The Clam

4.7
757 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
We are open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week.
LUNCH
Monday - Sunday 12pm - 4pm
DINNER
Monday - Thursday 4pm - 11pm
Friday & Saturday 4pm - 12am
Sunday 4pm - 10pm
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Phone number
(212) 242-7420
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Mike Price
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
at Leroy Street (also known as St.Luke's Place)
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Parking details
Street Parking after 7pm. Closest parking garages are:
Valiant Parking: Leroy & Greenwich
Central Parking: 7th Avenue & Morton
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Public transit
A, C, E, B, D, F, M trains to West 4th Street; 1 to Christopher or Houston.
Additional
Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Wine

What Insiders Are Saying

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The Clam in the West Village is (you guessed it) a seafood restaurant that's a safe bet for most occassions.

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
What 757 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Really enjoyed the restuarant. Great food, service, great vibe. Would recommend. (a little noisy)

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

The clam pizza was unreal! We got a little bit of everything and it was all easy to share. Casual environment that would be good for friends, a date or family visiting!

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3.0Dined on August 8, 2018

It was not a very good night for them. The air conditioning was on the fritz and servers seemed a bit overwhelmed.
The bartender was unable to make a proper French martini... which they admitted and comped the vodka/ soda I eventually settled for.
The clam dip and sliders were excellent as always. The lobster arancini andcmonkfush entree were underseasoned and a bit tasteless.
Disappointed... especially because I convinced my husband it would be great.

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

It all came together - i.e. food, service, ambiance and even the nice people sitting next to us. Really a special night for my wife's birthday!

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2018

After a long hot day of touring and theater, The Clam provided us with the perfect end to our day trip to the city. The interior is clean and bright with white walls and large picture windows. Crisp white table linens added to the feeling of understated luxury—a hint of the Hamptons or Chatham. Our server was friendly and attentive but not obtrusive. The wine on tap is a good value and went nicely with our heirloom tomato salad. We had read that the spaghetti and clams were not-to-be missed. Truly delicious. We hope to return for the fresh, beautiful food and atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2018

A nicely located in the west village, but needs a wine list with better values as menu prices are already a bit on the pricey side and resulting in a fleecing of diners!!

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

The clam dip with the house-made potato chips is a great start, as was the Mezcal spritzer. The white clam pizza is a great option, its quality right up there the the much larger pie at Frank Pepe's in New Haven in terms of taste and abundance of clams. The steamers were great and I saw a number of smiling faces upon the delivery and consumption of the sliders to their tables. It's a good option for those either enjoying a nice evening walk in the neighborhood or before seeing a show at the nearby Cherry Lane Theater.

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4.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Attentive service, good ambiance, tasty food, respectable wine list;
We liked all dishes. The clam dip could have had a bit more seasoning and was the only dish I wouldn’t order again.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Exactly what I was looking for. Solid oysters, love the clam dip. And of course those sliders were delish!

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Had an amazing dinner here. Great service too. Our server was super professional and couldn’t do enough for us. The food was so so nice. 5 stars.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

We LOVE everything about The Clam!

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Love going to the Clam. Always wonderful food. Every course is at the same high-quality level.
Waiters are not consistent. Some are good and others are just ok. Don't let that stop you. It's so worth it.

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4.0Dined on July 27, 2018

The accolades for The Clam are well deserved: gracious host/ess staff, efficient and professional wait and bus staff, delicious food plus great martinis and wine-by-the-glass choices: obviously a favorite of ours.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Upscale seafood restaurant with a casual vibe

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Everything is so fresh!!

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Delicious as always. Great food, great service. great fun.

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2018

A pleasant dinner. Chose to eat at the bar. Bartender was terrific and cocktails were unique and quite good. Food was solid, nothing phenomenal, although given the fare they are not aiming for haute cuisine. Clam pizza sounds better than it was executed. Price points typically high, but not outrageous. Would go again and work around the menu's soft spots.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Cozy place for

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4.0Dined on July 19, 2018

Definitely a neighborhood favorite! Great service and delicious cocktails. Only complaint is that it is too noisy

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2018

We ordered seafood, and everything was fresh and delicious. The Mâitre D' was especially helpful selecting a wine, and, thanks to our booking through OpenTable, we were seated, per my online request, at just about the quietest table in the house.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Have been here several times for different occasions and we are never disappointed. The food is delectable, the staff is warm, friendly and competent, also love the summer cocktails. The Clam is definitely a neighborhood gem!

