This place has great food... It was fresh, they provided large portions, with prices equivalent to what you would pay at a good seafood restaurant. The atmosphere is diner-like inside with no fancy sea themes, netting from the ceilings, or sailing ship murals. Outside is right on a small inlet (couldn't describe it better that that due to darkness...) Sitting under the outside tent was the place to be with a hopping bar scene and many waiting for their seats. We we very happy with our meals but the wait was a killer...
We planned a day at Coney Island to visit the Aquarium and bring the kids someplace they heard about many times but had never been. We planned on dinner at Clemente's and ended up getting there around 8:30 after a GPS nightmare. Google Navigator saved me from throwing the Garmin out the window... It is a difficult place to get to and seems easier when traveling east on the Belt.
The place looks like nothing special and you enter directly into the main dining room. No host stand or anything that remotely looks like a place to give your name. But the ATM you greet reminds you that this is a cash only place! A waitress brought us to the outside patio and we finally found our man who scribbled our name in a pad and ran off clearing tables, sitting people, answering phones and hearing it from other soon to be diners who also frustrated waiting for tables.
Long story short, the wait was ridiculous. An hour for a family of 5. The problem was that it was told to us that indoor seating would be 15 minutes. Just be warned that you'll need to factor in your wait for this place. But maybe it's worth the wait if their seafood is always as good as what we had!