P.J. Clarke's

P.J. Clarke's

915 3rd Ave (at E 55th St), New York, NY 10022
Hours:
Open until 4:00am (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 11:30 AM–4:00 AM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Wi-Fi:
No
Outdoor Seating:
No

Since 1884 this venerable New York institution with its colorful history has entertained the famous, the infamous and everyone else who appreciate the ambiance & food of a real saloon. “The Cadillac of Burgers” tastes as good as ever, especially paired with your favorite pint.

9.4/10

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  • "Get the Cadillac Burger, named by Nat King Cole, because he called..." (3 tips)
  • "... a burger with fried onion strings." (6 tips)
  • "... P.J. Clarke's was established in 1884 and operated continuously since. It has..." (2 tips)
  • Esquire

    Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. Now fight your way to the bar and get yourself a Guinness and a cheeseburger.

    Esquire · January 31, 2011
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  • naveen

    the century club: since the 1870s. a lunch and after-work spot when i used to work at sony

    naveen · April 28, 2009
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  • The Corcoran Group

    Grab some fresh oysters from the raw bar and a burger with fried onion strings.

    The Corcoran Group · May 21, 2010
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  • New York Habitat

    The burgers here are awesome and they're made even better when paired with the onion strings. Good for a casual lunch or dinner. Keep an eye out for the old school bathrooms as well.

    New York Habitat · November 30, 2011
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  • Rich G.

    Get the Cadillac Burger, named by Nat King Cole, because he called it the "Cadillac of burgers". He was right, it is one of the best burgers in NYC. Throw in some home fries and you'll be very happy.

    Rich G. · October 25, 2010
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  • WillMcD

    The beer comes in mid size mugs and the burgers are incredible. Go with simply bun w/ a little extra. don't over do it. I love it here.

    WillMcD · October 23, 2012
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  • Brian C.

    Go to PJ Clarke's and order any burger you want. Don't be ashamed to devour it in less than a minute. Also be sure to get French Fries (taste like McD fries) or Onion Strings

    Brian C. · March 13, 2009
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  • Debbie W.

    Bacon Cheeseburger is all you need to know.

    Debbie W. · January 28, 2010
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  • Time Out New York

    The no-frills cheeseburger features six ounces of seared ground chuck and raw onion on a white bun, customizable with cheese and add-ons such as avocado, butcher’s chili and béarnaise sauce. (RC) Read more

    Time Out New York · August 7, 2013
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  • Octavio M.

    The first!

    Octavio M. · August 24, 2011
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  • Paul O.

    Nobody on this modern age would make urinals this glorious. check them out.

    Paul O. · July 10, 2009
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  • Siobhan Q.

    Mad Men Season 1 "Hobo Code": Peggy & the Sterling Cooper Gang celebrate a successful pitch here.

    Siobhan Q. · April 5, 2012
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  • Welcome to College

    If your college visits bring you to the big city, find a few minutes to grab a bite and watch world go by at PJ Clarke's. The burgers, the mac & cheese, the raw bar...you cannot go wrong here!

    Welcome to College · February 4, 2011
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  • Caty B.

    THANK YOU PJ CLARKE's...for a turkey burger worth the $!

    Caty B. · October 29, 2010
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  • Greg M.

    The Cadillac is where it's at

    Greg M. · May 20, 2010
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  • Nataly C.

    Year after year, decade after decade, P.J.’s has always been, quite simply: The place. If you live in New York, P.J. Clarke’s needs no introduction.

    Nataly C. · July 29, 2013
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  • IWalked Audio Tours

    P.J. Clarke’s is a historic NYC saloon that opened in 1884. It is named for one of its former owners, an Irish immigrant named Patrick J. Clarke (not the original owner). More site history via<LINK> Read more

    IWalked Audio Tours · November 24, 2012
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  • NYHistory

    Named after the Irish emigrant, Patrick J. Clarke, P.J. Clarke's was established in 1884. Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, and the Kennedys were all said to be regulars at this bar.

    NYHistory · July 24, 2012
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  • Fred

    BEST BURGER EVER

    Fred · July 13, 2013
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  • Ahmed N.

    The Burger and Cheesecake is superb ..

    Ahmed N. · February 18, 2013
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  • Andrew D.

    Should you be drinking here now that they fired Doug Quinn, NY's Best Bartender?

    Andrew D. · June 28, 2012
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  • Frank S.

