood, and a raw bar, everything you could ever want from a steakhouse is at this spot. We recommend the Delmonico, lobster Newberg, surf and turf, or fried shrimp. Be sure to check out their dessert options like baked Alaska!

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse

1428-1432 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: (215) 246-0533
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Established in 1981 in Chicago, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse is a world famous restaurant chain located near City Hall.

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Taking on the traditions and design of a classic American steakhouse inside a historic landmark that was once First Pennsylvania Bank.

Complete with the original vault from the bank where groups can host a private dining experience.

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse is well known for their 45 day dry-age prime steaks. They also are only one of a few to offer A5 Japanese wagyu steak.

Be sure to also try their seafood tower, filet medallions, roasted cauliflower steak, and many delicious a la carte side dishes. They also have an energetic bar scene!

Urban Farmer

1850 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: (215) 963 2788
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For this next place, you’re going to want to head towards The Franklin Institute and Logan Square in the northwest part of Center City where you’ll find Urban Farmer, a modern, farm-fresh steakhouse that will blow you away.

We’ve never seen so many options for prime, dry aged cuts of steak from all over the country, and they’re even labeled with regards to what the cow was fed before being butchered so you know exactly the kind of high-quality cuisine you’re consuming.

Alpen Rose

116 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 600 0709
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This next steakhouse is called Alpen Rose and it is an absolute haven for carnivores and meat-lovers everywhere. 

They have a spectacular beef Wellington here, but what really stole the show for me was their prime rib roast that’s cooked for 12 hours. It just melts in your mouth with every single bite!

Come visit Alpen Rose off of South 13th Street in Midtown Village just a few blocks away from the luxurious Loews Philadelphia 4-star hotel in Center City.

Saloon Restaurant

750 S 7th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Phone: 215-627-1811
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One of the best steakhouses Philadelphia offers near the Queen Village and Bella Vista neighborhoods is Saloon Restaurant.

This family-operating eatery’s relaxed, elegant, and intimate setting is ideal for enjoying hearty cuts of meat after walking around the city.

Their culinary team prepares dishes with the freshest local and imported ingredients.

During my last visit to this steakhouse, I ordered their Filet Moda with a Brown Sugar-Apricot Manhattan cocktail.

This steak had a tender texture, cooked to perfection, enhanced by its cognac mustard sauce and peppercorns, giving it a woody flavor profile.

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Consider enhancing this dish by topping it with crab meat or mushrooms. 

The Capital Grille

1338-46 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 545 9588
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The Capital Grille is another one of our Center City favorites when it comes to finding some of the best steak in town. All of their meats are dry aged to perfect tenderness, so no matter what cut you opt for, it’ll be like eating prime rib

Check this place out off of Chestnut Street and South Broad Street in Center City, right down the road from the Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia, and Philadelphia City Hall.

Malbec Argentine Steakhouse

400 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Phone: (215) 515-3899
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Malbec Argentine Steakhouse is such a popular spot located in the historic Headhouse Square section of Philadelphia.

This restaurant serves Argentinian food and traditions in a romantic and chic interior. Prioritizing fresh meats, ingredients and high-quality service, you’ll definitely have a good time here.

As this restaurant serves Argentinian cuisine which is world renowned for their steaks and grilled meats.

Try out the parrillada Argentina which is a mixed sampler of their meats and feeds two people. Make sure to stop by for happy hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday!

Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse

1337 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 636-9700
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From São Paulo to Philly, one that stands out from the typical steakhouse is Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse located in Center City just steps away from City Hall.

This restaurant serves steak in the churrasco grilling tradition, an all-you-can-eat meat option, with an unbelievable salad bar and table-side service.

With a Brazilian-inspired menu, you’ll be able to try some new flavors. Be sure to try the picanha, medalhoes com bacon (bacon wrapped steak), filet mignon, or beef ancho (ribeye) steak.

Don’t forget to try a Brazilian beverage while you’re there!

Rittenhouse Grill

1701 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: (215) 772-1701
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Looking for an old-school spot for your special occasion? Head over to Rittenhouse Grill. With a 1940s feel, this restaurant will definitely make you feel classy and sophisticated.

This place has an elegant atmosphere, delicious cocktails, and live piano music.

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With a straightforward and classic menu, you’ll find whatever you’re in the mood for here. We recommend the roast prime rib, grilled shrimp, rack of lamb, or jumbo lump crab cakes.

Be sure to try the key lime pie or creme brulee for dessert!

The Prime Rib

900 Packer Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148
Phone: 267-682-7500
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The Prime Rib is one of the best steakhouses Philadelphia residents and visitors will enjoy if they’re interested in an immersive fine dining experience.

It’s in the South Philadelphia East neighborhood, minutes from Citizens Bank Park, and has a stylish, historic atmosphere. This steakhouse requires all guests to follow their business casual dress code. 

Their menu offers a wide selection of steakhouse favorites and seafood dishes. After starting with their Beef Tenderloin Tartare, consider ordering their Tomahawk Ribeye or Grilled Rack of Lamb with creamed spinach or sweet potato fries.

These dishes taste great with a Pear Blossom Martini. Their bar and lounge offers late-night bites from 11 PM to midnight.

As you can see, Philly has a wide range of steakhouse restaurants to choose from, all with delicious options.

So, the next time you want to have a nice night with a loved one or celebrate a special occasion, you’ll have plenty of carnivorous places to choose from.

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Want to leave a review about one of the steakhouses in our list? Let us know! Did we leave a restaurant out of this list? Make sure you leave us a comment and we’ll check it out!

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Written by Brian Nagele

Brian attended West Virginia University, then started his career in the IT industry before following his passion for marketing and hospitality. He has over 20 years experience in the restaurant and bar industry.

As a former restaurant owner, he knows about running a food business and loves to eat and enjoy cocktails on a regular basis. He constantly travels to new cities tasting and reviewing the most popular spots.

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