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P.J. Clarke's DC

4.2
848 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Weekdays: 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sundays 10:00AM-11:00PM
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Phone number
(202) 463-6610
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
16th / K Street NW
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Parking details
Valet parking is available Monday - Saturday from 5 p.m. - 11 p.m. The cost is $8.00 per car.
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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
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4.2  based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
4.1
ambience
3.8
value
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

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

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vipDrDonnaNJ (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

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.

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meechie (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

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

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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.

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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!

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

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

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

Appetizer was awful, but everything else was great!

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

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

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