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“Decent burger, bad service”
Review of P.J. Clarke's DC

P.J. Clarke's DC
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Ranked #153 of 3,298 Restaurants in Washington DC
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

Ate here per friend's recommendation. Got seated right away, waiter was one of those waiters that takes the casual approach and sat down next to us to take our order. We noticed our forks were both dirty and the waiter wasn't around to ask him to change them. My mini-cheeseburgers with fries were very good, my friend's Cadillac burger was good too except after the food came (given to us by a different waiter), again our waiter was nowhere to be found so my friend had to keep asking different staff for mustard - first she was brought grey poupon, then mayonnaise in packets, then grey poupon again since they had no regular yellow mustard. Again, food was good, but felt like our waiter could have cared less if we were happy or not. Prices were kind of high. I would do takeout so as to not deal with waiters like that, but there are many other good places in DC to eat.

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Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

The food was great and we owe the experiece to the bartender Daniel- we took his recomendations and he was spot on! Sit at the bar and enjoy a great meal.

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Reviewed August 12, 2013

Over priced. Food was terrible. Staff not interested in customer satisfaction. I ordered a well done steak. What we got was a steak burnt on the outside and raw inside. Side order of potato cubes was also burnt. Charged $40 for the steak. Complained to the manager but he wasn't interested. Do not visit this restaurant. A waste of time and money.

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Reviewed August 3, 2013

We arrived before the dinner crowd, and the waitstaff were eating their dinners. We had a waiter who was insisting we have their special lasagna and seemed perturbed that we didn't order any drinks. I was shocked that my meal didn't come with mashed potatoes, charging $5.95 on top of $16.95 for chopped steak. Waiter seemed upset that he had to wait on us and wasn't very welcoming at all.

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Reviewed August 2, 2013

fantastic menu and service great beer pricey but worth it very handy in central Washington right opposite Hilton

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