P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue

4.7
718 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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jeffbeckselbow
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service great and attentive; menu surprisingly broad for lunch fare; a little pricy, but worth it.

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vipBrianQ
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The burgers, the mac & cheese,, the french fries and the drinks were fine. Our server was very pleasant and attentive.

We were seated in the back, near the rear door, which was kept open to allow servers to go in and out. There are several outdoor tables. Alas, we got chilly inside. Our server and the manager later moved our table farther way from the rear door. Much better.

I can’t give this restaurant the highest rating for one reason: the men’s restroom. Maybe this building is landmarked. Nevertheless, the bathroom sink is atrocious. It looks like it hasn’t been thoroughly cleaned in a long while. The stains are permanently ingrained. In my opinion, there’s no excuse for not having a clean restroom, regardless of any landmark status. My wife says the ladies restroom was fine.

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JohnP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite in mid-town. That said, please open SIDECAR!

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HuwG
London
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Really rude service

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vipJenniferA
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly place felt at home - Bar had to work bar and floor. Yet he was always friendly and warm

Will go back

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vipJamesNYC
New York Area
151 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great including the service

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ValiantVeg
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were three women: one with a walker, one a cane, third a vegetarian! (Sounds like. comedy routine!) Everyone was accommodated beautifully. Food delicious. Service lovely. Thank you.

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Maur
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent restaurant with lots of nostalgia. The food was fabulous and the service was excellent. It was just a delightful experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic time!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food! Slower service and tables VERY close together.

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vipRich
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love PJ Clarke‘s. We make it a point to try to eat there once every week or two. The burgers are terrific as are many of their other dishes. It’s a high energy place, not for an intimate get together. The service is terrific. Rex, the Manager, is front and center and always aims to please. Outdoor seating is now very appealing.
We love it there!

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JohnR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So great to be back at PJ Clarke’s. Burger was superb, service was great as always. Just bring back the deviled Eggs

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RaymondH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A favorite restaurant, never disappoints love the classic NY ambiance

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SusannaW
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with a friend.

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MichaelP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

P.J. Clarke’s has the best burgers in the city. I enjoy the historic atmosphere. The service is excellent, and their classic “old fashioned”is also the best in the city, albeit pretty pricey at $19.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Amazing burgers

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OpenTable Diner
Yucatán
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

No tenían ningún corte de carne del menú , nos dijeron que por las inundaciones
Era el restaurante favorito de mi padre ….. seguro está mejor antes , hoy no vale la pena

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AndrewP
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing burgers. Had the Cadillac. Get the onion strings and parm fries. Both amazing!

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JohnP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top five restaurant in NYC. It has been a favorite of mine since 1980.

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MACO
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great burgers

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal, SUPERB service, and love the unchanged old school ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very good service and of couse the food delicious.

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Ymariel
Mexico City
8 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Espectacular todo, levo visitándolos hace 20 años y la calidad es la misma siempre

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vipBeck63
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great old-school atmosphere amazing rahbar

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vipJaeK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We were outdoors so noise was expected

I love their Cadillac burger and is my go to

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So wonderful to be back inside that room! Always has been a favorite! Cheers PJ’s! The OG of NYC ! And thanks to Mike & Drew for making it outstanding 👍🏻

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Gordy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can never go wrong coming here. Servers are very customer oriented & check throughout your meal to make sure you are happy but not annoying. Food is consistent. Cost is okay for the portions.

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ShelbyB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fabulous service and great food as usual. Looking forward to skirt steak being back on the menu.

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monicak
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

For three people, lunch was 300 dollars. We did have a seafood tower. The oysters and clams were small and not so fresh.

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Beachkids
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a 1:00 reservation and they took us early and accommodated us after moving our daughter into her apartment on the same street . Everything was excellent and couldn’t do enough for us . Thank you !

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selinag
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a favorite!!!

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vipStevenS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Classic food well prepared including some new items. Very professional checking in and reviewing proof of vaccination. More restaurants should be as clear-eyed.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy service, delicious food and awesome memories of a truly dependable life time place.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lobster rolls were good.

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PedroV
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Muy buen lugar con buenas hamburguesas, prueben el trío que les ayudará sin duda a probar la que mas les guste. El menú es sencillo pero bastante bueno.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rex is the man

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AudraG
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints! All the food is amazing literally everything on menu and the cocktails are superb

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MichelleM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure - fantastic service, love the history and atmosphere, plus and the best burger in NYC. So glad they reopened after a long pandemic closure.

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RobertF
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great meal! Connecticut lobster roll was A+ (lots of lobster), Clarke burger was A+, onion strings and fries were A+. Cocktails were amazing (old fashioned and cosmo). Servers were sensational! Atmosphere was wonderful yet not overwhelming. We will be back! Oh yes, baked clams with bacon were A+ too!

FAQs

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue does offer delivery in partnership with 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 4.7 stars by 718 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.