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Lenny's Clam Bar & Restaurant

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16103 Crossbay Blvd, Howard Beach, NY 11414-3442
+1 718-845-5100
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11:00 - 02:00
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Fairport, New York
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service was great, food was great but the Captains​ Platter was a bit overcooked. We're traveling but would definitely love to return. Clams & Linguine was perfect.

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Thank slingulator
JoeDeCandia, Public Relations Manager at Lenny's Clam Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We are glad to hear that you made a stop at Lenny's on your recent visit, and we hope to serve you again! - The Management Team at Lenny's Clam Bar More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Perfect every time I've been coming here since I was a kid and I'm 38 now only one place like it and I hope it stays open for a very very long

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Thank Patricia D
JoeDeCandia, Guest Relations Manager at Lenny's Clam Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

We have the highest regard for all of our customers who have made Lenny's a favorite throughout the years. Thank you for your loyal patronage, and we hope to serve you for many, many more years. -The Management Team at Lenny's Clam Bar More 

New York
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80 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

I went here with my boyfriend and his aunt over the weekend. There was no wait. The location was great. The food was good. The portions were really large. The environment was a little too loud for me. The waitstaff was perfect. We would go back.

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Thank Marissa C
JoeDeCandia, Guest Relations Manager at Lenny's Clam Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

We are pleased to hear that your dining experience was enjoyable. Thank you for your review - your feedback is essential for us to maintain the highest quality in food and service. We look forward to serving you again! - The Management Team at Lenny's Clam Bar More 

New York City, New York
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent service!! The owner is always attentive and meticulously watching. The staff is always paying attention to the slightest detail!!!!!!!!!!!😃😃😃😃😃 Everybody is always attentive. The receipt is not excessive and the environment is friendly for everyone.🤡🤡🤡

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Thank carlos c
JoeDeCandia, Guest Relations Manager at Lenny's Clam Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your enthusiasm in writing your 5 Star review! We are pleased to hear our efforts to provide excellence in both customer service and quality of food have been noticed. We are grateful for your patronage and look forward to your next visit. - The Management Team at Lenny's Clam Bar More 

Rockaway Point, NY
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

I remember when Lenny had a pizzeria on Nostrand Avenue in Brooklyn. He and his wife worked so hard and became successful. He was always nice to my friends and me during high school...a real gentleman. So today we went to the restaurant in Howard Beach in Queens. The service was excellent although the waitress never came back to say... More 

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Thank mtodd003
JoeDeCandia, Guest Relations Manager at Lenny's Clam Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

It is unfortunate that you did not enjoy your last visit with us--we strive to uphold the highest level of customer service always, as we have for over 40 years. With that in mind, if at any time you are not satisfied with either food or service, our management team is always on staff to rectify any situation. Thank you... More 

New York City, New York
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47 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

a very nice location, food was excellent, service was very good. good enviroment to expend time with that special one.

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Thank Mercedes191
JoeDeCandia, Guest Relations Manager at Lenny's Clam Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us. Thank you for taking the time to post your 5 star review, and we welcome you to dine with us again in the near future. - The Management Team at Lenny's Clam Bar More 

Howard Beach, New York
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Quick service, delicious food, casual atmosphere. Come hungry! You'll be back again and again. You are treated like family.

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Thank Maggie2731
JoeDeCandia, Guest Relations Manager at Lenny's Clam Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your 5 star review. We are pleased to hear that your dining experience with us was enjoyable and look forward to serving you again. -The Management Team at Lenny's Clam Bar More 

South Florida, Florida
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I have been going to Lenny's with my parents as far as I can remember growing up in Queens, New York. With relocation, and "adulting" I always make it a point to bring old and new travelers to a hometown favorite! Lenny's food is fresh, and the atmosphere is very homely. The homestyle cheesecake along with the baked clams have,... More 

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JoeDeCandia, Public Relations Manager at Lenny's Clam Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

It is great to hear feedback from customers who have been coming back for years. We are truly grateful for your continued patronage and look forward to serving you again and again in years to come! -The Management Team at Lenny's Clam Bar More 

Howard Beach, New York, USA
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Given that this is a neighborhood place, I guess I kind of take it for granted sometimes. But a recent trip for dinner reminded me of just how really good this place is. The food is outstanding and not at all expensive given the selection and quality. Service is great and people are actually friendly -- including the other patrons.... More 

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Thank SM592013
JoeDeCandia, Public Relations Manager at Lenny's Clam Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

We are glad to hear that you can count on us for a special dining experience. Thank you for your 5 Star review and continued patronage! -The Management Team at Lenny's Clam Bar More 

Miami Beach, Florida
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Amazing seafood and service - get the big seafood linguine when you're here - it easily feeds 2 people.

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Thank burketpro11
JoeDeCandia, Guest Relations Manager at Lenny's Clam Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our Seafood Fra Diavolo. It is certainly a favorite here at Lenny's. Thank you for taking the time to post your 5 star review, we look forward to serving you again! - The Management Team at Lenny's Clam Bar More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Delivery
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 03:00
Saturday
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16103 Crossbay Blvd, Howard Beach, NY 11414-3442
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Queens  >  Howard Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 718-845-5100
Description
THE STORY OF LENNY’S: Family Owned and Operated for over 40 Years

​My father, Joseph DeCandia, was born in Bari, Italy and came to America in 1956 at the age of 18. He took odd jobs as a dishwasher, a baker and a butcher. In 1958 he took a job at “Lenny’s Pizza” in Brooklyn on 86th Street where he started to learn the pizza business. A year later he went to work at “Lenny’s Pizza” on Nostrand Avenue which he later purchased in 1960.


In 1969 my father decided to expand and opened “Lenny’s Pizza” on Cross Bay Blvd and 160th Avenue. Still wanted to grow in 1973, her purchased Ernie’s Bar on a handshake, located at 161-03 Cross Bay Blvd. He took this small bar and developed it into “Lenny’s Clam Bar” which opened on January 11, 1974.


His original menu (which is posted on the entrance wall) consisted of only a few items, including his now popular medium-hot sauce.


Business started off slower than expected so my father decided to try TV commercials featuring himself and some then famous celebrities. I realized while working alongside my father that together with hard work, great food, good service and his personal attention what truly can be attributed to Lenny’s popularity and fame was him inviting people into his restaurant by saying “Ask for Joe and get a free glass of wine on the house.”


We continue to use all the finest ingredients and highest quality products with the same recipes, traditions and values that Lenny’s was built on. My father passed away in 2002. Today “Lenny’s Clam Bar” is still operated and run by myself and my family. Come and enjoy a wonderful dinner.

Buon Appetito!

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