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Barclay's American Grille
1120 Pleasant St
Oak Park, IL 60302
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Barclay's American Grille Details
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Private Party Facilities:
The Barclay Room is located just off the main dining room and can accommodate up to 40 people.
Private Party Contact:
Joe Huston (708) 848-4250
Barclay's American grille is located 1 block south of the CTA Green line and Metra Union pacific west line
A word from Barclay's American Grille
The restaurant serves classic American cuisine "with a twist". Signature burgers, BBQ ribs, fresh seafood and an array of steaks and chops and served with our amazing homemade sauces and creative toppings.
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Diners' Choice Winner
Barclay's American Grille -
Best Restaurants in Oak Park
Was warned by the waitress that it
would be medium/well, but what I received was something that never should have left the kitchen. Everything else was very good and have had the prime rib before and it was cooked to perfection."
Dined on 8/16/2014
This was my first time here.
Beautifully decorated - they wait staff was efficiently and our waitresses was very knowledgable about the wine list and food. I was there with 2 friends and we all enjoyed the food - I had the turkey burger on pretzel roll with sweet potato fries delicious. We were there aon a Wedneday andthe house wines were on special - I had the house merlot it was very good looking forward to going back soon."
Dined on 8/6/2014
We visit this restaurant often!
Our last visit had a lot of hiccups! But Gene stepped in to cover! The prime rib sandwich is great as well as the pounded pork tenderloin!This visit was great!"
Dined on 8/5/2014
It was a quiet/dead tues nite
around 7p. It took almost 15 minutes AFTER being seated before one of the servers came over. For a place that had all of 3 diners, I'm not sure why it took so long for one of them to greet us. The food came out fast and hot after that, but I tip based on overall service."
Dined on 7/29/2014
We are semi-regulars at this
restaurant! We walked in, with a reservation, and waited at the host stand for a few minutes. The back server saw us and sat us outside. We were very grateful! We sat there for almost 25 minutes. Two other tables were seated after us! The server went to them, and we got nothing! We flagged the server Gene down! Explained that we had been sitting here for 25 minutes and that the two other tables had been approached and gotten drinks! He said we were not his table, but he would find out what was going on! He came back immediately and took care of us very well! He turned what could have been a bad experience into a great one!"
Dined on 7/22/2014
Always have a good time here- I
bring my son and sit in a both w/ a tv so I can actually enjoy dinner (he's 2)"
Dined on 6/24/2014
Very accommodating, good service
on a busy night, reasonable noise level, both indoor and outdoor sitting"
Dined on 6/12/2014
My boyfriend and I decided to give
this place a try because it is within walking distance of the apartment and the menu looked good. I found this place on Groupon, so I had an added incentive to try it. There was no host and a sign to seat ourselves. I guess I didn't really need a reservation. At least I didn't at 6 pm on a Monday. After a few minutes an extremely polite server greeted us. Bf had the beer special. It was a good price. I had a decent but overpriced Zin. Bf had the meatloaf and loved it. I had the Black Pepper Crusted Filet Mignon. It was tastey but I was disappointed that there wasn't any crust on it. Nice cut though. We'll be back. "
Dined on 5/19/2014
Always a good experience at
Barclay's. The fish & chips were particularly good and they have a nice selection of wines by the glass."
Dined on 5/16/2014
M husband ordered a Delmonico
steak medium and it was well done and very chewy. The service was very slow even though the restaurant was not busy."
Dined on 5/15/2014
We went with my 19 month old for
Mother's Day Brunch. Sounds like a nightmare right? But it wasn't! We didn't have to fight crowds or wait in long lines for food. Service was prompt and the seating wasn't cramped. They actually had kids cups w/ kids and straws which I'm finding to be hard to get at the places i dine. Overall, great brunch spot and we'll definitely do holiday brunch there again."
Dined on 5/11/2014
A couple times a year this
restaurant, connected to the Carleton Hotel, puts out a brunch for special occasions. And.. it's worth it. It's a bit pricey but the food is excellent. This was our second visit back for brunch, too bad they don't do it more often. Everything from breakfast items to salmon and prime rib were all excellent. Wish my stomach had more room. The only thing I would hope would improve is the service. I never received the orange juice I ordered. The service staff worked as a team during brunch but each table was assigned an individual server. Although they were excellent about getting fresh, hot food out immediately, it appeared our table was assigned a newbie when it came to serving. "
Dined on 5/11/2014
All the employees that we've had
contact with are very personable and friendly."
