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P.J. Clarke's at the Curtis, Philadelphia, PA

P.J. Clarke's at the Curtis

4.5
4.5
635 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
SINCE 1884, We've been serving up the same things: fresh food, frosty drinks and good, old-fashioned conversation.

We could talk for hours about our history, our star-studded cast of diners, blah blah blah. But, for now, that's beside the point. Grab yourself a stool at the bar and order a cold one.

Come in once, we'll know your name.
Twice, we'll know your order.
Three times, and you're family.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Burgers, Lounge

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 999-2000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    We offer a unique atmosphere, for boisterous groups and smaller gatherings alike. We hope you'll experience our legendary hospitality. - Contact mbetensky@pjclarkes.com for Private Affairs information.

  • Neighborhood

    Old City

  • Cross street

    6th and Walnut

  • Parking details

    Parking lot in the building, entrance on Sansom Street between 6th and 7th.

  • Public transit

    Market-Frankford line, 5th Street, Independence Mall Stop

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 635 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. TI

    ThemI

    Philadelphia

    46 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    Was hosting a work event and we were jammed at a small table off the bar. Previously they placed us in a private room. Be sure to call them about that detail. Lesson learned.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    Horrible, non existent service. Waited 45 minutes for burgers on a quiet Monday night. Server couldn’t even be bothered to refill our drinks. Food was fine, but not good enough to make up for the terrible way this restaurant was run. Will certainly not return.
  3. BS

    BillS

    Western NC

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the vibe...and the Happy Hour specials. Great location, too.
  4. MH

    MerHam

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service! Love the salmon caesar
  5. F

    Fancy

    Philadelphia

    149 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    149 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    The service was exceedingly poor. We dined outside and everything entailed a long wait. The waiter could have used much better training re serving, clearing, remembering things like refilling water after it was requested etc. My salad with salmon was adequately prepared but the portion for the price point was exceedingly small. I left hungry.
  6. RA

    RaeA

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience4
    My experience was less than okay but not horrible. I wouldn’t go back again.
  7. CB

    CorinneB

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Heather, the hostess on Friday at lunchtime, was amazing. She was so attentive and kind that she made our meal!
  8. PG

    PatG

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a really nice lunch with some co-workers. The menu is varied -- we ended up all getting salads which were great, but also know a good place for seafood and burgers. Service was great.
  9. PP

    PamelaP

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I just love this PJ Clarkes. Great ambiance, excellent service too! I enjoy the crispy chicken dish. Plenty of good food choices. Highly recommend 😊
  10. NW

    NoWWtoday

    Philadelphia

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Caesar salad was great.
  11. D

    Debbc

    New York Area

    412 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    412 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We always enjoy our meal Yet it is expensive Only when you do happy is it worth it The only thing to us of value is the wine and oysters Unfortunately our entire meal arrived at once This was okay because nothing had to be eaten immediately Please add grilled chicken breast for a sandwich as well as a Turkey burger
  12. FD

    FineDining1

    Philadelphia

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The hostess Heather greeted us and started the experience with grace. Thank you. The waitstaff was attrntivr and good.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Everything was fantastic, with the exception of the music played during my meal. Oysters, ribs, burgers, candied bacon, mojito, jumbo Bloody Mary would’ve all gone down better with a play list befitting P.J. Clarke’s. No music at all would’ve been an improvement. Read the room, guys.
  14. PB

    PhillyByChoice

    Philadelphia

    129 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    129 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Our party of 12 had an outstanding time - excellent cocktails and good food, especially the appetizers we all shared and the burgers! Particularly strong reviews for the zucchini chips, the Philly cheesesteak eggrolls, the Clarke burger, the burger trio. We plan to return soon!
  15. MC

    MaryC

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This is a great venue for lunch outdoors when the weather is good. The view of Independence National Park is outstanding, and the food is very good, if pricey.
  16. J

    Jzeats

    Philadelphia

    92 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite lunch place for business catch ups. PJ Clark’s has excellent burgers at all of the locations o have been to in nyc, and am glad they are right here in Philly now. Need a place with some energy and casual with a touch of old time upscale? Get a burger here
  17. JD

    JohnD

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Atmosphere was top notch. View from casual bar section was very cool, Washington Sq and Indepence Hall. Food we ordered was good, but overpriced for portions. Burgers looked very good, should have gone that route. Server was young and clearly inexperienced. E.g., ordered specific craft beers, can't be certain, but pretty sure beers we got were not the beers we ordered. Overall, pros outweighed the cons.
  18. l

    lmwp

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    The food and cocktails were meh. Attentive and swift service. Nice view of Independence Hall's backyard, and always a treat to see the Parrish mosaic in the lobby. Won't return. There are many Philadelphia restaurants and bars with much better food and drinks.
  19. M

    Mary

    Philadelphia

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Casual, pricey drinks
  20. MJ

    MarieJ

    Savannah

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside and it was lovely. Beautiful setting. However we felt indoors was a bit noisy. We’ll be back.
  21. PP

    PamelaP

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous good and great service. Good variety of food choices. Beautiful surroundings. Definitely a must dine!
  22. KK

    KandK

    Philadelphia

    106 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best burger in Philly. Ate outside on a beautiful day, server was excellent. Have eaten here several times over the last 2 months and everything we’ve had, meaning not burgers, was excellent!
  23. T

    Tatar

    Philadelphia

    252 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    252 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I had the Clarke burger with onion, tomato and House-Cured Dill Pickles, with Sea Salt Fries. Everything was delicious and cooked perfectly, just the way I ordered. I ate at the bar so my server was the bar tender and he recommended a great beer from Evil Genius that was perfect with the meal. Definitely will be coming back again.

