Appreciated for its convivial ambiance and classic fare, P.J. Clarke's is the quintessential American Saloon.
K Street, the road to the White House, is also the proud home to P.J. Clarke's — the storied American Saloon with a history that dates back to the late 1800s. The original P.J. Clarke's in Manhattan has stood beneath rows of skyscrapers since 1884, collecting famous and infamous regulars.
In our nation's capital, the story continues as oak and mosaic floors, red leather banquettes, and walls lined with eccentric portraits and nostalgic photos contribute to a reassuring familiarity that is classic P.J.s, but with a distinct Washington air. 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 dining room welcomes government A-listers, students and their families, and visitors to our capital.