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Attentive service, great food. We’re never disappointed. Love coming to this cozy spot.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

It was great — we came here as a family to celebrate my wife’s birthday 5 years ago. We have been back every year since

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Delightful meal, the food was excellent.

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4.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Came for a Saturday lunch, super quiet when we were there. Solid eats, the fried clam and lobster sliders were so gooood.

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4.0Dined on July 14, 2018

This was a delightful neighborhood restaurant with very well prepared seafood dishes that everyone in the group found pleasing. As expected for a Friday night in NYC, it was a bit noisy, but there was no blaring music to drown out conversation, a big plus. The restaurant staff were uniformly excellent despite a busy evening. We hope to come back soon.

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4.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Oppressively noisy inside, the wait staff and hostess did an exemplary job keeping us updated and entertained while waiting for an outdoor table. They even comped us an appetizer.

The noise level is heightened by poor attention to sonics, with a tile ceiling (!), uncurtained windows, and uncovered walls.

Food and drinks are all highly adequate. Recommend going after they engineer the room to be quieter.

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

I asked a friend to recommend a seafood restaurant for our anniversary. He lives in the Village and said the Clam was one of his favorites. We live in midtown and were unfamiliar with it. Everything was AMAZING! The food was prepared to perfection. Can't wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

The clam overall was a great experience! The food was great. Some of our favorites were the fried clam and lobster sliders, baked clams, and spaghetti with clams! Even the steak was very tender for those who don’t like seafood. Everything from the raw bar was very fresh and tasted great. Will definitely go back!

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Overall, we had a wonderful experience. Food was delicious, as were the cocktails. Service was mediocre though. The waitress tried to take our order twice before we even receive our cocktails. It made us feel like they were trying to turn the table quickly. Also, the restaurant should rethink their dog policy; few want to see dogs inside a restaurant of this caliber.

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3.0Dined on July 7, 2018

One of our favorite spots which is not as good as it used to be. No more Mexican shrimp cocktail or clam chowder with whole freshly cooked clams still in the shell. No soft shell crabs at height of season. Good lobster clam sliders and fries and wines on tap. And excellent service.

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4.0Dined on July 5, 2018

The ambiance and food at The Clam are spot on. When it’s not busy which is rare it’s a lovely neighborhood gem. Even so when busy, just louder.

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

Dinner at the Clam is a must whenever I'm in NYC. Time after time, this delightful Village gem delivers a consistent and memorable dining experience. Chef Mike Price sources the highest quality seafood, then gently brings out the flavors with delicate sauces and accompaniments. A raw bar of oysters and shrimp set the tone, followed by a gorgeous Brooklyn burette salad. The local cheese was rich and creamy against the smokey flavor of the grilled baguette. A lightly dressed peppery arugula with pickled red onions and pomegranate seeds created a crisp foil bringing all the flavors together. The classic lobster and clam sliders were comforting, highlighted by the warm Parker House rolls. The Arctic Char was a hit. The filet with perfectly crispy skin was served over a bed of warm beet salad with watercress and a tangy horseradish creme fraiche. Dessert was a gingerbread ice cream sandwich with a rich brown butter and marscapone gelato. Beverage Director David Giuliano has created a compelling wine list, focused on old world and natural styles, which is a perfect marriage for the cuisine. As always, service was friendly, attentive and knowledgable. I can't wait to return to NYC and my next dinner at the Clam!

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Great food and cute interior- on the expensive side. $17 for a glass of wine

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4.0Dined on June 28, 2018

We were joined by out-of-towners at one of our favorite restaurants: The Clam. We had a variety of dishes, cocktails and a bottle of a lovely French white. We all had a wonderful time.

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Wish I could eat here every week!

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Agin everything was perfect. Each fish we have always have fresh and unusual (in good way!) taste that we could never find somewhere else. We always compare another places to Clam. We were never disappointed and if there is any small miscommunication stuff and kitchen always fix it!!!! Perfect 10 for me always. Highly recommend to anyone especially fish lovers like us.

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2.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Wasn’t bad but nothing to remember as well. Overall a bit of a bland experience.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Friends in town

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2.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Food was amazing , unfortunately service sucked . Our server came once to take out drinks and food didn’t see him after that . As we’re still dinning we see him leave for the night and hostess comes to take out order. As good as the food was we won’t be coming back

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