P.J. Clarke's-Lincoln Square

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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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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.2
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4.1
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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
81 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
13 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
6 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The lobster Cobb salad is fantastic!! Love going to P.J. Clarke’s before going to Lincoln Center.

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vipanonymous
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Convenient place when going to the events in the Lincoln Center area.
Definitely not a destination place

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food!!!

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Ellis
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fast service, nice environment! Recommended.

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JanetS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had been to P.J. Clarke's-Lincoln Square in January for the first time when I went to a Lincoln Center event; and it was so fantastic the I made a reservation there again for my February 16, 2020 Lincoln Center event. The chicken caesar salad was outstanding. The service was lovely, attentive to what made a pleasant lunch experience: prompt, pleasant, professional, very accommodating. It is such a great happening spot for Sunday brunch/lunch; and located perfectly for matinees at Lincoln Center.

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JoannaS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best location and enjoyable brunch before the ballet

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

While the food at P.J. Clark’s was fine (we ordered oysters, a cheeseburger & a BLT Egg) the other patrons were awful! They seemingly were completely unaware of how their behavior was affecting those around them (and we were there with a toddler) & the staff did absolutely nothing to assist. Additionally the cost of the meal was atrocious- $3 for club soda that comes from a dispenser? With no booze our bill with tip was over $100 for lunch. If you ask me, carbonated water, 2 sandwiches (w/ no sides) & 6 raw oysters should NOT cost $100! As an UWSer I won’t be coming back, I’ll leave for tourists to think they are at a ‘neighborhood joint’.

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Luvgoodfood
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my go to restaurant in Lincoln Center! The staff is friendly and knowledgable. Our waiter, Paul, was pleasant and accommodating. He answered our questions and gave great suggestions. We'll be back

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LouC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food was very average. I've had a better burger at Five Guys. Location was great for pre-opera bite to eat, but there are other restaurants on that street that I like better.

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GladysR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were seated immediately. Service was great. We had the brunch menu, which had options for all 6 of us.

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vipAndrewK
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I prefer the restaurant located on 3rd Avenue. Disappointed they didn’t have the S’mores sundae. Good burgers. Typical American restaurant.