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The Butcher Bar, Philadelphia, PA
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The Butcher Bar

4.4
4.4
1179 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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak, Beer Garden

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Bar Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 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

Popular dishes

Menu

Snacks

  • Pretzel Monkey Bread$8.00

    spicy mustard, housemade beer cheese sauce

    • Confit Duck Wings$12.00

      sweet chili glaze, sesame seeds, scallions

      • Housemade Beef Jerky$12.00

        flank steak, chipotle-honey marinade

        • Sloppy Joe Poutine$12.00

          house-cut fries, cheddar cheese sauce, chives

          • Housemade Applewood Smoked Slab of Bacon$13.00

            bourbon-maple glaze

            Starters

            • The Butcher Wedge$13.00

              applewood smoked bacon, iceberg, hard boiled egg, tomatoes, red onions, warm garlic croutons, blue cheese dressing

              • Roasted Cauliflower & Brussels Sprouts$13.00

                parmesan, lemon, balsamic reduction

                • Braised Short Rib Toast$17.00

                  truffle provolone, broccoli rabe, rustic sourdough

                  • Smoked Coffee Rubbed Lamb Belly$21.00

                    moroccan spiced couscous, roasted carrots, fresh herbs

                    Butcher Board

                    • Butcher Board$32.00

                      selection of cured meats & cheeses, pickled vegetables, sliced baguette, truffled honey, fresh fruit

                      From the Fire

                      • Grilled Korean Short Ribs$22.00

                        housemade sriracha slaw

                        • Rotisserie Jerk Rubbed Game Hen$28.00

                          roasted seasonal vegetables, orange honey glaze

                          • Smoked Wild Boar Ribs$30.00

                            chipotle-peach BBQ sauce, jalapeño cornbread

                            • Grilled Octopus$28.00

                              roasted fingerlings, chorizo, sundried tomatoes, smoked chimichurri

                              • Royale with Cheese$17.00

                                two 4oz LaFrieda patties, american cheese, lettuce, pickles,onions, special sauce, butter toasted potato roll

                                Cuts

                                served with seasonal vegetables

                                • 6oz Petite Filet$33.00

                                  • 8oz Hanger Steak$29.00

                                    • 12oz Strip Steak$35.00

                                      • 16oz Dry Aged Ribeye$58.00

                                        Sides

                                        • Smoked Gouda Mac N Cheese$11.00

                                          sweet potato crust

                                          • Jalapeño Cornbread$5.50

                                            maple syrup & ginger

                                            • Roasted Portabellos$9.50

                                              garlic butter

                                              • Buttery Mashed Potatoes$9.00

                                                • Crispy Parmesan Garlic Bread$6.00

                                                  • House-Cut Fries$7.00

                                                    Meatballs & Sausage

                                                    • The Italian$12.00

                                                      pork, veal, beef, fontina stuffed, slow roasted pork gravy, pecorino romano, basil

                                                      • The Hipster$11.00

                                                        roasted eggplant & mozzarella, burrata, spicy masala marinara

                                                        • Bratwurst$12.00

                                                          bacon & apple sauerkraut, spicy mustard

                                                          House Pastas

                                                          • Rigatoni$18.00

                                                            w/ broccoli rabe, italian sausage, olive oil, garlic-parmesan broth; can be made vegetarian

                                                            • Linguini & Meatballs$19.00

                                                              roasted pork gravy, pecorino romano

                                                              Trough

                                                              • The Trough$300.00

                                                                rotisserie game hen, assorted housemade sausages, chef's choice cut of meat, wild boar ribs,royale with cheese, house-smoked bacon, korean short ribs, house-cut fries, grilled pita; Advance Notice Required; Serves Up To 8 ppl

                                                                • Mini Trough$150.00

                                                                  Serves 3-4 ppl; Subject to Availability

                                                                  Last updated: February 2, 2022

                                                                  What 1,179 people are saying

                                                                  Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                  4.4
                                                                  4.4 based on recent ratings
                                                                  • 4.4Food
                                                                  • 4.4Service
                                                                  • 4.3Ambience
                                                                  • 4Value

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                                                                    MattM

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                    3.0

                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                    Dined 4 days ago

                                                                    overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                                    We were disappointed while the quality of the food was good all of our dishes were sadly overseasoned. Three steaks. Cauliflower appetizer and fries were all overwhelmed by salt and pepper. Hard to get through.

