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“Great late night, quick bite bar” 4 of 5 stars
Review of P.J. Clarke's DC

P.J. Clarke's DC
1600 K Street, NW, Washington DC, DC 20006
202-463-6630
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Ranked #308 of 2,710 Restaurants in Washington DC
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 16th / K Street NW
Transit: Farragut North / Farragut West / McPhearson
Description: K Street, the road to the White House, is also the proud home to P.J. Clarke’s—the storied American Saloon with a history that dates back to the late 1800s. The original P.J. Clarke’s in Manhattan has stood beneath rows of skyscrapers for nearly 130 years, collecting famous and infamous regulars. Appreciated for the convivial ambiance and classic fare, P.J. Clarke’s is the quintessential American Saloon. In our nation’s capitol, the story continues as oak and mosaic floors, red leather banquets and walls lined with eccentric portraits and nostalgic photos contribute to a reassuring familiarity that is classic P.J.s, but also construe a distinct Washington sensibility. Seasoned bartenders make favorite classic cocktails the right way; dexterous shuckers ply the freshest shellfish at a marble topped Raw Bar; and the old-school, convivial dining room welcomes government A-listers, students and their families and visitors to our capitol.
Seattle, Washington, United States
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“Great late night, quick bite bar”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Arrived late on a Friday night flight and was staying at the St Regis (reviewed separately) and wanted some good bar food. PJC was close so I sat at the bar and was warmly greeted by Chris, the bartender. There was a mix of local and tourist. Ordered the turkey club and was pleasantly surprised that is was fresh turkey, not the fake pressed turkey many bars use. The sandwich and service were excellent.

Visited January 2013
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33 restaurant reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Great for lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Restaurant is opposite a couple of hotels, the Hilton and St Regis in Washington DC. We went in for some light lunch, a sandwich and a salad and they were both lovely, tasty and fresh. The staff were really friendly, restaurant had a good atmosphere. Great location, about 10 minutes walk from the White House. I hope I can go back and try some more of the tasty sounding meals on the menu!

  • Visited January 2013
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Houston, TX
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“Great Oysters and Rack of Lamb”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Excellent selection of beers. Oyster specials at happy hour were very good and the rack of lamb was very tasty!

Visited January 2013
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Newport News, Virginia
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“Great Spot for dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

The food and service here were really good. The staff was very helpful in helping us choose a meal. The shrim and grits were amazing.

Visited December 2012
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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“across of Capital Hilton”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

great place to eat if staying at capital hilton. awesome food. fast service. fun place to watch sports.

Visited December 2012
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