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Best Philly Steakhouse

steakrules85 Oct 21, 2008 10:41 AM

What is the best steakhouse in Philly? I will be going to the Giants game there on Sunday night in a couple weeks and want to treat my dad to great steak dinner beforehand. I am considering the Prime Rib or maybe Barclay Prime. Please do not recommend Morton's, Ruth's Chris, Capital Grille, etc. I am looking for a steakhouse that is unique to the area- not a chain or something I can get in NYC.

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    urbanfabric RE: steakrules85 Oct 21, 2008 01:06 PM

    uh, isn't Prime Rib also a chain?

    Barclay Prime is excellent, unique in the sense that it seems much more modern than the classic steakhouse, but food and service are still top notch.

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      Buckethead RE: steakrules85 Oct 21, 2008 01:23 PM


      Barclay Prime is much better than the Prime Rib. The Prime Rib *is* a chain, but a small one, they have 3 locations.

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        steakrules85 RE: Buckethead Oct 21, 2008 08:19 PM

        Yes it's a chain I guess since it has a few locations but I heard its spectacular and there isn't one in NYC.

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          artgary RE: steakrules85 Oct 22, 2008 11:09 AM

          The Prime Rib Does have three locations, all owned by the same people. So, you don't have franchises with different owners. To me, that is slightly different than the typical chain where the quality can vary because of the different owners.

          That being said, The Prime Rib is my favorite steakhouse in town. It is a nice relaxing old style dining experience.

          Their potato skins are outstanding as is the vanilla sundae.

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        rocknroll52 RE: steakrules85 Oct 22, 2008 04:19 AM

        Table 31

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          the dog ate my homework RE: rocknroll52 Oct 22, 2008 05:38 AM

          What about that new Stephen Starr place, Butcher and Singer at 15th and Walnut? I haven't been, but the print ads I've seen make it look like a 1940s, nightclubby steak, chops and martini boite.

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            Buckethead RE: the dog ate my homework Oct 22, 2008 06:36 AM

            It's not open yet, it opens on the 27th.

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