Barclay's American Grille

4.2
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348 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
The restaurant serves Authentic American food & drink in an atmosphere that is casual & modern. Come for creative, ingredient focused food and a full bar serving regional craft beers, a broad selection of wines and inventive cocktails.
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Specials

Get your HAPPY on!

Drink & Dine with our $5 Happy hour specials!
Available in the bar area only

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: June 17, 2019

Ends: June 18, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 5:00PM-7:00PM

What 348 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very mediocre. Steak was over done. The beet salad was good.

JD
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

We go to Barclays often and are usually very please. However, today was awful. We were there an hour and a half and didn’t even get to dessert. We waited for our main meal for 1/2 an hour and had no one even check on us. When we finally got our meal, there was almost no food on the plate and my husband’s fish and chips were dark brown and way over cooked. The place was busier than usual and they should hav emplaned for it. We will continue to go, but never again on Valentines Day. What a disappointment.

KD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was good! I had the prime rib. My wife had the half rack of ribs. Prices were reasonable. Place was loud so bear that in mind. I’d be willing to come back though.

MH
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went on Valentine’s Day, so the restaurant was packed. Food was good and service was just a little slow. Overall it was a great place for dinner

z
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

food was excelent service was good bus were on the job.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This a place that my wife and I picked for her Birthday and we were pleasantly surprised. Their menu was outstanding as well as their service. We will definitely be back and we will recommended to anyone that likes live music playing in the background.

KJ
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Food was really poor quality snd pricey for what we got. Happy hour is not a deal at all. Will most likely not be back.

BF
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were sitting in one of the booths not far from the windows facing Pleasant Street. It was too cold.

z
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is excellent bus boys were very attenitive food very good.
The prices were very reasonable . We would come back .
It was my lady friend B D they served her a great desert.

J
Chicago
76 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Barclay's services the best Thanksgiving dinner buffet ever! Everything was fresh, delicious and hot! Loved it! I absolutely recommend this buffet!

J
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We were disappointed in the quality of the food for the Thx buffet. We each got only ONE small piece of the roast beef, one especially fatty.
The quality of the deserts also disappointing. Mouse tasted like boxed chocolate pudding, apple pie to cinnamony parfait very bad, layer blueberry cake too sugary with a strange taste.
We last went to Barclay's Tx'g buffet three yeas ago and found it very good, especially the roast beef.
Needless to say we will NOT be return ting again - $122 tab way too high for what we got.
Too bad.

BB
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place! Service was great... food off the chain. Try the calamari- really unique taste the way they do it. Then, try the burger, was great. We finished with creme brulee... fantastic!

SV
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Awesome spot. Hidden gem for sure. Little pricey but well worth putting in a reservation and having a nice dinner. Food is excellent and the drinks are very good as well.

DC
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Daughters 18th birthday. We are from out of state. She attends Concordia university. Had an excellent meal and great desserts. Service was the best!

GM
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Barclay's is SO GOOD. Get the ribs - they're the best in town. If you like live music, come at 7pm or after. If you don't, be sure to leave before then because you can't hear anything once that music starts. Food is delicious and reasonably priced.

A
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Clam Chowder and Walleye were both very tasty. Many beer choices.

J
Chicago
76 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very busy night - but it did't change the excellent service and the fabulous dinner. Barclay's has had some wine changes - for the better. Love the Pinot Noir! Great night!

F
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience, live music, excellent service and tasty meals of large portions.

SL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Will be back.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

It took someone 15 minutes to great us at our table and that was only after we said something to the hostess. At least 4 waiters walked past us within that first 15 minutes and said nothing.

AG
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service is always amazing. I love sitting on the patio. A great experience overall!

SS
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great burger, nice outdoor seating, great service!!!

JK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great to sit outside...we had a great, personable, engaging server as well. Have been there many times before over the years. will continue going back.

B
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Live Music at 8pm was a nice surprise. I would return if I was near Oak Park.

L
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Good local restaurant serving American comfort food. Very nice and attentive servers. Great dessert menu. Added bonus was hearing a local band.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food needs improvement. Servers were nice and attentive but we were also the only table sat in the restaurant.

LD
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nice place but too expensive. 12$ for 2 tacos. Minimum 10$ for a glass of wine. Food was good and I liked the music but too expensive for me

OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Prices for wine, either a glass or a bottle, are very expensive...not what you would expect for Oak Park. They should rethink this because it will keep me away until they do.

J
Chicago
76 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Barclay's continues to separate itself from the old Philander's it used to be. Good for some, sad for others. However, the service and caliber of the menu has been very persuasive.

BN
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a group of 8 and the service was excellent. Food was prepared as requested.

JR
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I regularly dine at Barclay's. The pretzel encrusted trout is always superb. We invited another couple for their first visit. The husband had the trout and loved it as well as the two sides (wild rice and green beans almondine). His wife thoroughly enjoyed the huge pork chop. The only negative was the singer who had the amplifier cranked up to concert level despite it being a small to medium size room. It was most distracting to table conversation. The service was impeccable by the waiter and by several assistants (they were much more than bus staff). The left overs were boxed in recyclable material (not styrofoam). Barclay's is a medium to high class restaurant with moderate prices.

OT
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Barclay's is our favorite "go to" place when we want to be good to ourselves. The service is good and the food is excellent. Most of all, when we request our preference in seating, we're always accommodated.

o
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Barclay's is a great Oak Park staple. They have a wide variety of food , which is always prepared well. The service is top-notch. We try to come in at least once or twice a month.

RA
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my our 44th wedding anniversary. This is one of our favorite restaurants for many years. Our daughter had her wedding reception at the hotel. Great dining and ambiance.

BS
Chicago
125 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had an enjoyable Sunday dinner. We found free parking across the street. The service was very good.
We were not rushed. We had branzino and salmon. The mushrooms, squash, and asparagus that accompanied the grilled branzino were well prepared and healthy.

J
Chicago
76 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Easter Brunch was fabulous. Everything was fresh. Hot dishes were hot. There were so very many people enjoying the afternoon with friends and family. It was very nice to see. Highly recommend Barclay's for meals for any occasion. Great people.

SS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, the Ambiance, and the food, is always superb!
One of my favorite places to dine . I've been going to this establishment for over 30 years.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was very good. The bands on Saturday nights add to the enjoyment.

BC
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My husband and I ordered filet mignon and the server brought two Delmonico steak dinners to the table. We looked at it and thought why is it flat like that? We both took one bite and soon discovered that it was not filet mignon. It was fatty and chewy. We immediately alerted out server and she apologized. She said she thought we said Delmonico when we were ordering. Honest mistake. We had to wait for a new order (correct order) but not for a long time. When it arrived we knew right away it was correct. It was delicious! The folk singers that were performing that evening were such a delight.

C
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit and we were thoroughly pleased.
Great food and atmosphere and the entertainment was top notch.
We’ll be back!