Prime Rib

(215) 772-1701 | View Website

1701 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA | Directions   19103

39.948924 -75.169647

Open Hours

Monday To Sunday From 05:00 PM To 10:30 PM

 
$$$, Carry Out, Fine Dining  more

More Tags: Group Dining, Hotel Restaurants, Live Music, Online Reservations, People Watching, Special Occasion Dining

Cuisine: Steakhouse

Payment Methods: American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Categories: Restaurants

Neighborhoods: Rittenhouse Square, Center City

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Prime Rib
Prime Rib

Reviews for Prime Rib

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great hotel BUT.. – It's a great hotel but if any of you are looking to save some $$ then book it at goo.gl/FPxYD They have some of the best hotel deals on the web!

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Good Food, Awful Service – Great food, step up from Capriccio, the prior tennant. Good coffee. Great soups and sandwiches. in particular, the homemade chips are excellent. BUT, the service is absolutely horrible. They have very well meaning, but not so bright staff. They're all quite nice, but screw up my order almost every time. Be it a toasted bagel, or a sandwich, inevitably something is messed up. I'll get asked "was that to go or for here?" 4 times because they ask, then don't listen for the answer. If I ask for a bagel with butter, they put some awful speciality butter on it without telling you, unless you specify regular butter. They'll put your sandwich in the heat press, then forget about it, until you remind them.

They have no system for waiting on customers. Sometimes you could be standing at the register for several minutes while the staff scurry around behind the counter doing other things. Sometimes one person takes your order, another takes your money and yet another makes the food. This assures that the order will not be done the way you ask. On several occasions they forgot to ring me up, and I could have walked out without paying. I thought these problems were just the place getting settled, but its been several months now.

I keep going back because the food is good. If you go, be prepared to tell them EXACTLY what you want, repeatedly.

Recommends
over a year ago

Alcohol-serving coffee shop on a busy Rittenhouse corner lures all kinds of folks -- from Curtis students to partners in multi-national law firms. – In Short
Finally, a place called The Coffee Bar that doubles as a coffee shop and bar. This is the official coffee parlor for the Radisson Plaza Warwick Hotel Philadelphia, whose chef prepares the salads, hot breakfasts and wraps for sale behind the counter. A small bar carries bottled beer, wine and a small assortment of coffee-friendly liquors, and a few shelves stock necessities and toiletries normally sold at a hotel gift shop. Expect to find an enormous cross-section of humanity sipping flavored lattes while pounding on laptops, before rushing off to meetings or attempting to fortify themselves with caffeine in preparation for a day spent being a tourist.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

got kicked – Went to see a friend at 12:30 am... I was in my most possible art-rebel clothes... I was reading After Effects and Color Correction the whole evening prior to my going to Prime Rib... there was no one there except my friend, my other friend that was extremely drunk and two more people. My extremely drunk friend was very annoying... I just grabbed a beer or two and talked to my other friend meanwhile trying to peace my drunk friend... Suddenly the bartender jumped and threw me out together with the drunk friend. Don't go there if a drunk friend calls you... Don't put your art attire, if you don't like to get a smash on your ego. I will never go there again.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Overhyped, cheesy decor, bad service, bad food – I'll try to keep this short, since my full rant could easily take more than the 2000 characters I'm given. The atmosphere at The Prime Rib is not high-class; it is tacky, lame, and too old fashioned for a restaurant that's only been open in Philadelphia since 1997. The quality of the food ranged from mediocre to inedible (seriously, the knife couldn't cut the leather, I mean, steak). The service was atrocious (if a server brings you the wrong drink or dish, she should apologize for the error and fix it, not make excuses and try to cover her tracks). Finally, when you call to complain the next day, the person answering the call should not pretend to be a manager, when she is only a server, and her excuse for the bad meal should not be, "we were just coming off Restaurant Week, and the staff was tired. I realize that all restaurants have "off" nights, but the management should be more willing to rectify the situation and not argue so much about it. We eat out very often, and we are very understanding of restaurants, and we try to keep our expectations realistic, but when I'm paying $500 for a meal, I expect a fantastic meal with fantastic service. I will never be back at the Prime Rib. I'll be at Barclay Prime...or Sizzler.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

giant meat – stuffy...food isnt all that great except for the mastadon chop,32oz prime rib...which is good, mostly because of its size...jacket required, beware

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

A high class experience with Philadelphias high society – My family and I wanted to go to an excellent steakhouse that could cater to my sisters vegetarian needs. When we got there ofcourse we were ceverely underdressed but that was fine. Seating was prompt, they had my father's favorite appetizer, escargot and it was all excellent. I have been to Ruth Chris and Mortons and many of the finest steakhouses across the country and I would pick this over Ruth Chris anytime. The ambiance in addition to the food, the great service and the way they made special arrangements for my birthday really made me feel welcomed, unlike the aloof atmosphere that I labeled it with. Since it was my birthday, at the end, the manager paid for my whole meal (approximately 60$), it was a very nice treat expecially for my parents since they didn't have to pay. For the five people in my family including my food the total was 300$ with tip and we didn't have anything to drink, but it was completely worth it!

Recommends
over a year ago

Swanky upscale steakhouse complete with baby grand in the Wawick Hotel. – In Short
Leopard-print carpet, black-lacquer walls, sunken dining room, live jazz, smooth service and jackets-required policy are the calling card of this long-time favorite. Join the business class and posh diners for classic iceberg wedge with blue cheese dressing, lamb chops with mint jelly, sirloin au poivre, salmon filet or the restaurant's name sake--a large portion of prime rim. Finish dinner with the signature strawberries and cream over warm shortbread.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Exceptional Experience – We went there for dinner with friends. We found the food to be exceptional and the service was excellent. The decor was delightful and we enjoyed the live music. Overall, we had a very enjoyable evening.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Above average but nothing amazing – Prime Rib is great if you want to go to a high-end restaurant but expect servere "snoodiness" in the atmosphere. I had the New York Strip which was again, above average but nothing spectacular while my bf had the Filet Mignon which was somewhat bland. Service was great though- in and out in an hour, tops. Lot of old-timers. To me, not a good enough place for a special occasion night. And btw, the Lobster Bisque tasted like melted Velveeta...good if you like cheese, bad if you actually wanted to taste some lobster in your soup!

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