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“Get the biscuts to go instead”

Clinton St. Baking Company & Restaurant
Ranked #286 of 14,592 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $22
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Takeout
Neighborhood: Lower East Side
Reviewed November 22, 2012

An american from New Orleans... living in London for many years... I was excited to have some american breakfast food the first day in NYC. We were staying in the East Village... A friend recommended having brunch at Clinton St. Bakery, mentioning there would be a long queue most likely (of over an hour). On the Saturday we arrived for 9:15am and the wait was already 1 hour. We attempted to put our name down to be phoned by the receptionist, as we had a UK number it was a no... we would need to call back within the hour to see where we were in the queue. So we skipped it... and decided to wake up even earlier for the Sunday to beat the crowds. Arrived the next day at 8:25 am and were the second group queuing. Right on the dot at 9am we sat at the bar... and ordered the biscuits (AMAZING) and had the southern omlette (V Good) and the lump crab/shrimp benedict (OK). The waiter forgot to bring one of the orders so I waited and watched my husband eat for 20 mins. Nicely, the waiter deducted the drinks from the bill due to the wait. We were out of there by 10am. Would only go back for take away. Too busy and tight space in the place.

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Thank Sugarsnap
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Reviewed November 20, 2012

Spent night for my 7th anniversary and the hotel recommended this spot for breakfast. we waited 45 minutes, but its those small places that you wait for, but your glad you waited. You can tell its a known place, people visiting from everywhere were coming to wait on line.
I don't eat eggs, but had sauteed veggies and cheese, basically an omelet without the eggs (the waitress was very accommodating) with hasbrowns, cheese grits, and a biscuit with delicious FRESH raspberry sauce (delicious to add). My husband got the chefs omelet, and he said it was soo fresh. I wish i could've gotten the pancakes and the french toast, but i guess i'll just have to revisit. The pancakes and french toast looked soooo fresh and fluffy and everything else that's good. Service was great and staff was very friendly. so nothing, but good things to say. Unfortunate that its small, but those are usually the best places. Also had our 11 month old son, and you have to leave your stroller at the front ( not like you wouldn't be able to see it, but like i said, very small and quaint, but not an issue bringing your kid or kids
Keep in mind to bring cash, we didn't know that nor saw a sign, but there's 2 ATM machines across the street.

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Thank Allison N Dave W
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

We were eager to visit again on this holiday. We where not disappointed as food was good as the first

Thank bawden2
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

average food + worst service I've ever had entire life. especially their reception is clueless. Long waiting is OK, but to be seated in order on the waiting list, you have to pray(or being a family or a friends of hostess must be easier). Pls be sure there are lots of good pancake house or brunch restaurant near from you in NYC. In a point of service, this restaurant must have been over-rated.

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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Tried Clinton twice already - and both times - i waited over an hour to get a seat. Didn't want to wait a 2nd time, but my wife wanted our kids to try it. Food was excellent - but to wait more than an hour for pancakes with banana?? Try getting there earlier than 9am to avoid the long line.

Thank Salvatore S
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