P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue

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$30 and under
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American
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  • Casual
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Comfort Food
The original, virtually unchanged since 1884. Serving up fresh food, frosty drinks and good, old-fashioned conversation.
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Burgers have gotten really sad. Really, really sad.

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

Best burgers in the city! It’s been there since 1884 for a reason

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks for the great review!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

Beaucoup trop bruyant mais typique.

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded 3 days ago

Je m'excuse pour le bruit. J'espère que vous avez apprécié votre repas.

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C
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Solid. Dependable. Always feels like a cozy old school eatery should. No dithering about or soliloquizing on the day’s special. You eat. You drink. You pay.

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks Chris!

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k
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great informal spot for a burger, steak, or raw bar.

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks for the great review!

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I
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always the best! I love this place, their burger are outstanding. I’ll return surely

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks Ilaria! Looking forward to your return.

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d
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Great food, especially Oyster choices, delicious! Service was great and friendly. It’s loud so you have to be prepared that conversation is not easy!

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks for the nice review! Please ask about our nook tables next time for a more private experience.

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P
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

The restaurant is packed with people and the noise level is extremely loud. The burgers are good but the chicken pot pie was tasteless and came out cold.

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded 5 days ago

My apologies for the Chicken Pot Pie, it is normally received very well but sounds like we missed the mark. Glad you enjoyed the burger. I know the dining room can get a little loud during the busy dining hours, please ask about our nook tables on your next visit as they provide a more secluded experience.

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BT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of my favorite places. I’m a native New Yorker and have been going to Clarke’s for more than 50 years. SO happy it hasn’t changed over the years. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the review and your continued patronage Bobbi! It is our pleasure to continue to provide that excellent, unwavering service that you’ve grown accustomed to.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 1

Way too noisy to have a conversation.

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded 5 days ago

Apologies for the noise level, please ask about our nook tables on your next visit as they provide a more private experience. We also have our upstairs dining room at Sidecar, where you can enjoy the same great food and service in a more relaxed setting.

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

Great food but extremely loud and very small. Understanding the history of this place, I get it. The staff were extremely friendly and regardless of the noise level, it was great experience. Food was great as well.

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on 7 September 2019

I know our dining room can get a little boisterous during our peak dining hours. Next time, I recommend requesting one of our nooks in the cafe area. They help shield you from the noise and provide a nice intimate dining setting.

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IK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great casual elevated bar food. Service is especially good !!

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on 7 September 2019

Thanks for the great review Ivan!

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food!

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on 3 September 2019

Thank you!

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LB
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great Mac and cheese. Good food; great ambiance. Always enjoy our trip here!

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on 7 September 2019

Thanks Lucy! I love our Mac & Cheese too.

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OT
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Oramai e’ una tradizione degl’ultimi 25 anni che quando veniamo a NY dobbiamo venire a mangiare l’Hamburger qui.
Adoro questo posto e ci porto sempre tutti!!
Spero non ceda mai alla tentazione di vendere per farci costruire un grattacielo!!

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on 3 September 2019

Grazie mille!

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A
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere and delicious food!

CL
Washington DC
71 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

The food was generally good. However it could have been served a bit warmer. Thid id s grest spot for a late night meal or snack.

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on 7 September 2019

I apologize for the not-so-hot food. We strive to get everyone a delicious hot meal but must’ve missed the mark on your meal. Hope we can make it up to you on your next visit.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice restaurant with very professional and friendly staff. The food is very good and the ambiance pleasant. The bar was crowded.

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on 31 August 2019

Thanks for the great review!

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Z
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We went there for the burgers, and one of my favorite burger experiences in NYC. It's a straightforward simple burger but so good. I loved the fries too. Had the crunchiness of your good fast-food fries without the chemicals (at least I hope). The wait staff was great. But it did take 15 min past our reservation to get our table ready, so build that into your expectations.

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on 3 September 2019

Thanks for the great review! Sorry about the wait.

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LG
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and great service. This is a definite go to again!

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on 31 August 2019

Thanks so much for the great review!

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ON
San Antonio
54 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Drinks were excellent and food was very good. Watress was outstanding.

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on 31 August 2019

Thanks for the great review!

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CM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great neighborhood ambiance and delicious food! Loved the history of the restaurant.

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on 31 August 2019

Thanks Carroll! Hope you return again soon.

