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P.J. Clarke's DC

€€ - €€€American, ,
1600 K Street, NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-2806
+1 202-463-6630
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
11:00 - 23:30All hours
American, Bar, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1600 K Street, NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-2806
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My sister and I ate here while waiting on our hotel room to be ready. The menu needs to be updated because they had things on it that were no longer available. All in all it was pretty good.

Thank Brandy C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What happened to the Delicious Grilled Asparagus?? I cannot believe someone would decide to remove the best side dish imaginable, Grilled Asparagus! We'd order P. J. Clarkes for lunch at the job and everyone always HAD to have the Grilled Asparagus! There's nothing like the...More

Thank ellejonz77
Rachel D, Public Relations Manager at P.J. Clarke's DC, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your enthusiastic response to our Fall Menu. [We are trying out Broccolini!] I will pass on your comments to our Culinary Director so they know how much you & your office loved the Grilled Asparagus. Hope we see you back...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here after getting into town. Great crab cakes, and fish and chips. Service was fantastic and we received our food fast!

Thank Robsp1965
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant was Ok, not amazing. There was a bit of sour smell when we arrived, the server was nice but I asked for a few things that she didn't respond to and the food was fine. Nothing exciting and it was expensive - even...More

Thank Catzmother
Rachel D, Public Relations Manager at P.J. Clarke's DC, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are disappointed that you did not experience the high quality service that we pride ourselves upon. We would very much like to make it up to you. If you're interested in connecting further please...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

P J Clarke’s is a great place to visit. The service is friendly, the food was good and the restaurant itself is really nice. I had the Mac & Cheese as an appetiser, the lobster roll for main and the whiskey bread pudding for dessert....More

Thank Stacey M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was hungry and needed a bite. Ventured and sat at the bar. Friendly service and good food. That's exactly what i was looking for. My steak was cooked to perfection.

Thank Michael K
Rachel D, Public Relations Manager at P.J. Clarke's DC, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience. We are so glad that your adventure in was exactly what you needed! Hope you come back again soon! Cheers, Rachel Delmar Director of Marketing rachel@clarkesgroup.com

Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Dinner here was good but not spectacular. There is something for everyone. The children’s menu could have better options rather than the usual chicken tenders. The amount of fries and vegetable sides are abundant. The portions of all proteins were also abundant. The taste of...More

Thank YBtravel
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Went there for dinner. The staff was friendly and the service was good. We liked the atmosphere of the place. The lighting was dimmed and it had a kind of old fashioned toughness to it. The food was good. I was especially pleased to see...More

Thank Gjespen
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Both had a different steaks from the menu, both cooked perfectly. Good size portions and fairly priced. Great spot out the front on kerbside, and served by a really nice lady, who helped recommend a decent drink. The whiskey sour was made well too! Good...More

Thank C B
Reviewed 19 October 2017

We were a bit disappointed by this DC version of one of our favorite NYC restaurant & bars. The look was the same and the menu was the same but the food simply wasn’t as good. For a Similar, but better experience, I prefer the...More

Thank dangerFlorida
Rachel D, Public Relations Manager at P.J. Clarke's DC, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. We are disappointed that you didn't enjoy your time at our D.C. location. If you're interested in connecting we'd love to chat with you further to makes sure this doesn't happen again & see if there...More

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28 October 2016|
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Response from Marty911 | Reviewed this property |
They have a special room you might ask about. In my view they could accommodate your group. Check the web for the prices. I thought they were reasonable.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1600 K Street, NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-2806
    (16th / K Street NW)
  • Public Transportation: Farragut North / Farragut West / McPhearson
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-463-6630
  • E-mail
K Street, the road to the White House, is also the proud home to P.J. Clarke’s—the storied American Saloon with a history that dates back to the late 1800s. The original P.J. Clarke’s in Manhattan has stood beneath rows of skyscrapers for nearly 130 years, collecting famous and infamous regulars. Appreciated for the convivial ambiance and classic fare, P.J. Clarke’s is the quintessential American Saloon.
In our nation’s capitol, the story continues as oak and mosaic floors, red leather banquets and walls lined with eccentric portraits and nostalgic photos contribute to a reassuring familiarity that is classic P.J.s, but also construe a distinct Washington sensibility. Seasoned bartenders make favorite classic cocktails the right way; dexterous shuckers ply the freshest shellfish at a marble topped Raw Bar; and the old-school, convivial dining room welcomes government A-listers, students and their families and visitors to our capitol.
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