                                                                  2. DH

                                                                    DavidH

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined 4 days ago

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Best medium rare steak and bone marrow in Philadelphia 💯

                                                                  3. HP

                                                                    HowardP

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    3.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined 6 days ago

                                                                    overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                                    Arrived early at outside table for two but too noisy, so retreated inside. Great service, very attentive. Menu very restricted with little in the way of vegetable dishes and choice was difficult, but food was well prepared. Excellent dessert. All-in-all a good experience, but at a price.

                                                                  4. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    1.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                    overall1food1service5ambience1

                                                                    Went for brunch upon arrival Vern that over 50% of the menu was sold out ended up getting one round of drinks and leaving

                                                                  5. K

                                                                    Kathleen

                                                                    Philadelphia

                                                                    16 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    2.0

                                                                    16 reviews

                                                                    Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                    overall2food4service2ambience5

                                                                    Great menu and venue

                                                                  6. T

                                                                    Tea42

                                                                    Philadelphia

                                                                    20 reviews

                                                                    4.0

                                                                    20 reviews

                                                                    Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                    Great brunch spot! Bloody Mary was terrific, and our eggs benedict with crabmeat was excellent.

                                                                  7. ND

                                                                    NatashaD

                                                                    Philadelphia

                                                                    27 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    3.0

                                                                    27 reviews

                                                                    Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                    overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                                    I was excited to try the duck wings based in reviews. They were good, as well as the short ribs. It was good for a.quick pre-show meal.

                                                                  8. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    San Diego

                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                    Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Excellent service and delicious food.

                                                                  9. N

                                                                    Nickname

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    1.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                    overall1food2service3ambience3

                                                                    Food is over priced, wait time is long and driving to this place was a waste of time

                                                                  10. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    Philadelphia

                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                    Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Everything was just great! One recommendation is to include bread with the meatball entrees. Having just a ball of meatballs with nothing to dip into the sauce feels very lacking

                                                                  11. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    great food! came out quickly and our server, Arnold, was so friendly!

                                                                  12. JS

                                                                    JeffS

                                                                    Philadelphia

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    4.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                    overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                                    Birthday dinner

                                                                  13. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    Philadelphia

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Staff was very friendly and the food was delicious! Even though it was busy we didn’t wait long at all for food and drinks.

                                                                  14. VN

                                                                    VanN

                                                                    Philadelphia

                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                    2.0

                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                    Dined on April 26, 2022

                                                                    overall2food4service4ambience1

                                                                    Don’t come here for business meeting, people are so loud. People has no manner at all.

                                                                  15. T

                                                                    Top23

                                                                    Philadelphia

                                                                    47 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    3.0

                                                                    47 reviews

                                                                    Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                    overall3food3service5ambience3

                                                                    Our server was outstanding. Food was okay. The bison burger was delish but meat:bun ratio a bit skimpy. Grilled octopus was overwhelmed by the melange of sausage and potatoes (and super salty). Not bad for bar food but I expected a notch higher from perusing the menu online.

                                                                  16. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    Philadelphia

                                                                    16 reviews

                                                                    3.0

                                                                    16 reviews

                                                                    Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                                    overall3food3service2ambience4

                                                                    Underwhelming. Food was okay, service okay. The outside bar /patio is pretty neat. The burger was served rare when we asked for medium. The bacon on the burger was chewy and the onion rings fell apart. So I was left with the onion ring breading on the burger. The dinner felt rushed and lacked attention. On the other hand the meatballs were great and Cole Slaw outstanding. There are pros and cons but overall they need to be more inventive to stand out in the Philadelphia restaurant scene.

