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Barclay's American Grille
Barclay's American Grille

Barclay's American Grille Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.barclaysamericangrille.com
  • Phone: (708) 848-4250
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: 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

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Marion street
  • Public Transit: Barclay's American grille is located 1 block south of the CTA Green line and Metra Union pacific west line
  • Parking: Street Parking
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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 looking sunken bar surrounded by a beautiful restaurant."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "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
  • "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
  • "We (two couples) went to Barclay's last Saturday and had a really nice time. Everyone enjoyed what they had for dinner ( Ribs and Fish & Chips) Our waitress knew her stuff and had a good sense of humor which added to our pleasant experience. We've been her before and , of course, we will be back."
    Dined on 6/8/2013
  • "very poor experience our 3rd time here. brought a large party and drew an apparently inexperienced waitress. appetizers were good, main courses ran from great to poor, for example a steak ordered rare came out well done. sent it back, 20 minutes later still not out, had to cancel the order. the place should also be called "sports bar and grille". doubt will ever go back after this fiasco."
    Dined on 5/29/2013
  • "Superb food with a knowledgeable wait and bar staff."
    Dined on 4/26/2013
  • "Ribs were meaty but dry as in warmed up after having been cooked some time earlier. Prime rib was large and tasty; owever, it would have been better with some au jus. Accompanying baked potato was excellent but the vegetables were overcooked and mushy."
    Dined on 4/20/2013
  • "I love this restaurant. It's right in our neighborhood--a block walk in a gorgeous area if DTOP. The menus is diverse, the food is fresh & delicious, & the staff is friendly & it's clean. Yay!"
    Dined on 4/13/2013