Skip to content, or skip to search.

Skip to content, or skip to search.

Home > Restaurants > Drunken Clam

Drunken Clam

6 St. Marks Place, New York, NY 10003 40.729242 -73.989445
nr. 3rd Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-533-5363 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Korean, Seafood
  • Price Range: $$

    Key to Prices and ratings

    Upscale
    • Almost Perfect
    • Exceptional
    • Generally Excellent
    • Very Good
    • Good
    Cheap Eats
    • Best in Category
    • Excellent
    • Delicious
    • Very Good
    • Noteworthy
    • Very Expensive
    • Expensive
    • Moderate
    • Cheap
  • Reader Rating: Write a Review

Share this listing

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at Astor Pl.

Prices

$8-$20

Payment Methods

Cash Only, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Alcohol

  • Sake and Soju
  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Profile

This venue is closed.

Buried in a St. Marks basement near grunge shops, tattoo parlors, and izakayas is the self-proclaimed “underground bunker” Drunken Clam. After descending a dark and fairly dingy stairway, you’ll find yourself in a small, albeit clean, room with open, multicolored light fixtures dangling from the ceiling and Top 40 music playing. The vibe—which attempts to evoke a “cool kid” feeling—falls short, and the food does, too. Whether Drunken Clam wants to be an Asian go-to or faux-American sports bar is still evidently undecided. The short menu offers a variety of bites: Fried jumbo shrimp, kimchee, and seafood pancakes, and American mozzarella sticks appear alongside two versions of steamed clams. The straight-up steamed clams appear gummy and lukewarm, made only slightly better by the tangy and spicy hot butter dipping sauce; the crispy kimchee pancake is tasty, but so grease-laden that it belongs more in a hole-in-the-wall Chinese takeout spot than an East Village hangout. Thankfully, the drinks menu offers an assorted list of beers to choose from—you’ll need one to wash all that oil down.

Advertising
Advertising