P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue

4.7
750 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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ScottA
Miami
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had last gone 15 years ago and it had the same great classic NYC vibe. Packed bar next to civilized dining room with great old mementoes on the wall (autographed picture of Robert Stack from 'The Untouchables'), etc. Friendly, attentive server, generously poured martinis, NY oysters on the half shell, Maine and Connecticut lobster rolls, all perfect. Casual, quality dining experience not to be missed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Unique setting and great food

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vipKimL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s THE best place in town for a burger and a beer or even date night. Two thumbs up. I went there two days in a row and am going back again in a few days.

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MarisabelL
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good choice. I've been visiting PJ Clarke's since I can remember.. every trip to NYC, had a mandatory stop at this restaurant. The burgers never disappoint!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food fast service for lunch

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vipRafaelC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Year after year PJ Clarkes deliver outstanding burgers and seafood in a cozy environment that always leaves you wanting to come back for more.

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vipKatieC
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

I have been to every NYC based PJ Clarke’s location over the last 7+ years and it has become one of my favorite NYC spots of all time in all of NYC. Always a classic. Always a good old stand by. Never a bad meal or drink…until tonight. I am so disappointed and don’t plan on returning anytime soon.
Cocktails were watery & weak.
Restaurant no longer has a wine list. Only 3 choices of red by the glass. I almost gagged when I tried the Cabernet by the glass.
Menu was half the size. All the old classics got removed. I visit for a cocktail & tater tots alone. Tater tots are no more. What a mistake.
I was so excited for my Cadillac burger and my added toppings…oh wait. No more sautéed mushrooms. Sautéed onions must have been cooked in sugar water. So incredibly sweet they stood out on the burger. Also…the burger was considerably smaller and the bun was cold! Not toasted! It was like the bun was just ripped out of a super market package! And the kicker…French fries are now separate and not with the burger!!!!
What happened?!? So very disappointed that a covid lockdown changed this restaurant so drastically.

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ChristineH
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food & ambience but too noisy for conversation.

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ElizabethC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and staff

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NoahB
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought my girlfriend to dinner for her 35th Birthday and it was amazing! First time eating here and first time in NYC. We will be back!

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SusanC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Order a burger had to return it was not cooked and was raw. They redid the burgers still was not good, mediocre.

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NB5000
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

STILL a fabulous restaurant - good food, great service, very loud, energetic...perfect spot for a drink and to listen hard over the noise level.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Overpriced and very loud.

CM
CeliaM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here.

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vipDick
New England
204 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anthony was great. Gave us space and time to enjoy our drink, before ordering our meals.

Wonderful experience . Thanks to Anthony

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vipThea
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

i recommend the burgers. The martinis were great..

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service from Brian our waiter and excellent burgers ! Martinis perfect as well.

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vipWilliamK
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always

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CatherineA
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

I’m so sad. I just had the worst service at your location on 3rd. I made reservations for 5:30 and we were told to wait as a table was being cleared off for us. We then were sat 10 minutes later at a table that was unsat and clean since the moment we walked in. We then waited 15 minutes before a manager finally came over and took our drink order. 15 minutes later the server finally comes over with the drinks and takes our order. I ordered a fried egg for my Cadillac burger which the egg came out well done, which defeats the purpose of having a fried egg on the burger.. our food was delivered, which was overall very delicious! Thankfully because it made the experience not completely horrible. Both my partner and I finished our cocktails about half way through our meal. No one checked on us after the food was dropped off or to see if we would like another cocktail, which I did. The server finally came over about 10 minutes after we finished eating. We asked for the check and left.

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Soozy
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favourite watering whole in NYC ! It was great seeing Gerry and the crew at PJs great drinks , food & atmosphere!

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vipNYCenteroftheuniverse
New York Area
111 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This truly is a neighborhood gem and great respite for really good pub food and cocktails! Clarke’s has something for everyone and the host and staff are warm and attentive. Can’t wait to return!!

MK
MadisonK
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fun spot! Took my dad and his friend was definitely the perfect spot :)

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vipLucyA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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vipLuv4food
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Expected better but by no means was it bad. Was not as friendly of an environment as I hoped for. My burger was great!

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NB5000
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the few remaining establishments with ambiance, good service by people older than 12, courteous, accommodating and friendly.

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WilfLan
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great classic restaurant with great burgers and chopped steak. The real disappointment is the wine list. Very limited selection by the glass and not very high quality. Have they never heard "life's too short to drink bad wine" ??
It's also very loud: energetic is great; loud is loud.

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James
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great burger, service and mac & cheese! Highly recommend....

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JamesD
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great, seasoned, venerable New York tavern. Wonderful place to experience.

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Beyle2
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A classic experience in a landmark spot. The Cadillac of burgers, and maybe the best mac and cheese anywhere, plus drinks that are strong and well made. Go there.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great

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ArleneH
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ive been going there for years as i live in the neighborhood

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience! Casual elegance at it’s best! Delicious lunch, friendly & professional staff. Beautiful stained glass, dark wood and original tin tiles. This was a “pilgrimage” for me as I am an avid reader of Stuart Woods’s books. His main character, Stone Barrington, dines regularly at Clarke’s and my experience exceeded my expectations (which were high).

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jeffbeckselbow
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
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
23 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
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

JA
vipJenniferA
New York Area
11 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

JN
vipJamesNYC
New York Area
154 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.

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 750 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.