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Barclay Prime
Barclay Prime

Barclay Prime Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.barclayprime.com
  • Email: barclayprime.restaurant@starr-restaurant.com
  • Phone: (215) 732-7560
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, American, Seafood
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: With delectable cuisine and stellar service, Stephen STARR Events brings the experiences of the wildly successful STARR Restaurants to the world of catering. “Re-inventing” the traditional event, Stephen STARR Events prepares unique chef-driven creations as well as signature selections from the restaurants with menus tailored to each client. For more information on full-service catering for small and large private, social and corporate functions, as well as, quick-service options, please contact Stephen STARR Events at (215) 923-2675.
  • Private Party Facilities: Luxury and sophistication meet posh and chic at Barclay Prime. A sexy revamp of the traditional steakhouse, Barclay's menu offers subtle twists on steakhouse fare. Reserve the entire restaurant for a corporate event, host a celebration in the private room or hang out with friends in the lounge.
  • Private Party Contact: Diane Farina (267) 238-3650

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Locust
  • Public Transit: The 12 Bus Route runs on Locust Street & curls around Rittenhouse Square. Get off at the intersection of 18th Street.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available at 18th & Locust Streets for $26/car & $30/SUV's. Public lots are available on South Rittenhouse Square & Chancellor Street. Street parking is also available.
A word from Barclay Prime
Barclay Prime is a luxury boutique steakhouse serving a traditional yet modern menu in a comfortable & contemporary setting.
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Diner Reviews
  • "First visit to Barclay Prime, Food & wine were excellent,however our waiter was sub par. All the other staff we encountered were engaging, friendly & showed genuine hospitality , except our server"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "We finally tried the $100 cheesesteak. We LOVE the chef's flexibility, allowing the non-drinkers to forego the "included" champagne and replacing the foix gras with extra steak. What we got, however, was basically a grilled cheese sandwich with a hint of steak. If this included extra steak, the original must be steak-less. In addition, the wedge salad could use a bit more embellishment for its $13 price. Nevertheless, we've LOVED the food on other occasions (The veal chop is the best we've ever had!) and the popovers are AMAZING!!! The ambiance is perfect. The seats are cozy. The service is excellent."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Our granddaughter, a foodie, lives Barclay Prime. We had been there years ago and foud it overrated and a bit stuffy. What a pleasant surprise - we had a great meal; warm professional service (thank u Curtis) and fun!!! We will definitely b back:/)"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The food was very good. The rib eye was done perfectly, the Mac & cheese was delicious. The look of the place was sharp and the service was impeccable. It is exactly what you would expect from an upper end steak house. Exactly - nothing stood out from all the other steak house we have been too. I imagine it will blend into the memories of the likes of a ethnic Chris's, Palm , capital grille etc. No complaints with Barclay Prime other than it was a bit boring and didn't distinguish itself as a place that I have to go back too."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I went here with my wife for our anniversary-food was great and the waiter was a top-notch professional. If fact, the whole staff was magnificent!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Great food, service and atmosphere. The steaks were fsntastic."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Finally had a chance to get away with my husband for a special dinner since we don't see each very much because of our work schedules……Combined our dinner at Barclay Prime with a Hotel Tonight stay around the corner at the Radisson in Philly and it was a perfect evening. Thank you Barclay Prime for an exceptional wait staff and a memorable dinner."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We went for a special occassion. I am not so sure I would frequent BP on a regular basis as it is quite expensive. The food was good .Our server was great, very friendly and knowledgable. It was pretty loud inside ."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Great find in Philly!! Barclay Prime is a great steak hiuse and you wont be disappointed!! a little pricey but worth every penny!!!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "The food and service is fantastic and for $900 for 3, it should be. The wine accounted for $400 but that leaves $500 for food. Not sure any restaurant is worth that, but it came close."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "I took my husband to Barclay Prime for his birthday dinner last Saturday. Everything was perfect, from our wonderful server Glen to the amazing tomahawk rib eye steak. The evening was amazing. We will be back!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "One of the few places that can top the incredible experience from last time we were there. Exceptional food, service and location."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The best steak in town, great service, great food, perfect for any special occasion, or just for a romantic night out! Jason is the BEST! Go, you will not be disappointed!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I took my brother-in-law ( a steak nut) and wife for what I hoped would be a special treat. It was that and more. Every aspect of the evening was delightful, surprising in a very good way, and a "worth it" even if pricy. We are still telling everyone about the unique way you select your own type of steak knife from a menu of 5 or 6 real knives presented on a platter. The only downside of the evening came, not from Barclay Prime (I'll be back folks), but from Open Table who surprised me by emailing a note that I was not going to receive my 100 points for this reservation."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "The food and service is first class! It is so nice to have a wonderful dining experience in the city. If you can, request James to be your server! James has a great sense of humor, and takes the time to know his patrons. Such a fabulous evening!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I had a very good dinner here with out of town guests who were anxious to try out a non-chain high end steakhouse with lots of pizzaz. After quite a bit of research and thought Barclay Prime really seemed to fit the bill. The reservation process was not as smooth as I would have expected- I was requested to call and confirm my reservation which seems to defeat the purpose of using OpenTable, and kind of reminded me of the dentist office. The whole notion of showing up for a nine pm reservation at 8:40, seeing many open tables but still being parked in the bar for half an hour with no service at the tables was a little annoying as well. Last but certainly not least-while the service was very good the whole "sell" program is too much!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Any measure in which you could use for what defines a great restaurant IS Barclay Prime."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "You can never go wrong. The food is excellent and the service impeccable."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Went for a double birthday celebration. While pricey, it delivered! Everything was beyond delicious."