The Clam in the West Village is (you guessed it) a seafood restaurant that's a safe bet for most occassions.

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About The Clam

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.

420 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, American

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

Cross Street:
at Leroy Street (also known as St.Luke's Place)

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 242-7420

Website:
http://www.theclamnyc.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Street Parking after 7pm. Closest parking garages are:
Valiant Parking: Leroy & Greenwich
Central Parking: 7th Avenue & Morton

Public Transit:
A, C, E, B, D, F, M trains to West 4th Street; 1 to Christopher or Houston.

Executive Chef:
Chef Mike Price

Additional:
Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Wine

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

In celebration of Thanksgiving, Chef Mike Price has created a special 3 course prix-fixe dinner at $95/adult & $35/child. (There'll be a $45/pp charge if this reservation is cancelled within 48hrs of November 23, & a full charge of $95/pp if you fail to attend & fail to cancel.) Gobble Gobble!

The Clam Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (42)
Good for a Date (33)
Fit for Foodies (32)
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Cozy (25)
Special Occasion (20)
Authentic (18)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Romantic (18)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Great for Outdoor Dining (14)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Casual (12)
Local Ingredients (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Fun (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Business Meals (8)
Good for Groups (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Seasonal (6)
Healthy (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Late-night Find (2)
People Watching (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Spicy (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Food was disappointing compared to previous visits. Both of us experienced stomach issues after eating the clam chowder.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Atmosphere, comfortably communal ( meaning few tables but it was fun). Servers are super attentive. Best part is the food which is fresh with high quality fish, foul and other alternatives. I had duck appetizer, a dozen clams with my wife and 2 teenage children’s meals ranging from white pizza to scallops with Brussel sprouts. . We all loved it. Thanks

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great seafood!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 9, 2017

saw The Clam on TV show, even better in person, loved the clam pizza!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

What a great restaurant! Not only was the food incredible, the service was wonderful, and they truly made our anniversary feel special. I would recommend this place in a heartbeat!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Happy as a Clam to enjoy a delicious meal here. I love clams, and there are plenty of variations on the menu. Also other good choices. Never disappointed!

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great food and service. Amazing drinks. Evan and Clare were attentive servers.

Tags: Cozy, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (London)·Dined on October 22, 2017

For the price point, there are so many better restaurants in NYC. I would rather go to Pearl Oyster Bar, Mermaid Inn, Ed's, Lure, or even Marea. The portions are very small, and that would be OK if the food was memorable. The service is great and they have a beautiful restaurant.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Amazing, original, high quality everything! Service was excellent and price according to level.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Great night—outstanding food (everything exceeded our expectations), fabulous cocktails, exceptional service. What a wonderful find!! We’ll definitely return!!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2017

With a name like the Clam the one thing they should get right is...clams. But the baked clams were too big and very tough and chewy. I’d say inedible. The paradigmatic baked clam is at Don Pepe’s: Small, tender, not over-baked. These were the opposite. I also ordered linguine with clam sauce. It came with four big clams that were again tough and inedible. And the place isn’t cheap so I can’t recommend this place.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

The Clam continues not to disappoint. Mike Price does an incredible job in getting excellent food out of the kitchen and developing a professional staff that is friendly, pleasant and totally there to please the clientele. The clam chowder is one of the best I ever had. The lobster sliders with fried clams were a delight. Going back soon....and if you haven't been there...put it on your radar.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 9, 2017

A great rest in my neighborhood. Great food in a comfortable space. Always enjoy eating here.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

By chance we got the last reservation for early evening. Next time will be on purpose! Not sure if the service or the food was better - together they made for a wonderful experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

This is place has good food and great atmosphere. It’s very pricy so just be aware.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Simple but well executed dishes with familiar ingredients. Delightful staff. Cozy space. Definitely a go-to place for us.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Unexpected, innovative, every dish a delight. Great atmosphere, top notch service. The only wish I have is for more moderate options on the wine list.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The service is competent but not friendly. The crudo appetizer was very good, the clam chowder so so, my dining companions enjoyed their meals but service was rushed and a tad brusque. Prices are high for an average experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

OMG. What a find. This is amazing. Really good beach food in the west Village. The stuff I'd want to eat (and order) in Montauk, Newport or Nantucket. Started with Clam Dip yum. Then I had the heirloom tomato salad (the waitress offered me a spoon for the broth/dressing. THAT GOOD) my husband the grilled scallops -- they were perfect. The other reviews were right, YES, order the Parker House Rolls! My husband had the lobster roll/fried clam sliders -- more yumminess. (And plans to replicate this with ordering an order of fried clams and a lobster roll when in New England). I had the steamers. I almost ordered another roll at this point but held back because I figured dessert would be warranted. And we split the roasted carrots with shallots and dill. For Dessert, he had the Bananas Foster cocktail and I had the blueberry/nectarine crumble. It was great. As good as the Peach Blueberry pie at Perry Street recently. With Ginger icecream. Food is excellent and restaurant was fun. Great vibe. Kind, smart, fun wait staff, attractive crowd. We'll be back... tonight!?!

