Famed New York pub P.J. Clarke’s is looking to expand to Boston. The 130 year-old bar, which serves what New York’s Robin Raisfield named the city’s best low-key burger in 2007, will likely open a Boston outpost after D.C. and Vegas branches launch this June, reports Crain’s. Though a killer burger might sound like a direct competitor to Somerville’s similarly-named R.F. O’Sullivan’s, the Clarke’s specimen is actually more along the lines of the burger at Burtons Grill: a seven ounce patty topped with smothered onions, bearnaise sauce, chili, and sauteed mushrooms. In addition to their Boston location, P.J. Clarke’s owners are also mulling a Shake Shack-esque hamburger stand in New York.
P.J. Clarke’s Raising Its Bar [Crain’s]