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.
We went early to avoid any crowds. ( right before our self isolation) We asked for a quiet, empty area, and got it! But when we tried to order the 1/2 priced oysters, we were told that they were only 1/2 priced in the bar. I am on crutches and had to move into the bar area which was much more crowded. No worries, we found an area with comfortable chairs where there were no others. I ordered the onion hamburger and fries. It came perfectly made( medium rare) the fries were crisp and tasty and not greasy. My partner ordered the 1/2 priced oysters, which although pretty small, they were delicious. He also ordered spinach and cauliflower with pita, which was overcooked and not good. We will definitely return for the hamburgers! The quality of the meat was delicious and we live very close!
The cheesesteak egg roll apps were a definite 10!
But it was all downhill after that. The St George Shepherd's Pie lacked overall flavor, and many pieces of the short rib meat were tough to chew. My wife's Branzino "special" was a very small portion...barely a lunch. Finally, the wine pours were about half of what we receive elsewhere, and yet we were paying $13 per glass vs $10.
We had a great time. Seated in the Walnut Room overlooking Washington Square.
Warmly welcomed; quickly attended to by waitstaff; served cordially and efficiently; excellent lunch dining choices (Lobster Roll and Lobster Cobb Salad).
PJ CLARK'S opened in Philadelphia about a year ago. I've visited 3 times. Today was our first visiting on the weekend. The ambiance was outstanding. The staff was thoughtful and friendly, and provided great service. It is a beautiful setting and larger than I realized! Oh! and the food was perfect!! Top Mark's on all.
This was a recommendation by a friend and after my dining experience I am so thankful for the recommendation. I cannot wait to dine there again and try the happy hour!
We are fans of PJ’s brunch. Don’t get the new thick cut bacon, the chefs response to it tastes like ham was both come from a pig. Oh, really? Miss the former bacon which was excellent.
Eggs were tasteless and dried out. Had not experienced that before.
Not the best visit. Inconsistency haunts this place.
Stopped before heading to the theatre for drink and sandwiches.
Food was good. Great oysters. Good service. Would go again.
This place is a neighborhood gem. cannot understand why it's never busy except in the bar area. They have phenomenal raw bar offerings. The bar area(s) are gorgeous and also includes lounge area comfy seating. The entire restaurant is spectacularly gorgeous with white linen service. Wonderful wait staff. Menu has something for everyone but mainly American food. There are some more expensive items like the ribeye, but that is very delicious snd much less expensive than the local upscale steakhouses. There are also many affordable and delicious entrees in the mid-twenties. We had incredible crab cakes totally loaded with nothing but huge chunks of solid blue crab and no filler. Very well priced. Great cocktails and wines. Fantastic steakhouse type burger options. Most delicious skinny pommes frites fries. Excellent chopped and Caesar salad and brownie sundae for dessert. Very convenient to all historic attractions. Independence Hall next door. Located in Curtis center. Be sure to see the magnificent ceramic glass mural in the lobby.
We enjoyed our experience. The staff is outstanding.
The fish and chips and Cadillac burger were delicious. The fish in the tacos was a little hard to bite. The service was great. We walked in on the Walnut Street side and the sign said to go to the 6th Street entrance for seating. We were then walked all the way back to where we started and seated at a table there.
Loved our waitress, her service and personality were excellent!!
Love the lite lunch option! Great value.
Service is suburb, food isn’t bad. Front room is breathtaking
The decor and ambiance is great in there. I think the menu items are tasty. I took my parents for my Mom’s birthday. Mom and Dad both ordered the Shepard’s Pie which was burnt on the bottom!
The manager came out and took them off the bill, but no one actually said “I’m sorry” which I thought was weird. I think the food is great and I want to see this place succeed (it is 3 blocks from my house) so I will keep on supporting it. I worry though because it’s not busy the past few times I visited which is unlike my experiences in NYC.
