The Clam

4.7
907 reviews
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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

Oysters with champagne mignonette $1 each

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: May 3, 2019

Ends: May 4, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 4:00PM-6:00PM

What Insiders Are Saying

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

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
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WB
New York Area
139 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really delicious oysters on the half shell with lovely presentation was the perfect way to kick off my dinner at The Clam. I then had a beautiful lettuce and asaparagus salad with green goddess dressing. It was a tad over dressed for my taste but really a very fine dish. I finished with the totally decandent lobster and fried clam sliders and a side of Old Bay fries. I will be back soon!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my mom for Mother’s Day brunch and the place was amazing! Love the food and the service!

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TD
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Located on a lovely corner, The Clam offered us an amazing brunch with great service to go with it. The Clam is normally know for its exquisite lobster rolls and ocean offerings accompanied by an delightful and original wine list. Now they offer even more with their brunch. Will definitely return again and again.

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NY
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this place! Nice menu ... excellent service. Had the steamers which were awesome ... the side of green. means was pretty terrific too!

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w
New York Area
129 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Wish you still had the lobster salad. Lobster roll with clam still great. When the place is full, noise level a bit beyond what we can tolerate given desire for conversation. Love it still, esp for lunch

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l
New York Area
161 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This is always a good time experience. I wanted to try the brunch. Everything, including the eggs was prepared with care

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B
New York Area
803 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

One of our favorite restaurants but this time the food was disappointing: the octopus was hard and tasteless though its accompanying potatoes/chorizo/olive purée/pea shoots were good; the clams with The spaghetti were unchewable and had to spit out; the skate was well cooked but the green gazpacho/avocado mousse with it were awful. It’s hard to give up a favorite but we are—at least for a while.

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AF
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

very very noisy
good but not exceptional food
quick service

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LB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited this restaurant for my husband's birthday and everything (cocktails, food, service and ambiance) were nothing short of phenomenal. We'll be back :-)

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D
London
5 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in the city

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

I would recommend but it’s a noisy restaurant and difficult to communicate with your friends. Also steamers were as small as cockles! The waitstaff should have mentioned that steamers are very small and we can’t serve it to you!

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant. But don't go there. It's already too crowded! And it belongs to locals...

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MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

EXCELLENT atmosphere and food. Would definitely go back.

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V
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Soft shell crab special was outstanding!!!

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DL
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Clam was a wonderful dining experience. The ambience is terrific and has a local neighborhood feel. The team that works there gives off a really good vibe and are wonderfully friendly. The food was really delicious - we started with the clam dip served with huge homemade chips. The steamers were really good. The skate was fantastic. Dessert was apple crumble and ice cream sandwich - both incredibly tasty. I'd highly recommend you try the Clam!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my wife’s birthday and we loved it. Food and service was very good. Drinks were excellent but pricey. Seafood was very good and presentation was excellent.

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SL
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Clam is one of my favorite NYC restaurants and where I take my out-of-town friends. They are always impressed with the terrific food, friendly and efficient staff, great chef and neighborhood feeling. This time we ordered and loved the Clam dip (homemade chips) specialty clam pizza, spaghetti & clams and chicken under brick. We lived the deserts of apple cake and chocolate gelato and my favorite gingerbread ice cream sandwich.

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JM
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Clam is a wonderful spot in the West Village. It was so nice to be in a relatively quiet, civilized environment with excellent food.

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BP
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about the Clam was above and beyond. If I could give 10 stars I certainly my would. Attentive staff. Great food. Great ambience and an overall wonderful time! Oysters were amazing! Clam dip was amazing!! Drinks were top notch. Signature beverages were exquisite!! Especially the cucumber and gin concoction!! Can’t wait to go again!!

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MM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great seafood and drinks! Would highly recommend the lobster sliders and clam dip!

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f
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time we come to NYC, we make a point to come to the Clam. It is one of our favorite all time restaurants! The vibe, the service and the food make it a gem.

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B
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I love the restaurant but it's pricey! Excellent service, the best rolls ever (for a price) and a great menu.

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V
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First rate, combining neighborhood charm with upscale service and food. Wonderful staff and excellent food

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B
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The homemade clam dip and chips are outstanding. My chicken was a bit dry and the breading was bland.

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PM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Married for 28 years, we still enjoy Friday Night dates - and the Clam is the place to go!

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CG
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely my favorite restaurant in NYC! Staff is always amazing and food quality consistently excellent! Freshest oysters, Parker House rolls to die for! I come here every time I am in NYC about 8 times a year. Don’t miss out in this hidden gem!!

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CK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The drinks are okay. At least the ones we ordered. The food depending on what you ordered was either mediocre or absolutely delicious. The Lobster Clam sliders were so good we asked for a second order. The fries are also amazing. Very loud and crowded but overall very good. Would go back for the sliders.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved it!!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great birthday dinner for my wife

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GL
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great spot!

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ML
Miami
82 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place. We live nearby and consider it one of the best in The Village

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m
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was fabulous. The seafood was fresh. The staff very attentive.

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c
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Quality experience. Everything was good and. The restaurant has a nice vibe. Nothing was sooooo memorable that I’d plan to go back.

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T
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was great. We were not rushed and service was very good. Will definitely go back.

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PL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Very nice welcome by the staff at an early hour, choice of tables, but I found the menu too limited (no special main courses) and the appetizer portions extremely small. My lobster sliders would have been good if they hadn't been ice-cold. I didn't send them back because the warm-up process would most likely have been a microwave zap which would not have helped the texture. The restaurant was a request by the birthday boy, I do not see any reason for returning.

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k
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a lovely celebration for my husband’s birthday! Service was warm and friendly, knowledgeable and food was delicious. We’re we’re a family of 5 and enjoyed the round table near the window!

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FT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to The Clam with five friends, and we loved it. Exceptional food and great drinks in a cozy but lively atmosphere. It was a great time and we all agreed to go back again!

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Although they couldn’t accommodate us with a window table as requested they were very attentive. We did not feel rushed. The food was exquisite!

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TD
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely loved this restaurant. A lovely environment, cozy and lively, the staff was wonderful, but the highlight was the food, absolutely incredible. This is definitely on the highly recommended list and we plan to visit again when in town. The food was nothing short of spectacular.

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CL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sadly, one of us had the clams with noodles and must have gotten a bad clam. Later that night was very pukey for him.... The rest of us were fine. Everything else was fabulous. Too bad, we loved the place.

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