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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

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Join us at Barclay Prime for New Years Eve!

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

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (72)
Romantic (63)
Good for a Date (62)
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Good for Anniversaries (56)
Good for Birthdays (47)
Business Meals (37)
Notable Wine List (37)
Fit for Foodies (26)
Worth the Drive (23)
Hot Spot (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Cozy (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Fun (11)
People Watching (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Authentic (8)
Happy Hour (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Seasonal (3)
Casual (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Organic (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Waterfront (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

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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 (Key West)·Dined 2 days ago

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 3 days ago

Date night

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·Dined 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Best ribeye ever said my husband. Ate every bite. Everything was delicious. Tuna tartare, shrimp, wedge salad, broccoli, ribeye, king crab legs. Loved the tuna so much that I ordered a second. This was an amazing meal. The service was top notch. We would go back again just need to be prepared for the expense. The saying you get what you paid for was true. Expensive but incredible.
Love the atmosphere. Our favorite steakhouse in Philly.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 28, 2017

I have been to BP a number of times and I have never left disappointed. This visit every thing was perfect. The food fantastic, I had the bone in NY strip it was done to a turn and melt-in-your-mouth tender. To start I had the Foie Gras fantastic! Before dinner I had an Old Fashion, one of the best I have ever tasted and I have tasted few. Our waiter was great knew the menu and his suggestions were right on target.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Romantic
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 27, 2017

It’s often said that you get what you pay for and to me/is this was one one if not the the best dining experience that we have enjoyed since moving to Philadelphia.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

The food was good. Not enough for the prices. My steak was cooked perfectly on the inside but was a bit charred on the outside. When paying almost $100 for a steak I feel like I should never taste anything remotely close to burnt. The presentation was very well and the waiter was great very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Steaks were cooked perfectly and we would highly recommend. We had the 28 day dry aged porterhouse, 40 day dry aged NY strip, and a few sides. Waiters and staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Perfect destination to end thanksgiving break at.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great Experience as usual!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Fantastic meal! Best filet we’ve ever had. A great way to celebrate a special occasion. A little peeved that we were charged for the mini birthday dessert on our bill. I will not enter that into open table again.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The quality of the meat was outstanding, as well as the service. I think a little overprice on the wine prices and appetizers but a great steakhouse place.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 21, 2017

We had a wonderful meal and the service was impeccable. Donovan was amazing and introduced us to a few new scotches and bourbons. Thanks for making our date night in Philadelphia truly memorable.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great food, great service, great atmosphere!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Celebrating my wife’s and my birthday. Always a great time here. Food is amazing, service amazing.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Good but not great. I have been to this restaurant many times since it has opened. I would say that the service quality and food (other than steaks) has declined. Our server was less than adequate, however the support staff were awesome. Steaks were perfect, but the sides and appetizers were boring. I expect a once in a life time experience when I come to Barclay's Prime but it did not deliver. Don't think I will be back.

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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Excellent experience and customer service! My fiancé said his steak was amazing.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 16, 2017

It's a steakhouse. Nothing stands out. Service was ok.

Tags: Live Sports
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Phenomenal service from every level of the staff. The food was cooked to perfect temperature with delicious flavor. It was an experience I will not forget. This is my new favorite steak house.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Anniversary

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Waited 20 minutes to be offered wine. When finally offered wine, Som brought the wrong wine and tried to open before we viewed the label. Overall, food service was not attentive for the top tier prices they charged. Such a shame that the kitchen works so hard to produce great food and the front house completely blows it to overshadow the meal. Happy to pay exorbitant prices for exquisite service and food, but such is not the case. They need to turn things quickly or it is lights out.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Very disappointed. We attended dinner for our anniversary. The table we were given was awful. It was out in the open in the middle of a high traffic area by the rest rooms.

As a table for two for a special dinner it made our evening very less special. The management had fake empathy when I asked for a quieter table we were told they had nothing better available even though we made the reservation as a special occasion anniversary.

Not sure if the price was worth it based on the fact that evening was not enjoyable due to terrible table location.

