P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue

4.8
626 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The original, virtually unchanged since 1884. Serving up fresh food, frosty drinks and good, old-fashioned conversation.
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CynthiaK
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was closed. All of their locations were closed. Open Table should not have let me make a reservation there.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a bad experience ah PJ Clarke’s. Took the social distancing and COVID restrictions seriously and felt very comfortable there.

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vipTK719
New York Area
225 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I stopped in for an impromptu lunch at P.J. Clarke's on Third Avenue, and had such a great experience. They did a superb job setting up barriers between tables in the dining room, so it feel very safe. I had the arugula and honeycrisp apple salad to start - sensational. I had the house-made fish sandwich and fries, which was just amazing. And I finished with some fresh baked chocolate chip cookies. My server Linda was awesome - she always knew what I needed before I even asked for it (I told her that she clearly knows to read minds.) In these challenging times, this is such a comforting and special place.

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vipDavidM
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The staff is incredible! With all that is going on, they are welcoming and inviting and such a pleasure to deal with.

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Tules
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Burgers and Oysters, perfectly cooked and service was perfection.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Very unremarkable across the board. There a many other choices for a 21 dollar cheeseburger around.

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vipBjf2
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to be able to come back to PJ’s. Missed them so much. Lunch was great as always.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The burger and fries lived up to the history. Was disappointed they didn’t have more to their raw bar selection. One of the guests drinking wine said all three types of wine she had were no good and didn’t taste like they were from a freshly opened bottle. When she tried to finally ask for her third different kind of glass to removed from the bill, the waiter didn’t even entertain the idea and still charged it. The cookies for the ice cream sandwich were not good at all. I know times are rough for these restaurants, but we are the customers who are keeping you open, a little customer service goes a long way.

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vipDrCW07
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulous both cuisine and staff!!

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Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Biden won!!!!

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SusanM
London
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Highly recommend

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DominicG
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rex and the whole staff are wonderful. You cant beat the food for American fare!

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IlariaL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As good as ever. I missed a little noice but the hambourger its the brst

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VincentB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven't stopped in here for a long time, looking for a good place during these times can be difficult. I had a wonderful lunch with my daughter. First time here for her. She loves old architecture, so she really enjoyed the atmosphere. Staff was great as was the food. Had the Proper Fish Chips, burger and chicken sandwich.

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vipTroyR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! Thank you for being open.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! The best oysters I’ve had by far in the city :) will be returning very soon.

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vipToby
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great burger that is underrated! The service is perfect. Not too much, not too little. It gets a bit loud and it's an "older" bar so there isn't any updated experience - floors are old, tables a bit uncomfortable, people squished in .. but amazing place for a lunch.

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macarena96
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When in NYC we always go to P.J Clarke's.I've going there since I was a child . It was one of my parents' favorite restaurant. I love the food, the atmosphere, the happiness that you feel when you're there. I would certainly recommend it as must go place in NYC.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second trip there in the same week. Both times the food was amazing (please try ANY of their burgers). Both times, the service was wonderful. Sarah and Anthony took great care of us.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great take !

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vipIrish17
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch with friends from out of town, P.J. Clarke’s is always a charmer! The fish and chips were crisp and hot and delicious!

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BenThere2
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food and service were great. Not fancy but really solid food and bar choices

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BeverlyW
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always good to make a reservation; quite a few people didn't have a reservation and had to wait..

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vipEmily
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Food was mediocre but way overpriced. Felt a little rushed by the wait staff, despite there being many open tables.

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on March 5, 2020

Sorry to hear that Emily. Was it the burger or the fish tacos that you did not enjoy? Also, I would never want anyone to feel rushed in anyway. I sincerely apologize if thats how we made you feel. I hope this experience has not soured you on PJ Clarke’s as I’d love the opportunity to make it up to you. Please reach out if you’d like to give us another shot. - Michael Long, GM

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vipAlexandraS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our server Pat was great! opted for the fried egg on the cadillac burger. my boyfriend and I had a great meal! :)

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on March 5, 2020

Thanks Alex! I’ll be sure to share your kind words with Pat.

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mamaL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a wonderful evening! Food and drink were excellent. Our server was personable and gave excellent recommendations.

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on March 5, 2020

Thanks for the great review. Do you recall your server’s name? I’d like to share your kind words with them.

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DavidA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

It's a nice place. Too noisy and the tables are too close together

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on March 5, 2020

Thanks for the review David. We are in the process of addressing the noise level. In the meantime, we have some nook tables available upon request that provide a bit of reprieve from the crowds as well as our dining room on the second floor, Sidecar, for those looking for a quieter, more elevated PJ Clarke’s dining experience.

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MichaelA
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

been coming to PJ Clarkes for almost 50 years. most restaurants get old and food gets bad but not here. it is a bit pricey for lunch but the service and high quality food make it well worth the visit. although I now live in Boston, when business brings me to mid town this is my first choice.

mike

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on March 5, 2020

Thanks for the great review Mike! Hopefully business brings you back around soon.

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MattG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints! Amongst the best burgers in the city, nice atmosphere, PJ I'm sure would be proud.

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on March 5, 2020

Thanks Matt! We’re doing our best to carry on his legacy.

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AnneliesF
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best burger of New York, we loved it! A very nice and cozy restaurant with a cool bar!!

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on March 5, 2020

Thanks for the great review! It is a really good burger.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Service was okay but food was bland

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on March 5, 2020

Sorry to hear that. I’d love to find out more about your visit so I can use it as a learning experience for my team. Please reach out at your earliest convenience. - Michael Long, GM

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy going to PJ Clarke's. The food is always great!

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on March 5, 2020

Thanks for the great review!

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EdwardJ
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fond memories
Had not been there in years and it was as good as I remember

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on March 5, 2020

Thanks Edward! Hopefully it’s not that long until your next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Witch my family

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vipGailH
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great atmospgere. exxcellent food and terrific service

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on February 20, 2020

Thanks Gail! Hope to see you again soon.

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vipVaiteaG
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great quality, fresh products, excellent experience overall.
Cons: lack of food choice for kids, you end up ordering 15$ appetizers for toddlers. No high chairs either.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
15 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lobster roll was terrific and our server was delightful and welcoming. Great experience!

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on February 20, 2020

Thanks for the great review!

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LesleyT
London
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect meal with the family during our New York break! Service, food, drinks, ambience and surroundings all perfect. Highly recommended!

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on February 20, 2020

Thanks for the great review Lesley!

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Joolsp
Surrey
22 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Old school New York restaurant with a traditional menu that is consistently good, especially the seafood and the burgers. It’s a must for us every time we visit NYC

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on February 20, 2020

Thanks for the great review! See you next time.

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GreteA
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very serviceminded staff. Delicious burgers.
Great atmosphere, but a bit noicy for «Old» people.
A place We definately will come back to.

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on February 20, 2020

Thank you so much! Looking forward to your return.

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P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and Uber Eats. P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 317-1616.

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue is rated 4.8 stars by 626 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.