The Clam

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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.

Specials

$1 Oysters

$1 Oysters served with champagne mignonette (available Mon-Fri from 4pm to 6pm)

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: May 20, 2019

Ends: May 21, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 4:00PM-5:45PM

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

In celebration of Valentine's Day, Chef Mike Price has created a special $95 per person 3-course prix-fixe menu, with a little something for everyone. $45 pp. charge for reservations cancelled within 48 hrs of Feb. 14th. No Show Policy: $95 pp. charge for failure to attend & cancel.

Friday, February 14, 2020

What 1039 People Are Saying
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MP
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. I will return.

M
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recently discovered this local restaurant and was pleasantly surprised so returned again. Service was excellent and the staff was very friendly. Our group ordered the chicken, monk fish and octopus and these dishes were perfectly cooked, flavorful, and delicious.

WB
New York Area
145 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I adore the Clam! Lovely food and terrific service every time. The Happy Hour specials are really super with oysters for $1.00 a piece! Can't wait to go back again!

MG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall1food2service4ambience2

I went for my birthday and they sat us in front of the host stand - the worst seat in the house. People were checking in basically over our table. The burrata was pedestrian and the fluke standard/bland. While our server was good, it was a disappointing evening.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A bit pricey but food was amazing, service was fantastic, a night you will not soon forget.

PK
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had never heard of The Clam, despite it’s having been around for a while. The food surprised with every bite. Explosively tasty. The staff was pleasant and helpful, the vibe buzzy, good drinks. Now that I know it’s there, we’ll be back for sure.

CM
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

For the price point of the food, one would expect a much better experience, dry fish, everything plated in a bowel. And then fried clams without the bellies is not really traditional fried clams.

U
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friend introduced The Clam to me recently so I brought a customer in for dinner after such a good first experience. I asked for a specific table and was accommodated. My customer devoured his Branzino and everything was great. I'll be back.

MD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a romantic, quaint seafood dinner. The service was excellent and the food was terrific. Highly recommend the shishito margaritas, steamers, and old bay fries. We ordered the “miso fluke” and whole grilled branzino and loved both.

PD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place is great!

EO
New York Area
114 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We dined at The Clam Christmas evening. The menu was the traditional Feast of the Seven Fishes (we thought we'd also have the option of ordering from the regular menu), and a couple of courses consisted of seafood that I'm not able to eat. Our waiter managed to work with the kitchen to accommodate us. After straightening out, the menu for my meal, we had a fantastic dinner. The halibut, which is not generally one of my favorite fishes, was perfectly prepared. Every other course was equally excellent. We'll return soon.

JN
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Although The Clam has been consistently one of the top three seafood restaurants in the NYC area, their Feast of the Seven Fishes prix fixe dinner is beyond special. Amid the hectic holidays, this becomes my oasis of indulgence -- creative, ultra-fresh, unique dishes served with casual professionalism. Simply superb!

h
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sensational! The Feast of the Seven Fishes has become our Christmas Eve tradition. Always excellent with superb seafood/fish in creative preparations. This year the stars were lobster with burrata and the peeky toe crab. Excellent service, not too loud so you could have a conversation without shouting and they obviously care about what they do. If only Christmas was every month.

EK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfect Christmas Eve lunch. The 7 fishes feast was fantastic.

B
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy spot just outside SoHo. We have wanted to try The Clam for awhile and finally made it. We should have come sooner. Food was fantastic and service was very attentive without being a nuisance. Will definitely be back on a return visit.

GB
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The little owl referred us to the clam. So yes, owls are very wise indeed. The foof, service and ambiance were all way above very nice.
Guido & Ingrid

JG
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Using open table we told the restaurant that it was a special occasion and they delivered exactly that. Thanks!

DD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

enjoyable dinner.
I don't know their names, but 3 people were extra nice and helpful: guy who seemed to be the host, lady with curly red hair, and another lady with dark hair and tattoos. took good care of me and my group.

JD
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun and delicious

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and delicious food! Service was also excellent!!

EM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love The Clam! The food is great and it’s a wonderful restaurant. Every time I’m in NYC The Clam is a must for dinner!

N
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Friendly service, delicious food, pleasant atmosphere, forgot it was NYC outside the door, felt like we were sitting in a local restaurant in a rustic part of France. Perfect spot for a getaway evening.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went to The Clam after randomly finding it on Open Table. What a lovely little place! The service was impeccable and the food was delicious (the clam chowder in particular). Will definitely be visiting again on our next visit to NYC.

