Above: Original sign posted at PJ Clarke’s 55th Street until the 1960s when a group of women marched in and took it down. We’ve been here ever since.
We’ll start our list of the best restaurants near Lincoln Center with a New York institution since 1884. P.J. Clarke’s location on the Upper West Side is also steps away from Lincoln Center. This classic American joint has been around for a long time. The decor is decidedly retro and features checkered table cloths and […]
Mayor Jim Kenney and former Gov. Ed Rendell joined P.J. Clarke’s owner Phil Scotti and Keystone Property founder Bill Glazer Friday morning to announce a Philadelphia location of the New York City staple at the corner of the Curtis Center at Sixth and Walnut streets. Read article
This is one of New York’s greatest old-school barrooms. In the early evening, you’re almost guaranteed to see a few finance types knocking back pints of ale, but really, P.J. Clarke’s is a cocktail bar first and foremost. Order a perfect Manhattan or a Martini, and after a few rounds, treat yourself to a cheeseburger. […]
There exists a handful of restaurants that have withstood the test of time in NYC, and for good reason. These places are loaded with history, stories, and some of the most delicious grub in the city. These 21 classic NYC restaurants are the oldest still around and will surely remain for decades more to come. […]
Back in the 1950s, jazz icon Nat King Cole famously dubbed the bacon cheeseburger at P.J. Clarke’s the “Cadillac of hamburgers.” But as executive chef Michael DeFonzo explains, the burger was on menu at the famous saloon long before that, since the late 1930’s. He can tell a truly old school patron because they still […]
One of the oldest joints on our list, P.J. Clarke’s opened in 1887 and has been delighting diners ever since. This celebrity haunt (the “owner” of table No. 20 was Frank Sinatra, and his picture still hangs there) serves shoestring-style, fresh-cut French fries that are cooked to golden perfection and simply seasoned with salt. Read […]