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917 Clintonville Street, Whitestone, NY 11357
(718) 746-4800
Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 12:30 pm - 12:00 am

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Visitor rating
  • 16
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good Italian food

Not really a great "atmosphere" spot but it's good food. The staff are very accomodating and helpful. My favorite is their chicken francaise w/string beans. DELICIOUS!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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English first
New York
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Not really a great "atmosphere" spot but it's good food. The staff are very accomodating and helpful. My favorite is their chicken francaise w/string beans. DELICIOUS!

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new york
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Its a Family owned Restaurant with Great Service. Everything I have had is absolutely delicious. The Lasagna is just like home. From the Parmesans to there Marsalas the food is Great!

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New York, New York, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

My wife and I last came here about 4 years ago. On our last 2 visits there, I ordered chicken dishes. The chicken's texture was like rubber, indicating that the chicken was most likely frozen and then microwaved. I've seen enough restaurant TV shows to know that if the chicken is being microwaved, then I can also ask what else... More 

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Flushing
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Local restaurant somewhat off the beaten trail. Hot fresh Italian bread complimented a very large salad which can serve 3 or 4. Fabulous chicken francese with a very light sauce. Served with sautéed escarole full of garlic. Had chicken pot pie soup-yummy. Jodie was our wonderful and attentive server.

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Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Ate here yesterday for the first time and all I can say is wow. Service is good, but food was great. My family of five ordered Chicken Parm, Plain Pizza, Egg Plant Parm sandwich and 2 Chicken Scalopina Francheses. Food came to the table quickly even with the restaurant being crowded. The portions of each meal were very large and... More 

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College Point, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

OK, I'm biased: I've been eating here all my life & I love it...Reviewing this place is like reviewing my mother's cooking~~Some nights were better than others, but overall, it's excellent...This is a local joint: It's not one of those trendy ristorantis and it's not the Olive Garden~~But if you're looking for a great, unrushed meal in an old family-style,... More 

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Whitestone, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Great local place to eat, consistently good! Try the mussels posillipo. And it's easy to forget their pizza is great and is actually what got the place on the map years ago. Very experienced wait-staff.

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Karen B, Owner at The Clinton Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your great review! We appreciate it! Bob, Ray & Karen More 

New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Took the family to the Clintonville about a month ago on a Saturday night no long wait and the food smelled fabulous after we were seated we ordered mozzarella sticks , garlic bread and fresh mozzarella with tomato we all enjoyed them then for the main cause I ordered the steak that was out of this world ( hidden treasure... More 

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Karen B, Owner at The Clinton Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your great review! We really appreciate it! Bob, Ray & Karen More 

NYC
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Dirty, old, smelly, depressing, stale bread, cold, hard butter, food is barely ok, like a frozen dinner - a burger or pizza is your best bet, if you must eat there, if not, just walk out. Service is below adequate, gentleman who sometimes seats you is not too friendly, the place needs new owners, new bartenders ~not too friendly older... More 

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Whitestone, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

The food here is as old as the restaurant... maybe older - they have not updated their menu since I live in Whitestone (42 years). I don't see any reason to go their as there are other good Italian restaurants around if you don't want to go out to Long Island or into the City.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 917 Clintonville Street, Whitestone, NY 11357
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Whitestone
  • Phone Number: (718) 746-4800

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Continental
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:30 pm - 12:00 am

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