K
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service. Lovely ambience. Go early if you have hearing aids or want a quiet conversation. After about 7 the noise level is very high.

VW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything we ordered. Especially the salad With buttermilk dressing. This was our first trip to the West Village and we can’t wait to come back!

KS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The staff is unwelcoming and let's the guests wait while they go about their business instead of the other way around. Once seated, again waiting for someone to take our order for quite some time even though most of the staff is just standing around. Food is good but not worth the un-hospitality of this restaurant.

The Clam
Responded on November 23, 2019

Dear Karin, I am so sorry to hear that you didn't have an enjoyable experience with us on your last visit. We do pride ourselves on our hospitality and it is very disappointing to hear that you didn't experience our usual warm service. We would love to have you back in to give us another chance, please do email me at laura@theclamnyc.c om the next time you'd like to join us. Kindly, Laura, GM

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AI
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the Clam was great. The food was exceptional.

The Clam
Responded on November 23, 2019

Thanks for your kind words! Happy to hear that you had a great time and we can't wait to have you back in! Laura, GM

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TC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steamers ever.

The Clam
Responded on November 23, 2019

Hi Tracy, The steamers are delicious indeed, and I am so happy you enjoyed them. Looking forward to seeing you another time soon. Laura, GM

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FF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We were very poorly seated at a tiny table right in front of the door and the reception counter. cramped for 3 but manageable if we weren't essentially in the way of the front door and everyone coming to the reception. I asked to be placed elsewhere as I was with my elderly parents and sitting in a terrible daft with people coming in and out was not conducive to a pleasant evening. I was refused despite there being tables free, as they said they were busy. We finished our drafty meal and left, and the free table was still empty - not great. Lovely food, great waiter but maitré d' was unkind and unaccommodating.

The Clam
Responded on November 23, 2019

Dear FirmbutFair, I am very sorry to hear that you and your family were cold and cramped during your dinner, although glad that you enjoyed the food and service otherwise. We would love to have you back in to give us an opportunity to refresh your memories of The Clam, please do reach out to me at laura@theclamnyc.c om the next time you'd like to join us. Kindly, Laura GM

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh and delicious!

EN
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live close by and have dined at The Clam more than half a dozen times. Friday evening November 8 we enjoyed perhaps the finest meal among the many good ones we've had there. The reasonably-priced wine our server recommended, an Italian Arneis, was wonderful. We started with oysters and shrimp. Our main courses were baked fluke in a miso mushroom sauce and grilled branzino with mustard frills and sunchokes. Both delicious, as were the brussels sprouts made with squash, sage and spicy apples. The service was warm and attentive as always. The Claim is our favorite West Village restaurant. Don't miss it.

The Clam
Responded on November 23, 2019

Dear Ed, I am thrilled to hear that you had such a lovely time, and that Arneis is absolutely delicious. Looking forward to hosting you again soon. Kindly, Laura, GM

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Great food

OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My fave place in New York

PC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were well taken care of with friendly, considerate waiter and host. The room is bright (on a corner, so big windows on two sides) and warm. Food choices were interesting and delicious. We sat for a long time for brunch and never felt pressured. It was quiet and we were able to have a conversation.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The east coast oysters were fantastic. I only wish I’d ordered more! The wait staff was impeccable. All in all a great experience!

k
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We were there on Monday and seemed a bit short handed on service. When server was available, she was very accommodating, but we had to flag down busboy and manager to get a second bottle of wine and drinks ordered. They were very helpful in letting us upgrade the smaller platter of seafood to fit the size of our group, much appreciated. We all enjoyed our octopus, the person who had beef tartare (visiting from SF) said it was not outstanding. All guests loved the chocolate pot de creme. We felt relaxed and not under any pressure to move along and eat our meal and move out. My husband who is hard of hearing could hear most of the time.

l
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

the dining experience never disappoints. The Spaghetti and Clam and sliders were outstanding and always on my list.

b
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful clam chowder. Black cod & whole fish very good. Delicious chocolate mouse.

B
Orlando
17 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and i were visiting NYC for our 9 year anniversary. It’s our 2nd tome to this establishment, the first was our 6 year anniversary. We debated about coming back, because with thousands of amazing restaurants within a few miles, we considered trying something new for our special day. THANK GOODNESS we didn’t. The Clam was amazing, even better than our first visit. We started with some tasty crafted cocktails and east coast oysters, that were perfect. We both had the Sea Bass for our entrees. The dish was hot and delightful- probably the best I’ve ever had! The service was outstanding. We will definitely always go back to The Clam. Can’t wait until next time.

L
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it there