Clinton St. Baking Co. & Restaurant

Clinton St. Baking Co. & Restaurant

Bakery, Breakfast Spot, and Café$$$$
Lower East Side, New York
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    The blueberry pancakes at Clinton St. Baking Co. & Restaurant is a can't miss
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    🔹Maria L🔹
    "Dont miss this brunch eatery!! Blueberry pancakes are my favorite!!"(141 Tips)
    Dolci K.
    "Pancake month in Feb... a new kind every day!"(11 Tips)
    Cheapeats I.
    "The perfect accompaniment to my Spanish scramble and cafe con leche."(14 Tips)
    Michael H.
    "Some of the best Chicken and Waffles north of the Mason-Dixon Line"(28 Tips)
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  • Dens
    DensJune 27, 2014
    Sweet mother of Baby Jesus, the fried chicken & waffles is everything it's cracked up to be. Don't fear the sweet honey syrup -- put it on the chicken!
  • Jovana O.
    Jovana ObradovicApril 1, 2015
    Have one savory dish & one sweet then SHARE. Never had pancakes as fluffy as these, waiters are nice, wait is 1-3hrs but they text you when you're table is ready so you don't have to wait outside 👌
  • Monika Z.heart icon on user image
    Monika ZalewskiAugust 11, 2018
    For breakfast, I suggest splitting the blueberry pancakes as an appetizer. Spanish scramble and huevos rancheros is great too. From the lunch menu, the Kale salad is my favorite. AND GET THE BELLINI!!
  • Fabian M.heart icon on user image
    Fabian MartinJanuary 6, 2022
    Very delicious pancakes! Just the right amount of crunch while still being soft and fluffy. Gigantic portions! Maybe a bit on the drier side but very good overall. I recommend the banana walnut one
  • AlAnoud A A.
    AlAnoud A AlGhunaimFebruary 27, 2022
    God their pancakes are good! So good, the perfect crunch to fluffiness ratio and the toppings are fresh👌🏻 whole ambiance is great, welcoming staff and fast service. Benedicts, waffles and bakery😍
  • Paige C.heart icon on user image
    Paige CJuly 3, 2018
    Quite possibly the best pancakes I’ve ever had! The chicken and waffles was phenomenal too. Really crowded so be sure to get there early to put your name down.
  • Clara E.heart icon on user image
    Clara EloyJanuary 6, 2022
    Nice place. I recommend the banana walnut pancakes. They are good although I found them a bit dry. Portions are gigantic tho so come hungry.
  • Kasthy N.
    Kasthy NguyenSeptember 15, 2019
    The pancake was absolutely amazing, very tasty. However, you should make reservation before coming here especially weekends. We had to wait one and a half hours to get a table. Totally worth it tho.
  • Marie B.heart icon on user image
    Marie BMay 11, 2016
    The service was great and the food delicious. We had a spanish scramble (the best scrambled eggs I ever had) and the farmer's plate. A bit pricey but very tasty, and we were full for the day.
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    LindsMay 1, 2019
    Been here 5+ times
    If you live nearby, use the nowait/Yelp app to get in line ahead of time and avoid waiting outside. Obsessed with the maple butter, and I look forward to pancake month every February.
  • Alex H.heart icon on user image
    Alex HennesseyAugust 21, 2015
    Pancakes are a bit expensive but they are probably the best pancakes I've ever had. Attentive service. If you get there around 8 am on a weekday there is no line; by 9 it really fills up.
  • Anna S.heart icon on user image
    Anna ShapiroMarch 25, 2016
    I know that this place is famous for their blueberry pancakes, but unfortunately we were in the mood for something savory, so we went with Spanish Scramble, and Steak and eggs. Both were delicious
  • Brittany G.heart icon on user image
    Brittany GalskeJune 9, 2019
    Really lives up to the hype for its pancakes! Not only that their eggs are to die for, so they aren’t just know for good pancakes and decent eggs! All around amazing food!!!
  • RTWgirl A.
    RTWgirl ArnetteNovember 17, 2014
    I had to try it. And it was good. Go at a random time, put your name down, go across the street for a coffee and go for a walk around the LES. Come back before your time is up, order pancakes.
