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Barclay Prime, Philadelphia, PA

Barclay Prime

4.9
4.9
4253 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 81 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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Menu

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What 4,253 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

    Steakhouse

  • Philadelphia

    Best Service

  • Philadelphia

    Special Occasion

  • Philadelphia

    Steakhouse

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  1. TA

    TammyA

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    The food was amazing! Better than steak 48! And Alexander our server was outstanding! Knowledgeable, friendly and funny! The only downside was we had seating in the front and the tables were very low. Next time requesting a table in dining area. Had the best Manhattan of my life!!

  2. C

    brettC

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My favorite steakhouse in Philly! Everything is always perfect and delicious.

  3. KS

    KasieS

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best meal we’ve ever had! I think we will make it a tradition from now on for our anniversary

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and great service. Really attentive staff, great wine list, still a really chic atmosphere.

  5. P

    Penelope

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was truly a wonderful dining experience to celebrate our younger daughter's graduation from College. The service and food was exceptional.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The wagyu is so wonderfully tender inside and crispy outside! A unique experience of sensations. Great service too.

  7. RP

    RyanP

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Delicious food. We’ll be back again soon.

  8. MM

    MoiraM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server was excellent! Matched our energy and was a pleasure to interact with. 10/10 recommend barclay prime to anyone celebrating an important milestone. Cheers!

  9. KG

    KarenG

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    All the food was outstanding, from appetizers to carrot cake and everything in between. The popovers were melt in your mouth and the butter was perfect. My daughter is allergic to eggs and they provided her with Semolina bread and olive oil instead. She said it too was fantastic. The seasoning "crust" on the steaks was superb. Definitely an occasion restaurant due to the price, but that saying "You get what you pay for" is sure true here!!

  10. KG

    KathleenG

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was delicious. Our steaks were cooked to perfection. Our server was charming and attentive. It was a lively evening.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Alexander was incredible! so personable, great with knowledge of the menu and made the experience exquisite. i highly recommend asking for him as a serve if your looking to have a fantastic night :) Thank you for making my birthday so special!

  12. F

    Fireflydelivers

    New England

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Top 5 meal ever.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very pleased overall! Janell, great server, very accommodating and made great recs. Crab cake appetizer is easily top 3 I’ve ever had! Everything was great, even though my wife’s birthday dessert wasn’t complimentary…that’s uncommon.

  14. SF

    SFbased

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    go for the popovers, stay for the wagyu and cookie skillet

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service, the food, the atmosphere - everything made for a great Morhers Day! Great overall!

  16. j

    joem

    Nashville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Waiter was great! Steak delicious but slightly overdone.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Our server Jackson was amazing. He helped us pick the perfect champagne and gave the best recommendations for food. We were absolutely blown away by the food and service.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome food. Great service! Will go back again.

  19. i

    igel

    Philadelphia

    135 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    135 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Old World Elegance

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    I went to Barclay Prime for my birthday, the service and food was outstanding. The bartender was great. Overall I had a great time and will be returning!

  21. YK

    YKevin

    London

    131 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    131 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place to have a business meeting

  22. JR

    JamesR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best restaurant I have ever been too, and that's says alot.. My wife said her diver scallops were the best she ever had and my steak couldn't have been cooked better... Really enjoyed the high end silverware!!

  23. DS

    DanS

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The whole experience was great. The outdoor dining is nicely set up so you have your own private space. Our waiter Maro was attentive made suggestions and and answered all our questions. He was a pleasure to deal with. The crab cake appetizer delicious, the ribeye caps both cooked perfectly and possibly the best steak we’ve ever had. Topped the meal off with the lobster tail and truffle mashed potatoes both excellent. We shared the citrus cloud for dessert which was a perfect way to end our dinner. A very nice touch was the Happy Birthday message written on the plate. Wish we lived closer so we could go back soon.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dirk is the waiter to get.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful experience Perfectly cooked steaks and delicious selection of oysters

  26. AC

    AbbeC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    everything from the service to the food were fantastic!!!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Matt was terrific!!

  28. JS

    JSS1

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went to celebrate a birthday and had a wonderful time. The food and service was exceptional including especially our waiter Alexander. The lobster tail was the most tender we ever had and the rest of the meal was also delicious.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and meal for a Bachelor Party. They took care of everything for us.

  30. D

    Dukeane

    Philadelphia

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Barclay Prime is clearly the finest steakhouse in the US. It’s unique ambiance and decor make for a fine dining experience. Our server Glenn made some suggestions to our order that made some unique changes to their already interesting menu items. Not to mention that he was on top of every single need in the most timely fashion. The only thing we missed from our many visits to Barclay Prime was our ability to select the type of steak knife that we preferred. This in no way changed the quality of the meal but it was a tradition that was unique to this restaurant. While my Wife and I celebrated our 50th Wedding Anniversary, we made a pact to return to this restaurant for all of our special occasions in the future.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dinner to celebrate our twelve year anniversary. First timers at Barclay Prime and definitely will return.

  32. RW

    RachelW

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went to Barclay Prime for my mother-in-law’s 60th birthday and had the most amazing dinner! We ate every bite of our food and enjoyed everything. Excellent service by all employees, especially our server, Ed. Highly recommend this restaurant and we will be back!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Anniversary

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server was absolutely fantastic. He was somebody I’d want to see on my worst day. Never felt so endeared to a stranger before.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Steak was great. Had the aged strip, though the Wagyu options were tempting. Clean preparation and perfectly cooked. Well seasoned, allowing the taste of the beef to shine. Appetizer portions were small and did not lend themselves to share.

  36. c

    cljd

    Philadelphia

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Lovely restaurant- beautiful chandeliers, luxurious sofas, marble tables and library shelves. Our server was great, helpful and personable. Food was wonderful with one exception- my striped bass, listed on menu as served in a cioppino broth, actually had a lot of heavy cream in the broth. I’m sensitive to dairy and should have asked, though cioppino traditionally does not contain heavy cream, so I assumed…. The fish honestly would have been better without the cream! All other food was very good. Appetizers, sides, desserts. It’s expensive but a wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion. Restaurant is dark inside and can be loud. People around us were taking photos of the food with flash on which was annoying.

  37. S

    Sarah

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience3

    Pretty standard old school, upscale steakhouse. Menu and decor feels outdated and like they’ve made no effort to freshen it up. There’s obviously a loyal, clubby following that goes regularly and a slice of folks going for a special occasion. Outrageously overpriced for what you get, even more so than similar steakhouses in center city… with drinks and sides plus tip, easily a $150 bill per person.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely amazing service

  39. IS

    IanS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Everything was outstanding. Scallops, Caesar, American Wagyu filet, porterhouse, banana crème brûlée, chocolate chip cookie, cocktails, and all. Server was dialed in and super knowledgeable. They should’ve let him make the color choices with the furniture, which is very comfortable nonetheless.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Music was way too loud in bar/booth eating area. I requested (3x) it to be lowered but it never seemed to be addressed properly. It interfered with our conversation. Otherwise, the wine & food were excellent.

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
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

FAQs

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

Barclay Prime is rated 4.9 stars by 4253 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 81 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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