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The Clinton Restaurant

917 Clintonville St, Whitestone, NY 11357-1231
+1 718-746-4800
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good21%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
9 Apr 2017
“Great Neighborhood Place”
4 Feb 2017
“family favorite for decades”
Closed Now
All hours
Italian, Pizza, International
$$ - $$$
917 Clintonville St, Whitestone, NY 11357-1231
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

We have been eating here for many years. The food is consistently very good. Never been disappointed.

Thank Sandyf2
Reviewed 4 February 2017

My dad discovered the restaurant back in the 1960's and after we moved to Florida in 1970 whenever any of my family goes back for a visit we ALWAYS make a trip to The Clinton. I was on vacation in October and the first meal...More

1  Thank Coffeekid328
Reviewed 24 December 2016

A Go to Place, when I am craving Classic Italian Food. Always, so good....I would highly recommend their Mussels, in Marinara Sauce......Another favorite of Mine is the Chicken Cutlet Parmigiana with Escarole, on the side......and Best of All Their Classic Cheese Pizza...The Best!

1  Thank rrmnyc
Reviewed 23 October 2016

I have enjoyed every meal I've had at the Clinton - and I've had quite a few. I Iove their pizzas, pastas and parmigianas! The servers are pros not would be actors or authors, the prices are great and the food is excellent. This is...More

Thank AlexNicholas
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The Clinton Restaurant has been in Whitestone since I was a little girl. Their food is delicious. It is not a fancy restaurant, very casual, but worth the wait. At certain times of the day, the line waiting for a table is almost out the...More

1  Thank Angela M
Reviewed 4 September 2016

The Clinton seems to be popular with the locals, however, I do not know what the draw is. The food is fine, but nothing special. The décor is very outdated and would need some sprucing up.

Thank creativetraveler
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

This place has the best pizza in Whitestone... The good part about is that in the sauce they have little chunks of tomatoes so that the pizza is not dry... The restaurant is very nice looking and I recommend it for the delicious food!

Thank Sofiarose1008
Reviewed 14 July 2016

I have been to this place 3 times and it's been 3 times too many. My first time was probably about 10 years ago and I actually enjoyed it. However, the 2 recent times that I have been here...disgusting. There really is no other word....More

Thank jessny89
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Food is no better than most Pizza Joints. Bar/Pub atmosphere. No reservations if you have a crowd. Pizza mediocre, salad good. Tomato sauce has had a change and is not so good as is was many years ago. I do not recommend this place.More

Thank Robert A
Karen B, Manager at The Clinton Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing The Clinton Restaurant. We do take reservations for parties of 5 or more, so I'm sorry if someone on staff gave you that misinformation. Secondly, our tomato sauce is made exactly the same way that Ray & Bob's grandfather made it over...More

Reviewed 24 April 2016

We were in Whitestone visiting my son and wanted a locals type of place to eat. We picked the Clinton because of the reviews and also we were in the mood for a good Italian meal. As soon a we walked in I could feel...More

1  Thank Edward S
Karen B, Manager at The Clinton Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your great review! We really appreciate it!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 917 Clintonville St, Whitestone, NY 11357-1231
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Queens  >  Whitestone
  • Phone Number: +1 718-746-4800
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