The Clam

4.7
1117 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
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 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.

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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1117 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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vipLucyA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small family gathering- excellent service, food, and ambiance. Highly recommend this restaurant!!! Cannot compliment the food and service enough. Fantastic experience

The Clam
Responded a day ago

Hi Lucy, We are so happy you had a great time and thanks very much for your kind words! We can't wait to have you back in. All the best, Laura, GM

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The alcohol prices seemed inflated, and we dine out often at top restaurants. Also, they charge the COVID-19 optional charge and never told us. Not worth it when there are so many other options in the neighborhood.

The Clam
Responded 5 days ago

We wanted to reach out regarding your concerns with our COVID charge. As permitted by NYC law, we are encouraged to add up to a 10% surcharge to cover myriad costs associated with operating responsibly at this time: we chose 5% instead. COVID has wreaked havoc on restaurants and their ability to continue to employ many who rely on us for survival. We've noted this charge on all menus: it is a surcharge and not distributed in any form as gratuity. We would happily remove the charge if requested.

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vipTK719
New York Area
174 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I finally decided to try The Clam, and had a most wonderful experience. I sat in front in the covered and heated area - which has a nice view of Hudson Street. I started with one of the Parker House rolls plus the roasted Brussels sprouts. Delicious. I then had the halibut served over winter squash and eggplant. Just amazing. I finished with the warm apple tart, which was the perfect way to end the meal. The service was excellent, too. A fantastic dining choice in the West Village.

The Clam
Responded a day ago

Hi TK, We are so pleased you made it in and that you had a lovely time! The rolls are really delicious, it's true. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Warmly, Laura, GM

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vipOttozap
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food, American bistro seafood oriented menu, some of the best chowder you're likely to find in New York, and attentive, friendly staff make The Clam a winner. Plus, good Covid distance dining with heaters and good space.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience4

They were pretty much rushing us out cause they said they had reservations but 20 minutes after of the time limit that they told us and the reservations still didn’t arrive and still didn’t look as full as they describe. Out of that the food was super delicious the view to the st Luke Place is awesome and the waiters/waitresses are really nice people

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vipbmaguide
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Clam chowder was great and they let us split one order. Bronzino was terrific. Apple tart for dessert was just OK. Very comfortable dining outside. Will happily return.

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Nicky
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service! Covid measures are decent. Foods are excellent!

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lhaggs
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious!!

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AlphonsoW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have eaten at the Clam before and loved it! This time we brought a friend who had never been. The food was delicious, the staff were very helpful in choosing an alternative when our initial wine choice was unavailable.

The also turned on a heater that kept us nice and toasty and made our experience another 5 star meal. We live in the neighborhood and are fortunate to have access to great restaurants like the Clam!

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vipNYCAG84
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

we love this restaurant. Fantastic corner location, good food, great wine selection. We cant wait to return again soon.

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vipsteakfoodie
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience1

Good servers with good food. Good for for everyday dining, but nothing amazing. Added a COVID charge that I have never seen at any other restaurants, but they ended up deleting the charge. I don’t mind the charge, but let your customers know in advance to avoid a surprise.
But our table and the manager was horrible. First sat us next to sewer where it smelled and she move the table to next to fire hydrogen. Meanwhile I saw 2 open table for 2. I assume she was saving the table for her regulars. I thought you want a new customers and want them back, but most likely I would not return to this restaurant.

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NicC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Happy Hour

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SJSNYC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious. Lovely spot on Hudson St. I had Thanksgiving here last year and was happy to return...

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot. Highly recommend

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vipArielK
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s my favorite place in NYC! The staff is so nice!

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vipGregoryK
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really nice brunch on a little belt autumn day.

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AnthonyB
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Last minute resv,outdoor seating which took away a little on the ambience..The Food and service were topnotch...Would definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Neighborhood place. Love!!

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dinner
Sydney / NSW
10 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The lobster and clam sliders were as good as the reviews say they are. We knew going to a seafood restaurant it would be on the pricey side, but the bottles of wine are also expensive, so overall it was a very expensive meal. We ordered a bunch of dishes for 3 people to all share. Most of the food was brought out at the same time, so the hot dishes got cold quickly since we were dining outdoors.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I was excited about trying this place because I have always been an unconditional fan of Market Table, for many years now.
I went to The Clam for dinner and really liked the way they have set up their outdoor space. It’s very cosy and comfortable. We ordered drink which were delicious. We shared the mussels in Thai sauce and they were very tasty. My friend ordered the spaghetti with clams and the portion was a bit small for his taste but he said it was flavorful and it also was beautifully presented. I had the crab cake with sides from the specials and it was nice. The fries were well fried and crispy and everything was hot and good. BUT, everything was very salty and I thought that was a pity. The Thai sauce was extremely salty, the crab cake had lots of salt on top of it, the fries were over salted, the remoulade and even the spaghetti.
We were hungry, we ate it all. No problem. When the waiter cleared the table and asked how everything was, I did point it out though, and got a: uh huh, would you like some dessert? I didn’t expect anything special, an “oh, that’s unfortunate, sorry to hear” would have already been enough. But since the service wasn’t overall very friendly, this did bother me a bit.
The situation is difficult, we are all tense, but let’s all try to make things as pleasant as possible for everybody.

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vipJess
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for friends to enjoy seafood & good vibes

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vipPatti
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating...

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vipetoth
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Nice location, helpful staff, and food was very good. We really enjoyed our meal!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

they’ve done such a great job with outdoor dining

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vipRobertK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great value for money

has the vibe of the "old" Greenwich village

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Pomona
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had such a great time at The Clam. I was celebrating my birthday with a couple of friends. Our server, Evan, was PHENOMENAL. Even with the complications of COVID-19, he was attentive & personable. He was definitely a great part of my birthday celebration & I appreciate it. I can’t wait for my next visit at The Clam. The sliders are AMAZING.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Solid spot for some casual seafood on a neighborhood corner.

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Oliviamcmc
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Really good. Service was a bit slow but can’t fault anyone for that in covid days

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ToddM
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had the best Wellfleet Oysters at The Clam on this visit. Terrific!

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vipDrPham9551
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

So we have a reservation at 6:45 pm for 3 people on Sunday sept 6 2020. We sat down for 5 minutes and our server took our drink orders. He came back later and told us they are out of Clams. The restaurant we went to is called The Clam! So it is like going to the streak house and they ran out of steaks. No matter . I ordered the Clam dip . Surprise surprise they didn’t run out of the clam dip and there is a very good reason which I will go into it later! I also ordered rolls for 1.59 $ each and they were delicious. I also ordered grilled corns and seafood chowder.
Well the corn was sweet but it also sour. I was expected it to be on the cob but it was cut up . The spicy cucumber in yogurt sauce was also sour and even my mock tail was soured.
The seafood chowder
Was not really a chowder but more
Runny and soup like.
Now let me get back to the clam dip. I think there was pieces or chunks of clam in what appear to be yogurt or some thick white creamy dip which was sour surprise surprise !
So I think the apt name for this restaurant should be called The Sour instead of the Clam!
The End

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vipDianaC
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was above and beyond. Consistently good dish wise.

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Miya
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently fantastic food, excellent service, great ambience.

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vipHughA
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite NYC restaurants. Never, ever disappoints. It was great to see the outdoor setting buzzing. Great service, wonderful meal.

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vipPhilip002
London
38 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pandemic New York City. We were seated outside (of course), at a shaded table for our late lunch. The food tasted fresh, fun and imaginative. The service was exceptionally hospitable, making us feel appreciated in these difficult times. Well done!

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jynewjersey
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We went there for our son's 19th birthday. Recommended by OpenTable after we couldn't get a table at the Mermaid Inn. The food was just exquisite. We were lucky to picked a bottle of proseco that matched our seafood well. The place was pricey. We did not look at the price at all when we ordered but we knew it's a expensive place. But we had tasty and well prepared seafood including raw oysters, clams and shrimp cocktail. Will go back for sure.

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vipFoodzmything
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I try to make it to the clam as much as possible, (about once a month). LOVE IT!!!!! Staff and food are amazing!!!!!!!

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vipCulinary97
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great quick service.....halibut was moist, tasty and amazing.

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FrancescoP
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food in cool outside dining.

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viplynn
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and best clams ever😄

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Nicnac
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious branzino and pesto sauce. I’d come back

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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 1117 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.