The Clocktower

4.5
1134 reviews
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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 1134 People Are Saying
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BB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience! Food quality, presentation and service all spot on! Very special for the celebration of my birthday...thank you!

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Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service.

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Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Their food is so consistently good!! the scallop crudo on jalapeno ice is a must try. I also loved the yellowtail - had a wonderful smoky flavor. As with most restaurants I find appetizers to be more exciting and varied -- but their entrees are solid as well.

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OV
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant with delicious food and outstanding service. They made my birthday special. Everything from the first greeting to dessert was exceptional. Highly recommend. I will definitely go to the Clocktower again

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OT
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

I am a great fan of Chef Jason Atherton's restaurants, having dined at 3 of his venues in London, including Pollen Street Social, his flagship. This was our second visit to Clocktower, Chef Atherton's New York endeavor that echoes his London venue Berners Tavern in its decor and ambiance. Here, as in London, the food is superb--a creative mix of flavors and textures that almost always work, even when they seem a bit outre! The only thing that prevented an Excellent rating this visit was the service which was far below the Atherton London standard where a wine glass never goes unfilled, finished plates never go uncleared, and staff are around and attentive constantly to each table, working as a well-oiled team to make the entire experience seamlessly diner oriented. That sense of teamwork, and commitment to the team, seemed absent at Clocktower this trip. Not that service was bad, it just wasn't up to the standard my partner and I have come to expect from Chef Atherton's restaurants. No worries, though, if you go--the food more than makes up for the less than stellar service! PS--the pork chop is to die for!

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London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Found four pieces of small eggshells in my scrambled egg, told the waiter, he didn’t even apologize. Coffee came when I finished my breakfast. (I ordered it before I ordered the main plate and ordered even before the next table customer) however the other customer get their coffee before me and then my waiter told me there is a problem in the kitchen so there is no coffee can be served at that time. Very disappointed. Will not come again.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Service was very slow, chicken seamed undercooked but they explained it had been cooked in water.

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PT
Liverpool
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

Not a Michelin experience at all. Not worth the money for a generic resturant

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

Server Alan is amazing. Food is surprisingly just o.k. for a 1 Michelin star restaurant, but there are still certainly very delicious. Their salads and desserts are the highlights, and wine list is nicely curated and diverse. Ambiance is meh, very loud, and sometimes hard to hear conversations due to lack of separation between restaurant and bar. We were the only POC diners in there as well.

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m
New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best burger in town! And you can get it at the bar

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food from beginning to end was superb! Service was excellent as well.

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New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 5

Had to return the English breakfast as the components displayed varying temps from cold to warm. Nothing was hot. Toast was all end pieces. Service was spotty.

Air conditioning was left on while all guests had to put on coats. And there was a lot of dirt on the velvet bench.

Overall, not what I’d expect from a one - Michelin resto.

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New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

I like this place a lot. It’s so much a NY style. Fantastic location and ambiance .

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HC
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant up the spiral staircase from the hotel. Food is innovative and delicious, where quality is over quantity at this establishment. Wine list is very extensive, cocktails are delicious, service is impeccable. Ox, venison, foie gras, very interesting options in terms of meat that comes from the British cuisine twist. Complimentary sourdough bread made in house is the best that I have ever had.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place! Every time I come to NYC I try to swing by for dinner or a drink. Great meeting place.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quite simply the best food I’ve had in NYC in the last year. Interesting recipes with great ingredients. Just enough show in the service to make it fun.

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TP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

New Years

Nice cosy locale - albeit no fire in fireplace. Waited too long for main course.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We were unfortunately seated to a very drafty window on a very cold day. Though each course was prepared nicely, they got cold fairly quickly, which ruined the whole experience...

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for an anniversary!

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F
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great fish and chips. The dessert was amazing.

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MS
Baltimore
30 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great British styled meal in a beautiful quiet club lounge, complete with a pool table! Meal was terrific. We combined warm mac and cheese with mushrooms with cold beef tartar for starters and enjoyed the combination immensely. For dinner, I had the dover soul and Mary had the berkshire pork chop. They were prepared in a refined British style with the later served with blood sausage/black pudding and the former in a butter roasted batter that gave it a harder shell. The apple tartan was not to be missed. We combined it with the best corn custard I have ever had, which was topped with huckleberry jam. Service was outstanding from start to finish.

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f
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food. Nice place.

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B
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to celebrate a birthday and have a special night out. The staff was extremely knowledgeable, professional, and kind. We had the uni, mozzarella with caviar, côte du boeuf for two, and corn custard for dessert. The food was outstanding. The green beans with truffles that accompanied the steak were absolutely delicious. No problem accommodating celiac disease. Wines paired well.

We have also eaten at Berner's Tavern. The Clock Tower reminded us of that experience, but with darker wood and smaller dining room. The feel was darker overall. We would come back.

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FI
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

The food was fine. The waiter was completely out of it. Despite the attempts of MD and sommelier, they couldn’t remedy it. It was a disaster!

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TF
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I will definitely return to The Clocktower. I went with my husband and another couple and we were impressed with the service, the food, and the food presentation. The bread is absolutely delicious and not to be missed. Our group had a mix of items and everyone was pleased. Mac and cheese is a standout, and the roasted scallop appetizer is a delicious as an appetizer or light entree. The billiards and bar area keep the vibe energetic.

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F
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Where do I being ? Such a wonderful place from start to finish . We had a wonderful anniversary dinner here a few nights ago. From the extremely nice hostess that treated us to the wonderfully attentive waiter. It was a perfect evening with a lot of extra touches . The food was perfection. Would highly recommend this place . So happy to have found the Clocktower.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charming and intimate with great service and excellent food!

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AW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the room, the food, the staff EVERY TIME!!!

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Very overpriced. Food portions were extremely tiny and nothing special. I live in nyc so used to tiny portions and expense but this was just slightly even more expensive than a typical nyc place and not worth it

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Not our first time at the Clocktower and another disappointment. We took one of our clients out for dinner last night because we'd had the burger there before and it was delicious. We ordered a nice bottle of red wine, and halfway through our main course it still didn't arrived. We asked the waiter multiple times, and were told that the sommelier 'was looking for it'. Finally, the waiter suggested we ordered something else by the glass instead, and by then our guest was done with his meal, which was very embarrassing since we were trying to show him a great time. Otherwise...food is excellent, service is very slow. I wouldn't go back there again.

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New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Beautiful physical space. But stunningly overpriced and stingy wine pour.

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e
New England
45 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The Clocktower has such a great vibe. We have eaten here for brunch, lunch and dinner and never been disappointed. The space is really cool, spacious and inviting. The service is friendly and professional. We will keep coming back to this one!

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b
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If there were 6 or 7 stars for services, I will definitely give that!

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SC
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

The ambiance and history of the space the restaurant is in is wonderful. Service was fine, the food was nothing to write home about. The ground level bar which happens to be the Hotel bar was fantastic, lively and upbeat. As for dinner, I should have reserved a table at 11 Madison where you wont be disappointed.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and the service outstanding. Pricey but worth it for a special occasion.

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VS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Everything was lovely but the food was sort of mediocre. I ordered the pork chop and it was visually unappealing, all dark brown on a plate and it was so dry. The scallop hamachi was not very flavorful. I usually like this place but the food was just not great this time around. Cocktails were very good.

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RM
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Takes itself too seriously. Overpromises and underdelivers on the food. Wine list very expensive.
Interesting club room vibe.
Staff very keen to upsell an already expensive proposition.
I'd forgive all of this if the quality was delivered (food, ambiance, service) but didn't
Many customers clearly forgot to use their inside voices.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

45 min for bread. 1:20 for app. 1:50 for main. Lunch service total should be 45 minutes. My guests left before entrees. Got them to go...no apology from management.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great service, ambiance and food. Met all our expectations.

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Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply phenomenal. Outstanding food with thoughtful flavor combinations. Knowledgeable somollier. Excellent service. Truly upscale, but with a relaxed feeling. One of my favorite restaurant experiences.

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