The Clam

4.7
788 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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

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 788 People Are Saying
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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
37 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
39 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
1 review
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
6 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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BB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

While the menu is somewhat limited, everything ordered was delicious! We were there for lunch and took advantage of the nice weather eating al fresco. I had the crab and lobster sliders-2 small sliders was a perfect lunch serving and it was very tasty. My dining partner ordered the clam pizza which looked scrumptious! There was enough leftover to warrant a doggie bag. We also had a side of the charred sweet corn off the cob, which was off the charts? Would definitely dine there again! Oh, while I didn’t catch our waiter’s name, he was very attentive and had a fabulous and fun personality, which was an added bonus to the great dining experience!

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LR
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

These guys are know what they are doing! Absolutely beautiful, seafood was delicious, tablecloth was crisp!
presentation incredible! Please, keep doing what you are doing!!!!!!!!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

The food wasn’t worth the price at all , not impressed.

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OT
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nothing less than amazing
5th Time here. Always great

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f
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful lunch spot in the Village. Great clam dishes of course, but there's something for everybody here, fish, vegetarian options, etc. Good bar and cocktails as well and a decent selection of both still and sparkling wine. Friendly staff, knowledgeable servers, would return any time.

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DB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Stumbled upon The Clam, a seasonal restaurant, while looking to book a business meal close to my office. I was surprised that they open at 12PM, but I was happy that they allowed us in before 12PM, as it was a pretty warm day. The wait staff was extremely attentive and even recommended my inevitable dish: a half portion of the New England clam chowder with one of their lobster roll sliders. The clam chowder was authentic, rich, and surprisingly light. But that lobster roll slider...man was it delicious. So decadent. The roll held the sandwich together very well, which had fried clam strips atop too. We also ordered the escarole, which was also very tasty.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Previous visits have been wonderful. This time went with friends who are long time fans of The Clam. All of us were shocked at how bad the service was. It was particularly noticeable to all of us because the service is usually exceptionally good. I'll chalk it up to it being the week before Labor Day, maybe the usual staff were on vacation. If my next visit is this bad, I will not be returning.

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WS
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Just a little pricey, but otherwise really fresh take on coastal classics.

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CG
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my first stop when I come to visit NYC! The experience is always amazing, staff could not be nicer.
Food is fresh and delicious! Outdoor dining is my favorite on a quiet street, but indoors is very cozy and just a special place!

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent and food delicious!!
Can’t wait to go back!!!!

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CG
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love clams. Clams of all kinds. The Clam provides not only fabulous clam dishes, but everything we've tried on the menu is A Plus. Helpful, considerate service and pleasant dining room. Our 'go to' for a good dinner.

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BC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Clam never disappoints. I'm obsessed with the clam pie as well as everything else there!

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DM
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent neighborhood place, very accommodating and with excellent service.

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EF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Every time I go to The Clam the food is excellent.

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DC
Acapulco
40 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

First time we have been there but not to be the last! My daughter and I shared a dozen oysters, half from the East Coast (MA) and half from the West (WA). All excellent! She had the spaghetti with clams; I had the monkfish. Both were well-crafted and flavorful. A definite plus: the Parker House rolls and the creamed corn with parmesan cheese. We finished off with the icebox chocolate cake. Service was friendly and attentive. Only minor complaint was food came almost too-quickly; a little more leisurely pace would have been nice. But if you ask up front, they will be happy to accommodate, I'm sure. All in all, a really nice West Village experience.

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EG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

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KG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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SB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

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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AJ
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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AB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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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MC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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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MP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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NK
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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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C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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