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ZZ'S Clam Bar

4.6
4.6
23 Reviews
$50 and over
Seafood
ZZ’s Clam Bar opened in June 2013 and is a raw seafood and craft cocktail bar. Serving only the highest quality ingredients, ZZ’s is an intimate space and a study in raw fish and cocktails from around the world. Dishes like Chianina Beef Carpaccio, Seared Goldeneye Snapper and Kampachi Tartare are paired exceptionally with specialty seasonal drinks. ZZ’s Clam Bar received three stars from GQ Magazine and Bloomberg and was credited by The New York Times for ushering in a new age of raw eating in New York City. ZZ’s Clam Bar serves as the hub of cocktail creativity for the group. In 2014, ZZ’s was nominated as the Best New Bar in America by Tales of the Cocktail, as well as awarded a Michelin star, one of the few cocktail bars in the world to hold this distinction. ZZ’s is elegant yet welcoming and invites guests to enjoy exquisite food in an unadulterated state.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 1:00am

  • Phone number

    (212) 254-3000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Rich Torrisi and Mario Carbone

  • Neighborhood

    Greenwich Village

  • Cross street

    Houston

  • Parking details

    There is a parking garage on Thompson Street between West 3rd and Bleecker.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking

What 23 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.5Value

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  1. A

    Anna80

    Switzerland

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2016

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The most fantastic tiny place with outstanding service and ambiance quirky and cool, great food if you like raw seafood and excellent cocktails!
  2. H

    Hisabon

    London

    114 reviews

    3.0

    114 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2016

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Small bar! Food is average not special not high quality but price high. All wine bottle over 100$!
  3. T

    Tati

    Miami

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2016

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The food is amazing. The menu is small, and they were out of several options, which was a problem. Still, I would come back many times, since the choices I made were fantastic. Wine list is very limited too. But the quality of the fish and the beef carpaccio did compensate it all.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience all around! Incredible food, cocktails, service, ambiance. Felt like we were in a speakeasy. Truly recommend.
  5. MH

    MattyHundo

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    ZZ's is an exclusive restaurant from Torrisi & Sons. It's pricey but they are giving you a different experience than anywhere in the City. They have a great variety of mostly raw seafood. Don't be fooled by the name. This is far from a clam bar. You could easily have a great meal here without even eating a clam. The highlights were the tuna toast and the beef carpaccio with black truffles, lobster and sea urchin. They also have great cocktails. Our favorites were the coconut and the Curaçao. The only disappointing part of the evening was they were out of uni toast and the razor clam dish.
  6. HA

    HectorA

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and customer service. Cocktails are outstanding!!!
  7. MW

    MiaW

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2016

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    A very intimate space, but not crowded by any means. Cocktails were wonderful, I went with the Sarsaparilla and my dining partner enjoyed the Coconut (because how could we not?). Food was good, though not worth the steep price. The trout roe was by far the freshest and most delicious thing we had, however the toast itself was soggy with butter. Quite unfortunate. The seared scallops were strangely flavorless without their peculiar sauce. I do wish we'd gone for a ceviche dish. The tuna, foie gras and bone marrow carpaccio was unsurprisingly decadent and very satisfying. However, once again, the toast was drenched in butter and rendered pretty much inedible. They recommend 4-6 dishes per 2 guests, but I'd say grab a small bite beforehand and go to ZZ's for cocktails and a plate or three.
  8. BG

    BryanG

    Seattle

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific dining experience. I enjoyed avery minute of being there. Jason and the rest of the staff made it an amazing night. Going to be trying their other restaurant Carbone next week!!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So cool, but wickedly overpriced. Will think twice before we go there. Extraordinary ceviche was about $20/bite. That's a bummer.
  10. NY

    NYer

    New York Area

    214 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    214 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2016

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    This place is a very interesting experience. Very good to go once for that, but probably not headed back. It is the smallest restaurant I have ever been in. It has a special experience feel. Unfortunately, with two empty two-tops, we were told our places were at the bar against the wall. When we said we would have a drink and eat elsewhere, they begrudgingly let us have a real table. (We had a reservation.) The food is exceptional, but more like snack portions than dinner. All in all, fun, unusual experience--but not really dinner.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2016

    overall2food4service4ambience2
    The food is amazing and the drinks are ridiculous however the finance bros at the bar just ruin the ambiance and make you feel extra dumb about dropping such ridiculous $ on the food. The room is very loud that evening and that really killed the vibe.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Drinks are fantastic and food is delicious. Our service was also on point.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is outstanding! The uni toast is the best in NYC I must say:)
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Two Michelin stars. Cocktails & raw bar. Caviar wth mascarpone. Fois gras & fatty tuna. Uni toast... Tough to get a rezzy. Only 12 seats in the place. Be prepared to spend $200 per person and person - for a few hours of pure bliss. My favorite among many hits by Major food group.
  15. DC

    DCGeoff

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service, great food and drinks, good good fun!
  16. d

    dpwatkins

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    ZZ's pairs wonderful fresh ingredients in a decadent way along with creative cocktails in an intimate setting. The staff, food, and reservations team were all great.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The drinks were exceptional
  18. G

    Glory

    New York Area

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My new favorite place. LOVE it! Great cocktails. Great seafood.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is heavenly, especially the Beef Carpaccio. The joint has this elegant but decadent vibe to it, haven't experienced so anywhere else in the city. 10/10
  20. r

    refineddiner

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional service, food, drinks and experience.
  21. TA

    TikiAdam1

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience in this tucked away gem on Thompson St. Seating for 12 and fabulous, attentive service. The Cocktail menu is amoung the most innovative in the City. Each offering more lavish then the last. The food, primarily crudo, was the absolute equal to the liquid offerings. The intimate space and great vibe contribute to special evening. Go ahead and take the plunge!
  22. D

    Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2015

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    While I enjoyed many aspects of the experience, the inside joke nature of it ultimately rose to the level of off putting. I admire the wit, intelligence and creativity of this restaurant group, and was interested in ZZ's because of their reputation. The name threw me off from the reality that this was a tiny spot that was emulating ( in a very droll NYC fashion) a super high end sashimi restaurant,with its elaborate mostly raw fish preparations and nose bleed prices. Again, the food had much to recommend itself flavor wise, but the gestalt of the place was too theatrical and presumptuous about its value. I get it that value wasn't really meant to be part of the conversation but the name felt like a disingenuous ruse. I'm an experienced eater so I can't say that the place was entirely inexplicable but I see no need to go back or recommend it. Only for the very rich it seems. Given the size, perhaps that's all they want or need it to be.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2015

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Godo drinks terrible service

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ZZ'S Clam Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 23 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Houston

  • Neighborhood

    Greenwich Village

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 1:00am

  • Cuisines

    Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    There is a parking garage on Thompson Street between West 3rd and Bleecker.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Rich Torrisi and Mario Carbone

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking

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