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The Clinton Restaurant

917 Clintonville St, Whitestone, NY 11357-1231
+1 718-746-4800
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good23%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“chicken” (9 reviews)
“pizza” (18 reviews)
“salad” (5 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, International
$$ - $$$
917 Clintonville St, Whitestone, NY 11357-1231
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Although we moved years ago we still stop in from time to time and are always glad we did. The food is basic Italian food and I swear the recipes haven't changed in the 40 years we're eating here! They sell pizza as well. Nothing...More

Thank wocaplel
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

This is a great go-to place for Italian food. Old style, generous portions, great pizza, warm bread and good service. Very reasonable prices. There is also a bar where you can sit and enjoy a quick bite and a drink. Been in business for years...More

Thank Frances S
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 24 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 5 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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