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THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED NAMES The Clerkenwell

49 Clinton St. (Rivington St.) Send to Phone
212-614-3234
A whole lotta Britain at this Lower East Side gastropub.

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Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
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THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED NAMES The Clerkenwell, New York, NY

THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED NAMES The Clerkenwell Restaurant Review

: For years, the West Village’s The Spotted Pig was the only gastropub in New York City, which is surprising considering the insatiable thirst (and hunger) New York foodies had for it. But not to be outdone, the Lower East Side also has a gastropub it can call its own. Enter The Clerkenwell (pronounced “Clarkenwell"), named for the London neighborhood where gastropubs were introduced to the world. But unlike its West Village counterpart, this spot is all British, all the time. The small-ish room is flanked by cozy black banquettes and walls thoughtfully bedecked with antique maps of the London tube system and other British-themed art. All of which encourages ordering a pint of beer (of which the selection on tap is rather ho-hum) and a hearty Guinness and ale pie. The crispy-but-complex pea and leek tart, and the juicy and tender slow-roasted pork belly are also menu standouts.
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