The Clocktower

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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.

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What 1397 People Are Saying
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Bday cake cutting fee of $8 per person if u bring your own

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Service was slow despite an empty dining room.

JL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brunch time gem.

CB
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience2

I was a bit disappointed by the Clock tower for multiple reasons. First the table setting was not proper to a Michelin star restaurant as it was without sheets secondly we taught the value to money paid was poor as we paid a lot and the food was kind of common (hamburger, lobster,...) and third the place is really noisy.

R
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Whilst the food was excellent, we felt 'rushed' as diners. The waiting staff were a mixture of extremely competent and professional and the opposite, couldn't be bothered and didn't care. For a michelin star restaurant our expectations were far higher than the experience was in reality.

EV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Clocktower was one of the best meals of our lives. We had lunch here as a special meal on our honeymoon, and we felt swept up in such a warm and welcome experience from the moment we reached our table. The sommelier brought us two incredible glasses of champagne on the house, the staff checked in on us and were so lovely throughout our entire meal, and they gave us complimentary bon bons at the end of a truly beautiful meal. The food was decadent, the staff was lovely, and we felt totally welcomed and cared for. Our favorite dish was the Berners Tavern Mac and Cheese, and my husband fell in love with the Lancaster Chicken. Every bite of our three course meal was perfect. We will definitely come back on our anniversaries. We're so happy we dined here.

SF
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I went there for business breakfast meeting. It is perfect for that purpose. The food was very good, service excellent and while not inexpensive, it was a value.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Very fancy but also fun for a quick casual drink.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience4

Had eggwhite omlete that was overcooked abs rubbery. Very dissapointing

g
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

The food was excellent but the noise level was so high that it was impossible to have a conversation. That is why we might never go back there.

DE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. The service was equally as good. Loved the old work decore of the restaurant and bar. Sounds crazy but the ceiling was so ornate I was looking up at it half the night.

RC
Detroit
18 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an upscale place so expect to pay a bit. However, it is well worth the cost. It is a fabulous place. The food was truly outstanding. The risotto was the best I have ever had! And my cousin said the same thing about the skate fish. The service was great. They were very attentive. We mentioned that we were celebrating our daughter and they gave us complimentary champagne and chocolates! They made us feel very special. We really enjoyed our dinner there and I definitely recommend it.

OT
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very interesting tasty and somewhat novel food. Delightful "clubby" atmosphere. Enough interaction with other patrons to enhance the experience without being intrusive. Very fair pricing. Excellent service. Fits in well with the trendy upscale hotel in which it is located.

OT
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Appealing British Club atmosphere with walls lined with interesting photos. Just enough conversation heard at surrounding tables to add ambiance. Novel food preparations, all attractively presented. Everything extremely tasty. Very attentive service. My wife and I went both for a dinner and a lunch and enjoyed both very much, considerably more than a much more "buxxy" restaurant that we went to for our second night's dinner. Prices were very reasonable considering the Michelin star.

H
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The atmosphere, food and staff was fantastic. My only negative is that I wish the menu was more extensive or diverse.
Overall a fantastic place, incredible decor, delicious food, wonderful presentation and attentive staff.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my bf b-day and everything was just spectacular! Food quality was amazing, people were very attentive to us - they wrote a handwritten note Happy birthday for him!
Thank you so much for such an amazing celebration!

F
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for an anniversary dinner and it was fantastic. Great service and wonderful atmosphere with delicious food.

VA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great recommendations by the staff. Loved our time there.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience1

Didn’t enjoy the atmosphere or the plating. The food was good, but the price for the service, atmosphere, and food quantity was too high.

MS
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING FOOD !!!!!! Expensive but worth every cent!! The people working there did a great job. Very friendly and outgoing. I can’t wait to go back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Food didn’t justify the price

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would recommend again and again! Delicious. The Mac and cheese is to die for!!!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Starters fantastic, after the that very poor. We chose the Dover sole to share, this was a lump of rubber covered in butter. Fish should be a delicate dish, this needed a steak knife! The whipped potato was un edible, again swimming in butter. My wife tapped the fish to show the waiter how tough it was, a nice guy but he knew no different. For $120 main this was terrible, at best a $10 piece of fish cooked & then over cooked