Very good place, stunning entrance, good choice of food for affordable prices! Salad and tomato soup were delicious ans the cadillac burger too, would definetely recommend and go back! Good job PJ Clarke !
Loved the appetizers!
Wait staff was friendly and engaging Wasn’t crowded for a Saturday night but they may have been a function of the inclement weather
I would def go back 👍👍
Great neighborhood gem! First time at PJ Clarkes. The food was very good and our waitress was excellent and very attentive. Everyone we passed who worked there said help and welcome to the restaurant. The food was very good. I would definitely go back.
I had the lite lunch and it was just enough, cooked properly and tasty. I know others at my table were not as pleased. I would say 2 of 4 of us had a good meal.
Great Happy Hour menu and prices. Food is great, terrific service!
The raw bar is fantastic! This is a great spot in Old City for great atmosphere, drinks, and oysters. Other entres were great, but the raw bar stood out.
P.J. Clark’s simply doesn’t know how to slow cook short ribs. Shepherds had little lumps of my guess is slow cooked beef which were not tender at all. The rest of the pie was fine but the meat hard. Clever sherbet dessert. Excellent tomato soup.
HORRIBLE service, manager and server were obnoxious and blatantly disrespectful
Very attentive staff & great food! Love the burger trio!!
Food was really good. Service was excellent as well. I would recommend this restaurant if you’re in Philadelphia.
Beautiful location in the historic Curtis building, window table was available which made it even better. Waitress was attentive and friendly. I had the classic breakfast, three nice plump sausages included, thick slab toast, eggs, thin sliced potatoes and big glass juice, all for $15. My companion had one of the enormous burgers and loved it.
Our waiting staff was great, they were very attentive and always made sure we had what we need. The food is high quality and everything on the menu tastes great. It’s probably one of my favorite places in the city to have lunch because of all the amazing old photography that is scattered around the restaurant.
The soup Had absolutely zero taste. The bread used for the cheesesteaks was stale. Very hard at the ends. Just eh. Would not go back. It was a pretty spot and there is parking around the corner. My only positives
Was there for my wife’s birthday. Noted it in the reservation and when we got there. They didn’t seem to care and they weren’t busy. Gave us a basic table. The server was nice but not overly attentive. The food was good.
Great brunch! Sweet and attentive staff
First time we ate at P.J. Clarke's! Great service, everyone was attentive, Great food!
When we were seated at 6:15, we immediately explained we had 8pm theater plans. The restaurant was quite busy with a holiday party...At 7:45, we had to ask for our bill (our dessert was not yet served) and quickly pay to dash to the theater. Our waitstaff quickly gave us cheesecake to go, and the manager comped us with a pass for a complimentary drink for our next visit due to the long time we had to wait for our food and rush to exit. Not the smoothest dining experience, but we did enjoy our food, and appreciated how the management recognized the flaws to the evening and did their best to make it right. I definitely would go back and give them a second chance.
Beautiful interior, and very good food if you like comfort old-world NYC bar food. The service was a little off this time-could have been better, more attentive.
Visiting from AZ;great dinner and ambience.
Great food, service and atmosphere- all you can ask for.
Terrible food and service tonight. Starter was cold. Restaurant was empty, and it was 30+ minutes after starters were cleared that our uncomplicated entrees showed up.
I’ve had very good experiences here and dismal experiences too. The inconsistency is frustrating, c’mon you’ve been open over a year!
Was great chop salad was amazing!!!
Thanksgiving platter was a disaster.
No sliced white Turkey breast.
Chunks of fatty meat.
Poor apple cobbler.
Salad was delicious.
Not worth $44. platter
I usually love this restaurant and will be back but never on Thanksgiving.
Fabulous!!!! Will return
Very nice place with excellent service and very fine food.
P.j. Clarke's-Philadelphia does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and Postmates. P.j. Clarke's-Philadelphia also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 999-2000.
P.j. Clarke's-Philadelphia is rated 4.2 stars by 276 OpenTable diners.
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