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Café on Clinton

268 Clinton St., Brooklyn, NY 11201 40.687798 -73.995761
nr. Verandah Pl.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
work718-625-5908 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: American Nouveau, American Traditional, Bistro
  • Price Range: $$

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Nearby Subway Stops

F, G at Bergen St.



Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Prix-Fixe
  • Romantic
  • Take-Out


  • Full Bar


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This venue is closed.

Tucked away on a residential street in Cobble Hill, Café on Clinton evokes a warm, welcoming feel with exposed brick, soft lighting, and neighborhood old-timers seated at the bar. The bar may be full, but tables are not—prices are relatively high for the area and the level of cooking. On the whole, the food is a mixed bag: An appetizer of barbecued octopus is nicely complemented by sliced pickles and a sweet mole-type sauce, but a heavy pour of truffle oil adds little to a fresh corn salad. The entrée side of the menu is small, but offers some variety, including a pork chop in a lemon broth with grilled radicchio and white beans, and whole grilled fish. The latter option is perfectly cooked, but served with a chunky marinara sauce that does nothing to accentuate the flavor. A weeknight home-style prix fixe offers more value with three courses for $18; other daily specials include $1 oysters on Thursdays.

Recommended Dishes

Barbecued octopus, $9; pork chop, $21; whole roasted fish, $20