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SIDECAR at P.J. Clarke's DC

4.7
86 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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Sidecar is a semi-private (nonmembers welcome if space is available) dining room that exudes the comfort of an 'old boys club' and serves an upscale menu of steaks & seafood. The long banquets and elegant tables run the entire length of the room and Bank of England chairs immediately envelope one in a unique sense of clubby comfort. An extensive wine collection, personal attention and the quiet appeal of a unique refuge complete the experience. SIDECAR accepts reservations for lunch and dinner and accepts private event bookings for parties of 25 to 300.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American
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Hours of operation
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Monday - Saturday
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Phone number
(202) 463-6630
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
16th / K Street NW
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Parking details
We offer Valet Parking from 5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Monday - Saturday. $6.00 per car.
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Public transit
Farragut North / Farragut West / McPhearson
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Family & friends from all over the world have been marking important & poignant moments at P. J. Clarke's for generations. From the rejoicing of VE Day to the birth of a child; from the excitement of Joltin' Joe DiMaggio swinging away to re-creating that first date 50 years later-surrounded by the grandkids. We are proud of our 125-year-old history & the tradition of being the meeting place for all seasons. P. J.'s is the place where old friends reunite, new acquaintances are made, & lasting memories are created. Whatever the size of gathering or occasion, we will host your party as if it were our own.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Private Room, Wine
What 86 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Wanted eat downstairs but Hostess said food was the same up in the Sidecar restaurant. Menu was not the same , much pricier and less "Lunch-like". 2 of the three orders were very good, Pot Pie & Fish & Chips but my Seared Tuna on Spinach bed was lacking.

Much better downstairs, better food offerings and more reasonable prices.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on October 30, 2017

Always great food and service. I had a terrific time. I will be back again.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on September 18, 2017

Great place. Will be back. Had a great time. Food was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on August 22, 2017

The downstairs restaurant is an elegant, roomy, and quiet setting to conduct business. The concierge and wait staff were excellent. Broad menu selections. Chef will accommodate special requests. Be prepared for low lighting even at lunchtime; so bring your spectacles if you have any trouble reading menus. It was nice on a 100 degree summer day! My only criticism is it seemed a bit musty since the last time I dined there (a faint bar smell).

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on July 1, 2017

Wonderfully quiet with great service and food. Perfect date night venue

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JCPLocal (Jacksonville)
5.0  Dined on June 23, 2017

Food and service were excellent ! You have flavored teas, why not offer sweetened black tea? Visitors from the south would love it, and it is an easy addition!

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happydiner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on April 21, 2013

we made a reservation at open table.com and we're well satisfied with the reservation process. Valet parking was used and we were satisfied with that process. Traffic on K Street, however can be gridlocked so recommend Metro access if possible. we had a crab cake appetizer and the calamari appetizer both were very nicely prepared and exceeded our expectations. For dinner we chose a filet, shrimp n grits, and the daily special which happened to be lasagna-OUTSTANDING. must ask for bread. no happy hour drink specials were available however the happy hour oysters seem to be a phenomenal deal. restaurant was not that busy hence the noise level was low; suspect it would be quite a bit louder had there been many more tables

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on March 18, 2013

great business lunch spot. solid food. they make sure your iced tea stays full but besides that they pretty much leave you alone which is ideal for a business lunch.

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vipKJA205 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on March 2, 2013

I really enjoy the Side Car. The service is excellent and the staff is wonderful. Nam is an excellent wait person, and the bartenders are wonderful.

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vipDaveZ (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2013

Great place, nice bar and the Hostess is wonderful.

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vipNaanMan (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2013

Classic city club. Perfect business lunch location. Service and food is a good value. Staff is professional and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 5, 2013

We sat downstairs and had a nice quiet dinner. Food and service was very good. BTW the upstairs/Bar area was very crowed and noisy.

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vipfedsales (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 15, 2012

It's tough to beat Sidecar for its excellent service and true understanding of the needs of Washington professionals. There is a little bit of a warm/fuzzy feeling knowing I can access a slightly mysterious dining room outside the reach of the WH tourists enjoying the main dining room. The staff is marvelously attentive and welcoming, happy hour is filling, special Sidecar events are highly entertaining, and most of the menu items I've sampled have been very tasty. Now that I've shared all of this, don't all overcrowd my favorite new joint, OK?!

