P.J. Clarke's-Lincoln Square

4.3
902 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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Pre/post Theatre
Casual
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
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JaneiM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing. Oysters were sweet and fresh. I always get the Lobster Cobb .. the best in the city.

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vipFoodie
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very good food and staff who are knowledgeable , attentive and make you feel welcome - even if eating ther sol, as i was.

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JoseF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, super clean, amazing food. They take your temperature at the door and your address for contact tracing purposes.

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EricM
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Everything good except the host. We made a reservation four 4 people (for 4:30pm) and requested a window seat. When we arrived, all the four-seat window tables (~6-8 four-person tables) were full, so clearly they did not read our reservation request (which in and of itself is annoying, but not a huge deal). The worst part though was that when I asked the host if any of the window tables were going to be available soon, he said, "I don't think so, they're all in the middle of their meals." But he didn't even check - he just said that. I gave him the benefit of the doubt though and assumed he knew what he was talking about. He then seated us in the bar (with our 9 year old and 5 year old). I told him that I'd like to move if one of the window tables opens up before we order and he said (in an annoyed tone), "I'll see what I can do, but everyone has special requests and we can't accommodate everyone." 5 minutes later (before we had seen a waiter), two of the window tables opened up. The host begrudgingly moved us. And then another 5 minutes after that, ALL of the window tables were vacant (except the one we were sitting at). The guy was extremely unfriendly and unhelpful about the whole thing. When I first asked him if any tables would open up soon, he should have just walked by them and then given me his best guess of when one might open up. I then could have told him whether we were willing to wait. And to be clear, he was not busy. This was at 4:30 in the afternoon and the only people in the restaurant were the people at the tables by those windows. Otherwise the place was empty. He clearly didn't want to be there and wasn't interested in helping customers. Other than that, everything was great.

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PaulS
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was great. Service was outstanding and the food was very tasty. I would definitely eat here again.

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vipAndy
New York Area
144 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

It was, simply put, an awfully expensive brutal dinner with the food coming out at different times, not being cooked properly and taste on all dishes awful. The salmon was raw and very fishy. Another salmon was cooked to taste, but not edible as it had turned. The Mac and cheese had NO Cheese. The French fries were the only vegetable that could be digested. The ketchup was the highlight. The apple cobbler crust was tasteless mush and the apples were sour. The server was pleasant, but suddenly replaced the drunk bartender and we had a new server who was just as nice.

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vipClarenceM
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent lunch with really great sandwiches. the ony comment is that P.J. Clarke would be outstanding if it had hand-cut fries on the menu and and not the apparently packaged kind.

T. Martin

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vip2nickels
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The perfect Cosmo. Thanked the bartender personally.

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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
23 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
11 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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P.J. Clarke's-Lincoln Square does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and Uber Eats.

P.J. Clarke's-Lincoln Square is rated 4.3 stars by 902 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.