  • Colin A.heart icon on user image
    Colin AdamsMarch 24, 2016
    Th pancakes are good, but the biscuit sandwich is great. Make sure to go in the afternoon to avoid the wait, or use the Nowait app to get on the list. It's cash only!
  • Michelle W.heart icon on user image
    Michelle WilesMarch 14, 2017
    Blueberry pancakes are the perfect combination of slightly crunchy outside and pure fluffyness. Go at 9pm on a Monday and enjoy no wait
  • Tabi Y.heart icon on user image
    Tabi YooOctober 17, 2015
    The hour and a half wait was well worth it. The blueberry pancakes are unreal. As are their onion rings. And their double-smoked bacon. Yes, I got all three.
  • Elisa
    ElisaMarch 5, 2023
    Pancakes! Reso recommended but you can also show up a bit before opening hours to get seated without waiting as long, and grab a coffee at Pause Cafe across the street.
  • Jason B.heart icon on user image
    Jason BrewJanuary 3, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Most popular for breakfast, but actually very good for dinner as well. Plus, there's never the kind of wait as there is in the mornings. I really enjoyed the fried chicken.
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    WinnieAugust 10, 2015
    Download the NoWait app to check the wait time. I arrived at 9:35am (25 min before opening) on Sunday, and just missed 1st seating. Was called at 10:40am. Worth it.
  • Ossy A.
    Ossy AlawwamOctober 13, 2014
    Chocolate chip pancakes were extremely luxurious, i'd like to have seen some more chocolate but maybe I'm greedy.Omelette was fluffy & very tasty. Hash browns were crispy outside creamy inside 10/10
  • Amberheart icon on user image
    AmberOctober 27, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Best pancakes in NYC (go for the chocolate chips). Also, the latkes with sour cream/apple sauce are always a good choice. Solid menu all around.
  • AmateurConciergeheart icon on user image
    AmateurConciergeAugust 21, 2019
    Yes the pancakes are still really f’in good. Everything else is solid too....just elevated diner food. Grits, veggie sandwich, bacon, coffee all above average for a diner
  • Alexheart icon on user image
    AlexJuly 31, 2016
    the blueberry pancakes are delish. fried chicken is yummy as well. daily specials are the way to go. come later in the day to avoid a two hour wait.
  • Sunainaheart icon on user image
    SunainaJanuary 2, 2015
    I cannot tell you how lip smacking good these pancakes are - you've gotta go and taste them for yourself. You just might be transported to food heaven. Worth the wait.
  • AmateurConciergeheart icon on user image
    AmateurConciergeAugust 3, 2014
    The good news: you found the best brunch spot in Manhattan. The bad news: by the time you get there there's a 3 hour wait. Get there within an hour of 9 if you want to eat at a reasonable hour.
  • Justin H.heart icon on user image
    Justin HendrikSeptember 20, 2015
    I come here every single time I visit NYC. Don't care about the waiting list, it's really that good!! The pancakes oh my...the butter maple...to die for.
  • Victoria U.heart icon on user image
    Victoria U.April 9, 2017
    Pro tip: get an order of blueberry pancakes for the table and order a main. Don't sleep on the rest of the menu- latkes with salmon were amazing!
  • D L.
    D LoApril 30, 2019
    Get the pancakes with Maine Blueberries! Best in NYC. Forget about the scrambled eggs or anything else on the menu. Bottomless coffee isn’t too bad.
  • tt t.
    tt tuAugust 20, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't even get me started about this place, I've probably over-raved it but it is SO fucking great. The pancakes are to die for. Probably the best I've ever had in my whole life, and I've eaten plenty
  • Anderson D.heart icon on user image
    Anderson DuPontOctober 6, 2014
    Amazing is all that I can say about the food here. We waited about an hour to get a table, but it was worth every second. The brunch is superb, goes on until 6pm. Even the OJ tasted good.
  • New York P.heart icon on user image
    New York PRApril 6, 2014
    Blueberry pancakes live up to the hype. The maple butter is excellent. They text you an app to check your wait time so you can go walk around LES while you wait.
