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Del Friscos Double Eagle Steakhouse

March 3rd, 2010 | 1 Comment | Filed in American, Seafood, Steakhouse

Del Friscos Double Eagle Steakhouse

Food style/ethnicity: Steakhouse

Map

Hours: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Price: 30 – 50 ($)

Location:
1426 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia , PA 19102
USA

Telephone: 215-246-0533

Food rating: ★★☆☆☆
Decor rating:
★★★★★
Service rating:
★★★☆☆
Location rating:
★★★☆☆
Overall rating
: ★★★½☆
So, this was in celebration of my 35th birthday party.  Big night for me and my 6 friends that joined my wife and I.  I got a room at the Sofitel, babysitter for the little one, looking for a great meal to cap off the night.  The potential was there, it was a nice night for a hearty meal at one of the premier steakhouses in Philadelphia.  (more…)

Barclay Prime – Center City, Philadelphia

June 7th, 2006 | Comments Off on Barclay Prime – Center City, Philadelphia | Filed in Steakhouse

Barclay Prime

Food style/ethnicity: Steakhouse

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Chain: Stephen Starr

Hours: 11:30 AM – 11:00 PM

Price: 25 – 50 ($)

Location:

237 S 18th St

Philadelphia, PA 19103

USA

Food rating: 4 out of 5

Decor rating: 4 out of 5

Service rating: 5 out of 5

An interesting restaurant, not the typical steakhouse, by any means. There are lots of first edition books lining the walls, making it look more like a library then a restaurant.

The food was pretty good. I’m still partial to Sullivan’s, so every time I get a steak, I compare it to them. This was right up there. I had 1/2 dozen oysters on the half shell starters, which were excellent. I then had the NY Strip steak for main course, again very good. I think the biggest difference between Sullivan’s and Barclay Prime is the sides. BCs were a bit boring for my taste, but my fellow diners seemed to enjoy it.

For desert I got the Toasted Peanut Butter S’Mores, which was very good. The toasted marshmallow was homemade and you could tell. A great finish to a excellent meal.

My only complaint was the seating. We had a table for four and two of the diners were given separate chairs, while I and another diner sat on a bench-style seat. This is not a big deal, but when one person wants to move the chair; both diners need to do it. A bit strange for a first class eating establishment, but a minor note in the grand scheme of things.

A highlight is the ability to “choose your weapon”, as the waiter displays a series of top quality steak knives to cut your meat. There were Global, Wustuf, Henckels, etc which is a neat feature.

Capital Grill – Center City, Philadelphia

December 21st, 2005 | Comments Off on Capital Grill – Center City, Philadelphia | Filed in Steakhouse

Capital Grill

Food style/ethnicity: Steakhouse

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Chain: Capital Grill

Hours: 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM

Price: 35 – 75 ($)

Location:

1338 Chestnut St

Philadelphia, PA 19107

Food rating: 4 out of 5

Decor rating: 3 out of 5

Service rating: 3 out of 5

Probably of my favorite steaks places in the city. A bit expensive, a bit dark and somewhat WASPy for my tastes, but the food. Yum. The service has sometimes been a bit slow, especially in relation to the price and name. I once had a meal here and ordered a bottle of wine. The bottle arrived, unopened. It sat on our table, unopened for about 10 minutes before we had to ask for someone to open it. A bit strange, but it happens I guess.