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P.J. Clarke's DC

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Contemporary
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1600 K Street, NW, Washington DC, DC 20006 (16th / K Street NW)
+1 202-463-6630
11:00 - 23:30
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Sun 11:00 - 23:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 01:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Tynong, Australia
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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Service was brilliant, even if it was at 10.45pm. Gorgeous establishment. Thoroughly enjoyed a beer with sliders after a long day on the road.

Thank Nicole W
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food and cocktails at P.J Clarkes was great,the service was quick and friendly and the staff knew the menu very well. The restaurant was clean and finished to a high standard. The atmosphere was great and was situated in a good location.

Thank Travels164
Rockville, Maryland
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a nice lunch last week. There are a lot of choices on the menu but the prices are on the higher side. The staff is very friendly but didn't come around that often. Very good location close to the White House.

Thank kansch7
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our meal was perfect. Service, perfect. Mom and I had a great time in a fantastic atmosphere! I'm a huge Disney fan, so the greenhouse from his estate being inside was an unexpected delight!!

Thank Jenn S
Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love PJ Clarke's. The service, food and drinks are fantastic. You never have to wait more than a minute for your glass to be filled with fresh icy water and your order for drinks taken. It is great quality and value. The menu is varied and the atmoshere is warm and welcoming.

Thank Jindybug
Reston, Virginia
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43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I went here after an event in DC expecting a taste of NYC. Although the food and service was more than good, items missing from the menu were disheartening. It was a cold early evening (around Happy Hour although that was not our interest), and besides dinner a bowl of their Chili was on our wish list... More 

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sierra vista,az
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Great location up from the white house. Great lobsters rolls and well worth the price. We will be going the again in June and will visit it again.

Thank lorraine077
Wallkill, New York
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195 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

We were looking for a decent pub in the downtown area and came across PJ Clarke's. The place is busy and the food was pretty good, but a little pricey. I had the Mahi Mahi Tacos, which were a little spicy. Others in my party had soup and salad, which they said was good. Service was good. Burgers were around... More 

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Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Amazing burgers - great french onion soup - tasty cocktail - great service - would go again to this downtown DC restaurant

Thank jamiecV5937PF
Fairfield, Connecticut
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We meet up with six friend for dinner and drinks. The menu is good and the have an excellent bar. They had extra seating down stairs which was perfect for our larger group.

Thank SailSunJay

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Contemporary
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
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
    (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
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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