The Clam
The Clam

The Clam

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.theclamnyc.com/
  • Phone: 2122427420x
  • Hours of Operation:
    We are open for lunch, brunch and dinner 7 days a week.
    LUNCH
    Monday - Friday 11:30am - 3pm
    BRUNCH
    Saturdays, Sundays 10:30am - 3pm
    DINNER
    Monday - Thursday 5pm - 11pm
    Friday, Saturday 5pm - 12 midnight
    Sunday 5pm - 10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Chef Mike Price
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Full Bar, Wine
  • Catering: Events are considered our way to bring our restaurant to you. The team at the Clam welcomes inquiries for private dining and off-site catering events. Although we do not have a private room on location, The Clam restaurant in its entirety is available to be reserved for lunch, brunch or dinner service. We will make it available for your invited guests to basically feel like they own the joint. In addition, we are an all-purpose, full service events production company.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: at Leroy Street (also known as St.Luke's Place)
  • Public Transit: A, C, E, B, D, F, M trains to West 4th Street; 1 to Christopher or Houston.
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Street Parking after 7pm. Closest parking garages are:
    Valiant Parking: Leroy & Greenwich
    Central Parking: 7th Avenue & Morton
A word from The Clam
The Clam is a new 50 seat neighborhood restaurant drawing its inspiration from one of our favorite ingredients, the clam. Mike Price, chef and co-owner, offers a menu that celebrates seasonal, market driven ingredients as well as showcases influences of the Atlantic seaboard. The menu boasts a variety of clam dishes, some classic, some with a new twist and fun originals. The menu is rounded out with iced shellfish, salads, appetizers as well as meat and local seafood entrées. Desserts follow suit, and are inspired by the seasonal and local market offerings. All made in-house, the approach is simple and straightforward with something for everyone. Our shared vision and common goal is to offer genuine hospitality to our guests, garner relationships and establish ourselves not only as a neighborhood gem but also a Greenwich Village destination where our guests can be confident that their experiences are sure to be exceptional.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
The Clam reviews from OpenTable diners
145 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (99)fit for foodies (93)romantic (46)great for lunch (38)special occasion (33)great for brunch (33)hot spot (27)notable wine list (11)kid-friendly (9)good for groups (9)vibrant bar scene (8)late-night find (6)scenic view (5)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Food and interiors were good but i got ruined whole appetite when i found a hair in brioche bread..
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  • Good Find in West Village
    ase1707VIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The Clam serves very good food in its small and attractive setting. Last evening I enjoyed some excellent East and West Coast Oysters. I also munched on the very good clam dip and had the lobster/fired clam roll for my main course. The restaurant was very busy, very loud and everyone seemed to enjoy their time at this enjoyable place in the West Village.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy with how good it was
    ProsNConsVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Friendly and accommodating staff, portions were welcome and generous, prices for two with drinks were reasonable so we will be back. We also think chef has grown since our visit a few years ago to Market Table so that is very good news for everyone except the competition. :-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved the service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I was a little dissapointed since I thought I was getting lunch and not brunch. Once I surrendered to the menu I loved it. Oysters and clam dip were delicious Loved the heirloom salad and the quiche was almost as good as mine. Everything on the menu was fresh and made with TLC. And the service was amazing I would back if I I lived in NYC
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RondVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Amend the wine list. It needs more aviation and depth and too many higher priced wines dominate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • consistently terrific
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We just keep coming back. We bring friends and they love it too. Tried the soft shell crab this visit. Great!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ahimelsVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Nothing too exceptional about this experience, but the food is very good, very fresh, very satisfying. The Parker Rolls to start are fantastic!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The clam
    Christa
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Had lunch with my husband and two others. Everyone enjoyed there meals, even the one who was not fond of clams. The dip was creamy and the clams chopped fine so not chewy and the chips perfect. Have to admit, my husband's meal was the best of all of ours, fried belly clams over lobster salad with old bay fries, unbelievable!! I had spaghetti with clam sauce, it was ok, nothing special. Did not get a chance to try chowder, but next time, as we will be back. Our friends had the fish, and soft shell crab and were very happy. We also shared the fried rice, which also was delicious. Everyone was very attentive to us, nothing pretentious at all about the place, felt comfortable and not rushed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    My fiancée took me to The Clam after the theatre show. We were first time there and we loved it. We ordered the shrimp coctail and clam chowder. Honestly I can say that this was the best clam chovder soup ever. For the main course we had the black see bass and steak.Those dishes were super delicious as well. We finish our dinner with vanilla ice cream with worm cherries , recommended by the waitress , super light and perfect way to finish this lovely meal. We got complimentary drinks, that's classy . The service was outstanding. Thank you Cathrine, chef and staff for making this late dinner an amazing experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    NYCeats
