P.J. Clarke's

P.J. Clarke's

Pub, Burger Joint, and Restaurant · Midtown East
915 3rd Ave (at E 55th St), New York, NY 10022, United States
Open until 4:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 11:30 AM–4:00 AM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:

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.


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    Sinan O.
    "The cadillac burger + new york cheesecake = nirvana"(11 Tips)
    Rich G.
    "... Burger, named by Nat King Cole, because he called it the "Cadillac of..."(5 Tips)
    Spot 2.
    "Everyone is looking for the best burger in NYC."(4 Tips)
    Caty B.
    "THANK YOU PJ CLARKE's...for a turkey burger worth the $!"(4 Tips)
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  • burgers
  • french fries
  • cheeseburgers
  • nat king cole
  • lively
  • mac & cheese
  • cheesecake
  • oysters
  • clarke s
  • steak
  • cocktails
  • crab cakes
  • authentic
  • good for a late night
  • shellfish
  • good for groups
  • tater tots
  • beer
  • cozy
  • sandwiches
  • Brice S.

    Vote for your favorite beer. Earn $500 in ALCOHOL!! Read more

    Brice Samba · 6 days ago
  • Myer

    Shepherd's pie is phenomenal. Wash it down with 3 pints of Guinness (at least). Preferably in the middle of the day.

    Myer · 1 week ago
  • Denis M.

    Awesome! Nice old pub with authentic interior. The cadilac burger good. Very quick, moderate prices

    Denis Moskalets · October 17
  • Carl-Adam S.

    Oysters lobster mac and cheese

    Carl-Adam Scheele · October 6
  • Sinan O.

    The cadillac burger + new york cheesecake = nirvana

    Sinan Onceler · September 11
  • L B.

    Good for happy hour and great cheeseburger

    L Brady · August 20
  • Jennifer A.

    One of the best 'classic New York' bars in town. It certainly has the best personality of any place in East Midtown. Nice mix of old-skool charm and modern(ish) food/drink.

    Jennifer Anderson · August 14
  • Jacob R.

    Jam packed with tourists, PJ Clarkes works for burgers and beers but not much else.

    Jacob Rosenberg · August 3
  • William N.

    The burgers are great, but the macaroni and cheese is better.

    William Nelligan · July 31
  • Kaitlyn P.

    burgers and shoestring onion rings are awesome

    Kaitlyn Pezik · July 12
  • Javier L.

    Cadillac burger, and everything

    Javier Lorenzo · June 29
  • Milind O.

    Good location and good beer! What more can you ask for!!

    Milind Oke · June 24
  • Abby T.

    Great salads.

    Abby T. · May 29
  • Booie

    Yummy burgers

    Booie · May 21
  • Trae F.

    Cheers! I love this place. Feels like you've gone back to a bygone era in here.

    Trae F · May 17
  • Ariadna G.

    very good hamburgers in a nyc's classic! we had the apple pie too (really really good!!)

    Ariadna Grané · March 31
  • Ariadna G.

    Very good hamburgers! and delicious apple pie for dessert! full of people so be prepared to wait around 20 min for a table

    Ariadna Grané · March 30
  • Erik C.

    A piece of history old beautiful exposed brick. Old bar. The food was american Classic comfort. Drinks were strong but fairly priced. The staff was attentive. Food was awesome. A must do!!

    Erik Cintron · March 30
  • Michelle A.

    Blue cheese lovers need to try the BBQ Blue Cheese Burger, it's even better than the Cadillac. Shoe string onion rings are great as well.

    Michelle Alexander · March 26
  • Russell H.

    Old school nyc no doubt, good burgers absolutely, raw bar bonus, go see the another historic burger on 73

    Russell Hirschorn · March 21
  • Thor E.

    Burger is good. Not amazing but still really good.

    Thor Ernstsson · March 19
  • Ben R.

    The cheeseburger.

