Barclay's American Grille
Barclay's American Grille

Barclay's American Grille

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.barclaysamericangrille.com/
  • Phone: 7088484250x
  • 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 7088484250x

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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Barclay's American Grille reviews from OpenTable diners
23 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.5
  • Food3.5
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (16)great for outdoor dining (11)fit for foodies (6)good for groups (5)vibrant bar scene (5)great for brunch (4)romantic (3)late-night find (2)special occasion (2)great for lunch (1)kid-friendly (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • not sure at this point
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We (two couples) went to Barclay's
    Gerald
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hot/cold
    dhcdoc
    Dined on 5/29/2013
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Superb food with a knowledgeable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    Superb food with a knowledgeable wait and bar staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Ribs were meaty but dry as
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Barclays Neighborhood Gem!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Easter Brunch!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    Easter brunch was fabulous but a little pricey. I would definitely go back again for dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Easter Brunch
    Scarlett
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Celebration Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    To celebrate my 50th birthday I wanted to go someplace local and I knew Barclay's was a great choice. While their food selection isn't huge, what they do offer is usually delicious. I had the tilapia dinner and loved it. The rest of my family had the fish tacos, chopped salad and fish & chips. Everyone was very happy with their choices. They offered a free dessert for my birthday and we had the creme brulee - a very healthy portion and really yummy. Our server was very friendly and attentive without being overbearing. I really like the atmosphere here too - warm, inviting and just enough energy without being overstimulating. I'll definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Put on your list
    KennyGVIP
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    Food was good overall and service was very good - enjoyed our waitress - very attentive - it was nice because we were seated next to a fireplace on a cold evening. I would recommend taking small groups here - appetizers are good sizes for sharing - desserts were okay but good.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Was pleasantly surprized with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Was pleasantly surprized with my Valentine'e day choice. First choice was already booked. Had a 530 reservation and at that time there were plenty of tables but had definitly filled by the time we finished at 7pm. Food was good Oysters were small but tasty, Wedge salad was plentiful, Steak was very nice, Meatloaf was good (no great shakes) Would go back
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • God food and good service
    PeripateticDinerVIP
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    God food and good service and atmosphere. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service started off badly
    Nightwood
    Dined on 1/12/2013
    Service started off badly and progressively got better. Food was mediocre.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Menu, Kid Friendly Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 1/12/2013
    We met another couple that had a small child here for dinner and the place was really kid friendly. It has a very diverse menu (especially for "American Fare") and everyone loved their dish. We'll definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I like Barclay's and come
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    I like Barclay's and come here once every few months. Thanksgiving at Barclay's was excellent. This time, however, I saw that my favorite side dish, the beets, was gone, and the choices of ribs sauces was reduced from four to two. I still like them, but I am not happy to see the reduced list of xchoices on the curreent menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We went on New Year's Eve
    Gerald
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    We went on New Year's Eve and had a great meal. The place was packed but we were seated at the time of our reservation. Everyone was in a festive mood yet the service didn't suffer. The food was delicious and we all (two couples)had a great time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for special occasions.
    The2ofUs
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    Great place for special occasions. Food is really good but some items have too many ingredients (ie, steak with crusted cheese + a sauce) but they are accommodating by not adding ingredients when asked & if possible. Good atmosphere; service friendly. But our server was a little slow. Could have just been cause it was NYE & busy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Favorite Local Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/24/2012
    We enjoy eating at Barclay's. The food is delicious and reasonable in price. There are always great specials.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Lovely place with excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    Lovely place with excellent service. We had a family dinner for 5 before a play and the waiter was very patient with us as all of our party did not arrive on time. Good suggestions about the menu, excellent wine and beer. Beautifully decorated inside and out for the Holidays.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our recent meal at Barclay's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    Our recent meal at Barclay's was excellent. We had 12 people including 4 kids to celebrate my husband's graduation. They gave us a somewhat private room which was perfect for the little kids to run around and not bother other patrons. The food and service were superb! Great dinner experience!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • All's Quiet at Barclay's Grille
    CarlosVIP
    Dined on 12/10/2012
    Very quiet restaurant inside a local hotel. Because we were eating early with the aging parents (5:30) there was only one other group in the entire restaurant and our waiter I think was the second bartender instead of a waiter. - This would be a great place for a quiet romantic dinner followed by some time in the hotel. Two people enjoyed the filets which were cooked as requested. My flat iron steak was very tasty also. The pork chop looked good too.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The bacon wrap pork loin was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/1/2012