    P.J. Clarke's at the CurtisResponded on June 2, 2022We look forward to welcoming you back! Cheers, The PJ's Team

  24. M

    Marylou1234

    Atlantic City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Neighborhood restaurant hit the spot!!
  25. JP

    JadedPatron

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had lunch at PJ’s. The menu stays the same whether your there for lunch or dinner. The food is good but a bit pricey. Service was excellent and the noise level was quiet. Please keep in mind we were there for lunch in regards to the noise level. The mixed drink I got was average. You might be better off with a glass of wine or beer. If you can get past paying $19 to $22 for a burger, it’s an overall good experience.
  26. s

    sjr112

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed this spot after college graduation. It wasn't too crowded, the food was good, and the atmosphere was welcoming!
  27. P

    Petra

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for my roommates birthday. Everything was spectacular. The service was exceptional.
  28. D

    Debbc

    New York Area

    412 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    412 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The fact that we had happy hour wine kept the cost down The food we ordered we enjoyed The clams could have been colder
  29. F

    Foodie

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We sat on the deck outside across from Independence Hall. What an incredible and historic view. The food was good. The service was terrific. It is expensive!
  30. RR

    RobertR

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The server and helpers were excellent. The food was good. We had to be moved because the noise level was so high where we were seated, I couldn't hear the person next to me. The staff quickly moved us to a space that was a bit quieter. Everything else was great. Try to sort out the noise levels. It wasn't the music, it was the customers yelling, especially near the bar area.
  31. KK

    KierstanK

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great outdoor dining and we enjoyed the food and atmosphere.
  32. KG

    KathleenG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    We were a party of 3, with reservations for indoors. We were seated next to an exterior door. We asked after a few minutes to be moved, due to cold drafts each time the door opened. The service, by Paul was outstanding. Two of our meals were also very good. (The Lobster Salad and a Hamburger) My meal of the Chicken Pot Pie was very underwhelming. There was even a chicken bone in it, I guess for authenticity. We selected PJ's for it's proximity, we all have apartments on the Square.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very Nice - Good Food, Great Music Selection, Great Service, Enjoyed it! Will visit the one in my city.
  34. d

    dickie

    New Orleans

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent cocktails and very unique ambiance and decor in a charming historic building.
  36. OC

    OldCityChillin

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Come here often. Tonight the cheesesteak egg rolls were disappointing. We always get them with our meal. The meat was different. There were large pieces of hard fat that I couldn’t chew. Not loving the new chef.
  37. SB

    SueB

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Tried PJ Clarke's for the first time as a pre-theater dinner. The place is cute and our table was ready when we arrived. I asked the waitress for the restaurant for her recommendation and she suggested the burger as it is their "thing". Our meal took a bit to arrive as my friend ordered a bit off menu. It was made incorrectly before being brought to the table, so it took longer to finally arrive. The dinner was good, but nothing exceptional. I had a Diet Coke, and my friend had an unsweetened iced tea. Both were $4, but he could get a free refill and I could not. Our waitress was great, and there were so many fries I couldn't finish them. Overall a good experience, and we would dine here again.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The wait staff was amazing, so sweet and accommodating! Food was excellent as well!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    The food was VERY expensive and nothing exceptional! Absolutely overpriced even for the city. The service however, was terrific!
  40. JJ

    JimJ

    Naples

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    I always enjoy P J Clarkes, nice atmosphere, decent food and great service. I made a mistake of not asking to be reseated when our party was seated near a door that opened to the outside . Since it was a cold rainy day every time staff opened the door a blast of cold air would hit the table. This took away from the normal excellent experience; however, no one else to blame but me.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

P.J. Clarke's at the Curtis offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 999-2000.

P.J. Clarke's at the Curtis is rated 4.5 stars by 635 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    6th and Walnut

  • Neighborhood

    Old City

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Burgers, Lounge

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking lot in the building, entrance on Sansom Street between 6th and 7th.

  • Public transit

    Market-Frankford line, 5th Street, Independence Mall Stop

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (215) 999-2000

  • Private party facilities

    We offer a unique atmosphere, for boisterous groups and smaller gatherings alike. We hope you'll experience our legendary hospitality. - Contact mbetensky@pjclarkes.com for Private Affairs information.

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