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P.J. Clarke's at the Curtis, Philadelphia, PA

P.J. Clarke's at the Curtis

4.6
4.6
621 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
SINCE 1884, We've been serving up the same things: fresh food, frosty drinks and good, old-fashioned conversation.

We could talk for hours about our history, our star-studded cast of diners, blah blah blah. But, for now, that's beside the point. Grab yourself a stool at the bar and order a cold one.

Come in once, we'll know your name.
Twice, we'll know your order.
Three times, and you're family.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Burgers, Lounge

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 999-2000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    We offer a unique atmosphere, for boisterous groups and smaller gatherings alike. We hope you'll experience our legendary hospitality. - Contact mbetensky@pjclarkes.com for Private Affairs information.

  • Neighborhood

    Old City

  • Cross street

    6th and Walnut

  • Parking details

    Parking lot in the building, entrance on Sansom Street between 6th and 7th.

  • Public transit

    Market-Frankford line, 5th Street, Independence Mall Stop

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 621 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Philadelphia

    Good for Groups

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  1. MC

    MaryC

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This is a great venue for lunch outdoors when the weather is good. The view of Independence National Park is outstanding, and the food is very good, if pricey.
  2. J

    Jzeats

    Philadelphia

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite lunch place for business catch ups. PJ Clark’s has excellent burgers at all of the locations o have been to in nyc, and am glad they are right here in Philly now. Need a place with some energy and casual with a touch of old time upscale? Get a burger here
  3. JD

    JohnD

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Atmosphere was top notch. View from casual bar section was very cool, Washington Sq and Indepence Hall. Food we ordered was good, but overpriced for portions. Burgers looked very good, should have gone that route. Server was young and clearly inexperienced. E.g., ordered specific craft beers, can't be certain, but pretty sure beers we got were not the beers we ordered. Overall, pros outweighed the cons.
  4. l

    lmwp

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    The food and cocktails were meh. Attentive and swift service. Nice view of Independence Hall's backyard, and always a treat to see the Parrish mosaic in the lobby. Won't return. There are many Philadelphia restaurants and bars with much better food and drinks.
  5. M

    Mary

    Philadelphia

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Casual, pricey drinks
  6. MJ

    MarieJ

    Savannah

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside and it was lovely. Beautiful setting. However we felt indoors was a bit noisy. We’ll be back.
  7. PP

    PamelaP

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous good and great service. Good variety of food choices. Beautiful surroundings. Definitely a must dine!
  8. KK

    KandK

    Philadelphia

    105 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best burger in Philly. Ate outside on a beautiful day, server was excellent. Have eaten here several times over the last 2 months and everything we’ve had, meaning not burgers, was excellent!
  9. T

    Tatar

    Philadelphia

    232 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    232 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I had the Clarke burger with onion, tomato and House-Cured Dill Pickles, with Sea Salt Fries. Everything was delicious and cooked perfectly, just the way I ordered. I ate at the bar so my server was the bar tender and he recommended a great beer from Evil Genius that was perfect with the meal. Definitely will be coming back again.

    P.J. Clarke's at the CurtisResponded on June 2, 2022We look forward to welcoming you back! Cheers, The PJ's Team

  10. M

    Marylou1234

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Neighborhood restaurant hit the spot!!
  11. JP

    JadedPatron

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had lunch at PJ’s. The menu stays the same whether your there for lunch or dinner. The food is good but a bit pricey. Service was excellent and the noise level was quiet. Please keep in mind we were there for lunch in regards to the noise level. The mixed drink I got was average. You might be better off with a glass of wine or beer. If you can get past paying $19 to $22 for a burger, it’s an overall good experience.
  12. s

    sjr112

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed this spot after college graduation. It wasn't too crowded, the food was good, and the atmosphere was welcoming!
  13. P

    Petra

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for my roommates birthday. Everything was spectacular. The service was exceptional.
  14. D

    Debbc

    New York Area

    399 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    399 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The fact that we had happy hour wine kept the cost down The food we ordered we enjoyed The clams could have been colder
  15. F

    Foodie

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We sat on the deck outside across from Independence Hall. What an incredible and historic view. The food was good. The service was terrific. It is expensive!
  16. RR

    RobertR

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The server and helpers were excellent. The food was good. We had to be moved because the noise level was so high where we were seated, I couldn't hear the person next to me. The staff quickly moved us to a space that was a bit quieter. Everything else was great. Try to sort out the noise levels. It wasn't the music, it was the customers yelling, especially near the bar area.
  17. KK

    KierstanK

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great outdoor dining and we enjoyed the food and atmosphere.
  18. KG

    KathleenG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    We were a party of 3, with reservations for indoors. We were seated next to an exterior door. We asked after a few minutes to be moved, due to cold drafts each time the door opened. The service, by Paul was outstanding. Two of our meals were also very good. (The Lobster Salad and a Hamburger) My meal of the Chicken Pot Pie was very underwhelming. There was even a chicken bone in it, I guess for authenticity. We selected PJ's for it's proximity, we all have apartments on the Square.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very Nice - Good Food, Great Music Selection, Great Service, Enjoyed it! Will visit the one in my city.
  20. d

    dickie

    New Orleans

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent cocktails and very unique ambiance and decor in a charming historic building.
  22. OC

