The Clam

4.8
1140 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 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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
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eebl0018
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All was great. I didn’t enjoy the “Covid recovery fee”, though

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food + service. They have outdoor dining down!

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vipScottS
Naples
15 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great local restaurant. The food was fresh & the service was excellent!!!

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vipNYCAG84
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner experience as always , impeccable service, and very much enjoyed the clam and lobster slider platter. The desserts were a perfect end to our dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Wanted to eat inside

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vipMBat
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day celebrated at The Clam. So special! Everything was excellent. And we were warm enough! Thanks to all the folks at The Clam.

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Mika
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

The food was spectacular as expected but was disappointed as how cold it was INSIDE the restaurant.

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MichaelNY
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are outstanding. I can’t say enough how much we enjoyed this place and will definitely be going back again. Everything we ordered from our drinks, to the appetizers, and to the main dishes were phenomenal.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really appreciated the covid precautions and how warm the outdoor dining was! We have a great tome

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vipSydney
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was amazing, very friendly and quick! We wanted to place an order after our meal and he was able to accommodate us (despite current restrictions with COVID).

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

The wine list is above and beyond this restaurant. They need to add some more moderately priced wines. The food is good, but not that good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent as always— shame about outdoor dining in freezing temperatures. However despite the obvious problems they are still one of the best restaurants in NYC. Congratulations.

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vipSeanoNYC
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was my first time brunching at The Clam. I would absolutly go back. The outdoor set up in great. Service is fantastic. And the choice of menu options - especially the Happy Hour bites - are amazing: peel and eat shrimp, fritters, chips... We were delighted even before our meals arrived. I look forward to the next visit...

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BarbaraP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In these days of outdoor dining, the Clam provides the best atmosphere for a chilly winter night with plenty of heaters and convivial lighting. We had the sliders, chowder and Parker House rolls. But, I had the bouillabaise which was the best I have ever had. It really felt like dining in a upscale restaurant even though we were sitting outside on the sidewalk.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was good but quantity was so so. The outdoor dining space - plants/heaters were great. It was a true outdoor experience.

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CharlotteO
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great new covered outdoor patio/deck with individual space heaters (I'd still wear a coat, though). Food was delicious. Will be back.

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vipService1111
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Staff, food and drink were terrific!

Great locale for outdoor seating during COVID. They have space heaters.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Service was great. Would definitely recommend and come again.

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TMGirl
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fish was excellent. Clam Chowder was incredible. Perfect for cold weather. It was just too cold. More heaters outside, please.

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vipRalphH
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty food and extra friendly service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice outside setup with heaters. Great drinks and food was excellent.

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vipKenS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well set up for warm outdoor dining. Felt very comfortable from a COVID POV. Our second time dining here. If we lived in the neighborhood, this would be our regular neighborhood restaurant.

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GJHNYC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Clam always exceeds my expectations. Great food wine and ambience. They excel in market fresh seafood, and the staff is amazing.

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vipLucyA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
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 on November 28, 2020

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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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
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 on November 24, 2020

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
223 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 on November 28, 2020

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
84 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
30 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
38 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.

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 4.8 stars by 1140 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.