Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.06mi
  2. Distance: 0.10mi
  3. Distance: 0.12mi
  4. Distance: 0.15mi
  1. Distance: 0.06mi
  2. Distance: 0.10mi
  3. Distance: 0.12mi
  4. Distance: 0.15mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.06mi
  2. Distance: 0.10mi
  3. Distance: 0.12mi
  4. Distance: 0.15mi
  1. Distance: 0.06mi
  2. Distance: 0.10mi
  3. Distance: 0.12mi
  4. Distance: 0.15mi

About P.J. Clarke's DC

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.

1600 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Weekdays: 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sundays 10:00AM-11:00PM

Cross Street:
16th / K Street NW

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 463-6610

Website:
http://www.pjclarkes.com/

Parking Details:
Valet parking is available Monday - Saturday from 5 p.m. - 11 p.m. The cost is $8.00 per car.

Public Transit:
Farragut North / Farragut West / McPhearson

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

P.J. Clarke's DC Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

75% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (20)
Business Meals (15)
Good for a Date (9)
See All
Great for Lunch (9)
Cozy (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Fun (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Authentic (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Live Sports (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Romantic (2)
Seasonal (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
People Watching (1)
Sort by
S
845 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service2
value1

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 6, 2018

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Afternoon Coffee, Cozy, Casual, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Washington DC)·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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service5

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 5, 2018

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

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience3
service4
value2

 
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 4, 2018

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Live Sports
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·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.

Tags: Happy Hour
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience4
service5
value2

 
 (Washington DC)·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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service4
value2

vip
 (Washington DC)·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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service1
value3

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 24, 2018

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

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Appetizer was awful, but everything else was great!

Tags: Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Washington DC)·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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service4
value4

 
 (Tampa)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Service was great! Definitely we would go back.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Richmond)·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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience1
service3
value1

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2017

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

Tags: Kid-friendly
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·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.

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Happy Hour
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value3

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

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

Tags: Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·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.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Fun, Casual, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Washington DC)·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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service3
value2

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 14, 2017

DC solid! Seared Ahi tuna salad was excellent.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Washington DC)·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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service3
value3

 
 (Washington DC)·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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service2
value2

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 8, 2017

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

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Dallas)·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.

Tags: Seasonal
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Meal was fine -

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value3

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Very good meal

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Wow! Where to begin? Came for Turkey Day, but don't care for turkey menu. Ordered off the regular menu: Roast Beef dip, a burger, and baked chicken. The $20. burger had no lettuce or tomato, no spread, a skimpy Costco cheap bun, 1 slice of a brown onion, a cup of stale mayo, and a cup of spicy mustard. Fries were over cooked and crunchy. the Roast Beef dip $18. was skimpy, flavorless, on a cheap roll, and the Au jus was more of a vinegar balsamic base, rather then gravy! UGH!! The Horseradish sauce was a ranch dressing! Disgusting crap! The sweet potato fries- overcooked too. The $24. chicken was with bones, Cheap Company, can't have boneless? What to expect from a tourist trap place? Waitress avoided after served, , did not come back and ask "how is meal"? We know why, she knew it was crap! We talked to manager, paid the entire bill and a 20% tip. Guess the chefs (?) only wanted to serve the pre-cooked turkey dinner? Have pics, but will use when contacting corporate, don't want to display the cheapness of low quality of meal items. Go elsewhere, this place is ghetto!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience2
service2
value1

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 20, 2017

The food and service were great. However the value was high for the type of establishment. Paid $3.95 a piece for 12 oz coke.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service4
value2

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We went for Sunday brunch at 11:30 am. Food was overall ok. Some of my party didn’t care for theirs. Turkey burger and fries were good. I thought spinach and goat cheese omelette was good, my friend didn’t. My husband and another friend didn’t care for the Vol au vent. Mac and cheese was good! Service was great. Our server thought to bring my friend’s 2year old’s mac and cheese first. After she was eating, the server said the kitchen gave the “adult” menu Mac and cheese and not the kids one. The 2 year old didn’t care! She loved the bacon and peas they were in the adult version. The server brought the kids one too, no charge! Very nice!! (And we got to enjoy extra Mac n cheese)!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service5
value3

vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We had Sunday brunch and it was fabulous!! Didn’t get to take advantage of the “boozy brunch” as we were with our kids but it looked like a great deal. The atmosphere was great as was the service. We look forward to making a future reservation for dinner soon.

Tags: Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Bar Seating
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Service was adequate, but we felt as if we were a bother to the server, rather than feeling welcome. Food was average, given the high prices.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service2

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Promptly seated decent food close
To attractions kind waiter

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service4
value3

vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great lobster roll. It was cooked perfectly . I had the Naked Roll which comes with warm butter.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Tater Tots and Brussels Sprouts: Superb!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 7, 2017

good burger, need to improve on fries. clam chowder was not warm enough and a bit tough

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service4
value3

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Won't be back. VERY expensive! $18 for a crab cake slapped on a plate with a lemon wedge... THAT was IT!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service2
value1

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

My wife and I were looking for a nice restaurant in the area before going to a museum. This place absolutely blew away our expectations!! The drinks are amazing!

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Happy Hour
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 31, 2017

We were in a rush and were able to order quickly, get our food and leave within 45 minutes!
Great for business lunches.

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Business Meals
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.