P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue

4.7
653 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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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KellyB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dinner with my family last night! From the delicious cocktails to the amazing raw bar everything was top notch! I loved my salmon entree and the truffle fries were divine! Can’t wait to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best burgers in NYC!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this is an old family favorite- they are open again so go immediately. To the og location on 3rd ave.

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NickiC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Food Service Atmosphere. Staff was professional and courteous from start to finish. Highly recommend.

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ANGELAD
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

We love PJ Clarke’s when we visit NYC. Unfortunately, our waiter couldn’t have cared less that we were there. He only came to the table to take our orders, never checked back in and literally dropped our check on our table as he was walking by. It it wasn’t for the delicious food and fun atmosphere, we wouldn’t go back.

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vipAnneC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was great and seemed to greet a lot of regulars which is always a good sign. Very accommodating and everyone enjoyed their meal.

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vipRich
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's great to see the iconic restaurant open again. We missed it! The service is always very good and it was great to see Sid( manager) front and center.

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JimT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic NYC barroom with great classic food choices. The Cadillac Burger cannot be beat. Raw bar with clams and oysters.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Waiter rushed our order then disappeared.

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vipDuque
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Seated quickly. The partitions inside in between tables kept us feeling safe. Service was great. Food and cocktails were good.

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vipeclecticfoodie
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unquestionably, the best fish sandwich I have ever had. Also, even though a bleu cheese wedge is not a culinary challenge, this version was also excellent!

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RoniB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Historic building with complementing decor. The burger was delicious and cooked to order. Onion straws were greasy but tasted really good. Excellent shoestring fries. The place was packed (Saturday night dinner) so service was a little on the slow side and our server was a little rushed but still managed to check on us twice.

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vipShootingstar
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved going back to PJ’s. All of our old favorites were there

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Robsvb
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Loved the burger and fish and chips!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Scaled down menu was disappointing, but food is always very good!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So nice to be out! The staff was friendly, food was fantastic and it was a treat to be visiting a timeless classic!!

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vipAndych8
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We were so happy to see they have reopened. I went with the Classic Burger while my wife had a salad and our son the crab dip. We also shared an order of oysters which were very nice. I must conclude by mentioning the french fries which are probably the best we ever had. I must also compliment our waitress who was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this historic restaurant. If you go get Nat King Cole’s favorite the Cadillac Burger. Also the fried calamari and the proper fish and chip is amazing as well. Make reservations to avoid the wait.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great burger ! Great service!

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vipNYCEATS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and Kevin was a wonderful server!

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vipCarrie
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So fortunate to be able to enjoy a classic burger again after a long year! Service was excellent, seating socially distant and food as great as I remembered!!

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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
280 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
Philadelphia
2 reviews
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
6 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
6 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
42 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.

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 653 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.