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BA
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Hasn’t changed a bit in all the years I’ve been coming here. Consistently great!

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on 31 August 2019

Thanks Bill! If it ain’t broke...

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KD
London
23 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

An excellent restauarant with a great selection of food and drink and a great team providing service.

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on 31 August 2019

Thanks Kenneth!

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M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

Chicken in Cesar Salad way way over done...extremely dry. Ambience extremely loud. Could not hear my friend I was sitting across from. Overpriced for the quality

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on 24 August 2019

Sorry we overdid the chicken. We do our best to ensure each dish is prepared perfectly but we must’ve missed the mark on yours. As for the noise level, I do apologize. The acoustics and crowd in our dining room often combine to a boisterous din. We do have two nook tables available in the cafe, or our Sidecar dining room on the second floor, for those looking for a quieter dining experience. I’d be happy to get you set up in either spot during your next visit.

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D
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Tried and true

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on 24 August 2019

Thanks for the great review!

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Will ALWAYS LOVE P.J. Clarke’s! Our family has been coming for generations and will continue to do so. Pat was so good to us. Big thanks all around!

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on 24 August 2019

Thanks for the great review! I will be sure to pass on your kind words to Pat.

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W
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

If you knew PJ’s as it was, don’t bother with this corporatized zombie version it has become. Abyssmal right down to the lousy ketchup knock-off.

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on 24 August 2019

I’m extremely sorry to hear that you’ve seen such a drastic change in a place you clearly hold fond memories of. I’d really like the opportunity to hear what went wrong and how you think we could best regain that fondness. Please reach out as i’m very interested in hearing from you. -Michael Long General Manager

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F
London
27 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Too noisy and sadly I was not impressed by the burger. It was too sloppy and the bun unimpressive. Overall it felt formulaic with little authentic character. Hard to recommend

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on 24 August 2019

The hustle and bustle of our dining room can often cause the noise level to be high. For those looking for a quieter experience, we do have two cozy nooks available in the cafe portion of our dining area. I am sorry to hear that you didn’t enjoy the burger, it is normally very well received and if you decide to give it another shot, i’d really appreciate the opportunity to meet you and discuss how you think we can improve. I always appreciate our guests’ feedback. - Michael Long General Manager

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RA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and raw bar. Service is great. It is a bit pricey so know before you go.

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on 24 August 2019

Thanks for the great review!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Demasiado ruidoso, no regresaria

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G
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Always a good experience. My suggestion is to get an espresso machine...

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on 24 August 2019

Thanks Gigi! We will definitely look into it.

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N
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Still a great place after so many years. I go there whenever in the city. 40 years since first visit and still has the ambiance. Good food and service.

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on 17 August 2019

Thanks for the great review Nick! Happy to have you continue to return after all these years.

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m
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

My husband and I love this place. It's a great late night place. You could arrive at 12pm on a weeknight and they will set you - and not rush you. The food is very good and the service is excellent .

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on 13 August 2019

Thanks for the great review Mary! Our kitchen stays open until 1am every night and we are always happy to have those looking for a late night bite join us.

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JF
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Looking for a great burger and found it. Thoroughly enjoyed. Fun atmosphere we’ll be back next time in the city.

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on 13 August 2019

Thanks Joe! We’re looking forward to your return.

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Tables are too closely packed, it's as if your taking apart in the adjacent tables conversation

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 3Ambience 1

So loud it was an unbearable place to take a guest who you actually want to have a conversation with.

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on 13 August 2019

Very sorry about the noise level. We’re often crowded during peak dining hours and the noise can be rather loud. For our guests looking for a quieter, more intimate experience, we have two “nook” tables available in the cafe area of our dining room and always have our upstairs dining room, Sidecar, which provides an elevated experience in a space designed in what was originally P.J. Clarke’s apartment. I’d be happy to get you set up with either of those options on your next visit.

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JS
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

amazing service, food, and drinks!!!! was a bit pricey though.

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on 10 August 2019

Thanks for the great review Jonna! I’m glad you enjoyed your visit.

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JF
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place. Burgers were amazing!

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on 10 August 2019

Thanks Judy! Hope to have you join us again soon.

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JE
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always great food, just delicious burgers and great atmosphere. We’ve been going for years and always pleases

P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue
Responded on 8 August 2019

Thanks for your kind words and continued patronage Jayne!

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