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Barclay Prime

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$$$$
City Center West
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237 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-6161 (Locust)
+1 215-732-7560
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17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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350 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You like steak and a romantic room this is it Barclay prime the very very best give them 6 STARRS The starter salad and some Vodka gave a romantic touch to the dinner in philly ...See you soon TPP comedy

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Thank thomas p
Houston, Texas, United States
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very disappointed.... keeping brief, ordered Medium Rare and got a dry medium steak. Offered to re-cook but timing with date nix offer to waive charge insult... learned my lesson. Never again

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Thank MEspree
São Paulo, SP
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80 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent restaurant. Nice place, decoration, service and food. There is nothing bad to say. Excellent in the essence of the word.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

The bartender was nice but we ordered gin and tonics and asked what the tonic water brand was. At a place and price like that I thought it would be Fever Tree or Qtonic but no, it was Canada Dry. Seemed strange when other less prime restaurants use the best ones. Hostess was very nice and professional and set the... More 

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Springfield, New Jersey
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123 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

This is a true five star restaurant in terms of price, décor, service and most of all, quality of food. It was our second visit, made even better as we had another couple join us (these places are just more fun with other people included). The décor was unusual and very comfortable. The main dining room looks somewhat like a... More 

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1 Thank Karen C
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Amazing cocktails and a small but impressive happy hour bar menu. Enjoy this amazing restaurant and its friendly professional staff at a fraction of the price. You simply cannot find this quality of food, drink, service and atmosphere for anywhere close to the price anywhere in the city.

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Herzogenaurach, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

I was here with a colleague to enjoy the amazing steaks prepared at this restaurant. We decided for a tomahawk and did definitely not regret that. As a side we went for a gratin and some spinach. We first thought that we might add a desert but that was not possible ;) The service was amazing and we really had... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Have eaten here 3 times now and each meal was fantastic! It is definitely expensive but for a special occasion, definitely a repeat experience. The knife service is fun and it's interesting to talk about why each person chooses their knife. Each time I have eaten the 8oz filet and assorted sides. All the sides were delicious but the au... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

My wife and I decided to have dinner here on our anniversary. We reserved a table for 7. They took our coats as we came in and had a drink at the bar. The lighting was intimate and ambiance was sublime. Our server Curtis was there for every one of our needs. We ordered shrimp cocktail for an app and... More 

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springfield, mo.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

1st time trying Barclay Prime! We had filets which were delicious! Wife had salmon and she enjoyed it! We shared the Brussels and scalloped potatoes! Place was quite noisy for only being half full. My only complaint was the wine by the glass was an extremely small pour and very expensive! Probably go back to Capital Grill as it's always... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 41 - USD 80
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 237 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-6161
    (Locust)
  • 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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