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Barclay Prime, Philadelphia, PA

Barclay Prime

4.8
4.8
4353 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Barclay Prime is a luxury boutique steakhouse serving a traditional yet modern menu in a comfortable & contemporary setting.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 71 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, American, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

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

  • Phone number

    (215) 732-7560

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • 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

  • Neighborhood

    Rittenhouse Square

  • Cross street

    18th & Rittenhouse

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

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

  • Additional

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

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What 4,353 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

    Steakhouse

  • Philadelphia

    Best Food

  • Philadelphia

    Special Occasion

  • Philadelphia

    Steakhouse

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  1. IH

    IHill

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jackson was our waiter, he was attentive and fun. This was my second time there and it was good experience. My friend had a good birthday dinner :)
  2. EM

    ElizabethM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING! I've been to dozens of steakhouses in Philly and food-wise, this one is at the top of my list. The filet and sauces were all melt-in-your-mouth delicious, and I didn't even get to try the fancy wagyu and Kobe versions. Shout-out to the bread, too; it's a unique (for a steakhouse anyway) cheese roll. The service is also spectacular: our server gave us three different options to customize our medium rare; I've never gotten that before.
  3. m

    muphi32

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Atmosphere was very cozy and comfortable after the meal. Waiter was excellent.
  4. RI

    RICHE

    Philadelphia

    116 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    116 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have not been here for a couple years, things have changed. I give it top ratings for everything because of the food and staff. The one problem that could stop me from coming back was the noise. It sounded like we were at an NFL game the crowd was so loud. Being one of the top restaurants in the city you don't expect that. It could be the drinks were too strong because everyone was shouting louder than the person next to them. We were there to celebrate an anniversary, it would have been nice to hear what everyone was saying to each other.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good and service were amazing!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A perfect meal - nothing at all that I can think of to improve upon.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The caviar was worth it and everything about the restaurant ❤️
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I had an amazing time celebrating our anniversary. We enjoyed the cocktails, scallops, hamachi crudo, and awesome entrees! We somehow made room for the cookie and do not regret it. We will most definitely be coming back!
  9. a

    allisons

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    It’s an absolutely amazing spot that I highly recommend. Glenn was our server and was excellent in every way, as was every other employee who interacted with our table. We sat outside, and are SO very appreciative to have that option, but in full honesty, it would be nice if the setup was a little more decorated and put together. Even painting the outdoor booths would go a long way. I went inside to use the restroom and can see that the ambiance/decor inside absolutely matches the excellence of the other components (food quality and service). Even still—I would go back anytime and fully enjoy the experience.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the gold standard steakhouse in Philadelphia and for good reason. From the moment you check in to the moment you leave, everything is best in class. Be it the hospitality, complimentary popovers, appetizers, steak, sides, and even dessert. It’s as good as any steakhouse in NYC or LA. In fact, on the whole, I would rate barclay prime ahead of Peter Luger and keens. It’s that good and I’ve eaten at all three many times. Long review short, I highly recommend this place
  11. SW

    SeanW

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Food was good. Time between appetizer and meal was almost an hour. No consideration given on invoice . Waiter was not knowledgeable on Champagne or wine. Food was great ambience was nice.
  12. AS

    AndyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was the best meal I’ve ever had. Steak was perfect, sides were perfect, even the roles were perfect.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was a birthday dinner.
  14. JA

    JonathanA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I came for our 20th anniversary, and Barclay’s made it a truly special, memorable occasion. The food is absolutely amazing.
  15. LL

    LaLaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was amazing. Steak and Pearls, Ribeye and truffle mashed potatoes were outstanding.
  16. JS

    JoeS

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience, unbelievable food and perfect service
  17. TS

    TedS

    Los Angeles

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything on the menu is fantastic. Hamachi was to die for. And, of course the steaks - proper temp and refectory seasoned. Service is always great.
  18. HB

