[NEW YORK] - PJ Clarke's: The best pre-theater bites

American Cuisine is a melting pot of international flavours, partly owed to its rich history with immigrants in the early centuries.Located across from one of New York's premier cultural institutions, Lincoln Center, P. J. Clarke's has a long standing history in the city since the late 20th Century. 

Established in 1884 as a saloon and later purchased by Irish immigrant Patrick J. Clarke, the restaurant has been winning the hearts of celebrities and food critics with their most signature burgers.


The ambiance of the restaurant is great, not too loud and the service is quick and attentive. Either you are coming for food or just a glass of two, you will absolutely love it here!


Maryland Crab Cake $18.60

This is a mind-blowing dish I'd say. The Crab Cake stays true to its authentic flavour of Maryland. Using fresh Jumbo lump as the filling, you can really taste the natural sweetness of the crab meat. the crab cake is not overmixed, it's simple yet very well-seasoned. I also love the crunchy crust that is brought on by fried bread crumbs. It is definitely a dish that's gonna amaze diners of all ages!

Warm Lobster Cobb $29.70

Cobb salad is a traditional American dish, and this time it has a fancy addition of lobster. It is so tasteful and colourful. Other ingredients include avocado, cucumber, bacon, egg, buttermilk bleu, tomato and bibb lettuce, which is quite sumptuous. Besides, the amount of lobster meat is very impressive.

Hamburger is one of the classic yet easy comfort food in life, and here you can find a splendid list of the "CLARKE BURGERS" such as the signature "Cadillac" burger and Triplestack Cheeseburger. So for the main course, it naturally comes to the burgers. Among all the choices, the Wagyu Prime Burger goes next level and so here we go! 

Wagyu Prime Burger with Shoestring Fries $26.10 

The around 5-6 ounce patty made from Wagyu short rib blend is cooked to medium-rare, so it is extremely tender and juicy. What makes the burger special is its simplicity. It is served on a Brioche bun, inside you will find ingredients such as sautéed mushroom and caramelised onion. The overnight tomato jam makes a lovely condiment to the burger, as the flavour of the Wagyu patty can actually stand out. 

      Goose Island English Style IPA Chicago $8 / Brooklyn Lager $8

The list of beer is not long, but it allows customers to choose the best and fresher beers. These two glasses are 
Goose Island English Style IPA from Chicago and a local beer from Brooklyn, New York. The IPA has a rich citrus aroma and a bitter-sweet taste. Brooklyn Lager, the Brewery's flagship label, has a refreshing and clear texture with hoppy aroma and light malt flavour.

Overall, P. J. Clarke's offer an extensive menu with mid-range prices. They have some good beers and a nice bar here. So whether you come before or after enjoying a performance at the Lincoln Center, why not stop by and grab some nice beers and bites? Highly recommended to make a reservation in advance due to their high popularity.

P. J. Clarke's
Address: 44 W 63rd St, New York, NY 10023, USA
Phone: +1 212-957-9700
Website: pjclarkes.com


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