Barclay Prime

4.8
2834 reviews
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$50 and over
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Steakhouse
Barclay Prime is a luxury boutique steakhouse serving a traditional yet modern menu in a comfortable & contemporary setting.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, American, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(215) 732-7560
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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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.
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Private party contact
Diane Farina diane@starr-restaurant.com: (267) 238-3650
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Locust
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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.
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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 Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2834 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fabulous experience! The service was top notch! The popovers amazing, the salad enormous the steak was the best I’ve ever had and the tater tots....enough said!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and exceptional service!

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s
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant.

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MA
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great steaks, excellent service. The ambiance more modern less classic for a steakhouse, but classy. The Japanese Strip was worth its price.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

EXPERIENCE WAS GREAT!!!

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Incredible

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S
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was top notch! We will definitely be back. Glenn was an extremely knowledgeable server and recommend asking for him.

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Orlando
27 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and quality.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

I was very excited about this dinner. I made a reservation for myself and date for 8pm on Friday night on opentable. We get to the restaurant on time and are told our table is not ready yet, we were finally sat around 8:25pm. Upon seating and water request it took a while for our server to come back over for a drink order. When he did he told us he “was instructed to check our ID’s” which is fine, but the wording a bit odd. For reference both myself and my date are late 20’s+. We started with the sliders, which were delicious. Then moved on to filet’s, Brussel sprouts and potato gratin. The steaks were cooked well with a nice sear, however the Brussel sprouts were so small they were difficult to eat. My date did comment that he thought it was odd our server never checked in once we got our food, though a manager checked in quickly. When we finished eating a busser came by and asked if we would like our sides wrapped (since that was all that was left, about 50% of each), we said yes. After a while the server finally came over for a dessert order, during this time the table was left with food remnants. After almost placing the dessert menu into the remnants the server realized and wiped the table. We ordered after dinner drinks, and paid the bill. Once home we realized we were never given our to go food. For the amount of money we paid for dinner, and the service I expected we left feeling disappointed and underwhelmed with our experience.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolute perfection!!!!

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KC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant and fantastic experience. The ribeye special for the table was outstanding.

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d
Portland
27 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent beef. Some very good small plates, especially the hamachi.

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RR
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Barclay Prime is fabulous. Perfect steaks. We have tried many wonderland restaurants in Philly but for a special meal we always come back to Barclay Prime. We have never been disappointed. And POPOVERS!

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MH
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our sever was very friendly and on point! He was very knowledgeable when it came to the menu. We arrived at and earlier time so it was quiet until it started to fill up but I was too into the food to even realize how loud it had gotten. Amazing food! Got the lobster and cheese steak. Ask had the special oysters and lobster bisqu.

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K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great experience celebrating our anniversary Saturday night. Service was impeccable. Our first table was near the kitchen but they quickly moved us to a better location when we asked without any issue. Tables are a little close together. But again, the service was great and the food was excellent. The Pop overs were amazing and we had to limit ourselves so we could eat our dinner. My drink was so delicious, I had to order another! My steak was perfectly cooked and the knife menu was a fun experience. I had the filet mignon and the Kale salad- both delicious. We were too full for dessert but they brought us a little chocolate cake for our anniversary. I would highly recommend this restaurant for a special occasion.

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KC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I was blown away by Barclay Prime. To start, the service was amazing. The food was the best I have ever had in my entire life. The colossal jumbo shrimp were humongous and so fresh. The Tuna tartar was light and done to perfection. The bread would have been enough for a delicious meal in itself. I literally have not one negative thing to say about Barclay Prime. I highly recommend.

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RF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was outstanding. He was attentive and timely.

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GT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. One of the best steaks we ever had. Looking forward to visiting Philly again to eat at this restaurant!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Drew our waiting was knowledgeable and helped us picked the best options. Great 12 ounce filet cooked perfectly medium rare. The banana creme Brûlée was not to be missed.

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K
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for the first time before going to the Philadelphia Orchestra and I was absolutely blown away. The service was amazing, the food was incredible, and the atmosphere fit the night perfectly. The “pop-ups” (bread) were addicting, my wedge salad was perfectly made, and the filet was absolutely amazing. Will be returning for sure!

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h
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always such an amazing experience. Love dining here and will not have steaks anywhere else :)

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BP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant. The food is outstanding, probably my personal favorite Stephen Starr restaurant. Service was incredible, Edward was our server, he did an amazing job. The only complaint I have is we had requested a “booth” or a table with those sunken down chairs and we were sat right in the front of the restaurant so people walking by kept bumping into our chairs which was annoying but everything else was fantastic.

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JH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Clients at Barclay prime several times now. I’ve enjoyed it so much that I’ve sensed taken my wife. Never disappoints at the cheesesteak is worth every penny. Will be sure to take clients again next trip in Philadelphia.

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b
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was fantastic. Tater tots were yum. The wagu sirloin (which the waitress sold me on) was to die for.

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RK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Poor service not consistent with quality of restaurant. Our server was quite rude. We have dined at the restaurant numerous times often in a large group and this was by far the worst service we have ever received there

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Good ambiance. Pricey but it was an amazing steak (NY Strip Wagyu).

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PM
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was really good! I thought the service was less than attentive, especially for the price point of this restaurant and therefore I would not go back.

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LU
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fantástico restaurante, muy bonito, discreto, silencioso y se come de cine. Caro.

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l
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Chairs very comfortable , great date night to get dressed for. If you like wine buy the bottle the glass is a tease.

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R
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

The server was great and the atmosphere warm and cozy. The food was unremarkable . For the cost we expected better .

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S
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Honestly... the highlights of the meal were the popovers, gratin potatoes and bone-in filet. Had much more, but nothing worth speaking of.

It’s dark,,,, sofa chairs are impossible to get in/out within assistance.

All drinks ( 5.00 for a ginger-ale???) are WAY over priced. 3 glasses of wine =45.00 .. get s bottle, better value.

Service was top notch, though our Waitress seemed hurried (it was 5:30 on a Sunday night and wasn’t busy.)

Coffee...LaColumbe delicious.

One and done would be my suggestion
If you want a killer meal, with a bright, fun atmosphere and prices within reason... walk up the street to Parc!

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D
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful spot in Rittenhouse Square. I came for the famous cheesesteak and would return but to try other menu items, not to have the cheesesteak again; it was good, but once was enough for me. It was too rich which made it feel greasy (for me, the combination of the foie gras and cheese wiz made it feel quite heavy). If you've got $120 to blow, I'd say to give it a shot so you can say you've tried it—it was for sure a cool experience.

The ambiance was great—dark, moody in a good way, exactly what you'd expect from a high end restaurant. Barclay was perfect for date night and the wine selection was awesome; I'd recommend trying a malbec.

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AS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always! The bread is out of this world, the steaks are perfectly cooked and the service is impeccable.

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SC
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food. Our server Ed was great. I especially enjoyed the rack of lamb.

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LM
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The steak was amazing, but I was a bit surprised how good all of the other food was!

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e
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best steak house in town, maybe the world. Not an exaggeration.

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BS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great fancy,good food restaurant. We celebrated my birthday and everything was excellent from my dirty martini,wedge salad, cheesesteak and Apple cheesecake was delicious. Oh and I almost forgot the puff bread before hand with the sea salt & butter. So yummy. Our waiter was nice and friendly too!

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SC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Place was great I am definitely going to be going back there. The food and service was exceptional

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