The Clam

4.7
735 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
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 735 People Are Saying
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food
4.6
service
4.5
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

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

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

Delightful meal, the food was excellent.

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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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4.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Perfect for a get together with out of town friends. Lots of interesting things on the menu; not really an issue if someone doesn't feel like seafood (although that would be their loss!) Everything was delicious and we lingered and closed the place.

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Outside seating is less noisy.

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

perfect for an upscale summer clam fix. the clam lobster roll slider is divine.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

What a delightful place to re- discover in our neighborhood! One thing we miss in the summer in the city is the idea of a beachy feeling venue and from the baked stuffed clams, to the spicy Mexican corn, to the incredible lobster and fried clam roll, this place makes you feel like you've been transported to the seashore. Lovely service, and availability of reservations,
even on short notice, make it a regular on our restaurant list.

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4.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Great food, lovely atmosphere! We all thoroughly enjoyed. Clam dip and chips and spaghetti and Clam sauce highlights. Arctic charr and vegetable sides, also notable. Will return again, and again, and again...

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

The seafood at the Clam is some of the best in the city. Try the Steamers this summer! You will not be disappointed

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Had a great Birthday dinner.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Amazing as always. Spaghetti with clam sauce a must!!! Can’t wait to go back

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Best soft-shell crabs we've ever had! (All three of us ordered them). The salad that came with it was also amazing. We have been to The Clam half a dozen times and have never had a bad meal. Highly recommend.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Friends from uk

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

The food the service. It’s all good.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Love The Clam so much!
Never disappoints.

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3.0Dined on May 31, 2018

It's a really cute restaurant & I was so excited to go - I wanted to like it more - but the food was just not that great. It was ok. I wanted it to be better. I'm not going to be running back to this place for that reason.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

A friend and I met for lunch, and she was running a bit late for our reservation. Nevertheless, we could not have been treated with more consideration by the staff. I was seated and served a drink; she was accommodated quickly when she arrived. We ate outside on a perfect spring day, and it felt about as close as NYC gets to eating on a neighborhood porch! Our waiter was excellent -- smart and attentive but never intrusive, and right-on about the wine choice. The food was delicious -- as expected of The Clam from my previous visits. We shared the crispy spinach polenta as an appetizer and it was a delicious starter for two. She loved the ricotta cavatelli pasta she ordered, and I once again enjoyed the sinfully good fried clam and lobster sliders.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Despite being viewed as a neighborhood joint, the Clam is one of the great seafood restaurants in the city. The staff is welcoming and warm; the cocktails are delicious and expertly mixed; the menu has all sorts of great vegetable options as well a seafood and comfort items; and the food is hands down some of the tastiest and freshest out there. Chef Price is often in the kitchen which shows the seriousness of the operation. I bring friends, clients, family members - they are always blown away. Put the Clam on your list or your regular rotation.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Beautiful food, wine, and service in a calm and comfortable setting.

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4.0Dined on May 25, 2018

I really like the Clam in every way possible, except it's too loud.

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3.0Dined on May 22, 2018

The cold lobster with cold vegetables was good. The clam chowder was too salty for me and not particularly satisfactory in term of flavor; its consistency was also a bit watery. The service and ambiance were very good but the food somewhat disappointing and too expensive.

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Very friendly and alert staff, knowledgable on both food and wine.

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

We discovered The Clam when we wanted to have dinner before a concert at Saint Luke's. Whenever we go to St. Luke's we dine at The Clam. And now we go to The Clam even if we're not going to a concert. Love all the clam dishes and delicious fish dishes. Cozy and delicious!

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

This place always makes me happy, every dinner I've had there has been delicious and fun. Perfect for getting together with another couple. The fried clam and lobster sliders were delicious, as was the special soft shell crab and Brooklyn burrata. Great cocktails. Got a bit hectic around 8pm on a Friday night, we ended up waiting a long time for our food and the waiter got a bit surly when we asked where our appetizers were, responding that we had ordered several appetizers...as if that is unusual for a party of 4! But overall a great evening. Highly recommend it.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Delicious dining experience and very nice atmosphere. The food never disappoints, thank you!

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