P.J. Clarke’s, the prominent New York City restaurant with locations in Washington D.C. and Brazil, is heading to Washington Square — more specifically The Curtis.
The historic location at 6th and Walnut Streets is befitting of a restaurant like P.J. Clarke’s, bearing in mind the historical relevance its had in Manhatten since 1884, surviving the Depression, Prohibition, two World Wars, and the ever-growing landscape that is New York City. But opening in Philadelphia is somewhat of a return home for owner Philip Scotti, his grandfather grew a small corner store called Genuardi’s into a Philly-area super-chain (all Genuardi’s locations have since closed).