P.J. Clarke's DC
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.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Trio of Mini Burgers
Clarke, Cadillac Clarke with Cheese
Handmade Tater Tots
Cheddar, Russets, Spiced Ketchup
Great service. Love the outdoor seating. Please bring back the crab cakes!
Not any fault of the restaurant but my team ate outside dining and the traffic noise and construction was very loud. But we were happy.
Food and drinks were very good. We had a nice dinner there with family that was visiting from out of town and they also enjoyed it.
Great service and food.
Nice place for dinner! We are from out of town and came with a group of 15. We were happily accommodated without issue (with a 6pm reservation) and seated between two parallel tables of 6. The food was delicious and the staff was very friendly and professional. Overall it was outstanding and a very good experience. I would highly recommend!!
For us, PJ Clarke's is as much about location as the quality of its fare. It's up to the task of providing a satisfactory or better meal in the ambiance of your choice — pub (indoors) or al fresco (outdoors). We wouldn't seek out PJ Clarke's as a destination restaurant, but it sure his the spot for a quick lunch or dinner if you have other business mid-town. Located on the outer end of Black Lives Matter Plaza, photo ops of the White House and the Washington Monument are plentiful a few steps away.
All the service was wonderful. Our server, Ray was friendly and attentive. We traveled from Chicago and enjoyed learning about DC from Ray. Overall, both of our meals were among the best of our trip to DC - comparing to Le Diplomat, Ebbots and Hamilton…. We had the salmon entree and chopped salad. Thanks for a lovely time at your restaurant.
The food and service was excellent! It was so wonderful to finally get back with friends and eat at a nice restaurant. Located directly on Black Lives Matter plaza which adds to the experience.
Good very good as was service.
I loved this place! They are so friendly and attentive. Very comfortable atmosphere and great for kids as well. The food was good. The burgers were a little salty but still a pretty enjoyable meal. Would definitely return.
Great food great service great host great spot
I used to love this place, but my latest experience left me underwhelmed. Looks like they have gone down a bit since the pandemic. Their menu has changed some, making the prices higher. The service was not the greatest. I am not sure if I will be frequenting this place anymore.
Excellent for business lunches! I would recommend this restaurant to local families and tourists as well.
Especially liked the carafe of iced tea
Nice location, excellent service and good sized portions of very good food.
Yummy as always!!
Server was kind and attentive at first, but slow to follow up after meals arrived. We waited very long and were never offered dessert menus and two in our party had to leave. The food was good but the hamburger trio was very small, too petite in my opinion. I had the chopped salad and added shrimp; salad was good but the shrimp needed seasoning. No fresh ground pepper was offered to any at the table. It was a friend's birthday so not having an offer of dessert after we were there for two hours sort of bummed me out; I had noted on the reservation that we were there for a birthday.
Gabriel and our hostess were fantastic. Food great
We were celebrating our daughter’s college graduation. It was a great venue for a large group. Thank you!!
great lunch on the veranda, good food, attentive service
Very good. Thank you for the outdoor seating. I’ll be back soon.
So glad PJ Clarke’s is open again. They have created one of the nicest outdoor experiences I have seen. One of the nicest, best uses of outdoor settings there is.
The staff member — Kevin — made it an especially sensational lunch for me and my 16 year old son. This is a classic Washington-New York pub-plus. Glad to have them back.
The outdoor dining at Black Lives Matter Plaza is very nice with a wonderful view of the Washington monument. Service is top drawer. The warm lobster Cobb salad is a favorite. And they have my favorite bourbon.
One of the best stores in this chain. Creative, tasty lunch menu along with reliable staples; excellent service and fair price/value. Will return again.
Reliable, decent food presented in a high-end manner in a casual setting.
Excellent service and food
Drink order fell through the cracks, server needed to be reminded
Good food and attentive service.
Nothing about the restaurant is memorable -- while not bad, not worth a return visit
Food was very Good. Steak s and burgers were Great! Cream spinach was bland.
Our waiter Travis was excellent!
Only issue was that it's a bit dark in there. Food was outstanding. Homemade tater tots!! And the brussel sprouts as a side is amazing. Great service and quality.
The service was great. The food was delicious. Our waiter, Bobby, was attentive and knowledgeable about the specials for the evening. We will be back.
Experience was solid. I will visit again.
We were at lunch celebrating a co-worker's last day. We enjoyed the food very much. It was a wonderful lunch and the service was excellence. Our server was very polite, courteous, and attentive. thank you,
Possibly the best oysters in DC. A rotating menu keeps return visits interesting. Consistently excellent. We meet here monthly for lunch and it never disappoints.
One of my favorite eateries when I'm in DC.
Convenient, friendly, well trained staff, and well prepared food.
Great wait service, nice table settings and great mixed drinks from the bar. Very affordable with good variety of food options. Waiter made great recommendations. Very attentive and left us nothing to be desired. Perfect location across from The St. Regis hotel
Solid food, good service. Recommend. Great for after work drinks.
P.J. Clarke's DC does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. P.J. Clarke's DC also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 463-6610.
P.J. Clarke's DC is rated 4.6 stars by 1161 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.