by El C. on
A ring-a-ding, ding. Sinatra, Dino and Sammy would have loved The Prime Rib (who knows, maybe they actually were regulars when in Philly). A top echelon restaurant among the U.S. big city venues. What impresses you on your first visit is: This is, in a word, SWANK. Service staff in tuxedos. Lush wood paneling and leopard-skin carpet decor (!!!). Silver and china place-settings. A real piano bar with a bona fide bartender. You have arrived for an evening of serious eating, drinking and conversation. Whooo-ya !! The cuisine is steaks or prime rib with all the frills and great desserts. I always order Bourbon sauce bread pudding; it rivals the pudding dessert from Commander's Palace in New Orleans. Key Lime pie is also great. Stick around into the evening for the piano entertainment. Some of the Rittenhouse Square locals come by for an evening cocktail and to enjoy the piano tunes. Sing along, if you like. Everyone is there to have a good mellow time; conversations around the piano are "open access" -- all are welcome. It is a great, friendly R-Square neighborhood mood. Rare. Very, very expensive evening of great cuisine, but very worth it. Leave a big tip. The service is extraordinary and memorable. Definitely a special occasion venue, if you like -- anniversaries, birthdays, Valentine's Day, graduations, special business dinners. I wish The Prime Rib was near my neighborhood in El-Lay. I'd be tempted to drop by in the evenings for a cocktail or two, too. Lucky Philly folks.
by susan s. on
The last time I came here, was a couple months ago after Fashion Week madness. I was lucky to go on the same Sunday that Lady Gaga was partying after her performance. The only thing I remembered after getting our table and drinking was being right next to her and seeing everyone surrounding her. Fun times...Owner Reply: Thanks for visiting us, we really appriciate your business.
by Minda Zeolla on
i've always had a good time at suede. the downstairs dance floor isn't the largest, but it's not horrible. upstairs you have two (VIP?) dance floors which look a lot nicer than the downstairs and have a really good, laid-back vibe. the crowd varies, but i'd say that on average it's a lot better than most of the other SF clubs-- less drama, more maturity, and a lot more fun.