P.J. Clarke’s Opens Today

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Famed New York old school hot spot P.J. Clarke’s opens today in the old Olives spot at 16oo K Street. First opened in New York City in 1884, the original P.J. Clarke’s has a storied history that includes regulars like Jackie Kennedy, Nat King Cole, Buddy Holly and a mention or two in the seminal coming-of-age story, Coyote Ugly.

The Washington location will feature a large raw bar and a menu that focuses on mid-Atlantic favorites. You should expect over-sized entrees (no dainty tapas here), hearty soups and daily rotisserie specials such as local chicken, free-range turkey, pork and leg of lamb.

At the bar you probably won’t find any strawberry infused vodka or anything that would look natural in the hand of Paris Hilton, but you will find 14 wines by the glass and an array of well-known (and less well-known) beers on tap. Don’t be surprised to find the next Frank Sinatra bellied up to the bar, sipping a very un-Paris Hilton drink.

Ashley Messick

Ashley is a born and bred Washingtonian who left for college but came running back to the District as fast as her little legs could carry her. By day she is a Capitol Hill brat, but by night she is a lean, mean, eating machine. It’s her goal in life to steal Anthony Bourdain’s job…by whatever means necessary. Contact her at Ashley (at) welovedc (dot) com or follow her on Twitter.

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  1. You might want to mention that the original Clydes restaurant in Georgetown was modeled after P.J. Clarke’s.