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fun
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

The lobster clam sliders were amazing. This is a great restaurant and we will definitely return.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The clam has great food and service. The location is in a residential neighborhood and many of the patrons are locals who come frequently. Always an enjoyable experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Beautiful restaurant with a relaxed and romantic vibe . Very cool service staff who were efficient without being irritating! My main course was the clam spaghetti and that was amazing ! Highly recommend

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Our waitress was super attentive despite having most tables outside. Took happy hour orders 2 minutes before happy hour ended and kept our cocktail pitchers on ice. Not to mention the cocktails were amazingly good. Food was prompt and delicious fit for a magazine spread. Servings were the perfect size and the whole staff was very accommodating. 10/10 would recommend and can't wait until the next time I come back!

Tags: Spicy, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, People Watching, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 18, 2017

I so love The Clam. On my second visit I was even more impressed by the great service, fantastic food and lovely atmosphere. This time was a special occasion (anniversary) and they treated us like royalty, which was extra special, considering this is a neighborhood kind of place. The clam dip and home made potato chips were delicious, the clams were super fresh, the bread was very special (be sure to order it -- fantastic). The real highlight of the meal was the main courses -- we had swordfish and halibut -- bother were divine. But the biggest plus to me was the incredible service, and special treatment from the hostess and waiter. So very happy we chose The Clam for our special occasion and I would definitely recommend it for business lunch/dinner as well.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

I walk by this place all the time, always want to go. The food is quite good - very good . I had the skate as a main, with sides of fresh vegetables (one corn, one tomatos) that were both also excellent. I'll be back again for sure...

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Staff is top notch and food is as good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Upon arriving, the host (Matthew) asked if we wanted to sit outside - as the weather was quite pleasant. After a brief discussion in our party, Matthew noted that it is much quieter outside as the inside gets quite busy/loud. He offered us a table outside, but we could switch to inside if desired. He was extremely attentive to us, and checked on us periodically.
The service was excellent. Our server was quick to offer her personal favorites when asked.
The appetizers were incredible. The Clam Pizza is a must, as is the Fried Clam/Lobster sliders. My buddy and I took the servers recommendation and got the Clams with Spaghetti. The clams were HUGE and incredibly tasty. The women ordered the Swordfish, which was excellent (so they said), if not a bit small.
We will definitely go again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

I love The Clam. I would come more often, since I work close by, but the prices are steep, so it's for special occasions only. $48 for a dozen oysters. They are delicious, but that's too much.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Cozy, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Everything on the menu looks good. And everything we had was very good. Fantastic seafood options (of course) but also some delicious looking choices for those who prefer a meat-based protein. Great service, charming ambience. This may be my new favorite spot.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Authentic, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

The Clam is one of our favorite restaurants in the City. The food is creative - for example the spaghetti (home made) and clam sauce has actual clam in shells. There's plenty of really top notch food in addition to seafood- like chicken and vegetables. The food is consistently excellent. And the desserts taste like award winners (gingerbread ice cream sandwiches, blueberry cobbler and passion fruit sorbet). I salute the chef Mike Price!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

Good food!Nice service...a surprinsigly seafood experience

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2017

I wanted to give this place more stars but they are cheap with AC. When I arrived for dinner, the place felt wry stuffy and they didn't crank up the AC till 2 hours later. The chairs need to,be updated as they are peeling. Service was lacking in every way. The food on the other hand is outstanding. Clam pizza, scallops, sea bass, tomato salad are all outstanding.

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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Had been looking forward to trying the Clam after reading so many reviews. It did not disappoint. Started with delicious hush puppies. Then a wonderful heirloom tomatoe salad. We shared the cold lobster and had a perfectly cooked halibut. Good wine selection and great service. Will return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Always a favorite; this time was no exception. A warm welcome followed by everything delicious: martinis and fried clam appetizer, sliders and clam pizza, all shared. An early reservation guarantees beautiful natural light and a less noisy dining. Highly recommended.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Always a great meal. And, the service matches. Great Job once again. THANK YOU.

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·Dined on September 2, 2017

A dependable choice for delicious seafood and a friendly vibe. Don't miss the homemade potatoe chips with clam dip.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Casual, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

My parents loved it.... and my mom doesn't eat clams.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Waiter took to long to check in after we finished. We were ready for the check
Otherwise loved it

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Best little necks I've had in years.
Mike the Owner chef is always in the Kitchen and that speaks volumes why this place is still doing well

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 24, 2017

You cannot beat the happy service and the clean fresh seasonal food. All the staff takes great care of guests and each other. The food is consistently good. It's become one of our two local favorites where we sit and eat at the bar with the lovely Carla or at a table attended by Crystal, Courtney or the rest the happy crew. Only thing we'd like is to have a bit more variety in the food.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Casual, Great for Brunch
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