P.J. Clarke's DC
Energetic Restaurant, Great FoodInside, the decor is classy . Very pleasant. I had the Grilled Free Range Chicken Salad, which came out quickly and did not disappoint. The chicken was seasoned gently and had great flavor, the greens the freshest and crunchy. The croutons stayed ultra crunchy (and not burnt) all the way to the end. Cheese looked and tasted freshly shredded. My personal preference is for a little less anchovy flavor in the dressing, but many people would say that the dressing was absolutely perfect; a Caesar after all. Beware the noise level--if you're looking for quiet, this is not the place. I suppose the level of noise provides some privacy where the tables are close together. I highly recommend, and will eat there again myself.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMA Solid TraditionThe food was great. The atmosphere was energetic. A little loud at times, because the joint was jumping. Staff was very attentive.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMPJ's is definitely on shortPJ's is definitely on short list of restaurants to revisit. Brunch was scrumptious.
The Blood Mary could have been a little better but that's a very minor complaint given the overall experience was lovely.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMNiceThis was our second trip to PJ Clarkes. We had been there last year and enjoyed it. We had the same meals we had the last time because we had enjoyed them so much. This time the quality of the food was noticeably different as in not as good. Maybe they have hired a new chef since the last time. I ordered the shrimp and grits. The grits were soggy/watery and the entire dish was just ok. My hubby got the sliders and had to send them back twice. I will say that the customer service is wonderful. The waitress and manager did everything to get my husband's dish right and even offered to take the meal off the tab. We were in the sidecar downsstairs and pretty much had the place to ourselves..it was nice.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMI always get the same thing-choppedI always get the same thing-chopped market salad. I recommend it. The wine list is also solid. Friendly and attentive wait staff-with no hovering. Good energy and noise level. The hosts are always welcoming. Cheers!5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMSaturday BrunchI had a GiltCity voucher for brunch here, so we trekked into the city for some bottomless mimosas and bloody marys. We each got classic bloody marys to start, which were tasty. We shared the chesapeake benedict and french toast, which were both delicious. I probably would go for the maryland benedict next time since I didn't think the asparagus really added anything. We got cheese grits and sausages on the side. The cheese grits were phenomenal! The best I've ever had. I finished brunch off with a passionfruit mimosa, which was really refreshing. Overall - great brunch! P.J. Clarke's also introduced me to Sir Kensington's scooping ketchup, which I've already placed my Amazon order for.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place to go after workI just had dinner there with an old friend the other night and the chicken paillard was wonderful. The service was very good and they were nice about letting us linger as my friend and I had a lot of catching up to do.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMClassic DCP. J. Clarke's was the perfect embodiment of your expectations for a small, neighborhood steakhouse. Great food and drinks, great environment, and only blocks from the White House. Perfect for entertaining out of town guests or hosting a business lunch, and don't miss the late night bar menu.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Mother's Day Brunch!The Great brunch started with the restaurant accommodating us wanting to move inside from their great patio when the winds picked up. They easily transitioned us inside without missing a step. The menu had great options for mom, while also had things dad could eat (he's a bit particular and not very adventurous). Starting with the shrimp cocktail and chopped salad for me and mom was excellent. Dad even got into the mix for appetizers (normally he doesn't find things he'd like) and had the braised short rib spring rolls which were great. We some how managed to save room for entrees. The highlight was the fried chicken and sweet potato waffles Amazing! Definitely will be back to see the excellent chef and team there again.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMI want to go back!We had a really tasty good lunch at PJ Clarke's. I'm looking forward to going back and trying something else on the menu - everything looked delicious. Great server too - she was warm and hospitable and did not make us feel rushed in any way. Thanks!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service decent enough.Food and service decent enough. Mahi a bit overdone. Noisy and hard to have convo as usual but it wasn't terrible5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMOur BRunchLoved it! Not a huge portion of food on the plate, but it was extremely tasty. Loved the ambiance. Waiter was fantastic. We chose to go with the unending bloody mary's/mimosas. Very nice, we will be back!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMLOVED IT!!!!!!!!!! WILL DEFINITELYLOVED IT!!!!!!!!!! WILL DEFINITELY BE BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!! WANT TO TRY THE SATURDAY BRUNCH!!!!!!!!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat menu!Great varied menu. Too noisy for a conversation for be but a fun excellently priced place right downtown. I would imagine the outdoor dining would be much better noisewise.excellent server!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMRecommend itWe went with our kids. Menu has a good variety. Food is good enough. Service was excellent. Watched the hockey on TV after we ate.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was a good time and ourIt was a good time and our waitress was awesome. Signature drinks were a little pricey but tased very good.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food, great service.Good food, great service. A perfect place for a casual business dinner.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AM