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The Clerkenwell - CLOSED

Map & Directions 49 Clinton St.
New York, NY 10002
  • British, Diner, English, Gastro Pub, Small Plates, Tapas
  • Sun 5am-9pm, Tue-Thu 6am-10pm, Fri 6am-12am, Sat 5am-12am
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Private Party, Catering, Order Online, Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Business Dining
  • Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Accepted
  • No Parking


Village Voice's Description

This Lower East Side gastropub keeps it really casual with a list of tried-and-true British and American comfort food classics. The name is actually a reference to the Clerkenwell section of London, home to the world's supposedly first-ever gastropub. Here upscale American fare like a burger made with beef sourced from meat master Pat LaFreida are served alongside British pub grub like fish and chips made with sustainable cod from Maine and Toad in the Hole (pan-fried sausages baked in Yorkshire pudding with mashed potatoes and gravy). You'll find a variety of hard-to-find British beers on tap, plus a few beers from other European countries and a couple of American craft brews. Despite its pubby origins, The Clerkenwell has a relatively airy and bright décor, with white walls, flower-filled vases and antique mirrors housed in a room with pressed-tin ceilings and reclaimed wooden furniture. During brunch, come in for the giant Full English Breakfast, consisting of sausage, bacon, two fried eggs, baked beans, tomatoes and mushrooms.—Keith Wagstaff

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  • Thrillist on 11/15/11

    Go with the Asian-inflected pork shoulder joint laced w/ soy, garlic, rice vinegar & sesame. There's also a chalkboard denoting which beer pairs best with your chosen meat. Follow it wisely.

  • doug j. on 04/29/11

    I am generally not a fan of deviled eggs, by the ones made here made me a fan.

  • doug j. on 07/08/11

    The 1/2 sour pickles are amazing. Order them, and the burger. Cut the pickles into relish sized chunks. Add to burger. Live life to it's fullest.

  • Cady G. on 07/14/11

    Get the cucumber martini or the whiskey smash and make friends with Stephen. One of the best neighborhood bars in the city.

  • doug j. on 06/14/11

    The burger is amazing!

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