P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue

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$30 and under
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American
The original, virtually unchanged since 1884. Serving up fresh food, frosty drinks and good, old-fashioned conversation.
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall2food1service2ambience1

First time having a bad experience overall. Service was not NJ on point. Food was salty and overcooked. Just a dull overall experience. Sorry, but I’ve had better at this restaurant.

L
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wedge salad, baby back ribs and Casa Amigos perfection all served by Pat the best (and most patient) server.

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded a day ago

Thanks Laurence! I will be sure to share your kind words with Pat.

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JD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experience - thank you!

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Responded a day ago

Thanks for the great review!

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IA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded a day ago

Thanks Isabella!

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AO
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Everything was fine except for the male host that evening. We had a reservation and still waited nearly 30 minutes for a table. My husband showed his agitation and the man proceeded to get in my husbands personal space, yelled at him in front of quests and then told us GOOD LUCK GETTING A TABLE (thankfully we were sit) I literally had to get between him and my husband because it looked like the guy was trying to physical and by physically intimidating. I was shocked. Thankfully we were eventually sat I wish wish it hadn’t involved a public scene from an employee. I would recommend PJ’s but I would tell people to watch out for the older male host. He is horrendous.

J
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Had an open table reservation was told by Manager can’t sit you till your time go get a drink at bar ... bar was loaded with drunks so decided to wait it out . Was able to get a table shortly there after. But manger didn’t seem to be that accommodating at first then came around . Kinda spoiled it
The customer service experience was demoted because of they way we were treated. Funny I have been a customer for a good thirty years ! Just thought he could have bit nicer!

GL
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Their Sunday brunch is a wonderful experience both in quality and value. I had eggs, sausages and fries and all were cooked perfectly (great fries). My companion had a sandwich which he also enjoyed. I’ve dined there many times, for both brunch and dinner, and never had a disappointing meal or bad service.

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded a day ago

Thanks for the great review and for your continued patronage!

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MV
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We enjoyed our dinner at P. J. Clarke's. Especially the waiter, I wish I could remember his name.
My seven year old granddaughter said dinner was the highlight of her trip to NYC. And we went to FAO Schwartz! She has a keen sense of humor and was amused by his enjoyable attention to her. Food was great also.

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded a day ago

Thanks for the great review Mary! I know Brian had a great time waiting on you and your family. We’d love to see you all again on your next trip to New York.

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BS
Western NC
30 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit since the 80s and enjoyed a great burger lunch with friends. Nice service, good patron vibe and fab food. What more could you ask for? Do not hesitate. Enjoy, enjoy.....

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on November 9, 2019

Thanks for the great review Bill. Happy to have you join us again after all those years.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous experience. We always try to keep an evening free on our annual NYC stay, to dine at PJ CLARKES. Food, atmosphere and service are always top class. A huge thank you to Anthony our waiter, who really looked after us. Surprised us with a lovely treat at the end, with a delicious birthday cheesecake. Thank you.

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on November 5, 2019

Thanks for always making time for us. Happy to have you in. I’ll be sure to to share your kind words with Anthony.

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CN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Dinner was delicious! And the service was fabulous.

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on November 5, 2019

Thanks for the great review!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Pancakes were soooo good!

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on November 7, 2019

Glad you enjoyed them. Hope you finished that whole stack!

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O
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. And Pat was the best waitress we could ask for!!!

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on November 5, 2019

Thanks Owen! I’ll be sure to share your praise with Pat.

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HE
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on November 5, 2019

Thanks Helen! Hope to see you again soon.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and ambiance. A little too loud and we were kinda kicked out after 1 having been there for just a little over one hour because they needed the table. That kinda sucked since I was catching up with an old friend after a long time. Anyways, overall good.

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on October 31, 2019

Very happy to hear that you enjoyed catching up but I definitely want to apologize for you being asked to leave the table. That’s definitely not something we ever want to do. I would like to hear more about this and make it up to you. Please reach out when you can. -Michael Long General Manager

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AF
London
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, reasonably priced. Pleasant environment and great service.

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on November 5, 2019

Thanks Andrew! Hope to have you back again soon.

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JH
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun, pub-like atmosphere with above par, food. Nice selections like the deviled eggs, for appetizers. Will be back!

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on October 31, 2019

Thanks Janice! We’re looking forward to your return.

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MK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Manager went above and beyond for my daughters. It was our first time here and the food was very good!

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on October 31, 2019

Always happy to provide a little extra chocolate sauce. Hope to see you and the family back again soon.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great neighborhood place. Delicious food at a reasonable price.