    Ben R · March 5
  • gina

    Crab cake :o

    gina · February 15
  • camila i.

    Best burgers

    camila ibarra · January 30
  • Timothy S.

    Wow so expensive

    Timothy Swarbrick · January 12
  • Explore L.

    Our critic reviewed P.J. Clarke's and enjoyed the "Cadillac" burger. Read more

    Explore Long Island · January 8
  • Lily

    Everything is a la carte. Quality burgers, great clientele.

    Lily · January 8
  • Ian H.

    Burgers, raw bar, tater tots maybe best ever. Beers drinks etc. Place is all time

    Ian Hanley · January 4
  • tiffany f.

    Burgers here are awesome.... You can never go wrong..

    tiffany fields · December 27, 2014
  • Gabriel G.

    Try "the Cadillac". ;)

    Gabriel Giambastiani · December 24, 2014
  • Andrea M.

    Always busy and have to wait long...

    Andrea M Gaxiola · December 19, 2014
  • Kimmie O.

    Must get a burger here!!

    Kimmie Ohh · December 17, 2014
  • Rami A.

    The cheese burger is brilliant! One of my all time favorites. Medium done, it melts in your mouth, and the partially fried pickles were the best part. The fries were excellent too.

    Rami Al-Khowaiter · December 12, 2014
  • Djaniella D.

    "The Cadillac" is honestly one of the best burgers I've ever had! Reasonable price for a juicy, delicious burger.

    Djaniella D. · December 10, 2014
  • Nicolette R.

    One of the best burgers in the city. 🍔

    Nicolette Romero · December 9, 2014
  • Yousef S.

    Deffenitly the best burger in New York

    Yousef S Alrajhi · November 29, 2014
  • Untapped Cities

    In the 1940s Johnny Mercer wrote his song One For My Baby on a napkin at P.J. Clarke’s, and a young Sinatra regularly ended nights here. Read more

    Untapped Cities · November 8, 2014
  • Annie A.

    New management completely ruined this place. Perfect example of don't fix what's not broken. Food has gotten worse, more expensive for less value... Bring Back the old pig...

    Annie Alfstad · November 8, 2014
  • Andre P.

    Great fries!

    Andre Pires · November 1, 2014
  • Carlos

    One of the oldest and best pubs in NY. Taste benedict eggs, it's magnifique! Olé!

    Carlos · October 21, 2014
  • Jon W.

    great food, even late at night --say hello to Brian, a fine fellow, and professional barkeeper

    Jon Williams · October 12, 2014
  • Jon h.

    Excellent burger. Very similar to other old school burger joints like J.G. Melon. If it's your first time, go for the cadillac.

    Jon hoffman · September 11, 2014
  • Javier L.

    The Cadillac, best burger in NYC!!! We love it

    Javier Lorenzo · September 2, 2014
  • ℰℓenaᶳᵘ²

    Very good burgers, Mac and cheese, sweet potato fries and pastrami sandwich. Their cheesecake is excellent. Recommend stopping in for lunch.

    ℰℓenaᶳᵘ² · September 1, 2014
  • Mat M.

    The Cadillac burger here is a no frills simple and delicious burger, in a very cool old NYC space

    Mat M · August 19, 2014
  • Steve P.

    The "you can't get anything bad" establishment

    Steve Pessah · August 17, 2014
  • Luis M.

    If it's your first time here, you MUST have the Cadillac and the Cheesecake, you won't regret it!

    Luis Mendoza · August 17, 2014
  • eric f.

    Amazingly amazing town Bloody Mary. Go for the bloody standard.

    eric freid · August 9, 2014
  • Pierre v.

    The burgers are simple, but the meat is really delicious. Also, their size is reasonable, not huge. The fries are great!

    Pierre van Medge · August 8, 2014
  • Brendan O.

    The burgers are classic here! No frills with shoestring fries!!

    Brendan O'Leary · August 6, 2014

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