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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
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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New Jersey
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91 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic steak. Might have been the best steak I have ever eaten Fabulous mashed potatoes Excellent oyster platter Honestly, just a fantastic evening of food. But it comes with the city price.

Thank jpm3x
Estero, Florida
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192 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'd heard of this years ago and been wanting to get there ever since. Yes, had the $120 cheesesteak and it was awesome! I have to also say the service was incredible and honestly just as good as the food. Great job!

Thank Ray H
Ridgefield, Connecticut
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great ambiance - traditional steakhouse feel. The steak was extremely well aged and tender. Went with a couple of clients and everyone felt special.

Thank rsan100
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77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here for a business dinner. My company loves steakhouses, so I have been to a lot of steakhouses. It was so delicious. The side portions are small and it is expensive. However, I would bring my husband and pay for it. It was worth it. The popover rolls was like eating dessert. The dry aged NY Strip was delicious.... More 

1 Thank Europeantravel2014
New York City, New York
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Was in Philly for the Flower Show and was able to visit with my niece last minute. We met for a drink and decided to go to Barclay Prime, arriving just after 9pm on Sunday night. The décor is retro-chic and the place was nearly full. We were quickly shown to our table and settled into our low, comfortable chairs.... More 

1 Thank Jim K
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Beautiful restaurant with incredible menu--lamb chops were truly excellent. Service also superb. I felt cold inside the restaurant even with a sweater, and the seating was a little more appropriate for a lounge than a sit-down dinner (had to lean forward a lot), but overall, great experience.

1 Thank Larry S
London, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Having just got off a flight from London and suffered excruciating queues in customs and then also queuing to leave the airport with our bags (why?) we were feeling a little "bruised" on arrival at the restaurant and possibly not that hungry. Nice ambience..dark entrance bar with some tables ..we were taken thru into a dim space surrounded by modern... More 

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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

I went with a friend they never been before and was curious to.try out the aged steak. It was my third time there but each time it was the best. Melissa was extremely helpful and gave us great recommendation I must return for some lobster bisque but maybe to go Oh!! And for another strawberry marshmallow

Thank AKaison
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We're big fans of Peter Luger and have been looking for a good steak house in Philly for a long time. Barclay Prime was a top contender - but funnily enough not for the meat quality. Popovers, hamachi crudo and whipped potatoes are our favorites. But the meat is highly inconsistent and well below average. During our most recent visit,... More 

Thank Andreea R
Berlin, New Jersey
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120 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The service is still excellent! we were there this past Saturday night celebrating an early Valentine's dinner. We have been here several times and always found the meal to be outstanding, this time was different. The apps were still great as was the baked potato but the steaks, (a porterhouse and a bone in filet) were nothing like they were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 237 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-6161
  • 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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