P.J. Clarke's at the Curtis

4.4
565 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 565 people are saying
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ElizabethL
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Thanksgiving dinner and service was lovely, too. Thank you PJ’s … we’ll be back!

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AnitaO
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

No vegan or vegetarian options although online menu said their were. Ordered three sides. French fries were cold. Potato/fennel side had no fennel and potatoes were raw. The Brussels sprouts with tomato jam came plain no jam. Our waiter was nice but frustrating dinner

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vipVictoriaS
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe
Great location
Great food
Great service
I don’t say all this about too many places

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vipJackeepoo
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Retirement party

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vipJimmydelSol1
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely day eating outside on balcony. Food excellent. Experience all good.

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vipDebbc
New York Area
386 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

My major issue is how expensive this restaurant is
The wine is the cheapest item on the menu
Wings 17$
Salads 29$ plus
This is excessive

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vipmaturefoodies
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Kudos to the hostess, manager and our server. They went out of their way to accomodate our request for special seating due to hearing issues for one of our party. They could not have been more pleasant or helpful and have certainly won our loyalty. This establishment has undergone steady improvement since first opening and is now one of our "go to" spots.

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DebiB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious brunch and drinks

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natureboyag
Philadelphia
74 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Although a bit touristy, PJ Clarke's is a fine place to eat, especially if you stick to what made them famous -- things like the burgers. The atmosphere is comfortable and the service was good. The prices, though, are on the high side. $22 for a burger and fries is really pushing it. Oh, and avoid the parking lot in the Curtis Building, which is where PJ Clarke's is housed. Their pricing is both exorbitant and misleading.

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vipGinaR
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, service and atmosphere, although a bit loud as we were seated in the bar during a game. Prices were very high.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very pleased. Of course, the prices are high, and we can’t always afford to dine like that, but it’s worth it from time to time.

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vipKandK
Philadelphia
103 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A group of 6 of us had something to discuss and met at PJ Clarke’s. We sat outside in a private space and enjoyed happy hour. PJ Clarke’s staff was exceptionally accommodating. Everything was great, service, food and drinks all excellent! Thank you!

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vipToniB
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great service! Menu was nicely varied and great portions but so-so in taste.

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vipsparta802
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour! We shared appetizers (mini burgers, cheesesteak egg rolls) and the food was delicious! Beers were also great. Service was awesome too- friendly bartender, Dan. Lots of large TVs to watch sports. We’ll definitely be back soon

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vipDebbc
New York Area
386 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The menu keeps changing with most of it being improvements
However it would be nice to have a simple chicken breast on menu as well as a turkey burger
Because of menu improvements we have been dining at restaurant more often
The restaurant is getting pricey
Entree salads are 29 to 35 dollars

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vipJennyT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My kids & I love it here!

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vipCfdltd
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
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 on October 15, 2021
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 on October 14, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Table wasn’t ready despite reservation. Very slow service

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vipsparta802
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
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 on October 13, 2021
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
6 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
5 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
39 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
41 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
10 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
39 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.

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 4.4 stars by 565 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.