The Clocktower

4.6
1408 reviews
$50 and over
English

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
30 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were disappointed that the round loaf of bread was not available - one of our favorites. The sticky toffee pudding was the most authentic we’ve had in the USA. The chicken/duck liver was so silky and delicious! Always fabulous service!

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CatM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, loved the bar. The food was very good, loved the sticky toffee pudding. Attentive and friendly service. Great anniversary date night.

SD
ShivaD
Seattle
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the food to the service, our party enjoyed it all. Andrew helped us pick great dishes for us to share. Nothing missed.

SD
SamanthaD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my husband here for his birthday for a true Michelin star experience and The Clocktower exceeded our expectations! From the ambience, to the cocktails, to the stunning food—everything was five stars! An incredible tucked away NY date night spot!

DG
vipDianaG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Service and food not up to pre Covid stantards

DM
DiegoM
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SUPERB! The Food was excellent and the service great! Wonderful experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad to be back at the ClockTower with the professionals in hospitality industry !!

Amazing service with a wonderful menu perfectly prepared.
One of the BEST NYC experiences in dining !

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner, service was amazing and we love the decor

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vipTodPat
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Club or pub? After a year-and-a-half COVID shutdown, Clocktower had reopened just the day before our visit. Through the relatively buzzy urban/contemporary downstairs cocktail lounge, we headed upstairs to what appeared a grand, private London “gentleman’s club—soaring, wood-paneled dining room, cozy fireplace, British-genre paintings, separate billiard room and a 2nd bar. But looking closer at the uncovered tables, bare wood floors and the pub-like bar, we were a bit confused. And maybe that was the point. Elegant scale, casual seating. Formal service, warm vibe (thanks to our charming server, Vinicius). Straightforward gastro-pub menu, prepared for refined tastes.

I’m looking forward to going back as Clocktower gains momentum (there were only three other tables being served on the night we went). At the same time, there’s plenty to enjoy—like the unharried staff and low noise level—before the crowds rush in.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Bday cake cutting fee of $8 per person if u bring your own

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Service was slow despite an empty dining room.

JL
JerryL
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brunch time gem.

J
Junior
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Very Very Noisy. Music is blasting from the bar downstairs. Food was average and not very creative. During a long wait for food to arrive I noticed that food being served did not stop any ongoing conversations or leave an impression. Chicken looked a lot like Applebee's. To ensure that I left with a memorable experience the waitress screwed up my bill by giving herself a $75 tip for a $140 meal. Maybe the noise was so loud that she couldn't hear herself think in this restaurant owned by chain owner Steven Starr. Met friends at Juniors later that night. No one talks when cheesecake arrives.

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CasaB
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience2

I was a bit disappointed by the Clock tower for multiple reasons. First the table setting was not proper to a Michelin star restaurant as it was without sheets secondly we taught the value to money paid was poor as we paid a lot and the food was kind of common (hamburger, lobster,...) and third the place is really noisy.

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Roundabout
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Whilst the food was excellent, we felt 'rushed' as diners. The waiting staff were a mixture of extremely competent and professional and the opposite, couldn't be bothered and didn't care. For a michelin star restaurant our expectations were far higher than the experience was in reality.

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EmilyVanderhyde
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Clocktower was one of the best meals of our lives. We had lunch here as a special meal on our honeymoon, and we felt swept up in such a warm and welcome experience from the moment we reached our table. The sommelier brought us two incredible glasses of champagne on the house, the staff checked in on us and were so lovely throughout our entire meal, and they gave us complimentary bon bons at the end of a truly beautiful meal. The food was decadent, the staff was lovely, and we felt totally welcomed and cared for. Our favorite dish was the Berners Tavern Mac and Cheese, and my husband fell in love with the Lancaster Chicken. Every bite of our three course meal was perfect. We will definitely come back on our anniversaries. We're so happy we dined here.

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StephenF
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I went there for business breakfast meeting. It is perfect for that purpose. The food was very good, service excellent and while not inexpensive, it was a value.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Very fancy but also fun for a quick casual drink.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience4

Had eggwhite omlete that was overcooked abs rubbery. Very dissapointing

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gegr5453
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

The food was excellent but the noise level was so high that it was impossible to have a conversation. That is why we might never go back there.

DE
DEE55
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. The service was equally as good. Loved the old work decore of the restaurant and bar. Sounds crazy but the ceiling was so ornate I was looking up at it half the night.