                                                                  17. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    Philadelphia

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    4.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                    Everything was above average good but the price was a little bit steep for just what it was.

                                                                  18. l

                                                                    lovetoeat

                                                                    Philadelphia

                                                                    10 reviews

                                                                    4.0

                                                                    10 reviews

                                                                    Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                                    overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                    Very good food. Was squeezed into small table for 2 in between 2 full four tops. Too tight . Wanted to eat outside but they said it was reserved. We saw few empty tables all while we were there…the food and service were very good though.

                                                                  19. RB

                                                                    RobB

                                                                    Philadelphia

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    First, the offerings at Butcher bar are pretty eclectic and, from our experience, we'll executed. The location is nice and well decorated. The staff was nice and just attentive enough not to be annoying (a rare feat, in my experienc). The drinks were well thought out and paired well with the food choices, if you're into that sort of thing. The only thing I will say is that the portion sizes are a bit wanting for the money. Two apps and 4 meals with probably 6 drinks was about 300 USD with tip.

                                                                  20. SD

                                                                    SexyDiningCompanion

                                                                    Philadelphia

                                                                    52 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    5.0

                                                                    52 reviews

                                                                    Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                                    overall5food4service3ambience3

                                                                    So. Much. Meat

                                                                  21. LM

                                                                    LindseyM

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    2.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on April 4, 2022

                                                                    overall2food2service2ambience1

                                                                    Overall, our experience was terrible. Sat in the back of the restaurant with no other patrons where we were easily forgotten by our server. Items we ordered were forgotten. Mac and cheese came out cold. Steak was poor quality, wouldn't spend $10 on it again let alone $58. Beer was served in a hot glass. On top of it, a credit surcharge was added to a $100 bill.

                                                                  22. G

                                                                    Grace

                                                                    Philadelphia

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    4.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on March 27, 2022

                                                                    overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                                    delicious food, great drinks, and good service. perfect brunch place!

                                                                  23. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    It was a great experience. We went for dinner and the selections were great, everything we order was delicious!!! I want to go back and I live 3 hrs away !!!

                                                                  24. KL

                                                                    KarenL

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    4.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                                    overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                                    Fresh ingredients and good service. The menu is limited and it felt really tight in the restaurant but I thought everything was fairly priced for the quality of the food. Service was good also

                                                                  25. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    Philadelphia

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Amazing! Drinks are the hidden gem here

                                                                  26. M

                                                                    Marian

                                                                    Philadelphia

                                                                    7 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    5.0

                                                                    7 reviews

                                                                    Dined on March 25, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    What a great surprise! We decided to try it and fell in love. The service from when we entered the door was amazing. The food and cocktails were great. I want to try the outdoor seating/bar next time I come - it looked like fun.

                                                                  27. BM

                                                                    BrennaM

                                                                    Philadelphia

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    2.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on March 21, 2022

                                                                    overall2food1service2ambience2

                                                                    First visit- will never return. Steaks were totally over cooked, charred black hockey pucks. Our waitress offered to replace the steaks, which would take another 30 minutes, or remove the uneaten steaks from our check. After several rounds of cocktails, appetizers and sides, we opted to not order more steak and rather another around of drinks. After our uneaten steaks sat untouched for 20+ minutes at our table, the manager decided he was no longer going to take them off the bill. We expressed how unprofessional this was to our very sweet waitress but ultimately she had no decision-making power. Terrible food and even more disappointing service/management- will steer friends or family away from dining here.

                                                                  28. S

                                                                    Sarah

                                                                    Charleston

                                                                    11 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    11 reviews

                                                                    Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    We had an excellent server who was attentive and friendly. He was helpful in hiding a birthday surprise at the end. The food was great - we got the “mini trough” and each part was delicious! It was an incredible amount of food too, worth the price! Overall the vibe and decor was fun..

                                                                  29. LM

                                                                    LeighM

                                                                    Philadelphia

                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                    Dined on March 18, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    The service was awesome, good attention to detail and the food was fantastic! Great atmosphere !

