Clarke's standard

Clarke's Standard

Burger Joint and American Restaurant · Midtown East
638 Lexington Ave (at E 54th St), New York, NY 10022, United States
Open until 10:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 10:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Sat–Sun
    • Noon–10:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 162 votes

People have mixed feelings about this place

  • What you need to know
    Rob V. B.
    "Cadillac was amazing & messy--the best burgers always are."(5 Tips)
    "... Standard Sauce or the Brooklyn Au Poivre (Looks like this -"(2 Tips)
    Ira R.
    "The freshly made waffle sweet potato fries are worth the trip."(14 Tips)
    Norman (获诺) W.
    "Sweet potato waffle fries are good..!!"(2 Tips)
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  • cadillac
  • burgers
  • french fries
  • brooklyn au poivre
  • good for a quick meal
  • waffles
  • tater tots
  • milkshakes
  • chili
  • hot dogs
  • cheeseburgers
  • ice cream
  • bacon
  • beer
  • lunch
  • tomatoes
  • butter lettuce
  • cheddar cheese
  • fresh made
  • takeout
  • Leigh Q.

    Great burgers on par with Shake Shack...but the sides aren't anything to write home about.

    Leigh Quindara · May 14
  • Lisette N.

    Burgers and fries. Everything fresh, made to order. Never disappoints and the staff is friendly. Not always guaranteed in fast food places.

    Lisette N · April 11
  • Racky R.

    I was positively surprised by their delicious burgers. The sweet potato fries are great too.

    Racky Ross · March 28
  • Netto N.

    Cheap and good!!!! California grilled chicken sandwich + diet coke + sweet potato fries. Eat, feel satisfied and go do your stuff. All for 12 obamas. 👍

    Netto Neves · March 20
  • James U.

    Burgers / Buffalo Chicken Sandwich and Chili !!

    James Underberg · February 22
  • Tommy C.

    Not bad, but not impressed. Portions are a tad small.

    Tommy Chen · November 7, 2014
  • Capt Awesome

    They need a better cheese and beer selection. I like mozz and swiss, no others.

    Capt Awesome · September 19, 2014
  • Katya P.

    A nice burger joint, looks like old-style revival with a healthier and more interesting twist in terms of burger selection.

    Katya Pugacheva · September 12, 2014
  • Willem O.

    Quite small, but so good! Get fries.

    Willem Ockhuysen · August 27, 2014
  • Aysenur T.

    🍔🍔 yummy

    Aysenur T. · August 22, 2014
  • Randy S.

    Decent fries but the burgers leave much to be desired.

    Randy SU2 · June 10, 2014
  • Ira R.

    The freshly made waffle sweet potato fries are worth the trip. Berger was juicy.

    Ira ROSEN (aka Ike Rose) · January 26, 2014
  • Kellen

    These guys have nothing on Shake Shack, P.J. Clarke's, J.G. Melon and other good, quick burgers around town.

    Kellen · November 5, 2013
  • Maddox Madison N.

    The veggie burger is one of the best!

    Maddox Madison NYC · October 27, 2013
  • M. G. S.

    Damn good chilli but they need a bigger serving size option!

    M. G. Stella · October 17, 2013
  • Meagan B.

    The Cadillac and Natural French fries :')

    Meagan Bens · September 16, 2013
  • Nate M.

    Good burgers - better quality but way over priced. Burger fries and shake shouldn't be $17.00 for take out even in NYC.

    Nate Martin · September 14, 2013
  • Jon Y.

    Cadillac Burger

    Jon Yuson · September 11, 2013
  • Humbles

    It was the best, remember get those cheesy TOTS,

    Humbles · September 9, 2013
  • Johnny S.

    The Cadillac is a solid choice.

    Johnny Szeto · September 6, 2013
  • Cap'n Slipp

    About the usual price for a NY burger ($8); but about half the usual size. I'm (still) famished.

    Cap'n Slipp · August 27, 2013
  • Tiffany B.

    One of the best turkey burgers I've had in a long time. Cooked to perfection and the staff is wonderful. Definitely need to go back soon.

