January 31, 2017
There are two words for one Philadelphia restaurant that scored a top spot on a list ranking the best steakhouses in America – well done.
The Daily Meal, a food website, published its "America's 50 Best Steakhouses" list last month by looking at more than 200 restaurants, filtering them through pre-existing rankings as well as suggestions from chefs across the nation. The website also excluded chain restaurants.
Philly's own Barclay Prime, a Stephen Starr restaurant found in Rittenhouse Square, was ranked No. 5 on the list of 50.
Here's what the website has to say:
Described as a "luxury boutique steakhouse" on its website, the restaurant replaces red leather with green and yellow suede, a clubby soundtrack, and slightly incongruous crystal chandeliers. While the setting is undoubtedly twenty-first-century, the menu is as classic as can be: Steaks are dry-aged for 28 days, and the rib-eye, from New York's Gachot & Gachot (which supplies the legendary Peter Luger Steak House in Brooklyn — keep reading for their ranking), is arguably the best steak in the city — and there's world-class service to boot.
Barclay Prime was the only Philadelphia restaurant to score a spot on the list, while The River Palm Terrace in Edgewater, New Jersey was ranked at No. 39.
It's not the only time The Daily Meal has given Philadelphia a shout out. Earlier this month, the website named Old City's Han Dynasty the best Chinese restaurant in Pennsylvania.
Check out the Daily Meal's top 10 picks below or view its full list here.
1. Peter Luger, New York City
2. CUT, Beverly Hills
3. Keens, New York City
4. Bern's, Tampa
5. Barclay Prime, Philadelphia
6, CarneVino, Las Vegas
7. Craftsteak, Las Vegas
8. Red, Miami and Cleveland
9. Pappas Bros. Steakhouse, Dallas and Houston
10. Cattlemen's Steakhouse, Oklahoma City