P.J. Clarke's DC
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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Mediterranean Style Sea Bass
Caper-Olive relish, Preserved Lemon, Flash Wilted Spinach
Mac & Cheese, Skillet Baked
Smoked Bacon, Peas, Sharp Cheddar
Good very good as was service.
I loved this place! They are so friendly and attentive. Very comfortable atmosphere and great for kids as well. The food was good. The burgers were a little salty but still a pretty enjoyable meal. Would definitely return.
Great food great service great host great spot
I used to love this place, but my latest experience left me underwhelmed. Looks like they have gone down a bit since the pandemic. Their menu has changed some, making the prices higher. The service was not the greatest. I am not sure if I will be frequenting this place anymore.
Excellent for business lunches! I would recommend this restaurant to local families and tourists as well.
Especially liked the carafe of iced tea
Nice location, excellent service and good sized portions of very good food.
Yummy as always!!
Server was kind and attentive at first, but slow to follow up after meals arrived. We waited very long and were never offered dessert menus and two in our party had to leave. The food was good but the hamburger trio was very small, too petite in my opinion. I had the chopped salad and added shrimp; salad was good but the shrimp needed seasoning. No fresh ground pepper was offered to any at the table. It was a friend's birthday so not having an offer of dessert after we were there for two hours sort of bummed me out; I had noted on the reservation that we were there for a birthday.
Gabriel and our hostess were fantastic. Food great
We were celebrating our daughter’s college graduation. It was a great venue for a large group. Thank you!!
great lunch on the veranda, good food, attentive service
Very good. Thank you for the outdoor seating. I’ll be back soon.
So glad PJ Clarke’s is open again. They have created one of the nicest outdoor experiences I have seen. One of the nicest, best uses of outdoor settings there is.
The staff member — Kevin — made it an especially sensational lunch for me and my 16 year old son. This is a classic Washington-New York pub-plus. Glad to have them back.
The outdoor dining at Black Lives Matter Plaza is very nice with a wonderful view of the Washington monument. Service is top drawer. The warm lobster Cobb salad is a favorite. And they have my favorite bourbon.
One of the best stores in this chain. Creative, tasty lunch menu along with reliable staples; excellent service and fair price/value. Will return again.
Reliable, decent food presented in a high-end manner in a casual setting.
Excellent service and food
Drink order fell through the cracks, server needed to be reminded
Good food and attentive service.
Nothing about the restaurant is memorable -- while not bad, not worth a return visit
Food was very Good. Steak s and burgers were Great! Cream spinach was bland.
Our waiter Travis was excellent!
Only issue was that it's a bit dark in there. Food was outstanding. Homemade tater tots!! And the brussel sprouts as a side is amazing. Great service and quality.
The service was great. The food was delicious. Our waiter, Bobby, was attentive and knowledgeable about the specials for the evening. We will be back.
Experience was solid. I will visit again.
We were at lunch celebrating a co-worker's last day. We enjoyed the food very much. It was a wonderful lunch and the service was excellence. Our server was very polite, courteous, and attentive. thank you,
Possibly the best oysters in DC. A rotating menu keeps return visits interesting. Consistently excellent. We meet here monthly for lunch and it never disappoints.
One of my favorite eateries when I'm in DC.
Convenient, friendly, well trained staff, and well prepared food.
Great wait service, nice table settings and great mixed drinks from the bar. Very affordable with good variety of food options. Waiter made great recommendations. Very attentive and left us nothing to be desired. Perfect location across from The St. Regis hotel
Solid food, good service. Recommend. Great for after work drinks.
The food was very good. The service was inattentive and very slow.
Mediocre food, small portions and fairly high prices. A disappointing experience. On a more positive note, the room is nice and the sever was pleasant, but no need to return.
EXCELLENT DINNER, PECAN ENCRUSTED TROUT WAS A HUGE HIT! THE CHEESECAKE AND THE APPLE COBBLER WERE TERRIFIC. THE SERVICE WAS VERY GREAT!
This is the second time I’ve been to this restaurant and it was not the best experience. The raw bar is great, but the service was slow even though they weren’t that busy and the food tasted like it had been sitting out for a while before arriving at our table.
My advice, stick to the bar!
I was in town on business and just wanted a quick bite. The wait staff was super. They were very polite, answered all my questions and were delightful to talk with. I spent most of the time catching up on email, they were attentive without being intrusive. I will definitely come again.
P.J. Clarke's and Hamilton are my two downtown go-to places for a solid meal and smooth service.
Casual and simple menu. Good quality and even though they mixed up one if our orders they were very quick to correct the error.
Nice ambience, quiet atmosphere and good service.
P.J. Clarke's DC does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. P.J. Clarke's DC also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 463-6610.
P.J. Clarke's DC is rated 4.7 stars by 1158 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.