P J Clarke’s

P J Clarkes Seafood Restaurant

 

 

 

Imagine my surprise when I found out that PJ’s is a chain and not a one of a kind restaurant?  Looking at the assortment of Virginian oysters and the lone New York Blue Points (that I was certain they had on hand because they were readily available all around DC) this place seemed right at home a short walk away from the White House and the other buildings housing the elite of the US Government.  The chilled seafood was on ice directly in front of the section of marble bar where I was seated with the best Manhattan I’ve had in years.  Lobster, crab legs and oysters.

I decided upon the Shooting Point Salts, Broadwater Salt, and Chincoteague’s.  I had three each plus another type I can’t remember.  Amazing! They were so clean and fresh and shucked to perfection.  There were no shell fragments to worry about.  I should have had a vodka martini to wash them down with but my bourbon was killer!

The house made tater tots with house made spicy ketchup was perfect bar food to watch the Olympics.  The service was outstanding.  My bartender even gave me a bunch of the bourbon soaked cherries I enjoyed so much in my drink.   A look at the menu made me wish I hadn’t eaten so much earlier but not to worry.  I used to work and live in the DC area and have family and friends there.  I will return better prepared next time with an empty stomach and a full wallet.  After about an hour in this place, neither will leave in the same condition!

 

 

 

16th and K streets NW

Washington, DC 20006

www.pjclarkes.com

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