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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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Land O Lakes, Florida
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45 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The best baked clams ever. I could just eat these and be satisfied. I have had various entrees and they can be a hit or miss. The wait staff is attentive and friendly.

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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Food is very good but they definitely need to work on their stuff, waitresses and stuff that seats an greet you need a lot of improvement.

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

Your recent review concerns us. We strive for excellence in both food and service. Please let us know the date and time of your visit. -The Management Team at Lenny's Clam Baar More 

Bennington, VT
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely dining with friends. Great food AND service! Thank you, Lenny's. Has valet parking, but street parking can be found.

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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 grateful for your patronage always and look forward to serving you again. -The Management Team at Lenny's Clam Bar More 

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48 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Best Baked Clams, Best Fried Shrimp, Best of everything. The only thing I could complain about it it's location, takes me too long to get there!

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JoeDeCandia, Guest 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 we were worth the trip! -The Management Team at Lenny's Clam Bar More 

Fairport, New York
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 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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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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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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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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85 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 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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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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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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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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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 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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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
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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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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
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
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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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