The Clam
The Clam

The Clam

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.theclamnyc.com/
  • Phone: (212) 242-7420
  • Hours of Operation:
    We are open for lunch, brunch and dinner 7 days a week.
    LUNCH
    Monday - Friday 12pm (Noon) - 4pm
    BRUNCH
    Saturdays, Sundays 10:30am - 4pm
    DINNER
    Monday - Thursday 4pm - 11pm
    Friday, Saturday 4pm - 12am (Midnight)
    Sunday 4pm - 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
135 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (98)fit for foodies (97)romantic (43)special occasion (33)great for lunch (30)great for brunch (26)hot spot (18)great for outdoor dining (18)notable wine list (12)good for groups (8)late-night find (6)scenic view (6)vibrant bar scene (4)kid-friendly (4)Show More
  • Amazing!!
    Shoegirlnyc
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Had a nice brunch here with a group of friends from College. The service was great and the food was amazing! I had the peekytoe crab benedict and I literally had to pace myself in order to not look like a total mess. I could have had 2 of these dishes easily. I can;t wait to go back and check out dinner. Great spot in my neighborhood!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality over quantity
    Ndi60VIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Very well prepared food with a good dose of creativity applied to seemingly traditional dishes. We liked all we had. The spaghetti with clams was highly unconventional but well made. So was the swordfish and the crab cake. We'll be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than the menu looks!
    tennisgirlVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    We hesitated to make a reservation, not sure if we would like the food. Clams are not a favorite item of ours. We wanted to go to the Little Owl but they were full so The Clam was suggested. Menu seemed a little limited in choices, BUT we sure are glad we went!!!! Everything we had was good to fantastic. The clam chowder is extra special. It was our favorite between that and the clam pizza, the squash apple salad, and shrimp/avocado cold dish (like a shrimp cocktail but we didn't really taste any avocado). We also had the whole bream with spinach which was excellent (but be careful, there are plenty of bones) and the beef brisket which was very good. Dessert was nothing very special but was okay if you just want something sweet to end the meal. The wait staff was fantastic!!!! Prices are reasonable. Atmosphere was cozy and inviting. We look forward to dining there again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Definitely good... But not amazing.
    FoodJunkyNYCVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    We came as a big group for brunch. Almost everyone ordered the crab eggs benedict, which was definitely good, but also lacking in the main ingredient- crab. The burger is similar to the Little Owl burger, so it was delicious. I would recommend The Clam, but don't have super high expectations or you'll be let down. Definitely a good, a bit higher than average neighborhood spot.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved every minute!
    KarenJames
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    The food was outstanding, our waiter (Shane) was terrific (really knows the menu, and is attentive without being intrusive), perfect ambiance (upscale with no stiffness). Chef Mike Price has done it again. Everything was delicious, but we particularly liked the steamers, diver scallops, ceviche, and brussels sprouts. Good wine list. Ginger ice cream sandwich was a delightful way to finish it off.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must go to there
    LisaK
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    I've been to The Clam for dinner, brunch, and a quick late-night drink and a bite. Each time the service was friendly and professional, and the food was superb. I don't think I can ever go there without having the chowder, with its six in-shell clams stacked together as garnish, plus a whole mess more in the soup. Plus herbs and pancetta(?) and other deliciousness. Loved the apple and squash salad, a delicious interplay of sweet and savory, tender and crunchy, herbaceous and fruity. Yum. Clam dip? Awesome. Sardines? Grilled to perfection. Crudo? Gimme more. I ordered and tried more items (right off my fellow diners' plates), but you get the idea. Everything is wonderful. Really liked the mezcal-based cocktail, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the clam is my favorite restaurant
    mtetVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    I love the Clam, the service is impeccable and the food is unreal. The bread is the best thing I've ever tasted and the clam and lobster sliders are amazing! The best best thing is the spaghetti and clams dish. It keeps me coming back every single time. I love the Clam!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wow!
    NeighborsVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    We have been twice. Cute place in a corner spot looking out over the Village. Room is great and super nice staff. Their wine program was really impressive too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happy as a clam!
    Gary
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Saw that in the "book"! Great restaurant, the experience is exceptional and everyone there knows exactly what they are doing! Service is top shelf! You will want to try everything!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Clams Anywhere
    Biker1VIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Extraordinary joint for raw shellfish and seafood in general.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Clams galore!
    NomminginNYCVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    The Clam was a birthday destination and it did not disappoint. We stuck to ordering a bunch of appetizers and the specialties to share because it seemed like that's where all the eponymous clam was residing. The clam dip was delicious with homemade potato chips and that clam chowder (served with 6 succulent in-shell clams) was divine! Everything was great, the cocktail list was delightful, and the ambiance was romantic and peaceful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was just ok.
    MD639
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Despite our excitement and the great reviews we had we were not impressed. The rolls were great. The clam dip was great but the rest if the meal disappointed. We had the clam pizza, the clam stuffies, and the banana chocolate dessert.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful meal
    14PurpetalVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Not only was the food great but so was all the staff. The Parker house rolls were delicious. Will 100% come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this Clam!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Always good food and a great romantic date night. Did a last minute reservation last night with my aunt and boyfriend, had a lovely time per usual.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Noise waitstaff
    OctoberVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Noise level is quite high when the restaurant is full. However, the waitstaff-welcome area location makes a high noise level for diners near them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • AMAZING FOOD!
    MruffiVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I loved the first visit so much we went back with Clients the very next night - - the food was AMAZING.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • How does it keep getting better?
    nancywVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Ricardo & I so love The Clam, we keep bringing different friends to try it out so we have the thrill of discovering it anew. Our starter last night couldn't have been simpler or more familiar: Massachusetts oysters on the half-shell & a bottle of Muscadet. Temperature on the plate & in the glass--an almost stinging chill--was truly transformative, playing up the plumpness of the sweet-briny oysters & polishing the citrus edge of the wine. That's greatness! Kisses, dear Clam!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happy (Clam) Belly
    MNRothe
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We visited The Clam for an early dinner before the Opera this weekend. We sat at the bar and Angela was so wonderful we decided to forgo our table reservation and eat at the bar. The steamed clams were beautiful - fresh and briny with no sand. And the garlic bread was amazing. A little buttery and perfectly toasted to dip in the broth. We each had the lobster roll sliders. AMAZING. I think this may be one of, if not, the best lobster roll in the City. Perfectly buttery toasty bread, gorgeous lobster salad, but what puts it over the edge are the 2 deep fried clam bellies on top. Really lovely experience and I can't wait to go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great addition to the West Village
    NiiaVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    I work near this restaurant and have watched the crowds getting bigger and bigger since its opening. When I noticed it was full for lunch mid week, I decided to try it and had an excellent lunch. I recently had dinner here with three friends and it was wonderful. The restaurant is just the kind of small, charming place you hope to find in the West Village. The menu is mostly fish based, but there are other choices. The selections are varied and everyone in my party truly enjoyed what we ordered — oysters, fluke, stuffed clams, salads. All good. Both times, the staff has been welcoming and lovely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another wonderful brunch
    EVFoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Back for our second time for brunch. The scrambled eggs with salmon and Brie are amazing - and the toast that comes with the dish is absolutely delicious. Be sure to leave room for dessert. The ginger cookie ice cream sandwich - with mascarpone ice cream - is a must. Great, friendly service and with all the windows, the restaurant is light and airy. A perfect brunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    I felt the service was awesome. The food and cocktails I felt need more work.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful cuisine
    Bill
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We were pleasantly surprised on how tasty our dinner was at THE CLAM. The fresh clam appetizer was super, very fresh. The swordfish was cooked to perfection, not an easy task. Service was SPOT ON! A bit of a run from mid town but manageable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh seafood with good flavor!
