The Clam

4.7
1202 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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1202 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.5
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4.2
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, although the portions are small. But everything is flavorful. Very attentive 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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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
17 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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vipmaineville
Cincinnati
32 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
4 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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vipChloeT
New York Area
1 review
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!

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AngelaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always. The outdoor pavilion is outstanding and perfect for summer -- lots of light and fans at the ready!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely, delicious

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I celebrate our anniversary at the Clam every year because of the delicious food, cozy ambiance, and fantastic staff, and this year was just as wonderful as we have always remembered it!

You can’t go wrong with anything you order, but be sure to grab their rolls to go along with the chowder as a perfect starter combo.

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Andthensome
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place nails it every time. Get the spaghetti and clams.

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JSK28
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific staff, delicous food, charming ambience. Everything you want for a night out.

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vipAngeL
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

My dining experience at The Clam since pre Covid couldn’t be more disappointing. We sat indoors, the loud music can be distracting at times. We ordered fries+ 3 appetizers and the portions (except for Bibb salad) are smaller than they’ve ever been. BTW oysters are now $4/pc. Really?! For entree, we ordered seared scallops, baked halibut and a seared salmon fillet. All had 2 things in common: under-seasoned and 30% smaller than pre-covid portions. The delicious brick pressed roasted chicken is off the menu. We ordered all 4 desserts, spent over $340+tips on dinner for 4 in the end felt rushed and was ultimately told our time was up. Wtf?

The Clam is not what is was. They’ve managed to at least double their seating capacity by building out their front and side street structures. Fully booked on a Saturday night and they are charging 5% covid fee? Really?

I’ve been there over dozen times in the past 5yrs, taken friends and clients there.. this was by far the most disappointing meal I’ve had there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Soooo good! Great food and wine. Wonderful team!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service & fabulous food!

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vipGaryB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food, strong service, a little pricey (a sense that wasn't helped by charging for a refill on club soda).

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AmyW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The food was disappointing and the service was scattered.

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JenniferC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious- and wonderful service. Everything from the crab dip and spring rolls, fish entrées, beautiful dessert, and gorgeous martinis.

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vipMadelineC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing deals for happy hour! Service was stellar even though we came during a change-up time—seamless.

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vipRWhite
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Great service, really good outdoor dining ambience (with the exception of the 90s/early 00s pop music, which felt out of place & time). Food is just so-so.

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vipfinediner
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is always one of my favorite restaurants, a top choice of mine. Things were slightly off this time, they were out of my favorite item, the whole fish, which our server neglected to mention until after he came back to take our order, they didn’t offer a second round of drinks, had to find the server...nothing bad, just not as enjoyable as always. The salmon w leeks was very good, the beet salad delicious. My friend seemed to enjoy her sliders (after noting the portion seemed small). The fries were excellent. I will be back, I assume lots of Covid challenges. Also, there’s a Covid surcharge which probably should be noted. But again, not a big issue. It’s still one of my favorites!

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AngelaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good as always. So glad the Clam is n our neighborhood. Any neighborhood would be lucky t have a place like the Clam nearby. Always top notch food and service, and their set up outside is great.

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DaniB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The Clam was a great spot for my friends birthday dinner! I wish they had had a little more seafood on the menu though.

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vipGrantM
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Seafood items were tasty. Desserts were comprised of individual components that were nice, but didn't jive together functionally. Coffee was terrible. Cocktails and wine sectional were great.

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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 1202 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.