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The Clocktower

4.4
974 reviews
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$50 and over
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English
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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.
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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(212) 413-4300
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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

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 974 People Are Saying
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4.2
service
4.5
ambience
3.8
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined a day ago

The service was very attentive. The food was excellent, starters had more flavor than the entrees. The noise level was very high since we were seated in a room with 2 large parties. I would come here again but ask for a quieter table.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

The food is always great... The service is always ridiculously slow.

Hour and a half for lunch and we didn't order appetizers or dessert.

Not the first time.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Well made menu at reasonable prices. If you want a great meal you won't be disappointed. Bar/lounge was very loud.

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2.0Dined 6 days ago

So disappointing -don’t go. Overpriced and underwhelming. Cute bar, but nobody should pay 75 bucks for a tough piece of Dover sole 😬

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great food, great management, great place. Recommend 100%

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful! Great bar. Our wedding anniversary- greeted with a congratulatory handwritten note and a complimentary glass of prosecco. Food and service outstanding. Highly recommended for a special evening.

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3.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Very noisy restaurant, food is nice not very creatve.

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3.0Dined on May 16, 2018

The restaurant is beautiful, but the food is not worth the money. The uni appetizer was inedible - the waiter must have realized it when he came back and saw it all in my dish & took it off my tab without me asking. The steak and fish were good, but nothing special. The dessert... I wait all night for this & was extremely disappointed, although the complimentary raspberry tea cake they provide were delicious. Definitely not on my list of favorites.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

This was my second visit. I really enjoyed my time here the first time around so I recommended this spot for a mini graduation dinner. We got there at the start of dinner service so I hoped for excellent service.

The Not so Great - Service
1. Maître d' informed us as soon as we got in that they will need the table back at a certain hour. I knew we would already be done but it put us on edge. Id expect my Maître d' at bottomless brunch to make such a statement, not here. She also didn't mention the graduation / say congratulations (however we were happy to see a card saying congratulations on the table - not a big deal but its the little things)
2. Unfriendly staff while dining - our waiter and bus boy were friendly however we had a female busser who was pouty the whole night. She didn't say excuse me as she grabbed things off the table and was obviously unhappy to be at work. Actually she didn't say a word to us all night.
3. Cleaning the table in between the meal - we got the chicken and that does take some time. We were pretty hungry after the commencement so we snacked on a lot of their amazing bread. The table had crumbs all over but no one attempted to clean the crumbs. We packed it all together using the graduation card.
4. Vegetarian options - this was a fail. they were pretty much app sizes / sides and not a real meal.

The Good
Non - vegetarian Food and drinks were good. Our waiter was kind and attentive. It was an early dinner so ambiance was really nice

Conclusion
We all felt somewhat eager to leave and had most of our dinner to go - didn't want to get kicked out. I eat out a lot and really thought this place will become one of my regulars but no longer sure. These might all seem like little things but it was a special night for us and our service was definitely not special. I am not a fussy diner at all, however expect good basic service. Might give it one more shot only because the service here was excellent the first time around.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mothers day

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Amazing experience. Great food ..

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Awesome service

Next level food

Great atmosphere

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2.0Dined on May 12, 2018

My husband and I came here for my birthday and honestly we left feeling disappointed. A huge fan of Berner’s Tavern, I had such big expectations for this place.

Service was lovely but we were really disappointed by the quality of the food. We started with the oysters and the ‘uni’ - the uni dish is two tiny pieces of uni on a giant bed of radish. Minus the fact that the uni dish was basically a 20 dollar radish dish, the uni smelled funny and the entire dish tasted bland.

We also got the duck and the filet mignon. The filet mignon was dry and bland, whereas the chips were soggy and greasy. I found it strange that the filet mignon was so dry and tasteless, and didn’t come with any sauce.

On the upside the restaurant does look pretty and wait staff service is great. Just don’t have high expectations about the food. I’m genuinely confused about how this place is a michelin

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4.0Dined on May 10, 2018

We were served a $29 glass of wine without being warned and the bathrooms need to be monitored much more frequently.

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3.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Let me start off by saying I really wanted to like this place. I have been trying to get my wife here since they opened. Let's start with service. Mediocre at best. My drink was not full most of the night. We had the Boston Lobster cocktail, Mac and cheese, scallops, pork chop, and halibut. The Boston cocktail lobster and Mac and cheese were good...not amazing but good. The Mac and cheese was nothing special. The gnocchi with halibut tasted so strongly of truffle oil that my wife couldn't eat it. It didn't mention on the menu it had truffle oil. (also wasn't real truffles it was fake truffle oil) My pork chop was very sweet and tasted very strongly of clove. I don't like clove at all. Also, wasn't mentioned on the menu. That being said, vodka soda was dammed good. Although I had to ask every time for another. Basically, the service and food were not worth the price. Skip this place. Not worth it on any level.

