1701 Locust

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Steakhouse
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.

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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
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4.7
ambience
4.3
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vipVictorV
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my dad’s birthday, and he doesn’t get out to restaurants anymore. He was very impressed with everything from the atmosphere, to the service, to the food. A perfect evening for him.

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ArnaldoG
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the time we stepped in to the time we stepped out, it was an amazing experience. My wife had a wonderful birthday. Thank you to the Prime Rib staff. Our server-Sean was very attentive and very helpful with the menu.
Great job guys. We will visit again someday soon.

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vipDocLev
Philadelphia
160 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Unamed Steakhouse in USA! Prime Rib, Creamed Spinach, Wedge salad, Hot Fudge Sundae!

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JackH
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A favorite. Always satisfies our expectations. Enjoy returning.

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vipFirstClassExperience
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Beautiful decor, delicious food and attentive service. Lively dining room and the live piano and strings made it extra special. We were treated so well by everyone from the moment we arrived, Thank you.

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ElizabethB
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When my husband gives 2 thumbs up, I know I had a good meal! He had Sea Bass, it was a huge piece of fish, and he devoured it! I had the filet which had such a great taste. We’ve eaten here numerous times and each time has been fantastic!

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JeannetteL
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Meal! I have taken my husband here for 5 years in a row to celebrate his birthday. The dinner this past Saturday was the best. Service was great - attentive, but not intrusive. The music was quite good. A memorable evening - Thank you!

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svcaramia
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Steak I ever had in Phily
HUGH! Eat dinner, eat lunch the next day and had enough for a snack the third day.
It was awesome.

Also, they had a Dover Sole special on Saturday night. I ordered it to take home
Man was it a super tasty piece of fish.

This restaurant is my ONLY go to restaurant on every and all visits to Phily from now on.

I always do fish on Friday and Steak on Saturday. I will still do it that way but I will ONLY do it at this restaurant.

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vipMauriceR
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Prime Rib restaurant in the nation.

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vipVictorV
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is one of our favorite dining spots. Very elegant. The piano and bass set the tone for a wonderful night of good music, great food, and fine spirits.

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John
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every way! Pianist Pete Cole and Bassist Bill Stumm were great as always!!

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PercyC
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First class five star dining. Bring your wallet. Because it has first class prices.

DB
vipDBR1
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love this restaurant and have been going here for years on a regular basis. Food and service always superb and a very classy atmosphere. Unfortunately there were two children whose parents indulged and encourage them in their misbehavior. They actually interrupted the professional piano player by banging on the end of the keyboard. It was rather horrifying and we were sitting right close to the piano. Felt so bad for the piano player.

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vipJeanne
Atlantic City
28 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner here on a Sunday after a play. We love it here - the atmosphere is relaxing and we enjoy the piano music. On Sundays, you can also bring your own wine if you choose. Our dinners were delicious and the service was spot on. This is a lovely place to celebrate a special occasion or whenever you want a delicious dinner with a nice atmosphere.

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vipCharlesC
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Prime Rib has always been one of my favorite restaurants. It can be pricey, however there is a way to keep the bill from soaring, I usually get the Prix Fix dinner for $55 and bring my own wine for a Sunday dinner after the Philly Pops matinee. It's one of the few restaurants left in Philly where you don't have to raise your voice to have a conversation with you dinner mates. In addition, they have a pianist who will take request to play your favorite songs. Parking is a breeze as they have a valet and the charge is $20.00. If you like prime rib, I think they have the best in town.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent and we were able to have a nice conversation as the noise level was low.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good the lamb the drinks I love

MS
vipMichaelS
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Prime Rib never disappoints. Garth is the consummate host and always insures a gala evening. The pianist is the best in the business! Kudos to the operation in every respect.

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JohnH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have only had good experiences at The Prime Rib and this was no exception. Our waiter, Cotter, was wonderful and made the dining experience pretty special.

MC
vipMariaC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Felt the food was overrated for the price. I did however go on Valentine’s Day so I’m sure this also affected the quality. Service was impeccable though.

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DeeL
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always love their crab cakes absolutely the best! The setting and atmosphere is always great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service was awesome. One of our favorite spots to dine.

PF
vipPhillyFoodie
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I celebrated Valentine’s Day at Prime. We had a great time. Food was excellent and service was top notch. We will be back!

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vipItsaLuigi
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Positives: The maitre d’ and wait staff were accommodating and attentive. The ambiance was wonderful and given it was Valentines Day it was busy and festive - the staff offered roses to my wife and son’s girlfriend.

Drinks and Appetizers: drinks were well made and delivered promptly, the appetizers, salads and pre dinner breads were outstanding - my wife’s crab cocktail was fantastic as were the crab cakes.

Negatives: on recommendation by our waiter, my son and I got the NY Strip and I was very disappointed - average flavor, was not tender and was thinner that you’d expect at a fine steakhouse. My wife had the fillet mignon and here’s too was average at best.

The ambiance and service may bring us back as service is #1 in our book, but we value food/taste/quality over ambiance so our return is questionable.

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ChaunaeT
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved it . Very beautiful , clean. Everyone was very polite. Vinny was our waitress and he was the absolute best . I will go back just to have him as my waitress again . Food was amazing

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a (maybe) hidden gem of fine dining in Philadelphia. The food was EXCELLENT; The service was IMPECCABLE; & the atmosphere was quiet, dignified, romantic but still casual. The added bonus: the live piano playing old standards & soft piano-jazz. All in - you couldn't ask for more or better. If you want to indulge your inner "Daddy Warbucks", this is the place.
On the other hand: The cost is commensurate with the deliverables. Still, if you want to mark an important occasion & make it memorable - this will do it.

JB
JamesB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lauren made for an outstanding experience

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vipReeW
Philadelphia
53 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual! Food was superb. Our waiter, Kotter, was great as well as witty! Great evening.

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CaitlinO
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved every bit of our dinner and cocktails! The service was also awesome, seating was super comfortable and the music was such a nice touch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Prime Rib never disappoints and is a terrific spot for drinks, dinner or special occasions. The food is outstanding and the staff is superb!

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Gigi
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Excellent service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best ro beef anywhere. Everything else excellent. Quiet. Old School, done right!

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FatimaD
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall everything was great ! My server Christian was the best and i will be going there more often

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vipDean
New York Area
212 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We introduced some of our family members to The Prime Rib and they were all blown away. It was an unbelievable experience. The venue, service by Gabriella, food choices/quality were all over the top.

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vipCityLady52
Philadelphia
132 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been going for decades. It is elegant, classy, phenomenal food and supper club setting. Most delicious prime rib ever of course. Best crab cake and crab cocktail with largest lumps of crabmeat you have ever seen. Great oysters. Wonderful salads. Must get potato skins. Shout out to our marvelous waiter Derrick. Awesome cocktails and affordable wine list including some great French wines. If you want to gave a great date night this is the place. My one beef( no pun intended) is that they need better wine glasses and need to make a point of offering cocktail and wine lists. Lovely piano and live music. Located in the Warwick Hotel Rittenhouse Square area. It’s not on the trendy radar list. They stick to tried and true classics of highest and best quality. Yum. Won’t be cheap but sooooo worth it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Prime Rib always delivers. A wonderful restaurant; great for a special occasion.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews