My only complaint would be
My only complaint would be that serving sizes were small. Otherwise everything really was good.
3/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Had a really enjoyable meal.
Had a really enjoyable meal. The food was very good, our waiter was geat. Very impressive for a restaurant open only three weeks!
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great for Lunch
I hope Clarkson survives on Agency Row. The food is great, but that location is snake-bit. Great for lunch.
3/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food with generous portions.
Great food with generous portions. Cocktails were also outstanding - our server recommended his favorites, and we really enjoyed them!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went for my mom's birthday,
Went for my mom's birthday, was great!! Already recommended it
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
I love this place. Finally
I love this place. Finally a great neighborhood restaurant in a formerly wanting location. The service was outstanding and welcoming without pandering. The food was delicious, and the waiter knowledgeable about menu choices. Great drinks, and dessert too! I'll be back, and often.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Absolutely delicious. The
Absolutely delicious. The chef has created a really special and delicious menu, and you can tell the food has been crafted with thought and care. Absolutely loved it.
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
In a word: Fabulous!!
This place is great! The food is excellent and the service is excellent. I had the duck confit and my husband had the NY Strip - both were perfect and very tasty! I ordered a glass on pinot noir to have with my main and the waiter took the time to suggest an alternate that he thought would be better with the duck. It was totally the right call and really made the meal. Plus the interior is so pretty! The decor is fabulous and the bar is a work of art. And the specialty cocktails on the menu are awesome! Inventive and yummy! I can't wait to go back!!
4/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
At last- a great place on this historically horrible corner of Varick and Clarkson. The new owners took the interior and completely refashioned it into a beautiful space. Great winelist and menu too. This one's going to last.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
My Favorite New Place
This was my second time at Clarkson. The food is delicious and consistently so. The service is attentive withut being pandering. I loved the well crafted cocktails and delicious oysters to start. All the dishes were flavorful and unique without being overwhelmed by sauces or too much seasoning. The room has a cool vibe and is neither too noisy nor cramped. After many attempts to establish a decent restaurant in this location, Clarkson has hit a homerun and is my favorite new place.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband and I have been here twice now and have been very happy with everything! Love the food, the service is excellent and the space is really well designed. The bar is particularly pretty (and huge!) - plus the specialty cocktails are delicious and meticulously made with fresh herbs and garnishes. This is a fun place for happy hour and even better that you can stay and enjoy an excellent dinner afterward. We're adding it to our list of favorites.
5/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Happy,nice people greeting and serving. Delicious interesting food. Great ambiance. Very decent prices. So easy to have a fun evening here.
5/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food, great service
We had a great time at the Clarkson. I have been once before and it was equally as good. The service was outstanding, very attentive without being overbearing. Look forward to going back again.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best HH in New York
I had the best Blue Point oysters (dollar each) during happy hour - the rest of the menu is epic. Just opened and truly refreshing take on continental cuisine. The horseshoe bar is stunning.
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Welcomed Addition to the Nabe
Clarkson has so many things going for it and so far, it's really coming together - nice ambience which is very different in the the three sections of the restaurant; service that becomes more professional with each visit; both traditional and more edgy well-prepared and presented food; a spectacular bar and a visible management that helps maintains standards. As for the Greenwich Village restaurant scene, the restaurant is at the corner of nowhere which is one of the reasons so many establishment have come and gone from there in a short time. We hope the Clarkson folks keep up the good work so we can continue to enjoy it and tell all our friends to do the same.
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cozy & Delicious
This location has had many restaurants over a short period of time and I'm afraid it's not the food they served but the location.
Clarkson had great food. My soft shell crabs with pea puree was awesome, as was my friends chop. My beet salad was an ample portion and delicious. Very nice wait staff and quick service. Our food came out so fast, but it was so quiet for a Saturday night.
I hope people discover it or it will be another fatal closing.
Note: Clarkson are also the owners of Le Singe Vert in Chelsea.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Food But Check Your Bill
Maybe it was just the waiter we had but they brought us 3 things we didn't order, one being an extra plate of duck, another being a salad we thought was what we ordered but ended up eating it and realizing later on the bill it wasn't, and then the 3rd an entree we didn't order. We politely told them about the 2 plates we were aware of which turned out to be for the table nearby. Then the bill came, which seemed high but it was my birthday dinner so my friends paid with a smile. However, right before we left one of them decided to check the bill and noticed that we were not only charged for the duck and entree, but ANOTHER duck plate. We notified our new waitress and she apologized and fixed it so there wasn't an issue but check your bill!
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great lunchtime find!
I was extremely surprised (and pleased) with the lunch I had at Clarkson. The raw bar was excellent and the variety of foods available on the menu really refreshing. It also has great sides. For people who have sensitive diets (lactose/gluten etc) this is a great option as there are many choices for everyone without having to reinvent a dish. The price point is also extremely reasonable.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
First Timer, Will Return!
I enjoy Le Circle Rouge, by same owners, and first time out I'd say 'great job!' Summer menu delicious - great plates for sharing, nice wine list, friendly staff. I will go back!
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Don't let this one get away
Although the spot is a little out of the way, it is worth the trek. The food was phenomenal and the wait staff could not have been more attentive.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food, service, ambiance! LOVED LOVED! Highly recommend for a date, special occasion, a group dinner, etc. Hope this one sticks around for a while!!!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Solid menu, and very nice atmosphere. Laid back and not too noisy for lunch. Took clients out here, and it was a hit.
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM