Best of Philly

Best Steakhouse

2017 BEST Old-School Steakhouse


Resistance to change is usually a restaurant’s death knell, but the fact that Saloon has never succumbed to trends (it’s more than 50 years old!) turns out to be its best asset. Well, that and the big ol’ grilled veal chop.

750 South 7th Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-627-1811 | Website

2016 BEST Old-School Steakhouse

The Pub in Pennsauken

7600 Kaighns Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

There’s a time and place for fancy, clubby steakhouses. But when you want to go seriously retro, try the Pub, where the steaks all come off a charcoal-fired hearth, an expansive salad bar is included, and you do your feasting in a medieval dining hall on the outskirts of Camden. Read more »

2013 BEST Steakhouse


100 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ

In 2007, New York Times restaurant critic Frank Bruni declared that Roberts, a spot inside the Penthouse gentlemens club, had some of the very best steaks in New York City. Well, Roberts has now expanded to Atlantic City, and the steaks here reach that rarely achieved level known as utter perfection. And no, you dont… Read more »

2012 BEST Classic Restaurant

The Library II

306 Route 73, Voorhees, NJ

This dining room and bar, surrounded by a bevy of old books, is one of a kind and oozes candlelit (as in actual flames, not the electric “candles”) character. After ordering your steak or seafood (by the ounce) from a man at the kitchen’s brick counter, enjoy strong cocktails and the stellar salad bar. Yes,… Read more »

2011 BEST Steakhouse

Capital Grille

1338 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

While everyone else was perfecting lavender foams and coddled quail eggs, the Capital Grille stayed true to hulking cuts of red meat and stiff martinis. Thank God. Read more »

2010 BEST Steakhouse

Butcher and Singer

1500 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

The vintage vibe. Tuxedo-clad waiters, black leather booths, houndstooth carpeting. The throwback dishes. Olive-oil-and-egg-rich Caesar salads topped with fresh ground pepper, and baked Alaska for dessert. Damn fine gin martinis, shaken and poured tableside. A good steakhouse has so much more than just good steaks. (Those are good, too.) Read more »

2009 BEST Steakhouse (Value)

The Pub

7600 Kaighns Avenue, Pennsauken, NJ

This cavernous steakhouse feels like it hasn’t changed since Truman was in office and yes, we mean that as a good thing. A throwback in the style of the old Zaberer’s in North Wildwood, it has a basic salad bar (iceberg and bacon bits) that beckons; a luscious, fatty rib eye that comes with jus… Read more »