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P.J. Clarke's

915 Third Ave., New York, NY, 10022
at 55th St.
212-317-1616

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"Highly Recommended"

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DMANBURGER "PJ Clarke's"

By DMANBURGER on 4/30/2010

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Yes, I would go back!

The French fries that accompanied the Cadillac burger were crisp and scrumptious, crammed into a wrapped aluminum tin, they were what satisfied my hunger after my less than large burger was inhaled. PJ Clarke's is an iconic New York establishment wrought with history, fame and nostalgia. The flavor of the staff and the patrons of this 126 year old saloon is what make this a great place to spend a weekend meal with friends and family. Unfortunately the flavor of the burgers today was not that memorable. Best try the other famed daily specials, such as: Meatloaf and Gravy,Prime Short Rib Sandwich and Lobster Roll.

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86 out of 156 people found this review helpful.

Always a good time

By gjl137 on 3/25/2010

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

PJ Clarke's is a Manhattan staple. Yes, it can get very crowded very quickly but when you are able to find a good spot at the bar it is well worth it. HH is much more of a suit & tie crowd but as the night weens on you will notice the air becoming less stuffy and more relaxed. I have had dinner here before and the sweet potato fries are excellent. Plan to spend some decent dough here but in the end it's worth it.

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83 out of 153 people found this review helpful.

best martinis And burgers

By francoisnorwalk on 12/14/2009

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

this is one of the best places to meet up with old friends and catch up. we go all year long , but we never miss xmas day to meet our friends we have not seen during the year

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84 out of 168 people found this review helpful.

Manhattan Landmark

By zephryeros on 5/18/2009

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

This is one of those places that you'll always remember. It is a Manhattan landmark, and a perfect place to bring a date or end an evening after a long work week. The food is simple but well prepared, and if you like cheeseburgers, there are none better, anywhere. Make no mistake, you need to experience the historic PJ Clarke's on Third Ave., not one of the spin-off locations. There's no substitute for the original.

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94 out of 186 people found this review helpful.

INCREDIBLE

By StudMuff on 7/26/2005

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Of all burgers in the city, Clarke's definitely have the best patty. Sinking your teeth into it is a whole different experience from the typical first bite of any other burger. So much flavor, but not too much (which is key), you can't help but consider ordering a 2nd (or 3rd if you are Ezra Levine) even though you are stuffed. The fries are can be amazing, but are only decent when crispy. Great service, great people, great environment, and simply superb cheeseburgers.

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330 out of 673 people found this review helpful.

Back from Rehab

By roastbeef on 3/18/2003

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Seems like the new guys knew just what the place needed: not an overhaul, just a tune-up. Lights are dimmer, the jukebox can be heard throughout the room, the monumental toilets now flush and can't be smelled from beyond the men's room, the bartenders get drinks promptly and don't go about grunting. All in all, the place feels like it should have all along-- or did before it was allowed to fall into decay. With so many old bars dropping away, it sure is a treat to have Clarke's alive and buzzing again.

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350 out of 663 people found this review helpful.

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