Posts Tagged ‘P.J. Clarke’s’

How D.C. Servers Are Secretly Profiling Diners

As soon as you enter a restaurant, the staff is sizing you up. In fact, they may have already Googled you.

Holiday Office Parties Go Big at D.C. Restaurants

Some companies throw down as much as $100,000 on their end of year festivities.

Shelling Out: Oyster Price Index

October means oyster season is back. But before you slurp away your paycheck, take a look at how the regular prices for a dozen bivalves compare at a dozen oyster and seafood-centric restaurants. Then consult our guide to finding $1 oyster happy hour deals below.

Name P.J. Clarke’s Signature Oyster

Looks like private-label oysters continue to be a thing. Hank's Oyster Bar's Jamie Leeds and Pearl Dive Oyster Palace's Jeff Black already have signature bivalves, harvested and named just for them. Now, P.J. Clarke's has partnered with War Shore Oyster Company to grow some of its own. The "cocktail sized" oysters are grown in the […]

Sidecar at P.J. Clarke’s Becomes Members-Only and Bans Photos

Apparently, it's trendy to make it difficult for people get into your restaurant or bar. This morning, we wrote about how Dupont's new Russian restaurant Mari Vanna is giving a small group of people keys to its front door for access to Monday night VIP parties. Last week, we took a look at Harold Black, […]

Maryland Crab Fakes

Maryland jumbo lump crab cake appears three times on the menu at seafood-centric American restaurant P.J. Clarke’s, at 16th and K streets NW. “Do you know where the crab in the crab cake comes from?” I ask our server as I order the $34 entrée, which consists of two fist-sized patties with tartar sauce and […]

Last Week’s Leftovers: Fiola’s Fritters, Martini Taxes, Lunch Deal Beefs

Dishes We Dug: Panelle (chickpea fritters, pictured) served like fried mozzarella sticks with a side of tomato sauce at Fiola; fried oysters with foie gras, duck confit and cornichons at the Queen Vic; short ribs braised in porter at Meridian Pint; the "Roasted Earl" (a heaping helping of roasted pork and roasted red peppers, slathered with […]

Sinatra Didn’t Dine Here

Boozy lunches and late-night binges, soaked up with Nat King Cole’s favorite burger, followed by the inevitable trips to Frank Sinatra’s favorite urinals—this is what dining at P.J. Clarke’s is supposed to be all about. The name alone should inspire a bleary-eyed hiccup or two. Fans of the AMC drama Mad Men will recognize the […]

Last Week’s Leftovers: Toki Talk, Rising Rio, Coca, Gelato

Dishes We Dug: The duru jjigee (marinated, spiced pork belly sauteed with kimchi and rice cakes, served with steamed tofu) at Mandu, grilled asparagus spears sprinkled with parmesan (instead of fries) at BGR: The Burger Joint, chicken curry hakata (ramen with chunks of fried chicken) at Toki Underground, tater tots at P.J. Clarke's. Overheard While […]

Changing Tables: The Atlas Room Opens on H Street NE

The latest in restaurant openings, closings, and highly unstable target dates. Coming Soon: Cafe Eagle, an Italian/Eritrean restaurant will soon be occupying the old Vegetate space at 1414 9th St. NW. (Prince of Petworth) Just what we need: another burger joint. Celebrity chef Bobby Flay plans to throwdown a Bobby's Burger Palace on K Street […]