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3.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Not a good experience. It purports to be a sophisticated place with seasoned staff. It's not. A lot of millennial women running around behaving like you're there to serve them. Food was variable. Don't get the steak tartare--salt and vinegar overpower one of my favorite dishes. Wines are quite good.
Kind of a badly run, silly place if you are used to a more impeccable level of preparation and service.

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3.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Honestly, we were expecting much higher quality, service and foodwise. The waiters should clean the table in between meals. The rissotto, foie gras and cheesecake mousse were great but the pot pie chicken was terribly bland and the pistachio sufflé tasted too much of egg whites and was quite disappointing. Also, there was an alarm which made it difficult to talk and listen.
Bread was as good as previous reviews stated.
Hope Chef Jason watches more often the place.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Food was awesome! Can’t believe they are only a 1 Star Michelin Restaurant. They definitely deserve 2stars! Service was friendly! Good ambience!

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Food was absolutely amazing!! Just what you expect from Atherton!! The service, although prompt and on time, was robotic and impersonal. I was a single diner having a three course meal with wine pairings... of course I wanted to be engaged. Overall staff looked bored and were disengaging. That being said the female sommelier was very good! Had a good experience but would not go back as the value was not there.

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3.0Dined on May 4, 2018

We are New York upper eastside residents. This restaurant was recommended by a close friend of ours who lives in New Jersey and was entertaining business clients from Europe. He loved the restaurant. So we wanted to go.

I think it is a lovely place - young and hip, but not what I expected. Food was just okay for me - portions were very small. Wine was great but very pricey. For us, it was a one-timer. Great for people visiting New York City. It is located in a beautiful hotel, The Edition across from Madison Square Park downtown. Try it with your friends at least Once!

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Terrific service and lovely ambiance! A real New York gem.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

My friend and I went there for a breakfast, the food was amazing! ( We got the french toast and the English breakfast ) our waiter was really nice polite and happy to answer to our questions and request.

The dinning room is amazing! We will defenetly go back for lunch or dinner !

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3.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Would not go back or recommend. The food was so so. I will say my expectations were high and I feel the restaurant did not deliver.

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4.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Excellent food - in both presentation and taste. Very much enjoyed, and savored it! The wine list is extensive and the sommelier was helpful in navigating it. The reason for taking off one star is that by 8pm the place is packed and the acoustics make the noise level quite uncomfortable...

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4.0Dined on April 25, 2018

The restaurant is lovely and the location great. The room was very noisy for the style of dining, however. The menu is excellent and the food was outstandingly good. Service was very attentive without being intrusive.
One annoyance was that the wine vintage that I chose from the wine list was a 2012 Oregon Pinot but when it was delivered to my table it was 2015! This is pretty shoddy for a restaurant of this price point and quality. It's very frustrating when lesser restaurants do this but unacceptable in a place of this calibre. There can be no excuse for this at this level. For this reason and the overall noisy nature of the dining room, I have marked less than I would have liked since everything else was truly outstanding.

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Amazing food, experience-cannot wait to come back.

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3.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Third time here . Meal was mediocre. My pork chop was cold and that is surprising since it was Sunday night and restaurant was quarter filled.Staff kept on asking to clear table while members of party were eating. Definitely an off night but won’t repeat.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

The food was amazing and service was excellent!

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

ONLY NOTICED.... UNLESS WE REQUESTED TAP WATER AND BREAD ... [A GIVEN EVERYWHERE] IT WAS NOT OFFERED!

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2.0Dined on April 20, 2018

The seafood was expensive, minimal and average. The rack of lamb was the smallest rack of lamb I have ever seen

The tart was amazing, but I could prob make everything else myself which isn’t the feeling you should get when you dine in a Michelin starred restaurant.

The staff were good, but the food lacked a lot, esp for the price we paid

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We came for a Sunday lunch/Brunch, eager to have some real British food. We were a little disappointed that no Sunday roasts were served, but rather an abbreviated Brunch Menu. The food however was excellent. The ambience and service however was not in line with what one would expect for a Michelin starred establishment. Very noisy.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Beautiful setting. Very old school. Laid back and yet sophisticated. Food was excellent too. Service was very nice. A little slow on the drinks but other than that would definitely come back!!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

I love this place. The food is delicious. And the atmosphere is amazing.

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Fun ambiance. Solid food, but small portions, and relatively high price, reduces the value for money ratio. Wine list limited and expensive. Service needs to increase focus/attention

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

An Amazing Experience! Food, Service & Room was Absolutely Sublime!

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Very disappointed! The only thing that didnt disappointed was the desert, a bake well tart

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We booked last minute and had an amazing meal. The drinks were great, the fish dishes were cooked perfectly! Great service.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Really attentive and personalized service.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

From the attentive service to presentation, delicious food, wine and drinks, this well appointed , well designed space delivers. Expected the price level, but portions were perfect. In our late fifties, we were definitely the oldest diners in the house by a good 20 years.
Enjoyed the oysters, excellent steaks!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The only place I've ever found a REAL English breakfast in NYC. Flawless.

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