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.
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.
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.
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.
Barclay's put on a fabulous Thanksgiving buffet! Exceptionally prepared dishes - everything was very fresh. Enjoyed it very much.
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!
Another great meal. Barclays always delivers. Michael is the nicest bartender
excellent meal. really enjoyed new menu item garlic spinach. great wine. great night.
Loved that they observed my husband's birthday which I noted on my OT reservation with a free dessert and no singing waiters.
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
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