P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue

4.5
381 reviews
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The original, virtually unchanged since 1884. Serving up fresh food, frosty drinks and good, old-fashioned conversation.
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MK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A Diachronic Gem

Would definitely-always recommend it!

Thank you

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S
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good crowd, great staff, and great food. Great place to wind down after long week or take your significant other for drinks and dinner. Oysters were outstanding.

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TB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Great old New York vibe with good food. Would have liked service to be a little quicker, but overall good experience.

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Responded 5 days ago

Thanks for the nice review Tony. I wish it could have been quicker too. I apologize for any delay it caused you during your lunch.

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e
Cincinnati
38 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great bar burgers. Great service.
Quite loud

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Responded 5 days ago

Thanks for the great review Eddie! The noise can be a lot sometimes, I recommend asking if one of the “nooks” are available during your next visit. They can help reduce the din of the busy restaurant.

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BL
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great mid-town old fashioned style burger and beer place. Excellent food and staff - great ambiance and delicious food!!

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Responded 4 days ago

Thanks for the great review Blair! Hope to have you join us again soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food. Great wait staff. A little dark, a lot noisy but I would go back in heartbeat.

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Responded 5 days ago

Thanks for the great review! We do hope to see you back again soon. Be sure to ask for one of our “nook” tables in the cafe. They provide more of an escape from the constant murmur of the crowd.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere!
Food was delicious! My burger and fries were cooked to perfection. Roasted chicken club was amazing! Great wine selection with our food.
The Staff was so friendly from the moment you come in to the time you leave.
Was sad to leave.
Will be back soon.

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SH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love sitting at the bar - jerry is the best barman ever!

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Responded on 13 July 2019

Thanks Susan! Gerry is awesome and I’ll make sure he knows you think so too.

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JL
Essex
4 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved the burgers as usual at PJ Clarke’s, server Pat Murphy very friendly. Only problem was that they have stopped serving sweet potato fries, disappointing

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Responded on 13 July 2019

I’ll be sure to share your kind words with Pat. Thanks for the great review. Sorry about the sweet potato fries.

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C
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great Bar & Grill opened doors in 1884. History everywhere.

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Responded on 13 July 2019

Thanks Carl!

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London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service, delicious Wagyu burger

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Responded on 13 July 2019

Thanks for the great review!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Far too expensive - $25 for a piece of chicken on its own!!

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Responded on 6 July 2019

Sorry to hear that you did not find our menu priced appropriately. What was it that you ordered? We do not normally offer just a plain piece of chicken. Are you are referring to our Grilled Chicken Paillard, which is a pounded thin large chicken breast seasoned in our house made marinade and served with a fresh arugula, fennel and red onion salad?

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M
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went on July 4th for brunch. The 4 of us had Oysters that wee very fresh and delicious. 2 had Fish and Chips which was outstanding and huge portions- the chips were french fries rather than chips but cooked perfectly. The other 2 had cheese burgers which were delicious- not patties rather hand made with very good quality beef. Nice beer selection on tap and the bloody Mary’s were delicious.
Great atmosphere friendly efficient staff.
Will definitely be back

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Responded on 13 July 2019

Thanks for the great review Mike! See you next time.

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KH
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Love the oysters and English IPA

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Responded on 6 July 2019

Thanks Kevin!

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RJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fourth of July burgers and beer!

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Responded on 6 July 2019

Excellent way to celebrate! Thanks for joining us.

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CG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Buen restaurante,.hamburguesa deliciosa y buen servicio, hablan español y son muy amables explicandote la carta

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Responded on 13 July 2019

Gracias! Por favor, vuelve pronto.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic place and
Amazing food! Seems
To be in 60’s New York years!

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Responded on 6 July 2019

Thanks for the great review!

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San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Hamburguesas deliciosas!!! Cebiche de callo de hacha imperdible!!!

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Responded on 29 June 2019

Muchas gracias!

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RP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Classic New York, go early, go often! Amazing raw bar super fresh offerings!

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Responded on 29 June 2019

Thanks for the great review Rob!

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s
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Too noisy, too salty & some what over priced. Will not go back & it’s been 30 years.

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Responded on 4 July 2019

I’m sorry to hear you won’t be returning Susan. We’ll be here to welcome you back with open arms if you change your mind.

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NY
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We so enjoy this casual pub with its great burgers, surprisingly good sea bass, authentic fish and chips and a hopping, young bar scene. The host (always friendly) and new hostess (a lovely addition with her accommodating and pleasant attitude on Monday night 6/24/19), added to the fun, friendly ambiance.
With it's reasonable prices, very good food and drinks and accommodating staff, it is no wonder why this neighborhood pub is always, always packed to the rafters!

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on 29 June 2019

Thank you so much for the glowing review. We love to hearing that our guests are enjoying themselves and our staff when they visit. Hope to have you join us again soon.

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JG
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great tavern style food in an historic building with that old NY ambiance.

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Responded on 29 June 2019

Thanks Joseph!

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Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Celebrated our dad with a special dinner at P.J. Clarke’s. We all had a great time. Fun place to celebrate. Next time we’re gonna sit by the jukebox- they’ve got nothing but good music!

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Responded on 29 June 2019

Thanks for celebrating with us. I have full confidence in you taking control of the jukebox next time.

