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Business Details

11

years

in Business

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When husband and wife team, Neil Kleinberg and DeDe Lahman, opened Clinton St. Baking Co in April 2001, their mission was to make the best baked goods in the city, using the freshest ingredients, hand-mixed in small batches. They bought dark French-roast coffee, ground it in house, and hired a college student to serve it with warm muffins, biscuits and scones. Soon the locals stumbled in, and mornings on Clinton Street came alive. Rumors of Neil's simple, delicious omelets, sandwiches and soups moved people to cluster, then crowd, and now form lines up the block. We're an unassuming storefront, with just 32 seats, and yet people travel from Tribeca and Toronto, and Tokyo to eat here. New York Magazine voted Neil's blueberry pancakes best in the city ( twice! ). Naturally, we agree, but the locals still come in for no-fuss-just-plain good food: a juicy burger and Brooklyn Lager, fried oysters with a spicy bloody Mary, or a decadent hot fudge sundae made with artisanal vanilla ice cream from the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory. The lore about our brunch lines we cannot deny... but try us at dinner, when the lights are dim, the crowds calm, and the food is anything but ordinary, says the New York Observer. Okay, and Yes: You can still get a stack of pancakes after dark. Co-owner of Clinton Street and Community Restaurant, Neil Kleinberg raised himself in a crazy kitchen in Flatbush, Brooklyn, among 4 kids, 2 parents, 16 neighborhood cousins, and 6 aunts and uncles. At 10 years old, he became a one-boy culinary wonder who'd do anything to avoid his mother's famous dish: chicken in a pot ( the only dish in her repertoire ). His lunches, made assembly-line style for his relatives, were simple but classic: Tuna fish sandwiches on rye toast with crisp lettuce and beefsteak tomatoes, fresh corned beef w/mustard and sauerkraut, turkey and Swiss w/ Russian and slaw.
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Neighborhoods:
Downtown Manhattan, Lower East Side
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Clinton St. Baking Company

Clinton St. Baking Co.

Clinton St. Baking Co. & Restaurant

Clinton St Baking Co & Rest

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Bakeries, American Restaurants, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Take Out Restaurants, Restaurants

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06/20/2012
Editorial review from Citysearch

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... view more

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05/25/2011
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.

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02/22/2010
breakfast here is awesome

the pancakes here are out of this world. not crazy about the cookies, but the breakfast is delicious!

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10/11/2009
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 def... view more

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04/19/2009
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....\r a... view more

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03/20/2009
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.

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02/21/2009
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.\r \r WHY:\r 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... view more

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02/01/2009
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!!! \r \r 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 :(....

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01/24/2009
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... view more

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01/23/2009
Highly Overated...Go to IHOP instead

Finally got to Clinton St. after months of being too tired to wait on the line that I had been made aware of by all of the other reviews. Anyway, so as expected my friend and I waited for an hour and a half before we were seated (We went on Saturday morning by the way). Anyway, ordered the buttermilk biscuit sandwich with eggs,bacon and hash browns as well as the banana walnut pancakes..my friend had the same,but th... view more

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