The Clocktower

4.4
1049 reviews
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$50 and over
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English
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  • Business Meals
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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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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

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 1049 People Are Saying
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4.3
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Beautiful restaurant, delicious food, and excellent service. I would love to go back again soon. Highly recommended!

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

The food is great, the ambiance is wonderful.
Wonderful experience.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Went for anniversary lunch. Great ambiance and service! Everyone smiled at us. The food was good portion compared to other upper class restaurants, just some dishes tasted a bit too creamy... But the bread was amazing.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Service and food was fabulous!!!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Outstanding food and service.

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

This restaurant is absolutely worth it! Please go!

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4.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Food was excellent and would go much more often if service was better. Servers were friendly but kept forgetting requests and it was hard to get their attention even though it wasn’t very busy at the restaurant

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3.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Slow service for business lunch. Just because it was Restaurant Week, the level of service should not diminish. The cultured butter with flaked salt was amazing. The risotto was very flavorful and surprisingly light.

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Service was on top of the line. Attentive, very professional and friendly. Food was great. Overall a great experience.

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Outstanding food, outstanding service, outstanding everything. I’ll be back for certain.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Pretty good! I like the scallop very much! Very delicious, esp the soup! The environment was good, a little noisy. The service was excellent!

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2018

The food presented in a smaller portion which we did not quite expect to be. But it is a nice fine dining experience.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Clocktower once again delivered 100%. Food, service, management overall experience were top notch. We share Red Snapper , and had Halibut and Duck as main entree. Perfect!!! Taste, presentation, attention to details. We are very careful when we order, picky and not easy :-) but everybody at Clocktower fill all the request. Alex, our manager were great. Mario our server done outstanding job. Also what we like is music. They do put thoughts to it. It goes with all restaurant vibe and is not offensive. There is not a lot of places like that. For sure we will be back again and I recommend that place and stay 100% behind it. :-)

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4.0Dined on August 3, 2018

#MobileCity# A place suitable for lunch, good cuisine, but no special surprises.
#移動的城市# 適合午餐的地方,料理不錯,但沒有特別的驚喜。

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2.0Dined on August 3, 2018

The service was not good, we were sat by the air conditioner and asked if they could turn it down - our waiter said ok but did nothing. We flagged down a different waitress who moved our table graciously. We then proceeded to wait 40 minutes for a bottle of wine we had ordered and when we asked the waiter to check and that we had ordered a bottle he said “I’m aware”. We then asked to order food after an hour of waiting and asked for his recommendations and he was incredibly rude.

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4.0Dined on August 2, 2018

When I told my server I had an intolerance of garlic and onion both she and her supervisor went out of their way to discuss the problem with the chef. They came up with alternative dishes that were tasty and attractive to the eye as well as the palate. My friend and I both got to enjoy a most delightful lunch!

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Went for lunch during Restaurant Week. It was excellent! Will go back for a dinner. Service was attentive and food soooo good.

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2.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Very slow. The air-con was right behind my head. The server put finger in the dish when serving it. I will not come back again.

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4.0Dined on August 2, 2018

went twice; once for restaurant week and once for brunch. Regular brunch is really good, but restaurant week was meh. A very cute place with pretty unique dishes. I would go again for dinner.

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4.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Disappointing service - it was a special occasion and while they did all of the special champagne, dessert with candle etc the service was slow and the server seemed very distracted most of the meal - even when at our table. Nice wine list. Fun atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

A beautiful spot recalling both old New York and England. Impeccable service, yummy food. Champagne risotto with lobster, monkfish with mushrooms, strawberry dessert with olive oil cake, coffee. Don't miss the bread steaming from the oven. Excellent Restaurant Week value. Treated a friend for birthday lunch. Had a great time, relaxed and not rushed. Setting is a very stylish modern hotel in the old Metropolitan Life Building.

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

The chicken is absolutely great. This dish changed my knowledge of chicken breasts. The sauce is slightly sour, which reconciled the taste of chicken. It's the best chicken I ever had in New York.

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2.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Consistently terrible wait service. Always a very long wait for food and check . Not organized. Close to office. Very nice interior.

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3.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Very friendly staff, the dining room has super high ceiling, a old library feeling with a lot of paintings all over walls. Dishes are good, but the bread and desserts were better than the main course.

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

Beautiful setting for a fine meal, service was very attentive The choices on the restaurant menu were varied and creative options. The champagne risotto was very good as well as the monk fish unusually prepared in a luscious brown sauce.
My one complaint was that the food was not hot - the bread was 😉. The pork cheek pie was very good. The portion for lunch were ample and we were all to full for dessert.

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

British influenced fare done with great modern flourishes. Don’t miss the fish and chips. The oxtail pie was a highlight. Each dining room evokes a timeless feel of comfort and warmth even in the heat of summer! Staff were all very nice and polished, made our anniversary lunch quite special.

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3.0Dined on July 30, 2018

Mediocre service and a bit noisy. Food was God’s, but not great.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

The Clocktower was amazing! Hostess and wait staff were on point. The food was outrageously delicious. No wonder they're a Michelin star restaurant. I highly recommend this place to anyone.

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4.0Dined on July 26, 2018

The food this restaurant week was a little disappointing. The bread was amazing, but I was disappointed in the appetizers as I came with two other people so we all ordered everything for variety. The risotto was a little bland and my foie gras wasn’t up to what I’d thought it’d be. The daikon was surprisingly the best one. As for the entree. The ox cheek pie was by far the tastiest entree as the fish was strangely cut up and also over cooked, while the chicken was under cooked. However 10/10 for service and ambiance

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1.0Dined on July 24, 2018

The food is too salty and has too much fat in it. It caused my stomach upset for the rest of day. Yuck

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4.0Dined on July 24, 2018

Went for Restaurant Week during lunch since I work close by. I started with an appetizer of Hudson Valley foie gras and chicken liver parfait, London stout, lentils and cured duck which came with toast along with a glass of rose wine. The chicken liver if eaten with the green apples lessended the some of the bitterness of the taste and the presentation was beautiful. But if you eat it with all of other components it hightened the taste. Then I ended with Long Island monkfish Blanquette, Paris brown mushrooms, parsley sauce. the fish was really good with the sauce. the service was really good and the manager came over to ask several times if everything was good. the stairs going up did look like the mechanism of a clock and the decor was nice and masculine inside with all of the pictures.
I did enjoy my lunch experience and would go back again to try some of the other items on the menu.

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4.0Dined on July 24, 2018

We ate here for Restaurant Week. Overall it was fine. If you like the unique taste, I recommend it. Dessert is common.

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3.0Dined on July 24, 2018

Exept the food, it was really good.. but the restaurant week menu was well presented but the flavours were a disgrace

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4.0Dined on July 18, 2018

Amazing cocktails! Good food a little too pricey but it's a hotel restaurant so sort of expected.

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5.0Dined on July 17, 2018

I took my clients there and they absolutely loved it. Everything was super tasty other than the tomato captées with gel like texture in it. Oysters were also to die for and j dont even like oysters that much! But the overall experience was quite good. It’s a bit pricey tho!

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5.0Dined on July 17, 2018

Highly recommend The Clocktower - excellent food and great ambiance!

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2018

Lovely food, very welcoming staff, beautiful restaurant

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3.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Beautiful restaurant marred by amateur (though friendly) service. I was still eating my appetizer when they brought out the entree and just left it sitting there to get cold for the roughly 8 minutes it took me to finish the appetizer. Bad pacing on the kitchen and the server. Does not deserve a Michelin Star and there are many other great choices in the city.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Anniversary

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Marta best waitresses

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