P.J. Clarke's at the Curtis

4.4
506 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 506 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.5
ambience
3.9
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Noise · Moderate
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience4

I went to treat myself out for dinner and left feeling like I was being pranked. I’ve been a fan of P.J. Clarke’s for a long time since living in NYC and this experience was certainly not like anyone I’ve had in NYC. My entree was treated like a joke and the effort to remedy the issues were treated as such too.

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vipsparta802
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, as usual. We sat at the bar. All of the staff were really nice- hostess, Manager. Food runners, bartender Dan. Our food was phenomenal- deviled eggs, sea bass, lobster salad as lad. It was all SO delicious and we finished everything. Beer and wine were good too. We’ve back soon!

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vipATW2LRL
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Unfortunately the staff was completely maskless -- masks on the staff would have been appreciated and reassuring that customer safety was being respected by the restaurant. This staffing approach was jarring after encountering fully masked staff at the Philadelphia Four Seasons earlier this week.

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JCBEJ
New England
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time sitting outside AND dog friendly, huge plus.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very relaxing and easy. Excellent food and service.

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WendyW
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good variety of food choices.
Empty in restaurant, full & noisy in the bar (which carried over to restaurant).

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vipsparta802
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome dinner, seated at the bar with large TVs to watch sports. All employees were really nice, service by our bartender, Dan, was perfect! The food(deviled eggs, salmon, fish and chips)was delicious. We’ll definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great atmosphere, friendly staff…highly recommended!!

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vipDebbc
New York Area
373 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Things would have been better if our waiter had more experience
He was congenial but the timing of arrival of food and the delay of cocktail dampened experience
We really want the restaurant to succeed but they need consistency
My martini had to be sent back because it was almost all water
So I exchanged it for wine which was forgotten for 20 minutes
The food was fine
I hope the management turns the restaurant around
He tried

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vipLisa
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Brunch! We ended up siting inside because of the heat--the wait staff was super accommodating!

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YolandaR
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Overpriced and food was nasty …………………………..,……… xxx

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
124 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food was excellent with the exception of the broccolini
Which wasn’t swimming in oil
The tomato soup and the black bass was especially good. The service was prompt but we waited an extraordinarily long time for our credit cards with bill.
The only criticism was that when my friend ordered a burger, the waiter asked if he wanted the fries. He asked if there was a substitution for the fries to which the waiter pointed to the other sides. So my friend ordered the broccolini and we were charged 8.00$ for that. This was a miscommunication. Apparently the burger does not come with fries. They are extra

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vipsparta802
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the bar with Dan as our bartender for a birthday dinner. Everything was great, as usual. Food(deviled eggs, salmon, burger), drinks(wine, beer) were delicious. All of the employees were nice seemed to work well together- very nice managers as well! Will definitely be back!!

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vipLPTJ
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Outdoor seating is superior with great view of the National Park. Food was very good and very good variety of choices on the menu given the varying preferences of our group. Service was outstanding.

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Sybil
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Delightful to eat outdoors, good service. Manager was accommodating, turned down volume of music at our request. I had shrimp cocktail, expensive. It was tough and dry, overcooked. Prices have gone way up since pandemic. Still, glad this place has survived.

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eajb
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fish and chips and the roast chicken were delicious!

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EMem
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great with food allergies. Beautiful setting. Good brunch /lunch. choices

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vipsparta802
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic dinner on Saturday night at the bar with friends. Dan, the bartender was friendly, fun and took care of our group well! Other staff(manager, food runners) were also really friendly. Our food( deviled eggs, salmon, burgers, pork) was all fresh and delicious. Great beer and wine list too.

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vipRebeccaL
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Overpriced on most everything on menu but food is good. The service was strange, appetizer brought with the main meal and had to ask for water and ketchup and splenda for something that should have been offered as part of the service. I sat outside but there was road construction so not very pleasant but that doesn't happen every day...

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vipJackPhilly
Philadelphia
63 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time here. Went to PJClarke in NYC in the early 80's nearly every week--great memories of a different world.

We ordered from the cocktail list: a Paloma (grapefruit & tequila) and a Japanese gin & tonic. Both delicious and not ordinary.

We shared 3 courses like we always do:
Started with baked clams--delicious but not really enough to share.

Then chopped salad which was fantastic--almost gazpacho before the blender. Very flavorful vegetables.

Then the swordfish which was prepared perfectly with a sauce (we think mango) that was super light,

Great food, good service, nice Chardonnay by the glass but no wine list (the only negative).

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vipEricW
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our waiter Craig was amazing! Funny, attentive and overall a great person! He really added to the evening!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place . We like it

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service (Megan) and the food was amazing. Really cool historic building too!

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HassanW
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even though my party arrived late for our reservations, the staff was very pleasant and polite. Some of the best service I’ve had in quite some time. That includes management. 👍🏾

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Wonderful staff and ambiance. Average quality food. You are paying for the atmosphere. Lovely restaurant with a great view of the park!

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Falcone
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Claire is always so attentive ,kind and helpful. She is excellent at her job.

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seaclar
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Very disappointed in food choices as well as quality of food presented. Menu has changed since opening & not for the good.

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MichelleM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was super nice and accommodating! And the food and drinks were delicious!

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vipPhiladelphia
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

All personnel, from the hostess to the waiter to the manager, uniformly aim to please and accommodate.

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Eat2much
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the brunch, and there were enough choices to satisfy all- from pancakes to French toast to salads. Food and portions were good. Staff was very nice and efficient

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Kate3
Philadelphia
63 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We met friend’s at PJ Clark’s for an informal dinner. After asking the waitstaff to lower the music we settled in with drinks and delightful conversation. My burger was very good; my husband ordered the butterfish special which was excellent but he said the sushi rice and vegetable were just ok. I plan on returning with friends for lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very good drinks were okay

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good location and great outdoor seating. I do not recommend the ribs (poor value and not too good). Good kids menu and other offerings are good. A little expensive for what it is, but you cannot beat location.

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vipFoodie
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was fantastic !! The service was great and so was the food! My only request is to bring back the turkey sandwich on the dinner menu!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wish I could give this restaurant 100 stars! Everything was absolutely incredible. From the location, to the food and drinks down to the service, it was a home run! Claire was an absolute dream to work with when coordinating our bachelorette dinner and accommodating our strict dietary needs. Hannah was our server and went above and beyond to make sure we were well taken care of. Our bride had an experience that she will never forget and it was at the hands of this great restaurant. Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had found this restaurant in a whim when looking for a place to eat for lunch and stumbled upon this place! The ambiance was beautiful and exactly what we wanted. The service was great and the food was fantastic!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I always enjoy my time at PJ Clarke’s. The food is always good and the staff is so much fun. It’s one of my favorite go-to’s in the city.

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vipPatNJ
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is always consistently good.

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vipJPMD
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful place in great location. Very friendly staff.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience4

I ordered the fish and chips which were soggy. The fish was mushy.
My bf’s ordered the chicken but was disappointed because the mashed potatoes were liquid.

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 506 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.