i logged in for the first time in at least 6 years to say: screw pats and genos. they are dicks. and by many accounts only mediocre steaks. i was at Dalessandros on monday...great steak. recommended by most people i have talked to. i can now add that recommendation to others myself.
if you screw up your order at pats, they make you go to the end of the line, it literally is soup nazi for steaks. and by many accounts only worth the visit for the novelty.
save your time and go to Dalessandros, OP. plus if you drive from downtown towards Dalessandros it's a nice drive along a river passing museums and cool looking buildings.
also if you were a skater and were planning on checking out the old "Love Plaza" save your times,. its under construction. the Love sign is moved to a nearby corner but JFK plaza is torn down. the market downtown (reading terminal) is cool. reminded me of st. lawrence e in toronto.