Clancey

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Clancey, located on the Lower East Side, is a 70-seat restaurant from Todd Birnbaum, who owned Pinch (Pizza by the Inch), and Paige Hospitality Group Managing Partner Dennis Bogart. Clancey features dishes such as “Yesterday Lo Mein,” “Something Wrapped in Bacon on a Toothpick,” and “Malaysian Prime Minister's Chicken Satay”. Our entrees include chicken under a brick, a truffle grilled cheese with asparagus and egg and a market fish prepared three ways.. The beverage program has a rotating selection of specialty craft beers for sampling, happy hour red wine on tap and cocktails such as “Napalm in the Morning”, “My Birthday Drink” and “Who’s Watching My Kids”.
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Specials

Happy Hour Tuesday thru Friday 4-7PM

Daily all night specials include
Tuesday - $4 Margaritas
Wednesday - $5 Frozen Moscow Mules
Thursday - $2 off All Draft Beers

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 15, 2019

Ends: January 16, 2118

Availability: Mon-Thu 4:00PM-7:00PM

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Sun 4:00PM - 8:00PM
Tue - Fri 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Sat 4:00PM - 6:00PM

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V
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

I was so excited for this place because it was so quiet compared to other LES brunch spots. No hassle with a rez, either, but now I know why. I ordered the bacon sweet potato hash with over medium eggs. I'm good with spicy food but this was inedible, overpowering with black pepper. And the eggs came cooked over hard. My husband's chicken and challah was also overdone with the black pepper. Not as much as mine, so he was able to eat his.
We all also ordered tea, but they ran out of teabags. Seriously? Stock tea for brunch, people! And when we asked for teaspoons, they brought ONE for the 3 of us—we all had hot drinks. The staff seemed all over the place, with two people giving us checks at different times. Clean it up, Clancey. And hold the pepper.

G
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service nice people.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Was a good time with good food.

SB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent, the food was really good, and we'll definitely be back

ED
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

GET THE OYSTERS! We were dying for New Orleans style parmesan/lemon/garlic oysters and Clancey delivered!

LM
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great brunch menu. Service and food both excellent. Waiters made great recommendations as well. The avocado toast with poached eggs was great as well as the classic BEC. Will definitely be returning.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Felt neglected despite being one of only three tables in the entire restaurant. We were instructed to “take a seat over there” from the guy behind the bar, then left to wait to be greeted for the next 10 minutes. Finally ordered our drinks which were dropped off in a timely manner, but instead of then asking if we wanted to place our app/dinner order, the server just turned around and disappeared.

We then sat for another 24 minutes before being approached again (yes, I timed it, as I watched our server get food orders and everything else for tables that had been seated well after our arrival). I kept trying to catch her eye, but to no avail. Eventually I waved down one of the 4 other employees that were standing around doing absolutely nothing.

Food was adequate but nothing special... can get much better food with exponentially better service at no less than 50 other restaurants within a half mile radius alone. Don’t recommend.

SS
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I brought a group of 8 teenagers (including myself) for a brunch at 10am, the time the restaurant opens, on a Saturday morning. The staff was generally courteous despite our occasionally dumb behavior. The food was very good.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Staff was accommodating. Some of the items we saw on the online menu weren’t on the menu in the restaurant but they offered to make what we wanted since they had the ingredients. Food was all tasty and well prepared. Cocktails were good. Reasonably priced for NYC. I’d go back.

DS
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Grilled oysters were great. A bit disappointed with the cocktail drink selections. Sarah and service were great!

W
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great brunch menu. All items were really good.
The waitress n chef were very helpful and accommodating to peanut allergies at our table.
Fun vibe

MB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Davey was fabulous! Our brunch was outstanding and the food was excellent. Will definitely be back!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very inventive dishes, asparagus grilled cheese was a pleasant surprise, chicken and waffles was scrumptious. A bit on the pricier side for brunch, but enjoyed the flavors and the intimate setting.

F
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Casual date night. Great atmosphere, amazing food and service. The menu was interesting and the energy of the restaurant and street are great!

WB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I went for the Happy Hour on Thursday and sat at the bar with a friend. There weren't many people in there for Happy Hour so the Bartender was able to give us a lot of attention. The baked oysters were good and only $2. I was expecting it to be char-grilled like the ones in New Orleans but they weren't. Still pretty yummy though.

f
Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot, we were looking for a place we had not been before. Fantastic food and beverage!

B
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clancey is my "go to" bar. Amazing and unique drinks. I can never decide what to get!!! The Moscow mule literally calls me in my dreams. I love the bacon wrapped treats and the lettuce wedge. Large and open, it always feels welcoming.

SS
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, and the price was very reasonable. I would come back here any weekend.

L
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience4

What a cool place to come for dinner. We shared the yesterday's lo mein - pork belly was incredible and crispy; the steak entree, and the fish tacos. Atmosphere was energetic and fun. Server, while someone called out so it was just her on the floor, was charismatic, upbeat, and attentive. Service was a bit scattered and our steak was overcooked, but it really didn't damper our time there. They sent us a new steak, and we were occupied by the other food we had. Overall I'd absolutely go back, and really enjoyed the meal there!

B
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose Clancey for our Valentine's dinner because we liked the menu options, especially some of the low-country fare. The oyster appetizer was one of the items that sealed the deal in our decision. We were disappointed to discover when we arrived that they had no oysters that night. But the server and chef more than made up for it, giving us several small plates of other delicious items to sample. The "something wrapped in bacon" on skewers was delicious. The shrimp and grits was as good as anything we've eaten in Charleston, and possibly better. All told, we would go there again in a heartbeat for a quality dining experience.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It’s a casual place but the food is very solid. Fun spot for a small group dinner

r
Atlantic City
12 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Food was delicious as always but a tad bit overpriced. Service was a bit slow but understood bc place was packed.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food!

PF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice time early dinner NYE. I would come back! The manager was very accomodating and fun and the food and timing was great!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and cocktails. I’ll be trying this place again!

C
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was great! They had limited staff so the service was poor, however, they were doing their best.

K
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Amazing plus that Clancey takes brunch reservations

AC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always good place to go for all occasions.

PB
London
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Very good Bloody Mary, outstanding chicken and very nice oysters. It was a shame that the orders took so long to come, however, the quality of the food made the wait worth it.

k
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just fab! Really good food. Fun cocktails. Terrific service. Great value!

TN
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Pleasantly surprised by the food. Friendly service. Would go back.

OT
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Yesterday lo mein with pork belly is a must have!

OT
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was good but service was a lackluster.

We came for brunch with a party for 8 and the servers seem annoyed that we are there. Then when our food came, they missed my friend's... she ordered the same thing I did. After a long while, the server came back and said they ran out of asparagus. How they didn't know they were low in asparagus, I don't know.

They did take my friend's meal off the bill so that was nice of them.

Overall, I would say Clancey is a fun place for brunch but maybe not for a big group.

OT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Zach is a terrific, attentive and most courteous host/server!

MG
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food. Interesting drinks. Friendly people.

JT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, excellent drinks (the frozen Moscow mule) and superb service. The staff is terrific.

OT
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience1

Came here for brunch Sunday wasn’t crowded

Small hole in the wall someone would normally pass by. There were only 5or 6 tables in total inside and the ones by the window where we sat were so close together.

No other complaints ...

I ordered the French toast chicken challa (amazing) and my boyfriend had the steak and eggs which came in a tray (fairly large portion)

The wake up call coffee was sooo good

AH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chicken & French challah is life-changing, although there's nothing on the menu I don't like. I also recommend the chicken satay and the crazy fresh avocado toast.

The frozen Moscow mules will knock you out of your seat but are also refreshing, year round. The bartenders are great at coming up with custom drinks for you, too.

The colorful art & overall put-together look will compel you to take selfies & group shots.

But the reason I'm a regular is the staff: friendly, happy to see you, and great at conversation when you want to chat.

Bring your friends, family, and self for brunch or whenever. You won't find a better spot on the LES.

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Good food and a great menu but the service could have been a little better!

KL
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, excellent food (brunch or dinner!) and the best service you could ask for! HIGHLY recommended!

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