TASTES| P.J. Clarke’s onion strings delight

Onion StringsOnion strings are a must if you visit P.J. Clarke’s.

It’s become a tradition. Mrs. F’s Uncle Steve journeys south from Buffalo every December for a real estate convention. Every December, we have a casual dinner with him.

The menu at P.J.’s, as I’ve written before, is classic American pub fare: Above-par burgers, oysters, pot pie, fish and chips and onion strings, one of my favorite appetizers of all time. Lightly battered and only slightly greasy, the P.J.’s variety are a must whenever I visit the great old gin mill on Third Avenue.

The food and the cocktails — the martinis are very serviceable and and the whiskys aren’t ever too short — are consistent. So is the people watching. This trip, we saw Katie Couric and Kris Marshall, the British fellow who played Colin in “Love Actually.”

Go then, and get thee a burger and some onion strings.

P.J. Clarke’s
915 Third Avenue at 55th Street
New York, New York 10022
(212) 317.1616

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