The Clocktower

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The Clocktower is a new restaurant from Stephen Starr and Michelin-starred chef and restaurateur Jason Atherton. It is located in Ian Schrager's Edition Hotel, located at 5 Madison Avenue (at 24th Street), in the iconic Met Life Tower building. The 88 seat, David Rockwell-designed restaurant serves contemporary cuisine with British sensibilities, classic and contemporary cocktails, and a diverse selection of wines, and local and global beers.

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The Infatuation
8.2

The Clocktower in the Edition Hotel is a Flatiron facsimile of a popular restaurant in London. And it works here just as well as it works over there.

Ratings 8.0-8.5:The best way to think about restaurants in the low to mid 8′s is that these are the places you would absolutely go back to, anytime. These restaurants are ones that you want to bring a friend to, just so they can also experience the duck carnitas, or burger, or whatever dish the place is known for.
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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Lovely and interesting atmosphere with multiple rooms, elegant decor, outstanding photography covers every inch of wall space. Brunch was lovely; not too pricey. I suspect lunch and dinner might break the bank.

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Caribbean
23 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Annoyed that I got an avocado toast (vegan here) and they charged me full rice with 2 boiled eggs. Money isn’t the issue is the fact that they charge u something they couldn’t even replace me with other vegetable or fruit

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Caribbean
23 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Avocado toast was good, is a acquaint place. Service took to long to make the order.... that said, the oatmeal and avocado toast where good. Good place, come with patience. Heard is a dinner place, check it outX as for breakfast is good but not a most

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was excellent, sommelier was great, but service was a little bit intrusive and rushed to clean the table even before finishing our meals. Great location and ambiance. Definitely will go back

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C
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I took my sister ( and niece) for birthday lunch and it could not have been nicer. Service and setting are wonderful. And food was also very good. They also brought out a special dessert with a candle for my sister’s birthday which was a very nice touch. Also not noisy at lunchtime.

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DO
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

If you want amazing service, great ambiance and interesting new food to experience, go here!

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AX
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

1. The bread is out of the world. The bread chef has put his heart and soul to create gorgeous-looking and tasty gem. I am not a big bread eater at a restaurant, but could not stop chowing down this thing!
The savory Maine Scallop appetizer has layers of textures and and tastes into it. It is another must-try.

2. Service Leaves a lot to be desired!! It was not a busy place with only 4 patrons in that dinning room during the entire lunch time. Nevertheless, I was sitting there for a while without being served with bread. I requested it after my appetizer had been served. No apology was ever made, whatsoever . I assume I, as an Asian, am not welcomed. The restaurant needs to offer race- sensitivity education to the employees.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic atmosphere, service and and food. I highly recommend this place!

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h
Los Angeles
70 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The Clocktower is an outstanding restaurant. I will happily go back. So let me get right to the few small comments I have: The restaurant is EXPENSIVE--and because it is expensive the tables need table cloths. The Clocktower should stop worrying about being cook and hip and have the tables provide the elegance that goes with the wimpy outstanding food. Table cloths would help with the echo in the dining room. It is not too loud just too reverberant. The prices are high and so that leads to my next comment: the portions are on the small side. I had Skate Wing, but I portion was only one wing, not the usual full two wings. At $39 this is not good. The wine list is very very expensive, moderate prices are there but not many. The Sommelier is outstanding and really knows his stuff. The service is efficient and the staff are all very sharp and charming. The dining room is dark wood, some flowers would help. I look forward to returning.

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a
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A superb restaurant for special occasions.

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F
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for dinner and ordered about 8 things and then split them all. Everything was wonderful. This place is a true gem

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MD
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

1st time ...awesome experience! I will definitely go back and highly recommend it.

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JC
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Even if the food wasn’t great, I would come for the atmosphere and to enjoy the photography collection. And the purple billiards table. But the food IS great. Look forward to returning soon.

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NC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food quality, presentation and choices were excellent. We chose the 3-course lunch and there are no limitations on what you can order. All was delicious. Could not have been more satisfied, particularly given that I had not heard of the restaurant before someone recommended it to my group.

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IP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great... Keep going back. Innovative food, but gets the most out of it...

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GL
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always exceptional! Great business and ladies who lunch...

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Terrific spot for w client dinner. Service was outstanding - sets a high bar. Just a little too expensive but my clients were happy.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect Mother’s Day brunch!

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L
Tampa
38 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great ambiance, great food, great service, the only downside option is the wine list, in a place like this they should have more varieties of international wines and not 85% French wine!!!

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AL
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always enjoy this place, the ambience is cozy and good food

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G
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing and service was impeccable. Pricy but worth it. I was pleasantly surprised.

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z
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The food was outstanding. The Mac & cheese with ox cheek was delightful. My Dry Aged New York Strip was very tasty. This was my second time in a month and I have to say the service level was outstanding.
I will be back again and again!

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A
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

I've been three times, but this last one was a late lunch. Service seemed a little confused. They were moving tables around while we ate. It just didn't have a great vibe. Plus my medium rare burger came well done. Just an off day, I suppose. My friend's fish and chips was excellent, however. Our server was very nice.

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MC
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Dinner on Sunday for lunch. But there was only brunch options available, which meant beef or breakfast foods. Not so great. The service was weak even though it wasn't very packed we had to keep asking for our waiter. For the price we paid, not worth it. Sad because we usually love their dinner options and service!

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SS
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic! Loved the atmosphere...nice/upscale without feeling stuffy.

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M
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

There were quite a bit of flies today in the restaurant

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DH
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very attentive, knowledgeable and helpful staff. Cozy, warm and interesting restaurant in the former MET Insurance building. A lovely experience.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

We went for the afternoon tea and had a great experience. They give you soo much food and almost everything was tasty. The dining room is gorgeous and the staff were very kind and attentive.

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IB
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Sunday Brunch at the Clocktower: great food, attentive service and nice atmosphere. Not complaints but the size of the burrata, it’s ridiculously small, even for fine dining standards, I suggest you to take a look at it. The wine list is pretty solid and the staff is courteous and professional. We left happy and we’ll probably be back.

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SL
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the finest restaurants in all of NYC.

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JC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Easter family brunch

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AL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service wonderful decor. The only complaint is that it the noise level was greater than we expected. But we would return.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

Our steak was cold and they still made us pay for it

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FD
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The ambiance and service was great. The food was not. Overpriced and under sized. We ordered the dry aged burger and the skirt steak. The burger is better characterized as a slider and I just did not get any of the funkiness one would expect. The skirt steak...well we've had better skirt off our grill at home. I will say that the fries and the mashed potatoes were amazing. Though, if you melt 4 sticks of butter into anything itll taste great.

They serve a complimentary sourdough loaf which honestly might have been the tastiest thing we ate.

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G
London
13 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

we were very well looked after and the food was amazing

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F
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and drinks and wait staff was super friendly!

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NL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Service was inconsistent and a bit disappointing. Food was otherwise OK. Ambiance was great.

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GS
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's always fantastic! Great service, the food is always very good and it's a great space!

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JC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Staff were cold, tried to take plates before we’d finished. Wine was average yet marked up by 5 times shop price. Food was average, cauliflower starter lacked inspiration and the tenderloin main was, if I’d did not know better, perhaps frozen then thawed. Basically it was tough and stringy, dry. Bill was nearly $700 so feel my comments are valid. Won’t eat her again. On the upside, ambiance of setting is very nice. All show and no go...

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c
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great room with iconic photos, fireplace, excellent service!

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