Barclay's American Grille
Get your HAPPY on!
Drink & Dine with our $5 Happy hour specials!
Available in the bar area only
Gültig für: 1 - 20 Personen
Beginn: 17. Juni 2019
Ende: 18. Juni 2118
Verfügbarkeit: Mo.-Fr. 17:00-19:00
Barclay's continues to separate itself from the old Philander's it used to be. Good for some, sad for others. However, the service and caliber of the menu has been very persuasive.
We had a group of 8 and the service was excellent. Food was prepared as requested.
My wife and I regularly dine at Barclay's. The pretzel encrusted trout is always superb. We invited another couple for their first visit. The husband had the trout and loved it as well as the two sides (wild rice and green beans almondine). His wife thoroughly enjoyed the huge pork chop. The only negative was the singer who had the amplifier cranked up to concert level despite it being a small to medium size room. It was most distracting to table conversation. The service was impeccable by the waiter and by several assistants (they were much more than bus staff). The left overs were boxed in recyclable material (not styrofoam). Barclay's is a medium to high class restaurant with moderate prices.
Barclay's is our favorite "go to" place when we want to be good to ourselves. The service is good and the food is excellent. Most of all, when we request our preference in seating, we're always accommodated.
Barclay's is a great Oak Park staple. They have a wide variety of food , which is always prepared well. The service is top-notch. We try to come in at least once or twice a month.
It was my our 44th wedding anniversary. This is one of our favorite restaurants for many years. Our daughter had her wedding reception at the hotel. Great dining and ambiance.
We had an enjoyable Sunday dinner. We found free parking across the street. The service was very good.
We were not rushed. We had branzino and salmon. The mushrooms, squash, and asparagus that accompanied the grilled branzino were well prepared and healthy.
The Easter Brunch was fabulous. Everything was fresh. Hot dishes were hot. There were so very many people enjoying the afternoon with friends and family. It was very nice to see. Highly recommend Barclay's for meals for any occasion. Great people.
The service, the Ambiance, and the food, is always superb!
One of my favorite places to dine . I've been going to this establishment for over 30 years.
The food was very good. The bands on Saturday nights add to the enjoyment.
My husband and I ordered filet mignon and the server brought two Delmonico steak dinners to the table. We looked at it and thought why is it flat like that? We both took one bite and soon discovered that it was not filet mignon. It was fatty and chewy. We immediately alerted out server and she apologized. She said she thought we said Delmonico when we were ordering. Honest mistake. We had to wait for a new order (correct order) but not for a long time. When it arrived we knew right away it was correct. It was delicious! The folk singers that were performing that evening were such a delight.
This was our first visit and we were thoroughly pleased.
Great food and atmosphere and the entertainment was top notch.
We’ll be back!
Live music on Saturday is fun!
I would recommend going when there is music. I am not a fan of the TV theme - there are literally television sets every where, giving the room an ethereal blue glow. But when there is music, sit at a bar table, have some wine or cocktails, and enjoy.
Excellent American menu with some seafood as well. Great meal overall.
Our second time there...We chose Barclay's the first time as a midway meeting point between my cousin in Naperville and us in Chicago East Lakeview neighborhood....
Over-all we like the restaurant, the ambiance, food and service....however:
This time I was disappointed in my meal...I ordered the BBQ ribs, full slab...I believe the ribs were lying around and were "old".....the meat was so soft and mushy with no texture left at all....tasted OK but mushy....
Would probably return to give them another shot....
The food was terrible came out dry and not very tasty for the price point it was not a very good deal . Would not go back
Pork cop was undercooked (pink) and when i informed the waitress, she offered to have it cooked some more, but i declined. I ordered a burger and then i was informed that the pork chop that i ate two slices of was removed from my bill, lime they were doing me a favor. No manager ever came by to apologize, and nothing was offered nor giving to me. Very disappointed in the management and to make matters worse, I was sick later that evening. My wife's stake was below average. We were very disappointed.
Always a favorite when we come into Oak Park. Comfort food plus new dishes and great cocktails.
We came to see a friend who is in a small band. The sound system was awful. Loved the set up around the bar. My food lemon pepper chicken was great, but the rice was terrible. The rest of the diners liked their food. Our waiter was a nice guy. Would give it a second chance.
Opted for the Scallops, and they were fantastic. Great place for a date night!
Food was not what I expected
Reliably good food, excellent service, in a warm, inviting environment. Definitely warrants rerun visits.
Barclay's has come our "go to" place when we want to have a quiet meal in nice surroundings. The food is always excellent; the menu has old favorites and imaginative new recipes.
Went for a girls night out and we all had a great timr
A nice, quiet New Years dinner.
Great food! Great restaurant! Awful server! Only was at our table around 4 times. Never checked on us never brought refills. Thank god for the food runner and busters!
Service is usually pretty good but a little slow this time. Food and presentation was good as usual.
Had an excellent evening at Barclay's! Wonderful wine recommendation and very delicious dinner!
Good drinks and good food. My only complaint is that I asked specifically for a particular table in my reservation, and we were not seated at that table. The table we asked for sat empty the whole time we were there. Our table were we were seated was quiet enough, so it turned out okay.
This was s get together with friends for dinner. While two of us enjoyed s lovely meal, one friend ordered the fish and chips. She was underwhelmed, as it was soggy. She didn’t want to take the time to send it back while we enjoyed eating. She didn’t want to put s damper on the meal. She basically suffered in silence. Perhaps you could work on this dish?
All 4 of us loved the menu choices and also the happy hour bar cocktails. Lively atmosphere!
We go every Thanksgiving for the traditional fixings. This is a tradition we will continue.
Barclay's best Thanksgiving buffet ever! Been going for more than 15 years - every year! This year was especially delicious. The food selections were well chosen and paired extremely well. Loved it!
The Thanksgiving Buffet was absolutely WONDERFUL !! Food AND service were totally GREAT !!
We dined here before and loved it. The Cosmos were good and a great deal for happy hour.
Enjoyable evening and good atmosphere. Will definitely go back.
We arrived at 5:40 for a 6:00 reservation, and did not leave for over 3 hours. It was not because we were lingering and relaxing, it was because the service was appalling. We were pretty much ignored for ridiculously long amounts of time, making the night a marathon. When the waitress brought the checks, she said, "My table of 12 turned into a table of 25; thank you for your patience and understanding." Translation: please don't burn me on my tip, it wasn't my fault. Well, we are nice people, so she got tipped, but I am so aggravated by this appalling experience. Why would management give a waitress a table of 3 in one room, a table of 25 in another, and not make special arrangements for the table of 3? It was our first time and our last.
Very good! Good value! Great appetizers--entrees were fantastic, nice drink menu--great dessert!
We used to visit Barclay's very often! We used to visit Gene the server all of the time! Occasionally, would visit Joe at the bar. Ran into Gene recently in another restaurant. Found out he retired!
Our last two visits with newer servers waiting on us were disastrous! The service was awful and actually taken as downright rude. We were over charged for items that we were offered as alternative sides that we have always ordered. When we simply and politely asked the server about it, she got very defensive and sarcastic. "Well you obviously didn't understand me!"
I have been in the restaurant business for over 40 years in many capacities including Management and owning 3 of my own! We were so turned off by our last visit in 2018, we have not returned. We used to visit 3 to 4 times a month, especially during the summer. Such a shame!