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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vipToby
New York Area
39 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
7 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
21 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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LinP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I had the truffle lobster mac and cheese and, as advertised on the menu, it was the best I'd ever had. I even recommended it to customers at the next table.

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

Thanks for advertising for us! Glad you enjoyed it so much.

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JacquelineM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

This is a fun place to visit once for the experience, but it was definitely overpriced. Food was good and had decently large portions (depending on what you order), but when the waiter boxed my leftovers, he did not include all of the food that was left on my plate (only about half), which I found disappointing, especially for how much I paid for the meal. Dessert was the highlight for us! The chocolate oreo cake with ice cream was delicious.

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vipDeedee
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Was on my bucket list after hearing about the "Cadillac Burger", appropriately named by Nat King Cole. And it was worth the hype! It had all the juiciness & richness you'd want from a perfect burger! Also tried the "Proper Fish & Chips", which were perfectly prepared and paired with their chunky style tartar sauce and a side of malt vinegar (better than most London pubs, btw.). Pricey here, but definitely worth it. Also, you gotta love all the history at this place!

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

Thank you so much so the great review! I’ll be sure to share your kind words with Carol.

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vipElizabethW
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic NYC. Oysters, burgers and Bloody Mary’s.

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

Thanks Elizabeth!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review