  • Rell R.heart icon on user image
    Rell ReneéMarch 3, 2015
    always a wait, but well worth the wait! Get there early and put your name on the list, then download the app and keep track of your spot in line.
  • Honghui Y.heart icon on user image
    Honghui YuAugust 14, 2014
    The wait is terrible on the weekends, but oh is it worth it. The huevos rancheros are delish. The southern hash, which was a special, are out of this world. Just try to get here as early as possible.
  • Lala V.heart icon on user image
    Lala VaraAugust 1, 2017
    Eggs Benny very good. But chicken and waffles to die for. Plain old black coffee also good. Friendly staff didn't rush us during weekday morning brekky. So excited to try their outpost in SG!
  • Jannie
    JannieFebruary 15, 2014
    If you get the chance to come in minus the lines (lines are NEVER worth it if you're in NYC - there's always something better next door) you must have the fried chicken salad, lollipops or h.rancheros
  • Luis Z.heart icon on user image
    Luis ZambranoOctober 2, 2013
    Cash only! The 5 hour wait is totally worth it, or just show up alone and sit in the bar. The blueberry pancakes are a synonym of pure happiness, and the maple butter makes it even better!!
  • Olivia F.
    Olivia FabbroJuly 20, 2015
    get chicken and waffles you won't regret it! blueberry pancakes are amaze and the sugar cured bacon is good but not as great as all the hype
  • Dani O.
    Dani O'NeilAugust 30, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    I have dreams about the smoked salmon scramble. It's so good. Pairs well with a Bloody Mary. Make sure to put your name in before you're hungry - wait can be up to 2 hours.
  • Justin M.heart icon on user image
    Justin McKissickAugust 22, 2016
    CASH ONLY! Definitely lived up to the hype, my favorite breakfast place in NYC with rotating dishes and drinks. Expect a 1-2 hr wait.
  • Stina P.
    Stina P.December 1, 2013
    Grab the two top next to the door. Order blueberry pancakes and chicken and waffles. With each passerby at the window, you'll feel like the Marie Antoinette of brunch. Let them eat pancake!
  • Jade A.heart icon on user image
    Jade AtkinsApril 2, 2019
    The pancakes are a must. So fluffy and light and delicious. I took a small amount to go and they were even delicious cold.
  • Katerina A.heart icon on user image
    Katerina AnnaDecember 11, 2014
    Great pancakes! It gets really busy on the weekend, better to visit on a weekday. Still busy, but you won't need to wait for 2 hours
  • Julia S.heart icon on user image
    Julia S.May 20, 2016
    Great service and we were very lucky – the wait was supposed to be an hour but there were seats at the bar that we could take immediately. Came for the pancakes, stayed for the sugar cured bacon.
  • Helen C.heart icon on user image
    Helen CAugust 8, 2019
    Awesome Breakfast!! The pancake is marvelous, soft, fluffy and moist. The jam is good too. Everything is good except is salty.
  • Laura N.
    Laura NoonanNovember 7, 2014
    Eggs Benedict is amazing, the pancakes are worth the hype, the blue cheese sugar bacon burger...drool. Don't expect to camp at your table, they'll get you out ASAP! Not a brunch spot to chill.
  • Christiana M.heart icon on user image
    Christiana MakariouSeptember 12, 2018
    Huge portions! Definitely try the fried chicken with waffle and the pancakes! Also the french toast is amazing!
  • Jordan M.
    Jordan MoldoDecember 30, 2013
    Pancakes and sugar bacon are to die for. Also, Rachel is the best hostess/server. Such a difficult restaurant to oversee and she is amazing!!!
  • Nicole R.
    Nicole RodenbaughJune 22, 2013
    Amazing pancakes, it's the pancake that's fab. Toppings are ok. Chocolate melts if you pour maple butter over top. Cash only. Get here early as first seating goes fast for fairly small place
  • Jacob B.heart icon on user image
    Jacob BøtterJune 7, 2013
    One of the best breakfasts I've ever had. I had the blueberry pancakes and added some sugar-cured bacon. I don't even know how to describe how good that was.
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