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Barclay's American Grille

249 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(708) 848-4250
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
Marion street
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Public transit
Barclay's American grille is located 1 block south of the CTA Green line and Metra Union pacific west line
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 249 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DJH3 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

GREAT GREAT GREAT FLAVOR! I had the Shrimp & Grits. The sauce they put in this dish had me stuffing my face before i finished chewing. I loved how they chop up the shrimp and put enough pieces in the grits. It's little bitty chunks of shrimp. My date had the bacon wrapped meatloaf with sauce on the side. The sauce that comes with that dish makes the dish COMPLETE. If you're coming here for the first time, I highly recommend the Shrimp & Grits. Oh.....ANNNND... The French fries r perfectly seasoned!! I can't wait to go back.

vipJass (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent! Was worried because our usual staff wasn't on duty. However, we had very good service. It proves that Barclay's makes great effort to ensure a pleasant and delicious dining experience.

Jerome (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

The prime rib was tough and under cooked. It was very disappointing because we had it a couple years ago and it was great back then. Not any more.

Fred (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

We come here very often. The wait staff is great. I've never had a bad experience.

vipChicagoguy (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

I can't recommend this restaurant. Waiter asked if I wanted my pork chop medium rare... what?!!! I said I wanted the pork cooked. It was way overcooked. Shrimp and grits were average. Chose to pass on dessert. This could be a good place but it needs to update decor and cooking style.

SeniorDiners (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Great for every day dining. Bit on the noisy side when crowded. Good bar, food select is ok.
Great for local crowd. Walk don’t drive.

vipReview (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Maura was our server she made us feel at home. The food was really flavorful. We had a large party and things couldn’t have gone smoother. The chefs specials seemed like the way to go, very seasonal.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

The food here was ok, but with so many dining options in the city, I would look for a more interesting choice. My wife said her ribs were tender and good, and my bacon wrapped meatloaf was above average, but the person who ordered shrimp and grits wasn't happy with the size of the "so-called" tiger shrimp. And our other diner thought the mushroom flatbread could have had more mushrooms.

vipJass (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

Barclay's put on a fabulous Thanksgiving buffet! Exceptionally prepared dishes - everything was very fresh. Enjoyed it very much.

vipMKMack (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 9, 2017

I had to make a very last minute reservation for my mom's birthday after her friend had to cancel on her due to an emergency. We live 30 minutes away from each other so this was a good halfway point for us both. She used to live in Oak Park / River Forest, so she knew that this would be a good place to go and I took her word for it.

She wasn't wrong - the staff was incredibly attentive to the fact that it was my mom's birthday (and that the time spent would be important to us both). We were greeted with a "Happy Birthday" and my mom was impressed that she was greeted that way (a "win" for me!).

Our waitress was the sweetest - she was attentive to our needs and made sure our food came out in a staggered way so that I could spend as much time as possible with my mom before driving back home. She did not rush us and allowed us to catch up and spend time together - I really appreciate that.

The food was really great - we each got a salad and tried the spinach artichoke dip as an appetizer. Everything was satisfying and the portions were manageable.

I haven't been to Oak Park's downtown since I was a kid and now that I live downtown, I will definitely make the trip to Barclay's now that I know how great it is!

vipReview (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on September 19, 2017

Another great meal. Barclays always delivers. Michael is the nicest bartender

vipJass (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on September 9, 2017

excellent meal. really enjoyed new menu item garlic spinach. great wine. great night.

Walker (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on August 23, 2017

Loved that they observed my husband's birthday which I noted on my OT reservation with a free dessert and no singing waiters.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on August 20, 2017

Our server was friendly and drinks were pretty good. She had the fish and I had the delmonico steak. They weren't good. Steak was bland and poor quality. Our desserts saved the outing. Creme brulee and death by chocolate

vipJass (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on July 28, 2017

Excellent appetizers that we usually skip because the entree servings are so substantial. Wine selections were top shelf. Enjoyed the meal and the evening.