The Clocktower

4.5
1100 reviews
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$50 and over
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English
The Clocktower is a new restaurant from Stephen Starr and Michelin-starred chef and restaurateur Jason Atherton. It is located in Ian Schrager's Edition Hotel, located at 5 Madison Avenue (at 24th Street), in the iconic Met Life Tower building. The 88 seat, David Rockwell-designed restaurant serves contemporary cuisine with British sensibilities, classic and contemporary cocktails, and a diverse selection of wines, and local and global beers.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
English, Contemporary European
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Daily 6:30AM to 10:00AM
Lunch: Daily 11:30AM to 3:00PM
Dinner: Sunday: 5:00PM to 10:00PM, Monday & Tuesday: 5:30PM to 10:00PM, Wednesday - Friday: 5:30PM to 11:00PM, Saturday: 5:00PM to 11:00PM
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Phone number
(212) 413-4300
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Jason Atherton
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Cross street
24th Street

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

The Clocktower will be serving a pre-fixe Thanksgiving menu for $85 Per Person. The a la carte menu will not be available. All reservations require a credit card to book.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.2

The Clocktower in the Edition Hotel is a Flatiron facsimile of a popular restaurant in London. And it works here just as well as it works over there.

Ratings 8.0-8.5:The best way to think about restaurants in the low to mid 8′s is that these are the places you would absolutely go back to, anytime. These restaurants are ones that you want to bring a friend to, just so they can also experience the duck carnitas, or burger, or whatever dish the place is known for.
What 1100 People Are Saying
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Not our first time at the Clocktower and another disappointment. We took one of our clients out for dinner last night because we'd had the burger there before and it was delicious. We ordered a nice bottle of red wine, and halfway through our main course it still didn't arrived. We asked the waiter multiple times, and were told that the sommelier 'was looking for it'. Finally, the waiter suggested we ordered something else by the glass instead, and by then our guest was done with his meal, which was very embarrassing since we were trying to show him a great time. Otherwise...food is excellent, service is very slow. I wouldn't go back there again.

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OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Beautiful physical space. But stunningly overpriced and stingy wine pour.

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SC
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

The ambiance and history of the space the restaurant is in is wonderful. Service was fine, the food was nothing to write home about. The ground level bar which happens to be the Hotel bar was fantastic, lively and upbeat. As for dinner, I should have reserved a table at 11 Madison where you wont be disappointed.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and the service outstanding. Pricey but worth it for a special occasion.

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VS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Everything was lovely but the food was sort of mediocre. I ordered the pork chop and it was visually unappealing, all dark brown on a plate and it was so dry. The scallop hamachi was not very flavorful. I usually like this place but the food was just not great this time around. Cocktails were very good.

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RM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Takes itself too seriously. Overpromises and underdelivers on the food. Wine list very expensive.
Interesting club room vibe.
Staff very keen to upsell an already expensive proposition.
I'd forgive all of this if the quality was delivered (food, ambiance, service) but didn't
Many customers clearly forgot to use their inside voices.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

45 min for bread. 1:20 for app. 1:50 for main. Lunch service total should be 45 minutes. My guests left before entrees. Got them to go...no apology from management.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great service, ambiance and food. Met all our expectations.

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Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply phenomenal. Outstanding food with thoughtful flavor combinations. Knowledgeable somollier. Excellent service. Truly upscale, but with a relaxed feeling. One of my favorite restaurant experiences.

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AJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and food. I look forward to dining with you again!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. The service provided by the entire staff was outstanding.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Birthday dinner

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RR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Clock tower restaurant was beyond amazing. I have never had a better filet mignon and the homemade butter was out of this world! Oh, and the potatoes au gratin...I could keep going. The ambience and service was 5-star all the way! I swear there was a different person to deliver each serving of food as if I were a king! Thanks again!

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BL
London
9 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Un peu déçu par rapport à celui que nous connaissons à Londres, Pollen Street Social. Cadre très agréable, bon service mais peu souriant. Peu de créativité dans les plats même si bien exécuté, ce qui nous déçoit de Jason Atherton...

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JL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Good food, but not fantastic. Also fairly expensive so expected the food to be better than it was. Really nice atmosphere.

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OT
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sophisticated restaurant and educated waiter and hostess.

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DW
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Among the most underrated restaurants and bars in all of New York. Love the bar (second floor by the pool table is just beautiful). Love the drinks (3rd visit — I think I’ve had them all now.) last one was the the buttered rum which I went to pieces over. Love the burger. I replaced fries with carrots and they were awesome. Steak tartare was just bursting with rich flavor. The scallops (at 2 a little small) but lightly covered in a seafood bisque that was luxuriant. The duck - I can’t comment because my wife ate it too fast.