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Great place to dine for small groups. Seafood is cooked perfectly. Must try their specialties : the clams!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impressive
    Food4thought
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The food exceeded my expectations. Best eggs Benedict.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood spot for seafood
    lindy411
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This was our first time at this restaurant and we loved it. Staff was friendly, we were seated on time, the food was excellent. We will definitely go back there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • the CLAM
    Maahkus
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Decided on the Clam for a Saturday brunch, made reservations but they would not have been needed. Overall we enjoyed the Clam...the raw clams were the freshest we've had in a while. The clam dip was good but the homemade chips served with it weren't that great...clam fried rice = yum! We'll be back soon!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simple, sophisticated & charming
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Everything from the personal greeting upon arriving to the charming decor and clean bathrooms to the friendly, easy-going staff was spot-on. And the food was impeccable. Great little spot for any occasion!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hear the surf, smell the brine
    nancywVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    No, there really isn't a scenic view. But something about the calm & pale, graciously dressed, airy 9though small) interior makes me feel as though I'm on the coast. It's one restaurant where I don't hate dining early because the wide Hudson Street windows are alive with the changing light toward sunset. I keep promising myself that I'll order a main dish other than the lobster & fried belly clam roll (which I most recently ask to have served sans roll & with a small salad instead of the perfect fries--& it was brilliant), but I probably never will. Oh, what a fate.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The Campechanna Coctel de Camaron was amazing!!! Loved the Clam Belly & Lobster sandwich, too.... although might have liked it just as well if it wasn't fried!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful premier
    Oola
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We had a great first visit and will definitely be coming back . Had an amazing King Crab appetizer and the great fried clam and lobster roll -yum!! Lovely ambiance, we got there really early (pre-theatre), and enjoyed the calm atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • loved it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Ordered 3 appetizers, 2 entrees, 2 sides and a dessert and loved everything. Service and ambience were equally good. I'll be back for sure.
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  • Good service; Limited Menu
    PmharryVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Service was very very good. Food was excellent. Menu was limited. Too much attention to snacks and appetizers. Main courses were limited. You would think a fish restaurant would have more fish on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, bad seat changes.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    We were waiting on the bar for a third person, but were offered to move to our table (he thought we were only 2, when our reservation was for more). We chose to stay at the bar. Then he had guests ask to sit at the bar specifically, so we moved to the table. Those guests remained there briefly, then moved to another set of seats at the small bar. Instead of dessert, we ordered a bottle of wine. When our server came by, we asked if he needed the table, he said no. THen the host came and asked if we would move to the bar so they could give the table to someone else. The table service was great-unobtrusive and well-versed on the menu. The restaurant was pretty, but the multiple fans take away from is.The food was delicious(some apps are TINY).
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I LOVE THE CLAM
    Terri
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Mussels get a lot of attention. Too much, for my taste. There's a reason they're drowned in broth and served with fries. Because on their own, they ain't much. But clams! Clams are special. And finally! A restaurant devoted to this most delicious of shellfish! They deserve their own place, and now they have it, on Hudson St. I will absolutely be back. PHENOMENALLY good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cpc1
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Outstanding food and fabulous service. The lobster roll po boy combo and pasta with clams was delicious. Amazing rolls too. The servers were knowledgeable and attentive. We will return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful clams!
    LILady
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Ate early, before an Off-Broadway play. The Clam was just starting to fill, so we had excellent service. Had a wonderful salad with apricots - very yummy! And the steamer clams, which were super-fresh, clean, tasting mostly of clams, but with a wonderful lemony broth. It was a perfect lite meal!
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  • Go to The Clam. It rocks!
    Theclamrocks
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The food is exceptional. Every dish is prepared with the freshest of ingredients and the flavors are a true taste sensation. The chef is creative and has a skilled hand with seasoning! I only wish I could have had every dish on the menu!
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best shucking in NYC
    LuvtheUWS
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    I am always frustrated that many establishments (even very expensive ones) cut corners when shucking seafood. The Clam did the best shucking job I have seen in a while, scrapping up hard to get muscles and serving them at a perfect temperature fully loaded with succulent shellfish juices. Having grown up the grandson of a fisher, clam and lobsterman (and having duties of preparing the catch for family consumption), I truly appreciate the extra care for this delicate creature from the sea. Great job. (The wine list was also good.)
