Barclay's American Grille

1120 Pleasant St
Oak Park, IL 60302
Barclay's American Grille - Homestead Business Directory

Business Information


Message from the Business

Located in the Carleton off the main lobby is Philander's Restaurant, offering you the finest American and Continental cuisine in the area. Philander's offers a fine dining atmosphere showcasing excellent seasonal cuisine with fresh seafood and prime-aged steaks. Its warm decor has been recently revitalized along with the menu to offer a Wine Spectator "Award of Excellence" premium wine list, quality service and elegant surroundings. The restaurant was named after the Village historian Philander Barclay who lived in Oak Park from 1878 to 1940. The walls are decorated with his photographs chronicaling the glory days of Oak Park. The restaurant has an elegant turn-of-the-century decor, showcasing a grand oak and marble octagonal jazz bar and up-scale lounge. The restaurant also highlights live jazz entertainment nightly, an outdoor cafe in the summer, and bar menu.
provided by CitySearch

Customer Reviews (12 reviews)


on Citysearch Jan 11, 2009
Say, I met the love of my life at Philander's in 1995 although I didn't know it at the time (married in 2000). Whenever in Oak Park a bunch of us will head over to the Carleton and Philander's, you bet. Matter of fact, time... (more)


on Citysearch May 07, 2008
God Bless Philander's for keeping the tradition of live music- especially jazz- alive! We need more places like this... downloading music just isn't the same as experiencing it while it's being made! The staff... (more)


on Citysearch May 26, 2007
Loved philanders... great jazz and pretty good food. macadamia nut shrimp, chicken nachos are among the best items on menu... keep on swingin' guys (more)


on Citysearch Oct 22, 2006
<b>The Scene</b><br>Though it sounds like a sports bar for wayward husbands, Philander's is an oasis of clubby gentility in Oak Park's historic Carleton Hotel. Turn-of-the-century decor embraces guests in dark... (more)

J P.

on Judys Book Mar 05, 2006
Philander's is a long-standing Oak Park. The atmosphere is upscale and the entrées are a bit pricey. The restaurant is located in The Carlton Hotel, and often you will find great entertainment featured. The menu... (more)

Citysearch User

on Citysearch Jun 13, 2005
Philanders is located in the Carleton Hotel in Oak Park. The room is dimly light and has a somewhat outdated decor. The service is friendly and attentive. The food here is wonderful, especially the salads and the... (more)


on Citysearch Sep 23, 2004
Philanders is a great place to dine.I discovered it about a year ago and have been going there ever since. I love the live free nightly jazz and the great service. Jim the manager is always there with a smile to greet me.... (more)


on Citysearch Jan 22, 2003
when this restaurant first opened in the early "80s" i read a review and just knew this would be a good thing. intuitive, indeed. owners have come and gone, and one even tried to ruin this stablishment, but it has stood... (more)


on Citysearch Jan 05, 2003
Philander's is a very good restaurant but not a place for steak. Go for the fish or the atmosphere or the beauty of downtown Oak Park but not for the steak. (more)


on Citysearch Oct 23, 2002
Philanders serves excellent food, especially seafood. Good place to have dinner if or when you venture to Oak Park. However it is not a Steak house, especially when compared to Gibsons, etc. Might serve a good steak,... (more)
Show more reviews » Read reviews on Citysearch »

Browse our top cities

Browse cities by state