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“One of our best steakhouse experiences!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Barclay Prime

Barclay Prime
237 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-6161 (City Center West)
215-732-7560
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Ranked #36 of 3,724 restaurants in Philadelphia
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: City Center West
Cross street: Locust
Transit: The 12 Bus Route runs on Locust Street & curls around Rittenhouse Square. Get off at the intersection of 18th Street.
djmarty2002
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“One of our best steakhouse experiences!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Barclay Prime is expensive but worth the money, especially for a special occasion. My wife and I were in town and decided to met up with another couple. The service, the food, the ambience and the overall experience was simply top notch. Immediately upon entering, you realize that this is not an ordinary restaurant experience. The furnishings are unique with low slung lounge style furniture, bright colors yet a warm and comfortable feel. Our waiter, I think his name was Josh, was impeccable with his service, recommendations and suggestions. I started with a tuna tartar and had the ribeye for my meal with family style sides of Truffle Mashed Potatoes, Mushrooms and Creamed Spinach. The food was simply to die for. My steak was perfectly cooked and all the sides was expertly prepared. Barclay Prime deserves the buzz!

Visited June 2013
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Southampton, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Excellent meal and atmosphere! The staff members were amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

The food was beyond amazing....everything was cooked to perfection! The West Coast oysters...OUT OF THIS WORLD! Drinks were really good too and the service (James) was astounding, very knowledgeable...answered all of our questions and was ALWAYS right there when we needed him! Dessert was excellent! We had a wonderful experience and will definitely go back!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Manila, Philippines
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47 reviews 47 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“good steaks, great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This was our first time to go to Barclay Prime, and we were not disappointed. Most of us ordered steak, and everything was tender and juicy. Service was excellent, friendly yet unobtrusive. Will definitely return...

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sewell, New Jersey
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16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Brunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Unique experience, good food, tried lots of new things....Expensive but great once in lifetime experience... Love bloody Mary bar

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Alma, Georgia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Wow”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Meal was outstanding, we had 6 people and tried a variety of food. Pricey but if you have a special event to celebrate...go for it.

Visited April 2013
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