The layout in the Ballroom of the Carlton was very elegant. One nice touch was the satin napkins in Easter colors. The buffet was excellent, the food was great and there was something for everyone; ham, roast beef, chicken, fish. I can't imagine anyone being disappointed. The only downside was our server only stopped by mid-meal to ask if we wanted something to drink, then she brought the bill. An automatic 13.95 was added on for service. For the amount we spent, (95.00), I usually would have left about thirty dollars. I think she was riding on the fact that she would partake whole or in part of the 13.95, therefore, that's all she got. Other than the "forced" service charge and practically no service it was fine.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Easter Brunch!
Easter brunch was fabulous but a little pricey. I would definitely go back again for dinner.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Barclays Neighborhood Gem!
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!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Superb food with a knowledgeable
Superb food with a knowledgeable wait and bar staff.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
We (two couples) went to Barclay's
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.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
location good food moderate pricing outstanding service by servers and bus boys.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistent and tasty
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.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Barclay's is a gem in Oak Park
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.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Go Barclays! Outstanding food,
Go Barclays! Outstanding food, service and staff -Nothing disappoints. Barclays is the place for an elegant or casual evening.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM