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Barclay Prime, Philadelphia, PA

Barclay Prime

4.8
4.8
4295 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse

Barclay Prime is a luxury boutique steakhouse serving a traditional yet modern menu in a comfortable & contemporary setting.

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Booked 79 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, American, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 732-7560

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Luxury and sophistication meet posh and chic at Barclay Prime. A sexy revamp of the traditional steakhouse, Barclay's menu offers subtle twists on steakhouse fare. Reserve the entire restaurant for a corporate event, host a celebration in the private room or hang out with friends in the lounge.

  • Private party contact

    Diane Farina diane@starr-restaurant.com: (267) 238-3650

  • Neighborhood

    Rittenhouse Square

  • Cross street

    18th & Rittenhouse

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    The 12 Bus Route runs on Locust Street & curls around Rittenhouse Square. Get off at the intersection of 18th Street.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 4,295 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

    Steakhouse

  • Philadelphia

    Best Food

  • Philadelphia

    Best Service

  • Philadelphia

    Special Occasion

  • Philadelphia

    Steakhouse

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Service and great food. Can’t ask for more.

  2. KC

    KathleenC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place for a special occasion! Food was excellent, service was great and loved the decor!

  3. G

    Greg

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Will book again. Can't wait to try other items on the menu.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very classy

  5. AM

    AlyssaM

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    We have dined here many, many times. Unfortunately we feel that the quality of the food has declined. We ordered our steaks at a medium plus temperature and it was very much raw on the inside. The beautiful crust that is typically on the ribeye was non existent, and the truffle Mac and cheese lost its golden color on the top. Additionally, our server was on the weaker side. We sat for quite some time without water and with dirty dishes in front of us.

  6. D

    Dave

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food and beautiful restaurant. Staff was super attentive throughout our experience

  7. HS

    HectorS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Worth the money. You pay for quality. I’m the owner of Boricua Restaurant and I always say, you pay for quality. Great service and great food. - Hector

  8. BA

    BelindaA

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Entrance into restaurant was nice and had good lighting. Overall decor with lighting was dark. Chairs with pillows and rolling wheels was very uncomfortable. Every time I moved or went to sit up the chair rolled. Definitely a safety concern. Chairs only had one deflated/ flatten pillow. The wait for drinks was immediately, appetizers a little longer and entree ok. Waiter Mat was funny, well groomed and very chatty. Servers were great and Juan made the BEST ice-tea. Filet & Rib- eye 🥩 was perfectly cook with the best shoe-string onions 🧅 and mash potatoes 🥔. Overall rating 8/10. Would definitely recommend.

  9. MH

    MindyH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    The restaurant was not lit as pictured but lighting was still nice but for an every day setting. The servers are tasked with several tables leaving them with a bit of a gap in coverage in things. We had skipped bread request, & waited for water refills. Aside from that the non alcoholic offerings could be better. I had a grapefruit juice which thankfully was taken off my bill. It tasted like it came from a cheap bottle of grapefruit juice. We ordered 2 of the ribeyes which were cooked beautifully. The accompanying sauce was not necessary, we loved our steaks without it. The cook was perfect on the steak. We selected the spinach & the truffle Mac and cheese and though the Mac and cheese was delicious the truffle was no where to be tasted. Desert we asked our server that we didn’t want anything too sweet so we selected the banana creme brûlée and the pistachio ice cream. Both of these were well done, the crème brûlée could use more vanilla bean as a suggestion. The brûlée was great & banana was a nice touch. We did expect a special touch to be done for Father’s Day or greeting given the occasion & the day & also being asked online. Lastly, being an Immune Compromised Individual & Having Made My Reservation Based on the fact that Dining Inside this resturant meant you would be checking vaccination card & you didn’t ask for them at all. We witnessed it as you took others in before us and as we were leaving also taking others in, means you are completely compromising the safety of diners indoors. I do hope that management will take this feedback & improve on this fact at the least. Thank you

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    The couple beside us were underdressed. Someone else’s glasses were already at my table when we were seated. Waiter had poor oral hygiene. Food selection was subpar. Taste and quality was not impressive. Bathroom was dirty. No valet. It’s gone down hill.

  11. JE

    JEEJazz

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The evening was very special - from stepping and being taken care of immediately, our server was outstanding, and the selections each stood out on their own.

  12. F

    Flyer

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a pleasurable experience at this restaurant.

  13. WS

    WilliamS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Great meal and experience. The outdoor seats were a little uncomfortable.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was great

  15. SH

    SHP62

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    This was our first time dining at Barclays Prime. We were celebrating our 34th wedding anniversary. We were seated on time and the service was excellent. The food did not disappoint.

  16. JP

    JenniferP

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had an amazing time with the family at Barclay Prime! Food was fantastic! Our server Glenn was so helpful with our questions and explained everything so well. Excellent service from him!! We split the cheesesteak along with other appetizers . Cheesesteak was amazing!! Wagu filets we’re cooked perfectly along with the lobster tail. Can’t wait to go back!!

  17. B

    Bethani

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful experience at Barclay Prime. Our server was friendly, knowledgeable, and very engaging. The seating is unique and very comfortable- laid back while still feeling upscale. The food was absolutely incredible. We loved everything we tried. We were visiting from Chicago, but if we’re ever in Philly again, we will be making a reservation at Barclay Prime.

  18. RD

    RobertD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Barclay Prime was a wonderful experience, we arrived before the restaurant opened but they let us have a seat and the bartenders even served us while we waited for our table. The food was outstanding, and everything you would expect. I would recommend the wagyu (I had American but I’m sure Japanese is out of this world) and the truffle mac and cheese. The chocolate hazelnut tart was amazing and the cocktails are fairly priced and fantastic. If you are looking to treat yourself to one of the best meals you will ever have, this is the place for you.

  19. U

    Unishooter

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Consistently great food and service.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Bar none the best the city has to offer

  21. EL

    EmmaLea20

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Came to celebrate my husband's birthday and we had a fabulous meal with excellent service. We did cocktails, the tuna tartar and 10oz prime steaks with a side each and honestly it was a perfect amount of food without feeling overwhelmed by any single dish. Ambiance is classy and romantic and I love the comfy chairs situated at every table. The only thing was that it was quite busy for 7:15pm on a Wednesday; our table was close to the table next to ours and it was definitely "bustling" but we enjoyed it nonetheless!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went for my 30th bday and it was amazing.

  23. I

    Ivyleaguehon

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday dinner the food, environment, and vibe was perfect

  24. NW

    NoahWebster

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall1food5service5ambience1

    The noise level is so high that conversation is virtually impossible. Since the principle reason that I like going out to eat is being able to talk with friends is to be able to enjoy their company, I find that noisy restaurants like this make for a miserable night. If you decide to go bring noise canceling headphones with radios and microphones. Such a shame given that the food is quite good. I find that a high level of noise is a common problem with Starr restaurants. People tend to drink more in noisy restaurants and I suspect that is part of the business model.

  25. WM

    WilliamM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food at Barclay Prime was amazing, and the service was impeccable. The prices overall are a bit high, but the overall experience is well worth it!

  26. EK

    EdwardK

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service and atmosphere was outstanding. So was the food.

  27. NR

    NatalieR

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Everything was great but dinner took longer than we expected!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent !!!

  29. J

    Judgerhughes

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Family came in from out of town and we wanted them to experience a first class steakhouse! Barclays Prime does not disappoint!!

  30. PF

    PhilF

    Atlantic City

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    We enjoyed the experience at Barclay Prime, the service was stunning. Our server Melissa was outstanding throughout. We thought the Kobe Sliders was a perfect match with our cocktails. The sliders were juicy and very flavorful. I had the lamb and it was a little salty for me, but full of flavor. Perfectly cooked for medium. Our two sides was equally good and very generous portions.

  31. w

    willa

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    They have cut the quality of the food, and raised their prices. For example, the gimmick cheesesteak but somehow that went from $120 to $140. Its glaringly obvious if you have dined there before. It’s unfortunate, this used to be the best steak house in the city.

  32. F

    Foodie

    San Francisco

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Great service. Food came so fast almost rushed. Service was great. Ambience great. Meat cooked perfectly.

  33. W

    Weezy

    Philadelphia

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always yummy food at Barclay Prime... The Bar area is super cozy!

  34. JS

    JonS

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Amazing food and cocktails. My old fashion drinking snob friend said that Barclay Prime's was the best she'd ever had, so she got another! Steaks were cooked perfectly medium rare and the apps/sides were amazing.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had fantastic service from beginning to end. A comfortable chair and well-made cocktails started the evening. Each course was brought at the perfect time and our dessert neatly packed and quietly brought to us when it was time to leave. We will absolutely return.

  36. D

    Doug

    New England

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of the best steak dinners I have ever had. Three versions of Japanese Waygu and several cuts of American dry aged Prime were shared amongst our table of 6 people. Along with great wines from Piemonte & Bordeaux and outstanding service, it really could not have been better!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Lighting is too dim. I frequent other steak houses more often because of this reason.

  38. E

    Eakshort

    Atlantic City

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2

    Food was overpriced lamb dish was super small. My husbands Manhattan was horrible. Lobster appetizer served with cocktail sauce. $250 for 2 appetizers, 2 drinks and 1 main we had two sides creamed spinach was good but tater tots were not crispy. This used to be our favorite Steven Starr , very disappointing

  39. T

    Tash

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and delectable food. The Golden Sunset Cocktail is everything!

  40. DL

    DianaL

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Not as good as I expected for the price. The Philly cheesesteak was good but not worth $140–The flavors of truffles and foie gras were overpowering although I could not see the foie gras anywhere.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Barclay Prime offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 732-7560.

Barclay Prime is rated 4.8 stars by 4295 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

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Booked 79 times today
Google Map for Barclay Prime

237 South 18th Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    18th & Rittenhouse

  • Neighborhood

    Rittenhouse Square

  • Hours of operation

    Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, American, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    The 12 Bus Route runs on Locust Street & curls around Rittenhouse Square. Get off at the intersection of 18th Street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (215) 732-7560

  • Private party facilities

    Luxury and sophistication meet posh and chic at Barclay Prime. A sexy revamp of the traditional steakhouse, Barclay's menu offers subtle twists on steakhouse fare. Reserve the entire restaurant for a corporate event, host a celebration in the private room or hang out with friends in the lounge.

  • Private party contact

    Diane Farina diane@starr-restaurant.com: (267) 238-3650

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