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“A Treasure of Whitestone” 5 of 5 stars
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The Clinton Restaurant
917 Clintonville Street, Whitestone, NY 11357
(718) 746-4800
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Ranked #4 of 53 Restaurants in Whitestone
Cuisines: Italian, Continental
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Whitestone, New York
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“A Treasure of Whitestone”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Tucked away in a neat hidden corner in Whitestone, this restaurant offers casual dining for a cheap price. Some appertizers are served family style (in a large bowl). Every dish here is delightful.

Visited October 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Great Neck, New York, United States
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Well served red sauce Italian”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Neighborhood Bar & restaurant that tries hard to please. Tables are small & crowded together however, you go there for the food, not the ambiance and the food is terrific.

You really don't need to peruse the menu, just order today's special & you're in for a treat. It's all that consistently good. Oh yes, don't forget to order their CHILLED (yes I said chilled) red house wine for a treat that play well with all menu items.

So inexpensive that you can save $$ by eating here rather than at home.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Best overall in Northeast Queens”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

My wife and family have been going to the Clinton for over 30 years. The food and service is always consistenty outstanding. Everyone raves about the pizza, pasta and red sauce dishes, but most of the non-red sauce entres are the best around. Some of our favorites are the Ray Special (shrimp franchese), veal florentina, and the gnocchi with veal sauce. Actually, ask for any of the pasta or ravioli dishes with veal sauce and you won't be disappointed. All of the soups are home made and outrageous although my favorites are the clam chowder and the green pea. The NY cut steaks can't be beat. We found out a while back that the steaks are dry aged just like many of the big NY franchises (most famously Peter Luger). You wont find a better steak in Queens. In short, come early or wait in line for your table, either way you won't be disappointed.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Best homestyle Italian restaurant in the area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

Have eaten there since mid 90's. Great food and pizza. Friendly owners have been there forever. Small place so it can get a little noisy when it fills. Excellent service regardless so dont let a little noise stop you. 5 stars for the food.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“FANTASTIC FOOD!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

I eat here over and over agian! The Chicken Parm is to die for! I try to force myself to order differnt entres (which somt\etimes I do), but the Chicken Parm is to die for. The chicken is fried up just right and smother in their house sauce (which is fantastic as well on the stuffed shells), and topped with melted mozzerella! Always hot and crispy. NEVER soggy. Cant say enough about the food. A real treat!! Not to miss!!

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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