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“Philadelphia's Best Restaurant. Period.”
Review of Barclay Prime

Barclay Prime
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Ranked #47 of 4,519 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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.
Reviewed November 20, 2013

This is my most favorite eatery in the City of Brotherly Love...and perhaps in the country.

With wonderful decor, fantastic service everywhere (from the hosts/hostess to the bartender to the serving staff), an awesome menu, and absolutely delicious food, you can't go wrong here.

I went back this evening to celebrate some birthdays & anniversary with friends. And as always, and as expected, it was a perfect evening with scrumptious food served by prompt and friendly service. The food was all cooked perfectly, with everything tasting just perfect. Whether it was the tuna tartar, grilled scallops, or perfectly prepared steaks, everything was absolutely delicious.

This restaurant is one of the most expensive in Philly ...but it's worth every penny. Whether you indulge on their $100 cheesesteak or a more moderately priced $45 12 oz filet, or a $88 3 pound lobster, you are in for a treat that's well worth the pricetag.

I'm a well traveled foodie and this venue is terrific --I can't recommend it enough!!

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Thank Michael_K_SNJ
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Reviewed November 19, 2013

We went for a special occasion and they did a real good job. We had soup and apps and entree and desert. Everything was great. The sevice was close to perfect and fun. They popovers were incredable. This place has some real good food and should not be missed. Save up and go as it is worth it. EXCELLENT JOB, THANKS.

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Thank John NJ H
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Reviewed November 13, 2013

We had an amazing experience at Barclay Prime 2 weeks ago. If you are looking for a quiet, romantic spot, go somewhere else. This place is bustling with busy servers, loud, chatty diners, but it's fabulous. Extensive wine list, which is a tad overpriced, steaks that need no knives, and phenomenal service. The Lobster Bisque was not good, way too watery, and when I told the server, he quietly took it off the tab. Very nicely done, Jason! He made the evening with friendly and fabulous service! Go experience Barclay Prime, just to watch how a finely tuned restaurant works!

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1  Thank CarolinaDreamin1
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Reviewed November 12, 2013

Greta food, great atmosphere, great service on the pricey side but worth every penny. our waiter was professional and had a great personality and very efficient. dessert was great. They were very careful with my allergies and dietary needs.

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Thank Lorraine L
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Reviewed November 4, 2013 via mobile

Although a bit pricey it was all I expected as far as cost, food and service. My bone in filet was very juicy and tender, done perfectly. I would recommend this Starr restaurant to everyone who is okay with spending 50-60 bucks for a steak. Our waiter Jason was friendly, professional and efficient. I definitely will return to this Rittenhouse Square gem.

Thank maxnsimon
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