About Barclay Prime

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

237 South 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, American, Seafood

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

Cross Street:
Locust

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 732-7560

Website:
http://www.barclayprime.com/

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.

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

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

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

Barclay Prime Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (71)
Good for a Date (61)
Romantic (61)
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Good for Anniversaries (55)
Good for Birthdays (50)
Business Meals (42)
Notable Wine List (36)
Fit for Foodies (27)
Worth the Drive (23)
Pre/post Theatre (18)
Hot Spot (17)
Good for Groups (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Cozy (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Fun (11)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
People Watching (7)
Authentic (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Scenic View (3)
Seasonal (3)
Casual (2)
Organic (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Spicy (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 2 days ago

We expected perfect and were not disappointed. The lobster cocktail was fresh and delicious. The steaks were tender and cooked to a perfect medium-rare as we ordered. This is as good as it gets.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 3 days ago

Great service, outstanding quality.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Very awesome A one quality steak. It's very pricey but worth it when it comes to their Japanese steak. A must and would highly recommend, taste like butter. I always love this place for steak.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

I hadn't been to Barclay Prime in over a year and it was delicious as always. Food was fantastic and service, as always, was first rate. Expect to spend some money, but you won't be disappointed.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

As always, our experience at Barclay was top notch. From the first interaction to the last (and everything in between), it was excellent.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 6 days ago

Jeff and Darlene were just absolutely amazing. Great vibes. Beautiful dining room. Food was excellent

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food was phenomenal and service was exceptional! My husband and I love going to Barclay for special occasions!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

I love a good steak and have been to all the top steakhouses in the City. Barclay Prime was hands down the best. Best steak I’ve ever had with servers that are thoughtful, kind, and attentive. Loved my visit here, can’t wait to go again.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

So good. Quite possibly the best steak I've ever had. Everything was good, their staff was knowledgeable and extremely courteous. Attention to detail was tremendous.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 30, 2017

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Appetizer came out main dishes,
Server was talking tonsimeone while we were ordered, eve didn’t give us explanation of special food. Servuce is NOT good at all.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Wonderful 18th birthday celebration - grandparents and teens comfortable and loved the food, service and ambiance. King Crab and the Lobster Bisque apps especially good. Filet, strip and bone-in filet all delicious - the bone-in will end up more red for the temp ordered. Go one extra on the sides - they're not that big. Service was attentive but not overbearing. Great celebration.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Overall the experience was great. However I was not a fan of how the tables on the outer edges worked. They were too close together so you basically felt like the party next to you was at your table. Ultimately puts a damper on the whole meal. Other than that the food and service were excellent.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Simply the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tags: Business Meals, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Fun, Comfort Food, Authentic
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Wonderful service great atmosphere overall great food 😊

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

The best steaks anywhere! Fabulous wine menu, excellent service, the ultimate in fine dining. Worth every cent of the cost!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2017

This is a special place. Outstanding service and top quality food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

This is, by far, the best steakhouse in the city! It is a gem. The steak melts in your mouth.

Tags: Seasonal, Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Food delicious but ridiculous to be charged $4 for a couple of tablespoons of BBQ sauce when spending 59 for only a steak and not told in advance about additional charge.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The meal was phenomenal. I’m definitely going back to try different courses!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Amazing meal as usual! Visited to celebrate a milestone birthday and everything was perfect including the special birthday dessert surprise! High end place so the prices match but definitely worth it for a special occasion.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Come here quite often. This is the first time I was disappointed with the food. The food came out a warm towards the cool side. The Wagu steak looked and tasted like it was sitting in the kitchen for ten minutes. The $37 four piece colossal shrimp contail was no where near $37. Disappointed. Use to be one of my favorite go to places. Very pricey to be average.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Our favorite "occasion" restaurant. Our server, Ed, always makes the experience that much better.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Fabulous steak. Seafood sample platter less than fabulous, especially for the price. Chewy and tough actually. That was the only disappointment.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Absolutely loved everything! Oysters, wedge salad was amazing, scallops. Whipped mash and the mushrooms were delicious

Tags: Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 19, 2017

One of the best meals I've ever had. Comfortable, warm seating and ambience. Incredible food, drinks made perfectly. Our server was 10/10

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Absolutely wonderful dining experience.. this is the second time we have dined here and both times were exceptional experiences!

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Wonderful food, only reason for service rating is the use of dual servers..prefer one. Noise may be an issue for some. Great place! Have dined here before and return when i can for great steak. Unique setting among Philadelphia's steakhousea.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

The food was excellent as was the service (it was a bit busy when I went, not holding it against the establishment). One thing that did bother me is that someone came to box my food up so I could take home my leftovers and not all of my food made it home with me. It was at least half of what I left at dinner that actually made it into my to go box. A little disappointing as I was really looking forward to it. I hope this was just an isolated incident and not the norm.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Amazing dinner, best filet mignon in the city, beautiful evening all around in celebration of our anniversary. We arrived early and thought we'd check if we could be seated ahead of our reservation time slot. The hostesses were very pleasant and accommodating. Perfect spot to celebrate a special occasion!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Key West)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Consistently the absolute best in the area; service included!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Cozy, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Date night

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Love this place. Never disappoints. The Caesar salad and sliders are amazing and of course the steak is out of this world!

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

This was a fun place to dine. The lighting was low and created a good intimate vibe.
The menu was eclectic and there are lots of great small bites.
The seating is lounge like and very comfortable.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 8, 2017

First time, in from out of town. Terrific steaks, sides were great, service was impeccable. Definitely would return when back in Philly.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Food & service were exceptional. Wagyu beef was over the top. Extensive wine list but rather expensive.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Give Barclay Prime a try. I doubt you walk away unfulfilled. The service, ambiance, & food are nothing short of impeccable. Not the place to pinch pennies. Treat yourself to one of the Japanese Wagyu selections. The NY Strip I had was probably the best steak I’ve ever eaten. One of the places I try to make it to every time I’m in Philadelphia.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Everything was perfect for our business dinner - food, service and ambiance. It is "big" food so come prepared to eat. The fish dishes were as good as the beef so everyone was happy.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Amazing steaks and great choice of sides. Service was first class and couldn’t have asked for a better wine menu. Looking forward to going back in the near future.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Awesome steak house, first class establishment. Wait staff very knowledgeable and polite.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, People Watching
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