The Clocktower

4.6
1356 reviews
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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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What Insiders Are Saying

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.
What 1356 People Are Saying
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J
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely Sunday brunch. It was my husband's birthday, and they snuck in a very classy dessert to cap off our brunch. We had a great time!

GS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great setting, delicious food and attentive service.

LP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is magical, enhanced by top-notch service. One of my favorite places.

IA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Excellent Food you can taste the ingredients! Highly recommend!

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The quality of the food experience, especially the presentation was excellent. The staff was very attentive and the pace of the meal was appropriate for fine dining.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice food Nice service

R
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The Clocktower is both a great culinary experience and visual extravaganza !
The photos that fill the walls of the landmark protected historical restaurant and bar are incredible.
The Tagliatelle and Burger were mouth watering. Almost forgot the priced fix lunch is also a great value !
Staff were all friendly and very helpful, Thank you Nick and the entire team !!
We will be back soon !

M
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food tasted good and display beautifully! The waiter and waitress there are very friendly and nice! I will come back next time I visit city. Highly recommended!

MM
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolutely amazing experience that was brightened by every member of the team, The server was delightful and the sommelier was so helpful with helping us pick out the perfect bottle of wine for our experience. We can't wait to go back and can't recommend this place enough!

CR
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service. Excellent ambiance.... thank you from Craig and Halle Watt from Edinburgh, Scotland

C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

great experience overall. food was amazing. service was good

B
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

It is a new go to place for us. The bread is the best in the city, the staff a lot of fun and everything about it is first rate. Michelin please!

MA
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

I recommend the afternoon tea at the Clocktower, because the sandwiches and the desserts are VERY delicious! Better than another fancy hotel in NYC. But the Chinaware here are too plain - that was a bit disappointing. Also, when we first came in, the servers seemed not too ready for us. We were the only customers, and there were servers having their meal at a buffet near our eating area. Our first impression was that we would never come back, but when we tasted the food, we decided that it was so worth it, and wished that everybody knows how delicious this afternoon tea food is. Personally, I plan to go back again in-spite of the cold ambience, for the sake of the delicious and fancy food!

FS
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance was perfect. The staff were incredibly professional and accommodating. The food was excellent!! This is definitely a place to go when you are in the area. We will be going back again for sure!!!!

SS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Food was not as expected.

j
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The Clocktower is a lovely venue for a weekend brunch. I can see it getting lively during the evening hours. The service is great, portions are moderate, but the flavors are very hearty. Great place for date, family or special occasion dining. Brunch for two with drinks $100.

OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Clocktower has been on my must-do list for quite some time. Not until this evening did I have the opportunity to experience the esteemed restaurant. It was everything I expected from a hotel and restaurant that is fortunate enough to be influenced by Ian Schrager.

n
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely mushroom toast with duck egg.

K
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to celebrate a graduation, 2 people dining. Enjoyed the door gras, burrata salad, and Dover Sole for two. Dessert was comped as a celebratory offering for graduation, with champagne. Excelente service, delicious and well prepared food. Definitely recommend for a date night/cerebration.

NS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful. Wonderful food, service and decor!

OT
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambient, food was delicious and the service outstanding.

HB
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice setting, atmosphere was great, service impeccable, and food awesome. It's a bit pricy but definitively worth.

LK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was impeccable and the food divine. (The Roasted Maine Scallops and the Beet Cured Heritage Pork Chop were to die for...and the Black Forest Cake held its own right along side them!)

c
Atlanta
75 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We were in the area and hoped for more of a Brunch menu rather than just a breakfast menu. Food was good but not remarkable choices were boring

DN
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was wonderful and the service impeccable. We had a lovely brunch there and would not change a thing!!!

GK
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Patfait appetizer excellent. Filet Mignon not the best piece nor cooked to my temperature properly. Dessert was very good. Waiter did a great job but support iffy. Not where you’d want to be comparatively at the price per head. Beautiful space - if a bit odd and noisy with the nearby pool table.

E
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
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.

OT
Caribbean
28 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
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

OT
Caribbean
28 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
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

R
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
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

C
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
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.

DO
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

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

In my initial review, I gave a low rating on the service as I felt let down as an Asian.

Much to my surprise, Clocktower management called and apologized to me. Nick, representing Clocktower Team, assured me that all patrons are welcomed and offered me a certificate to come back to the restaurant. I was deeply impressed and touched by Nick's compassion and kindness. The Clocktower is, indeed, a Michelin star! I have, thus, upgraded my review.

I will definitely go back to the restaurant to savor its delicious culinary creations, and will not use the certificate.

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

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

h
New York Area
75 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.

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

A superb restaurant for special occasions.

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

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.

OT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorites in all of the city. Gorgeous rooms, great staff and delicious food. Love the cocktail bar most of all.

JC
New York Area
27 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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