Why ask what type of evening if you are not willing to make it a special evening with a nice table location.

The friendly smiles and caring attitudes. come across as patronizing. considering the staff is not willing to actually handle a problem or fix a problem why act that you care

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 13, 2017

This was my 5th time at Barclay in less than 12 months and every time the steak tastes just a little bit better than I remembered. Earlier this year, I had the luxury of eating at Pappas Bros in Dallas on Monday, Halls Chop House in Charleston, SC on Friday and Barclay on the Wednesday following.

Suffice to say, Barclay's Allen Bros, dry aged Strip Steak is the finest cut, preparation and seasoning of the 3.

Add to that the amazing ambiance, the enchanting hostesses and a highly competent and welcoming staff and it was yet another experience for the books.

I will be back... maybe next month!

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Fantastic spot for a business dinner. outstanding service. great food. good feel. we were there late on a sunday and it was still quite busy.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food and great service. My only complaint is if you're going to do the choose your steak knife thing then please sharpen those knives! It was way too dull.

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Cozy
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

This was my first time at Barclay Prime and i enjoyed my times there. It was beautiful inside and comfortable. It was a little dark for my liking however i didnt mine. The food was very good everythingi tasted was Delicious. We had the salmon, roasted chicken, steak, grilled broccoli, bake potato, whipped potato, and the cream spanish. I would recommend this place to anyone.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This dinner was amazing. There aren’t enough superlatives to accurately describe how fantastic this meal was. Just go... now.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Steaks are amazing! Service was great. Wait staff was very knowledgeable of the menu. Highly recommend.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Second time here, same excellent service! Lobster bisque, ice berg wedge salad & beautiful 8 oz filet perfectly made! Love this place!

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (London)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Absolutely wonderful !!!!!!
I️ don’t know what else to say !

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Best dining experience yet! Our server Erin was amazing and manager Burak was fabulous! Can't wait to come back!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Great meal! Caviar was excellent, scallops and lamb perfectly cooked and delicious. Servers were friendly and timely. The fried green tomatoes on the side of the scallops appetizer should be a primary item on the menu. I could have eaten a plate full! I'll be back.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Phenomenal! Best steak house we've been to. Sadly, we did not try their famous $120 cheesesteak, but our favorite appetizer of the ones we did try (which they thankfully accidentally brought two of but apologized and charged us for only one) was the house cavatelli. Our least favorite was the lobster bisque. Before the steaks arrived, our waitress offered us a choice of knives (entertaining and a nice touch). I checked mine online and the one knife I was using retails for $70. The steaks were all great, but the bone in filet was my favorite. All the sides were good. The warm deep dish cookie is amazing! You can call ahead of time and ask for the all chocolate chip cookie version (which we did the second time we dined there). The complementary puffed bread is really nice as well. ENJOY!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

What happened here? My wife and I have been celebrating anniversaries here for years. Always highlighted by the utmost service experience. Glenn was our requested waiter for years and he always made attending a special event. We had moved our annual celebration around from year to year the last couple years as we had concerns about our steak for two consecutive years. This year it was our 20th so we went back to Barclay. While the food was spot on, (kudos!) what has happened to the service? Our waiter followed the "TGIFriday's" manual of service. "Hi I'll be your server, what kind of water... ", OK, and then the bread came... 43 minutes after we met the serve (He said his name so fast, we didn't even catch it)!! Our reservation was at 9:00 so our first bite of anything didn't come until 9:43 pm. I asked questions about the menu having years of Barclay experience, and our server answered with generic answers, never asking if we had been there before so that was why we were asking why certain things weren't there or things had changed. The knife presentation, always entertaining, was an afterthought, no flavor or excitement put into it. Drinks were slow unfortunately. The food was awesome, so that was great, but dropping a large bill on a 20th anniversary celebration and return to Barclay, I know Glenn no longer waits there, but this was scripted, chain restaurant service, and it was bland and you expect much more for the bill one pays. Sorry, food was great, but not nearly worth the price or the lengthy drive due to the overall experience.

Tags: Romantic
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