    Tiffany Blair · August 17, 2013
  • Jdot M.

    Best fries I've had in some time. Good music too.

    Jdot Mdot · August 12, 2013
  • Matt S.

    Black and bleu burger. Fries. Chocolate milkshake. You're welcome

    Matt Sobel · August 6, 2013
  • Lisa G.

    Good, cheap, quick! Perfect place for Friday lunch with some of your coworkers!

    Lisa Gansky · July 26, 2013
  • Henry

    Great atmosphere and service. A little like shake shack

    Henry · July 17, 2013
  • Gloria C.

    burger fast-food joint!!!

    Gloria Chin · July 13, 2013
  • Henry C.

    Very good.

    Henry Casey · July 12, 2013
  • Samantha G.

    Burger is good, but quite small especially considering the prices are the same as any other midtown lunch joint (if not higher). Sweet potato fries are great.

    Samantha G · July 11, 2013
  • Elizabeth B.

    FYI, hot dogs are NOT all-beef; they have pork in them.

    Elizabeth Brown · June 26, 2013
  • Molly Anne K.

    Good alternative if you don't want to take out from PJ Clarke's. the staff is lovely. Very accommodating! I chose the Brooklyn au poivre. When I asked for no bun she offered a lettuce wrap! Holler!

    Molly Anne Kreter · June 19, 2013
  • William I.

    You should definitely add some (sweet potato!) fries to your order - just to take advantage of their unique sauce selection. Root Beer BBQ!

    William Imperiale · June 13, 2013
  • J R.

    burger was cooked perfectly. could've used a tad more salt but nonetheless solid. bathroom password is in the bottom of your receipt.

    J Ro · June 1, 2013
  • Rob V. B.

    I don't drink the local haterade. This Miami boy loved everything. Staff were super friendly. Cadillac was amazing & messy--the best burgers always are. Cinnamon donut ice cream was better than words.

    Rob V. Burr · May 21, 2013
  • Jon L.


    Jon Lin · April 25, 2013
  • Caryn R.

    Great burger!!

    Caryn Rose · April 23, 2013
  • Nick

    Food is good but the place is severely understaffed. During lunch time always expect your order to get messed up....

    Nick · April 19, 2013
  • Thomas A.

    Just ok. Bacon not very delicious.

    Thomas Anderson · March 14, 2013
  • Angelica

    Not horrible but not amazing! It's the kind if place you go to once and that's about it

    Angelica · March 12, 2013
  • Kris N.

    Not amazing, but not bad. Sweet potato waffle fries and the array of different sauces make it worth a try.

    Kris Niki · March 3, 2013
  • Norman (获诺) W.

    Sweet potato waffle fries are good..!!

    Norman (获诺) Wang · February 27, 2013
  • The Wall Street Journal

    For non-beef options, try the turkey burger, which is reminiscent of its P.J. Clarke's counterpart. Homemade tomato jam makes it extra flavorful. Read more

    The Wall Street Journal · February 26, 2013
  • Melissa D.

    FYI-Clarke's charged $4.00 for FIVE tots, but The MELT SHOP directly across the street charges $2.50 for about THIRTY!! No exaggeration.

    Melissa D · February 18, 2013
  • Jer K.

    Chili will make you sick as a dog

    Jer K · February 14, 2013
  • 7th.List

    New. Upscale quick-service restaurant. Taste - The Cadillac with Cheddar Cheese, Smoked Bacon, Tomato, Butter Lettuce, Standard Sauce or the Brooklyn Au Poivre (Looks like this - Read more

    7th.List · February 9, 2013
  • Melissa D.

    The burger was delicious, but $4 for FIVE tater tots is outrageous!! They were yummy but .80/tot is pretty steep.

    Melissa D · February 7, 2013
  • Allen K.

    $4 for 6 tater tots. Gee thanks...

    Allen Kung · February 6, 2013
  • Gahyun K.

    sweet potato chipsㅠㅠsoooo good

    Gahyun Kim · August 2, 2013

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