For beef lovers, there is nothing quite as powerful as the smell of a delicious steak. And if you are to enjoy a fine steak, it is most likely going to be pricey whether you cook it yourself or you go out to enjoy it. Once you accept this so you want to spend your money wisely. Anyone can cook a steak, but here are the top 5 places in Philly where you will not regret one delicious dollar.

Butcher & Singer
1500 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 732-4444
www.butcherandsinger.com

Butcher & Singer is a high-end, modern yet old Hollywood style steak house in the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood. It is also a Stephen Starr restaurant and a Zagat pick known for its flawless service. This is where you may wish to go for a special evening. The Dry Aged porterhouse is one of their specialties and prices range from $42-$90. For dessert try the baked Alaska.

Barclay Prime
237 S. 18th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 732-7560
www.barclayprime.com

Barclay Prime is also in Rittenhouse Square, and in the Barclay building. This is also a Zagat pick and a high-end restaurant for a nice evening out. Steaks range in price from $45-$115; one of the most expensive on the menu is the Satsuma Wagyu strip, which is a $100 cheesesteak. Despite that high price tag, the restaurant still sells a few a day. Patrons will advise you to try the potatoes, Kobe beef sliders, or any of the 28-day aged steaks. Everything here is cooked to perfection, even the bread is worth mentioning, it’s homemade, flaky and comes with a sea salt butter.

The Farm & Fisherman Tavern
1120 Pine St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(267) 687-1555
thefarmandfishermman.com

Farm raised beef is surprisingly better tasting. At least customers of the Farm and Fisherman seem to think so. There are two locations, one in Cherry Hill and this one on Pine St. in Philly and both are owned by a couple with a lifelong passion for food. Besides the high-quality steaks you can also enjoy other farm to table dishes all grown and produced in the region. Even the beer and wine are locally produced. There are also plenty of vegetarian options, vegan, and gluten free dishes.

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The Dandelion
124 S. 18th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 558-2500
www.thedandelionpub.com

One of the most delicious steaks you can get at a non-steak house can be found at The Dandelion. This upscale British pub specializes in mostly standard British meals such as fish & chips, traditional shepherd’s pie made of lamb, and other upscale items like chicken with duck pate parfait. But the steaks here are well cooked and are some of the highest quality beef. The Dandelion is beautifully decorated and has nice ambiance with a fireplace and décor. Customers describe the appetizers and cocktails here as amazing.

Davios
111 S. 17 st
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 563-4810
davios.com

Davios is styled as a Northern Italian Steakhouse full of ambiance and what is considered by many as the perfect romantic lighting. Everything here is made by hand, with all natural ingredients and they serve only organic meat. The most popular steaks are the prime natural bone aged steaks, and 30 oz. ribeye bone in rib chop. Some other popular dishes are the lobster ravioli and any dessert on the menu. Prices are in the $30-$60 for entrees and the food is like artwork. People are extremely satisfied with their meal.

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Christina Dagnelli is a freelance writer in Philadelphia and the author of Little Squares with Colors: A Different way to look at autism. Her work on examiner can be found here Examiner.com.

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