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The Clam
The Clam

The Clam Details

  • 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.
    Monday - Friday 11:30am - 3pm
    Saturdays, Sundays 10:30am - 3pm
    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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "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!!"
    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."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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)."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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.)"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Fabulous food, beautiful space, warm atmosphere, lovely service... it's a wonderful new addition to the West Village!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Had higher expectations for that place. Nothing special about it. Food could have more flavors."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Clam chowder, clam fried rice, linguini with clams, lobster and fried clam sandwich.... Best clams in New York"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "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. "
    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. "
    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. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "love this place! The food and service are amazing. You will love it."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "The service and ambience were perfect. And the food was great! We tried the chilled king crab and spaghetti with clams. All very good."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We wanted to order everything on the menu! The clam chowder is excellent. The lobster sakad- fried clam combo is to die for! Don't wait. Go now!"
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "It was one of the best meals I've ever had recently. PERFECT! "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "We enjoyed a delicious meal. The food was interesting with carefully prepared ingredients."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "beautiful room and excellent service but food is overrrated and over-priced. the whole flounder was ridiculously small. "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "We loved the stuffies. The spaghetti and clams were an unusual presentation with salad topping it all but it was truly delicious. Soft shell crab was a treat since it is such a short season. We will certainly come back to this gem."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "How utterly, completely and perfect this restaurant is. On so many levels. Food, service, charm. Food is comforting, yet original. Atmosphere is casual, yet special. Just a perfect mix. I really hate having to make reservations 2 weeks in advance and something tells me with this place, it's only going to grow. "
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "love this place. service is good and the food is quality driven. the approach is fresh and current."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Food was good, nice clams and oysters. The main courses we had (steak and a flounder) came with a rather smoky taste from the grill, which we thought was to prominent, but maybe that's just our preference. What really irritated me was the rush of the dinner. I specifically asked 2 times not to rush the dinner. Nevertheless the main course was put on the table five minutes after the starter was removed. When I commented on that, the waitress replied that this was due to the fact that the kitchen was not very busy... "sigh". I didn't want to make a big fuss about it. But for me this was a big flaw in their service. What is with restaurants that make their guests feel that they need to leave asap???"
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "Wonderful neighborhood feel, great food, excellent service. The restaurant has a very interesting menu, even if you don't like clams there are choices. The chowder was the best I've had, and the clam lobster roll was great! We have recommended it to all our friends already."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "wonderful place, food was great and the service is the best, they could not do enough for us"
    Dined on 4/26/2014