Dined on 5/11/2014
Prime Rib didn't seem fresh;
vegetables overcooked - soggy."
Dined on 5/10/2014
In the Carlton Hotel in Oak Park,
this is in a quiet neighborhood and has great service and a wide variety of entree and starter options. Two of us had the ribs - try them on the weekend - and get a full slab and take some home. Excellent ribs. The service was also friendly and top notch."
Dined on 5/3/2014
nice ambiance as part of Carlton
Hotel, but really IS A SPORTS BAR chicken provenciale ok but not great and neither was lamb burger maybe better to stick with beef burgers good enough overall however to warrant second try"
Dined on 4/17/2014
I would characterize the place as
an energetic bar scenic atmosphere. Booths are comfortable and well maintained. Service was moderate due to twice the wait staff brought food to our booth that was not ours. For a first time after the renovation I will pass these mistakes until the next visit."
Dined on 3/30/2014
Flatbreads are excellent as well
as the burger. Great food and service."
Dined on 3/28/2014
Went out to a movie with friends
and stopped at this local gem. The staff and the food were great definitely going back"
Dined on 3/23/2014
I booked this through the Open
Table app and have to say it was a really great surprise. The burgers were fantastic and the service was definitely up to par. I'm already planning on coming back and trying some of the other dishes they served to other tables. You can only eat so much in one visit!"
Dined on 3/22/2014
I brought my 2 friends here as a
change from the restaurant we usually go to for a special evening out. They both enjoyed it and the service was fabulous (although the restaurant wasn't very busy). We'll go again."
Dined on 3/9/2014
Because it's a great space, great
bar layout, and right in the heart of Oak Park. The Friday/Saturday Prime Rib special is .... special. Kids menu has chicken strips that are very tasty and ample ... but there continues to be something just "missing" from making this place a must go to destination."
Dined on 2/28/2014
Having been here a couple of times
before, but with one or two more friends, I had great experiences. Therefore, I knew this would be a great spot for my colleagues and I to enjoy happy hour. About eight of us showed up and not only were we asked to leave at 7:30 due to another group needing the area we were seated in, but the drinks were watered down and the "service charge" that was added to our individual charge was a turn off. I will come here again, but not in a group."
Dined on 2/28/2014
I like Barclays' menu selection
and the different "take" on common restaurant dishes; for example lamb burgers or fish and chips with a craft-beer batter. The service was good. We all enjoyed what we ordered. I had prime rib and found it excellent. It was a bit noisy the night we were there, making conversation a little challenging. The hostess was good about trying find a relatively quiet table. We visited with friends for several hours without being pushed to leave."
Dined on 2/21/2014
Barclay's met our expectations of
moderately priced, simple American food. We wanted something near by. Looked for times on Open Table. Wanted 6:30. Only available 5:45 or 8:45. Chose 5:45. We were seated in an empty room. Weird mix of attempt of class and large screen T.V.s. By 6:30 still mostly empty. The main room and bar area looked fun and lively."
Dined on 2/14/2014
Barclay's has become the
restaurant we automatically think of when we want a special night out. We just celebrated our 47th wedding anniversary with dinner at Barclay's. We have never been disappointed. My husband had the rockfish special, which he said was outstanding. I had the pork tenderloin (which can sometimes be overdone); the pork was perfectly done. A winner."
Dined on 1/14/2014
Enjoyed dinner Saturday night.
Highlights were the bleu cheese chips and steak bites (ops) and the prime rib, fish-n-chips & BBQ ribs. Our server was fine, but a smile would have been nice. For Oak Park, it seemed expensive, but food was really quite good."
Dined on 1/4/2014
In town overnight unexpectedly,
stayed at The Carleton Hotel. My wife is handicapped and in a wheel chair, so it was very nice to be able to go from our room to Barclays without battling the 8 inches of snow that fell outside. The appetizer was delicious and quickly devoured. The main meal portions plentiful and the wait staff attentive. Would return again without hesitation."
