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P.J. Clarke’s

Restaurants, American Midtown East
5 out of 5 stars
(5user reviews)
P.J. Clarke's (Photograph: Jessica Lin)
Photograph: Jessica LinP.J. Clarke's
P.J. Clarke's (Photograph: Jessica Lin)
Photograph: Jessica LinP.J. Clarke's
P.J. Clarke's (Photograph: Jessica Lin)
Photograph: Jessica LinP.J. Clarke's
P.J. Clarke's (Photograph: Jessica Lin)
Photograph: Jessica LinP.J. Clarke's
P.J. Clarke's (Photograph: Jessica Lin)
Photograph: Jessica LinP.J. Clarke's

Time Out says

The celebrated saloon is long in the tooth (120 years old), but a recent face-lift (augmented menu, nightly specials) revitalized the old boy. The bar up front attracts the after-work pinstriped crowd, while the dining room pulls in a slightly older, blazer-wearing set. The hamburger is still honest and juicy; go ahead, customize it with cheese, bacon, chili or béarnaise sauce. Cobb salad, with bright greens and lots of blue cheese, is a meal in itself.



Address: 915 Third Ave
New York
Cross street: at 55th St
Transport: Subway: E, V Lexington Ave–53rd St
Price: Average main course: $15
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am–3am
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Users say (5)

5 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

4.6 / 5

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Best burger in the city hand's down. A landmark with old school appeal.

Been going to P.J.'s since I was a young boy, my father brought me and steeped me in the history and legends of P.J.s. Even met Jake LaMotta there my first visit. Never got a bad meal or a bad drink at P.J.s (Jerry behind the bar is TOPS). It is a true, solid N.Y. saloon, a class joint. Wish I lived closer to this venerable institution to partake regularly. Best to Phil S.


Pretty solid burger joint, complete with a packed bar with a narrow hallway, cluttered walls that revel in historic nostalgia, and a smattering of American comfort food. The price is pretty decent, as drinking before, during, and after the meal will help you forget the sticky tables, and floors. Service is good, like you get what you want most of the time, but then again you don't really care. The burgers are tasty. There are a bunch of good burgers. Overall, pretty decent, but not a stand out star. Also, when you stare at the walls for a long time, you start to think some of the pictures are cool.

I come here for the start of a guys night out. I recommend the oysters or the cheeseburger. Last time I went I got the shepherd's pie and was completely satisfied too.

Naturally this place is going to get a little crowded being in midtown, however, if you can make it over on a weekend you'll be comfortable.

I love P.J .Clarkes. I love the way it hasn't changed since I discovered it i the late 60's. Thank you Philip and gang. I am coming to New York on The Queen Mary on August 3rd for 5 hours only, and certainly 3 of those , at will be at P.J's. I've had two wonderful birthdays there in the last few years (is Jackie, our waitress, still there? and Carole? Can't wait to find out. x