Barclay Prime

4.8
2770 reviews
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$50 and over
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Steakhouse
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  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Barclay Prime is a luxury boutique steakhouse serving a traditional yet modern menu in a comfortable & contemporary setting.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, American, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(215) 732-7560
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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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.
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Private party contact
Diane Farina diane@starr-restaurant.com: (267) 238-3650
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Locust
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Parking details
Valet parking is available at 18th & Locust Streets for $26/car & $30/SUV's. Public lots are available on South Rittenhouse Square & Chancellor Street. Street parking is also available.
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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 Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2770 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

menu should be printed with darker and larger print. the lighting is dim which is nice for the atmosphere but it makes it difficult to read the menu.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

outstanding service and food knocked out my cheese steak was outstanding

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CD
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful dinner celebrating my husband’s 60th!! We really enjoyed the filet and strip steak cooked perfectly.

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L
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Dinner was delicious but it was very dark in the dining room and it felt cold temperature wise. The service was impeccable.

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Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Service was great as usual. The food was delicious and the vibe was surprisingly live for a Thursday.

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KM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing! This is a must try spot for anyone!

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RA
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal from the popovers to the espresso brownies. Our waitperson, Ed, was outstanding and made the evening more enjoyable. My wife did not care for the unisex bathroom experience.

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BC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go here for birthdays and anniversaries for several years. Staff is very cordial and friendly. Food is always amazing and exceptionally good. Thank you Barclay Prime.

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S
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Ask for Ed as your waiter, he made our anniversary a great deal of fun.

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Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Anniversary

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SS
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Server was awesome. Was able to answer ever question and knew each item on the menu to help us choice

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Overall it was good, nice ambiance, the waiter was helpful However, we ordered the 18oz ribeye wagyu steak and unfortunately it was over salted, as we kept eating it just became unbearable, it was unfortunate because the steak itself was a great cut.

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j
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

As always, steaks were perfect. And the service team of James and Matthew can't be beat! :)

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SQ
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my wife this past weekend for our 1 year anniversary (did not make note of this when I reserved seats) and couldn't of been more impressed with everything. The seats were very comfortable, the seating area was like a dim lit study which was very relaxing and our waiter was great and was on top of everything. Now to the food. I ordered the Waygu NY strip with a Caesar salad as a side and my wife got the crab cake and lobster bisque as an appetizer, then we added truffle Mac and cheese on there as well. The food blown us away, the steak literally melted as you bit into it, the crab cake had no filler and was delicious. The dressing on the salad was the best I've ever tasted and the bisque was savoring. If you're willing to spend the money you will not be disappointed in coming here. We plan on coming again for next year's anniversary too!

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R
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No valet parking so leave early.

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal. Best steak house in Philadelphia.

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CP
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service at B&P is second to none! The food was incredible. They treated us VERY well for or special anniversary dinner. The wagyu filet was out of this world !

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Barclay Prime is very expensive but the perfect place for a special occasion!

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Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a business dinner with a friend and the conversation was important, serious and personal. The service made the conversation better. Never a bother but there to help. Our server seemed to sense just when and how much to interact with us at any given moment. Steaks were amazing and the wine service was spot on. A new favorite spot for me. Not cheap, but worth it for an important meal.

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R
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

One of the four meals was not good. In retrospect, we should have complained, but it put a damper on the meal. Also, the price we were given for the wine was wrong.

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RP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent, drinks were on point, but the steaks were not cooked right.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best steak in the city. We have been many times, often celebrating special occasions, and it never fails to disappoint. The ambiance is also more subdued and intimate - different from the many large, loud steakhouses in the area. The steak is delicious, and cuts like butter. Don't forget dessert - the deep dish cookie is one of the best around.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time dining here and the service and food was excellent! We’ll definitely be back.

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ME
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Server very polite but overly attentive . Stooped by too often to ask if everything was wonderful or delicious.
Potatoes came cold and were returned. When it was brought back a dining manager stopped by at least twice to ask if the potato’s were delicious? For goodness sake; they’re only mashed potatoes ! Gee a grip!
It seemed that though WE were the customers, we needed to spend the evening stroking the servers/establishment about how great this restaurant was. It was annoying. As good a meal i usually prepare for my family, is never ask over and over for accolades. Very weird.

Great atmosphere, but DelFriscos has better food and steaks.

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BG
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wasn’t just a meal, it was more of an experience. Such a fantastic time, do not be afraid to splurge here. Well worth the money for the experience

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m
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

wonderful eating. great service. food was excellent. very contemporary yet cozy.
comfortable. top shelf. helpful and insightful waiter-everyone was. my son and i
felt welcome from the moment we came in. not intimidating. refined. but not stuffy.
i brought food home. the bread was wonderful, i had to have a second one, which they
knew. first time there. did not seem to be a bad table in the place. i did not find myself
saying i wish we could sit over there or other than where we were. although we did change
seat because of added party. it was done effortlessly. clearly, i'm a fan. subjectively, what
i really like is it's subtle refined low key presences. so unexpectedly much in such a quiet
way. style. such a wonderful classy place in philadelphia.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding food. Definitely a special occasion place (it seemed like everyone there was celebrating something based on how many lit candles we saw coming out of the kitchen!) for how nice the place is and just how expensive. My boyfriend was skeptical at first about the price and value but after eating the food he was completely in love. Looking forward to going back in the future!

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L
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, Eric was our server , he did an excellent job! Highly recommend, this restaurant. We’ll be going back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service. Margaritas were perfect. The cheesesteak was the best and the tater tots were great. Would go back again

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PQ
Milwaukee
34 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bringing bread to the table before salad is fairly obligatory move in most restaurants. This bread is simply sensational...as were the filet, tots and service. Can't wait to return.

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AG
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The meal did but the service did not fit the price.

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N
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was very good. The portions were small. I had the Chilean Sea Bass. Delicious but small. The sides were big enough for at least two people. The roll was outstanding.

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MM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding

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Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Usually love this place and go several times a year. But service was awful. I got my popover after i asked after my main. There was no manager to be seen. It’ll be seen if i go back.

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MS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time at Barclay Prime and loved it even more! Service was great! Our server was knowledgeable, didn't rush us, and made it a great experience. We felt so special that a happy anniversary dessert was brought out with our coffees.

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CG
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience. Our waiter was on point and my Quaker city martini was fabulous!

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Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service as usual and fabulous meal. Best steak in the city but pricey.

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Savannah
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and atmosphere. AMAZING FOOD.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably my favorite restaurant in the City. Always a great experience. Food is top notch and the service is incredible.

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Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was outstanding. Loved all the food and service was so accommodating and always helped when we had questions or concerns.

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