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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
  • Email: info@carletonhotel.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 WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "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