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P.J. Clarke's

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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915 3rd Ave, At 55th Street, New York City, NY 10022-3767
11:30 am - 3:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 am
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Been coming here for over 40 years. Seems to have become something of an institution but the burgers were great and the service fine. If you like eating in historic spots you'll be happy. I was

Thank Jim M
Seattle, Washington
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117 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We came for a week day lunch - had to wait about 15 minutes for a table as the place was bustling! The menu isn't too extensive, but they have a little bit of everything - the prices are high. The Poor rating is because of the service - our waitress took our order ... and then nothing happened. About... More 

Thank anchmer
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64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One star is harsh. It is still a nice traditional bar. But after about 20 years of visiying PJs fo its classic burger the disappointment that it no longer exists was great. The first warning sign was that none of about 6 burgers on the menu did not contain cheese of one sort or another. Now lots, maybe most people... More 

Thank EdwardkBeckenham
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the atmosphere, lighting and decoration, very warm and cozy. Service was really good, professional and attentive. Very much recommend the blue cheese burger, delicious and cooked to perfection, I had some calamari as a starter that were overlooked and rubbery. Overall a good venue for dinner, not too pricey and they open till late, so if you are... More 

Thank dafydd333
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is busy but not so busy that it's chaotic. The vibe is very comfortable. Loved the red checkered table cloths. There are many small tables so it's good for a group or 4 or two. I didn't notice any large groups. Service was excellent. I had some oysters and they were very fresh and good. Prices are typical... More 

Thank NCnative8
Burlington, Canada
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in for dinner, the bar at the front was very very busy, with lots of Millenials enjoying an post work drink. The restaurant section is behind the bar, enter from the side of the building along 55th Street. I had the Clarke Burger which was a pretty good burger, my partner had a lobster bisque that was quite... More 

Thank Richard M
San Jose, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The burger tasted great and looked even better. It was a thick juicy burger with bacon and cheese...and it was seasoned perfectly. It's a little bit of a tough critique because that which I didn't care for was likely necessary. The bun was just too dense. The juiciness of the burger required an uncompromising bun, but this was a tad... More 

Thank flatfootfoodie
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for my first real meal out in New York, it was interesting, it's not good for vegetarians and the alcohol is very expensive. We came at the right time as we didn't have to wait for a table, our particular waitress wasn't really happy and didn't really give a lot of help. We ordered two glasses of wine... More 

Thank Katie-Jane C
Roscoe, Illinois
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

We loved everything about this place! The staff was very friendly..Love the atmosphere of the bar! Burgers and wedge salad was amazing!! Make sure you go here :)

Thank lcampbell7
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

I have been there a few times. The Cadillac Burger is amazing and worth it. The beef and barley soup is legendary and the spaghetti was excellent as well. The bar is very cool and a great selection of drinks. Not so sure if I would bring the kids (due to limited space), but it is a great place for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $25
American, Bar
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 3:00 am
11:30 am - 3:00 am
11:30 am - 3:00 am
11:30 am - 3:00 am
11:30 am - 3:00 am
11:30 am - 3:00 am
11:30 am - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 915 3rd Ave, At 55th Street, New York City, NY 10022-3767
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 212.317.1616

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