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SENSATIONAL IN EVERY WAY!
    neighborVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Fabulous food, beautiful space, warm atmosphere, lovely service... it's a wonderful new addition to the West Village!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    There were 4 of us and we tried a number of dishes, all were amazing, particularly the clam chowder, spaghetti, king crab, lobster sandwich, even the burger. Service was awesome as well, cant wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious Lobster Roll
    Toopicky4myowngood
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    My husband and I heard about the lobster roll with fried clams and it was absolutely delicious - worth the trip in from NJ. Also good oysters/clams, I had the soft shell crab which was good as well. We would eat here again, it is a lovely restaurant with a beautiful ceiling and warm ambiance. The staff was very nice and attentive.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • saverin
    SaverinVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Heard good things about The Clam. Lovely room, nice menu, superb ingredients, artfully prepared and served and extremely fine service. Wine list is highly imaginative. Only knock might be elevated prices. A prix fixe lunch would send us back in a heartbeat.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • a WINNER
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    I have been to The Clam several times and it is consistently wonderful....the clam sandwich is a must! This past time I tried the clam with the lobster roll....unbelievable! I have had almost everything on the menu and can't wait to try the soft shell crabs! Loved the bread pudding too! You must go...there is nothing that is good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Was expecting better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Had higher expectations for that place. Nothing special about it. Food could have more flavors.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The best.
    Yumtown
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Clam chowder, clam fried rice, linguini with clams, lobster and fried clam sandwich.... Best clams in New York
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Clam is A Jewel
    ase1707VIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Dinner at The Clam last evening was enjoyable. It was my first time at this special place and it will not be my last. The setting is very pretty and the service was very good. The best part of the evening was the meal. I started with a half dozen oysters that were excellent and served with a delicious vinaigrette on a bed of chopped ice. I also sampled the delicious clam dip ... I had the crispy soft shell crabs served over a coleslaw type salad for my main course and it was amazing. I will definitely be returning to this restaurant where everyone on the staff could not be more professional and helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Showing
    foodsternycVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    We were very excited to try this place given the other restaurants we love in the restaurant group. The clam dip was not clammy and too much sour cream, the oysters rockefeller w/ absinthe breadcrumb were tiny and over powered by alcohol, the flounder was charred to the point it was too bitter to enjoy and the soft shell crab I really enjoyed but it was on some type of mayonnaisey sauce that was not tasty and brought the whole dish down. We will stick to the Little Owl and Market Table.
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic Spot
    jtnyc
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    This is the best meal and experience we've had in New York in a long time. We absolutely love the Clam. Delicious food and incredibly attentive service with a fabulous ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outrageously Noisy
    makomike
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We were looking forward to the great food which was spoiled by the fact that we could not have a conversation without shouting. The food was excellent but we will not return because of the cacophony.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • our new favorite
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    We can't get enough of Mike Price's fabulous food and great staff. They make us feel so welcome that we just keep wanting to go back. The spaghetti with clams is amazing as the clam dip us in a class of its own.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Satisfying food. Lovely service.
    WiggyloveVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Super enjoyed our first dinner at the Clam. We arrived early, were greeted warmly and had nice drinks at the bar. Clam dip, warm Parker House rolls, Campechana shrimp cocktail, spaghetti and clams, grilled flounder, gingerbread ice cream sandwich and espresso were all delicious. Outstanding service, very gracious. We were very happy to be there and they seemed genuinely happy to have us. Elegant and comfortable. Highly recommend the Clam and will return soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Are we in Manhattan or in Maine?
    nancywVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Or are we just in love? We want to spend the summer at the Clam. The hybrid lobster fried belly clam roll is a Downeast glory. I checked off "scenic view" among its attributes because I gazed out on Saint Luke's Place and saw the Atlantic Ocean. The Clam is a dream but completely real: small yet airy & spacious (& you can have, yes, a conversation); inventive food that honors sound tradition & never strains to make a point; service that's warm & crisp in the right proportions. Thank you, Clam people, for bringing us truth & beauty on a roll.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had lunch and brunch, excellent!
    JacksonHoleEaterVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We have enjoyed really fine food at The Little Owl and Market Table, so thought we would give this cousin a try. Glad we did. Ate there twice in the past 2 weeks, once for lunch mid-week and again for brunch on Sunday. The clam dip is delicious accompanied by really terrific house potato chips. My soft-shell crab was perfectly fried and very tender. My wife had the smoked salmon and brie scramble which was delicious. Others in our brunch party cleaned their plates with enthusiasm. My bloody mary was excellent. As we have experienced at Owl and Market Table, the service is highly professional and friendly but not irritatingly personal. This restaurant group gets it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.