Where We’re Eating: Barclay Prime

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Ten years into its existence on Rittenhouse Square, Stephen Starr’s first Philadelphia steakhouse remains the city’s most stylish and expense-account-crushing ode to red meat. As at Starr’s supper-clubby Butcher and Singer, service here is A-1. But while Butcher and Singer is the kind of place you can take Mom to for an impressive birthday dinner, Barclay Prime is the type of modern see-and-be-seen dining room where you’ll be embarrassed when she shows up in anything less than Prada. Skip the gimmicky wagyu-foie cheesesteak and cut into the signature rib eye. Just expect to drop $150 to $200 per person if you’re going all in.

Barclay Prime [Foobooz]

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  • CM

    With Father’s Day approaching, I’ve been reminiscing about fun times my dad. He was big into steak, so naturally I took him to Barclay Prime during one of his Philly visits. He really enjoyed the fabulous meal and the quirky-modern decor. Bonus: Dad was pretty surprised when he went to the restroom and realized it was unisex, hahaha.