Clinton St. Baking Company

Restaurants, American Lower East Side
5 out of 5 stars
(4user reviews)
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Whether you’re craving a seasonally flavored muffin or a cold treat from Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory, this stroller-friendly bakery-café has what you need. Fill up on soup, salad or a sandwich for lunch; a burger, fried chicken or catch of the day for dinner; and eggs Benedict during the popular (i.e., crowded) weekend brunch.


Venue name: Clinton St. Baking Company
Address: 4 Clinton St
New York
Cross street: between E Houston and Stanton Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 8am–4pm, 6–11pm; Sat 9am–4pm, 6–11pm; Sun 9am–6pm
Transport: Subway: F to Delancey St; J, Z, M to Delancey–Essex Sts
Price: Average main course: $16. Cash only at breakfast, brunch and lunch
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Average User Rating

4.8 / 5

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Clinton St. is worth the hype. You will inevitably wait (every New Yorker does), but you will definitely not leave dissatisfied. Try the blueberry pancakes, the BEC on a biscuit, or the fried chicken sandwich and let your blissful food coma ensue.

On my first solo trip to New York, way too many years ago, I made a point of doing the line-up thing for Clinton St. I was a little skeptical (how good can something be), but it surpassed expectations. Everyone raves about the pancakes, and they're good, but my life motto applies here: give biscuits a chance. 

You used to have to wait FOREVER to get seated (for good reason), but they've expanded, so you can get all that pancakey, mimosa goodness right away. Go before work on a weekday for a particularly chill experience.