    Cat0725VIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Overall: all around good, food was fresh, great flavor, little on the pricey side
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Addition to Neighborhood
    JoeXBVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Had been meaning to stop by and try the Calm for months now and had two lunches in one week: both lovely. Food interesting and good, service crisp and friendly. We ate outside but I have several colleagues who eat lunch in the dining room and find the ambiance workable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lively, fun place
    DisappointedVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Relaxed atmosphere, nice crowd, good food,a place to eat and have fun PLEASE. Change my nickname, it's from a previous review!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT SEAFOOD IN WEST VILLAGE
    1KTravelerVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    I enjoyed a very nice dinner at the Clam. As a first time diner, I asked the staff to select three courses with wine pairings. The cuisine was fresh, high quality and well presented. A stand out was the Black Seabass. The ginger ice cream sandwich was a tasty way to end the meal, evoking thoughts of the autumn season and the approaching holidays. The wine program here is outstanding and each selection paired very well with the dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shrine to a perfect food.
    DisappointedVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    I had an amazing lunch at The Clam, and can't wait go back. Started out with creamy clam dip and perfectly crisp potato chips, followed by linguini and spicy red sauce topped with plump and luscious clams. We capped off the meal with a perfectly constructed gingerbread ice cream sandwich. Service was charming and attentive too. I can't wait to go back and sample the rest of the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food, but...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The sound track is ugly, totally opposite to the ambient, cozy and intimate
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of my favorites
    Anon
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Try the clam chowder and special oysters. Beautiful, classic setting with very friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    the food was good but too salty. service was good.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely addition to the neighborhood
    NiiaVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Had lunch here and it was wonderful - charming spot with small but varied menu with fresh, seasonal choices. Lovely, welcoming staff. Will surely go again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    HungryVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We enjoyed everything we ordered and thought that the service and ambience were first-rate. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Try the oysters!
    Patman
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I searched for a romantic restaurant with good seafood in a quaint spot and found it in The Clam. Our server was especially delightful. The food was delicious and as the name suggests, there were plenty of clams to be had. It did get a bit "energetic" in the smallish space as the tables filled up, but it was of little consequence when taken into account with everything else.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific lunch!
    Lmartha
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I was very pleased with lunch at The Clam this week (although, as typical of many restaurants, very loud until..... About 2:00 when most cleared out!). Nice ambience, table settings etc. Fantastic 'hot from the oven' Parker House rolls topped with a bit of Maldon flaked salt started out our lunch. Both beautiful and perfectly baked! I had the black bass ..... Perfect...sauces were really the stars. I will return,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Brunch - Who Knew!!!
    EVFoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Having had one wonderful dinner and one wonderful lunch here, we thought we'd try brunch. Absolutely wonderful. If you like smoked salmon in scrambled eggs, and you think you've had good versions elsewhere, just wait until you taste The Clam's version. And be sure to order the home fries - sautéed with fresh corn and green onions. Not a drop of grease, and beyond flavorful. On a not-too-warm late summer Sunday, the door to the restaurant was open to the street, and you had fresh air flowing through the brightly lit room. Service - as always here and at Little Owl - was professional and friendly. And while we NEVER get dessert at brunch restaurants, we broke down and had the ice cream sandwich - divine!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Fresh!
    212foodloverVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Chef Mike Price's food is always amazing but especially at The Clam, he serves super fresh seafood and I am soooo into this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Clam Never Disaapoints
    nancywVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    OK, I'm putting it in writing. Next time I absolutely positively will order a main other than the extraordinary fried belly clam lobster roll (or sliders, as it is now). I'll try to, anyway. The sight of those paradigmatic oceanside shack loves on the menu awakens primal New England hungers. Thanks for being part of Village life. xxoo
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Another amazing gem from this tried and true restaurant team.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • disappointed
    avocadoVIP
    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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  • Reliable Neighborhood Seafood
    CFMcGVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Friendly service delivers reliable and thoughtful takes on American seafood dishes. Brunch is definitely a winner. All the local ingredients on display from the bar overlooking Mike Price in the kitchen is pretty great too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet