4 Clinton St, New York, NY | Directions 1000240.721097 -73.983937
Mon-Fri 8am-4pm, 6pm-11pm
Sat 10am-4pm, 6pm-11pm
Neighborhoods: Lower East Side, Downtown
Every few months I get an unhealthy craving for pancakes and after coming here, I refuse to have them anywhere else. Yes, they have other food... and it's all fantastic, but their pancakes are out of this world. They are almost cartoonishly glorious!
Let's get the obvious out of the way first: the wait for the brunch at this wildly popular Lower East Side bakery is insane. The place is the Magnolia of pancakes. But go some other time, when it's not crazy, and you'll be rewarded by some of the most spectacular flapjacks, waffles, and muffins you're likely to encounter north of the mason dixon line.
This is the best place for situation in the Reduced Eastern Part. The eating place only rests about 40 clients and yes, the range is lengthy especially at Saturdays and Sundays, but it is well value it. The hot cakes liquefy in the oral cavity area and the glucose hard cash is to die for.
We gone there in Weekend and there were 20 individuals previous to us. 60 individuals were holding out when they started out. They only took about 30 individuals at once. We had a gruyère red onion broth, egg benedict and bananas maple hot cakes. Everything was amazing as regular, but the red onion broth is $9 and a little bit costly. When we remaining at 10:15 am, 50 individuals were holding out and had to delay 2 time at most! Go there as beginning as achievable.
Very Good Breakfast! – I wouldn't say its the best but its pretty good..
It gets very packed and you have to wait a very long time to get seated. Unless you like people eating on top of you DONT GO!
The breakfast is pretty good.
breakfast here is awesome – the pancakes here are out of this world. not crazy about the cookies, but the breakfast is delicious!
Awesome coffee and homemade biscuits!! – I have been to this restaurant about four times, and love it each time more. The wait time is unbelieveably long, so I stick to going on weekday mornings - on the weekends the wait time can be upwards of an hour. The restaurant is super small so it is a litlle cramped, but the food is so worth it. The coffee is really good and the biscuits are so fresh, they just fall apart. I usually have a breakfast sandwich. I definitely recommend it.
give the owners a break! great food means trouble! – I have been reading all your reviews and can sympathize with all you say. Great food means wait time. All the hype means high expectations. Doesn't mean they cannot fullfill them but in a small place it does require several people working their butts off with no time off. You cannot duplicate the owners - they work hard but cannot always be there. We expect everyone to do the same job and cook as well but....
at a point everything suffers. Hopefully the owners will downsize (maybe dinner) and focus their attention on what needs the most. Obviously breakfast, brunch & lunch. And why on weekends are they not open until 10? Did I read this wrong because I own a bagel restaurant and am open at 6 am. HOT breakfast early. In that, I feel they are setting themselves up for trouble. Open earlier and there will not be those 2 hour wait times. Sounds like they are doing great but maybe need to re-evalute how they are doing it. Don't live in the moment but plan for the future! Love what they are doing and hope they can look ahead!
Weekday Dinner – Sure, Brunch is alll Hype at Clinton St. But my buddies and I like it for dinner after work- Beer and Burger Special is a great choice. Reviewer said bad looking hosts, but we sit at the bar because of some especially cute and friendly bartenders.
Improve service, please!!! – We've been customers from the neighborhood for more than 7 years and I have to say we now think twice before walking down to Clinton Street Baking Company. For example, today we went to Le Gamin on 5th Street which was really good.
The hostess on Sundays is rude and has a really short fuse with customers. Yes the place is mobbed on Sundays but that's no reason not to use words like 'please' or 'thanks'. Smiling occasionally is nice too (two or three sundays ago she didn't smile once the entire time we were there). Sometimes people have come a long way to enjoy the food and this hostess treats people badly. While we waited we were able to watch her become really nasty with some woman (not from New York and admittedly annoying) who was just asking how much longer she would have to wait.
The host on Friday night isn't much better--having loud personal telephone conversations in the waiting area at the front of the restaurant is tacky and when people are waiting to be seated it's really bad service. We felt like we'd entered a 'wise-guy joint' with this host. No one is looking for 5 star service but these people are rude!!!
What's worse is that neither of these two is particularly good looking so the attitude comes off really really badly. I hope the hosting staff isn't an indicator of where things are going at this place--it used to be a neighborhood place where you wanted to go...now it's like anywhere else downtown with decent food (actually the food is always amazing--hats off to the kitchen!!!) and nasty (though not good looking) hosts. 3 stars is generous..it's probably more like 2.5 because no matter how good the food the attitude of the hosts ruins the dining experience.
Undercooked chicken – Hi My boyfriend ordered the stuffed whole chicken, and the stuffing was clearly bad... let's just say we weren't well for about 5 days. Another friend who is trained as a chef ordered chicken on a different occasion, and when she bit into it it was bloody. BEWARE!!!
I was sad to find out this because until that day, it was a very pleasant place to go. I think I will have to avoid it from now on :(....
OVERRATED....is an understatement! – Ok, the "good reviews" are obviously from people who have never been to IHOP. My friend and I had the Blueberry Pancakes, the Banana Pancakes, Buttermilk biscuits, bacon and egg. I'm not sayin' the food was horrible, but definitely not worth a 2-hr wait and a $60 bill!.....I believe 85% of the patrons waiting in the cold for two hours, are there for no other reason than obtainng the braggings rights of sayin you've been to "the one and only CHSB" (i know thats what i waited in line) But, was highly disappointed. If you have a craving for pancakes and eggs go to IHOP, same food, alot cheaper and a lot less hype.
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