Pistachio soufflé should be a requirement for dining there. The corn custard was the perfect bridge from savory to sweet.

Looking forward to coming back soon.

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R
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The restaurant is nicely appointed and the server was excellent. However, the menu choices are quite limited, pretentious in their descriptions, sometimes odd in the combinations of ingredients and expensive. The food presentations were, however, attractive. The wine choices by the glass are also very limited although we enjoyed the wine we settled on.

This might be a place to bring someone in order to make an impression but a better and more extensive combination of choices and a more modest set of price points would make it a better value.

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SB
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was good overall but the service was off. It took 45 minutes for us to get our starters and the restaurant wasn’t busy and servers were standing around with not much to do.

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AC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this meal and this restaurant. I stay at the Edition from time-to-time and will make it a point to come in more often to the Clocktower....

Andrew Collins

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Food was okay given the price. Service was awfully slow (took 45 minutes for starters to come out) and not very professional. Would not recommend for a nice occasion.

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PF
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal, attentive service and very vibrant atmosphere.

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KK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

My husband and I went to the clock tower for our 15 year anniversary. The prices were out of sync with the quality. The duck breast was the worst we’ve had. I did love the venison, but there was only about 2 ounces of meat. The waiter asked if he wanted another glass of wine, but didn’t even bother to bring us a menu to decide which one we wanted. He brought us what he thought we would want and it turned out to be $36 PER glass! The waiter paid little attention to us. It was a very expensive dinner that left us depressed that we drove four hours to New York for our anniversary.

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NY
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I like the upscale setting and the decorations. The receptionist and our waiter was friendly. The fish stew and the risotto we ordered were very good. The oysters, crab toast, smoked fish omelettes were good but not amazing. I hope the menu can be more spectacular. Overall pretty good experience. Will recommend friends this restaurant.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our anniversary and their attention to detail and our over all experience was outstanding. The sommelier listened attentively to our interests and recommended the perfect wine. Our dinner was delicious and we couldn’t have wanted a better experience.

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a
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Rafined atmosphère, professional service, tasty food
Quite expensive , ad one can imagine

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HO
New York Area
95 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

For all the dinner hype....breakfast was meh.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, wonderful service, even better atmosphere.

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DM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great place for a business lunch or meal with friends in the Grammercy area. The food was delicious, great fresh tomato salad, and the Halibut was amazing. Will definitely return.

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MM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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M
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

During my stay in Manhattan, this was simply the best place I had dinner. It was absolutely phenomenal, with 5-star gourmet dishes and professional service through and through. I will DEFINITELY be back!

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CY
London
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

I love his London restaurants but this was extremely loud. We had to yell at each other across the table the entire time which not only made for an in enjoyable time but the din is at odds with the decor of the place. More of a ‘scene’ than his restaurants in London.

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OT
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been here a few times, and the ambiance is always very nice. This time the food and service just seemed to be on another level. Granted I came early so a lot of the staff had nothing to do but pamper me, but the food was absolutely fantastic. The braised halibut was perfectly cooked with Ana amazing lobster sauce, and the NY strip steak was very good as well. I like this place, and I go to the lobby bar downstairs all the time. Great location by Madison Square Park, so if you want to try out a new swanky spot, come here.

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RG
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for an anniversary and they took special care to seat us at a nice table, offer us champagne on the house, and gave us an after dinner dessert.

Extremely friendly staff and awesome atmosphere. I’d recommend going if you’re looking for a very nice date spot.

Somewhat expensive, but worth it for everything that they offer.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Green beans were served cold (intentionally) and just too much truffle oil. They weren’t my favorite. Everything else was amazing.

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SJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time, here and they have expanded their restaurant in Cebu City Philippines . My friend had the steak and our waiter suggested i get the snapper for our main dish. The food,service and place was impecable. We love it here.

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B
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

I like the bar a lot. The restaurant was meh...Pork chop was good but it is a fu fu place.

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VL
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I celebrated my birthday with my partner. All the staff was very friendly, since I arrived, congratulations and throughout the dinner. The menu was short but delicious, especially the seafood and a great wine list. The ambiete very warm and pleasant

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EJ
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food & service - as always.

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DL
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service. Friendly staff. Food was either very good or excellent. Pricey, but normal for this type of dining.

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