Rittenhouse regulars gather at the glossy bar for the game, or grab one of the high-backed booths at this steakhouse to escape the bustle of Rittenhouse Square and enjoy S&W’s ultra-friendly service. At lunch or dinner, start with the restaurant’s respected split-pea soup before moving on to any of the house-butchered, dry-aged classic cuts of beef. Watch for the twice-yearly wine weeks (March and September), when $10 buys you 10 wine samples.
The best steakhouse in Philly? Hardly. I ordered the filet "oscar style" (bernaise sause and lump crabmeat). The steak was bland, hardly any crabmeat, and the bernaise sause seemed like it was made from a powdered mix. The better half didn't fare much better. Her steak was also very dry and bland. The only good part of the night was service (our waiter was excellent) and the cheesecake for dessert. I would avoid this place unless you really have no alternative. Posted by C: Mar. March 3rd, 2008 at 9:55 AM
On 2/1/08 during Restaurant Week, my party of 5 ordered each of the items from the Event Menu, all of the entrees were unbelievably awful. We had to request a dipping sauce for the salmon, it was so dry. The filet was a tough as a Old Shoe, Mrs.Pauls put out a better crab cake. WE COULD HAVE DONE BETTER AT MC DONALDS AND SAVED $340. Posted by Mary: Feb. February 5th, 2008 at 9:24 PM