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The Clinton Restaurant

Italian, International
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917 Clintonville Street, Whitestone, NY 11357
(718) 746-4800
Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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The Clinton has been around for years and the reason for that is the exceptional food they serve! The bread, soup, pizza, pastas, chicken, everything here is delicious! The servers are always kind and the food always comes out quick. They even have a cute outdoor seating area that I love in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Lovelife111
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The Clinton has been around for years and the reason for that is the exceptional food they serve! The bread, soup, pizza, pastas, chicken, everything here is delicious! The servers are always kind and the food always comes out quick. They even have a cute outdoor seating area that I love in the warmer months.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I have been dining at the Clinton on and off for 40 years. My most recent visit was on 7/24/15. The Clinton is a great "red sauce" Italian restaurant. Chicken parm is a signature dish. They also make a great sauteed vegetable (broccoli, string beans) in garlic and oil. Their pizza is also fantastic. On this most recent trip however,... More 

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College Point, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Whenever I'm away from home on vacation and people ask me what's a good place to eat at while in NYC, I give them directions to the Clinton. Since 1939, the same family has run this corner Italian Restaurant. The food's good, the prices are reasonable, and the atmosphere is cozy. They were always known for their veal dishes, but... More 

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Whitestone, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

solid neighborhood restaurant. great pizza and great food. reasonable prices. Excellent friendly wait staff. nice out door patio in warm weather.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The food here is the best. I love it. Nice, family owned restaurant. The owners are great. The restaurant is great for any kind of outing.

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Hartsdale, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Went here this past Mother's Day and had a very enjoyable meal. We had made seating plans for 6:30, but arrived earlier than expected. There was no wait however and we had a very good time! My wife had the Chicken Scalopina Franchese and I opted for the Broiled Scallops, while our grand daughter (4) had the Baked Ziti. All... More 

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Whitestone, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Great steak and seafood and the best pizza in Queens. You can't get a better bang for the buck than the Clinton!

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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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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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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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Additional Information about The Clinton Restaurant

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

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, International
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?