Best of Philly

Best Steakhouse

2013 BEST Steakhouse


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 have to go to a strip club to enjoy them. But you do have to go to the Taj.

100 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ | 855-500-7623 | Website

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 »