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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
+1 212-317-1616
11:30 am - 3:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 am
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't miss this historic classic, the chain's original location. Cry into your (locally brewed Brooklyn Lager) beer at the very bar where Johnny Mercer wrote "One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)." Try the Cadillac Burger (so named by Nat "King" Cole). Get there early for dinner during tourist season as there are no reservations. A special... More 

Thank ThatToddlinTown
Southport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved it here . Unbelievable inside felt like a pub in Liverpool not New York . I had been recommended it and it lived upto expectation . A must for drinks and food

Thank tomsam
San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been coming here for years (my husband grew up in the city) and just like so many places it was better when it was a small local place. They have branched out, but we only come back to the original. Like so many places the prices have skyrocketed, a draft beer and a glass of wine were $25 before... More 

Thank LynnandLee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited from U.K. principally because one of our party is a PJ Clarke. We hadn't booked so couldn't eat but were welcomed to drink beer at the bar and watch( but still not understand) football. To us it felt fun and authentic.

Thank djne11026
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were a large party but they sat us quickly. Nice atmosphere very traditional but not touristy and great burgers.

Thank Mark J
Norwalk, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

We sort of stumbled into P.J. Clarke's by accident. My wife and I walked into the restaurant whose size is deceiving upon first entrance, it looks very small but there is a larger room out back with plenty of seating. The checkered table cloths, wide plank floors and warm lighting were very welcoming. We ordered a couple share plates since... More 

Thank VJMartello
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

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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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

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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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 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 

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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, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
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: +1 212-317-1616

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