SW
Thailand
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful dinner for our special occasion. We were treated like royalty.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I don't normally leave reviews, but our meal at The Clocktower was honestly one of the worst we've had at a restaurant ever. When we first sat down, a waiter came over, handed us our menus and asked us what kind of water we would like. He didn't introduce himself or welcome us to the restaurant, etc, and he came back in a bit and said, 'Have you decided on an appetizer?' Luckily the sommelier was very helpful, and several other waiters seemed to have a better grasp on service and how to interact with their patrons. In addition, and more importantly, the food was just not that good. I have to say that I'm surprised this restaurant has a Michelin star. As an appetizer, I ordered the Hudson Valley Foie Gras And Chicken Liver Parfait. I didn't realize until I received my main course that only the Chicken Liver Parfait was served to me during the appetizer portion of the meal because when they brought out my main course - Duck, (which was so tough, I struggled to cut a couple of bites before I gave up) they also brought out my Foie Gras that was missing from my appetizer on a separate plate, all by itself! What? My husband ordered the Pork Chop and it was so salty he couldn't eat it. We ended up going downstairs to The Edition Hotel bar and ordering a burger and fries which was absolutely delicious. That, BTW, deserved a Michelin star.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, wine and food!! All around a great experience. My wife and I had an amazing time. Thank you for making her birthday as special as I wanted it to be.

e
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Seevice is not a One star michelin experience

OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience, the ambience was great and the food was delicious. They even prepared complimentary Prosecco and chocolates for our anniversary.

D
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Terribly poor service. Server didn’t speak English properly. Brought breakfast without toast and eggs came 10mins apart. Asked for milk twice and didn’t arrive. Asked another server who brought it stating away. My tip reflected the poor experience. I stay at the hotel regularly too, but will be looking for an alternative breakfast spot moving forward.

K
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at the Clocktower and looking forward to going again soon. It was fabulous.

Great food, service and wine. We loved it.

j
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Classy, decorated with good taste. Menu somewhat limited but sufficient.

GS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decor was exquisite, service attentive, but not intrusive. The ox “mac&cheese” outstanding and the cod and the summer squash delicious!

JR
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Not Berners Tavern but did enjoyed the decor, layout and ambiance. Lively but spacing and noise level were just right for conversation. Had the skate wing which was well prepared but bland. Expressed some dissatisfaction when asked, and server said I’ll just need to come back again and try something else next time. Replied that this is NYC, plenty of other choices. Eventually comped a glass of port, but should have just offered something up front. Colleague really enjoyed his steak, and the macaroni and cheese was very unique and excellent.

MA
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

I wanted to dine in the Clocktower for the Dover Sole, which is on the dinner menu.

The highlights are these food items:

1. The butter at the beginning, which was very delicious with fresh, hot bread

2. The whipped mashed potato - the most delicious I’ve ever tasted

3. The Dover Sole but can be found in other places at a lower price. Here, it is claimed that the dish is for two people, when it’s not too big of a fish - it was just right!

As for the service, I gave it three stars because it wasn’t consistent. Everyone was nice including the manager (Marta or Martha). But at one point, we were surrounded by four servers; I almost couldn’t breathe well, and at other times, especially near the end, there was no one paying attention to my waving arm.

By the time we left, we were exhausted from the long wait to get the check!

Unlikely that I will repeat this experience unless I’m in the area and I’m craving the taste of the Dover Sole and the whipped potatoes!

C
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our third time dining there. I really enjoy the place. I will dine there again next time I am in NYC.

JB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a friend’s birthday dinner and it was a great experience. The food was amazing and the staff and service were excellent. Highly recommended.

CC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience5

I've dined at The Clocktower about 12 times mainly for business dinners. I've found the service on most occasions has been good. However, yesterday was horrendous. For a $550 meal, I'd expect a much higher level of service. The waiter took a while to come over for drink orders, it took another 25 minutes for the wine to come out, and then another hour after appetizers for the main course to come out. The waiter didn't come by frequently and we found ourselves refilling our own wine and sparkling water.

This was the worst meal experience I've had in a long time there. Overall, our night was over-priced and mediocre.

Also for what it's worth, it was freezing by the windows where the AC comes out.

J
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely Sunday brunch. It was my husband's birthday, and they snuck in a very classy dessert to cap off our brunch. We had a great time!

GS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great setting, delicious food and attentive service.

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