RC
RosalindC
Detroit
24 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an upscale place so expect to pay a bit. However, it is well worth the cost. It is a fabulous place. The food was truly outstanding. The risotto was the best I have ever had! And my cousin said the same thing about the skate fish. The service was great. They were very attentive. We mentioned that we were celebrating our daughter and they gave us complimentary champagne and chocolates! They made us feel very special. We really enjoyed our dinner there and I definitely recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very interesting tasty and somewhat novel food. Delightful "clubby" atmosphere. Enough interaction with other patrons to enhance the experience without being intrusive. Very fair pricing. Excellent service. Fits in well with the trendy upscale hotel in which it is located.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Appealing British Club atmosphere with walls lined with interesting photos. Just enough conversation heard at surrounding tables to add ambiance. Novel food preparations, all attractively presented. Everything extremely tasty. Very attentive service. My wife and I went both for a dinner and a lunch and enjoyed both very much, considerably more than a much more "buxxy" restaurant that we went to for our second night's dinner. Prices were very reasonable considering the Michelin star.

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Houstonfoodie
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The atmosphere, food and staff was fantastic. My only negative is that I wish the menu was more extensive or diverse.
Overall a fantastic place, incredible decor, delicious food, wonderful presentation and attentive staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my bf b-day and everything was just spectacular! Food quality was amazing, people were very attentive to us - they wrote a handwritten note Happy birthday for him!
Thank you so much for such an amazing celebration!

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Fantastic
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for an anniversary dinner and it was fantastic. Great service and wonderful atmosphere with delicious food.

VA
VidA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great recommendations by the staff. Loved our time there.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience1

Didn’t enjoy the atmosphere or the plating. The food was good, but the price for the service, atmosphere, and food quantity was too high.

MS
MichealS
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING FOOD !!!!!! Expensive but worth every cent!! The people working there did a great job. Very friendly and outgoing. I can’t wait to go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Food didn’t justify the price

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would recommend again and again! Delicious. The Mac and cheese is to die for!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Starters fantastic, after the that very poor. We chose the Dover sole to share, this was a lump of rubber covered in butter. Fish should be a delicate dish, this needed a steak knife! The whipped potato was un edible, again swimming in butter. My wife tapped the fish to show the waiter how tough it was, a nice guy but he knew no different. For $120 main this was terrible, at best a $10 piece of fish cooked & then over cooked

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SaulW
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful dinner for our special occasion. We were treated like royalty.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I don't normally leave reviews, but our meal at The Clocktower was honestly one of the worst we've had at a restaurant ever. When we first sat down, a waiter came over, handed us our menus and asked us what kind of water we would like. He didn't introduce himself or welcome us to the restaurant, etc, and he came back in a bit and said, 'Have you decided on an appetizer?' Luckily the sommelier was very helpful, and several other waiters seemed to have a better grasp on service and how to interact with their patrons. In addition, and more importantly, the food was just not that good. I have to say that I'm surprised this restaurant has a Michelin star. As an appetizer, I ordered the Hudson Valley Foie Gras And Chicken Liver Parfait. I didn't realize until I received my main course that only the Chicken Liver Parfait was served to me during the appetizer portion of the meal because when they brought out my main course - Duck, (which was so tough, I struggled to cut a couple of bites before I gave up) they also brought out my Foie Gras that was missing from my appetizer on a separate plate, all by itself! What? My husband ordered the Pork Chop and it was so salty he couldn't eat it. We ended up going downstairs to The Edition Hotel bar and ordering a burger and fries which was absolutely delicious. That, BTW, deserved a Michelin star.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, wine and food!! All around a great experience. My wife and I had an amazing time. Thank you for making her birthday as special as I wanted it to be.

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vipenricos
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Seevice is not a One star michelin experience

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience, the ambience was great and the food was delicious. They even prepared complimentary Prosecco and chocolates for our anniversary.

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vipDan12345
18 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Terribly poor service. Server didn’t speak English properly. Brought breakfast without toast and eggs came 10mins apart. Asked for milk twice and didn’t arrive. Asked another server who brought it stating away. My tip reflected the poor experience. I stay at the hotel regularly too, but will be looking for an alternative breakfast spot moving forward.

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The Clocktower is rated 4.6 stars by 1408 OpenTable diners.

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