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About The Clocktower
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.
New York, NY 10010
English, Contemporary European
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
$50 and over
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
The Clocktower Ratings and Reviews
First visit. Everything was truly fantastic. Incredible flavor profiles and combinations in every dish. Great service. Met with champagne and a birthday card for my fiancee who was celebrating. All of the servers where extremely knowledgeable with the menu. We definitely will return.
Unique building, full of character which makes for a less ordinary dining experience. Service was awful, so so slow. It was over an hour between sitting down and the food arriving and it wasn’t particularly busy. It was challenging to get our drinks brought from the bar to the table (would happily have taken them ourselves) and then we had to remind the waiter to pour the remainder of our wine at the end of the meal (again happy to pour our own wine but it was put in an ice bucket on the other side of the room). Food was good but for the price there are certainly far better restaurants in NYC where you get the 20% service you pay for.
The food is much below my expectation. It's either too sour or salted of the sauces they provided. And I remembered there's one of the forks that they replaced for me between each course has some kind of food left over on it. I mean, they didn't even clean up before giving it to the customer. Overall, they were overcharging the customers on Valentine's Day. Don't recommend to any couples to celebrate their anniversaries or special days
Mediocre at best. The seafood tower was warm. The "concoctions" at the top of it were tasteless and "mayonnaise-y." The $74 Dover sole was overcooked (dry and rubbery) and the lamb chops, of which there were only two, were thirty percent fat. Our server disappeared once we ordered.
Waited quite a bit for a table but were compensated with drinks as a result. They gave use complimentary champagne and some small desserts because it was our anniversary (noted in reservation). Atmosphere was a little loud and young, a bit party-ish in the bar room and where the pool table is. Ambiance in the dining rooms were better though. Dimly lit and great service from the wait staff. Would recommend again but I don't think it's a good atmosphere for anniversary type events. Good for a nice night out or a semi-special occasion, or if you just want to overspend on drinks/dinner a little bit.
The service was not the best early on, but the manager when he understood I knew a lot (as in industry professional, but i never said) it got a lot better. Mostly the food was excellent, but my entree was a fail. Yes it was cold, but it need rethinking as it is flat dish. To be fair, the lamb side is to die for. I'd order that in a heart beat. There are lots of lovely dishes.
They need more training of waitstaff. When we asked about the cheeses, our server had zero clue.
There was a sophistication to the restaurant. The food was superb. The wait staff was probably the most professional I have seen in a long time. We had a relaxing meal and were not rushed. It was restaurant, but, plan to come back when in neighborhood. The restaurant is a gem.
The food was of very good quality, with the dishes creative variations on traditional items. Food service at the bar (we were unexpectedly extremely late for my reservation and it was dropped off the system, so we were offered the same Restaurant Week menu at the bar) was casual and unhurried. Everyone was attentive and gracious.
Went there for my birthday with my boyfriend. They gave us a table by the fireplace (so nice!) and treated us to a complimentary glass of champagne to celebrate. That was totally enough for me. BUUUUUT THEEEEEEN they brought out two additional small desserts for us to share. All in all, great experience 😁
Three of us went to the Clocktower for Winter Restaurant lunch. All the food was wonderful but the portions were stingy. We loved the presentation and taste but were still a bit hungry after the meal was over. I would go back and try something off the regular lunch menu. I had the fish stew as the first course which was tasty. It had the tiniest clam I have ever seen and was about 4 spoonfuls. The fish was good but needed more sauce. The dessert was very small bread pudding with a dollop of chocolate gelato. As I said before- tasty meal but needed bigger portions. Kathleen was our server. She did a good job except one person wanted olive oil with the bread and it took a long time and asking twice before it showed up.