P.J. Clarke’s

Low-lit culinary homage to stars and stripes

Mauricio Mestieri
Poached egg on toast

Longing for the Big Apple? You can track down a karaoke bar in Liberdade and butcher a few stanzas of ‘New York, New York’, or hit this São Paulo clone of the famous Manhattan establishment once frequented by Frank Sinatra. The NYC original created the ‘Cadillac’ burger, which was not only a favourite of the Chairman of the Board but also of Marilyn Monroe.

P.J. Clarke’s attempts to recreate (quite successfully) the post-war glory years sanctum of American authenticity, with tables draped in redchecked cloth – the old-style diner even had its chandeliers shipped over from New York. The ambience fits the home fries and the delicate onion rings perfectly. For dessert, the strawberry and raspberry cheesecake is exceptional, and short of flying 11 hours to Junior’s in Brooklyn, you won’t find anything else quite like it.

P.J. Clarke’s details

Address Rua Doutor Mário Ferraz 568

Itaim Bibi, São Paulo

Telephone (11) 3078 2965

P.J. Clarke’s website

Main courses R$26-$47; lunch R$37

Major cards accepted

Open noon-midnight Mon-Thu; noon-1am Fri; noon-1am Sat; 9.30am-midnight Sun



     If this map or any venue details are incorrect, please contact us

Other restaurants nearby

Bars nearby

Nightclubs nearby


blog comments powered by Disqus

© 2011 - 2016 Time Out Group Ltd. All rights reserved. All material on this site is © Time Out.