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MD
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food. Great value. Cool spot.

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Responded on 29 June 2019

Thanks Monica! Hope you see you again soon.

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m
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We return to P.J. Clarke’s each time we visit NYC and Pat Murphy is wonderful. We love seeing her on each return.

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Responded on 4 July 2019

Thanks for coming back! I’ll be sure to let Pat know of your kind words.

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JB
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect vibe and great food, the oysters were fresh and the wedge salad did not disappoint. Highly recommended and will return again. Added value... biggest urinal ever!

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S
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

It is a decent restaurant with a dated appearance, awkward table placement to fit more in the diniing room; food was good, service was good. I would go again, simply was nothing exceptional.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

Service was terrible
Did not refill water or ask if we wanted more beverages. Was my Birthday and I indicated on my reservation and was not offered dessert menu or acknowledged

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SB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The food was great, the servers are experienced. I was very happy with those things. Despite being a Monday night it was very very noisy but otherwise an amazing experience

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on 21 June 2019

Thanks Soshana! Next time ask for one of the nooks in the cafe, they provide a quieter space to enjoy your meal.

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AV
Houston
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

The tables are sooooo close together I felt like my dinner with my daughter was spent with 2 other couples. I’d rather pay more for my burger and have more space. The restaurant was so noisy it was difficult to talk. The cocktails were very good and so was the wine. We ordered the pretzel pigs n a blanket app and they were out. It was 7pm. I ordered a burger medium and it was medium well. My daughter ordered the fish and chips and they were soggy; undercooked. Fries were excellent. The service was excellent.

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on 21 June 2019

Hi Amanda, I know it can get a little tight in the back dining room. We do have a few special nooks in the cafe area for those looking for a more private dining experience. We also have our Sidecar dining room upstairs for a quieter and more intimate setting. I do apologize for the Pretzel Pigs not being available and for the poor quality of your meal. I hold our kitchen to a higher standard than what you received and I sincerely apologize. I hope we are able to make it up to you next time.

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Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great spot for lunch or dinner. Food and service excellent

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Responded on 21 June 2019

Thanks for the great review!

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R
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

P.J’s has become our go to neighborhood place. Rex, the Manager, and his team are always welcoming and the service is fantastic. The hamburgers are the best and the tuna tacos are still my favorite.

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Responded on 20 June 2019

Thanks for the great review Rich! I will be sure to share your compliments with Rex. -Michael Long General Manager

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OT
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely place, friendly waitstaff and good meal!

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Responded on 20 June 2019

Thanks for the great review!

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MS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Terrific food & service.

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Responded on 20 June 2019

Thanks Michael! Hope to see you again soon.

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J
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 1

Not the best dining experience. The room was ice cold. The manager said the a/c was off--it was still ice cold. Soda was in the smallest bottle imaginable. Never heard of the ginger ale brand (had the word fever in it) and it was awful--absolutely no taste. Coke brought instead had the same small size and only a slightly better taste. Lamb burger was good, but short rips were too spicy and I had to spit out little pieces of bone. Not recommended, unless you want to brag you at at P.J. Clarke's.

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Responded on 21 June 2019

Sorry about your poor experience. We try to maintain a temperature between 69 and 72 degrees to keep all of our guests and hard working staff comfortable. The ginger ale you had was from Fever Tree, a premium brand that uses only natural flavors. Coca-Cola has been served in those 8oz glass bottles since 1916 and we’ve been serving them that way for much of our 135 year history. I’m glad you enjoyed the Lamb Burger but sorry about the BBQ Ribs. I hope you decide to give us another shot.

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A
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

We ate at the Las Vegas location a number of years ago and we agreed it was the best burger we had ever eaten! My husband ate at the old NY location (2nd Ave/20th St) when he was young and loved it. PJ Clarke's was the only restaurant we planned for prior to our current NYC visit. We couldn't wait to have another outstanding burger, but we were really disappointed eating at the 3rd Ave location. The burger was a little wet. We only asked for cheese but they put tomato on it too. Maybe the tomato contributed to it being too wet, but the quality and taste did not even compare to the Las Vegas location burger. The fries were decent and they gave us a TON of them, but they also didn't compare to the quality/taste of the Vegas ones either. We mentioned it to a friend who works in NYC & he was surprised. He eats regularly at the 63rd St (Lincoln Center). Perhaps we just chose the wrong location, or it was an 'off' day at the 3rd Ave restaurant?

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RJ
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Our fries were cold. We asked the waiter to change them, but apparently the kitchen staff only replaced the top and did not change the bottom. Overall the service was good!

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Responded on 21 June 2019

Shortcuts like that are inexcusable and I am very sorry. I assure you nothing like that will ever happen again. I am glad to hear that everything else was to your liking.

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My lunch @ PJ Clark's was excellent. Menu is diverse and high quality. Service was excellent. I requested a "quiet table" and they had a perfect alcove for two waiting for me. Bravo to Management for accommodating our request!!!! I can't wait to return on my next lunch date with my grandson!

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Responded on 20 June 2019

We had a great time hosting you and your grandson Carla! Hope to see you again soon.

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Dundalk
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food was great, Guinness was very good, and our server Pat looked after us very well!

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Responded on 20 June 2019

Thanks for the great review! I will be sure to send along your compliments to Pat.

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S
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

A very noisy bar

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