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Creed's, Ruth's Chris, or Mortons KOP???

jennyo1 Oct 30, 2013 02:22 PM

Please help. Want to take my BF out for his birthday and can't decide on which place to go. Have never been to any of the three. Pleas weigh in... which do you recommend?

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  1. Bacchus101 RE: jennyo1 Oct 30, 2013 03:43 PM

    Just to make the decision a bit more difficult you could add to your list Flemings, Capitol Grill and Sullivans in KOP. All six are top steak houses, people will have their own favorites that will run the list. You can read comments from some of the food sites, i.e. yelp or the restaurant guide books, i.e Fodors etc to get insight and visit their web sites to see pictures of the restaurants. My favorite beef is at the Prime Rib, not in KOP.
    Good luck he should be pleased with any choice and your effort to please him.

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      PhillyBestBYOB RE: Bacchus101 Oct 31, 2013 02:09 AM

      For a romantic steakhouse dinner, I'd recommend driving into town for the Prime Rib. Cool retro vibe.

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      wadejay26 RE: jennyo1 Oct 30, 2013 04:59 PM

      Sullivan's in KofP.

      1. PhillyBestBYOB RE: jennyo1 Oct 30, 2013 05:03 PM

        Capital Grille (and order a few Stoli Dolis while you are at it).

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          arepo RE: PhillyBestBYOB Oct 30, 2013 05:36 PM

          Flemings in Radnor

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          jujuthomas RE: jennyo1 Oct 30, 2013 06:35 PM

          Dh and I have been to both Sullivan's and Creeds. We enjoy both, but I think Creeds a little more.

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            jennyo1 RE: jennyo1 Oct 31, 2013 07:18 AM

            Thanks for the responses thus far. We have already been to the Prime Rib and Flemings, (love both places), wanted to try a new place, but with a similar vibe. Also, we live in reading, so didn't want to drive in the city, thought KOP would be better logistically. Definitely want a romantic steakhouse. The BF loves oysters, prime rib, and lamb.

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              jujuthomas RE: jennyo1 Oct 31, 2013 08:03 AM

              Creeds has a private alcove for two... and a nicely varied menu.

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                cwdonald RE: jennyo1 Oct 31, 2013 09:01 AM

                My biggest concern is the setting based on what you are looking for. Morton's is in the mall. When I have eaten there, i felt claustrophobic. No windows, and while its white table clothes and black tie waiters, to me it screams business deal not romance.

                Sullivan's feels a touch more casual than the other two and the bar there has a definite "scene". Also they "valet park" which I find ridiculous in a mall parking lot.

                I would lean toward Creeds just because a) its not the mall and b) really nice wine list.

                Capital Grille is nice.. it does feel a bit sterile but its nice enough.

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                  Bacchus101 RE: cwdonald Oct 31, 2013 12:53 PM

                  Creeds seems to fill the romantic requirement better than Morton's or Sullivan's as noted by juju and cw. Flemings is also "sterile". The diningroom at Creeds with the large black fireplace is warm and feels right for a quiet romantic dinner. Not been to the Capital Grille in KOP.

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                obx_nancy RE: jennyo1 Oct 31, 2013 09:56 AM

                Are you set on the KOP area? If you're coming down from Reading, you could always try Seven Stars Inn in Phoenixville. Great steaks and seafood in a historic building. Ask for a table for two by one of the fireplaces.


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                  MainLiner RE: obx_nancy Oct 31, 2013 02:38 PM

                  Seven Stars is not far from K of P. Portions (it has been a few years) are HUGE but I have never had a sweeter 2 lb. lobster tail in my life.. Very quaint and romantic place. Prices are really not much higher than the chains, but it is a "must visit" restaurant.

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                  jarona RE: jennyo1 Nov 1, 2013 11:17 AM

                  Be daring. Drive to Conchie and go to Spring Mill Cafe.

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