    OldCityChillin

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Come here often. Tonight the cheesesteak egg rolls were disappointing. We always get them with our meal. The meat was different. There were large pieces of hard fat that I couldn’t chew. Not loving the new chef.
  23. SB

    SueB

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Tried PJ Clarke's for the first time as a pre-theater dinner. The place is cute and our table was ready when we arrived. I asked the waitress for the restaurant for her recommendation and she suggested the burger as it is their "thing". Our meal took a bit to arrive as my friend ordered a bit off menu. It was made incorrectly before being brought to the table, so it took longer to finally arrive. The dinner was good, but nothing exceptional. I had a Diet Coke, and my friend had an unsweetened iced tea. Both were $4, but he could get a free refill and I could not. Our waitress was great, and there were so many fries I couldn't finish them. Overall a good experience, and we would dine here again.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The wait staff was amazing, so sweet and accommodating! Food was excellent as well!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    The food was VERY expensive and nothing exceptional! Absolutely overpriced even for the city. The service however, was terrific!
  26. JJ

    JimJ

    Naples

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    I always enjoy P J Clarkes, nice atmosphere, decent food and great service. I made a mistake of not asking to be reseated when our party was seated near a door that opened to the outside . Since it was a cold rainy day every time staff opened the door a blast of cold air would hit the table. This took away from the normal excellent experience; however, no one else to blame but me.
  27. BK

    BonnieK

    Philadelphia

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and portions were generous. Nicely decorated.
  28. m

    mtbay

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Staff was helpful and friendly and even comped our coffee for a slight delay of bringing the coffee out. Three of the orders were burgers and sandwich. They just weren’t as outstanding as we’ve had before. The burgers were smaller in diameter than the buns which wasn’t a good presentation look. The salmon entree was excellent. Everything was cooked exactly to order. Of the two cocktails, the specialty one was a big hit but a basic margarita was not distinctive. Tonight was just not all that we’ve experienced before. We will be back.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great food at a reasonable price, in the heart of Washington Square. Our server, Allison, was excellent; attentive, positive and very enthusiastic! House music was a touch loud for afternoon, but no biggie. Will go back, would recommend!

    P.J. Clarke's at the CurtisResponded on March 21, 2022We will pass along the compliment, thanks for the kind review! Cheers, The PJ's Team

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My birthday!!
  31. JT

    JohnT

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional service from waitress and general manager

    P.J. Clarke's at the CurtisResponded on March 21, 2022Thank you so much for the great review! We look forward to welcoming you back. Cheers, The PJ's Team

  32. DN

    DoNotCelebrateHere

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service was excellent, as usual. The hostess (Lady) Heather greeted us warmly, even though we used a side door for entry. She was sure to ask for our reservation details, and tell us the name of our server, who was a pleasant blast from the past. We each enjoyed the mini burger trio, and with a side of fries, you're sure to leave with a doggy bag. Can't wait to return!

    P.J. Clarke's at the CurtisResponded on March 3, 2022We're so glad you enjoyed yourself and can't wait to welcome you back! Cheers, The PJ's Team

  33. p

    philly4food

    Philadelphia

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Service is good. Food is typical bar food. Good for casual.
  34. AL

    AshleyL

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Burgers were cooked perfectly, fries were delicious. Service was great, server and host were super nice and friendly.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great staff! Heather and our waitress whose name I cannot remember made sure my 93 year old mom and all in our party had a great meal and an awesome experience.
  36. TP

    TraceyP

    Atlantic City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding, but with tip, for one person was $100.
  37. N

    Netherfield1

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Nice place, very good service. Food was kind of bland. Good lunch spot. Apps are better than entres. Burgers are very good.
  38. SS

    SueS

    Philadelphia

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great lunch spot and had a large selection of their great deserts. Service was very good, attentive and competent.
  39. s

    sparta802

    Philadelphia

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another awesome night out here. Beautiful building and restaurant, right across from the park. The hostesses were really nice(Heather and a msn). We sat at the bar. Dan was a top notch bartender- fries, fun, efficient. Beer and wine were great. The food- salads, appetizers were delicious! We’ll definitely return!
  40. d

    denise

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    gown shopping

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

P.J. Clarke's at the Curtis offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 999-2000.

P.J. Clarke's at the Curtis is rated 4.6 stars by 621 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for P.J. Clarke's at the Curtis

601 Walnut St Philadelphia, PA 19106

Additional information

  • Cross street

    6th and Walnut

  • Neighborhood

    Old City

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Burgers, Lounge

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking lot in the building, entrance on Sansom Street between 6th and 7th.

  • Public transit

    Market-Frankford line, 5th Street, Independence Mall Stop

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (215) 999-2000

  • Private party facilities

    We offer a unique atmosphere, for boisterous groups and smaller gatherings alike. We hope you'll experience our legendary hospitality. - Contact mbetensky@pjclarkes.com for Private Affairs information.

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