Restaurant Review {Barclay's Supper Club}

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Today, I am so excited to be sharing one of my all-time favorite restaurants with you!  If you have been reading along for awhile you probably know that I am from Montana.  I take great pride that I come from such a unique and historic pocket of the country.

Something I really love about the area, outside of the gorgeous scenery, is the deep connections and roots people have.  I grew up in the house my mother grew up in.  That house is right next door to the house my grandmother was raised in.  It is across the street from the family home of family friends we've had for generations.  Terri {the mom across the street} is an amazing hair stylist who works down the street.  Steph and I always get our hair cut when we are in town.  When we are there I always get to chat with my high school cheerleading coach.  Do you see where I am going with this?  It is a community filled with families and people who's lives and stories have intertwined for generations.  It is truly remarkable.

At Barclay II Supper Club this commitment to hometown hospitality and pride is apparent in every detail.  The restaurant has been owned and operated by the same family for decades.  The staff is comprised of family members or friends {who are practically family} every night.  The warm greetings and knowing staff always makes it feel like you are going to a good friend's home for dinner.    
The Barclay experience is just that, an experience.  It starts off with drinks in the bar before being seated.  The meal comes with multiple courses and an enormous entree.  The food is always of the highest quality and perfectly prepared.  The menu is made up of steak and seafood.  There are chicken and vegetarian options.  Personally, I've never ventured into that territory.  

No matter the year, season or occasion, I always order the same item.  A New York Strip with lobster-style Prawns.  In my eyes, Barclay's is the gold standard when it comes to steak.  They use high-quality beef with simply seasonings and a crispy sear.  The large prawns come in a butter bath heated by a candle. It is simple with an attention to detail that has been crafted and refined over the years.  

The meal is an experience that will make you day dream about mid-century Mad Men-era America.  A time before fast food. A time when dressing for dinner and taking your time was the only option. 

For as long as I can remember this has been the menu: Design, Items and Prices.

A steak dinner should always start off with a dirty martini.  And bread sticks.

Next, we have shrimp cocktail and salad.

The salad is served with a trio of dressing options.  Their blue cheese is creamy with chunks of blue cheese.  Pretty much the best dressing ever.

Cheese + Salami

Veggies.  Best when dipped in the blue cheese dressing.

Shrimp Cocktail always deserves two pictures

Then comes the spaghetti and raviolis.  Personally, I enjoy this most the next day reheated in the same pan I reheat my leftover steak in.

My mother ordered the salmon.  It looks yummy.  But I opted for a steak and prawns in a butter bath.


That is a half order of a New York Strip!!!

And it comes with a choice of baked potato or french fries.  I always go for the fries.  After many visits Shawn always brings me a side of the blue cheese to go with my fries.  I no longer need to ask.  
Again, the best service!!

It also comes with a slice of toast.  Very important for sopping up all of the steak drippings.

And a doggy bag.  Trust me, you'll need it.

And for dessert, a scoop of ice cream with a sauce of your choice.  I am a vanilla with pineapple kind of girl.

Note to Self: Must get silver cups for ice cream.


  1. Love this story! Thanks for sharing. The place looks great, I really love the story telling at the beginning too. Sets the mood!

  2. This looks amazing! I love me a good steak. Also, family restaurants for the win!

  3. Yum! it looks pretty awesome and the leftovers must have been good too.

  4. awesome! :) i want a steak now, you were right! dang
    Ladies in Navy

  5. The blue cheese dressing is the best.