Dined on 1/1/2014
I've been going here for years,
but this is the first time we went one NYE. It was very busy, but our waitress still did a great job!"
Dined on 12/31/2013
Great place for special occasions
or just looking for a great meal. Excellent food; have choices of eating in a booth, table or at the bar. No complaints about anything. But ... wish they opened before 5 pm!"
Dined on 12/31/2013
Noise level was fairly high. We
just had appetizers and drinks. One of us had tummy troubles the next day from both or either the calamari or the blue cheese chip. They tasted pretty good at the time. Also, it was very breezy where we sat from the front door always opening and we were four tables away from the door leading to both the street entrance and the hotel entrance. It was very cold that night."
Dined on 12/24/2013
Great looking sunken bar
surrounded by a beautiful restaurant."
Dined on 12/24/2013
The food was good, but nothing
memorable. I don't necessarily regret going, just won't be going ever again. The appetizers (oysters rockefeller and crab cakes were pretty darn good). My husband had some ribs and I had the pork tenderloin. All good but kind of "eh." The reason I wouldn't recommend this to a friend is because it is ridiculously too expensive for the quality of food."
Dined on 12/7/2013
Go Barclays! Outstanding food,
service and staff -Nothing disappoints. Barclays is the place for an elegant or casual evening."
Dined on 11/28/2013
I had six guests this year as
well. We were crammed into a booth. No one told us when to head to the buffet or where to start, our guests missed out on the salads and shrimps. When I went for a piece of Ham there was only one piece left so the carver just dropped that on my plate. The rest of the food was okay, nothing special, but afterwards it seemed like there may have been a sprinkle of MSG which I am very sensitive to. I don't think I will be booking there again. Our server also refused to apply a gift card with was going to be her extra tip aside from what was mandatory on the bill...don't know why I couldn't use the gift card? There was nothing on it except to say safeguard it like cash...no instruction not to use on certain days."
Dined on 11/28/2013
We really like Barclay's American
Grille. It's become our "go to" restaurant when we want something a little special, but not terribly expensive. The menu is extensive, offering everything from sandwiches to entrees. Depending on your mood (and your pocketbook), there is something for just about everybody. The service has always been dependable. I asked for a booth in a quiet area, and I was accommodated. Friday nights can be noisy. The bar is full and there are lots of larger groups. There is a quiet space that is off to the side of the restaurant that has a half wall separating it from the rest of the place. A nice space. Our server was friendly, but not overly so. The wait for the food was reasonable, considering how busy they were."
Dined on 11/22/2013
Good neighborhood spot with hit or
miss offerings. The Chopped Salad is good and reasonably priced. Build-A-Burger is a reliable choice, as is the BBQ Pulled Pork and Mini Sandwiches. The Strip Steak sandwich on french bread was okay, but the melted chees toppings overpowered the steak. Seafood choices include Pretzel Crusted Rainbow Trout (too much pretzel, not enough trout), Micro Brew Battered Pacific Cod 'N' Chips (uninspired and probably frozen) and a good Pan Seared Tilapia. Slow roasted Prime Rib is a Friday/Saturday special, and is usually good, but with limited availability. Get their early, or you may have to settle for a well-done end cut - or nothing at all."
Dined on 11/16/2013
This restaurant is consistent. We
didn't order anything super-fancy and it was all very tasty. The apple crisp for dessert was made to order and fantastic. The service wasn't overly attentive but it was a busy night. Overall I enjoy this restaurant every time and like the casual atmosphere and lively ambience."
Dined on 11/15/2013
location good food moderate
pricing outstanding service by servers and bus boys."
Dined on 10/19/2013
I got the "earliest" time at
6:45pm on Father's Day; however, we arrived, the person said wait a min, then waited over 5 min to get seated. Over 75% of the restaurant was empty. They let us choose a booth but not in the best spot considering how empty it was. Our server was prompt for the 1st 5min for a before dinner drink & kept bugging every 2 min for when to put our order in. Brought our food before our appetizer was fully finished. Our server disappeared from before entrees were served till we were sitting w/ empty plates. What bugged me; She kept bugging us rather than "how are you doing", when the place was VERY empty on a Father's Day evening & then disappeared for a long time, then all of a sudden entrees were shoved on the table."
Dined on 6/16/2013
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