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on October 26, 2019

Thanks for the great review!

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TB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Restaurant and bar were busy but we were seated promptly. Service was excellent - cordial and attentive but not intrusive. Quality of the dishes ordered were consistent with my prior visits. Don’t usually order dessert but the s’mores Sunday was a pleasant surprise

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on October 31, 2019

Thanks for the great review! That S’mores Sundae is one of my favorite desserts anywhere.

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U
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Packed, loud and overpriced. The best item was the sour cream mashed potatoes but not worth $9. Ordered the New York medium rare with the bernaise, not memorable or enough flavor. Got the wedge, shrimp cocktail and the shishito peppers, all were just ok. The drinks were not very good either. Try Valerie instead, that place is amazing and similar fare.

m
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I will be back. The place is cozy and busy. Buzzing with good atmosphere and pleasant service. Burgers to die for and huge appetisers to share. Thoroughly enjoyed it!

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on October 26, 2019

Thanks for the great review Mark! Looking forward to your return.

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LS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

French fries were terrible and fir that price they shouldn’t be !!!

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on October 26, 2019

So sorry to hear that Linda. Was it that they were too cold, overcooked, undercooked? Normally our fries are delicious (its a struggle not to snack on them all day).

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TR
London
72 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and fun atmosphere at this iconic bar and restaurant, great service and very enjoyable lunchtime visit.

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on October 31, 2019

Thanks for the great review!

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the restaurant and the food.

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Responded on October 26, 2019

Thansk for the great review!

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GT
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a pleasant experience when we visit- the staff is awesome!

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on October 20, 2019

Thanks for the great review!

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K
New England
15 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food is good but not exceptional. The place is hopping and cheerful but also very, very loud. Service is great.

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on October 26, 2019

Thank you for your feedback Kate. We are currently working on solving the noise issue. I am glad to hear that our staff was attentive and helped to improve upon your experience but I'm sorry to hear that you were not wowed by the food. Hopefully we get another chance to impress you.

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TW
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Look, a restaurant doesn't stay open for 130 years if it's mediocre. P.J. Clarke's consistently rocks my world. They have a gluten free bun for their famous burger, which is so appreciated. I love this place!

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on October 17, 2019

Thanks for the great review Thomas! Folks like you will help us go for another 130.

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s
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

another great evening at PJ Clarkes. everything was perfect the food, the ambiance, the table cloth, and especially the wonderful staff particularly the lovely Pat and Victor. Cam't reccommend this place enough
thanks again and be back soon
shane

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on October 17, 2019

Thanks Sean! I will be sure to share your praise with Pat and Viktor.

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C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere, our waiter really made the meal for us!

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on October 17, 2019

Thanks for the great review! So glad you had a good time. Would you mind sharing the name of your server so I can share with them your feedback?

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RM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great busboy Renee!!

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on October 17, 2019

Thanks Rachael. Rene is a great guy and an excellent busboy. We love having him as a part of our family. Glad to hear you think so too.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food good but impossible to talk.

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on October 17, 2019

I’m glad you enjoyed the food. We are currently working on ways to lessen the clamor of our busy dining room.

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Ok burger.. very fast service. Very dark and loud.

ED
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious brunch! The atmosphere, the food, the service were all wonderful. I can’t wait to go back!

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on October 10, 2019

Thanks for the great review Elizabeth! Can’t wait to have you join us again.

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CF
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious burgers and fries!!

o
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good, professional service & elevated classic pub food.

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on October 10, 2019

Thanks for the nice review!

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KR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch! Great hamburger and chicken sandwich. French fries are amazing!!!

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on October 10, 2019

Thanks Kathi! Hope to see you again soon.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Solid burger. Classic place.

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on October 10, 2019

Thanks!

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M
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

One of the old "classic" NYC pubs. Good frite-style fries and basic pub food. Excellent burgers. Oysters are clearly an upsell. Nobody at our table ventured toward seafood or salads. Service was exceptionally fast, noise level required shouting to be heard. Bottom line: come here for good burgers and other bar food, but not a place to bring a date for conversation!

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on October 10, 2019

I’m glad you enjoyed the burgers and the service. We are aware of the noise level in the dining that has been exacerbated by some recent renovations. We are in the process of finding a solution that will not disrupt service or the decor of the dining room.

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BH
New England
33 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Burger was outstanding as was calamari.

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on September 28, 2019

Thanks for the great review Bill! Hope to have you join us again soon.

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