    The bacon wrap pork loin was a delicious surprise, and I would definitely order again. The prices are a bit high for the portion size, but I left very satisfied.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Some of their cocktails are
    chicagodinerVIP
    Dined on 11/30/2012
    Some of their cocktails are delicious, but the wine list is pretty blah. We were positively impressed with the food, particularly the coffee-rubbed ribs and the pretzel-coated trout.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous meal - every dish
    Jass
    Dined on 11/22/2012
    Fabulous meal - every dish absolutely delightful and filling - wine choices exceptional and in all price ranges - will go back, soon!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, love the weekend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 10/26/2012
    Great food, love the weekend Prine Rib dinner special
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unexpected Find In Oak Park
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/24/2012
    We've been there several times now and always wonder why we don't come back more often. They have an excellent craft beer selection notched up starters and great entrees. I had their classic burger before and went for the grass-fed on this visit. It was on par with one of my favorites Poag Mahone's. The bar was hopping watching the first game of the World Series so it was a bit noisy but it was a fun very mixed crowd. The servers and staff are very friendly and attentive. If you're in Oak Park definitely stop by and check them out.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not a hot spot but had enough
    40andcounting
    Dined on 10/20/2012
    Not a hot spot but had enough energy to be engaging; good food, had a warm neighborhood feel
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bar noise was so loud we couldn't
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/28/2012
    Bar noise was so loud we couldn't hear anything. Long wait for food, and with a reservation hostess tried to seat us in a hightop at the bar.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It's not awesome but it's
    LAXpremealgonegood
    Dined on 9/22/2012
    It's not awesome but it's good and reliable and fast service. Not very busy and lots of parking.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious meal - appetizer,
    eanc1
    Dined on 9/10/2012
    Delicious meal - appetizer, salad & entree (we did not try dessert). The Lux martini was perfect! Service was efficient & friendly, but not rushed. We loved our dining experience here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service and meals were outstanding!
    Jass
    Dined on 9/8/2012
    Service and meals were outstanding! Not that wild about all the sports TV but seating can be arranged where you're not overwhelmed by all the TVs.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We got a quieter corner just
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/8/2012
    We got a quieter corner just as we requested. We had a good family time, not rushed. Our server Michelle was awesome.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Menu offers a good selection
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/7/2012
    Menu offers a good selection and prices are very reasonable. They have an interesting drink and beer menu as well. The server was friendly and helpful. The bartender (male) could have been a little more personable. All in all a very pleasant evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Value -- Wonderful Food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/24/2012
    We really enjoyed our meal. We had the prime rib special -- it was very nicely priced and absolutely delicious! I couldn't decided on the wine I wanted -- the server brought me a generous taste of both so that I could make a good choice. We were celebrating my friend's birthday -- a complimentary dessert of her choice was gifted to her. I would definitely go back to Barclays.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/17/2012
    My friends and I all thought the place was very nice! Nice neighboorhood, friendly waitress, and the food was delicious. It's a great place for big groups, there where 11 of us celebrating a Birthday. We had a private section in the upper level where you can see the entire restaurant. The birthday lady felt very special and so did everyone else. We would definitely go back and recommend this place to anyone looking for a nice place to eat great food and have a good time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • the whole evening was terrific-
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/16/2012
    the whole evening was terrific- waiter and staff great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had our own room for our
    Rosie
    Dined on 8/14/2012
    We had our own room for our mini reunion and the waiter even got us separate checks. I was very impressed with the service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A "rare" deal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/4/2012
    Went there specifically for the prime rib special on Fridays/Saturdays.....and what a deal it was. A huge wonderful thick slab of prime rib that I never thought I could finish, but it was so tasty I came close. With a perfect baked potato and wonderful sauteed vegetable medley, all for just $20....this is one of the best dining deals around. Prime Rib enthusiasts should know about this special. The pinot noir I had by the glass was a a nice substantial pour and quality for a decent price as well. Great attentive service by our waiter. My wife's beer battered fish was excellent, but fries were limp. This is an upscale sports bar, with better food than most. Nice variety. Will come back here for Bears and Bulls games... and the prime rib!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Oak Park restaurant.
    FoodieforlifeVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2012
    Great Oak Park restaurant. Perfect prime rib, when its available. Very accommodating to us with a newborn. Give it a try. We are glad we did.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a group of six, and
    eddiecVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2012
    We had a group of six, and they accommodated us with no problems. We had everything from appetizers and cocktails to burgers to the special prime rib. We were all satisfied and the service was great.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic