The Clam

4.7
813 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
The Clam is a 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

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

For Thanksgiving Chef Mike Price has created a special holiday prix-fixe dinner $95/pp. Kids Turkey Dinner $35/child (12 & under). There will be a $45/person charge if this reservation is cancelled within 2 days of Nov. 22 & full charge of $95pp. if you fail to attend & fail to cancel.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
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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 813 People Are Saying
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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 10 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My birthday dinner was just so well done the service, music, food just ideal!

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BM
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The Clam is a lovely spot in the West Village. So cozy and so good. Go and enjoy. You

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d
Charleston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food! We got the spaghetti and clams, the cod, the whole fish special, the lobster salad and fried clams sliders, the brussel sprouts, and the fries. The fries were so awesome. All of the food was really good. The ambiance is cute and cozy. The service was great. All of the waitstaff were really nice. Will definitely be going back!

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SK
Columbus
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

This was the first time our experience at The Clam was anything less than outstanding. We were there on Saturday, November 10th and gentleman who waited on us was consistently rude in every interaction we had during our meal and he kept disappearing for long periods of time. Other members of the wait staff appeared to notice and did their best to take care of us in his absence. The Clam has been a mainstay on our trips to the city since opening in 2014. The food is solid and consistently good and the atmosphere is comfortable, quiet, and relaxing. We love the clam dip and the swordfish, although this time we had the short ribs. No doubt we will be back on our next trip to the city, if not before this one ends.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Beyond indifferent service. Food was fine

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday with family. Very nice time

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B
New York Area
767 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A rainy, windy night made the cozy warmth of The Clam even more appealing. Cocktails and wine to begin,
followed by shared dishes of an appetizer and two vegetable sides as main courses, all delicious. And of course the famous Parkerhouse roll, not to be missed. Welcoming hosts and efficient wait and bus staff add to the enjoyment of the evening.

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AT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

We went to The Clam for an early dinner on a very rainy Friday evening. We had cocktails, wine entrees, sides and dessert. The food was delicious. My only complaint was that despite the fact the restaurant was far from full, with several empty tables near us, we felt incredibly rushed once the dessert menu arrived. Several different servers kept descending upon us in succession questioning about dessert although we hadn’t even opened the menu. It was odd and a bit off putting, marring an otherwise lovely meal.

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N
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday dinner for my son. The food was delicious! Wanted to lick the plate clean! Service was impeccable!

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D
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite places for the food and service.

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JE
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charming, adorable restaurant with brick walls and well- spaced tables. We went for a delicious lunch. I the lobster and fried clam sliders paired with a side of crispy, spinach polenta. My wife had fantastic clam chowder with a side of Italian-style escarole. Everything including the service was so right that we are really looking forward to our next meal there.

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n
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is great, from the rolls to the seafood, seasonal veggies....everything!

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M
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten here several times and it has never disappointed. We love it.

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AL
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Friendly wait staff. Well executed dishes. A true neighborhood gem.

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k
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great staff and friendly, helpful service. It's always nice to be hear and the food is delicious!

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a
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can’t wait to go back again and again. Will make sure to come every time we come to NYC and recommended to our friends

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OT
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, wonderful service. And ... delicious. The trifecta!

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CH
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very pleasant atmosphere with congenial staff

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DM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Have been to this small but wonderful place three times in as many months. Staff is excellent and so is the food. Wonderful West Village/downtown restaurant.

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B
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great steamers, lobster rolls, clam pizza and pasta with clams. Always friendly service.

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P
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Maite was arrogant and disrespectful although I had a reservation for 8 PM we had to wait 20 mins to be seated despite the fact that there was an empty table
Also, the restaurant manager a lady was oblivious to my continuous request to be seated there was no room at the bar to have a cocktail rather unpleasant !
The food was very good and our hostess at the table was very pleasant she made a big difference!
Despite the fact that the menu is very good I would not recommend this place as it does not respect the time for reservations

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o
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The best service ever seen in a NYC restaurant-keep up the good work!

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LA
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our all time favorite restaurants. Great food and excellent service. All of us had such a nice time. Thank you.

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r
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Easy place to meet for a business lunch (near my office). Interesting variety of food with some nice lite bites.

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m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Clam is our local neighborhood great seafood choice !! I’m hopeful that they will have the lobster and clam raviolo back on the menu Very Soon. It’s delicious and I love that it’s made with fish stock - no cream!! The service and the decor is always warm and friendly!!

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l
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Second time. Great food. Unique cocktails. Fresh oysters and seafood. Delightful service. Shhhh! Don’t tell anybody...

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RL
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been there several times. First place we pick when returning to NY. Consistently a 5 star. Great food and service. RL

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OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic waitress!!

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ES
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Clam was amazing, everything from the atmosphere to the staff and the food. I would most definitely return again.

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CR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasty food including the outstanding clam dip! Excellent wine choices and staff are professional and friendly. Even for the village exceptional comfortable setting - lighting is soft, elegant, and relaxing.

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B
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very cozy and romantic restaurant. Service was incredible and good was even better. Great wine list.

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CG
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would not come to NYC without going to The Clam! They have he freshest oysters in NYC ! I have had everything on the menu and I have never had a single complaint.
Keep doing what your doing !

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NS
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very nice seafood restaurant. A bit noisy but not oppressively so. Excellent cocktails, great salads, amazing rolls (which you have to order and pay for, which is okay because they are SO good you might just eat them slathered with butter and get too full for anything else). I had the steamer clams, which were big, tasty, and filling. We'll be back.

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SC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was great, but the hostess and one of the servers were pretty rude. When my group of 3 arrived, the place was basically empty, and it definitely did not fill up by the time we left, yet we were told without any explanation that we could not sit at a table other than the one the hostess sat us at. My friend, whose milestone birthday we were there celebrating, asked a server if her drink had a different type of alcohol in it than she ordered as it did not taste right to her. The server, instead of confirming that it was the correct order she made and asking if she would like something different, simply brought the drink back to our table saying, “it’s def Gin” and walked away. I have frequented this restaurant for lunch multiple times and have always had a good experience, but these two interactions left a bad taste in my mouth.

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F
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Clam is wonderful. The Staff is outstanding & are very attentive from the moment you walk in. We were 2 couples. Oysters were delicious. I highly recommend the clam sliders so good. Spaghetti & clams were my next favorite. Artic Char was cooked to perfection (med rare as recommended by the chef). Anything that was shared was already split up on separate plate without asking. Joey’s restaurants never disappoint. Try them all!

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LY
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food is amazing if you like seafood, particularly clams. They forgot my drinks a couple of times but they took it off our bill

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L
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time to the Clam and service was fab and all food delicious...we started with the Steamers (YUM!!!), then the clam pizza (YUM!!!!) then the fish of the day roasted whole with herbs (SO GOOD!), the lobster and fried clam sliders (I WILL BE BACK FOR THEM!!!) and garganelli pasta (YUM!!)

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s
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best meals I’ve ever had. Fantastic oysters, amazing sides, wonderful dinner. The service is friendly and efficient. One of my favorite NYC restaurants!

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R
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service couldn’t be better but noise level unreal. One patron obviously didn’t understand concept of “inside voice”. Would hesitate to return because of noise level which is a shame sine menu and staff are professional

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OT
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service talked to us about our time in nyc. Made suggestions. Food was outstanding. Great place.

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