    HB1978

    Washington DC

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Barclays Prime has been on my list for a while , it was worth the wait! Outstanding as you would expect and the delivered 110% Thanks for a wonderful evening.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate in the lounge and the seating and tables are uncomfortable but the hostess gave us cushions for our backs which helped tremendously. The staff are lovely and knowledgeable. The food is a culinary experience not to be missed.
  21. A

    Amazing111

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We certainly enjoyed our experiences there as Kobe steak and cheesesteak experiences were wonderful.
  22. BR

    BillR

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We looked forward to the cheesesteak ,,, not the same as a couple years ago it was average at best ,, lots missing
  23. SM

    SteveM

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food was fantastic. I would highly recommend!
  24. JR

    JamieR

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely flawless!!! From the hostess, to the server, to the staff and the food, everything was TEN stars !!! Absolute best steakhouse in the city - bar none. The food was amazing, well prepared and executed. This is a top notch restaurant and a MUST TRY. It doesn’t get better than Barclay Prime
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We attended the Kosta Brown tasting dinner. It was exceptional. We will gladly look forward to attending other events hosted by Barkleys Prime.
  26. LP

    LaurenP

    Philadelphia

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Finally had to stop in and get *the* cheesesteak, and it lives up to the hype! Food was excellent, delicious seasonal cocktails, and our server Mat was great. Especially also liked the dessert drink the Cereal Killer, complete with Cocoa Puffs. Perfect vibe and ambiance for a night out.
  27. AB

    AliceB

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a special place to celebrate a birthday! The appetizers, steaks, sides, drinks, and desserts were all top-notch!
  28. C

    Caren

    Philadelphia

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had dinner at BP for my birthday. We ate here back in November and it was delish so we had to come back! Their wedge salad is to die for! They give you Blue Cheese AND Thousand Island and it’s the combo you never knew you needed! Jackson was amazing and made me feel special! The manager came by to check on our meal, and it was amazing from start to finish! Def check them out if you have the chance!!
  29. LP

    LovePhillyFood

    Philadelphia

    132 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    132 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It's overpriced like all steakhouses in the US but always nice for a special event, like a birthday.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wagu steak was the best I’ve ever had.
  31. SQ

    SueyQ

    Atlanta

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience
  32. AH

    AmandaH

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and drinks were amazing! We came to celebrate our anniversary and were very impressed from appetizers to dessert. Highly recommend for a special occasion.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Birthday Dinner, great food and great service
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Next-level food, premium/fine-dining experience. Will definitely return. Thank you.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Al way love this place it’s one of the country’s best steak houses!
  36. TJ

    TastyJawn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great selection of wines and unbelievable steak. I highly recommend the Kennet Square mushroom side.
  37. HB

    HayleyB

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Barclay Prime! The food, drinks and service are always one step above the rest. The ruby slipper is my new favorite drink, the hamachi crudo is what I dream about and the service is unbeatable. Our server Alex was on top of it and made the experience that much more special.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service !!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Barclay Prime is by far our most favorite steakhouse! It is consistently delicious, we love the vibe, and the waitstaff is unmatched. Dirk was our waiter last night, and he could not have been more personable, hilarious, and simply went above and beyond. We can’t wait to get back!
  40. f

    foodlover

    Philadelphia

    81 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Dirk was the best server we’ve ever had—professional, delightful, patient (we had a toddler with us and had many requests that he facilitated with grace and good humor!), efficient, not intrusive but on top of things—in short, the best qualities that servers should possess but rarely do. Food was excellent—caesar salads not quite as delicious as usual, and porterhouse steak not terribly juicy, but Dover sole and other entrees were good and popovers were fabulous. Overall, a wonderful restaurant experience!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Barclay Prime offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 732-7560.

Barclay Prime is rated 4.8 stars by 4353 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 71 times today
Google Map for Barclay Prime

237 South 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Additional information

  • Cross street

    18th & Rittenhouse

  • Neighborhood

    Rittenhouse Square

  • Hours of operation

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

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, American, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

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

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

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

  • Phone number

    (215) 732-7560

  • 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

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