P.J. Clarke's-Lincoln Square

4.3
543 reviews
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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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ML
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my "go to" restaurants in Lincoln Center. The burgers are always a delight and cooked perfectly!

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r
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great lunch of lobster roles. Highly recommend

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Great food, but service for this woman eating alone was sub-par

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JO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Friendly & courteous as usual. Our hostess Jackie was particularly nice.

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AF
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server was great; very friendly and accommodating.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made an early reservation (5:00) ahead of show at Lincoln Center. Was staying right at the Empire Hotel which is like 9 steps away. Split a filet and Caesar salad with my daughter and felt very well attended to even as the place got busier by the minute. Perfect spot ahead of a Lincoln Center event.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a late dinner after a show at Lincoln Center. There were 7 people in our party. We were late for our reservation, but the staff were very accommodating.

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B
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant. Love going here for the wonderful food and service. Great location. Highly recommend it. I usually get the seafood because it is done so beautifully.

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L
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious lunch well served

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was bland and overpriced. Chose it because of its proximity to Lincoln Center. The place seems to rest on that. The mahi mahi tacos has no taste. The chicken was a bit undercooked with chewy skin left on. The burger was okay. Wouldn’t have minded paying so much for the meal if it tasted good. Service was a little slow but friendly. Desserts were quite good. Cappuccino and espresso machine was broken. Would not go back

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c
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It's not expensive & right across from Lincoln Center. Great burgers & they had a special cocktail that was fabulous. Server was pleasant & efficient. I have been here twice & loved it both times.

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AG
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We had a nice, early family dinner. The area of the restaurant we were in was unfortunately very hot. We couldn’t feel like benefits of the open wall to the outside. The service was great though. The food wasn’t outstanding, or anything, and for what it was, it’s priced HIGH. Given its location across from Lincoln Center, though, it’s to be expected. My husband’s steak was wayyyyy to rare but he ate it anyway. We’ll go back.

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JB
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very convenient to Lincoln Center. Fun history and friendly service.

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YK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

On both orders: large quantity of unrequested lettuce. On order of eggs Benedict: eggs overdone, yolks like hard boiled eggs. Waitress delightful, very helpful.

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JL
London
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual great experiences at P.J.

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C
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Food is good. Good before a Lincoln Center Production. We kept asking waiter for ketchup, this and that, bill. Had to be reminded multiple times for everything.

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J
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met with family to celebrate our mother’s passing. Our server was so nice. He even gave us a slice of delicious cheesecake on him to cheer Mom. Serving sizes were just right. I had the creamy tomato soup and the Mac and cheese app. Both were yummy. I liked the two little grilled cheese sandwiches with the soup. Two people had the lobster roll which they enjoyed and the the fourth had the mahi mahi tacos that were equally as good. There was no rush to get us out and it was a very relaxing atmosphere. The place came highly recommended and I also highly recommend!

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JM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly staff. Excellent service. A little on the expensive side.

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MS
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great pub by atmosphere and nice diverse crowd! The burger was delicious as was the good service!

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AM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

P.J. Clarke's strikes me as the kind of place that knows it will always have customers due to its proximity to Lincoln Center and gets complacent because of it. The service and atmosphere were good but the food, especially for the prices they charge, was mediocre at best. Poorly battered fish, a $12 cup of clam chowder, a rubbery frittata. Definitely not impressed with the quality of the food whatsoever.

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N
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Manager accomodated with a great desert for my wifes birthday. Thanks fir the details.

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KE
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The place is loud,crowed and expensive that being said it is right across a small street from Lincoln Center. So if you want to grab a bite before or after the show and not have to walk too far this could be the place for you.

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PS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Food was exceptional and service very good but too noisy. Will ask to be seated downstairs next time as quieter location.

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KJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Severely overpriced. Folks are at the mercy of wanting to dine at a convenient place while going to the theatre. But businesses in the area know that that is why food and value are sorely uneven. The only upside was the staff was congenial and we were seated right away even though we were 35 minutes late.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an absolutely amazing waiter he was AWESOME !!!

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CN
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The convenience to Lincoln Center is this restaurant’s best quality. We were seated behind a wooden pillar in back and felt like we were cut off from humanity. The food was average.

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MB
Dallas
39 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Service was beyond slow. The waiter was more interested in looking at himself in the mirror than helping us.

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LB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great area near Lincoln center, I felt really relaxed. Thanks for the wonderful dinner.

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P
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Unbearable noise. Almost impossible to have a conversation. Food is fine but the greeting hosts are hopelessly untrained.

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CB
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I live in Las Vegas and EVERY time I go to NYC I go to P.J.’s. Here is my secret 2 person share meal. Shrimp Coctail, tater tots, 2 bowls of chili. Can’t beat it. Great atmosphere, killer menu, multiple locations. The Best!

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j
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Great food. Great for going to Lincoln Center.

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JL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great place to enjoy a delicious meal with superb service before a show a Lincoln Center. The staff is very friendly and professional.

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P
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Crowded and noisy as usual but has a positive ambience. Food is adequate, well plated and served. Service was excellent. Great place for a quick bite before Lincoln Center Event.

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f
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I enjoyed our lunch before we headed to a Performance at Lincoln Center.

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OT
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fantastic burger! A little noisy on a Saturday night but overall it was a good experience. Burger was cooked exactly the way I like it. And the waitress was very attentive.

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ET
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Opera, checked into the Empire Hotel, ate dinner at P.J's....Great night, great food & service(Cassie was terrific), great location !! Was a Super 33rd Wedding Anniversary !!

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J
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were very good. However we were downstairs next to a very loud jukebox

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PK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Waiter was very accomodating to our request to have service as soon as possible as we were attending a performance at the Met. Look forward to dining again at PJ Clark's when in New York.

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JB
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always have brunch at P.J. Clark's before we go to Lincoln Center performance. Food is excellent, great variety of food selections, service is the best and value is great.

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TC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Too expansive for what you get and the menu is not varied enough. Very noisy also.

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