P.J. Clarke's at the Curtis

4.4
549 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • 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
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
What 549 people are saying
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vipCfdltd
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, helpful staff, friendly bartenders made our dining experience one that we will return too.

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vipfoodie46
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

They got rid of my favorite menu items since the pandemic. It’s an average place to have a quick bite.

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WilmaB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Table wasn’t ready despite reservation. Very slow service

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vipsparta802
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another Really great meal here. We started with happy hour (ends kind of early at 6, but great deals), then we stayed for more. Delicious food and beer. Awesome TVs, large, clean restrooms. The staff is the best part(Bartenders, Dan and Beth) and the manager, Chris were very friendly. Great neighborhood spot!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming here! Food is always consistent, service is great. Happy hour specials are so good especially for oysters . Favorites are cheesesteak egg rolls, oysters, lobster rolls, lobster Cobb salad, burgers. Never had a bad meal!

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DianeL
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food was good, but we had my Grand daughter with us and they had a children's menu, her grilled cheese was good but was adult size and not what she was expecting. More adult tasting. Why husband had Fish & Chips., They were delicious and I wish I would had ordered it.

Service was good and the meal came quickly.

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Teebey
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great service. Food was okay but not worth price. Needs more seasoning. Sent drink back. Tasted like soda. No liquor. Spent $700 for 6 ppl. Don’t feel like it was worth it but waiter was amazing.

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kt1710
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

service was great. Food was good, the outside eating area was nice inside was little too loud.
Overall a very pleasant dinner would definitely go again.

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vipJennyT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy eating here. Especially outdoor. Very scenic. So do my children. The hosts are always polite and accommodating, and our waiter was very nice!

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AWE3
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside with our dog who loved it. Beautiful venue. Very good service.

Very good finger food.

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vipJamesF
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I met a friend here for lunch. Food, service were both great.

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vipsparta802
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another delicious dinner(deviled eggs, salmon, lobster roll) with Dan providing very attentive, friendly service. Nice, clean restrooms too. Thank you!

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vipDave
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service!!! Thanks again!!!

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Swen
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great view of the park from the porch of the Curtis. Food and drinks were great and service was good too. Very enjoyable dinner, first time here-since we live in Philly it won’t be the last!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance

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vipMaryK
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Very nice outdoor setting. Food not as good as we remembered. Few salads on the munu

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vipLauren
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor seating! The server and hostess were very accommodating. Salads were delicious!

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vipEvanM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience5

Food is legitimately bad (how do you mess up chicken Caesar salad? With chicken cooked yesterday and doughy croutons) and way overpriced

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vipsparta802
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here with girlfriends to see out bartender friend, Dan. Had a really great time! Food and drinks were great! Service by Dan was awesome (the other bartender didn’t really acknowledge us). Thanks for a fun night!!!

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vipcsays
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Convenient location and accommodating outdoor seating.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

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vipJohnB
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Slow service but great food and atmosphere. Little noisy inside and tables need to be further apart so you can hear.

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MeganH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Excellent service. The food was okay - not amazing. We came for brunch on a Sunday morning and they only had 4 brunch items on the menu and two brunch cocktail options. I ordered the $16 jumbo bloody mary (i asked if i could just have a normal bloody mary and they said no) and it was so thick it was like drinking a weird syrupy tomato soup. Also i'm pretty sure it had zero alcohol in it. Not worth $16. Also one of my friends ordered the cobb salad with lobster and the lobster was absolute rubber.

I understand it's a weird time with supply chain issues, but this was a bummer. For the amount we paid, I expected better. It seems like they were cutting costs and charging more. This is also a tourist-trap restaurant, too. I just wanted a decent brunch. :( Guess I picked wrong.

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vipnone
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My friend and I shared a turkey club sandwich - it was hearty and tasty. We also shared the beet and bean hummus, though my friend thought it needed a little salt, it was delicious.

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vipReservedGlutton
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasantly surprised that it had good food. Initially we thought it might just be another bar type thing. Quality ingredient. Good drinks. Strategic location. Great service. The only downside is that the price is a little high compared to similar establishments.

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vipBreifne
New Orleans
73 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

High quality beautifully presented food. Fairly priced for the quality. Attentive and friendly staff. Always reliable... Been to the PJC in DC many times.

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viplieb923
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Drinks were small and expensive ($15 martini). Entree Salmon was tasty but the portion was small. Only 1 vege with it no Bread. Nice atmosphere but there are better places to spend your money.

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Eric
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love PJs. The food, the atmosphere, the service - it's all second to none. It's a tough time for all of us - especially for the food service/restaurant industry - as we try to regain our footing with COVID concerns reemerging, but dining at PJs the other evening was a psychological shot in the arm (and that lobster roll I ate made my belly smile).

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WalkerB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Simply put the service was poor.
Also noticed that the restaurant was half empty, which is rare on a Friday evening.

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Sarah
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a last minute reservation for a larger party (10 people) on a Saturday evening and we’re surprisingly accommodated in our own separate room! The staff was very attentive, friendly, and kind. Our food was excellent and drinks were great! Part of the group even stayed after dinner to sit at the bar for some chocolate martinis!

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vipLaura
Philadelphia
59 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really cool atmosphere and great service.

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vipsparta802
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for happy hour on a Wednesday(great food and drink specials!). It was crowded at the bar, but cleared out once happy hour ended. We had a bacon cheeseburger, salad and beers for dinner. Everything was delicious! Our bartender, Dan was great - very personable and efficient. The managers Megan and Chris were also really friendly and stopped to check on us. Everything was nice and clean - highly recommended!

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SusanM
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Despite sitting outside, the food was very hot when delivered and exactly as ordered.

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MeganP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got an amazing table on the terrace balcony with a view of the park! Service was great and food was amazing!

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JS10
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server DJ was wonderful. Our experience overall could not be beat!

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vipsparta802
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time meeting friends at the bar for dinner! We had salmon, macaroni and cheese , hummus, deviled eggs, beer, wine. Everything was delicious! Service by the bartender Dan was great and he was very friendly. Bathrooms were nice and clean! Looking forward to coming back soon!

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vipDebbc
New York Area
380 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I am so glad we went back to PJ Clark’s
A whole new wonderful menu
Everything went exactly right and the food was yummy
They have a lot of new things
To try
Definitely worth the visit

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vipJimmydelSol1
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

All was good except that first two preferences from the menu were not available and it was early in the evening.

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DanielK
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The new pricing structure is unsustainable.
Good luck with your corporate accounts - because you have just priced-out a local family lunch. Too bad, because it had become one of our regular choices.

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vipwstmark
Philadelphia
65 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience4

We were a party of four for lunch. When the entrees arrived for only two of us we came to learn the orders had not properly been placed by the waiter for the other two. We waited 15 minutes for the missing entrees and were offered no real acknowledgment other than "my bad" from the waiter. This was not handled as you would expect from such an establishment. Upon leaving the host apologized for the mistake that had been made. This was a business lunch and put a damper on an important meeting. While mistakes do happen, the way it was handled was unacceptable.

FAQs

P.J. Clarke's at the Curtis does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. P.J. Clarke's at the Curtis also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 999-2000.

P.J. Clarke's at the Curtis is rated 4.4 stars by 549 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.