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 to Barclay's American Grille, located inside the Carleton Hotel in Oak Park. Choose from the following options:
- For $20, you get a burger meal for two (up to a $52 total value), which includes:
- Two burgers (up to a $22 value)
- Two drinks (up to an $18 value)
- Two sides (up to a $12 value)
- For $40, you get a burger meal for four (up to a $104 total value), which includes:
- Four burgers (up to a $44 value)
- Four drinks (up to a $36 value)
- Four sides (up to a $24 value)
- For $60, you get a burger meal for six (up to a $156 total value), which includes:
- Six burgers (up to a $66 value)
- Six drinks (up to a $54 value)
- Six sides (up to a $36 value)
Barclay's effortlessly blends contemporary and traditional American cuisine in signature burgers flamed on a wood-burning grill and stacked with toppings and homemade sauces. The diverse menu is built around handmade Angus beef patties formed into selections such as the Barclay burger, which drizzles meat patties with southwestern-style barbecue sauce and applewood-smoked or lightning-struck bacon. Meat Michelangelos can sculpt their own burgers, taking the Angus beef patty as a base for toppings such as cheddar cheese, mushrooms, and onion straws. All burgers come with typical burger accouterments and Idaho potato fries or tater tots, but sides such as salad, mac 'n' cheese, potatoes au gratin, and fresh seasonal veggies provide patties with the emotional validation withheld by iron grills.
The drink menu also wets arid palates with domestic and imported beers as well as wine vintages gathered from all corners of the country and distant continents. The restaurant's dining room fuses intensely colorful artwork with dark wood features and modern fixtures. Diners can also exercise jaws in the HDTV-equipped bar or on an outdoor patio during the 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