• Critics’ Pick
  • Clinton St. Baking Co. & Restaurant

  • Cafes American Nouveau American Traditional $13-$23
  • 4 Clinton St.
    New York, NY 10002
  • Neighborhood: Lower East Side
  • Phone: 646-602-6263
Clinton St. Baking Co. & Restaurant Photo

What originally put Clinton Street Baking Company & Restaurant on the map was its impeccable brunch line-up, from its signature blueberry pancakes to its mouthwatering buttermilk biscuit sandwich with scrambled eggs, melted cheddar, and tomato jam. Founded in 2001 by husband-and-wife team Neil Kleinberg and DeDe Lahman, the restaurant expanded to lunch and dinner. Regulars were ecstatic: the blueberry pancakes became available day and night. Chef Kleinberg, who trained at The Water Club under Rick Moonen and who did a stint at catering powerhouse Bridgewaters, offers a fresh, formidable dinner roster for the restaurant's downtown, relatively youngish customers. There are fish-of-the-day tacos, a Maryland crab cake dinner , and spicy shrimp and cheese grits with fried green tomatoes. But loyalists troop back for the buttermilk fried chicken, with its crispy, craggy crust encasing incredibly moist chicken, accompanied by a honey Tabasco dip, coarse-cut homemade coleslaw, and a slab of sublime jalepeño cornbread. But don't let this small restaurant's portions defeat you. The sumptuous cherry pie, the intensely flavorful, extra-thick milkshakes, and the hot fudge sundae will rival the best you've ever had. In recent years the restaurant has racked up numerous best-in-NYC-type paeans and accolades (best muffins, best biscuits, best brunch, etc.). Happily, the praise is warranted.

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  • Hours

    Mon-Fri, 8am-4pm and 6pm-11pm Sat, 9am-4pm and 6pm-11pm Sun, 9am-6pm

  • Prices


  • Payment

    American Express MasterCard Visa

  • Special Features

    Delivery Lunch Breakfast Notable Chef Take-Out Brunch - Weekend Great Desserts Kid-Friendly Catering

  • Alcohol

    Full Bar

  • Reservations

    Not Accepted

  • Delivery Area

    Delancey St. to 7th St., Ave. C to First Ave.

  • Delivery Hours

    Mon-Fri, 11:30am-3:30pm and 6pm-10:30pm

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