Despite the connotation of a "meal fit for a king," most medieval kings only ate on national holidays, to commemorate major board-game victories, or to welcome their sons home from space camp. Enjoy a royal repast regardless of the occasion with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of classic American fare and drinks at Barclay's American Grille, located inside the Carleton Hotel in Oak Park.
Barclay's effortlessly blends contemporary and traditional American cuisine to feature signature burgers, an array of steaks and chops, fresh seafood, and more prepared on a wood-burning grill and served with homemade sauces and toppings. The diverse menu includes deep-fried beer-battered bacon ($9), pork osso bucco drizzled in a peach and jalapeño barbecue sauce ($18), and Broken Arrow wild game chili ($4–$7). Teeth can toil within the restaurant's dining room, which fuses intensely colorful artwork with dark wood features and modern fixtures; in the HDTV-equipped bar; or on an outdoor patio during the balmy months of snowman hibernation.
Barclay's American Grille
The interior of Barclay's American Grille echoes the eatery's style: classic American with a modern twist. Situated inside the Carleton Hotel, the restaurant pulsates with a comfy yet elegant vibe brought to fruition by wide booths, flat-screen TVs, and modern wall art. But it still pays homage to the history of Oak Park with its historical photos and black-and-white checkered floor. The restaurant itself is even named after village historian and bicycle-shop owner Philander Barclay, who lived in Oak Park from 1878 to 1940.
This vibe also extends to the menu, where chicken and dumplings and slow-roasted prime rib effortlessly mingle with pretzel-crusted rainbow trout and a black bean-quinoa burger. The classic yet modern decor and food results in a space where patrons are equally comfortable watching the big game in the bar during dinner or conducting a formal business meeting while stealing glances at the big game in the bar.
1120 Pleasant St.
Oak Park, Illinois 60302Get Directions