The Clocktower

4.5
1080 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

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 1080 People Are Saying
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal, attentive service and very vibrant atmosphere.

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KK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
91 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

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

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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
8 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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New England
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was exceptional especially the halibut.
The service was some of the best I have ever received in New York City!
Suela,Alex and Marta are treasures.
They met our every need even ones we did not know we had.
All three are very knowledgeable and excellent at what they do.
Thank you for a very memorable evening.

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F
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very interesting space with lots of pictures on the walls. Creative British cooking.

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AM
London
45 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked for my birthday dinner. Team made me feel really special. Food delicious and they had a vegetarian option for my companion. Would go again

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AB
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The parmesan truffle risotto was uniquely magnificent. I actually had dreams about it. The steak with chips and Beef Wellington were also prepared perfectly. Service was attentive and helpful. They didn't offer a cocktail menu during brunch, which was a tiny disappointment, but the preparation of the food -- including the sourdough loaf -- overcame that twinge effortlessly.

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KL
Tallahassee
45 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant. Ambiance is fantastic-food creative & delicious-every bite! And they got a Michelin star since I was last there!! Well deserved. Definitely recommend.

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A
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. Oysters were on point and the steak was one of the best I have had in NYC. The scene is cool with neat photographs and decor. The service was friendly and professional. The bartender that served us before dinner was a pro- true artist. Good times.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food. Service not attentive during my last two visits

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p
Philadelphia
54 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Such a shame! Being from Philadelphia, we LOVE Stephen Starr and have been to all of his restaurants. What a beautiful space and yet the service is so poor. The waiter made us feel extremely unwelcome and with only 3 tables filled at brunch on an early Saturday morning, they seemed overwhelmed and annoyed. The food was mediocre to poor and the pastry was stale and cold. Could not wait to go and will not waste my time going back. SO SAD!!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Deliciousness all around. Especially my favorite cocktail ANYWHERE, Dill or No Dill!!

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RM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Beautiful space, service, and food. Food was beyond bland.

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CH
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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J
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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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S
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came for lunch to celebrate a friends birthday over restaurant week (I had made a note on the app) and I have to say that the entire experience was amazing. As we walked in, the hostess asked us who’s birthday it was and wished my friend. There was also a card from the restaurant at the table wishing her a happy birthday, and every member of the staff who came to our table also wished her. We didn’t order dessert, but they did bring us a complementary dessert with a candle when we asked for the cheque. It was a fabulous experience, and the food was also fantastic!

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P
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food was fabulous!!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is absolutely worth it! Please go!

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

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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AB
New England
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

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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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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DM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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