HelpiOS AppAndroid AppWindows Phone AppWindows 8 App

Make a reservation

Party Size
For 2
Date
Today
Time
7:00 PM
icon/ic_social_proofCreated with Sketch.
Booked 22 times today

P.J. Clarke's DC

4.2
848 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Casual
  • Business Meals
  • Great for Lunch
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Contemporary American
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Weekdays: 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sundays 10:00AM-11:00PM
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(202) 463-6610
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Smart Casual
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
16th / K Street NW
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
Parking details
Valet parking is available Monday - Saturday from 5 p.m. - 11 p.m. The cost is $8.00 per car.
icon/ic_public_transitCreated with Sketch.
Public transit
Farragut North / Farragut West / McPhearson
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 848 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.2  based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
4.1
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
78% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Very friendly wait staff. Food was good. Enjoyed having lunch there with a friend.

Report
Helpful
vipDrDonnaNJ (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Great Saturday late lunch in DC! Delicious crab cake, no filler! Known for burgers but lots of people having oyster too! The drink special was worth it. There were 3 of us, first drink $10, next $5, 3rd $1. The Bloody Mary was awesome..Also good location up 16th street from White House.

Report
Helpful
meechie (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

TatOr tots , yes lol I can't begin to describe how delicious they were ....and my crab cake sandwich was even more tasty ..drinks were own point I had the Handsome so good for two rounds ...our server was so bubbly ..thoroughly enjoyed this overall experience

Report
Helpful
vipGWpf (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

I had not been to PJ Clarke's in awhile -- prices seemed to have gone up considerable and it is now quite expensive for what you get, food is pub-like, not better or worse, but with $22+ salads and the now ubiquitous $20 hamburger, it seems a bit less desirable. Our server must have interrupted a conversation five times, which seems unnecessary.

Report
Helpful
RochetaL (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

My husband and I had dinner here for our first time on Valentine's Day (2018). When we first arrived we were greeted by a great host with great fun energy! I expressed to her that this was our first time here and I wanted a nice seat. She gave me a few options to decide from and then lead me down to the lower level. I was first blown away by the secret sliding doors. We would have never know they were doors for the lower level.

The waitress and staff were phenomenal. Explained the dishes very well, gave you enough privacy, but never seem to forget about our table. The food was very flavorful (tater tots, steak, crab cake and cream spinach)....and the drinks! My husband got a Margarita and I, Lemon Drop Martini....PERFECT..to the "T"!!!

Excellent experience! P.J. Clarke's will definitely be seeing us again!

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

The food was good and the atmosphere was cozy. The waiter "D" was exceptional.

Report
Helpful
Graywacke (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

The interior is dark, so bring your flashlight. The food was fine, service was very good. The menu is broad and there's probably something for everyone, so it's a good choice for groups or business meetings.

Report
Helpful
vipCmma (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

The seafood was not very fresh, and the steak was awful (quality, over-cooked, over-seasoned).

Report
Helpful
Doug (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Food was awesome. Drinks were a little expensive. Server was good, but not great. I'd eat here again.

Report
Helpful
Tyler (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Decent place. You're paying 20+ for average food. For example, I got a Salmon salad for $24, very below expectations. A friend of mine got a sales with Chicken, again over priced for the quality.

Would I go back? Potentially for a sandwich, but not for a while.

Report
Helpful
biibs (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Waitress was very nice.
However, Well done steak does not mean burnt. Disappointed that meat was burnt and that it does not come with sides included. Very odd.

Report
Helpful
vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

We waited nearly 20 mins for a server to approach the table, and then he was pretty absent and got our orders wrong.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Ahi tuna tacos were delicious. Good atmosphere. Highly recommend.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

Appetizer was awful, but everything else was great!

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Very nice, we went early so it wasn’t crowded. Food very nice

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 8, 2018

The skirt steak was very tough. I'd have sent it back except it was a business lunch. Everything else was the usual fine P.J. Clarke's quality and the service was superb.

Report
Helpful
DavidH241 (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

A great ambiance. A great place to eat and relax. The food was great and the service was on point. It’s a must to eat at P.J. Clarke’s every time we are in the district.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

Service was great! Definitely we would go back.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
1.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

First the "Dirty" martini came with no olives...then another cocktail was so watered down with the mixer, there could not have been 1/2 oz of crown in the glass at $12.
Small 8oz bottles of coke at $3.95, no refills.
$44 piece of steak and that was all that was on the plate!
$9 side of spinach was barely a portion for one.
and the food was bland and plain.
Worst $300 spent on a meal... Not worthy of Open Table in my opinion.

Report
Helpful
PJClark (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

Relaxing, fun environment with great service and a menu with lots of options.

Report
Helpful
Bolinha (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

We were staying at the Hilton so it was great for P.J. Clarke's to be open before and after Christmas. The manager and waitstaff are very nice and great service all around. There is plenty to look at in this restaurant.

Report
Helpful
vipWeekendfoodie (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Food was good. Service was great. Chicken pot pie was perfect comfort food for a cold rainy evening

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

P J Clarke's is an excellent lunch option in the K Street corridor. Food, service, and ambience are nice -- but don't go expecting it to be a quiet venue -- it is a lively spot.

Report
Helpful
Mtzorek (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on December 19, 2017

Picked this for a get together lunch for coworkers. Menu was not the same as on their website for DC location. Rather pricey but did get decent portions. The food however was unremarkable.
I’ll pass this place up next time we plan a group lunch.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 14, 2017

DC solid! Seared Ahi tuna salad was excellent.

Report
Helpful
vipJudgey (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on December 13, 2017

PJ Clarke's is a classic type of bar/restaurant you go to with friends for a casual meal in the heart of town. In NYC, where I went to the original on several occasions, this was an above-average experience. In DC, this is merely an average experience, based on a couple of visits and my most recent visit. The menu is priced at just above average for the entrees offered and the food is, generally speaking, good. The service was, at best, average though. Our server came to take a drink order first, but had to do so twice - not sure why. We ordered appetizers and they came quickly - so quickly I was unsure if they were cooked to order and asked if everyone's food was hot (which it was). Delivery of the entrees was by a team of servers, none of whom knew whop was getting what and the server wasn't there to point that out. They actually started placing entrees at the wrong place and we quickly figured out they had the table "diagram" backwards. Almost comical but not quality service. Overall, a good meal at slightly above average pricing with adequate service. Meh.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on December 10, 2017

Everything felt outdated. The menu seemed as if it was from the 70s. The service was slow and the restaurant was empty. My steak and eggs were over cooked with a gelatinous bearnaise sauce.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

Fun sports bar, great food and location! We pregamed there

Report
Helpful
BToo (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on December 6, 2017

My family was in town for the holidays and touring around the city. We were in the area and decided on PJ Clarkes. We had wonderful service and some great dessert. We shared the largest steak along with some sides and salads. Our server was very hospitable and welcoming.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on December 5, 2017

Meal was fine -

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
29