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P.J. Clarke's DC

$$ - $$$American, ,
1600 K St NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-2806
+1 202-463-6630
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (18 reviews)
“burgers” (48 reviews)
“tater tots” (13 reviews)
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American, Bar, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1600 K St NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-2806
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was directly opposite our hotel - we ate there one evening. Food was really good as was our server and we the. Went back for lunch a couple of days later. The burgers are excellent.

Thank loobiloo20
Reviewed 5 days ago

P.J. Clarke's is an Easy walk from the white house and is a good place to take a break while on a walking tour. Close to a metro station also.

Thank gatortunor
Reviewed 5 days ago

Shared a light dinner with a friend. Great service and reasonable prices. Sandwiches were great. Quiet atmosphere.

Thank rsleland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had two meals in PJs while is was in Washington. The first time I had the Shepards Pie - It was brilliant, lovely flavour. The next time I had the Chicken Pie. It was terrible. I had to put so much salt and pepper...More

Thank Jeff M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to PJ Clarke's with a group of friends while in DC and had a great time. A fun place with lots of ambiance. As a vegan I wasn't sure what they'd have available for me. The waitress overheard my comment to a fellow diner...More

Thank Terry W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ran across the street to PJ Clarke's just after our White House visit. Everyone was starved but they fit all 10 of us. We really appreciated the manager setting up our seats after our call so we could start enjoying ourselves right away. The...More

Thank MRPozo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stumbled across this restaurant as it was across the road from our hotel and it certainly did not disappoint. It has a comprehensive menu with a wide variety of choices to satisfy all tastes. The absolute stand out was the excellent service and we...More

Thank petfam
Reviewed 10 February 2018

Good safe place to make a comfortable stop. Had Chicken Pot pie on a cold night and it was perfect. Prices ok for DC

Thank Daniel J
Reviewed 31 January 2018

Stopped by this place for lunch. Althouh this is one location of a few, the formula works and feels as if it is unique and authentic to this specific location. Great ambience, great food, very good service and fair pricing for the quality, quantity and...More

Thank PAC626
Reviewed 25 January 2018

We stumbled across this restaurant on our walk around Washington DC and really liked it. We ordered oysters to share as a starter which were gorgeous albeit a bit small compared to what I'm used to, and I had a prawn cocktail with a side...More

Thank kiwikirby
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29 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, Free Wifi, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1600 K St 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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