Butcher & Singer
Stephen Starr’s 1930s-era steakhouse in Rittenhouse Square
Step inside Butcher and Singer, the new, 1930s-era steakhouse by renowned restaurateur Stephen Starr, and you’ll be swept up in the sophistication of Rittenhouse Square dining at its finest.
Old Hollywood touches include a raw bar, ice-cold martinis and the sounds of Count Basie and Ella Fitzgerald wafting throughout the restaurant, while romantic lighting and dark woods evoke a bygone era when women donned full red lips, men always wore a suit and tie and post-Prohibition liquor flowed freely.
And, of course, the cuisine is excellent — just as we’ve come to expect from Stephen Starr.
Along with style, steak is the name of the game at Butcher and Singer.
Entrees include a variety of prime steaks prepared a la carte, including an opulent porterhouse steak (sliced for up to six people to share), domestic lamb chops and boneless rib eye, also called “The Delmonico.”
But, just as with any great steakhouse, the open kitchen also produces a staggeringly delectable selection of seafood. Butcher and Singer offers a variety of raw and chilled seafood selections — available a la carte or as a towering plateau.
The menu also features freshly-caught fish, cold-water lobster and iconic entrees like Lobster Newberg, Steak Diane and a classic surf and turf.
The 132-seat restaurant is divided to create three intimate sections — two elevated platforms flank the central dining room for an Old Hollywood-esque dining experience.
Dramatic 28-foot ceilings, seductive leather Hollywood booths and velvet tufted sofas add a touch of glamour. White tablecloths, bold plaid curtains and houndstooth carpeting create an exciting interplay between pattern and texture. Finally, dark walls and rose-toned furniture are complemented by crystal chandeliers rescued from the original Fontainebleau hotel in Miami.
Low lights and dark woods evoke a feeling reminiscent of a bygone era when women donned full, red lips, men always wore a suit and tie, and post-Prohibition liquor flowed freely.
The dramatic space is the ideal setting for a power lunch, after-work cocktail, high-stakes business dinner or romantic celebration.
The restaurant’s historic location at the corner of Walnut and 15th Streets dates back to the early 1900s, when it was the site of the National Bank before becoming the Butcher and Singer stock brokerage.
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