Taylor Charles Steak & Ice Opening Dec. 12 on H Street, NE – Check Out Their Menu


1320 H St, NE

Yesterday I mentioned that signage had gone up at Taylor Charles Steak & Ice (from the Taylor Gourmet guys) and that they’d be opening any day. That day is December 12th!

From an email:

Steak & Ice is set to open on December 12!

– Authentic Philadelphia Cheesesteaks

– The space is designed to give the feeling of “bringing the streets inside”. In Philadelphia, most of the legendary Cheesesteak shops are walk-up shops, outside. Steak & Ice brings the walk-up, sidewalk feel inside with its design.

– The floors resemble asphalt. Manhole covers have been installed. There are street lights, large picnic tables and original street art throughout.

– Hours: Sunday – Thursday 11am – 9pm. Friday & Saturday 11am – 3:30am.

– Carryout is available. Delivery coming soon!


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29 Comment

  • Wit and Wit Out on the menu… Fantastic!

    • As a northeast philly native living in DC, reading this makes me cringe… hopefully the food is good though

      • Cringe because Geno’s will kick you to the back of the line if you mess up? ;)

        • Or if you don’t speak “American”

        • I’ll let you in on a little secret. The only time most Philadelphians go to Pats or Genos is when they’re drunk and it’s 3am. Most of us wouldn’t bother with the crap either one serves even then. The good news is that the City of Brotherly Love is filled with great pizzerias and hoagie shops.

          The Taylor guys are from West Chester, not the city proper but they do make some of the best hoagies I’ve ever had outside of The Homeland.

          • Don’t pretend to speak for anyone but yourself. As a Philly native, I loved (and still love when I’m home) to go to Pat’s for a Whiz wit anytime. Also, Geno’s in my opinion does not even compare. My favorite cheesesteak joints are as follows: 1. Pat’s, 2. Jim’s, 3. Tony Luke’s, 4. Geno’s.
            Though I am really excited about Taylor’s.

          • Chubby’s in roxborough all day

      • Me too, and I’m sure that the pizza steak sub from Pizza Kingdom is more “authentic” than anything Taylor comes up with. But it’s worth a try.

  • If you don’t get it with Cheez Whiz, you are un-American and should be deported for this crime.

  • Oh crap….there goes the diet.

  • This actually looks really good. I wasn’t too excited about this place because, even though I grew up near Philly, I’ve never been into cheesesteaks and hardly ever eat red meat anymore. But so many other things on the menu look delicious too.

  • They will “always have lemon” water ice, and I thought it wasn’t possible to love the Taylor guys more. :)

  • I don’t think it should be legal to call a sandwich made with portabella mushrooms a “cheesesteak.”

  • Anyone else read this as “Charles Taylor Steak and Ice”?

  • The front of the place looks like a Chinese restaurant.

  • Steak wit white wiz and long hots…

    Hell yes.

  • The bread will make or break these sandwiches, because I don’t think the Taylor sub bread is gonna cut it.

    Also, the cheesesteak rolls at Lucky Carryout off Potomac Avenue are kinda awesome.

  • YES! I know someone in the comments thinks I’m unamerican for this, but I am vegetarian and SO excited to see the portabella option for the “cheesesteak” – finally, I can enjoy cheesesteaks again! and Wooter Ice! YES!

  • Finally! A place in this city that will serve me a $2 Kool-Aid.

  • Isn’t Taylors the place that wouldn’t (or still doesn’t) allow mayo on their sandwiches?

    But they’ll allow mayo on their steak sandwiches?

    • The local variant of the cheesesteak, the “steak & cheese,” comes with L/T/M, occasionally pickles. Available at finer bulletproof Chinese carryouts everywhere. Go into a Philly sandwich shop and order a “cheesesteak hoagie” and that’s what you’ll get.

      • Yea, my years of hitting up DC Cafe for a late night steak & cheese taught me to order properly (steak and cheese only, please). It’s why I miss Trio’s carryout. Proper steak sandwich that.

        Just amazed that this place would allow mayo on the steak, and not on any other sandwich.

        • They started allowing mayo and mustard on their regular hoagies over a year ago. Walk into any of them now and they have it.

      • Unfortunately the garden variety carryout “Steak & Cheese” is also served on a spongy Ottenburg roll.

        And the real secret to making a good cheesesteak… dicing the onions, not slicing them. Cook them separate from the meat then add on top. This gives you more of a sweet condiment – not a mouth full of tough onion strings that cause the sandwich to slide out of the bread.

        Also, I am not a crackpot.

        • That’s why when I find a new Korean run carryout, I end up trying their bulgogi cheesesteak. The combination of the carmelized onions and the sweet/hot bulgogi sauce make for a nice change of pace from the usual salty cheese/meat and undercooked onion.

  • OMG this menu sounds amazing.

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