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The Clinton Restaurant

917 Clintonville Street, Whitestone, NY 11357
(718) 746-4800
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Ranked #6 of 52 restaurants in Whitestone
Cuisines: Italian, Continental
Most recent review
- Jul 16, 2014
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English first
New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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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12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Whitestone, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Great food, great staff, great atmosphere, great everything! All dishes are delicious. Pizza is awesome too!

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Whitestone, New York, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We have been dining at the Clinton for 33 years! The food is fantastic, the atmosphere cozy and the people are like family. We have brought our friends from all around the country here and when we visit them in their States, they ask us to bring then chicken parm from the Clinton. We love it!

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Whitestone, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

A gem of a restaurant. Excellent foor & service. A very friendly & warm atmosphere. Many have been coming for years. A real mom & pop experience!!. I always look forward coming in for a few drinks, a good meal & good conversation.

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New York, New York, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

The food here is okay not great just good. There are a few dishes they do quite well (chicken scallopine pizziola) but I wouldn't rave. One awful food - their meatballs. How do you have an Italian restaurant and gave horrible meatballs? And their pasta is almost always overdone. Nice in the spring to sit outside have a glass of... More

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21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

Penne a la vodka, eggplant parm, baked clams & salad. Been eating here forever. Worth the wait if there's a line. quality food at extremely reasonable prices. Yum

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Long Island, NY
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Met an old friend for lunch yesterday and the food, the atmosphere and the location were great. It was a first time experience and I'll definitely be back. The chicken parm was very very good, cooked just right and not smothered in sauce like some places do to disguise the meat. The cheese was melted to perfection and you can't... More

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

Thanks for your kind words about The Clinton Restaurant! We appreciate it! More

Northern New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013 via mobile

The Clinton is a pleasant blast from the past. My wife and I started with small soups that were very tasty. I had the "Ray's Special", which I would strongly recommend, but if you are looking for design on a plate this is not the place for you. The Clinton has a full bar, but not much of a wine... More

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