    One of New York's All-Time Great Bars and one of Frank's favorites.. They say PJ Clarke's inspired One For My Baby famously sung by Frank, written by Johnny Mercer ... "Set Em Up Joe" Read more

    Frank S. · April 24, 2012
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  • Susan R.

    Great burgers, but amazing desserts. Warm apple cobbler is delicious, and I don't even like apple cobbler. Sweet cream cheesecake? God, yes. And always great service.

    Susan R. · January 25, 2012
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  • DPKM

    Bloodies and Burgers (specifically the Cadillac). And you gotta go with the tots.

    DPKM · November 18, 2011
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  • Ana R.

    Park Avenue Steak Tartar - simply the best!!!!

    Ana R. · September 4, 2011
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  • RDW

    the cadillac burger as good as always, with the great onion strings, and the heavy drinks that make people not be able to keep count of how many they have had, was definitely three Read more

    RDW · February 1, 2010
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  • Siobhan C.

    Blue cheese burger with fries.

    Siobhan C. · December 3, 2009
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  • Eduardo D.

    Very nice food and service! The chopped Sirloin is amazing! The Caddilac is very good but by the reviews I expected more.

    Eduardo D. · October 27, 2013
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  • Jumana I.

    Best burger in ny! Love it ❤

    Jumana I. · September 30, 2013
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  • Francis U.

    One of the best burgers. No nee to add anything other than cheese. So juicy!! The onion rings are great but huge portion (too much just for two).

    Francis U. · September 9, 2013
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  • Bea R.

    Come here for the raw bar and burguers.... VERY Good!

    Bea R. · April 17, 2013
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  • Chaz F.

    This is legitimately the best burger I've had in my life and I don't say that lightly. Get The Cadillac. Have a beer. Enjoy.

    Chaz F. · October 28, 2012
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  • Small Demons

    [B]eing that saloon where Ray Milland in his splendid evocation of Don Burnham, the unwriting writer, had drunk his drinks and dreamed his dreams.—Frederick Exley, A Fan's Notes Read more

    Small Demons · October 6, 2012
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  • Lisa

    Lincoln center is great for celebs+people watching especially during #NYFW

    Lisa · September 24, 2012
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  • Ian David M.

    Try the bloody mary, the burgers and why not some oysters?

    Ian David M. · September 7, 2012
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  • Bullfrog & Baum

    Get the “Cadillac”—no questions asked!

    Bullfrog & Baum · August 27, 2012
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  • Dawn P.

    Kitchen's open till 3am!

    Dawn P. · November 14, 2011
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  • Adam L.

    Top 5 burgers in the city.

    Adam L. · November 8, 2011
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  • Melissa K.

    I like the Third Ave. location best. Try the burger with bearnaise and the bubble & squeak.

    Melissa K. · May 22, 2010
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  • jenn c.

    get the lump jumbo crab cake sandwich. deeelish!!

    jenn c. · February 22, 2010
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  • Ken Z.

    try the raw bar, burgers, and cougars

    Ken Z. · April 12, 2009
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  • Rodrigo M.

    Burger: medium, w/ American cheese, lettuce, tomato and béarnaise sauce on the side. And fries.

    Rodrigo M. · March 21, 2009
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  • Alexandros C.

    Probably the best burgers in NYC!! Definitely don't miss it and you shall visit over and over again!! Bar is great too for after work drinks! A don't miss spot in NYC!!

    Alexandros C. · 2 weeks ago
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  • Civ V.

    It's a simple concept. Classic great food! Barish atmosphere. Loved it you will too.

    Civ V. · March 1
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  • Mario 4.

    il cheeseburger col bacon, come lo chiamava Nat King Cole, è il Cadillac dei cheeseburger... quindi sai già cosa scegliere!

    Mario 4. · February 24, 2011
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  • Anne C.

    O melhor cheese Cake do MUNDO!

    Anne C. · September 24, 2011
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  • Bia S.

    Melhor hambúrguer... Melhor astral!

    Bia S. · June 28, 2012
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  • Nikita F.

    Одна из самых древних закусочных nyc. сходите именно сюда этот здесь с 19 века

    Nikita F. · May 20, 2012
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  • Carlos J.

    Un lugar con historia y mucho encanto, se puede comer desde ostras a una buena hamburguesa. La cheesecake, brutal.

    Carlos J. · August 25, 2011
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  • Anabel V.

    La cerveza más popular en NY es Blue Moon! Deliciosa!!!!

    Anabel V. · 3 weeks ago
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