P.J. Clarke's - Third Avenue

4.5
285 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Authentic
  • Casual
  • Fun
The original, virtually unchanged since 1884. Serving up fresh food, frosty drinks and good, old-fashioned conversation.

Special Offers

Classic Happy Hour

Enjoy $5 Draft Beers, $6 Guinness, $10 House Cocktails, $2 Oysters, and $1 Clams

*At the bar only*

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 8 February 2019

Ends: 9 February 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 15:00-18:00

What 285 People Are Saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

It was fine. Food was good. Service was courteous but slow.

Love the Brookfield Place location better.

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OT
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

So excited PJ Clarke’s has brunch again! So many great things to choose from! Got the brioche French toast and I cannot stop thinking about it!! Delicious and worth the extra calories! I have found my new favorite brunch place!!

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M
Atlanta
37 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 2

Food was very good. Service was great. Restaurant is quite loud, but, tables are so close you can hear every word spoken and occasionally touch your neighbors. Locals probably love it. Seems like it's very popular with groups and people were having a great time. Just not my style.

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RB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Vintage NYC tavern. Great service; food meets and exceeds expectations.

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l
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

I would recommend P.J. Clarke's with reservations. The noise level is very high so I would come off hours. Some of our food was too salty, the fish tacos and turkey burger were not very good, the mac i.e. we would have
liked to continue munching on the fries but they were gone before we could say so.
Ambiance is fine, but I wonder if something can be done to keep the noise down when room is full.

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P
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Avis plus que satisfait! Cuisine américaine classique mais délicieuse. On voulait de l'authentique et c'était parfait, décor y compris!

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VR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

It's a NY Classic. Its been years since my last visit and the place hasn't changed. It may be time to do some 'detailing' on Men WC.

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HS
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Nice decor -- assuming you come for the retro bar/pub look. Solid Fish and Chips. We had a couple of bad clams, though.

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

Our waiter was great! Never rushed us

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and extremely friendly. Made sure to meet all of our needs, even more a needy group of girls.

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JJ
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of my top casual recommendations for lunch or dinner any day of the week!

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JH
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great Food, Great History, Great service. Go here!

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HL
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was excellent and the service was outstanding
This is always a go to place for a great meal!

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CJ
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very friendly staff, excellent brunch food. Highly recommended for a quiet Sunday morning brunch.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I booked this reservation not knowing what to expect. But we were so happy to find a great pub atmosphere with tremendous food and drinks.

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EG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a fantastic time at P.J. Clarke's! The cocktails were delicious and the food was amazing. We were recommended the tater tots by the Lonely Planet Guide and they were right - soooo good! I also had the lobster roll which was divine and I highly recommend. A great atmosphere and good service.

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DH
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

This restaurant has wonderful atmosphere, and excellent service. I found the food to be average at best. i ordered Mahi Mahi Tacos, and it was not only tasteless, but also contained about a thimble full of fish! For $23.00, even in NYC, I expected more than this. Go for the atmosphere, not for the food.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delish as always. The best burger!

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Portland
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Always a great old NY experience.

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RF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 1

Noisy. Not much legrom. Food ok but not a place to return

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London
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome burgers!

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything here was so delicious it’s one of the best burgers in the city and that cheesecake dessert was heaven! First class service would highly recommend!

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RS
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Table was ready as requested. Terrific service and food. Reasonably priced. Super loud during the lunch hour made it rather challenging to hold a discrete conversation.

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Charlotte
126 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The menu is amazing and the service is great. They didn't have a kids menu but were very willing an able to customize certain dishes to make them kid-friendly. True professionals, will go back as soon as possible.

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

Wonderful! Can't wait to go back! Excellent service and loved it.

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PB
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Classic NY experience that doesn’t disappoint!

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L
New England
19 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Fun atmosphere-good food. Great place for a night out with friends.

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NY
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The menu is not expansive but of the highest quality. The best burger in the city. The burgers are simple, classic and done to perfection. Fries are light and crisp and make a wonderful pairing. Atmosphere is fun and vibrant but not loud or overbearing. Great place for discussion.

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DD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great for business lunch, happy hour or dinner with friends. Can keep it simple with beer and a burger or go upscale with raw bar, steak, and shellfish. NY institution that sticks to it's roots. Tip: the carmelized brussel sprouts with bacon are excellent.

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v
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Very slow inefficient service. Food was not what it used ti be. I think I have had my fill of Pj Clarke’s.

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SK
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

club sandwich was soggy. the chicken tasted more like chicken salad. friend's burger was on a pale, cold bun

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CG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

great burgers

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S
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great meal at PJ’s. It’s a fun place with a varied menu. We both had burgers which are among the best in NYC. Been many times and service and food are both tops.

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MO
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great ambience, professional and attentive wait staff...lots of friendly people, serving very, very good food.

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LS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Food was great and the Bloody Mary was even better!

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H
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

P.J. Clarke’s remains an NYC institution. Nothing, thankfully, has changed over the years. The food is terrific, the staff is helpful, incredibly efficient and friendly.
I’ve missed this place and I’ll be back soon!

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DD
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great 'old fashioned' (in the best sense) atmospheric restaurant and bar right in the centre of Manhattan. Food was really good and substantial. Nice selection of oysters. Fish calamari; oyster rolls, lobster rolls. We could hardly move afterwards. Plus, a fine selection of beers, both on tap and bottled. Lastly, the 'house' Bloody Mary was exceptional. Looking forward to my next visit.

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BC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Have loved PJ Clarke's for 40+ years! Look forward to the next time...

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TC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Can't get enough of this place. My family and I had a very good time yet again.

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MI
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

superb food and service. excellent burgers. great atmosphere.

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