P.J. Clarke's-Lincoln Square

4.3
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$30 and under
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American

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Located across from one of New York's premier cultural institutions, Lincoln Center, since 2007. Serving up fresh food, frosty drinks and good, old-fashioned conversation.
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HaroldC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My experience was excellent considering the situation we are all living with in these times

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vipDinnerfor9
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was so nice to be out to dinner with friends. The staff made us feel welcome, but more importantly, safe. There was a temperature check before we were seated. The place looked immaculate. The servers and management were all wearing masks.

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ElleDee
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always happy to come and support this great restaurant in a hard time!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, as always.

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vipBettyP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great to be back, the outside cafe is adorable and the food great as usual.

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vipCantwaitforyoutoleave
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall3food1service2ambience3

Food was expensive and not tasty. I would never eat here again

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XavierR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

It felt as if I was paying for the locals rent rather than the quality of the food and drinks. Certainly overpriced even when I expect to pay a premium because of the location and ambiance, I also expect the food and service to merit the up charge.

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vipRuneH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Exceptional host and staff. Shay is one of the best!

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vipSands954
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and the staff are all so nice!

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DavidR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Most importantly, they are doing a great job paying attention and implementing safety precautions.

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vipAABender
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were excellent. I would highly recommend a lunch or dinner there.

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Madeleine
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Outdoor setup is wonderful and service was great - a very pleasant evening. Gave 4 stars because my main entree wasn't great: the kale was bitter (overcooked?) and very greasy; and the seared skin on my salmon was weird, so fibrous as to be inedible. It seemed like they sprinkled wood chips on it. Strange. BUT. The chickpea fires were outstanding and my two companions enjoyed their entrees very much: burger and fries chicken. We'll surely be back for the chickpea fries!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was better than expected.

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VirginiaVisitorDKRachelll
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Server pushed us alot to order.. so we were very uncomfortable . Food was atmosphere

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vipJihyun
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very sweet and friendly staff and the food is always very good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I came here during the Covid Pandemic. Servers were always masked and gloved and the seating made us feel like we had the whole place to ourselves (we didn't). Everything we ordered came out promptly and was delicious. I especially recommend their Fried Calamari, The Cadillac Burger and the BBQ and Bleu burger. All delicious! Great job of adapting by a classic restaurant!

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NSguest
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really enjoyable!
I would definitely recommend this place if you are ready to leave $100 for two. I have no complains about food there, everything was quite delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor dining set up at PJ’s was great. As always the food and service were top notch.

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vipJimD
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thought I would give it a try. I hadn’t gone there in about 4 years. Hated their policy of not seating diners before their party came, even when the restaurant wasn’t full. So as I walked there, my date texted to inform me she would be
20 minutes late. I figured it was a good test and if they didn’t seat me I would go to a nearby restaurant.
Anyway, the hostess was a pleasure, I was seated quickly and had a beer as I waited for my friend to arrive. She finally did. The server was great and the meal was excellent. Not to mention that the place was very safe And I wasn’t worried about people not wearing masks. The price was ok. It’s expensive. But it’s Lincoln Center. Overall I loved the experience and will be a regular customer once more.

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vipFran
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food - their burgers are phenomenal and their home made jalapeño margaritas as amazing.

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NewYorker15
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yoki are server was fantastic!!! Great food and drinks! Classic NY!

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vipFlash
New York Area
128 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The hamburger staple still works. Decent falafel burger. No sides. Tiniest bottles of Coke on the planet.

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vipLala724
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best burgers in NYC. P.J.'s never disappoints. Staff was great too!

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MichaelA
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm never disappointed when I step inside PJ's. Always a good time!

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vipRonalorena
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had the nicest loveliest waiter known to man ! Although there is no children’s section on the menu when we asked he said yes we have that and told us all the options. Burgers were great, so was chicken pot pie and tomato soup which came with delicious bread cheese for dunking. PJ’s is my favorite neighborhood spot for casual family dining ! And the staff could not be more accommodating ! I rate it a 10 all around !

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deenie16
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our server, Anna, was excellent. The food was good but overpriced for the quality and portion size. The noise level was definitely up there but ok for a casual gathering with friends. For a romantic date night i would definitely look elsewhere.

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vipsbww
New York Area
126 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Perfect Lincoln Center pretheater. Burgers thick juicy and ideal for theater.

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vipNancy
New York Area
163 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good place for a burger and a beer before going to Lincoln Center

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vipRobert
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A convenient location for Lincoln Center shows. The food was good but it was hard to converse due to the noise level.

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CaroleH
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

All five of us love dining at P. J. Clarke's-Lincoln Square. We had a lovely, spacious table at a window overlooking Lincoln Center.
The food is delicious and such a selection that everyone found something he/she really enjoyed.
Cocktails are delicious.
Our server, Shea, was very attentive and helpful.
We're looking forward to a return visit!

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Jannnie
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a delicious quick meal before attending a concert. Great location for Lincoln Center events with reasonable prices and efficient service.

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vipCC10580
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Just right for Lincoln Center- nothing over the top but solid.
Missed the chicken paillard. Please bring it back for summer!

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vipmarfoos
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Wines by the glass were horrific. Got the wrong salad Hard to find waitstaff. Food totally less than mediocre. And noise was ridiculously excessive for 7 pm. Tvs loud music and bad acoustic.

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BonMot25
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Comfortable spot for meat and classic burgers, considerate service got us out in time for our show at Lincoln Center. Prices in line with its prime location.

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vipSamK
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Too greasy, served cold with no souce.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful celebration!

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MeredithB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The food was average and the service was slow. Very disappointed. Will not eat there again?

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BrandonC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous, as always. Our server, Amanda, was wonderful. We have had her in the past and will request her in the future.

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KathyD
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

PJ Clarke's has always been so accommodating and the food is terrific!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Something was just off this time. The tater tots are usually so good that we order a second batch. They were sort of pasty inside, tasted like flour or something. We didn’t even finish the one order. The clam chowder had virtually no flavor. I had it a month ago and it was delicious. My friend’s chili was very watery. I’m not sure what happened this time... maybe we arrived too soon after the pre-show rush was over and the kitchen was resetting? We were very disappointed.

FAQs

P.J. Clarke's-Lincoln Square does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar.

P.J. Clarke's-Lincoln Square is rated 4.3 stars by 894 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.