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User Reviews (15 Reviews)
- Clinton Street Baking Co & RestaurantMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFamily Travelers+ 1Feb 13, 2014
I don't even like pancakes and I LOVED this place :D
*I don't like to eat sweet that much, so bring a friend and split a sweet and savory dish with each other.
*We tried the crabcake and it was good, but kind of small. The side of colesaw was a good filler though
*OMG, pancakes are AMAZING. I went during pancake month, so perhaps this item isn't apply, but the Rasberry and chocolate pancakes *drools* I can't wait to come back and try their blueberry pancakes! :D
*!@#$%, the line for this restaurant was the longest I have ever waited! 1.5 hours for lunch on a FRIDAY!!! Shouldn't you all be at work?
*Cute and cozy place to bring a girlfriend, not a group :/
*If this location is too far for all you upper-west-siders, I believe Community Food and Juice (next to Columbia University) is owned by the same family! Their chocolate chip pancakes were heavenly so they definitely know how to make good pancakes! :)
- Clinton Street Baking Co & RestaurantMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesWellness+ 4Sep 07, 2012
I'm one of the few people in New York who has not been impressed with Clinton Street. The food isn't bad, but it should be a lot better for how long you wait. There are so many restaurants in New York that have food that tastes exactly the same without the wait. Go during the week if you can or at night instead of brunch.
- Clinton Street Baking Co & RestaurantJul 31, 2012
This review is for the pancakes and only the pancakes because they are delicious. If you have a huge sweet tooth get the chocolate chunk pancakes. For those who like things with subtly get the blueberry ones. The pancakes are not too light, but not too heavy, just perfect for a late breakfast with a coffee/cappucino.
- Clinton Street Baking Co & RestaurantJul 05, 2012
Voted twice by New York Magazine as serving the best blueberry pancakes in the city, Top 10 Brunches by The New York Observer and Best Breakfasts by the Travel and Leisure Magazine, Clinton Street Baking Co. & Restaurant is certainly no stranger to the NYC breakfast/brunch scene.
Starting out as a humble venture back in 2001 by husband-and-wife team Neil Kleinberg and DeDe Lahman, Clinton Street Baking Co. & Restaurant has certainly been put on the map by serving up comfort foods, simple but delicious baked goods and not forgetting, their signature blueberry pancakes that has gotten everyone talking about.
Be prepared to wait at least 30min and even up to an hour if you come here. Rain or shine, the queues are just as long but no one complains. It's common knowledge that if you want a bite of that fluffy pancake, patience is mandatory. We stood in the rain for 35min before we had a table and once the food arrived on our table, that waiting time seemed little in exchange.
A must order at Clinton Street Baking Co. & Restaurant is their specialty Pancakes With Warm Maple Butter and wild maine blueberry. For $13, you get three very fluffy round cakes topped with a warm and sweet blueberry sauce. It's said that the secret to these one-of-a-kind pancakes is in first separating the eggs before gently folding in the whipped egg whites into the batter. The result? Light and tasty pancakes that are delicious even on its own. But of course an accompaniment of a douse warm maple butter never did hurt anyone. The serve of melted butter mixed with heated maple syrup at the side was simply addictive and oh so sinful.
The Buttermilk Biscuit Sandwich on the menu caught my eye and while our server recommended the highly popular Eggs Benedict, I was up for trying something different and I was not disappointed! One side of the Buttermilk Biscuit was topped with scrambled eggs in melted cheddar, while the other with homemade tomato jam. And throwing in another side of hash browns to the mix for just $9? I thought it was a real good deal. While the tomato jam made parts of the biscuit a little soggy, the rest of it was incredibly light, a little crunchy and melted in my mouth quite easily. The hash browns deserve to be singled out for not being too oily, crisp and brown on the outside while the potato shreds still remained moist. Not a hash brown fan, but became one that very day.
So make a trip down to this little quaint and bustling cafe that never seems to experience a quiet moment. The only thing noticeable about the entrance is its iconic red tent like structure which may be covered by the crowds of people waiting outside. If you are walking along Clinton Street and looking for this place, just look for a long line of people, you wont go wrong.
- Clinton Street Baking Co & RestaurantMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Jul 04, 2012
It is hard not to like Clinton Street Baking Company. The food is good and the atmosphere is charming. The location on Clinton street also makes for a nice pit stop / launch point for an exploration of the Lower East Side or East Village. Unfortunately, the restaurant is in all of the guide books and lines are very long -- seemingly irrespective of the time of day or day of week (though admittedly, the line seem to have died down quite a bit by 3 p.m. on Wednesday).
I liked Clinton Street Baking Company but there are plenty of great brunch spots in NY and I just don't think it is special enough to warrant such a long wait.