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

by Prince Of Petworth December 4, 2012 at 12:30 pm 29 Comments

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!

click menu to enlarge

  • Anonymous

    Wit and Wit Out on the menu… Fantastic!

    • Anonymous

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

      • park

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

        • DSinclair

          Or if you don’t speak “American”

        • Powelton Villager

          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.

          • Anonymous

            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.

          • Anonymous

            Chubby’s in roxborough all day

      • Nabob of NoPe

        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.

  • Anonymous

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

  • Anonymous

    Oh crap….there goes the diet.

  • Cap Hill SE

    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.

  • Anonymous

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

  • Anonymous

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

  • Anonymous

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

    • Rosey

      I had the same thought. Makes the place much less appealing

  • Anonymous

    The front of the place looks like a Chinese restaurant.

    • Anonymous

      Or an upscale nightclub, apparently.

  • Anonymous

    Steak wit white wiz and long hots…

    Hell yes.

  • monkeyrotica

    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.

    • That’s the best carry-out in the city, regardless of whats ordered.

  • Liz

    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!

  • Anonymous

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

  • Identified

    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?

    • monkeyrotica

      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.

      • Identified

        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.

        • Caitlin

          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.

        • monkeyrotica

          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.

  • QuincyStreetNeighbor

    OMG this menu sounds amazing.


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