Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Philadelphia >
Oct 30, 2013 02:22 PM

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

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?

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. 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.

    1 Reply
    1. re: Bacchus101

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

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

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

          1. 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.

            3 Replies
            1. re: jennyo1

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

              1. re: jennyo1

                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.

                1. re: cwdonald

                  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.