                                                                  30. E

                                                                    Elaine

                                                                    Philadelphia

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on March 15, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Literally can’t go wrong with anything you order here. It’s all amazing. I will 100% be back. Also recommend going right at opening during a week day so you don’t have to wait, but they also take reservations which is nice too.

                                                                  31. MB

                                                                    MelanieB

                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on March 14, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    We got the mini trough and some sides for a bday celebration and it was fantastic. All the food was so good! Service was great too. Highly recommend.

                                                                  32. PD

                                                                    PhillyDiner

                                                                    Denver

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    3.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on March 12, 2022

                                                                    overall3food2service5ambience2

                                                                    Service was good. Food was below average. Wayyyy over priced for what we recieved.

                                                                  33. RL

                                                                    RuthL

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    17 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    4.0

                                                                    17 reviews

                                                                    Dined on March 12, 2022

                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                    Nice interior. Food was a mixed bag. The pretzel monkey bread was doughy and underbaked. The bacon slab was tasty but was mostly fat. The Korean short ribs were ok but the sriracha slaw was so hot it was not edible. The wild boar ribs were very good. Tender and delicious and the corn bread that came along with them was excellent.

                                                                  34. DL

                                                                    DeannaL

                                                                    Philadelphia

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on March 12, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    My experience here was fantastic. The food was great we got the duck wings and the NY strip with the peppercorn sauce which was very good. The cocktail list was really nice and the Johnny two step was phenomenal. The outside area was a really cool atmosphere. A little loud but nothing crazy. Would definitely recommend

                                                                  35. C

                                                                    Clanofchaos

                                                                    Philadelphia

                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                    Dined on March 12, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                    Found this restaurant while searching for places before a show at Helium Comedy Club. Food was delicious. We had the Butcher Board which was a simple charcuterie with 3 cheeses, 2 meats, toasted baguette slices, a delicious honey, fruit, pickled veggies, & olives. We also tried the homemade beef jerky which My husband enjoyed. Our friends got a stuffed shell entree and a pasta entree that they both enjoyed. Seating was a bit tight and the margaritas my friend & I ordered were weak but the rest was great. Staff was friendly and seemed to work well together. Location was great. Easy walk around the block from parking next to Helium.

                                                                  36. B

                                                                    Birdsongs

                                                                    Baltimore

                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                    4.0

                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                    Dined on March 5, 2022

                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                    We were seated upstairs under a speaker blaring hard rock. It was too loud to even hear each other, but our server Ava was nice and helpful in getting it turned down. Cocktails were good - Butchers Daughter & Butchers Punch. Burger, Roast bone marrow and boar ribs were great, as was Gouda Mac & cheese. Wedge salad was not good - flavorless tomatoes and runny blue cheese. Good crowd and bar was packed!

                                                                  37. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    Baltimore

                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                    Dined on March 5, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Service and Food were outstanding

                                                                  38. DC

                                                                    DavidC

                                                                    Houston

                                                                    15 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    5.0

                                                                    15 reviews

                                                                    Dined on March 5, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Great food, amazing service, and tasty cocktails

                                                                  39. F

                                                                    Foodfanforlife

                                                                    Philadelphia

                                                                    9 reviews

                                                                    1.0

                                                                    9 reviews

                                                                    Dined on March 4, 2022

                                                                    overall1food1service2ambience2

                                                                    Three of the four people in my party did not enjoy their dinner and had intestinal issues later on in the evening. We just didn’t care for it. Your place looks very popular though. I won’t be writing any type of negative review, we just won’t be back! Thanks!

                                                                  40. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    8 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    8 reviews

                                                                    Dined on February 27, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    This is a vibrant spot with great options, when I come back to Philly I’ll definitely be coming back here.

                                                                  FAQs

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

                                                                  The Butcher Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 1179 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                                                  Booked 14 times today

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                                                                  2034 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

                                                                  Additional information

                                                                  • Neighborhood

                                                                    Center City

                                                                  • Hours of operation

                                                                    Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Bar Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 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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