P.J. Clarke’s


Address: 915 Third Avenue , New York , US
Website: pjclarkes.com
Phone: 212 317 1616

P.J. Clarke’s flagship location on Third Avenue is the original of three New York locations. The Times has described it as “the Vatican of Saloons,” and though it’s grown since Patrick Joseph Clarke opened the doors in 1884, the famous bar has remained virtually unchanged. It’s where Johnny Mercer penned “One for My Baby” and also served as the backdrop for Billy Wilder’s The Lost Weekend. In addition to rich history, you’ll encounter excellent menu items like appetizers of yellowfin tuna tartare tacos and a mezze plate, and mains of grilled chicken paillard and Meyer ranch steaks. There’s also a great wine list, though it’s a kid-friendly place overall.