The Clam

4.7
1220 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Currently offering both sheltered patio and indoor dining, The Clam is a 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 the bounty 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, inspired by 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 31, 2021

In celebration of NYE, Chef Mike Price is exclusively offering a special 4 course prix-fixe dinner priced at $115 per person. We look forward to welcoming you!

What 1220 people are saying
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SaltineWarrior
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service, food was fantastic as usual. Not rushed to finish meal. Be sure to save room for dessert!

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vipLauren
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious (especially the Halibut), service was A+, fun neighborhood atmosphere

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viptrufflehunter1
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always The Clam never disappoints! Innovative and delicious and always something new on the menu that surprises and delights the palate.

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carol3
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lighting.
Fabulous food.
We ate at the bar on a very busy Friday night and our bartender was lovely and attentive.
Great local spot!

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vipWayno
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall delicious and very good service.

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vipjeannier
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love the Clam! Cannot get enough of the clam dip and lobster arancinoOne of the top restaurants in the city 😍

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Super loud - bad / slow service. Too many tables and not enough staff.

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vipjeannier
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the Clam. Best food I’ve had since we started dining out again.

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vipplatanosmangoes
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Make sure you get Jorge as you server. Excelente

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vipKatieg
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Always a win! Casual with delicious food, great vibe and 2 for 1 special drinks at lunch/brunch.

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Michael
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stellar seafood served by a lovely and friendly team. Highly recommended!!

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FayT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at The Clam was extraordinary. Every dish we eat -from appetizer to dessert was delicious. The rave reviews we had read were all true. This restaurant is special not only for the cuisine but for the service. Each server was kind and attentive. They took care of us! Top notch. We chose The Clam to celebrate our wedding anniversary and we are so happy we did. A memorable evening. Anything you choose on the menu will be delicious and if you like vodka martinis this is the place for you.

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vipGreenwich
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely neighborhood restaurant. Great service. Super expensive wine per glass. Blackened fish too burned.

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vipGeeshaPatreesha
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sublime experience at The Clam! Superb and friendly waitstaff service. Delicious and beautifully presented. We had a magical time!

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Kathleen3206
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The welcome was very warm and friendly and everything I tried was delicious. The outdoor patio seating is very appealing.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, although the portions are small. But everything is flavorful. Very attentive staff

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PavurS
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Overall, I would rate the restaurant closer to 3.5 than 4 stars. The very positive aspects of the restaurant are the number of reasonably priced small plates offered (including some vegetable items) and the many seafood items which can be eaten individually or shared. There is a wide variety of good seafood dishes. Restaurant has a lot of good outside seating and is kid-friendly. All the above positive aspects have made the restaurant more popular and more crowded compared to the pre-pandemic status. However, the extra-crowd seems to have stretched the kitchen and the service staff. The result is that the dishes (eg, seafood chowder, skate) have lost some of their pre-pandemic edge and taste and the service has gone down. These are easily correctable problems with appropriate addition of experienced staff

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vipIloveNYC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our food was very good, the wait staff super friendly and attentive. The wine selection was heavy on the pricey side, some more affordable good options would serve the overall guest experience well.

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Beau
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely outdoor experience. Nice, corner location off the beaten path of a busier Greenwich Village.

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vipDavidB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Far too noisy. Ridiculous.

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villagegal
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Uniquely delicious and desirable food in a lovely setting with superb service!

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GabrielaB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had a good experience but was disappointed with the happy hour. They apparently “get destroyed” within the first hour of happy hour so weren’t offering any happy hour food deals. This was the reason my boyfriend and I went here, so it was a bit disappointing.

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vipCaitlinF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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paquita
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

In the three times, that I'd been here, I only ordered the lobster slider.
My most recent visit, I ordered spaghetti with clams. I finished my dish painfully; the sauce (tomato) was too sour for my palate.
That special hour of our visit was a bit annoying. Before my guests came, the open kitchen was extremely wild. The maitre'd explained it was because of the soccer game. When the second guests came , she requested to lower the music.
The bill was okay but altho the wine bottle has the right amount of $90, I ordered a Saumur not a Chateau Yvonne Cab Franc.

I expected A class act but it happens. I will think twice to recommend and make sure, the diner is not as "fuzzy" as me.

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vippeggyg
Washington DC
73 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Agree with some other reviewers…there were hits and there were misses. The restaurant is a lovely space and, although small, there is room to negotiate between tables. A few tables around us were clearly regulars, which is always a good sign and definitely indicates that generally this is a really good place. Service was very good although slowed a bit when restaurant became completely full. Highs as far as food were the appetizers and dessert. The entrees were more disappointing, especially the spaghetti and clams, unfortunately. Very gritty, chewy clams. All and all it was a nice evening, but not quite worth the money. (Even considering it’s nyc, so of course everything is pricier, which we understand.)

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was good, appetizers, desserts & cappuccinos were delicious but main course was just a so so

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

would not recc. will not return. terribly overpriced barely mediocre food. staff all seemed miserable to be there. something is up w this place from the inside for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every meal I have here is better than the next. Absolutely one of my favorite restaurants in NYC; it never disappoints.

I always love the spaghetti and clams but this time I went for the halibut and it was delicious.

Service couldn’t be better. Bravo.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently amazing

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vipmaineville
Cincinnati
42 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent scallops, very good branzino, great grilled asparagus; overly seasoned beans. The ice cream sandwich was hard but tasty; the lemon tort was great.

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Martin
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great, portions were a little small for the value, but really nice spot in the Village!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent friendly service and great food. Love the location and the vibe.

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vipSandyD
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fantastic. I had the clams and spaghetti and my wife had the skate. My dish was seasoned really well and had a little heat to it which I really appreciate. We also started with the lobster arancina along with some fresh oysters. Nice selection of wines by the glass and promoted cocktails.

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HowardF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delivered what was promised. The staff didn't rush us. The food was delicious and as expected.

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vipEllenG
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

All was well. Food was amazing and our server, Pierre, was fun! The only drawback is the restrooms...filthy. I realize that the public is using them and so some responsibility has to lie with others, but there should be regular checks by a member of staff to keep them at least reasonably clean.

Other than that, we love this place and will continue to come back

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vipcmt16
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent seafood with creative flavor combinations and accompaniments.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Its quit a bad feeling to be an after thought, thats how our server made us feel

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Brady
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I've had in awhile! Absolutely delicious cocktails, wine, apps, entrees and dessert. Blown away!

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vipNYDiner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Great food, but service was rather slow. Would go back but not rush back

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MeganM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful food and service. The spaghetti and clam was amazing!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Clam using the Order Online button. The Clam also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 242-7420.

The Clam is rated 4.7 stars by 1220 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.