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Service was absolutely excellent. The food was awesome. Only issue is valet parking does not come to restaurant."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Barclay Prime provided a wonderful dining expereince for us. Ours server was knowledgable on everything from the wines and food to knowing and explaining the design of the ineterior and the name of the designer. The bone marrow appetizer is so different and tasty it must be tried. The beet salad was taken from simple ingredients and made into something special, very good. One steak entree and one seafood entree ordered and enjoyed thoroughly. A return trip the next time we are in Philadelphia is a sure bet."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "If you're looking for a great menu of top quality food, steak in particular, this is the place to go. By far, this is the best steakhouse I've been to. It was worth every penny."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Our waiter was very nice, polite, but completely inattentive. My drink (a cucumber-mint-gin concoction) was a small splash of tasteless liquid over an abundance of ice. The two pound lobster cocktail was overcooked and tough. The dover sole was overpriced ($60.00), overcooked, and served luke warm. The filet mignon with au poivre sauce was juicy, tender and tasty, but no more so than any other good Philadelphia steak house. The baked potato was perfect, but it's not all that hard to serve a perfect baked potato. We are big fans of Steven Starr restaurants, but this restaurant on this night was a disappointment."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "We have eaten in many high end steak places, mostly in NYC, but this trip to Barclay Prime in Philadelphia was one of the best experiences we've had. The food was very good, but the difference this night was our waitperson, Erin. She helped us select a wine (that saved us about $70 from my initial selection), and was just pleasant and efficient throughout the evening, without being cloying. We very much enjoyed Barclay Prime, in large part because of her."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Not my first visit. As always, excellent. Best steak in the city! Our server was not only professional but made our evening enjoyable. Steven Starr is always a top pick for me. Although Barclay Prime is a little step above the rest for that extra special occasion or for a phenomenal meal sure to please."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The meat was to die for and the bread that comes with the meal melts in your mouth."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "My husband and I had the best steak we've had in our lives, and we eat a lot of steak! My husband had the aged NY strip and I had the filet mignon with bernaise sauce. While the filet mignon was truly amazing, the aged NY strip was "to die for" (my husband relinquished 3-4 small pieces). Also, the service was wonderful. Our server couldn't have been more accommodating (without being over-the-top or pesty) and friendly. Do yourself a favor and go to the Barclay Prime."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I enjoyed the experience very much. My only criticism is that the lighting is so low that I needed to use the candle on the table in order to see the menu. Otherwise, everything was excellent"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The ambience and lighting set a great mood for my boyfriend's birthday dinner. Our server was very attentive and the food was fabulous. We will return..."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "First time to Barclay Prime and it was all around impressive. Very pleasant for a romantic dinner. Food was solid. Our young waiter was quite savvy."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "This was one of my top 5 dining experiences!!! The food was great from the fist bite to the last. Our server Eric was awesome...he was on top of every thing. Totally knowledgable about the menu and anticipated our every need! I can not wait to go back!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We have been to barclay prime in the past and this time decided to order a few apps and share an entree. The waiter was fine with our request. The mushroom angliotti, scallops(w/cauliflower couscous-wow), and kobe sliders were fantastic...we chose the sea bass as entree which is so good. Dessert was amazing--smores (molten lava cake w/toasted marshmallow), we were both surprised how much we loved it. Love this place!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "...but, we will return. We had great food, service and it was a dining pleasure. We ordered steak and it was the best I have had in Philadelphia. We could have had any number of the items offered on the menu but had looked forward to trying the steaks. We ordered the 8oz. filet and the 18oz. ribeye and they were superb. I have to say the cauliflower and brussels sprouts sides were delicious as well. We splurged on a great bottle of wine that was expensive but not out of line for a high quality establishment. Dining was leisurely and well paced with Drew, our waiter, moving the experience along professionally and with charm. All in all it was a pleasurable night on the town and we look forward to a return engagement soon."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "By far the best steaks we've had in the states. Evening was flawless but restaurant too too loud to have any conversation"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Took my girlfriend here for birthday and the food was outstanding. Would also be great for a business dinner. It's pricey to make a regular dining option but what you would expect from a 5 star steakhouse. Only complaint is the specialty cocktails were rather weak. Would have liked to have tasted the liquor a bit more in a $15 cocktail. Service was great though. A nice touch was they actually bring a tray of steak knives and let you select one for the meal. Mine was so sharp I was able to cut my filet like it was sashimi effortlessly. Had a better experience here than I have had at the larger chain steakhouses (Del Friscos, Ruth's Chris, Capital Grille, etc.)."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "If you sit on the perimeter of the main dining room, seating is tight and very close quarters to your neighbor table. The restroom is unisex so don't be surprised when a man walks in while your washing your hands, although the bathroom stalls are very private as if you're walking into a private room and they are labeled. The food was great very pleased with every dish I had."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Five star dining experience. Top of my list for best restaurants in Philly!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "From the service to the Porterhouse, everything was exquisite and I would recommend Barclay Prime to anyone looking for great ambiance and even better food... hard to find a steakhouse this good!!"
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Barclay Prime came highly regarded by a colleague and it lived up to all expectations. The filet mignon was outstanding and the sides blast you back to your youth with an elegant twist: the Mac and cheese had a crisp breading on top and the tater tots had a unique bite! The ambiance was quiet and romantic. The setting made you feel as if you were dining in a library while seated in very comfortable chairs with wheels which added some fun. They were also very accommodating since we arrived late. The drink menu was also amazing and there were nice options to go along with the original staples. Barclay Prime is now our favorite steakhouse and we will definitely be back again! In short: OUTSTANDING!!!"
    Dined on 2/9/2014