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Posted by huh on 12/01/2005
Clinton Baking is okay. Better for brunch than dinner. I got the crabcakes last time and they were cold! Waitress brought them back to the kitchen to rehaet but wasn't apologetic. Entrees are fine, kind of boring and even though they aren't pricey, I've never felt I was getting an extraordinary value.
Posted by TheGoodEgg on 08/22/2005
The sous chef, who creates the Dinner Specials menu and manages the kitchen every night but Tuesday is really a magician. Most often the specials are centered around fresh fish and whatever's at the farmers' markets. He brings everything he learned as sous chef for two years at Aquagrill and at Nougatine under Jean-Georges and brings it to bear here. Seared scallops or grilled shrimps appetisers followed by incredible cod, halibut, or sashimi grade tuna over delectable vegetables-heaven! Dinner has gotten very special at Clinton St. with his arrival. And, the prices are those of a regular neighborhood restaurant while the quality would cost twice as much as one of those high-profile, tragically hip places, e.g. entrees are $18-22 here when anyplace else they'd be $28-36. The special cocktails made from fresh ingredients are a great way to start the meal. Atmosphere is casual and some patrons can be insenstive to others, but even though the waitstaff is dressed in jeans, the service is very smooth and professional. Love it, love it, love it.
Posted by FG on 08/08/2005
The portions are VERY LARGE, but the food is so good. I thought my wife's pancakes were great, but sorry honey...the maple/butter works & the bisquit was perfect, the onion rings & hashbrowns delicious...I wish they would do a short stack & I can eat....We will happily return. I want to try the waffles!
Posted by Matt on 08/06/2005
Yes, it was hot in the restaurant, but the food was outstanding nonetheless. I started my meal with a mint julep which definately cooled me off. My waitress was great, totally friendly and accomodating, but couldn't do anything about the heat. However, if it weren't so hot, I wouldn't have ordered that sundae, which ended up being the best I ever had.
Posted by mememe on 08/04/2005
I had heard mixed reviews of the place, but i decided to give it a try. The burger was very unimpressive, but the pancakes were good (especially the maple butter!) and the biscuits were everything they were cracked up to be. The service was friendly and the atmosphere was nice, but the place was roasting hot. No good on a summer night!
Posted by Anonymous on 06/15/2005
Yes, all the writers are dead on with the pancake review, but what they don't tell you is that on a weekend, if you come after 10am (which is went they start serving food) you will wait more than 1 hour for a tiny table. Once seated, you will look about 1 foot in any direction and realize that you are not only having brunch with your party but with what seems like half the diners in the restaurant. There is really nothing less enjoyable than trying to eat your breakfast while being, at least tangentially, included in the awkward brunch conversation of the morning-after, one-night-stand couple to your right. Although, it's much better than trying not to watching them eat, while waiting 40 min for your own food to arrive.
Posted by Mike V. on 04/24/2005
And, the best pancakes I have EVER had. The blueberry if you're wondering. We were in the city a couple weekends back and stopped in for a late breakfast. There were 4 of us, and we all loved every bite. My wife's biscuits with eggs and potaoes was awesome and our pancakes were simply perfect. Highly recommended! Take the Bleecker st. 4/5/6, walk over to Houston and walk there and back, you'll need the exercise.