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Barclay Prime

237 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-6161
+1 215-732-7560
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
237 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-6161
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I am normally not a steakhouse girl preferring fish and modern decor, but this place was fantastic! The room was light , modern, yet classy comfortable. The kale salad was one of the best I have had in a while. I ordered the petite filet,...More

Thank 2travelingscientists
Reviewed 6 days ago

The steak is very good, no arguing about that question. There is, however, no significant discerable difference from the other reputable steakhouses. Del Frisco's, The Capital Grille, Morton's, Butcher and Singer all are on par in the same category. Great location in the Rittenhouse Square...More

Thank Joseph R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Barclay is a beautiful space, tastefully decorated and inviting. As I try to eat as little meat as possible when I ordered the scallops which were recommended by the server. They were slimy and tasteless. My daughter ordered the 60 dollar Dover sole which she...More

Thank emistruth
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Forget Peter Lugers, this is the best steak house ever. Don't even question the choice on where to eat tonight. Eat here. I had the 20 oz bone in steak, perfect, the scallops, delectable and a bite of the cheesesteak, heaven. You won't regret a...More

1  Thank jlynjack
Reviewed 24 May 2017

This is our 7th or 8th visit to Barclay. It is our number one, favorite steak restaurant in Philadelphia. This past visit, we had our largest party, with a table for 10 adults. Two of our friends, were eating at Barclay for the first time....More

Thank Tiffany C
Reviewed 22 May 2017

The place is dark , at a point that you cant read the menu.The menu itself small with limited selection.Had a l portion of king crab leg that was very small at 29 usd, and a tuna tartar so spicy that covered the taste. The...More

Thank NIONIOSAthens
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

My husband & I were in town visiting my sister & her boyfriend and celebrating our wedding anniversary. We walked around Rittenhouse Square, enjoyed the scene & headed to Barclay Prime. We started with their lobster bisque ~ nice chunks of lobster in the soup...More

1  Thank 1girlie1
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

My wife and I were staying in the city for one evening and our concierge recommended and booked the restaurant stating it is the best steak restaurant in the city. We arrived around 9, seated immediately and immediately felt at home. The wait staff were...More

1  Thank Zinzan6
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

By far my best experience in a Philadelphia restaurant yet. We had the seafood sampler for an appetizer, which included oysters, lobster tail, tuna tartare and shrimp the size of bananas. The steaks for second to none. The sides were family style with plenty to...More

1  Thank JAD423
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Fantastic steak. Might have been the best steak I have ever eaten Fabulous mashed potatoes Excellent oyster platter Honestly, just a fantastic evening of food. But it comes with the city price.

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
They serving real wagyu?
11 February 2017|
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Response from Nwslamas | Reviewed this property |
Yup! This place is the real deal!
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Do you have a desert menu?
30 October 2016|
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Response from firemarshalbill1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes our group got an assortment of them and passed them around. All of them were amazing!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 237 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-6161
  • Public Transportation: The 12 Bus Route runs on Locust Street & curls around Rittenhouse Square. Get off at the intersection of 18th Street.
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
  • Neighbourhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: +1 215-732-7560
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