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Barclay's American Grill

$$ - $$$American, ,
1120 Pleasant St, Oak Park, IL 60302-3010
+1 708-848-4250
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“burgers” (7 reviews)
“wild rice” (2 reviews)
“flatbread” (7 reviews)
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American, Contemporary, Bar, Seafood, Wine Bar
$$ - $$$
1120 Pleasant St, Oak Park, IL 60302-3010
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mike and joe are excellent bartenders at this comfortable and classic bar. Try the Manhattan- best in Chicago area. Great happy hour and specials. If you rather sit at a table- great food and wine. Great place to go. Excellent seafood!

Thank Tasty29
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting menu. Good service. Nice quiet atmosphere. Good for conversation. GREAT location-in hotel!

Thank John A
Reviewed 3 November 2017

You often overlook the restaurant in the hotel you are staying at. Don't do that here. Barclay's American Grill in the Carleton Oak Park is a gem. Accessible, reasonably priced, good for dinner and for watching the 5th game of the World Series, The service...More

Reviewed 2 November 2017

This is the more high class bar and restaurant of the hotel. I thought the prices where quite high for the size and quality of the food.Nice atmosphere and service wants to please. Sports is always on and the flatbread is great. So are salads...More

Thank Catalina637
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Had heard some mediocre reviews and did not try on my first trip in August. Last night, after arriving from the airport in the rain, decided to try it. The trout was awesome, well prepared and nicely presented. My recommendation is: Don’t change anything. My...More

Thank shorty9394
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

I gotta tell ya...I don't know where people come from who don't like this place... I've been staying at the Carleton every month for a week since March 2015 and I eat & imbibe at Barclays every time I' m in OP... Joe the manager...More

Thank britreeln
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Decided to visit after a short hiatus. Sunday, early evening. Not very busy. We were seated right away. She initially wanted to seat us in the rear of the restaurant. No way, the place was empty. Our waitress was OK and attentive. The menu still...More

Thank Sonja W
Reviewed 21 July 2017

We stopped in for a night cap and we found the service to be sub par. We were ignored for a long time and I needed to go and ask for service. When we did get a server to come to our table he was...More

Thank Mark K
Reviewed 18 June 2017

I had dinner with a friend this evening at Barclay's American Grille. My bill was $68.84. I checked my card which I paid with, and $82.60 was deducted from my card which I did not authorize. I tipped the waitress in cash. I went back...More

Thank 874brad
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

I have rated the classic restaurant before and it's all still the same.....Fantastic! Joe the bartender is still at the top of his game. The server staff is always spot on and the ambiance is very cool. My only regret. Bring back the live Jazz...More

Thank FrankC1234
Barclays_Grill, Manager at Barclay's American Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

We're thrilled to hear you have been enjoying Barclay's over the years! We agree, Joe is fantastic and we will be sure to pass along your praises. We appreciate you taking the time to write us a nice review, and we hope to see you...More

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Questions & Answers
Kristen B
23 September 2016|
Response from T D | Reviewed this property |
Yes, many of their entrees can be prepared gluten free if you substitute the sides.
Julie C
9 December 2015|
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Response from T D | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have both.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Contemporary, Bar, Seafood, Wine Bar
Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1120 Pleasant St, Oak Park, IL 60302-3010
    (Marion street)
  • Public Transportation: Barclay's American grille is located 1 block south of the CTA Green line and Metra Union pacific west line
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Oak Park
  • Phone Number: +1 708-848-4250
Oak Park's Best Hotel Bar and Restaurant. Featuring Chef's Seasonal specials, fresh seafood, ribs, and chops.
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