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ZZ'S Clam Bar

4.6
4.6
23 Reviews
$50 and over
Seafood
ZZ’s Clam Bar opened in June 2013 and is a raw seafood and craft cocktail bar. Serving only the highest quality ingredients, ZZ’s is an intimate space and a study in raw fish and cocktails from around the world. Dishes like Chianina Beef Carpaccio, Seared Goldeneye Snapper and Kampachi Tartare are paired exceptionally with specialty seasonal drinks. ZZ’s Clam Bar received three stars from GQ Magazine and Bloomberg and was credited by The New York Times for ushering in a new age of raw eating in New York City. ZZ’s Clam Bar serves as the hub of cocktail creativity for the group. In 2014, ZZ’s was nominated as the Best New Bar in America by Tales of the Cocktail, as well as awarded a Michelin star, one of the few cocktail bars in the world to hold this distinction. ZZ’s is elegant yet welcoming and invites guests to enjoy exquisite food in an unadulterated state.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 1:00am
  • Phone number
    (212) 254-3000
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Rich Torrisi and Mario Carbone
  • Neighborhood
    Greenwich Village
  • Cross street
    Houston
  • Parking details
    There is a parking garage on Thompson Street between West 3rd and Bleecker.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking

What 23 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseEnergetic

23 Reviews
  1. Anna80

    Switzerland

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The most fantastic tiny place with outstanding service and ambiance quirky and cool, great food if you like raw seafood and excellent cocktails!

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  2. Hisabon

    London

    118 reviews

    3.0

    118 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2016

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Small bar! Food is average not special not high quality but price high. All wine bottle over 100$!

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  3. Tati

    Miami

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food is amazing. The menu is small, and they were out of several options, which was a problem. Still, I would come back many times, since the choices I made were fantastic. Wine list is very limited too. But the quality of the fish and the beef carpaccio did compensate it all.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience all around! Incredible food, cocktails, service, ambiance. Felt like we were in a speakeasy. Truly recommend.

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  5. MattyHundo

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    ZZ's is an exclusive restaurant from Torrisi & Sons. It's pricey but they are giving you a different experience than anywhere in the City. They have a great variety of mostly raw seafood. Don't be fooled by the name. This is far from a clam bar. You could easily have a great meal here without even eating a clam. The highlights were the tuna toast and the beef carpaccio with black truffles, lobster and sea urchin. They also have great cocktails. Our favorites were the coconut and the Curaçao. The only disappointing part of the evening was they were out of uni toast and the razor clam dish.

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  6. HectorA

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and customer service. Cocktails are outstanding!!!

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  7. MiaW

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2016

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    A very intimate space, but not crowded by any means. Cocktails were wonderful, I went with the Sarsaparilla and my dining partner enjoyed the Coconut (because how could we not?). Food was good, though not worth the steep price. The trout roe was by far the freshest and most delicious thing we had, however the toast itself was soggy with butter. Quite unfortunate. The seared scallops were strangely flavorless without their peculiar sauce. I do wish we'd gone for a ceviche dish. The tuna, foie gras and bone marrow carpaccio was unsurprisingly decadent and very satisfying. However, once again, the toast was drenched in butter and rendered pretty much inedible. They recommend 4-6 dishes per 2 guests, but I'd say grab a small bite beforehand and go to ZZ's for cocktails and a plate or three.

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  8. BryanG

    Seattle

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Terrific dining experience. I enjoyed avery minute of being there. Jason and the rest of the staff made it an amazing night. Going to be trying their other restaurant Carbone next week!!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So cool, but wickedly overpriced. Will think twice before we go there. Extraordinary ceviche was about $20/bite. That's a bummer.

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  10. NYer

    New York City

    214 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    214 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2016

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is a very interesting experience. Very good to go once for that, but probably not headed back. It is the smallest restaurant I have ever been in. It has a special experience feel. Unfortunately, with two empty two-tops, we were told our places were at the bar against the wall. When we said we would have a drink and eat elsewhere, they begrudgingly let us have a real table. (We had a reservation.) The food is exceptional, but more like snack portions than dinner. All in all, fun, unusual experience--but not really dinner.

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ZZ'S Clam Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 23 OpenTable diners.

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169 Thompson Street, New York, NY 10012

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Houston
  • Neighborhood
    Greenwich Village
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 1:00am
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    There is a parking garage on Thompson Street between West 3rd and Bleecker.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Rich Torrisi and Mario Carbone
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking
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