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P.J. Clarke's

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$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Midtown
American, Bar
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915 3rd Ave, At 55th Street, New York City, NY 10022-3767
+1 212-317-1616
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Today
11:30 - 03:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 03:00
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New York City, New York
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62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

True, the East Side PJ is a piece of history, and, undoubtedly so, the old pub-like ambiance and style are still there. But this is for tourists. Reality spells a poor price/quality ratio, and overall service/atmosphere miles behind its West Side. My onion soup was well below average, and served in a plate, instead of the traditional bowl; My (so... More 

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Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a busy popular bar & restaurant, the tables in the restaurant are very close together meaning that it is very difficult to have a private conversation. You are squashed in like sardines and the atmosphere feels very get you in, get you served, get you out. There doesn't seem to be time to relax and enjoy, the lighting... More 

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Chicago
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't miss this historic classic, the chain's original location. Cry into your (locally brewed Brooklyn Lager) beer at the very bar where Johnny Mercer wrote "One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)." Try the Cadillac Burger (so named by Nat "King" Cole). Get there early for dinner during tourist season as there are no reservations. A special... More 

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Southport, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved it here . Unbelievable inside felt like a pub in Liverpool not New York . I had been recommended it and it lived upto expectation . A must for drinks and food

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San Diego, California
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83 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been coming here for years (my husband grew up in the city) and just like so many places it was better when it was a small local place. They have branched out, but we only come back to the original. Like so many places the prices have skyrocketed, a draft beer and a glass of wine were $25 before... More 

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Gateshead
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291 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited from U.K. principally because one of our party is a PJ Clarke. We hadn't booked so couldn't eat but were welcomed to drink beer at the bar and watch( but still not understand) football. To us it felt fun and authentic.

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Ohio
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were a large party but they sat us quickly. Nice atmosphere very traditional but not touristy and great burgers.

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We sort of stumbled into P.J. Clarke's by accident. My wife and I walked into the restaurant whose size is deceiving upon first entrance, it looks very small but there is a larger room out back with plenty of seating. The checkered table cloths, wide plank floors and warm lighting were very welcoming. We ordered a couple share plates since... More 

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Thank VJMartello
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Been coming here for over 40 years. Seems to have become something of an institution but the burgers were great and the service fine. If you like eating in historic spots you'll be happy. I was

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Seattle, Washington
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118 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We came for a week day lunch - had to wait about 15 minutes for a table as the place was bustling! The menu isn't too extensive, but they have a little bit of everything - the prices are high. The Poor rating is because of the service - our waitress took our order ... and then nothing happened. About... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 03:00
Monday
11:30 - 03:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 03:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 03:00
Thursday
11:30 - 03:00
Friday
11:30 - 03:00
Saturday
11:30 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 915 3rd Ave, At 55th Street, New York City, NY 10022-3767
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-317-1616

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