From classic fillets to innovative sides, these eight steakhouses are a feast for the senses.
The Prime Rib’s unbeatable cuts to sides
Michael Schulson’s Alpen Rose brings his family’s Bronx butcher roots to Midtown Village—and once you slice into one of their dry-aged steaks, you’ll keep coming back for more. After 14 to 120 days, each steak is cooked to perfection on a wood-burning hearth. Whether you opt for the porterhouse or ribeye, pair the dish with one of chef de cuisine Joe Gugliuzza’s many delectable sides, like potato pavé with thyme and garlic. 116 South 13th St., alpenrosephl.com
Barclay Prime’s creamed spinach and tater tots are the perfect additions to a delectable steak.
Nothing beats the sophistication of an old-school steakhouse. Barclay Prime perfectly captures this essence in its European library-inspired space, adorned with marble details and crystal chandeliers. Relish oysters with red wine mignonette from the raw bar as you choose from the exquisite selection of American and Japanese Wagyu. The authentic Kobe striploin paired with truffle whipped potatoes and horseradish crème fraîce is a must for any steak enthusiast. 237 S. 18th St., barclayprime.com
Butcher and Singer
Hungry? Butcher and Singer’s tomahawk ribeye with Oscar-style jumbo lump crab and béarnaise will surely satisfy any foodie. Beyond the Rittenhouse eatery’s extensive menu of steaks and chops, guests can also indulge in bites like the twin lobster tails with drawn butter or the selection of assorted oysters. The delicious eats and luxe atmosphere are just the beginning of the experience—especially with wine pulled straight from the in-house wine cellar. 1500 Walnut St., butcherandsinger.com
Embark on a rare journey where Italian classics meet delicious cuts at Ardmore’s DePaul’s Table. Before indulging in one of their several 28-day dry-aged steaks, foodies can treat their tastebuds to the stuffed eggplant rollatini with whipped ricotta. Regardless of which steak you choose, topping it off with truffle butter, fresh lobster tail or bone marrow is a must. 7 E. Lancaster Ave., depaulstable.com
Live piano music sets the tone for an evening at this supper club-inspired eatery. After you pull up a chair in the dimly lit 1940s-style steakhouse, an array of unbeatable offerings are sure to delight, such as the bone-in double cut and USDA-prime ribeye. Complete the experience with one, or two, of their sides, including seven different styles of potatoes—think potato skins with mild horseradish sauce and potatoes au gratin. 1701 Locust St., rittenhousegrill.com
Curated by James Beard-nominated duo Jeffrey and Michael Mastro with partner Scott Trolio, Steak 48 boasts unbeatable classics with creative sides to match. The steak farina and Westholme Australian wagyu filet—both cut at the in-house butcher—are just the beginning. The true stars of the show are the dessert-like sides, including corn créme brûlée and whipped praline sweet potato with Madagascar vanilla bean. 260 S. Broad St., steak48.com
The Capital Grille
Situated in the heart of Philadelphia, The Capital Grille serves up a variety of artfully prepared steaks—all dry-aged, carved in-house and cooked in a wood-fired grill. Pair the chef-suggested sliced filet mignon, accompanied by cipollini onions, wild mushrooms and fig essence, with one of the sommelier-selected wines for an unbeatable experience. 1338-46 Chestnut St., thecapitalgrille.com
The Prime Rib
The Prime Rib is not your average steakhouse—in between bites, guests enjoy live entertainment from musicians like AJ Luca and Sophie Coran. For a truly tasty experience, enjoy the American Wagyu or the 34-day dry-aged Kansas City topped with add-ons like lobster tail or Point Reyes crumbled blue cheese. 900 Packer Ave., philadelphia.livecasinohotel.com
Photography by: COURTESY OF THE PRIME RIB; COURTESY OF STARR RESTAURANTS