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The Butcher Bar, Philadelphia, PA
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The Butcher Bar

4.3
4.3
1259 Reviews
$30 and under
American
BUTCHER BAR—the latest restaurant from the crew that brought you Varga Bar, Mercato and Valanni. We invite you to our restaurant that playfully celebrates “meat lovers and comfort foods” complimented with a bar featuring 16 beers on tap, 6 draft wines, and a whiskey-based cocktail program.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak, Beer Garden

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Bar Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 563-6328

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    We are available for special events and private parties.

  • Private party contact

    Jennifer Margaretta: (877) 366-0598

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What 1,259 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. D

    frankD

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was incredible from apps to dessert. We were hesitant to eat on the patio in cold weather but it was warm and cozy and perfect.
  2. LM

    LizzyM

    Philadelphia

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. Service was excellent. A fun date night location 😊
  3. KP

    KPNP

    Cleveland

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great variety of options, that were exceptional!!
  4. J

    Jamesg

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The environment was exceptional the staff was friendly and attentive The dry aged steak!!!! Was absolutely delicious requested it cooked at medium temp and was cooked to perfection. Over great experience and will be returning
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great spot before a show at the church
  6. JB

    JeffB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food, service and and the back patio is a fantastic place for a meal.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You should go here
  8. HK

    HomeKooc

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Really good burgers! A little annoyed by the wine glass style. I get you’re trying to be different but it’s not as enjoyable an experience - maybe it’s just psychological. LOL.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Good food! Service , experience and facilities were great.
  10. p

    phillyflan

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Cool place. Pretty empty on a Sunday night. Menu is a hybrid of high and low tech. I prefer one or the other (don't wish to use both). Good specialty cocktail choices. Just so-so wine choices. Starters were very good but..... My dry aged rib-eye was priced at $68 and this was no $68 dollar steak. In fact, it wasn't a great piece of meat at all. Although the establishment was not busy, my order was missing a key item (mashed potatoes to go with the steak). I nearly finished my meal when the mashed potatoes come. Servers were friendly but absent. Would have had another glass of the so-so wine but...not to be.
  11. C

    Chris

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Excellent service, at bar and at table. Good food. Drinks were also excellent. As expected, very busy and very loud, but at multiple points room become so loud we couldn’t even hear each other. All in all I’d recommend it to anyone, but not for a quiet or romantic evening.
  12. R

    Remy

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Get the house jerky. Then get some to take home.
  13. CD

    ClaudiaD

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, loved the ambiance too! I would definitely recommend!
  14. LJ

    LavernJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    Food was amazing...will be returning to diner there again
  15. AF

    AmyF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it. Mixed drinks and beers on tap were great. Food is slightly pricey but honestly worth it, delicious. We sat on the upper level next to big open windows overlooking the street front. Our server was very attentive. It was perfect for taking my BF out for a cute and quaint anniversary dinner.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Was good Food decent price
  17. DH

    DebH

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome night…had the prime rib burger and it was fantastic!!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super friendly staff, great atmosphere, AMAZING FOOD.
  19. SB

    StefB

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    This was restaurant week. Food was good. A little chilly where we sat (next to outside area) where door was open. Otherwise nice experience overall. Will be back in the future.
  20. A

    Autumn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was so amazing, especially the monkey pretzel bread and the gouda mac. The people working there were so friendly.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Solid food.
  22. J

    Jordan

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Food was ok, my main course was the burger and all I tasted was char. It was very disappointing, I had high hopes for the place. The atmosphere was amazing and the staff was very friendly. Almost seemed forced at times. But that’s fine with me.
  23. GD

    GladyceD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a very nice experience. We will definitely come back.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The food was great. My family and I really enjoyed our time and the interior of the restaurant was so fun! It is loud in there but not overbearing, my family and I could still hear each other. The drinks and the service were good. We will be coming back!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    Host wasn’t at the hostess stand, so we got a drink at the bar first. We arrived a few minutes early to our reservation but couldn’t check in just to let them know we were there since he wasn’t present. Bartender was very nice & had really good knowledge of all the drink choices. Waitress was nice, but she didn’t speak up and it was a little loud inside.
  26. V

    Viretarmis

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great pub and grub for 20 and 30 somethings. Be prepared for a liquor tax as well as the sales tax and a credit card surcharge. (Most places roll the liquor tax in with the price of the drink) I don't know how common a credit card surcharge is, but this is the first one I've noticed. Do they want us to go back to cash? I suspect so, as it shields their $$ from tax authorities.
  27. LC

    LeticiaC

    Philadelphia

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Came for restaurant week, and had a pleasant experience. The service was great, and the portions were generous. I really enjoyed the cauliflower/brussel sprout app, but was disappointed with the salmon entree. The fist was overcooked for my liking. Overall, it was a nice Philly outing.
  28. j

    jackr

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience2
    Went for restaurant week. Food was mediocre at best. Steak was over cooked and dry. Salad dressing on the wedge was gloppy. I know it was a $40 price fix dinner but this was not a good advertisement for coming back.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    Restaurant week deal was fantastic. I got the Brussel sprouts and cauliflower as an app and the salmon for my entree. Both were outstanding. My partners steak was cooked to perfection and the peppercorn sauce was very good. Interesting music choices, mostly playing rap/hip hop. Service left a lot to be desired. Drinks took a long time to get to us. Would probably try again as the stellar food made up for any problems.
  30. GD

    GeorgeD

    New England

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Overall pretty good. Not impressed with any of the food. Don’t get me wrong it was good! Just nothing amazing. The drinks were the standout! Incredible drinks. Server was very nice but VERY SLOW. overall good time but expected better.
  31. O

    Olivia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful vibes, wonderful food, and super friendly and helpful staff.
  32. LL

    LateefahL

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They made our 1st anniversary special by giving us a glass of champagne.
  33. BC

    BreC

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience2
    Food was mediocre. Quality was not good and the upstairs seated is cramped.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Fun spot to grab a drink and a bite to eat.
  35. L

    Luvtoeatout

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was really great but the noise level is crazy. I would go back again even though its noist
  36. A

    Ades

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    My steak was not cooked to how I wanted it , we went there for restaurant week and they were out of things that we really wanted on the menu and it was only the first day of restaurant week.
  37. j

    jeffreyb

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    i was an ok outing could have been better service and food
  38. ON

    jONATHANf

    Atlanta

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place. Good selection of bourbon!!! Good food!!
  39. W

    Walaitswendy

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had steaks ribs and cocktails. The steaks were very good. The ribs were luke warm so it was ok. We had to be somewhere so i didn’t have time to send back. Cocktails were creative and good. Staff was super awesome.
  40. C

    Cici

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Nothing was really out of ordinary. Everything was just okay.

FAQs

The Butcher Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 563-6328.

The Butcher Bar is rated 4.3 stars by 1259 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Butcher Bar

2034 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Bar Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak, Beer Garden

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (215) 563-6328

  • Private party facilities

    We are available for special events and private parties.

  • Private party contact

    Jennifer Margaretta: (877) 366-0598

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