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vipAllAboutTown (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on November 14, 2012

Too loud upstairs. Too over-priced downstairs. Food was okay. Service was okay. Nothing special. There are better places in DC to eat.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on October 16, 2012

I was impressed with everything! The ambiance, downstairs was FABULOUS, and I have to go back very soon.

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vipTPDC (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on September 25, 2012

Emily, in charge of private dining and events, is excellent.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on July 31, 2012

Very pleasant lunch. Food was good, attentive wait staff. Noise level was low, which is rare. Greatly appreciated. Prices were reasonable. We'll definitely come back again.

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Suzy (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on July 30, 2012

I was very pleased with my experience at Sidecar. I was taking a friend there for his 60th birthday, so I really wanted the meal to be special. Sidecar delivered! The steaks we ordered were hot, well-seasoned, and perfectly prepared. The server was attentive and friendly. All the staff cared whether we enjoyed our meal and made sure we weren't left wanting anything. The ambiance was also very nice and cozy. Sidecar is in the basement, but the restaurant wasn't too dark. It is quieter there than upstairs at P.J. Clarkes, which suited our group better. I really can't think of anything to critique. I would certainly recommend this restaurant to others!

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on July 3, 2012

Food was fair. I had deep fried Calamari, crab cake sandwich and a side of mushrooms. The Calamari was very well executed, but the crab cake was a little bland. Service was ok, but the friendly waiter at the next table made me feel my waiter was doing his job and his job only. Even his interactions with other customers were a bit cold??

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on June 27, 2012

An ecellent location for a quiet work lunch. been there before and will go again. Always consistent, always good.

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vipmlowder (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on June 21, 2012

Sidecar is a secretive restaurant within a restaurant. The atmosphere only makes you feel special. The food was outstanding, the service was impeccable. Great fresh vegetables, wonderful flavors, all well balanced into a wonderful meal. The server was very attentative and helpful, but did not "hover" and interfer in your conversation. It was a very enjoyable experience.

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vipAdam (Nashville)
3.0  Dined on May 24, 2012

There is a reason you can walk into this place on a Friday night without a reservation and have no problem getting in. While the service was excellent, the food was greasy and overpriced. I will not be going back and see no reason why anyone should even give this place a try given the variety of excellent options in the same neighborhood within the same price range.

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vipCommander3 (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on April 17, 2012

The service and greet personnle were excellent, and in keeping with the mood, and the concept of an upscale experience. The food was "all right", but a greter selection of breads would be most welcome.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on April 13, 2012

I'm a regular so I obviously like it here! It's good food, a wonderful atmosphere, and a staff that remembers which dessert you like best -- what else can you ask for?

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LuvsMinions (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on March 29, 2012

P.J. clarke's food was very good and the service was fantastic. I would highly recommend them for a good lun h.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on March 26, 2012

The only thing better than the food is the service!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 23, 2012

As always, Sidecar Club did not disappoint. I have a membership and I always feel welcome when I arrive. Emily and Christina are excellent managers and make a real effort to get to know everyone. I was most recently at the Sidecar for a business lunch and our server Crystal was fantastic. Friendly, knowledgable, and attentive without being intrusive. My new favorite dessert at the club is the bread pudding! I really enjoy visiting Sidecar and it's an excellent location for business meetings. I highly recommend it. Also, great spot to meet for drinks and dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2012

Enjoyed the restaurant very much. Friends with us had to get away ahead of us and wait staff accommodated their request to have check brought separately. Food, drinks terrific. First time in the DC space. Have enjoyed NYC Lincoln Center location.

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vipDcmatt (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on February 11, 2012

There was a group at the bar (on the other side of a folding partician) that was loud and the noice bounced around the room. It was liking dining in a frat party. Nothing was done by the staff to make up for the rather poor experience.

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MImi (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2012

This is a wonderful place. Definitely recommend for dinner. Food and service are fantastic! We will be back!

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