Philadelphia may be synonymous with cheese steaks, but that’s not the only kind of steak this city is known for. In addition to iconic Geno’s and Pat’s King of Steaks, the City of Brotherly Love is home to many fine steakhouses that serve up the classiest cut of beef: prime rib. Read on for five Philadelphia area eateries that feature prime rib on their menus.

The Prime Rib
1701 Locust St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 772-1701

Located in the heart of the city in the Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel, the Prime Rib features a classic atmosphere inspired by Manhattan supper clubs in the 1940s. Voted #1 by Zagat and “Best Steak” by Philadelphia magazine, this Philly hot spot is the place to go for excellent prime rib. In fact, the signature cut of prime rib is this upscale eatery’s signature entrée. In addition to serving up prime cuts of beef, seafood and chops, this restaurant has a primo location off Rittenhouse Square.

Seven Stars Inn
300 Hoffecker Road
Phoenixville, PA 19460
(610) 495-5205

Chester County’s original steakhouse is known for its generous portions, but the quality is not lost with Seven Stars’ enormous serving platters. The house specialty at the historic inn is a Roast Western Prime Rib, weighing in at a whopping 32 to 40 ounces. For younger diners, a children’s menu and young adult’s menu offer scaled-down portions for burgeoning steak lovers, making this a great family-friendly steak place.  Seven Stars is only open for dinner, and it’s closed on Mondays.

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Firebirds Wood Fired Grill
1 Wilmington W. Chester Pike
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
(484) 785-6880

You don’t have to spend a fortune to get a great steak in Philly. Firebirds Wood Fired Grill features a seasonal slow roasted prime rib on its menu, so smart eaters will get it while it’s hot. The signature dish comes in two sizes, 12 ounce and 16 ounce, and the hand-carved cuts are encrusted with fresh herbs and pepper and served with homemade au jus and creamy horseradish sauce. Firebirds has two area locations, in Chadds Ford and Collegeville.

Library 2
306 Route 73
Voorhees, NJ  08043
(856) 424-0198

Just a half hour outside of Philadelphia, Library 2 Restaurant in Voorhees, NJ is an old school steakhouse with a signature steak. The Library’s succulent prime rib comes in a 14-ounce queen cut or as an extra cut, in the $40 price range. The restaurant boasts a book-filled backdrop and (yes!) a premium salad bar, which is included with every dinner entrée. This Jersey gem was voted Best Classic Restaurant by Philadelphia Magazine in 2012. For a classic take on a steakhouse, it’s definitely worth the short drive outside the city.

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Barclay Prime
237 S. 18th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Located on the first floor of the historic Barclay Building on the southeast corner of Rittenhouse Square, this “luxury boutique steakhouse” has been part of the Philadelphia restaurant scene for more than 10 years. Barclay Prime boasts a great location and a contemporary library setting. This high-end Stephen Starr steakhouse and lounge also serves up an impeccable 21-day dry aged prime rib entrée. Barclay Prime is one of the pricier steakhouses in the area, but it is worth it if you are looking for an unforgettable steak experience.

Victoria Miller is a freelance entertainment writer who also covers recreation and leisure activities in the Philadelphia area. Her work can be found on