Barclay Prime

4.8
2728 reviews
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$50 and over
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Steakhouse
Top Tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 2728 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

absolutely wonderful great food and service wonderful ambiance

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Excellent service, meal, and overall experience. They never disappoint.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The service was excellent, waiters made us feel welcomed. The food was great, especially the strawberry creme brûlée!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great food that is prepared perfectly. Knowledgeable waiter who was always available but not overbearing. Great steaks.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Our 45 th anniversary

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Wonderful meal and service, we do wish the desserts were prepared with more care and flavor

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Our Waiter Eric was excellent!

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Great food, drinks, ambiance and service to celebrate my husband’s 54th birthday. My husband had the wet aged steak, our son had the dry aged steak, our son’s girlfriend had the sea bass and I had the Lobster Everything was perfectly prepared and cooked. We finished the night with the brownie Sunday and peach crepes.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

As advertised!! What a place to celebrity our Anniversary!! The Wagyu steak was unreal! My wife got the Filet and was equally impressed! Service was unique for sure. Credit to the Owners and Managers, these employees are on task, polite, extremely helpful and most importantly professional! We are looking forward to our return trip to Barclay Prime in December for a friends wedding. If you can go, DON'T pass this place up!!

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

I forgot how great this place is!! The Dover sole was outstanding!! Love the ambience ...and the comfortable seating made it so relaxing. We’ll be back!👍🏼

Cynthia

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Everything was perfect.
If you are thinking "What about the...
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It's perfect.

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Excellent meal and service

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4.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Service was outstanding. Our meal was very good and consisted of raw oysters, filet mignon, NY strip, creamed spinach, truffle Mac & cheese, and those outstanding popovers. The only disappointment was that Barclay Prime does not offer a valet parking service.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Great as always we loved it.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Totally awesome! Loved the food, the atmosphere, and the service!

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Barclay Prime is a top-notch steakhouse. Decor is modern with a combination of banquettes and swivel chair seating. Lighting is good but still low enough to be intimate. Typical range of steakhouse fare for starters - shellfish, salads, foie gras, tuna tartare - all very good (East Coast Oysters better than West Coast Oysters). Dover Sole was ample portion and delicious. Lobster was prepared as requested and delicious. Sides were all tasty with stand-outs including truffle Mac & cheese, tater tots and asparagus.
Steaks were great- tender, flavorful and perfectly cooked to order. Desserts were delicious.
While the wine list is extensive, we chose to take advantage of the $35 per bottle corkage policy. Bottles were cheerfully decanted and served (no resentment for bringing our own) and our waiter was very interested in learning about what we brought with us.
With desserts, coffee and an starting glass of white wine, the bill was around $150 per person, making this a special occasion restaurant for most of us.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Food and service were great, couldn't have been better!

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

I wish I could remember our waiter’s name; she was outstanding and the food was amazing.

My wife was on s business trip and I flew in for her Birthday so I could take her to dinner. I chose your restaurant over the internet because of its rating and location. We also had a guest join us that just moved back to Philly. I could not be more pleased.

Thank yo for making our evening spectacular!

Ernie McSpadden
Present & CEO
BMAC

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

Everything was great food was cook perfect everthing was flavorful

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

It was a wonderful experience (as usual) . The service is always excellent and the menu is super!

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4.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Food was great except being a little rare on a medium butterflied filet. Our waiter corrected the wellness and was perfect! Only other complaint was the other tables phone going off every 10 minutes and having loud conversations that everyone could hear. Not the restaurant’s fault but even the staff was annoyed.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Wonderful service, atmosphere and amazing food. Highly recommend.

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4.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Very good restaurant,stop at the bank 1st....if its a special occasion perfect

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

It was a great birthday in Philadelphia!

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Our waiter Glenn was very attentive as were the rest of the staff. The bone in filet Mignon was so tender you really didn’t need the sharp knife they provided. The homemade mint chocolate chip ice cream dessert was delicious. A bit pricey but worth every penny. Just don’t fill up on the yummy pop overs

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

The food and service was wonderful. One of the best tuna tartare I have ever eaten and the fresh seafood on the shellfish tray was perfect choice as our meal starters. I had the rack of lamb and my girlfriend had the surf & turf, both were cooked as requested and we both enjoyed our entrees

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3.0Dined on July 20, 2018

I was not impressed with the filet mignon. It was over cooked and dry. The selection of steak knives were impressive, however all of the knives selected by my guests and I were dull. I had expected a better dining experience based on the menu and dining facilities.

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5.0Dined on July 18, 2018

My ribeye wagu was the best steak ever had service was amazing

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4.0Dined on July 17, 2018

Barclay Prime has been a "go to" restaurant for me whenever i'm in Philly, its holds many good memoirs of fun and celebrations. First and foremost it has great food and great service an excellent wine list. I know it's primarily know for it's steaks but the menu has great options for non red meat eaters, many fish dishes that are wonderful. Salads are great, Cesar with delicious anchovies , and they have amazing sides that you can share, i like to get 3 or 4 to share at the table. I like the interior , its both comfortable and different , it can get a bit noisy at peak times but otherwise it fine, i often go late anyways. It is dark, but its ok just hard to read the menu at times. As i say i have always enjoyed Barclay Prime and its a fun place to celebrate a special event. I will return as soon as i'm back in town ...Cheers !!

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5.0Dined on July 17, 2018

Excellent service, delicious food. Number one steak house!!

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5.0Dined on July 17, 2018

What a wonderful meals with a fabulous group of people. My evening was topped off when our server Glen welcomed me back several times and then revealed it had been many years since I’d been to this fabulous restaurant and I’d written a note to thank him for his outstanding service. Glen I promised I’ll try to be back much sooner this time and Thanks again for your outstanding service to my guests Until next time. Thanks a million for making my day. Kathy S

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2018

Our vacation

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2018

fantastic experience with a little gift from the restaurant!

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

We arrived early for our reservation and the hostess was happy to see us and took us to our table. Dress is business casual and almost all customers were in casual clothing. Our waiter Ed was professional, eager to help and provided a relaxed atmosphere for dining. The restaurant has an extensive wine list and cocktails were very tasty. The Lobster Bisque is thick and creamy. The wedge salad and sea scallops were great starters. Filet in 8 and 12 ounces were filling. Sides are extra and so is steak toppings. The restaurant also gave us an anniversary treat at the end of our meal. The experience takes about one and a half to two hours so give yourself time to enjoy dinner. Background music was a little loud at first but as the restaurant became more populated the music seemed to soften. There are many people who will come to your table and ask how the meal is but it is not intrusive at all. We will return and recommend you give this restaurant a try.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

It was everything i wanted. I had a fantastic time. The serrviice was great and the ambience really right for fine dining. I wish the dessert menu was more creative.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Great dining experience. Friendly staff.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Anniversary

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

The food was perfection as well as the service. Made our special occasion memorable.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Jessica the server was amazing!!!!!
The meal amazing!!!!!

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

I am a regular Guest at Barclay Prime. This visit I had an issue with a portion of our meal but the manager went above and beyond to correct it. Great customer service is much appreciated.

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