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“Pictures Online Don't Do It Justice” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Barclay Prime

Barclay Prime
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Ranked #36 of 4,318 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
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139 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Pictures Online Don't Do It Justice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2013 via mobile

Great, Great place!!!! All of the pictures online show a much brighter/well lit restaurant.. To our happy surprise, it is a much dimmer/more romantic setting.. That being said, let me get to the important stuff.... The food is out of this world!!! Yes, it's expensive, but when the food is as good as theirs is, the price is worth it. Appetizers were great and so were our entrees. My husband got the ribeye and I got the veal.. Amazing!! The truffle mashed potatoes and truffle Mac & cheese were unbelievably good! I forget our dessert, but it was some kind of chocolate/peanut butter thing.. WOW!!!! We also brought a bottle of our own wine and they only charge a $25 corkage fee.. The other drinks we got were well worth the price too! If you're looking for a nice treat for a special occasion, I highly recommend Barclay Prime.

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Hainesport, New Jersey
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164 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
“Philadelphia's Best Restaurant. Period.”
5 of 5 bubbles 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!!

  • Visited November 2013
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Atco, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“WOW Great Service Delicious Food, Steak”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Where The Elite Meet in Philly!!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

  • Visited November 2013
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Newtown, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Our anniversary!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

  • Visited February 2013
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