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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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Berlin, New Jersey
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119 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Jay1012013
State College, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're looking for a delicious steak dinner in a chic, modern atmosphere - look no further. The food surpassed our expectations, and the service was top notch. I highly recommend Barclay Prime. Perfect spot for a romantic dinner date!

1 Thank Harve920
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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485 reviews
312 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just experienced a wonderful pre-orchestra meal in Barclay Prime's comfortable yet chic mid century dining room dripping with oversized crystal chandeliers. It's a modern American romantic atmosphere done well. If management is reading this review please, I beg you, turn down the music. The steaks are the obvious stars. My husband loves their filet with the peppercorn sauce; personally I... More 

Thank pookala
Middlesex County, NJ
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a rather quick solo dinner at the bar before a Philadelphia Orchestra performance. I asked the Rittenhouse Hotel concierge for a good place for a nice meal, solo, near the hotel and on the way to the Kimmel Center. I didn't want a "Happy Hour" place filled with noisy "suits". He immediately suggested Barclay Prime. The caveat is:... More 

Thank jgmjr
New Jersey
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57 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family of 4 dined at Barclays Prime in both September of 2016 and again this month (Feb 2017). We found the resteraunt from trip advisor reviews and were not disappointed. The ambiance is great with comfortable chairs and sofas to sit on while you are dining. Dim lighting is nice too. Romantic if you are looking for that but... More 

1 Thank FamilyLove24
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was very impressed with this restaurant! Cozy, dark but lively atmosphere. Server was excellent! Went with the Porterhouse and it beat out the same same cuts I've gotten from Del Frisco's and Butcher & Singer (which are awesome as well). Had the Smoking Gun (whisky cocktail) which was excellent. Tuna app was also top notch. As other reviews have... More 

1 Thank Bill W
Collingswood, New Jersey
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187 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was our first time to Barclay Prime. It is incredibly dark inside, which, to me and my husband, was annoying. However, the host station was manned with lovely people. We were seated at what appeared to be a great table. My husband was seated against the wall, which he said was quite comfortable (as he suffers from a disc... More 

Thank Jack P
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349 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

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

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 28 December 2016 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

Thank MEspree
São Paulo, SP
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81 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

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

1 Thank dvargas329

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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?